Fellow Englishmen will understand my high spirits over the past few days. As the days begin to finally get longer and warmer, the way our entire demeanours change is unmistakeable, and that change finds its way into every aspect of our lives, not least our attitudes to music and choices when creating it.
I get the feeling that my ears would receive this hazy, post dubstep LP from Sun Glitters entirely differently if we were back in November
I get the feeling that my ears would receive this hazy, post dubsteppy, future garagey, Burial reminiscent LP from Sun Glitters entirely differently if we were back in November, and I would hear the fuzz and cavernous vocal effects as a call to hibernation, thick clothing and burrowing in. In the light of the optimism that sunshine instills in my bones, I see brilliant sunlight, smell barbecues and feel grass on my neck, and long for the magic that ensues in the darkness of summer’s nightfall… Does the context in which we perceive sound affect our judgement when we make music too?