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That's nice, will keep an eye out! It's been a little bit more quiet than usual indeed. Oh well, in the meantime I've got tons of old stuff that I never really fully listened to such as FTA >4 to explore anyway
Yeah, we've really been spoiled with FSOLDigital - I keep wondering when the next release is coming along, and then realise that I've still barely touched the surface of the Archives and Environments 3 onwards in comparison to how well I know their '90s releases. There's still years of listening there before I feel like I 'know' those albums...
Silly question time... does anyone know where the cover picture of Environment five was taken? I haven't seen it mentioned anywhere. I think (but am not certain) that it is the road leading into Borland Lodge, in the very south of the South Island in New Zealand. I had a holiday job there way back in the 80s.
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Yup, I vaguely remember someone of the three (Brian, Gaz, Buggy) confirming that the picture was from New Zealand.
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The picture itself is great, but I always found it a bit inappropriate in terms of the actual sound of the album, something more colourful, exotic would have maybe fitted more, the actual cover implies a more postrockish, vast atmosphere thats not so much in the music imo.
Yeah true, in the second half especially it gets moody and melancolic, but somehow the first tracks with those heavy Amorphous influences kind of sets the tone for the whole album for me. You know with all the strings, saxes and whatever there's something very bright and shiny about the sound too, which I always associate with pictures of sunshine falling through leaves or something when listening.