“Aural tapestries”: Superversity

A short but beautiful review from Superversity:

Kate Bush always challenges her audience. No one gets off easy once they enter her arena. Her music is “serious stuff’ compared to the immediately accessible pabulum that floods pop music. And, if the listener rises to her challenge, the reward is always substantial. This isn’t music for people who want background noise to balance their accounts by. Nor is it assaulting and angry as much rock can be. This is music for intense focus and contemplation. Ms. Bush is a weaver of words and sounds into aural tapestries that cover over the listener like a blanket of emotion. The music is seductive and unusually obtuse at first, but every time you hear it there is something new waiting to be found. These pieces are less songs than aural puzzles waiting to be solved and managing to evade solution even with familiarity. Still, the elusive nature of her music isn’t frustrating but . . . challenging . . . as much of the best music is. Open your ears. Open your mind. Listen.”

About Peter

My Kate CV: Kate fan since 1978. Saw Tour of Life at the London Palladium 1979. Went to first KBC Convention 1980. Founded Homeground with Dave 1982. Worked on 1985, 1990, and 1994 Kate Bush Conventions, and the 1986 Video Party with Dave, Lisa of KBC and Krys. Appeared in videos for The Big Sky and Experiment IV. Wrote Introduction, Chronology and Discography for EMI Music Publishing's 1987 "Kate Bush Complete". Wrote the sleeve note for the remastered 1998 reissue of "Hounds of Love". Invited to write sleeve notes for other reissues which never happened. My other CV: born 1955 in Bermondsey London, educated at Galleywall Primary, Walworth Comprehensive, and London School of Economics BSc(Econ)(Hon) 1976. Currently an Officer of the Crown Court determining legal costs in crminal cases. Met Krys in 1982 through Homeground, we were engaged on Glastonbury Tor on Kate's birthday in 1983, and married in November 1984.
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1 Response to “Aural tapestries”: Superversity

  1. Pere Puig says:

    Really nice words and a beautiful description of Kate’s music and listeners feelings….
    Few words can mean so much!

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