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A recording diary - click opera
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Wed, Dec. 17th, 2008 01:35 am
A recording diary

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manwithoutwords
manwithoutwords
Thu, Dec. 18th, 2008 10:25 am (UTC)

This was written at the peak of my fascination with Momus and for the young me the records evoked an existence a million times more exotic and refined than the one described here. I'm not sure that if I had been privy to these details at the time it wouldn't have taken away from the magic of the albums. And I'm not sure that even from this distance it doesn't take the shine off a little to have such complete insights into the conception of these masterpieces (for me they are), but I can't help reading, I want to know. Those first records have always been things of wonder, and now I need wonder no more.
I'm reminded of the excitement of seeing you live for the first time after the release of Hippopotamomus, some dingy club underneath the arches, it seemed an inappropriately unglamorous venue as we entered, but as it transpired it was the perfect setting as you previewed most of the songs from the Ultracomformist that night, will the mysteries of that album be unravelled this advent? For better or worse- I hope so


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imomus
imomus
imomus
Thu, Dec. 18th, 2008 01:06 pm (UTC)

It is demythologizing, of course it is! But it leaves out the writing, and all the sex that informs the writing. I really wanted to show how boring the actual recording process can be.

The Ultraconformist won't be included in this series, we're just doing the Creation albums.


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manwithoutwords
manwithoutwords
Thu, Dec. 18th, 2008 09:54 pm (UTC)

Well tell us about the sex and the writing then! Ahh go on.


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