WATCH: Kate Bush – The Last Shadow Puppeteer?

Kate Bush

To support the release of her startling album 50 Words For Snow, Kate Bush has just released a third animated video, this time using shadow puppets. As with the previous two, it’s for a section of one of the long songs on the album, a five-minute long puppet show taken from the 11-minute song “Eider Falls at Lake Tahoe”:

On her website, Kate explained why she’d chosen this visual medium, saying, “It is all done in camera with shadow puppets, one of my favorite art forms because of its simplicity and something I have really wanted to do for a long time now.

This follows Mistraldespair, the computer animation released in November, to accompany the song “Misty”

And of course, the “Wild Man” animation that acted as a trailer for the whole album.

Now, who’d like to see a full Kate Bush cartoon feature?

Fraser McAlpine

Fraser McAlpine

Fraser has been writing and broadcasting about music and popular culture for over 15 years, first at the Top of the Pops website, and most recently for the NME, Guardian and MSN. He also wrote BBC Radio 1's Chart Blog and reviews albums for BBC Radio 2. He is Anglophenia's current resident Brit, blogging about British slang and running around the Mall taking snaps of the crowd at the Royal Wedding, as well as reigniting a childhood passion for classic Doctor Who and cramming as much music in as he can manage. Fraser invites you to join him on Twitter: @csi_popmusic
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