Monday, 2 March 2015

That's My Jam #47 - digitalanalogue - ID 83846 (Don't Look Down)

Some things just stop you in your tracks.  This track, the catchy titled ID 83846 (Don't Look Down),  is one of them.  Easily the most beautiful and yet depressing piece of music I've heard in a while, it's an instrumental piece from Broken Records' Ian Turnbull.  Going under the alias of digitalanalogue, the track comes from his forthcoming solo album Be Embraced, You Millions!  which gets a release via Song, By Toad Records on 16th March.

Each track from the album is about a specific person, time, or place, says Turnbull, turning to the 'music as therapy' approach used by RM Hubbert.  The album itself deals with two major events; the birth of a child and the loss of a parent.  ID 83846 (Don't Look Down),  with it's minimalist haunting piano loops, bears out as the musical equivalent of a heartfelt diary entry; each note mourning and yet the climbing twinkling piano towards the end holding out for something else.

digitalanalogue - ID 83846 (Don't Look Down) from Song, by Toad on Vimeo.

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