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Possibly the best thing...ever
on 10 November 2001
Words escape me - but each time I listen to this I feel like telling everybody.
This is not "Music" - this is more than that. It is the sound of life; of vast open vistas and claustrophobic enclosures, of warmth and of the chill. Of every waking moment and every sleeping dream. Messrs Brown, Donne and Nelson, on this album, created something so beyond categorization that trying to write a review is damn nearly impossible. Just listen to "V" - the plaintive strings weaving their way through the arching, echoing washes of bass and keys - listen to Mark Nelson's voice. Forget the words - you do not need to know what any of this means to *know* what it means. Then listen as the last track "P" unfurls - like buds emerging from the morning dew and into the sun. Warmth and growth and something so completely organic and natural you are barely able to accept that this was recorded in a studio.
Words fail me - and they'll fail you. The only thing that is more difficult than trying to render this fragile solemn beauty into words is trying to forget how this makes you feel when you first hear it.