June 15th, 2007


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I promised a music post a while back, and never wrote it.
Short version: Paul Simon's "Surprise" is an awesome mix of Paul Simon and Brian Eno. I didn't think it could work, but it does. I'll post MP3s in a friends locked post when I get the CD back from my dad, who stole it. The rat bastard... ;-)

Currently listening to Le Mystere Des Voix Bulgares, which I basically grew up listening to and haven't heard since then. The other day one of ENSMB's sax players brought us an arrangement of "Song of Shopska," aka. track 8, or the best track on the aforementioned album. The harmonies are so fantastic, and the structure so unique, and it's in 7/8... I was so psyched to be hearing it again, I begged him to lend me the CD and he obliged. I haven't listened to it in at least 10 years, and yet I still remember most of the tracks well enough to hum along.
The recording quality isn't fantastic, and my spandy new speakers are proving that to me, but god I missed this album!

If you have any interest in music whatsoever you owe it to yourself to listen to this album. I may even post MP3s in that music review post I keep promising, but don't hold your breath. The Amazon link above has samples, let me know if you want me to rip it and post it.
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