Quote by Dorothy Parker: “The suns gone dim, and the moons gone black. ...”
Johann Johannsson - The Sun's Gone Dim and the Sky's Turned Black
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Overused to the point of obsolescence, the term "epic" gets bandied around to describe anything with strings, but believe us when we say this is epic - with 'The Sun's Gone Dim and The Sky's Turned Black' a sprawling master class in orchestrated rigour that has to be heard to be believed.
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The Sun's Gone Dim and the Sky's Turned Black
On his first 4AD album, the Icelandic composer-- who has built a rewarding catalog based on ideas about technology and music-- takes the ache of nostalgia for obsolete technology and inflates the melodrama to airship proportions. The song opens with a string quartet weaving a terribly sad and romantic little platform, and standing on top is an operatic tenor run through a vocoder, voicing a poem by Catullus, sounding for all the world like a heartsick cyborg mourning the loss of power to the circuits of his beloved. At that time, keeping a computer up and running involved knowledge of machinery as much as electronics; you needed to understand how ball bearings worked and know where to pour the motor oil. His father was also a musician, and he figured out a way to program the machine's memory so it emitted electromagnetic waves in a pattern that could be picked up by a radio receiver. The IBM was taken out of service in , and his father gave it a farewell ceremony that included playing some of the short melodies he had composed.
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