Maria Schneider has died

Maria Schneider has died at the age of 58. Maria Schneider is best known for her performance in Bernardo Bertolucci’s 1972 drama Last Tango in Paris – a role that came to both define and destroy her acting career. And we all know here because of the song The Vanishing Of Maria Schneider on Vantage Point ofcourse.



Tom about his chronic need for self-imposed deadlines

There’s a great article about Tom in De Standaard today. Tom is talking about his father and the fact his father died when he was only 17. He says he has been living with deadlines since he was young.

His father was 63 when Tom was born and Tom was always thinking when I’m then my father will be 73, etcetera. He’s also always planning things like ‘I want to make my first movie before my 30th anniversary’, etcetera. He wrote a song about this continously counting for Keep You Close: the song is called Numbers.

As you probably know already the song Right As Rain is about the death of Tom’s father. He sings  His only vice was that he died while I did a little dance. And that’s how it really happenend.

‘If Vantage Point was a vodka red bull, then Keep You Close is a mojito’

Studio Brussel had a phonecall with Tom Barman yesterday. Tom told that Greg Dulli will be singing on two songs of Keep You Close.  At the moment 6 of the 10 à 12 songs are mixed. Tom describes the album as passionate and danceable. ‘If Vantage Point was a vodka red bull, then Keep You Close is a mojito’.

The cover of the album will be a photo that perfectly fits with the title Keep You Close.

You can listen to the interview here.

New album will be titled Keep You Close

Flemish Radio 1 had an interesting phonecall with Tom on January 1st (his birthday). Tom was on a small trip to Marrakech.  Tom told that the album was not finished yet and that he still had to work on some lyrics.

He also said that the album will probably be titled Keep You Close and will be released at the end of april. Keep You Close is also one of the tracks of the album. Greg Dulli (Afghan Whigs, The Gutter Twins, The Twilight Singers) will sing on one of the tracks. Karin Dreijer Anderson (The Knife) will not be on the album because none of the tracks fitted her voice, but she will certainly be on the next Magnus-album.

You can listen to the interview here