Tati The Sentinel
Joined: Feb. 2002
||Posted: Jan. 31 2004, 07:38
Fanny did a cool job to give MikeOldfield.com a real boost.Liked the Flash thingies a lot,as well as the design.
Worth the wait,and I´m sure new stuff will be online soon!
About Mike´s new album...
Well,Mike is now on a period of his life that he´s kinda of relaxed and zen.His choice of to compose simple melodies and atmospheres reflect his new state of mind.I´ve seen prog rock musicians who did a great job when they chose to work on simple music stuff like Mike´s idea.So why not Mike?
When Mike composed his long instrumental songs(TB,HR,Ommadawn,Incantations,Amarok),his inside was in conflict,into a real emotional rollercoaster,as well as his personal life.Of course I like so much this,but trying to ask Mike to bring back musically the emotional rollercoaster from those albums most of us love and enjoy so much,it can be a personal disaster.Force him to envoke tempo changes,sudden musical atmospheres' changes won´t be good for him.If he feels now that a simple album like he´s thinking now at the moment is what he want´s to do,just let Mike do it!
Critizing him before the final result is not fair.How many of you were shocked when The Songs of Distant Earth came out,with a different Mike with those eletronic and futuristic sounds and no acoustic instruments?
Hey,give Mikey Boy a chance again!
I´ve noticed a emotional difference between Mike´s playing on TB and TB 2003,TB 2003 is far more happy than the original.I don´t if you noticed,but I got it ,and I personally prefer TB 2003 in terms of emotions,although the music is the same with some bits of difference.
I´m sure Mike will read this,so...
Do what you feel inside you heart,if you wanna do your next album with just simple atmospheres and melodies,go on!
Just remember that lines from To Be Free,
"´cos I´m me
doing just fine".
My pennies on.
"But it's always the outsider, the black sheep, that becomes the blockbuster." - Mike Oldfield, 2014
"I remember feeling that I'd been judged unfairly and that I was going to prove them wrong." - Peter Davison, 2011