Daniel Lanois- Belladonna

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Daniel Lanois- Belladonna

Post by hausierjohnson » Thu Apr 11, 2013 9:31 pm

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Daniel Lanois-Belladonna (2005)

I've had this album for a few years now, and come back to it again and again when the mood strikes. It's a thick piece of chill-out (though not tranquil) atmospheric goodness.
Lanois is a master at creating soundscape ambience for songs to live in, and his pedal steel and guitar playing floating in the middle of all this is beautiful.

"Sketches" was used as background music for a moody car commercial iirc.
"Oaxaca" would be perfect for backing a '60's StarTrek scene where Kirk is making his way through (yet another) long cave
and comes upon a gaggle of green tinted women whose siren call he hears only in his mind.
"The Deadly Nightshade" great use of multitap delay.
"Frozen" is anything but, an uplifting pedal steel over some driving reggae-like swirling hihat then alternating with more plaintive stretches.
"Panorama" you are staring across vast desert while pedal steel notes swell into existence in beautiful sparse runs.

Overall, with this lp you are transported to the space between the stations on an old analog tuner out in the boonies so far even single coil pickups dont' hum.
Finally "Todos Santos" sends you out on a thick swirly atmospheric dustcloud.
Fantastic dense textured instrumental "mood" album.

Has contributions from Brian Mehldau on piano and Brian Blade on drums.
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Post by hausierjohnson » Mon Apr 15, 2013 11:40 pm

*Brad Mehldau actually.

Anyone know the reason why we are not allowed to edit our posts?
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Post by annaloog » Tue Apr 16, 2013 4:34 am

Acc. to the forum permissions, registered members should be able to edit their posts. Check the bottom right of the forum page for the legend under In this forum you can:.

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Post by hausierjohnson » Thu Apr 18, 2013 7:57 pm

Right, let me clarify. (thank you for the response)

"You are not allowed to edit your post. You have to edit your post within 720 minutes, after you posted your message."

I didn't notice my Brian/Brad typo until after this magic 720 minute ( 12 hour ) window. I also spelled Mr. Lanois' first name incorrectly in the thread title.

Curious as to why we are not allowed to edit our posts after half a day has passed.

Thank you for your time.
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Post by hausierjohnson » Mon Apr 22, 2013 7:44 pm

Anyone? I can't believe I am the only one who has ever contemplated this.
Is it a matter of post counts or asking a moderator? Thanks.
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Post by annaloog » Tue Apr 23, 2013 4:40 am

H'mm ... I seem to recall that the time to edit posts was limited as a measure to reduce the temptation for dissatisfied (soon-to-be-former) members to delete the content of their posts prior to cutting their ties to the Guild, as happened with two former members. Why 720 min. was chosen I do not know.

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