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Tracklist Sorted by: Running order Running order Most popular. Buy Loading. More Love this track. Play album Buy Loading. Scrobble Stats? What is scrobbling? Artist images 6 more. Simon Finn 18, listeners Related Tags folk psychedelic folk singer-songwriter Simon Finn is an English psychedelic folk musician. He released his "Pass the Distance" LP in , which in later years attained legendary status as it was so hard to obtain.
In the same… read more. Simon Finn is an English psychedelic folk musician. Similar Artists Play all. Trending Tracks 1. Play track. Love this track. More Love this track Set track as current obsession Get track Loading. Sunday 21 April Monday 22 April Tuesday 23 April Wednesday 24 April Thursday 25 April Friday 26 April Saturday 27 April Sunday 28 April Monday 29 April Tuesday 30 April Wednesday 1 May Thursday 2 May Friday 3 May Saturday 4 May Sunday 5 May Monday 6 May Tuesday 7 May Wednesday 8 May Thursday 9 May Friday 10 May Saturday 11 May Sunday 12 May Monday 13 May Tuesday 14 May Wednesday 15 May Thursday 16 May Friday 17 May Saturday 18 May Sunday 19 May Wednesday 22 May Thursday 23 May Monday 3 June Tuesday 4 June Wednesday 5 June Thursday 6 June Friday 7 June Saturday 8 June Sunday 9 June Monday 10 June Tuesday 11 June Wednesday 12 June Monday 17 June Adding to the album's unique sound are the contributions of the young multi-instrumentalist David Toop, who since the recording of Pass the Distance has distinguished himself as a preeminent musical critic, a frequent contributor to The Wire and the author of several books.
Toop and percussionist Paul Burwell were apparently given free reign by producer Vic Keary to use Finn's standard folk material as a blank slate for experimentation and improvisation. This results in a series of loose, chaotic settings for Simon Finn's songs, Toop often climbing up and down the scale of a mandolin or a harmonium with utter disregard for melodic sense.
Producer and engineer Keary adds another level of mystification, using heavy echo, stereo panning and excessive phasing to create a sense of dislocation, muddying the waters of Finn's apocalyptic stream of consciousness. This rerelease, overseen by David Tibet and Simon Finn emerging from more than 30 years of total silence , improves the sound substantially from the Japanese bootleg CDs, and adds four bonus tracks, which don't share the same mysterious qualities as the material on the original LP, but are welcome nonetheless.
Pass the Distance is not a drippy peace and love record. It is a nocturnal, nightmarish album full of extremes as well as aesthetically beautiful textures and subtleties. Finn was obsessed with Christian themes both redemptive and apocalyptic , history, the environment, and strange, oblique love songs.
The centerpiece is the epic "Jerusalem. The crux of the song is the terror and rage that Christ would feel were he to return and be crucified in the current millennium by those who profess his name. Finn begins softly, sadly, and soon begins ranting and screaming as the music gathers in intensity and menace until it becomes utterly frightening.
It is followed by "Where's Your Master Gone," a song about Satan, articulated with Toop 's electric guitar lilting in the backdrop with Burwell popping the accents with his tables. Finn croons sweetly and confusingly about the transformation and redemption of Satan. And so it goes -- whether Finn is singing about love found and lost, sex, new age revelation, or Gnostic Christianity; there is in his gentleness, a darker, more sinister edge, one that can set one's teeth to grinding or make one see things in the dark.
But there is also great tenderness and vulnerability as well, as evidenced by "Patrice," or "What a Day. It is a maverick recording from a time far wilder and more imaginative than our own. The CD contains the ten-track original album, an unreleased single, and two completely unreleased studio tracks -- one of which is a recording of the first song Finn ever wrote.
It has extensive liner notes by Finn , Toop , Tibet , and Keary. Pass the Distance is available from either Finn 's or the Durtro web sites. While Pass the Distance may not be for everyone, those who dare to step out on to this ledge will be immeasurably rewarded.