Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Impressive empty space

Buying course litterature is a major turn off for me with those insane prices. Don't have much choice though since the authors love to introduce 'new' editions every year where they restructure the whole book and add, remove random parts. Got my hands full with school, a webpage gig and I gotta get a new passport for my trip to the US in april, and lots of other stuff on my mind.

Jason Emsley - Function
[Platzhirsch, 2006] (buy)
Crisp, brooding minimal techno.

Phil Collins - Sussudio

"Do you like Phil Collins? I've been a big Genesis fan ever since the release of their 1980 album,
Duke. Before that, I really didn't understand any of their work. Too artsy, too intellectual. It was on Duke where, uh, Phil Collins' presence became more apparent. I think Invisible Touch was the group's undisputed masterpiece. It's an epic meditation on intangibility. At the same time, it deepens and enriches the meaning of the preceding three albums. Christy, take off your robe. Listen to the brilliant ensemble playing of Banks, Collins and Rutherford. You can practically hear every nuance of every instrument. Sabrina, remove your dress. In terms of lyrical craftsmanship, the sheer songwriting, this album hits a new peak of professionalism. Sabrina, why don't you, uh, dance a little. Take the lyrics to Land of Confusion. In this song, Phil Collins addresses the problems of abusive political authority. In Too Deep is the most moving pop song of the 1980s, about monogamy and commitment. The song is extremely uplifting. Their lyrics are as positive and affirmative as, uh, anything I've heard in rock. Christy, get down on your knees so Sabrina can see your ass. Phil Collins' solo career seems to be more commercial and therefore more satisfying, in a narrower way. Especially songs like In the Air Tonight and, uh, Against All Odds. Sabrina, don't just stare at it, eat it. But I also think Phil Collins works best within the confines of the group, than as a solo artist, and I stress the word artist. This is Sussudio, a great, great song, a personal favorite."

mc DJ's remix album of Sufjan Stevens Illinois, check Casmir!

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