Music Monday: Big Log

Another Monday, another addition to the Elsehere Soundtrack. Today, Robert Plant’s song, Big Log.

Robert Plant is the some-time lead singer of Led Zepplin and since their heyday he’s had a prolific solo career across all kinds of genres. Big Log comes from early on in that solo career.

This is a piece of music that I often use as writing music because it doesn’t demand anything from me and just allows my brain to breath. It’s a slow, almost meditative piece with no crescendos or any sense of building up to a climax, but that doesn’t mean it’s boring! The harmony shifts from minor to major and back and it has a flow that just rolls on and on.

It has lyrics (as you’d expect) but they’re actually not that important here and if you’re expecting the sort of screamed vocal performance of a Led Zepplin, this is about as far from that as you can get. Instead, the vocal track almost functions like another layer of instrumentation and I adore the song all the more for that.

The Elsehere Soundtrack on Spotify has been updated to add this in.

That’s all for now. Happy reading and listening!

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