Tuesday, February 12, 2013

J. Fiddy and O. Sieben -- Pastoral Scenes and Underscores (Library)





Another beautiful library album, a discovery from discobasso from growing bin.
Orchestral pieces often with a melancholy edge evoke a plushly verdant landscape, the irresistible earnestness so typical of this era in music almost could make one believe the earth was a garden of Eden, though one now deforested by diesel-powered caterpillar trucks for mining, logging, and clear-cutting to grow either palm oil (for your nutella sandwiches) or soybean for the export industry to go into the insatiable maw of the western world's frenzied desire for animal feed for hamburgers, biofuels to drive SUVs, and wood for cheap Ikea furniture destined for you Europeans and N. Americans… At least when we hear these songs we can remember there was a time when the planet (and our stereo) was pure and fresh and full of wildlife like frogs not yet decimated by chytrid fungus and fish not yet sickened by PCBs, and the woodland winds Fiddy and Sieben composed were not full of mercury particles from coal plants or nitrous oxides or CFCs designed to turn unprotected UV photons on caucasians into skyrocketing skin cancer statistics, nor could they truly have foreseen the 'continental sunset' they scored for the sonoton orchestra was the cultural sunset of your own western civilization designing its own gradual but certain demise in a plenitude of technocratic lassitude punctuated repeatedly with perpetually bored but impatient 'twitter feeds' along with instinctual overindulgence of every gluttonic form…
Anyways, it's a beautiful album!

8 comments:

Tristan Stefan said...

http://netkups.com/?d=290a1727df915

litlgrey said...

Ah, I didn't have this one. Yayy!

Echidna Candystore said...
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Muff Diver said...



Thank you, Tristan!


[(Sub)] said...

Many thanks Tristan !

fslmy said...

nice writeup Tristan and much appreciated

Julian Ryan said...

http://progressreview.blogspot.ca/2014/01/pastoral-scenes-and-underscores-plus.html
new reup here

The Hortons: A New Breed of Cool said...

Link dead. Please reup!

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