Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Sunday Morning

A deceptively quiet but overwhelmingly despairing anecdote of a heroin addict's inevitable comedown, the Velvet Underground's atmopsheric "Sunday Morning" remains one of the bleakest, most unflinching evocations of desperation and loneliness ever recorded. This seminal track meshes extremely well with the stark, desolate moods conjured up by legendary realist painter Edward Hooper's strikingly original paintings. In this masterful montage, the song soundtracks a collection of Hopper's more well-known works, effectively conveying an overall effect of existential loneliness, ennui and mournfulness in a callous, unforgiving world.


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