Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Current Obsession: Discreet Music by Brian Eno

Discreet Music is an ambient, four track gem from 1975 by Brian Eno. Opening with a nearly 30 minute, extremely quiet, synth piled upon synth opener, the album lays claim as being one of the earliest examples of ambient music mastery. But it is the following, classical pieces which explore the basic structure of ultra-famous Canon In D that drive this album into the stratosphere. Tracks 2-4 are some of the most soaring, moving, instrumental works you are likely to ever hear.

While it may not be the most accessable music, Discreet Music certainly is emotive, and will drive you to aural locations you most likely will never explore again.

Moving stuff - give it a try for something totally different from the everyday, run of the mill.

RIP Suze Rotolo, Freewheelin' Cover Star (1943-2011)

Cover star of the classic album Freewheelin' Bob Dylan - Suze Rotolo - has died today. For generations of music fans, her beautiful smile and Beat charms seemed to encapsulate the work of the young Bob Dylan, trudging down snow covered Manhattan streets. She embodied the romantic notions of young men everywhere, young men like me, crossing snow lined backstreets in Saginaw, MI.

Rest in peace to youth, rest in peace to generations before, and after. Rest in peace Suze Rotolo, rest in peace.