Thursday, March 15, 2007

Glen Hansard & Marketa Irglova - When Your Mind's Made Up

The slow swirl of this song sneaks up on me. I’m listening to the piano, contemplating the words when the song builds, then moves back to the swirling mood. Then the piano starts in again, the voices start in with a point that approaches anger “when your mind’s made up there’s no point to try to fight it.” Then the strings enter and we are in full-fledged taste treat territory with flavors being tossed in all directions for a powerful twirling motion through forever. When the song ends my heart still beats quickly for several minutes. The shoutout tune manages to bring me back down to an even keel – Drown Out. “Drown out the voice that breaks the silence and talks the joy out of everything.” Glen Hansard & Marketa Irglova