This is a really nice piece. 45 minutes of contemplative piano drones which have been recorded in such a way as to render them beautifully ambient. This manipulation removes the occasionally twee & annoying plink of the ivories and instead leaves us with just the sustained drifting waves of the notes in a gorgeous Brian Eno-esque fashion. With just intermittent chirrups of an evening bird chorus to enhance the mood, this is a true minimalist gem. It's a wonderfully emotive & ponderous music we've got here that will almost definitely enrich the lives of fans in awe of Celer's more cerebral works & latter-day Stars of the Lid. Very affecting indeed.
On Saturday 24th March, just past the Equinox I met one of my hero's, Michael Dames.
I first read The Silbury Treasure by Michael, and had to get my hands on The Avebury Cycle straight afterwards, really though I would recommend any of his writing. The guy is amazing.
On this occasion Michael had been invited to a moot organised rom the switched on guys from the network of Ley hunters, a great bunch an a three day Avebury trip. I joined them with some friends for the Saturday, beginning with Michael performing a Plough Jag play in the center of the circle, using us to replace missing and fallen stones, and to get right into his Avebury theories, which literally we're brought to life from the pages of Michael himself.
An added bonus and great honor for me was to help Michael by becoming one of his Bulls, along with another game chap. OK, so maybe I felt a slight twinge of embarrassment initially while putting on this cardboard mask but this was Michael dames, and he neded b…