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Saturday, February 23, 2013

JOCELYN POOK / Flood [1999]

"New Age" artist Jocelyn Pook's 1997 debut album Deluge was rearranged and repackaged as 1999's Flood at the request of director Stanley Kubrick for his final film, Eyes Wide Shut
It's a haunting mixture of textured strings, pulsating piano-work and religious like wordless vocals to create a relaxing and rich vibe that makes me think of Dead Can Dance accepting the apocalypse.  Like hymns of death, this gorgeous record soothes the violent soul while it quietly slips an uneasy tension through the back door.  It broods, dreams and pushes the imagination into places I find both beautiful and unsettling.

4 backwards priests out of 5

Songs Of Note: Masked BallGoya's Nightmare

2 comments:

Dr Faustus said...

Not sure I like the idea of uneasy tensions entering my back door. ಠ_ಠ

cuckoo77 said...

You smile in your sleep. :naughty:

Oh, how you smile.