Last modified: Saturday, 27 September, 2008, 2:21:10 AM.
‘From The Distance’ is the seventh track from Batch 3, an exercise in creating music within the framework of an album (one can dream, yes?). The track’s title was taken from a line in Interpol‘s ‘Slow Hands’ (“We rejoice ’cause the hurting is so painless / from the distance of passing cars”), which I figured would make a somewhat suitable reference to, of all things, puppy love or the act of having a crush on someone… and stuff. Wikipedia seems to think that it occurs more frequently in younger people, typically directing their adoration (from afar) towards someone of a similar age or older. Naturally, a different scenario comes to mind when I first listened to the completed track. At the 2:20 mark, I tend to see an image of a mountain skier skiing down a snowy slope in slow motion, only to tumble and roll his way down when the beat kicks back in at 2:50, before concluding with the skier’s point of view as he plunges into the rocky depths below. Tragic, if a little sadistic.