The dawn this morning is a simmering gold peering through luminous grey cloud. Thin slivers of orange are picked up on the grey-blue water. It looks beautiful but in a cold austere way.
E-mails in last night from Robert responding to my query around the recording of Requiem from the Beat album. An e-mail too from Pat Mastelotto who has received one of the new DiN albums featuring Ian Boddy and Chris Carter (ex Throbbing Gristle).
“Sid & Ian,
got DIN 5
like it lots
played it 4 times yesterday
don’t know the tunes but I do love the vibe & sounds
some of it sounds like work I did 3 years ago for Robert that got shelved.
thanks, I'll keep wiggin’ it.
Ian McDonald rang last night and has agreed to participate in the book. We were able to agree the main areas which I want to follow up for the book and set up a time for the first interview next week.
Listening to ConstruKction Of Light last night. It was chugging away in the background as I worked when FraKctured arrived. By this, I mean I stopped what I was doing and really heard the music – perhaps for the first time. Previous hearings had failed to ignite the Smith ears in the way that I would have expected. When it played I heard too many references to old Crimson tunes.
Yet last night, something changed in me and the music simply flooded in. Quite extraordinary. It’s very hard to explain it in words but it all fell into place and didn't sound at all as retro as it first did. Strange though, as I try to articulate what I'm feeling, the sense of it runs away from me.