Why Beet Maize and Corn is the classic Llamas album of the noughties
I've been recently playing BMC album... a lot!.Calloway,Leaf and Lime,Holly Hills,the whole album has just got better as these 7 years have gone by.
Orchestrally , stringwise , moodwise , this album is just simply awesome...
Sean's music is timeless here.No twiddling around with the knobs as with inserts in Hawaii .It has a conscious stream that runs right through it.
Some absolute killer musical themes, it is a remarkable album.
Can Cladders ...was fair...Talahomi had its moments....but BMC is
unstoppable .Buzzle Bee's "Bobby's Court" would have been a great addition to BMC.
BMC does not try to be cinematic like Hawai , its fully formed. Gideon Gaye
was Sean's Beach Boy style revelation.
The amazing final track which chimes out that double piano motif at the opening of "The Walworth River" is an apt closing song.
No wonder people love Sean's string arrangements , and its also no wonder that his film music is admired too.
Personally I'm composing some good stuff too at the moment .. some of Sean's magic might be rubbing off here !
Try see Hem if you can ..they are on a rare tour visit to the UK
Regards Brent and John ( music/lyrics ) (currently working on some ideas..."Just for One Day" a three part song ...."Joy Anew"..an xmas song...and a new project "Perfect Truth"......a musical..