There's nothing better than spacing out on a Sunday evening. Honestly, there's nothing better than shutting everything down and kind of completely submerging into a track.

Dpat's collaboration with Sango and Isles (vocals) "Above Us" is the kind of track that makes music feel absolutely abstract and yet profoundly emotional. For a second I felt like diverging into a direction whether sound is really one of the most influential forms of... art and whether it often can surpass visuals. But actually, that's something so strictly individual, that I would be kind of an fool to even wasting lines on the matter.

I did find this quote, though. It's from Julian Young’s "Friedrich Nietzsche: A Philosophical Biography":

God has given us music so that above all it can lead us upwards. Music unites all qualities: it can exalt us, divert us, cheer us up, or break the hardest of hearts with the softest of its melancholy tones. But its principal task is to lead our thoughts to higher things, to elevate, even to make us tremble… The musical art often speaks in sounds more penetrating than the words of poetry, and takes hold of the most hidden crevices of the heart… Song elevates our being and leads us to the good and the true.

Well, that Jon Bach bootleg feels like a perfect example how complex . The original aside, some of the production he has added are simply brilliant. The intro's simplistic bassline is kept in place, but then the intensifying that kick/snare pattern later on rly elevates the whole song.

posted by Ivo
January 2016