"Flood" by Boris which clocks in at 14:42
From time to time EAR FARM enjoys featuring guest posts in the long-running 8+ feature. To that end, I'd like to once again invite any and all of you to get in touch if you're interested in writing your own 8+ to be featured here (see previous 8+ guest posts HERE). The only guidelines: you must write about a song longer than eight minutes and the song you're writing about can not be a recording of a live performance. Other than that, it's a wide open format where anything goes.
This week I'm happy to welcome a guest post from my friend Taylor. Her blog T-Sides is a site you've no doubt seen linked to before on EAR FARM and I'm pleased to have her be a part of the 8+ canon with a post about the song "Flood" by Boris.
As the only child of a widow, I had to accompany my mother everywhere. Beginning at a very young age, I spent a lot of time in cars, which resulted in a love for staring out of windows and a knack for noticing detail. One of my favorite things to watch was turn signals, particularly when we were stopped at lights. If you've ever been bored and stared out the window at a series of blinking turn signal lights, no doubt you've noticed the timing. They start out of sync, fall in a pattern together - then lose it - then regroup, ad infinitum.Buy Flood HERE on Amazon.
This is the musical version of that - two guitar lines instead of two blinking lights. Even though the pattern lasts for nearly 15 minutes, it never gets boring, because you keep wondering... will they meet up again? what's that noise? I'm sure there's some sort of scientific/mathematic explanation for all of this, but why ruin the mystery?
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+:
Vieux Farka Touré - "Diabaté"
Morrissey - "Southpaw"
Mastodon - "Hearts Alive"
Frog Eyes - "Bushels"
Slint - "Washer"
Martin Eagle Trio - "The Hipster"
Battles - "Rainbow"
Nirvana - "Scentless Apprentice"
To see a full list of every song featured in EAR FARM's 8+ click HERE.