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Laurie Anderson and Kronos Quartet's Landfall, inspired by her experience of Hurricane Sandy, is the first collaboration between the iconic and the groundbreaking string quartet, who perform together on the recording. Landfall juxtaposes lush electronics and traditional strings by Kronos with Anderson's powerful descriptions of loss, from water-logged pianos to disappearing animal species to Dutch karaoke bars. The Washington Post calls it "riveting, gorgeous.

Premiered live in 2015, Landfall is Laurie Anderson’s electro-acoustic song cycle on Hurricane Sandy, the October 2012 storm that devastated huge parts of North America – including Anderson’s New York apartment. As she narrates her nightmare, the arrangements of David Harrington’s Kronos Quartet tell the story sonically.

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Anderson is a thoughtful sound artist, blending electronic and acoustic music with voice narration to tell her tale of loss and destruction. Poignant moments include Thunder Continues in the Aftermath, a haunting echo of the departing storm with stunning digital effects, and the vivid, spine-tingling Helicopters Hang Over Downtown.

Kronos Quartet, in common with Anderson, have a history of making art that works on myriad levels. The contemporary classical string quartet’s work is innovative, and experimental, yet it is not ‘difficult’ in the sense of posing an endurance challenge. Like Anderson’s, it is sonically pleasing and can function nicely enough as background music. But immerse yourself beneath its clean, modernist elegance and – just as with Anderson’s art – you may dive deeply without ever touching the floor. At 70 minutes long, and divided into 30 tracks, Landfall flows with the inexorable sweep of the water that took Anderson’s possessions and memories and turned them into junk. True, this is the fate of all memories and possessions, but most of us, if we are lucky, will not consciously experience it. Yet a disaster for the householder may be a boon for the artist, when they are the same person.

Producer, Arranged By – Kronos Quartet. Violin, Vocals, Keyboards, Sounds, Percussion, Effects, Composed By, Liner Notes, Producer, Music By, Text By, Arranged By, Artwork By – Laurie Anderson.


1 CNN Predicts A Monster Storm 3:19
2 Wind Whistles Through The Dark City 1:59
3 The Water Rises 2:43
4 Our Street Is A Black River 1:20
5 Galaxies 1:07
6 Darkness Falls 1:56
7 Dreams 4:01
8 Dreams Translated 0:51
9 The Dark Side 1:11
10 Built You A Mountain 2:16
11 The Electricity Goes Out And We Move To A Hotel 3:04
12 We Learn To Speak Yet Another Language 3:01
13 Dawn Of Thev World 2:22
14 The Wind Lifted The Boats And Left Them On The Highway 2:40
15 It Twisted The Street Signs 1:13
16 Then It Receded 0:52
17 The Nineteen Stars Of Heaven 2:44
18 Nothing Left But Their Names 9:38
19 All The Extinct Animals 2:50
20 Galaxies II 0:54
21 Never What You Think It Will Be 1:11
22 Thunder Continues In The Aftermath 1:55
23 We Blame Each Other For Losing The Way 0:42
24 Another Long Evening 1:57
25 Riding Bicycles Through The Muddy Streets 2:37
26 Helicopters Hang Over Downtown 2:16
27 We Head Out 1:50
28 Everything Is Floating 1:59
29 Gongs And Bells Sing 2:33
30 Old Motors And Helicopters 2:49

Companies, etc.

  • Recorded At – Studio Trilogy
  • Edited At – Architecture, Los Angeles
  • Mixed At – Architecture, Los Angeles
  • Mastered At – Gateway Mastering


  • Arranged By [Arrangements By] – Jacob Garchik, Kronos Quartet, Laurie Anderson
  • Artwork [Art By] – Laurie Anderson
  • Cello – Sunny Yang
  • Composed By, Music By – Laurie Anderson
  • Design – Barbara de Wilde
  • Engineer [Assistant Engineer (Recording)] – Noah Killeen
  • Executive-Producer – David Bither
  • Liner Notes [English] – Laurie Anderson, Steve Smith
  • Mastered By – Robert C. Ludwig*
  • Photography By – Jason Stern, Mark Allan
  • Producer [Produced By] – Kronos Quartet, Laurie Anderson, Scott Fraser
  • Recorded By, Edited By, Mixed By – Scott Fraser
  • Transcription By [Transcriptions By] – Jacob Garchik
  • Viola – Hank Dutt
  • Violin – David Harrington, John Sherba
  • Violin, Vocals, Keyboards, Sampler [Samples], Percussion, Effects [Filters] – Laurie Anderson
  • Words By [Text] – Laurie Anderson (tracks: 2 to 5, 7, 9, 10, 12, 13, 17, 18, 28)


Recorded on April 13–15, 2014, at Studio Trilogy, San Francisco, CA
Edited and mixed at Architecture, Los Angeles, CA
Mastered at Gateway Mastering Studios, Portland, ME

Gatefold card sleeve with 28 page booklet of notes & lyrics.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 0 75597 93389 5
  • Label Code: LC00286
  • Matrix / Runout: [WB logo] 56898394/0075597933895 21

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
564164-1 Laurie Anderson & Kronos Quartet Laurie Anderson & Kronos Quartet - Landfall ‎(2xLP, Album) Nonesuch 564164-1 USA & Europe 2018
564164-2 Laurie Anderson & Kronos Quartet Laurie Anderson & Kronos Quartet - Landfall ‎(CD, Album) Nonesuch 564164-2 US 2018