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Oct
29

Kerthy Fix on STRANGE POWERS: STEPHIN MERRITT AND THE MAGNETIC FIELDS

Ultimate Music Man: Stephen Merritt of STRANGE POWERS.

Ultimate Music Man: Stephen Merritt of STRANGE POWERS.

A songwriter who can dream up lyrics like, “When we kiss, it feels like a flying saucer landing,” can score those lyrics in any one of a thousand, infectious styles, and as a result command praises from the likes of Peter Gabriel, Neil Gaiman, and Sarah Silverman definitely deserves his own documentary. Co-directors Kerthy Fix and Gail O’Hara have obliged said artist with STRANGE POWERS: STEPHIN MERRITT AND THE MAGNETIC FIELDS, an immersive and fascinating glimpse into the ascerbic, romantic, sarcastic, and infinitely varied world of Mr. Merritt and his collaborators. I came to the film knowing Merritt solely from his insanely ambitious project 69 Love Songs — yes, 69 songs in 69 different styles — and walked away hungering for more. Don’t be surprised if you’re similarly affected.

Click on the player to hear my discussion with Kerthy Fix.

Trailer
STRANGE POWERS: STEPHIN MERRITT AND
THE MAGNETIC FIELDS

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