“There are many songs in the landscape”, says Ed O’Brien, guitarist and member of Radiohead, “it roots you in what it means to be a human being; what are we doing walking on this planet”. In this podcast it’s our delight to have time with Ed as he describes the making of his solo album ‘Earth’ in retreat in mid-Wales, amidst a timeless, rich vein of Celtic tradition, and in Brazil amidst the polyrhythms of insects that are at the heart of samba.
Landscape, belief, aliveness, quantum physics, spirituality, and reading poetry aloud in the mountains, the interview dances through concepts, connections and contrasts, from a man who continues to be creating contemporary music that is a record of time, place, resonance and emotions. “Nature and landscape are not always easy places to be but you couldn’t feel more alive”.
Ed O’Brien and ‘Earth’ https://www.eobmusic.com
INTRODUCTORY AND INCIDENTAL MUSIC: Colin Williams
Some of the ideas and references we make in this podcast can be found here:
Vale of the White Horse
Jay Griffiths - Wild
Walt Whitman - Leaves of Grass
Rebecca Solnit - Wanderlust
Dead Poets Society
Aldous Huxley - The Perennial Philosophy