Blogathon: Black Walls – “Field Two”

1 Feb

Black Walls

Certain music suits being played at a certain time of day, some is big and brash and in your face ready for the day ahead or a night out, whilst some is more sedate and ready for a quiet evening, relaxing after a long day.

Some music is neither for the start or end of the day though; some is contemplative and philosophical, dark and steeped in remorse and despair. These are the songs you play when the day is long over and done with. When the world is asleep and still, when your mind is free to travel undisturbed through memories both real and imagined.

It is at this hour, around 4am perhaps, that you play the music of Black Walls. “Field Two”, which you can stream below, is a perfect example of why. At 8 minutes long it is a grand monument in a murky world. A monolithic rumble, it meanders through its shadows, heavy with emotion. A figure stands alone in the middle of a wide open landscape. The vocals are a rolling shadow of dusk that has removed all definition from the world around him, taking his bearings and left him lost and uncertain amongst a series of haunting melodic shapes. He craves solitude but has instead found isolation and the anguish is almost too much to bear.

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