on life, music etc beyond mainstream

2014 17 Aug


von: Michael Engelbrecht Filed under: Blog | TB | 3 Comments

When I woke up this morning, I was starting the Lake Radio (see our blogroll), and what caught my ear immediately: an uplifting Eno song from Another Green World, and, afterwards, Peter Brötzmann and Han Bennink with some field-recordings and hard core free jazz eruptions from somewhere deep in the Black Wood, Germany. Funny, if you don’t try to make sense out of it. Sometimes it’s uplifting to be part of a musical roller coaster. I do have small reservations about the multi-coloured lake photografies (for me it looks more like the awful side of new age than the bright part of psychedelia, but, in this moment in time, let’s wait and listen for a while … A proposal for the designer: make it all in black and white! :)

Dear Micha

thank you for your thoughts and for helping us get the word out about The Lake.
Naturally we like The Lake in its current visual shape, but the idea is that we change the images when the timing feels right. Maybe one day it will be black and white!

all the best to you,


Dear Rasmus

Let me know the point of time your lake world turns into black and white. Or you’ve installed Eno’s 77 Million pictures. These lake photos don’t really work as undercurrent or visual counterpoint for the music.

I think there’s a sense of irony in your last sentence. I don’t expect any black and white before 2066. We will then, in the distant future, re-post you on our blog roll.

I also appreciate post-industrial, rotten areas, or landscapes in decay. Jon Wozencroft’s visuals for his Touch label undermine every new age connotation. Or stills from Tarkovsky films. If you want to rely on „lake motives“, let nighttime do the job!

Best, Michael


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  1. Michael Engelbrecht:

    Fair enough to let your build your own opinion:

  2. Jochen:

    Auch das noch so Niveauvolle wird in der unmoderierten Vermassung zur Vermüllung. Ein Lob den Leerstellen … – oder wie es einst der Hirnforscher Detlef B. Linke sagte: „Im Mangel blüht der Gelbe Ginster der Erleuchtung.“

  3. Michael Engelbrecht:

    Efterklang did some great music, this is more of a thoughtless kind.

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