31 dec 2011, 01:13 av y2penni
2 sep 2007, 20:14 av -thedisavowed-http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w175/thedisavowed/onland.jpg
Every once in a while I get a hankering to ‘seriously’ listen to a record. I’ll find a recording that I find to be unique and relatively self-contained, and I’ll put it on in a dark room and cuddle up with my AKG-K240’s and prepare for the sort-of sonic lift off that I have vague memories of having achieved in the past.
My recent discovery of Brian Eno’s music has provided a great deal of fodder for these serious sessions. His albums (particularly “Apollo: Atmospheres and Soundtracks” and “Music For Airports”) have provided hours of this kind of experience- in a different place, different time, a different kind of reality (and an admittedly slower and more graceful one at that).
And while Apollo has it’s more conscious and deliberate moments, as well as its fair share of darkness, nothing really prepared me for my ‘serious’ listen of Eno’s “On Land.”
For starters, “On Land” is WORLDS darker than the previous entries in Eno’s ambient series. …