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Sunday 22 May, 02005

Here we are among the years

by Matthew Bartlett @ 1:53 am

I’ma listening to Air/Talkie Walkie. It’s a keeper. I’ve had it for a few months now, and tonight I’m listening to it on headphones for the first time. It’s full of neat tunes, crazy frenglish lyrics (“Holy girl/don’t get up/for running. Stay with me/I feel sad/when you run”), good songs that would work on AM radio, but if you can listen to it like this, there are textures, crazy noises, a new beat vocabulary, beautiful little details like sonic serifs and the nicest production, the elements laid out so carefully and seamlessly across the left-right spectrum. And the very last track ‘Alone in Kyoto’ is still for me the emotional distillation of that movie.

4 responses to “Here we are among the years”

  1. Deborah says:

    Mmm, and I don’t think track four would work if they pronounced ‘universal’ correctly.

  2. Richard D. Bartlett says:

    you always write like a fag when you stay up late

    don’t get me wrong, I much prefer your fagwriting.

  3. ru says:

    I agree Dick its better then his apostolic ramblings which are a stumbling disjointed raga at times

  4. Richard D. Bartlett says:


    and I like that you call me Dick

    not nearly enough people do

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