“Was not their mistake once more bred of the life of slavery that they had been living?—a life which was always looking upon everything, except mankind, animate and inanimate—‘nature,’ as people used to call it—as one thing, and mankind as another, it was natural to people thinking in this way, that they should try to make ‘nature’ their slave, since they thought ‘nature’ was something outside them” — William Morris

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Lost in Music

Shit. I'm losing it to this new Yes album. It's rapidly become the best thing I've ever heard. Do you get that way about music? All my hairs bristle on end and I start crying.

And since Horn is all over this you just know it's going to be a musical feast. A musical feast about death and the pain and strangeness of life.

And as a Yes fan there is something pretty neat in itself about the guys rounding out the 1980 chapter, a slightly unfinished one. Repetition, with difference...

If nothing else download "The Man You Always Wanted Me to Be." Chris Squire has a melisma on the chorus that sounds a little bit like Indian music. Horn got it so right with the mix and the harmonies are fucking lush....unfortunately for those around me I now have to play this song every half an hour at least...

1 comment:

DublinSoil said...

You are a beautiful and tender man, Professor Morton! Just downloaded this...very tasty indeed.