Wednesday, July 15, 2009

It's Like Being Low

I'm slowly beginning to put together a play list for the La Luz race and I'm finding myself craving some of that wall of sound effect from Old School electronic and ambient music – Tangerine Dream, Kraftwerk, Brian Eno, Fripp, Jarre, Laurie Anderson, Gary Numan, and Bowie's unparalleled Low. If you don't have Low on album or CD, do yourself a favor and go download "Crashing in the Same Car" and this song, which contains some of the greatest pop music lyrics ever written.



What are you craving aurally these days?

16 comments:

Gnomeself Be True said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qUp9pLEfwMY

Haiku Master said...

A silence so sound
construction is abated
by it's majesty.

moi said...

Gnome: I love Adele. I just hope she doesn't slip into Joan Osborne-like obscurity.

Haiku Master: You and Bowie would make quite the pair . . .

Boxer said...

After Adam Lambert sang several David Bowie songs, I've also been craving a little of the early stuff and youtube has been my juke box recently. But, our shop has a radio playing all day, so often by the time I get home, I'm looking for my other favorite kind of music,

nothing.

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EmmaK said...

Well my mum is staying with me at the mo and what I am craving aurally at the mo is SILENCE

EmmaK said...

Although to chill out I do love J J Cale

Heather Cherry said...

Orally, cookies and cream ice cream. Aurally, I dunno...

czar said...

Have you heard the CD where an acoustic group re-created Eno's Music for Airports note for note? It is most unbelievable. I heard a radio show once where they spliced a few sections together, and you couldn't tell the difference. Not sure you'd want to run to it, though. Even through airports.

These days, I crave silence. Even when I'm in the car, radio goes off.

Gnomeself Be True said...

Reminds me of a joke about aural sex that I had the good sense to forget some time ago....

kmwthay said...

I'm craving some Soundgarden and Audioslave. I love Chris Cornell's voice. I heard an Audioslave song on the radio yesterday, and I went to dig out my CD and couldn't find it.

:/

moi said...

Boxer: I was lucky enough to be front row center at Bowie's Serious Moonlight tour stop in Phoenix. He was so beautiful. Still is.

Emma: I remember last time your mum visited. Didn't you try to bury her in your garden?

Heather: Eat to the beat, girl.

Czar: No, I have to get that! One of these days, Eno is going to soundtrack my life.

Gnome: Have you been listening to Iggy Pop by any chance?

kmwthay: I always crave Chris Cornell. Oops? Did I just say that?

NYD said...

Pretty much anything I can play or practice with on the guitar.

For me music is the sauce I cover my activities with. What I listen to depends on what I'm doing.

If you are going to put Robert FRipp on the list you might want to add a little Adrienne Belew. They go very well together.

moi said...

NYD: For me music is the sauce I cover my activities with. Yes!

In my next life, I'm going to be able to play like Fripp/Belew: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gFvS1RcK7o8

pamokc said...

Moi, if you are fan of Bowie at that period in time, may I recommend this book. For two reasons.

http://www.amazon.com/Bowie-Berlin-New-Career-Town/dp/1906002088

Reason 1: It tells the story of Bowie at the time of the album; and

Reason 2: The author is my British niece's boyfriend!

I need to go order a copy for me. Can't believe I haven't done that yet, book fiend that I am.

moi said...

Pam: Very cool, thanks!