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 Post subject: 'QUIET BELLS' RING AGAIN...
PostPosted: Tue Sep 11, 2018 7:23 pm 
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Just in case you're one of those people who haven't yet subscribed to the Dreamsville site to receive notifications of releases and events, I'd like to announce that the long out of print album 'Quiet Bells' was today reissued as a digital download on my Bandcamp page.

This is one of my personal favourites. It's gentle and contemplative, an album of quietly lovely guitar instrumentals that will sooth the heart of the savage beast.... :wink:


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 11, 2018 7:44 pm 
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Absolutely essential listening. Anyone who doesn't already have this album should purchase the download immediately! Don't even hesitate. It's that good. :)


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This is one of my personal favourites. It's gentle and contemplative, an album of quietly lovely guitar instrumentals that will sooth the heart of the savage beast.... :wink:

Indeed. Mis-paraphrased (is that a thing?) on purpose or are you the 'savage beast'? :D

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The phrase was coined by William Congreve, in The Mourning Bride, 1697:

Musick has Charms to sooth a savage Breast,
To soften Rocks, or bend a knotted Oak.
I've read, that things inanimate have mov'd,
And, as with living Souls, have been inform'd,
By Magick Numbers and persuasive Sound.
What then am I? Am I more senseless grown
Than Trees, or Flint? O force of constant Woe!
'Tis not in Harmony to calm my Griefs.
Anselmo sleeps, and is at Peace; last Night
The silent Tomb receiv'd the good Old King;
He and his Sorrows now are safely lodg'd
Within its cold, but hospitable Bosom.
Why am not I at Peace?


Sums it up nicely methinks :lol:

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 11, 2018 10:36 pm 
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Merikan1 wrote:
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This is one of my personal favourites. It's gentle and contemplative, an album of quietly lovely guitar instrumentals that will sooth the heart of the savage beast.... :wink:

Indeed. Mis-paraphrased (is that a thing?) on purpose or are you the 'savage beast'? :D

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The phrase was coined by William Congreve, in The Mourning Bride, 1697:

Musick has Charms to sooth a savage Breast,
To soften Rocks, or bend a knotted Oak.
I've read, that things inanimate have mov'd,
And, as with living Souls, have been inform'd,
By Magick Numbers and persuasive Sound.
What then am I? Am I more senseless grown
Than Trees, or Flint? O force of constant Woe!
'Tis not in Harmony to calm my Griefs.
Anselmo sleeps, and is at Peace; last Night
The silent Tomb receiv'd the good Old King;
He and his Sorrows now are safely lodg'd
Within its cold, but hospitable Bosom.
Why am not I at Peace?


Sums it up nicely methinks :lol:


I am both the 'Savage Beast' and the 'Gentle Lamb'. Calming the beast to favour the lamb is why my music exists...


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 11, 2018 11:22 pm 
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By coincidence played this earlier in the week. Quite brilliant. One of my all time faves.

Buy! Buy!! Buy!!!


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 Post subject: Re: 'QUIET BELLS' RING AGAIN...
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Had a listen last night and have to say that track # 15, "A Perfect Night-The Dawn Rejoices", is absolutely essential listening. Abstract colorization evolving (dissolving?) in to glorious loops and e-bow. What else can a guy ask for? :)


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 12, 2018 9:31 pm 
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......I love this album.....when it came out I played it in the car on what was then a troubled journey(leafy Loughton in Essex to Tottenham...imagine that!!) to where I was working at the time.....and got to know it day by day on a very intimate level....then the job changed and new Bill stuff came out and it got put on the back burner for other offerings........so now I put it on for the first time in ages as it's back on the 'bandcamp' release.......absolutely beautiful....it's amazing what you remember.... and then what has imbibed/filtered/ into your head 'by osmosis' becomes total classic music ........same as a lot of Bill's albums I'm sure we'll all agree...it's all about repeated listenings!!..... :wink:

.........anyway - I've loved listening to this one again .......if you don't have it......recommended - beautiful!!


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Fabulous album. That and Stereo Star Maps, which is in a similar vein, are two of Bill's finest records with that dreamy, treated guitar, ambient vibe.

Thoroughly recommend to anyone.


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They never stopped ringing, for me :wink:

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Marvelous news! I have been waiting years for this re-release.
Along with the release of Steve Lawson's latest album, the re-release of Quiet Bells has made September a month to remember.
Many thanks.

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