Music today has been a search for a newish album by anyone that I liked. I listened to Simple Minds‘ Walk Between Worlds (2018), half of The Pineapple Thief‘s Versions Of The Truth (2020), a playlist of Porcupine Tree/Steven Wilson and The Mars Volta but settled on Hawkwind’s last album Somnia (2021) for my album of the day, mainly because there was jamming, uncertainty, spontaneity (it’s a concept album about sleep). Sometimes carefully constructed songs in a band can be the death of them, singer-songwriters write differently to bands and all the spontaneity can be taken out when there’s no spontaneous musical interaction, which is how I felt about Simple Minds and The Pineapple Thief in their latest ventures, they sound like they have ‘not a hair out of place’.
Music Of The Daze
The musical musings in this post are an excerpt from my daily blog, TO WHERE I AM NOW, featured on my main website. Read the full blog post here.