The never-ending-trees repetition

As long as I always visit the Northwest of France with bucolic landscapes-green views, I immerse in a state of mind that make me re-think about the things that we put in front of our lives and call ‘problems’.

Most of the times this problem are the current things about live like an adult, or maybe because the never-ending landscapes with high hills make us feel like almost nothing in front of them.

The trees never-ending repetition when you pass go by car, personally, I have nausea after a long time just using a bike and public transport in São Paulo and now in Berlin, but making sure of this question, forests always push me up with curiosity and kind of darkness.

Music and songs can match with our current state of mind, definitely as long as I walk to the forest alone, the unique sensation that you are dealing with something bigger than you, from the point of psychological view, can be good somehow.

I was stuck in time about personal analysis after a very intense and hard year and then comes the news years eve the soundtrack of this moments was surrounded by a beautiful album called Harold Budd — Avalon Sutra / As Long As I Can Hold My Breath.

And I believe that it happens when you realize that you are disconnected from the hyperreality that we live our lives daily.

It’s something to make a point in Baudrillard’s view, Hyperreality dehumanizes experience by dislodging us from the material basis of perception (e.g actual trees, beaches or people) leading to the proliferation of floating signs without that basis.

Theorists highlight different historical developments to explain hyperreality, common themes include the explosion of new media technologies, the loss of the materiality of objects, the increase in information production, the rise of capitalism and consumerism.

You can buy the album here (in a newly remastered form!):

1. Arabesque 3–0:00
2. It’s Steeper near the Roses (For David Sylvian) — 2:40
3. L’enfant Perdu — 3:47
4. Chrysalis Nu (To Barney’s Memory) — 6:00
5. Three Faces West (Billy Al Bengston’s) — 8:01
6. Arabesque 2–10:52
7. Little Heart — 13:54
8. How Vacantly You Stare at Me — 21:35
9. A Walk in the Park with Nancy (In Memory) — 25:36
10. Rue Casimir Delavigne (For Daniel Lentz) — 31:30
11. Arabesque 1–37:00
12. Porcelain Ginger — 38:57
13. Faraon — 40:58
14. As Long as I Can Hold My Breath — 42:20

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