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Meditative and beautiful,
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This review is from: Songs From Before (Audio CD)
Like most reviewers,I agree that this is no 'Blue Notebooks'. It does not share the same, almost intangible melancholia. Moreover, I find Robert Wyatt an uninvolving narrator, who does not share Tilda Swinton's feel for the language (in this case Japanese author Murakami). However, the same ensemble as 'Notebooks' again succeed in creating a resonant soundscape of alienation and yearning, esp. on the beautiful 'Flowers for Yulia'.
Yes, it's short. But like haiku, it is a distillation of elements, the critical deployment of only essential materials, that makes it work.