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Trawler: A Journey Through the North Atlantic by Redmond O'Hanlon
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
For me this book started off as a gripping read as O'Hanlon describes his struggle to find his feet and his stomach in a mounting Force 12 gale. I also bought into the tensions he must of felt in justifying his presence amongst the crew who work hard long shifts in such appalling conditions.

Somewhere about halfway through the book however I realised that, unlike his other books, O'Hanlon was seriously getting on my nerves. Basically I didn't give a stuff about his increasingly sad attempts to be scientist Luke's buddy. The conversations with Luke and his bloody doctorate or his need for a good woman just went on and on. I also thought that too much of the biological musings… Read more
Dawn Chorus ~ Birdsong
Dawn Chorus ~ Birdsong
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
A beautiful recording of a rural wakening, starting with a hooting owl and the curious sound of a roe deer. Can't say I agree with those reviewers who want the louder sounds to have been excised.. if that's what nature sounds like then it's good enough for me. The sound of the cuckoo has an elegaic quality as I can't imagine I'll ever hear this vanishing bird again.
Bruder Des Schattens Sohne Des Lichts ~ Popol Vuh
9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
I fully concur with the first reviewer's opinion of this album. It's a work of great subtlety and beauty and IS a masterpiece of '70s German music. It is emphatically not an electronic record however. Florian Fricke and Popul Vuh sprang from the same 'cosmic' electronic scene as Tangerine Dream and Klaus Schulze but abandoned synthesisers after a couple of albums. Check out Tangerine Dream's dark ambient masterpiece Zeit for an appearance by Fricke on Moog. Highly recommended if you like to get lost in contemplation.