skalpel wrote:Brilliant stuff, thanks. It makes me think of about a dozen bands all rolled into one. The influence of this album has obviously been extensive, given that 1988 is well ahead of its time for this blend of ideas.
Yeah it was completely out of the blue and I personally hadn't heard anything like it before. Like I said I was a bit taken back at first, really didn't know what to make of it. Took another listen to realise how amazing it was.
Been largely overlooked by the music buying public but not by musicians and critics. Sited by many as one of the most influential albums of all time.
Pretty sure Tom Yorke sited it as a big influence. Something that can be guessed at based on the Kid A, Amnesiac etc era of Radiohead records. Countless ambient bands also will have been influenced by it.
I put one of the tracks on here some time ago actually when I wanted to give an example of a track that was my idea of "less is more". By which I mean the notes given room to breath and not drowned out in noise or frenetic instrumentation.
Don't know if you noticed the Mark Hollis quote one of the posters had put in the comments?
“Before you play two notes learn how to play one note — and don’t play one note unless you’ve got a reason to play it.”