Friday, 6 February 2009

FULL SNOW MOON (9 February 2009)

The musick dedicated to this Esbat is:



Original Issue: 1993 Some Fine Legacy (SFL 001)


Margot-meter: 5 moons / 5

Another mind bending masterpiece by the likes of Christoph Heemann and the members of Jack or Jive!


1 Yukigafuru (Parts 1-3) (20:51)
2 Yukigafuru (Part 4) (8:39)



Seclusion is Makoto Hattori, Chako and Christoph Heemann. From the moment I put this in my player I was stopped dead in my tracks. This music on this 30 minute EP has an overwhelming power, and I find myself returning to it time and time again.

It opens with a quiet drone, interspersed with drops of crystalline sound, as gentle as the gentlest snowfall (this first visual effect is suggested by the superb cover art). As I have come to expect from any project with Heemann in its personnel, the production work here is incredible; these sounds breathe a life of their own that is truly remarkable. Deep into the drones of the opening sequences, immersed in their depth and beauty, there comes a gentle voice strained in song, later accompanied by the quiet and deep intonations of an organ. You encounter her voice as you would a pool of clear cool water in a tranquil wilderness; as still as sadness itself, a scene for contemplation and reflection, a place of infinite beauty that pulls you to stillness.

Please excuse my liberties here: I can only speak of this music, itself so very poetical, in terms of analogy and metaphor. Needless to say, this record comes highly highly recommended.

Richard Di Santo


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Anonymous said...

ambient's the fav., and anything with heeman from my abrupt education is heavenly,. a very welcome post margot, all the very best from cold canada morphing into melting spring, anthony

EcoPagan said...

Hey Margot, how are you? Im the owner of Ritualistic Nature, in past i was in your mailing list with another mail,but now i dont use that mail anymore so this the new.

Thanks and keep with the good posts.

klf said...

Hi, Margot - I lost track of you, yet here you are! Hope all is well and thanks for the crazy interesting music.

Anonymous said...

beautiful music...

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