Thursday, August 28, 2008

Relax...

Sorry, I'm lacking inspiration at present, mainly because pressures of time are preventing me posting something prolix and insulting; never mind, I suspect that a quiet weekend born of waiting for pay day will provide the required space.

In the meantime, I've not been tremendously impressed with the singles that have so far been released in anticipation of the new Cure album (called 4:13 Dream and released on October 13th. Probably): they all seemed a bit average, with Fat Bob's voice sounding particularly thin and shrill.

However, this live track recording of a song called Underneath The Stars is rather lovely, with the dreamy sound reminiscent of the Disintegration LP.


In other music news, my brother has also sent me some new tracks over the last few months, and I am going to start compiling, and doing artwork for, his new solo album, Tricks Of The Light.

Over the last eight months or so, Gronk has written and recorded about thirty tracks, of which sixteen are on the shortlist—the eventual album will probably feature eleven or twelve of those. In keeping with the mood of Underneath The Stars, here is a mellow Gronk instrumental—A Mist of Stars.

In the meantime, I have been looking at some amazing artwork sites recently—such as PSDTUTS—and realised that I have become very lazy with my art of late. For Tricks..., I want to put together one of the really complex compositions, with tens of layers, that I used to do when I first started this designing lark...

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

I love you, Mr. Mou, but you have the gayest taste in music of anyone I've ever known.

Go listen to The Ramones and become manly.

TheFatBigot said...

I'm an old fart. This modern noisy stuff is all very well for the young people but it doesn't do a lot for me.

Nonetheless, out of respect for my friend Mr Kitchen I thought I should listen to his brother's offering.

It was music as I like music.

I have no speakers attached to my computer.

Ewan Watt said...

Disintegration is a classic, especially the title track.

idle said...

It is possible to be a fan of both the Cure and the Ramones, anon.

It's true that my 16yo daughter adores the former and has no time for the latter, though...

chris said...

I was hoping that Underneath the Stars would be a cover of Kate Rusby's song:
http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=iaN8M0pDOeM
But that's just a bunch of twats with amplifiers.
But then, that's the problem with you right-wingers - you're just not conservative enough.

Anonymous said...

>It is possible to be a fan of both the Cure and the Ramones, anon.<

Crazy talk. You're obviously as mental as a Broon.

Old Holborn said...

The Cure are fucking shit.

I auditioned for them in 1982. And Depeche Mode (after Vince Clarke left). They are also shit.

Bitter? Not at all.