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Silver Eye (main album thread)
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  • March 31st, so two weeks from Friday at midnight.

    We're getting there. I'd imagine any pre-ordered physical copies will be dispatched within a week at most. Hopefully some of us get ours a little early!
  • And still no leak. Silver Eye - the winner of Amelia Earhart Competition
    I take the needle off the Technics and put it in my vein
  • That's such a striking, imposing image — I'm guessing it's the poster insert for the vinyl. I love her photography so very much. It deserves as much recognition as the music. The millisecond she announces a coffee table book of her photography, I'll hammer my credit card through the screen.
    Post edited by Slippage at 2017-03-15 23:27:43
  • Anybody know what kind of plant/tree she's holding? Almost looks like a small olive tree-
    U R I E L
    What is done in the dark will always come to light
  • Does anyone else get 'Burning Bush' in the symbolism of that photo?
  • I'm really surprised the album hasn't leaked yet, given the track record along with the fact that its already doing the rounds with all the music review publications. Whatever they've done its working.
    At the same time I really am curious to hear what some of the more downtempo songs are going to sound like in their entirety, its killing me!
  • This isn't aimed at you Pawusss, but i've seen some people around the web saying similar and it just annoys me.  I wish people wouldn't ruin something so potent such as music with such ornate religious shite.
    Post edited by Gaelen at 2017-03-16 13:02:45
    Soon be nothing of this world.
  • Pawlusss said:

    Does anyone else get 'Burning Bush' in the symbolism of that photo?

     

    Obvious The Truth refference. First hair colour and now this
    I take the needle off the Technics and put it in my vein
  • Gaelen said:

    This isn't aimed at you Pawusss, but i've seen some people around the web saying similar and it just annoys me.  I wish people wouldn't ruin something so potent such as music with such ornate religious shite.



    On the plus side, there's no reason why we can't reclaim such a symbol/image for non-religious purposes. After all, most Christian imagery and ritual has older roots in other mythologies and understandings.
    Post edited by whispered at 2017-03-16 15:17:52
  • whispered said:

    Gaelen said:

    This isn't aimed at you Pawusss, but i've seen some people around the web saying similar and it just annoys me.  I wish people wouldn't ruin something so potent such as music with such ornate religious shite.



    On the plus side, there's no reason why we can't reclaim such a symbol/image for non-religious purposes. After all, most Christian imagery and ritual has older roots in other mythologies and understandings.


    I was of the impression the burning bush and it's symbolism was exclusive to the bible and it's Christian package, but if i'm being hasty then i'm being hasty and I stand corrected.

    It's not so much that I don't appreciate the symbolism, it's just what surrounds it that annoys me (and I am of no particular religion myself).
    Soon be nothing of this world.
  • Op, burning bush...nasty ( apparently lol!). Sure you can get a cream for it.
  • Gaelen said:



    I was of the impression the burning bush and it's symbolism was exclusive to the bible and it's Christian package, but if i'm being hasty then i'm being hasty and I stand corrected.


    It's not so much that I don't appreciate the symbolism, it's just what surrounds it that annoys me (and I am of no particular religion myself).


    Yes, I'm sure that most people would see the burning bush as a Christian symbol, but the Biblical image almost certainly drew on pre-Christian traditions. Apparently, in pre-Christian Egypt and Sinai, lone thorn bushes and trees in the desert were revered as inhabited by Osiris. Another set of traditions in ancient Egypt has desert trees being the homes of a variety of goddesses, including, Hathor, Nuit, Selkit, Nit...at times the form of the goddess might be seen emerging from the branches of the tree....

    Another Egyptian myth has the Phoenix being born in the flames which rose from the burning branches of the sacred tree of Heliopolis, whilst Safekth, the goddess of learning, wrote the name of a king on its leaves.

    Looking further afield, here in Wales, mistletoe was traditionally called the tree of pure gold, and contained the seed of the sun's fire. Druidic ritual was said to have involved setting fire to oak wood and mistletoe, in order to renew the fires of the sun.

    I could go on.....!

    So although I also get bored by people who insist on their particular interpretation of symbols and image in art (including GF!), I do think there is plenty of scope for each of us to read whatever is most meaningful to us into it.

     
  • whispered said:

    Gaelen said:





     



    Thank you for the lesson! Lots of new info for me :)
  • KatRobin said:

    Op, burning bush...nasty ( apparently lol!). Sure you can get a cream for it.


    More common in the 70's I believe.
    The Moving Finger writes; and, having writ.
    Moves on: nor all thy Piety nor Wit.
    Shall lure it back to cancal half a line,
    Nor all thy Tears wash out a Word of it.