Ultramarine

Today, I’m feeling a little low on energy. I’ve been cycling in the high heat and humidity, so am taking a couple of days off.

It also has been an emotional day, attending the COVID-socially-distanced, outdoor interment service for our dear friend’s mother; she was a delightful, vibrant and kind soul who was taken too soon and suddenly. 

I thought I would revisit the Brian and Roger Eno collaboration, Mixing Colours. It’s an album I listened to on the YouTube live stream the day it was released earlier this year, and I find the music soothing and calming. The video for “Ultramarine” reminds me of watching the English countryside go by while riding trains from London to the north, south, east and west over the years.

The title “Ultramarine” also reminds me of the name of the spiffy colour of the rain jacket I have for cycling. 

The piano piece is slow and ponderous, which seems perfect for a day like today. 

Now you know a little about why this is my song of the day for today. Thanks for joining me here, and please enjoy.

Here’s the video for the song from the partial playlist on the official Deutsche Grammophon YouTube channel (the label has officially posted only 6 of the 18 tracks; the full album is available through several unofficial channels): 

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