Monday, October 31, 2011

Lazy Calm

Lazy Calm by copazetic
Lazy Calm, a photo by copazetic on Flickr.

Mark Florence took a close up of one of Dale Chihuly's magisterial pieces in the San Antonio Museum.

He mentioned its reminding him of the music (and cover art) of the Cocteau Twins.

I agree.

I was looking for photos of Liz Fraser and my favorite band and found this.


Here's the song whose title he chose.

It's the opening song on the album Victorialand, which is one of my two favorite albums by the Cocteau Twins.

This and Moon and the Melodies are probably their most impressionistic albums.

Victorialand is an album about Antarctica (perfect that they chose a place on the planet where the human is largely absent!) and the turning of the seasons there and the life largely untouched by humanity. It's like a paean to the pre-human. Or the post-human? Songs with whale intelligence floating through them. Songs that unfold like the Aurora Australis. Songs that capture the changing colors on snow, on clouds.

This album really takes you over to altogether different brain waves.

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