10cf746e54 The very beginning of the track opens with only silence, engaging you in its subtleties. ^ a b c Music Minded interview Music Minded interview Archived ^ a b cybercity.dk ^ "Mark Hollis and Talk Talk Re-release!". Cover art. His obvious understanding of the power of silence aside, one prays he doesn't again wait for the seven-year itch to strike before returning. The use of dissonance is most evident in this track until Mark Hollis begins his vocals. It was released on Polydor Records on 2 February 1998, then reissued on Pond Life on 13 March 2000. Mark Hollis tries to accomplish the same tactic as to have the listener free his or her mind of any expectations and simply blend with all the sounds that surround them and take them to a place where they feel pure happiness. The half-dozen songs on Laughing Stock feel discrete, complete-unto-themselves, each one a little world that doesn't always seem to have much to do with the song that precedes or follows it. How the ambient sound of the room in which an album was recorded can be used almost as instrument in itself, and how the studio can be used to create a sense of environment in the listener's mind that has nothing to do with recording booths and control decks.
This is the oft-repeated and probably too-pat story that gave Talk Talk a second life as fame-spurning and journey-hardened underground icons. Both albums are also hinted with religious themes and references, though Mark Hollis described the lyrics as having more of a humanitarian theme. Track listing. Mark Hollis takes us to his world with this intimate and peaceful album. And in a weird way it exists only because Talk Talk were at one time a hit-making pop band. Even at their most acceptance-hungry, there'd always been something faintly left-of-center about Talk Talk, from Mark Hollis' haunted and word-swallowing singing to the musical hints that the band was more interested in 1970s prog than 80s dance-rock.OnThe Colour of Spring, the big, romantic ballads were still there, but they were strangely muted. With EMI's accounting department more than pleased, the label gave Talk Talk carte blanche to make any damned album they wished. Amirata Mahallati Mark Hollis Post navigation Previous PostWOBC News 10/18/2011Next PostWOBC News 10/19/11 91.5-MHz Oberlin College Community Freeform Radio Oberlin, Lorain County's Freeform Community Radio Listen Live Submit Announcement Radioactivity Proudly powered by WordPress .