Sunday 3 February 2008

Let's Dance For Freedom

This first track is dedicated to someone special (Oyu know who oyu are).

Next up, we have one of those classics which I first learnt the pleasures of clubbing (and life) to. Soulful, great bassline and doesn't Alison Limerick have a great voice?

And now to two of my favourite tracks of all time, I leave you this Sunday with Chris Raven's I know you love me too and Sosa's The Wave, DJ Taucher remix. I have both these on Additive 2, which I have on Windows Media player. I frequently play them whilst writing posts.

Pure perfection, pure paradise.
Tracks like that really do leave you all tingly inside.

In fact, I'll go further. If you don't listen to any of the others, listen to The Wave, the final track. It is in my view, one of the most beautiful pieces of music ever created, it is dark and brooding, futuristic, yet so full of optimism.

It envelopes with an all powerful sense of unity with the universe.
I have loved it since I first heard it, almost ten years ago.

It is truly transcendant.


Anonymous said...

That first track, I remember that from when it first came out!

'Twas ages ago! Makes me feel so old! :)

Anonymous said...

I'm surprised you remember it!
I first heard it at school. Our form tutor used to tape MTV for us to watch in PSHE, because he couldn't be arsed to teach it and we agreed with him.
So we watched MTV tapes instead.

You must have been tiny!

It wasn't dedicated to you, though :)

Anonymous said...

I didn't think it was :)

I think maybe I was still in primary school or at least the early years of secondary.

Anonymous said...

It came out 1992- I was in the Fourth Year, when I first saw the video, so It must have been the back end of 92.

I actually really got to love PSE- we only ever watched MTV or the Simpsons. Since we didn't have Sky at home, it was a revelation.

I bought my first album, The Prodigy Experience as a result.

I suppose those days were the first days I begun to realise that there was a life out there- my home life wasn't exactly a happy one and when you are one of the smallest kids in a year of 320 pupils, you have to learn to stick up for yourself, so my teen years were pretty tough in many ways.

Anonymous said...

:) I'd have been 7 then. So yeah, you're right, I was pretty tiny.

I never did PE when I got to secondary either. I got really good at writing notes excusing myself :)

Anonymous said...

Ah, I was talking about PSE- you know, Sex and Drugs- DON'T DO THEM.

Maybe our tutor should have taught the curriculum :)

PE, well I don't think I made it to many Games lessons in the Fifth year.

Fake notes, yes, losing kit, yes, just simple skiving, yes.

On the few occasions I did turn up, I found that kicking the ball into the canal meant you were told to go get it.

You could spend all lesson AND Double Maths afterwards wondering up and down the towpath with a stick.

Anonymous said...

PSE? We had that too, along with RE. I made it a point not to go to any abbreviated classes.

Anonymous said...

I think to be fair, the whole damn thing was a complete waste of time.

I can't think of anything remotely useful I learnt at school- in a very real sense I'm largely self-educated.

We had a good English Teacher, so that's how I ended up doing Eng Lit for degree.

But otherwise, Osmosis, The Nazis, and the Brazilian rainforest.

And a few sentences in German.
That was about all I learned.

I learned nothing in Science- it never made sense the way they taught it. I taught myself all that later.

Anonymous said...

Blimey, you'll have me dusting off my 1210's at this rate.

I listened to a mix I found the other day that I did in about '96 at a basement do. Can't believe I used to spin stuff that hard. It all calmed down a bit later in the 90's, but I retired from pretending to be a DJ god fairly soon afterwards.

Ahhhh... happy days ~ ;-)

Anonymous said...

Finally, I've heard it! (can't access youtube from uni, and heading back to uni later). Strange music... the Wave makes my heart beat faster... it evokes breathlessness, and a bit of fear...