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I think it did, just not very clear under the new layout.
Still quite good.
Laughing Stock 10.0
Mark Hollis 9.7
Colour Of Spring 9.5
the rest ain't bad either, but then again I really like synths
when did you lose your touch, man?
but you used to think of more inventive ways to tell us that you thought everything was shite too.
even though I like similarly abstract music and found his philosophy about making music from that article someone posted recently really interesting. I just find there is a dullness at its core, despite the drastic departure I still think it has an 80s soullessness to it
I can't think of many records much further from 'soulless'. You ever listened to 'New Grass' on the first proper day of spring after a particularly grueling winter?
maybe soulless was harsh, there is just something about the mood I dont like, I dislike it most when its the piano chords and vocals, maybe I should have just said I dont like his vocals much
I guess when a band/artist leaves space, it's down to the listener to interpret it their own way.
my main issue with the word 'soulless' is that Hollis seems to be an intensely spiritual guy, and in contrast to most religious devotional-type music, it's profound and moving. I was kind of shocked that anyone would get that from latter period Talk Talk.
I really like the 'the first time something is played it is at its finest, and the minute you try to recreate that it becomes an imitation of something that was originally better' bit
though Spirit of Eden is still my favourite
Only recently turned my attention to the Mark Hollis record, but OMFG is it pretty.
...Maybe Thom Yorke will remix it.
the answer is probably Laughing Stock
Hollis solo is probably on par with spirit of eden after a couple of listens