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Not an immediate hit...but bear with it,
This review is from: Thursday Afternoon (Audio CD)
This album has really grown on me over the years.
When I first listened to it, I suppose I was hoping for more sort of 'situational ambient', as in hanging around Terminal 5, or maybe 'elemental ambient' - on land - but instead this is 'temporal ambient'. And, I suppose, at the time I didn't particularly like Thursday afternoons, a sort of in-between time, after mid-week, but before the expectations of Friday.
Maybe my perceptions of Thursday afternoons have changed, but I now love this album.
Unlike the other ambient albums, this is just one lengthy track. This allows you to immerse yourself in it fully, loosing a sense of time, the expectations of 'the next track'. But, and this is the weird and wonderful thing about this album, the music always seems to be just on the edge of change, always about to break into something else. There is a huge sense of expectation all the way through that stops you simply falling asleep but is, at the same time, both relaxing and stimulating.
Thursday Afternoon is not like the (other) ambient albums. Apart from being just one track, it also somehow delivers a different ambience, a refreshing, anticipatory, open sound. And Thursday afternoons have never been quite the same since.
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Initial post: 17 Jan 2009 01:51:35 GMT
The Wolf says:
Blimey ! I don't know this one.
Guess I'm gonna have to hear it now!
Check out Lady GaGa's 'The Fame' if you haven't
heard it already. It's a hoot !
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