Natural Life Essence
I bought this track after hearing it a few times on the streaming Internet radio station Hirschmilch Chillout and realizing that I really was getting into its eventually-arrived-at groove (reached around 6:30 in this 11:47-long track). Finding out that I could purchase a copy for just $1 certainly convinced me to take the plunge and formally add it to my library.
Its lengthy gestation holds some lovely ambient churning and occasional patterningboth things I enjoybut when it reaches its groove its mood evocations are more compellingly palpable as well as applicable to various readings depending upon the listeners context and outlook. Personally I heard in the groove a plodding, downtrodden but hopeful persistence as the minor tonic was steadily punctuated by alternating major chords. But then I suspect thats in part a reading-into of task ahead of me to survive four years of Trump and Pences every-day-another-horror shitshow.
The random flickering/fluttering ambient sounds present in the first and last thirds of the track almost annoy me but eventually have come to find a sort of role I can live with, probably because of the albums cover photo of a hummingbird I can let the sounds be natures random filler in contrast to the deliberate and slow construction of the music.
Comments © 2017 Mark Ellis Walker, except as noted, and no claim is made to the images and quoted lyrics.