shadow wrote: ↑Sun May 30, 2021 11:40 pm
Soil Festivities is such a wonderful piece when it's raining outside. It just enhances the mood all the more.
Invisible Connections, it's just Beaubourg 2.0. There's probably a solid idea somewhere in there, but for a casual listen? Yeah, no...
I love Direct, it's such a fascinating album that goes all over the place. It's clearly not the typical approach he had to making music, but the results are great never the less.
The City is a wonderful piece of musical landscaping, although Nerve Centre is kind of... Weird combined with the rest?
I honestly understand why he started doing completely different things after Direct (I'd say The City fits in the sound scaping of Voices, Oceanic and El Greco), but man I wish he'd return to it or release some of the unreleased stuff from this period. Its really good stuff and I really enjoy nearly every second of it. He has admitted that there are albums that he has made and was planning on releasing, but those albums just never ended up happening for one reason or another. Opening up the vaults for this would be terrific. He has shown he's not that difficult with including (rare) tracks to new releases, so a release entirely made up of unreleased stuff could be interesting if he could find the motivation to do it. Different period, but I remember reading that Earth in specific was cut way down back in the day, I would do some genuinely terrible things to hear those tracks included.
And unrelated to those albums, where the hell is Juno to Jupiter!?
* Soil Festivities is one of the big V albums I still have on vinyl.
* Invisible Connections the big V has a low opinion on Beaubourg. He probably feels same about Invisible Connections. I passed as it's just mostly messing around with random sounds.
* One thing I appreciate about JmJ he places Musique concrète in context of structured songs as just another sound as part of a structured piece.
It's easy lazy to just have random sounds and call it "experimental" "Musique concrète"
*Good to See You from The City I still recall the lady gently laughing it's such a lovely aspect of this track.
Jan Hammer Miami Vice influences is overall on The City.
* Thing with Direct it's the big V's most Tangerine Dream sounding album : compositionally, sound choices : Direct sounds as Optical Race, Lily On the Beach, later Melrose.
Only Glorianna, Oracle of Apollo, Message from Direct sounds as V.
* Revolutions is so very different to Vangelis TDream of this era.
V, TDream remained well within traditional electronic music.
Revolutions went well beyond traditional electronic music.
Including World music (Revolution, September), Ambient Jazz (Tokyo Kid) this became a genre afterwards, Baroque rock (Industrial revolutions).
*With the hundreds of the big V's unreleased tracks, so many of them would been in V's improvisational style I would say.
(If a person has the ability to play and improvise then to sound as a synth knockoff of the big V
I would say run an interesting sequence or interesting collage of sounds 5-10minutes.
Over this select 10 instruments to improvise :
2keys, 2strings, 1brass, 2sequences, 2synth leads, 1percussion).