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Monday, March 1, 2010


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Talk about slipping through the cracks: I've encountered devout Bowiephiles who don't know about this album. More's the pity for them. Recorded for a British TV mini-series in 1993, this album seems to exist in many forms, with many covers. Whatever the cover, the music is what matters, and the music is excellent.
There is no radio-friendly Bowie ala "Let's Dance" or "Blue Jean" here, nor even a semblance to the more conceptual Bowie of "Outside" or "Heathen." This is ambient Bowie, clearly showing the Brian Eno influence and ahead of the post-rock curve. The title track and "Strangers When We Meet" (which Bowie re-recorded for "Outside") have a fairly mainstream appeal, but the rest is ethereal, moody, dark, and largely without vocals. It's a different side of Bowie, and one well worth exploring even if you're not a fan of the better-known artist. I particularly recommend "The Mysteries," which takes several listens but eventually becomes utterly hypnotic. It has become one of my favorite pieces of music.

1. Buddha of Suburbia
2. Sex and the Church
3. South Horizon
4. Mysteries
5. Bleed Like a Craze, Dad
6. Strangers When We Meet
7. Dead Against It
8. Untitled No. 1
9. Ian Fish, U.K. Heir
10. Buddha of Suburbia

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