Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Still Water

One of contemporary rock's best-kept secrets is the inimitable Daniel Lanois, who has made a name lending his peerless production acumen to landmark records like U2's "The Joshua Ttree", Peter Gabriel's "So", Emmylou Harris's "Wrecking Ball" and Bob Dylan's "Oh Mercy". Less known is his quietly flourishing solo career, which has resulted in a slew of soundtracks for acclaimed films like "Sling Blade", "The Million Dollar Hotel" and "The Last of the Mohicans" and a series of highly atmospheric, singularly haunting solo albums. "Still Water", taken from his stellar 1989 debut, "Acadie", is a gently resonant ambient-rock number, meticulously constructed with help from luminaries like Roxy Music sound architect Brian Eno, and U2 members Adam Clayton and Larry Mullen Junior. Check out the suitably lyrical video clip.


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