“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

Tuesday, July 8, 2014


Last year I posted the original “Sunhair” from my erstwhile friends the Ozric Tentacles. Now here is the System 7 edit, which sometimes I think is the best one. They nail the vastness of that opening riff by having keyboards and guitar double track it. And it's very bright here now. Ed now lives in Boulder I think. Awesome. Miss it a lot.

And as Neil on The Young Ones says, “Oh no! Steve Hillage!” But in a good way.

1 comment:

Nick Guetti said...

This stuff goes right over my head. I can't even listen to analog music that's RECORDED digitally anymore: it's too much of an effort to fool myself into believing that what I'm listening to really isn't fake sound. It leaves me with such a craving for the real thing that the lamest of my own electric guitar noodling sounds masterful by comparison.

This isn't ontotheology: it isn't your MIND that makes the distinction, but your BRAIN: your central nervous system. When you are in a quiet zone and you hear a sudden sound, your head turns. When you've heard a Taj Mahal song on a 1968 record, you literally CAN'T listen to the same song recorded in 1998, no matter how well the musicians are playing it. Try it! Digital music as an art form is one of the grossest technological cul-de-sacs the human race has ever lost itself in, on par with nuclear and internal combustion, and the motivation for its rise to glory was entirely agrilogistical; so was electric music in the first place, but at least the analog variety produces full-spectrum sound.