Day 238. “Visions” by Grimes
What a great album!
In 2010, Grimes began to write, record and produce what would become her third album in extended isolation over a three-week period. at home in Montreal, and described her writing process as being “equally enjoyable and tortuous”. During recording, she was reclusive and insomniac with blacked out windows, for nine days, to induce hallucinations, explaining “you have no stimulation, so your subconscious starts filling in the blanks. I started to feel like I was channelling spirits. I was convinced my music was a gift from God. It was like I knew exactly what to do next, as if my songs were already written.” The album was recorded entirely on Apple’s GarageBand, using vocal pedals, a sampler and a Juno-G keyboard.
I realize I should be writing about the album as a whole, or how this has effected my life… However, the connection is merely the song “Oblivion”.
The fear of walking alone at night as a female. I remember moving to Esondido in 2009, and witnessing the public’s reaction to the rape & murder of Amber Dobois (which happened in broad day light)…thinking..I’ll never go anywhere alone again. Of course, that didn’t happen. I walk alone often. However, that feeling of vunrability is always there.
I grew up in the suburbs of Amish country…I never really had to excersize my street smarts until I moved to the city of Pittsburg for college. Even then, I had pretty thick skin…and thought I was invinceable to anything. That was until some peers were held at gunpoint outside our apartment complex. Noted. Anything can happen. Bringing back the good ole’ buddy system.
Tomorrow: “Deep Cuts” by The Knife