This morning I am listening to something that is truly amazing. Marc Almond's new album, Chaos and the Dancing Star, came out yesterday. I adore his work, but honestly haven't gotten too much out of his newest releases. Great work compared to so much else we hear today, but not as poignant and audibly delicious as he is capable of, vocally and lyrically.
Man, this record blows my socks off.
First couple songs had me almost in tears, beyond my control. Now THAT is music. He describes this album as a romantic view of the apocalyptic world we seem to be living in today. It is masterful. His lyrics are spot on, and he is singing so, so well. The album title is based on the Nietzche quote:
"I say unto you: one must still have chaos in oneself to be able to give birth to a dancing star. I say unto you: you still have chaos in yourselves. Alas, the time is coming when man will no longer give birth to a star. Alas, the time of the most despicable man is coming, he that is no longer able to despise himself.
Happy to say Reality and Other Obstacle Courses is now complete and sent off to my tutor for the City and Guilds course I am taking. This weekend I am glad to being making the next piece. I will be bathed in Marc's heavenly voice and sage interpretation of this thing called life as I embark on another creative journey. Around me will be a million things that need doing...the errands, chores, and mundane demands of life. Sing on my Muse, Marc Almond. Onward to another Dancing Star, despite the list that never stops growing. Cheers.