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So was a huge album in the eighties that spawned singles like Sledgehammer and Don’t Give Up but this mournful song has always resonated the most from the album and is all the more poignant after finding out a little more behind the inspiration to write the tune.
Ease into Monday with the Aphex Twin Care Mix of Journey by The Gentle People. Hopefully the below mantra doesn’t describe your day in the office, as you stare listlessly into space with a Thousand-yard Stare working for The Man but instead offers a time-out inside your head. I’m a sucker for strings and it has them aplenty, a hallucinogenic tide that by the end carries you along on a swell of sound.
This trip is an endless story
We’re taking you on a journey
A short mix but still enough time to induce feelings of peacefulness and tranquillity, more familiar to some for the techno rave Pure Energy mix on the A side which now sounds a little dated. Plan to incorporate this into an ambient mix in the near future.
A new Bond film is out and this wouldn’t be out of place in one of the films from the sixties. I see the chanteuse as an unwilling accomplice to the cat-stroking villain, probably imprisoned against her will in some undersea lair of villainousness until rescued by 007. Naturally unable to help herself in the presence of her rescuer, it would be the music of coitus as their escape pod awaited rescue, bobbing about in some Asian sea somewhere.
This is by far the most outstanding track on the album Amber, which was one of the main reasons that I bought it (along with the photo used as the album cover) although on first listens, the quality across the whole album can seem a little patchy. I recall reading somewhere that the location for the photo is somewhere in Turkey, unsure if the colour of the sand is pink or it’s due to the way the sunlight is falling upon it, possibly a combination of the two; anyhow looks like a peaceful place to spend some time. I’ve listened to the album a couple of times since writing this post and it’s growing on me; certain sounds and the way some of the tracks are constructed remind me of Richard H. Kirk’s album The Number Of Magic, which was also released by Warp shortly after this album in ’95. Got the album when it came out and, like most pieces of music, they evoke memories of that time – Blackheath, South London, living with my mate Andy, lying on the couch, smoke curling towards the ceiling…
A typically David Lynch-like atmosphere seeps from this track where he was co-producer.Read more/listen...