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Aye - The Best Of Martyn Bennett CD

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Product details

  • Audio CD (5 Mar. 2012)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: LTRCD10
  • ASIN: B0073QQ7EM
  • Other Editions: MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 6 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 37,161 in CDs & Vinyl (See Top 100 in CDs & Vinyl)
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Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. Ud The Doudock
  2. 4 Notes
  3. Liberation
  4. Sky Blue Remix
  5. Swallowtail
  6. Harry's In Heaven
  7. Crackcorn
  8. Distortion Pipe
  9. Paisley Spin
  10. Blackbird
  11. Stream

Product description

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'It s a poor, pale substitute for his still being here, but as the years pass since Martyn s untimely death, his seminal, seismic impact on our contemporary cultural landscape grows progressively more apparent. Schooled from childhood in both traditional and classical music, before diving head-first into rave culture, Martyn was the right man, in the right place and time, to make the quantum creative leap his music represents. His twin gifts of rigorous, restless intellect and profound spiritual consciousness, allied to his musical mastery and his brilliantly mischievous sense of humour enabled him to achieve a radical new synthesis of ancient and modern, local and global, rural and urban, that both embodied and advanced the fast-evolving culture he inhabited. Keenly media-savvy, in pursuit of often unworldly objectives, he crossed and transcended boundaries at many different levels, from that of image as the dreadlocked piper to those of genre, art-form and audience.



The groundbreaking influence of Martyn s work as both a Scottish and a world music artist an identity underlined by the release of his final masterwork, Grit, on Peter Gabriel s Real World label is increasingly evident today. 21st century Scotland is an undisputed world leader in the musical ethos Martyn pioneered: in music where traditional idioms flourish on a par alongside any other sound currently extant, where fruitful cross-fertilisation is merrily rife, and where technical and artistic standards are fiercely but inspiringly high. And where Scotland s cultural equity, too, has never been valued higher, both at home and abroad.



But even in his tragic absence, the ongoing role he's playing - another operative word - is ample grounds for celebration. Elegiac though his music now, in part, inescapably sounds, ultimately it triumphs in being as timeless and affirmative as this collection's title.

Review

The most exciting musician you've never heard - ***** --Mojo, April 2012

Inspiring collection from the late Scots raver - ***** --Songlines, April 2012


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