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Analyzing Bowie: Moss Garden

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'Moss Garden' has a Japanese feel, which makes us think of the Moss Temple (Koko-dera) in Kyoto, so called for its famous moss gardens. It is a Buddhist temple and the gardens are in the Buddhist spirit, in which a walk in the garden is a religious custom. Buddhist gardens are places of serenity, where you move along winding paths that force you to walk slowly and be mindful of your surroundings. You walk among plants and animals and made to feel like you are part of nature, and occasionally there are places where you can sit down and meditate. Within the schizophrenic and terror-filled tracks of the "Heroes" album 'Moss Garden' feels like a shelter, a place in the mind which Bowie escapes to in order to heal, meditate, and find a solution to what ails him. 'Sons of the Silent Age' says we must find our way back into the world, so 'Moss Garden' allows us to meditate and think how we are going to do it.

It begins with the sound of shrieking wind, a carry-over from the previous track 'Sense of Doubt' which keeps us in its doubt and guilt-ridden state of mind. It is then supplanted by the sound of a jet plane, reminding us that we are in the modern world. But then these sounds recede, and we find ourselves in a magical place. A gently-strummed and echoey guitar creates a soft bed for us to tread on, and other wondrous sounds begin to engulf us. A slowly plucked Koto represents our measured walk through the garden, and synths are creating the sounds of exotic birds, fish and mammals. Occasionally we hear the distant sound of a jet engine, but it doesn't penetrate our world. For a moment, we forget we are in the divided Berlin and we are transferred to an enchanted Japanese paradise.

But all of this is happening in the mind, and because of that there are other things going on. New musical lines are being born all the time, and they meander from one track to another until they fade away as other lines take over. It feels as if Bowie's mind, freed momentarily from remorse and fear, is allowed to come up with new thoughts and let them run their course. He is one of the sons of the silent age, but his silence allows him to think and come up with new sounds and perhaps with a solution to the problems that trouble his psyche.

Eventually, the jet plane returns and shatters the bubble, and the dreamlike sounds disappear. We are back in Berlin, back in our troubled modern existence. This was merely a detour through a meditative state, perhaps a track that meant to represent the meditative Low period, from which we had to emerge with a solution of how to live in the modern world. Did this detour produce a solution? We will have to look elsewhere in the album for the answer.

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