I’ve been listening a lot to Kate Bush lately. It all began when I stumbled upon the mysterious new single King of the Mountain (here’s the video) — that track in turn made me rediscover some of her old hits. I’m fond of these multiple layers of harmony that seem to be present in many of her tracks, and Eberhard Weber is great on the bass. Kate’s songs are like musical riddles that make you listen and ponder. And nerds like me just gotta love the lyrics. Just look at the ones from “Deeper Understanding”:
As the people here grow colder
I turn to my computer
And spend my evenings with it
Like a friend.
I was loading a new programme
I had ordered from a magazine:
“Are you lonely, are you lost?
This voice console is a must.”
I press Execute.
“Hello, I know that you’ve been feeling tired.
I bring you love and deeper understanding.
Hello, I know that you’re unhappy.
I bring you love and deeper understanding.”
I still haven’t got a hold of her track from the new album, Aerial, that is simply called Pi where she in the chorus apparently sings Pi to 150 decimal places. Where can I get that track? I guess I will have to turn to my friends, the p2p-nets…