14 December 2006

8+

"Dreams Are Like Water" by This Mortal Coil which clocks in at 8:37

This song is alive. It moves in sections like a snake and it lives and breathes and feels. It's atmospheric bliss but not in a meandering aimless manner. Listen. No, I mean it. Listen.

You know you don't normally listen to these songs anyway. They're too long and you're on the go. You can't be bothered to spend time downloading long songs by bands you've never heard of, right? I mean, who's This Mortal Coil anyway? That's a silly name. Who came up with that nonsense? What? Something from some play by Shakespeare? Lame. Gimme more Cold War Kids or some shit. This blog sucks. I thought bloggers posted songs by Beirut and Sufjan and Cat Power and other current delicate geniuses. Where's the new Clap Your Hands shit?

Yeah, I'm in your head.

It's not that I don't like this song enough to write a whole bunch about it, it's just that I know how you think. All of you. You're not actually listening to these songs, you're just checking in each week to see if I'll share another embarrassing story from my past. Or you keep checking back to see if I've finally broken down and posted something by Led Zeppelin or Pink Floyd. Or, you showed up here because you were searching for "sweet naked farm mannequins" and arrived here by accident (who DOES that? who the shit was searching for that exact phrase and ended up here? don't lie. I know you did it, I saw it in my referrals you weirdo) Well, you'll get none of that this week! No Floyd, no silly stories, and NO sweet naked farm mannequins. Not until you start listening to these songs.

Have you ever even heard of This Mortal Coil? Do you think The Knife is, like, the coolest shit ever? Will you know beauty when it whispers in your ears some four minutes into this song? Do you even know why you're here?

"Dreams Are Like Water" knows. Listen.

Buy Blood HERE on Amazon.

EAR FARM's 8+ is a weekly feature that showcases songs longer than 8 minutes. In the recent past these songs were featured on EF's 8+:
Deodato - “Also Sprach Zarathustra"
Grateful Dead - “Terrapin Station"
Suicide -“Frankie Teardrop"
Red House Painters - “River"
The Human League - “Morale... / You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'"
Arlo Guthrie - “Alice's Restaurant Massacre"
Alex Skolnick Trio - “War Pigs"
The Church - “Chaos"

To see a full list of every song featured in EAR FARM's 8+ click HERE.

11 comments:

su said...

this mortal coil was a fave close to my heart in the past, and actually some of the best output on 4AD imho... maybe that has something to do with how it was the founder of 4AD with members of all the bands on 4AD collaborating...

a lot of great warped Chilton & Buckley covers... amazing amazing stuff. shivvvers

jasin said...

I loved this CD and still have a boxset with all 3 cd's and 1 cd of the original songs. My blood one got scratched and i have been missing it every since. Great stuff. "You and your sister" is a great track as well.

moka said...

Amazing album indeed.

Anonymous said...

all 3 albums. totally amazing!

Anonymous said...

Glad to see that these albums were appreciated by others. I agree with su, this was some of the very best stuff that 4AD put out. Incredibly beautiful.

P and K said...

your fucking passion for this album is totally turning me on. i'm gonna download them right fucking now! if you can, check out our mercury and redram (they're from edmonton, canada). i'm listening to gang of four right now. they're cool too.

Taylor said...

btw, this post is amazing, and I do want to hear more embarassing stories from your childhood, actually, either over the internets, drinks or big daddy's, your choice.

BUT SERIOUSLY, WHERE THE FUCK IS THE SUFJAN

Taylor said...

WTF that comment didn't link to my blog

READ T-SIDES.COM EVERYONE.

(hah, I'm a jerk.)

(uh, for those of you who have never read my blog and were considering it until I said I was a jerk, I'm actually not a jerk.)

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