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Sunday, March 05, 2006

Deeper Than Blue

The super-saturated blue in this shirt and Villa Bolgheri tie prompted the phrase "Deeper Than Blue" into my head; it's the title of a song on the Red Movies album by Play, released in 1983 by Survival Records. They had a great roster of artists who all worked in the synth-pop vein, such as Tik & Tok, Richard Bone, and Thirteen at Midnight. They all bear the unmistakable sound of the Roland TR-606 drum machine. Play's music sounds similar to Depeche Mode, combining the instrumentation of their first album with the melancholy tone of their second. Sadly, Red Movies is another album that never made it to CD.

The tie is a pattern that can only be described as "bold zigzags." Or maybe "ocean frequencies." Or "mountains of the sea." Feel free to add your own suggestions.

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