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Friday, January 21, 2011

Less is Moor

In continuation of wetland areas, a moor is "A broad area of open land, often high but poorly drained, with patches of heath and peat bogs."* You get the feeling of stagnancy and splotchy terrain. Maybe a toad peeps his eyes out of the muddy earth. Insects buzzing when not landing. Stagnancy. Not much happening. "Things We Lost in the Fire" by the early 90's-still running band Low is beauty stripped down to bare minimums. Perhaps the whole house was lost in the fire, and cattails were resurrected in it's stead. The broken water pipes drenched the ground here and there, housing new ecosystems by integrating surfaces. And the forgotten souls harmoniously croon their tales of sensitive sorrows and macabre memories.