David Bowie's album Low, released in 1977, is an inspired high point for the singer/actor/musician/icon, yet the record still fails to generate the attention it deserves. Hugo Wilcken's Low will hopefully put an end to the long neglect....his book will captivate Bowie fans and the musically inquisitive looking for a lost gem from a name artist. Fascinating for rock historian types who are drawn in to the never-ending debate of who influenced who, and those that simply want to know the stories behind the songs. Devotees will be anxious to rediscover a forgotten favorite....an absorbing and appealing analysis, thankfully sans the type of mind-numbing prose that often accompanies this type of scrutiny. Once Bowie's long career has concluded Low will surely stand as his creative apex, and Hugo Wilcken's book will be its knowing and worthy companion. - Drastic Plastic Press --Drastic Plastic Press
About the Author
Hugo Wilcken is a Paris-based, Australian-born writer and translator. His first novel, The Execution, was published by HarperCollins in 2002. ("A remarkably accomplished debut heralding the arrival of a noteworthy talent" - Publishers Weekly) It was well reviewed, and has since been translated into Dutch and German. A second novel, Colony, will be published in 2005.