Wednesday, 21 July 2010

FULL BUCK MOON (25 July 2010)

The musick dedicated to this Esbat is:

BLACKSHAW JAMES

LOST PRAYERS AND MOTIONLESS DANCES


Original Issue: 2005 Digitalis (digi008) Buy it here!!!

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Margot-meter: 4,5 moons / 5

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1. Lost Prayers And Motionless Dances

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from Jazzloft:

An absolutely monumental recording, Lost Prayers and Motionless Dances re-examines many of the themes that were explored on Celeste and distills them into one brilliant 35-minute composition that is full of excitement and surprise. The piece begins with a harmonium drone and acoustic 12-string, tuned to the guitar-unfriendly C-F-C-F-C-F (I can't find any examples of this tuning being used elsewhere) and unfolds beautifully. Blackshaw moves effortlessly from Takoma-inspired picking into electroacoustic improvisation and concludes with 12-string, harmonium and ride cymbal falling into a blissed-out circular folk groove that is absolutely infectious.

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from Boomkat:

'Lost Prayers And Motionless Dances' is a single thirty-five minute composition, opening with droning harmonium passages and only revealing the guitar part - inevitably the ace up Blackshaw's sleeve - after a good eight minutes of toying with you. Thereafter, Blackshaw's fluency with Eastern modes and sitar-like figures becomes the central attraction, dressing the piece in an enormously elaborate display of fingerpicking, but eventually it all melts away into a state of drone, leaving only echoes, jangling bells and radio static. It's one of Blackshaw's more abstract moments, but soon the guitar returns for a coda at a more stately pace, supported by thudding kick drum, drawing the piece to a suitably regal close.

7 comments:

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EcoPagan said...

Amazing Record, thanks Margot.

Margot said...

Thanks!
I'm very glad you've enjoyed it

Zosimos said...

Hi Margot, and thank you for your comment.
Unluckly my review about Luc Arbogast was written only in Italian, but you were capable to understand the content anyway ^_^. Music is definetively international.

See you

Zosimos
(Italy)

Margot F. said...

Thank you for your visit!!!
I lived in Italy for a few years...so...io capisco italiano :)

I dedicated one post in the recent past to Luc's masterpiece

http://moonmusick.blogspot.com/2010/01/full-wolf-moon-30-january-2010.html

Cheers,
Margot

Mike said...

Mucho Gracias!

Rodolfo said...

beautiful music, thnak you