Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Falling pressure, rising damp

Image: mLee

Ezra Moon - Autumn Shade

The song opens a window for the moon and draws in the warm night damp. And everything goes soft: the piano sodden, the violin rusty, the singer rasping kittenish as moss grows -- strange and velvet -- on the soles of her feet.

From Ezra Moon (Strange Attractors Audio House, eMusic). You can hear more of the record on Autumn Shade's (aka Jes Lenee's) Myspace.


Blogger sean said...

"sodden" is totally right. strange how something can sound both musty and smell-of-fresh-herbs (rosemary?). really great track. thank you.

6:51 PM  
Blogger Amy said...

Funny you should say that, Sean. I attended the wedding of a friend this past weekend and as guests entered the reception, the maid of honor pinned a sprig of rosemary to each (I thought for luck, but a quick Wiki run just now tells me for remembrance). So all night I had the scent of rosemary directly under my nose and I kept thinking what an odd thing it is--warm, piney, domestic (like a roast or pot of soup), but also faintly, as you say, musty, and a little unsettling.

9:38 PM  
Blogger kickpleat said...

yes, i have to agree with the damp comments. i'm listening to this track now and it's matching perfectly with the rain and grey skies of this vancouver morning.

12:54 PM  
Blogger Amy said...

Same here, Jeannette. Rain rain rain ... and chill.

4:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can't say it's raining here in Austin, but I'm enjoying the track all the same. Part of its appeal is the atmospherics, even in the recording itself. The space sounds spacious but in a hollow sort of way, evoking a sense of both expansiveness and sinking at the same time. I also really like the way song starts off tentatively, a little unsure of what direction to take.

Hey Amy, look at me, I'm commentin'! Sorry I wasn't able to get you an image in time. Maybe next.


1:19 PM  

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