Album Walk: Emerson, Lake and Palmer’s “Brain Salad Surgery”

Dig the groovy, whacked-out sounds, man!

"Brain Salad Surgery" by Emerson, Lake & Palmer

I had to get out and get some groceries, refill a few of the staples I’ll need in the last 4 weeks here, so I threw in another album. The grocery store is about a 1/2 hour away, and with the time I spent in the store, I nearly finished the album twice.

Oh, which album? Emerson, Lake & Palmer’s Brain Salad Surgery.

(I’m cheating a bit; I’ve had this album for a while, and I’m pretty sure that I’ve listened to it before, maybe even in one sitting. But my collection here says its unheard, and its never received the kind of focus these album walks are giving to it.)

So, what’s this album like?

In a word: groovy. EDIT: I’ve been informed that I really should say: “far out“. I can dig it. 😉

Another word: intense.

And another word: epic.

But here are some more words..

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Album Walk: “Blush Music” by Woven Hand

"Blush Music" by Woven Hand

"Blush Music" by Woven Hand

I’ll admit: I’m not a music writer. I don’t have the right vocabulary for it yet — but practice supposedly makes perfect, and if there is anything to come out of this notion of re-integrating my life and sharing thoughts and reflection, it will be at least to generate lots of practice.

I like to try out all kinds of music. I often treat eMusic like Wikipedia, moving from one loose connection to another, ending up miles from where I started. I don’t know how I stumbled upon Woven Hand’s Blush Music, but I’ve very glad I did.

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