MILES BRYSON: THE WEIGHT OF THE WORLD - A LONG DAY'S TANGO INTO NIGHT
CD: SSSM 103 
Ltd x 500
Of The World, A Long Day's Tango Into Night
starts: Hi Jo. Thanks for sending me this record to review. I know I said
I would review any old shit but I didn’t mean that quite so literally.
Please advise me on how you want me to review this.
I could, I suppose, start by saying that "The Weight of the World"
is the work of P Miles Bryson and that "A long days tango into Night"
is one long track of 50+ minutes. Then I could possibly add that Mr Bryson
has produced a piece of experimental music that undulates back and forth
between quite and loud passages. That there are ripples of water like
glitches and a smattering of piano and some sonic overload also thrown
in for good measure. But here’s my problem. I didn’t like
it. I found it boring and dull in extremis and there wasn’t anything
in it I hadn’t heard done a thousand times better before. I don’t
want to appear negative so please advise me how I should let Mr Bryson
down gently. I know you’ll say that I should look for positives
within the recording and write those up. I’ve tried Jo. I’ve
tried. I can’t find a singular moment within it to enthuse about.
Even the cover, which Mr Bryson was also responsible for, is rubbish.
Should I say something along the lines of ‘may appeal to those looking
for a challenge in music’? Or maybe ‘a journey into the avant
garde that’s not for the weak willed’? Or should I just tell
the truth as I see it? Please reply asap. Cheers. Al.
PS…I’ll still get paid for a bad review won’t I? Message