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Otto Rasanen
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09.08.14 Music That Makes Me Write11.30.13 My 2013 - Best New Old Music
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Music That Makes Me Write

Now obviously I'm no published author or anything, but I like to write poetry both in my native Finnish and English which *almost* feels like a native language for me. Most of the time I need something to give me a little friendly shove to get writing, and more often than not music does the job. A few releases that get me going.
1Wire
Snakedrill


Wire's music in general is dense with fascinating ideas that work well towards making you write. "Drill" from this EP has an enticingly attractive contrast between the space afforded by the minimal beat and the subverted harshness of the scratching guitar sounds.
2 The Field
Cupid's Head


Particularly "No. No..." is evocative of a singular state of mind. While there's always more to hear after countless repeated listenings, similarly to "Drill" above the 'static' nature of the music makes this feel like a brilliant poem - layering sound upon sound to portray a fleeting but entrancing moment or emotion in almost suffocating detail. Also, it can be fun to try and in some vague sense emulate the rhythm of the music in writing.
3Can
Monster Movie


Can's music just gets my mind going with its mix of rhythms, textures and mercurial vocals. Monster Movie, as its title suggests, feels more visual than the later, denser (but also more fascinating) albums with Suzuki.
4Life Without Buildings
Any Other City


The interplay between the backing music and the unusual vocals possesses a hypnotizing tension that is a part of good writing.
5Brian Eno
Another Green World


Oh man. Brian Eno's early off-kilter pop records are a gold mine of frantic, whimsical ideas and outlandish turns of English, his ambient records offer any kind of non-intrusive but gorgeous backdrop you could want, and his world-music influences make sure you don't forget the exotic. And all this music is oh-so-visual. Another Green World is to me the closest thing we have to a perfect synthesis of the many sides of Eno, and inspires by its sheer magnificence.
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