Beck – Morning Phase



Beck’s latest 2014 release Morning Phase is a deep melodic melancholy album. It is something we have not heard since the 2002 release of Sea Change. If you notice almost all the track titles have something to with a “phase”. Beck did work with his father David Campbell who contributed orchestral arrangements for the album, as he had done previously for Sea Change. After I listened to this album a few more times “I get it”. It is a beautiful piece of work for a quite evening of retrospection of your own personal phase.

“a distinct period or stage in a process of change or forming part of something’s development.”

Track List

  1. Cycle
  2. Morning
  3. Heart Is a Drum
  4. Say Goodbye
  5. Blue Moon
  6. Unforgiven
  7. Wave
  8. Don’t Let It Go
  9. Blackbird Chain
  10. Phase
  11. Turn Away
  12. Country Down
  13. Waking Light

“For a Friend”David


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One thought on “Beck – Morning Phase

  1. Well, I had my own reaction to Morning Phase…and it goes like this…
    “Duck dive into Beck’s new album and don’t come up for air–the slow tidal pull will push you out–listen to Wave underwater…it starts slow, muffled, like when the last of the water fills the space in your ear and forms stasis–the strings here do it for you–everything is in slow motion as the wave action pushes you down, you blow out to see if the bubbles of your breath are going up or down, which way is up–which way is down…Wave….”isolation”…then, pop up and see how far from shore you are …”you better save yourself”…when you listen to Don’t Let It Go-In the crossfire there’s a story
    And how it ends, I do not know but dive down as deep as you can for Phase + Turn Away but only turn on you back and look up to see when the sun stops filtering through the blue green water…then keep diving and Turn Away… the water keeps you under, takes you over a wall that love divides between waking and slumber
    Turn away…

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