Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Let's Hear it for the Vague Blur...

...Is the name of the latest connect_icut master-work in progress. It probably won't see the light of day for around two years (seriously!) but somehow, coming up with an album title has helped me break out a period of creative deadlock. In the mean time, why not buy a copy of my current album?

Of course, the title is in reference to a passage from Philip K. Dick's A Scanner Darkly. Strangely, the phrase “vague blur” shows up in a lot of PKD works. Possibly, this is because he wrote a lot of his books extremely quickly while thoroughly munted on a variety of uppers. Whatever the case, this passage from Solar Lottery - which I came across after I'd settled on the title - is spookily connect_icut friendly.

“A vague blur of music had started up at one end of the chamber. A music robot, creating random combinations of sound, harmonic colors and shades that flitted agilely, too subtle to pin down.”

It's like you know me.

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