Monday, February 28, 2011

Talk Talk - Spirit of Eden (1988)

Talk Talk

ALBUM`````Spirit of Eden
GENRE`````Post Rock, Alternative, Long

A true classic.

Spirit of Eden is a 1988 album by the English band Talk Talk. It was written by Mark Hollis and Tim Friese-Greene, and performed by numerous musicians using a diverse combination of instruments. It is widely regarded as a masterpiece. In 2008, Alan McGee of the Guardian wrote: "Spirit of Eden has not dated; it's remarkable how contemporary it sounds, anticipating post-rock, The Verve and Radiohead. It's the sound of an artist being given the keys to the kingdom and returning with art."

Compare Spirit of Eden with any other previous release in the Talk Talk catalog, and it's almost impossible to believe it's the work of the same band -- exchanging electronics for live, organic sounds and rejecting structure in favor of mood and atmosphere, the album is an unprecedented breakthrough, a musical and emotional catharsis of immense power.

Here is a rather nice article on Wikipedia about the album.


Anonymous said...

this is one of my favorite albums ever, panda. thnx for reminding me that.


Anonymous said...

eh fucker you post like a dying grandma but you still got the best fucking taste. FASTER!

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