I was listening to King Crimson ‘Discipline’ while doing yoga and noticed how this was a music that demanded your attention. If you didn’t pay attention it was annoying or boring; because it refused to fall into the background. For me it fell into the rhythm of my yoga session or perhaps it was vice versa. Then ‘Sheltered Sky’ came on and I went off into a whole new landscape. As if I was transported to a different world. My mind though tried to pull me back. It argued that the groove was repetitive, annoying, boring! What garbage music it said. But my body knew something different. My body knew it was in a new place; a place of calm and healing, of trance you might say. My body was at last free of the tyranny of my mind and my mind didn’t like that one bit! So it judged and argued and tried to pull my attention away. So I began to move. To dance in a micro fashion during savasana with just a hip or a finger and shoulder, pulses running through my torso and I was able to escape my mind’s demands and I remembered, this is the power of music.
I've chosen to include "Frame By Frame" because Sheltered Sky required me to listen to the earlier songs on the album before I could 'drop' into the altered experience. I just happened to be listening to Frame by Frame when I wrote this post and it felt like a good pairing. Perhaps try pressing play and then re-reading the post and see if it changes how you feel while you read the words?