Tuesday, December 06, 2011

Song of the day

"How To Be Invisible", by Kate Bush.

In preparation for the arrival in the letter box of the new Kate Bush album, I have been listening to "Aerial" quite a bit. (Not that that's any kind of burden.) I am always nervous when a new Kate album comes along. She seems always to be in danger of flipping over the edge into embarrassing excess, but somehow she never does.

I particularly love the guitar in this song. It evokes eighties guitar sounds but in a non-dated way. That's the other thing about Kate: her music runs alongside everyone else's music without ever feeling the need to engage with it. Or something like that.