Monday, 9 February 2015

Pimp My Album 2

If there is a criticism to be made of Taking Tiger Mountain it is that Eno's compositions tend to be one paced and veer towards the slightly sluggish. Hilsinger and Beatty bring the melody to the fore and demonstrate, by copying, Eno's talent for layering of sounds to form an interesting and varied soundscape. There is a site on the web devoted to explaining Eno's lyrics and this song is one of his more obscure efforts. Apparently, there is a raincoat, a whale without any eyes, seven soldiers on a train and a pie shop in the sky. I suspect he writes for phonetic effect rather than to convey any intended meaning. Nice album, though.

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