Sunday, 31 May 2009

More Murnau and a large collection of reviews.....

After some work last night and a very slow start today I finally managed to write a full review of the Concert for Murnau CD (extending the piece that I previously posted on this blog). I started writing reviews for Manuel's albums at Christmas and at this rate I'm fairly confident that I should have finished them all by the end of Summer (there are about half a dozen more to go). At that point I plan to go back to my first draft with a view to fine tuning it into a finished work. I'm really looking forward to the process of sifting through what I've done and perfecting it. That's when things should really start to come together.....

Monday, 25 May 2009

More E2-E4 and Die Mulde

Well I'm quite pleased, having had a fairly productive weekend. After several months of listening to E2-E4 and making notes here and there I think I've finally [almost] finished a review of the album.

Yesterday I also managed to write a review of the Die Mulde CD. Having spent several hours repeatedly listening to parts of the title track and the lovely hp little cry whilst writing I felt rather chilled out. It was sunny outside so I decided to go into the back yard for ten minutes. I sat down against the wall but that was a bit uncomfortable so I lay down...just for a few minutes....and fell asleep. Forty five minutes later I woke up, feeling the most relaxed I've been in years but my face was a bit red. So: be warned...if you decide to listen to Die Mulde on your MP3 player in the sun make sure you put on the sun cream first!

Saturday, 9 May 2009

Walkin' the Desert

Hi all! Just a very quick update to let you know how I'm progressing. I've recently been working on a track by track review of Tarot by Walter Wegmuller: a double LP of fantastic variety and a wonderful companion to the Cosmic Jokers albums.

Last weekend I got half way through a review of Ashra's Walkin' the Desert and I intend to finish it today. It's a fine album full of drama and beauty in equal measure. Sometimes writing a book is like walking the desert. It's a vast expanse and you don't know when you'll get to the other side! It's a nice walk, though.

I've been looking back over what I've done over the last week and I feel like I'm at a point of breakthrough with the project. I can now see things starting to come together, which is a very good feeling. More soon!