“Cleansing” music

The Best Song Ever Right Now: Beck, “The Golden Age”.

I’ve had this urge lately to make a list of music that I would describe as “cleansing”. I think this would be a totally useless list, except for the interesting connotations that I clearly ascribe towards the word. Hmm:

  • Avant Garden - the entirety of Maelstrom
  • Godspeed You Black Emperor! - I dunno, a lot of stuff
  • King Crimson - “Starless”
  • Mogwai - “Mogwai Fear Satan”
  • NeBeLNeST - “Nova Express”
  • Pink Floyd - “Echoes”
  • Sigur Rós - “Popplagið”
  • Sleepytime Gorilla Museum - “Sleepytime”
  • Uzva - “Drontti”

Obviously it’s something to do with lots of noise with melodies hidden inside, or long tension-and-releases, but I think it’s more complicated than that too, given the inclusion of some jams etc…

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