Down by the sea…

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Brighter

Wild campion, among the coconut scent of gorse. The southern part of Cornwall near Plymouth, as yet un-noticed…

Outlook

A hut or hostel, left to settle into old age and gaze happily at the ocean…

Clear

Back and forth in ocean blue…

Away

Sail

Future's so bright...

Once you get over thinking of Margaret Atwood’s Oryx and Crake, the liberally scattered plastic is not without a ghoulish charm, smoothed and faded and gathered into swathes of similar colours (how?) that melt easily into the fly-blown, gently grilling weed. The result is that none of it seems synthetic. A kind of unholy soup, packed with man-made additives…

To the lighthouse

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About six months late, but this is a beautiful little film that went with Bat for Lashes’ album last autumn. I’ve been listening since Fur and Gold but overlooked this – probably too much going on and was thinking it would be a little bit too introspective at the time… it’s not, because having bought it at last it’s great stuff, with lots of light and air. This is probably a bit long for a blog post at 15 minutes, but even just the landscapes and lighthouse are worth it I think.