Durutti Column's Vini Reilly Bounces Back from Stroke with New Material

Durutti Column's Vini Reilly Bounces Back from Stroke with New Material
In recent years, former Orange Juice frontman Edwyn Collins has made a miraculous return to music after suffering a debilitating stroke in 2005. Now, another '80s indie hero is making a similar return, as Durutti Column's Vini Reilly is working on new songs following a stroke last year.

Back in September, Reilly revealed that he had been hospitalized. A post on his band's official website described it as a "minor stroke," saying that he was "slightly unsteady on his feet and [had] lost some feeling in his left hand."

However, Reilly hasn't let the stroke set him back in his plans to work on new material. He told Mojo [via Contactmusic], "I can't play fast. Having the strokes [sic] has made me introspective. I'm looking for a bit of calm now, and resolution."

Of course, the Duruitti Column's arty, ambient post-punk is already pretty mellow, so how much slower can it get?

In addition to writing new music, Reilly is halfway done a photo book that will document his lengthy career. This project was conceived after Reilly nixed plans to write a memoir, explaining, "There are people to protect."