First song, fourth album. Heh heh heh. “Morning Oud”. The oud is one of the oldest stringed instruments that man devised, and is still a prominent feature in some Middle Eastern music. I think this is a lovely, joyous song to open out Horus Tweets.
Horus Tweets was great fun to write. Free from the emotional turmoil and life irritations that accompanied the writing of Babylon, it’s kind of a great, free tour-de-force. It also straddles a period in which I started to find my feet in a lot of ways, personally and musically.
The title comes from the idea that Horus is the Lord of this particular Aeon. He is a child god, and a warrior. The idea of the Aeon’s character as personified in this Egyptian god-form is primarily one of childishness, frivolity, and unrest. And we do see this as our times… progress. So then I thought, “If Horus is the Lord of the Aeon, and he wanted to talk to humans, how would he do it?” Well, he’d Tweet, of course. Just like a World Leader. Just like a baby Hawk-headed warlord. I designed the cover with the idea of this poor, wonderful god ruling over the squalor that is modern life.. and being also, in some ways, the absolute quintessence of it, too.
Oh! And I almost forgot! Here’s a snippet of the song in the Italian promo for the album I made:
Please enjoy it!
Morning Oud (Horus Tweets) The Lowest of Low
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