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Monday, 27 February 2012

On Some Faraway Beach

This song, off Brian Eno's Here Come The Warm Jets album, is forty years old. In no way does it sound like it was made in 1972, or anything like what pop culture tells us the early 70s sounded. This could have come out tomorrow. There's more than a little bit of Gorillaz' Plastic Beach in here and probably almost every musician and producer who's done anything interesting or groundbreaking in the last four decades.

I did briefly consider doing a series of posts based on Eno's Oblique Strategies. Turn a card over each day and post what the card suggested. There's an online version here. The first card said 'Slow preparation, fast execution'. Nothing came to mind. So I ditched the idea. For the moment.

On Some Faraway Beach


davyh said...

It's a tremendous thing, for sure.

Mondo said...

If you haven't tried it - give David Sheppard's Eno bio of the same name a spin..well worth a squint.