R.E.M.'s debut album, released in 1983, was so far removed from the prevailing trends of American popular music that it still sounds miraculous and out of time today. J. Niimi tells the story of the album's genesis - with fascinating input from Don Dixon and Mitch Easter. He also investigates Michael Stipe's hypnotic, mysterious lyrics, and makes the case for Murmur as a work of Southern Gothic art.... and thendropped the pitch back down for playback and treateditwith overblown digitalreverb courtesy ofthe Lexicon 200 unit. ... the languid slowfade of the previous (the way aSitting Stilla#39;sa lonesnare hit interrupted aCatapulta#39;sa manual fade).
|Publisher||:||Bloomsbury Publishing USA - 2005-04-28|