None other than John Leckie produced the album, the legendary producer who earned his spurs in the Abbey Road studios with Pink Floyd and George Harrison. Leckie was also behind the buttons for the monumental albums of The Verve, The Stone Roses and Radiohead.
The documentary reconstructs the musical influences, inspiration and obsessions of the bandleader Joost Zweegers, a quite intense Dutch-born Flemish guy who started as a street musician, and who perfected his style, and got noticed by Neil Young who invited him for his support act.
The program resonated strongly with me; I made some notes, and got in some sort of poetry mood…
Intensity of Solsbury Hill
With fascination, Mystique and Commitment
For inside rest by solitude
His heart is in Belgium, and his fantasy in England
My heart comes from a Flemish Primitive, and my fantasy is in Spain
White page for content, space design and experience design
With performers, craftsmen and artists,
Reinventing once more
To unleash the unknown self in me
This is autumn,
Point of light in the depth
Everything has to be perfect, rehearsed, must be right.
But leaving room for happenstance and personal emotion and interpretation in the moment,
“Right” like in Music: the art of getting all the notes out within the constraints of the right tempo and with my very personal interpretation
“Right” like in Poetry, just for the beauty of the language, the rhythm,
There is no usage for it…
No efficiency games, nor pragmatism, nor KPI’s
Just for the beauty of it.
But music is without words
I am tempted to make another composition without words.
Just images, light, sound, songs, poetry, …