03.05.2010

After the rocking energy of “Rainy Day,” Prospekt’s March chills out with the title track, “Prospekt’s March/Poppyfields.” It begins with a solo guitar and voice, which creates a simple yet powerful texture. The guitar itself is very thin-sounding with lots of fret noise, giving it a “fragile” sound. As the song continues, atmospherics and high strings are added to fill out the sound even though it’s still just guitar and voice; eventually the bass and electric guitar enter, but they do so subtly and without changing the simple sound of the song. The lyrics again deal with the theme of death, as the opening words seem to describe a battle’s aftermath and Chris Martin sings “I don’t wanna die on my own here tonight,” and it ends with an oriental-like pentatonic figure in the electric guitar.

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