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Cobalt Blue
Michael Brook
Cobalt Blue
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Country, New Age, Pop, Rock
 
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Cobalt Blue is a superb 12 track record. Nearly every track is standout music and some of the tracks are absolutely perfect: Urbana, Ultramarine, and Lakbossa being the three best. This is guitar music, alternately driven ...  more »

      
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All Artists: Michael Brook
Title: Cobalt Blue
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Warner Bros / Wea
Release Date: 6/30/1992
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Country, New Age, Pop, Rock
Styles: Ambient, Electronica, Bluegrass
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 093624500025, 075994505510, 5014436200717, 5014436200724

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Album Description
Cobalt Blue is a superb 12 track record. Nearly every track is standout music and some of the tracks are absolutely perfect: Urbana, Ultramarine, and Lakbossa being the three best. This is guitar music, alternately driven then abstract. Sometimes it just shimmers in the moonlight, other times it cuts accross time like a knife, the notes hard and brilliant like sapphires in the sun. This is music that is a joy to listen to. Somehow it challenges you to think, to follow the line of the melody as a weaves in and out of the surrounding fabric of supporting musical lines. 4AD.

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CD Reviews

My favourite CD
05/15/1998
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Cobalt Blue is a rich and varied piece of work - very special. At work I write documentation for computer processes and at home I paint water-colours. In both environments I like to listen to music, especially non intrusive music. I am not sure how you would classify this music - It is different from most of the Ambient stuff I have heard and is not your run of the mill electronic. I also like Vangelis and J.M. Jarre but this is different."
The Wizard of ERR
William Brink | Austin, TX USA | 12/21/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)

"This is a damn good album. It should be noted; I don't hand out 5 stars to every album I like (or review)- seems kind of pointless. 4 stars is high enough praise in itself.
-Anyway-
For reference purposes: If you have Eno's "Music for Films III"; listen to the the track "Err" - this album is essentially the planet Err came from. There are even some interludes that contain little distilled pieces of Err.

The sound is one you don't hear much; A large number of tracks are built around rhythms which are driven by 2 very different forces: very low, fast-attack/slow-decay, bass and very high, crisp guitar, which is restrained just enough to complement the bass dead-on. Several are relatively fast (almost "catchy" I guess) tempo, but have a whole different character in the absence of a drum kit.

If none of this makes any sense, listen to the samples. Hell, listen to them anyway; that's what got me going. I started out looking for a copy of "Sleeping With the Fishes", and it landed me here.
So, there you go.

PS
This is the kind of stuff which will make those insanely expensive speakers show their worth."