April 8, 2013 10:14 AM

For some of the best things in life, intensity builds as anticipation kicks in. That is what this Ummagma track is for me - with layer on layer, building a sort of icicle/sand castle that never melts or washes away. It just builds and then takes flight. I hope you will feel the same. Of course, there is that The Smiths thing happening - happy music, depressing lyrics. Rightly so. Spot on - have a read.

Didn’t see it coming now
Or I would have run
Mood set on lying low
And down I go

Lay it all to rest today
With the setting sun
Put on the stereo
The lights down low

On the other side of joy
Seems you’ve been cornered
By captivity
And there’s no way of breaking free
You’re head is full of noise
That can’t be drowned out
By your radio
On the other side of joy

posted by Brodyaga (5 comments total)

Yes, yes, yes, yes.
posted by Corduroy at 6:23 AM on April 9, 2013 [1 favorite]

That says it all - thanks Corduroy!
posted by Brodyaga at 10:11 AM on April 9, 2013

Like it, Sounds good, except - I feel like a broken record - the voice. I... I don't know, maybe I'm alone here, I'd like to hear the lyrics and hear distinctive sounds, distinctive words without relying on the lyrics. Like the lo-fi sound on the voice, fits well with the atmosphere.
posted by AnTilgangs at 1:43 PM on April 15, 2013

Do you think the voice gets drowned in sound? I think towards the peak volume for the synth, that might be a possibility… My mother says we should crank the volume for the vocals, but she's hard of hearing in the first place, so I never paid much attention to her comment :)
posted by Brodyaga at 4:26 PM on April 15, 2013

I think that it might just be it, at the peak it gets a little bit drowned.

Hard of hearing or not, always good to get a second opinion :)
posted by AnTilgangs at 6:17 PM on April 15, 2013

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