NickDrake.com
Discuss the music of Nick Drake.
 
 FAQFAQ  SearchSearch  MemberlistMemberlist  UsergroupsUsergroups   RegisterRegister   ProfileProfile  Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages  Log inLog in 

Bryter Layter

 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    NickDrake.com Forum Index -> Musicians
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
Anzacky



Joined: 31 Jul 2006
Posts: 10
Location: United Kingdom

PostPosted: Mon Jul 31, 2006 4:52 pm    Post subject: Bryter Layter Reply with quote

I think to slate Bryter Layter is pointless, yes maybe it was the weaker of his albums, but then i enjoyed it so its served its purpose.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Black Cat



Joined: 30 Jan 2007
Posts: 11
Location: England

PostPosted: Sun Feb 11, 2007 2:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I agree. Bryter Layer is a very unique album - sometimes I love it to bits and sometimes I hate it. Very strange. But I think it's one of those albums that grows on you after a while - it becomes 'brighter later' (ha ha). It was the last Nick Drake album I bought and I was disappointed at first because of the sheer atmospheric difference to the other two. I guess it was just a little unexpected.

However, last night I couldn't sleep and I wanted to listen to a CD I hadn't played in a while. So I put Bryter Layter on and suddenly everything made sense - the arrangements, the vocals, the instruments... I don't know why but just the combination of it being pitch black and having these wonderfully 'visual' songs playing quietly in the background made me really 'experience' the positives and subtleties of Bryter Layter a lot of people probably miss. Also, the city clock outside my house chimed during 'At The Chime of a City Clock,' which was funny!

Anyway, my recommendation - listen to it with your eyes closed! Wink
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
modestmatt14



Joined: 05 Oct 2006
Posts: 107

PostPosted: Wed Feb 14, 2007 1:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i find when i listne to albums at certain times of day they gain so much more and with bryter layter i find when i am in the dark it is an amazing album. It is a very relaxing album, but the only thing that has ever turned me off about the album is the horns in it and how it sounds so 60's/70's while the rest of nick's work is rather timeless and has no time period stuck on it. I have also found that listneing to it outside under the stars is mind blowing since i spend most of my days outside listening to music.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message AIM Address
ThemCityBlues



Joined: 30 Jan 2007
Posts: 77

PostPosted: Fri Feb 16, 2007 10:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bryter Layter is when I get that springtime feeling. It's a very warm and comforting album.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Black Cat



Joined: 30 Jan 2007
Posts: 11
Location: England

PostPosted: Fri Feb 16, 2007 11:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh wow - outside under the stars! What a fantastic idea - thanks Matt! And, yes, there is something 'warm' about Bryter Layter...
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
modestmatt14



Joined: 05 Oct 2006
Posts: 107

PostPosted: Sun Feb 18, 2007 4:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Black Cat wrote:
Oh wow - outside under the stars! What a fantastic idea - thanks Matt! And, yes, there is something 'warm' about Bryter Layter...


yea it si something that i started doing one day when i was studying because this oen teacher i had told us that you can concentrate more int he cold and it was bitter cold so i went outside. That teacher was also arrested for being a petaphile but it actually works. and i now just lay on my grass and stare at the stars and the moon and it si peaceful
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message AIM Address
placetobe



Joined: 01 Jun 2007
Posts: 20
Location: Glasgow

PostPosted: Mon Jun 04, 2007 7:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The sound of rain also goes exquisitely with Nick Drake albums. Smile
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website AIM Address MSN Messenger
KaiBailey



Joined: 27 Feb 2007
Posts: 24
Location: Appalachia

PostPosted: Sun Jun 10, 2007 2:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bryter Layter is a very pretty album, which isn't always good. Sometimes you feel you've heard all the songs one too many times, but other times you feel you will never stop listening to them.

I think it's a wonderful album, with wonderful instrumental work, and songwriting.
_________________
http://myspace.com/kaibailey <--music that you're not really interested in
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website AIM Address Yahoo Messenger
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    NickDrake.com Forum Index -> Musicians All times are GMT
Page 1 of 1

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum


Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group