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Re: some thoughts on Cobra and Phases

Dara wrote:

For me it was the soundtrack to a general fin de siecle zeitgeist at the end of the twentieth century. It has an ominous mixture of opulence and/or decadence, combined with a shared prospect of unavoidable radical change or some approaching "end."

After Dots and Loops it felt like a haunted memory of an incredible journey - a kind of wistful looking back at where have have been, what we had achieved and all the failures and sadness of the human condition. I had the impression of it being something of a cadenza in the context of the groop's canon.

It has joyous and light moments of course, but overall I find it quite a sad work. Sad in a very beautiful way though. It also coincided with a reunion with an old friend of mine from years ago and I have kind of fused it with those feelings of reunion, resolution, optimism and hope. A sort of ghostly crossroads between the thin veils of space and time.

You pretty much nailed it here.

Jan 01, 2011, 10:59