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The Milk Sea Features Some Intensely Turbulent Tides.,
This review is from: Small Craft on a Milk Sea (Audio CD)Poetic, peaceful, intense and completely imbalanced.
One moment, you're floating along gently and in the next, there's a storm in that milk sea and you're gettin' whipped on HIGH like milkshake in the blender.
Brian Eno is a master of the Electronic/Ambient realms of contemporary music and he has a cult following when it pertains to his serene and expertly looped Ambient works.
This time out though, there are some louder elements presenting. Tracks #5, "Horse" & #6, "2 Forms of Anger" are respectively tribal-ish and Drum and Bass-ish, putting forth more aggressive vibes, especially with the latter building up into a crescendo of Eno as I've never heard him before. I'll stand behind my opening descriptors and WILL SAY that this one might cause you to wanna skip a track or two, especially the aforementioned titles with their more "headbanging" sonics.
If you're expecting to be lulled to sleep a la "Music For Airports" or "Plateaux of Mirror," there are places here which certainly DO support this, but as I had previously mentioned, there's something new happening in the mix too; or OLD. Somehow, the more "techno" moments of "Nerve Net" come to mind, but at increasingly noisier levels and may take a few listens to fully digest. Bring dramamine when you board THIS small craft. The milk sea features some intensely turbulent tides. I was disappointed for the most part due to the aforementioned louder elements presented here, which make it not the kind of recording you can leave on while you're napping or de-stressing. You'll be scared awake with the angrier tracks which are back to back midway through.
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Initial post: Nov 7, 2010 1:13:30 AM PDT
Christopher Costabile says:
Did you even listen to the album before writing this?
In reply to an earlier post on Nov 8, 2010 12:18:31 PM PST
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Posted on Feb 19, 2011 12:55:26 PM PST
Rich Latta says:
Did you write this review on the same day you got the album? It sure looks like it.
In reply to an earlier post on Dec 29, 2012 11:19:57 AM PST
Rich Latta says:
I would suggest trying to appreciate the album for what it is, not what you want it to be. It's a musical journey in its own right, and yes, it's turbulent in places...if you just want relaxing music you can easily program out the turbulent tracks.
In reply to an earlier post on Dec 29, 2012 11:34:45 AM PST
Already done. Happy New Year. I'm LOVING "Lux" though. :-)
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