Wednesday, 19 May 2010
My New House #4
I've been extremely reluctant to leave my last house, which i'm sure none of you can remember but Ennio Morricone provided the soundtrack and the view was fucking excellent. Unfortunately every good thing has to come to an end. So, i have packed my bags and left for Maunsell Towers Sea Forts. Buildings built to protect the Thames estuary from enemy air craft in the second world war, i've brought plenty of bedding and a two man dingy so there is indeed fun to be had. Of the 4 structures, I've chosen to take up residence in the radio control tower, which you can apparently still transmit from. So i'll try and get a podcast going or something in the next week for you all.
Choosing the music to accompany this was quite tough, it took me some time to think of what kind of sound would suit the forts brutal, steel structure. I thought something Electronic, Heavy, brooding, industrial or something "Cold Wave" yar. but then realised how bone shakingly obvious that connection was. I've chosen to use a song by a guy called Eden Ahbez instead who according to wikipedia
'Lived a bucolic life from the 1940s, who traveled in sandals and wore shoulder-length hair and beard, and white robes. He camped out below the first L in the Hollywood Sign above Los Angeles, studied Oriental mysticism, and claimed to live on three dollars a week, sleeping outdoors with his family, and eating vegetables, fruits, and nuts'. Genius. Do a bit of research on him, he's quite an interesting character and i think this song has every feeling of desolation that these buildings project with there facade surviving 67 bitter British winters. This song sounds how the picture looks i think.