Steve Hillage : Sea Nature / Ether Ships [1978] [reblog]

from Oannes *

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Δυο “θαλασσινά” κομμάτια απ΄ το εντυπωσιακά μπροστά απ’ την εποχή άλμπουμ που ο Steve Hillage κυκλοφόρησε το 1978, με τίτλο ‘Green’.
Όχι τυχαία ο ίδιος άνθρωπος στα early ‘80s θα έβαζε ως παραγωγός την ηχητική σφραγίδα του στο αριστούργημα των Simple Minds ‘New Gold Dream’, ενώ από τα late ‘80s θα είναι από τους πρωταγωνιστές της ηλεκτρονικής σκηνής δημιουργώντας με τη Miquette Giraudy το techno-trance σχήμα των System 7.

Two “sea” tracks from ‘Green’, the impressively ahead of its time album Steve Hillage released in 1978.
It’s no coincidence that later on, in the early ‘80s SH as a producer would put his sonic footprint on Simple Minds’ masterpiece ‘New Gold Dream’, and from the late ’80s on would be one of the protagonists of the electronic scene forming the techno – trance outfit System 7 with Miquette Giraudy.


❝ I’m walking on the land,
But my mind is under the sea
The fish in the sky just swim on by,
And the birds in my brain keep on singing
The trees keep growing,
And the seeds are sowing beneath the ether
It’s time for my soul to go
Swimming inside Nature
Diving through the flowers
Popping out at the bottom of the sea
In minutes that seem like hours
I want you to come with me
Journeying with your mind
We’ll learn to feel the Devas
And feed them with our vibes
Hear the music of the spheres through the ears of the cauliflowers,
And the living grass that breathes
I want you to come with me
Journeying with your mind
So let’s dive below the waves of words
And sink beneath the turbulence
And leave the restless images behind us
And touch the secret power of nature
Under the sea
Way down
Way down
Way down below the ocean
We’ll be riding our emotion
Way down
Way down below the ocean
We’ll be riding our emotion ❞


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* For my friends who didn’t know, or first timers here, Oannes [aka Socratis Papahatzis] is my husband, partner in life and music and the one with my undying admiration. Together we have a band MK-O [the music of Marina Kanavaki & Oannes]. So, it’s my pleasure to share with you his [and sometimes mine] musical selections. • Do visit his site. He has my highest recommendation!