RECOIL Inheritance

A brand new film has been made to accompany Recoil’s cover of Talk Talk’s ‘Inheritance’ featuring Linton Kwesi Johnson and Paul Marshall.

It was shot in Moscow and directed by Recoil collaborator Dmitry Semenov who was responsible for so many memorable images from ‘A Strange Hour in Budapest’.

‘Inheritance’ is one of two tracks – the other being a cover of ‘Dum Dum Girl’ – which Recoil has contributed to ‘Spirit Of Talk Talk’, a double tribute album celebrating the visionary band who released a series of highly regarded albums including ‘The Colour Of Spring’ and ‘Spirit Of Eden’. The collection, which Wilder acted as musical and production supervisor for, also features White Lies, Zero 7, Turin Brakes and Joan As Police Woman plus several of the musicians who played on the original recordings such as David Rhodes and Ian Curnow. All proceeds from the release will be going to The Rare Bird Club charity.

Alan Wilder told The Electricity Club back in June: “This came about when Toby Benjamin, our project leader suggested getting Linton Kwesi Johnson involved in the project. He asked me how we might incorporate Linton’s voice on the album, so I started thinking about it. It was a pretty left-field idea which I was unsure about for a long time, but I said I would try a few ideas (with no promises) to see if I could make it work.” The track also features Dean Garcia, ex-Curve who also played on Recoil’s ‘Liquid’ album back in 2000.

The ‘Spirit Of Talk Talk’ album can be pre-ordered at:

There will also be a richly illustrated, accompanying book by Chris Roberts, tracing Talk Talk’s evolution and reflecting on their unique journey from synthpop to near-silence. For more details on the book and how to register your interest, please visit:

Text by Chi Ming Lai
10th August 2012



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