4AD announced the news of the experimental pop artist's death today.
4AD announced the news of the experimental pop artist's death on Monday morning. The label also shared a timeline of Noel Scott Engel's 60-year career, which began as a session bassist before joining The Walker Brothers trio in the 1960s. He not only wrote and produced music for himself and others, but he composed music for film, theatre and dance productions, as well as curated festivals, produced other musicians' records and more.
His last release was an LP in 2016, The Childhood Of A Leader, a score for a film of the same name. In 2014, he released a collaborative album with Sunn O))), Soused.
Fellow artists have been sharing tributes to the late musician on social media.
So very sad to hear that Scott Walker has passed away, he was a huge influence on Radiohead and myself, showing me how i could use my voice and words. Met him once at Meltdown, such a kind gentle outsider. He will be very missed. https://t.co/v33Ey91hbn— Thom Yorke (@thomyorke) March 25, 2019
This such a shock. Unbelievably sad. RIP the incredible Scott Walker 🎶🖤🎶 https://t.co/iAT7cU8vdN— Cosey Fanni Tutti (@coseyfannitutti) March 25, 2019
So very sad to hear about Scott Walker.... truly one of the greats.. so unique and a real artist. On my way to work on the first day of recording OK Computer I passed him riding his bike on Chiswick High Street.. and when I got to the studio Thom was holding a copy of Scott 4..— nigel godrich (@nigelgod) March 25, 2019
Devastated https://t.co/Uf4031sWly— Holly Herndon (@hollyherndon) March 25, 2019
YOUR INSPIRATION WILL NOT CEASE. RIP. https://t.co/whpO315VzV— Gazelle Twin (@gazelletwin) March 25, 2019
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