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JUN
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If I had a heart

Fever Ray is the debut solo studio album by Fever Ray, an alias of Karin Dreijer Andersson of Swedish electronic music duo The Knife. It was released on 12 January 2009 by Rabid Records. The album spawned four singles—"If I Had a Heart", "When I Grow Up", "Triangle Walks" and "Seven". Here is "If I had a heart".

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APR
05
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This is what I'm made of

Nause is a Swedish electro and house act signed with Universal Music. Nause was founded 2008 in Stockholm by Jacob Criborn, Kami Montgarde & Leonard Scheja.

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OCT
28
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Learning to fly

After another hectic day on Revelations, we are relaxing for a couple of minutes and still on Pink Floyd music - we are now listening to Learning to Fly.

Pink Floyd - P - U - L - S - E | DISC 1 - Learning to Fly

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OCT
04
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Awakening to Money for nothing

This morning, awakening to a hugely popular song from the mid 80's. Dire Straits, yeah, they played damn good music!

Dire Straits - Brothers In Arms - Money for Nothing

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MAY
19
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Listening to Deep Purple

Going back way in time, thoughts wrapped in distant memory, remembering all those who mattered, the prominent and the worthy people of the time ... this is a song for you.This song is in honor of all the good things within you and in remembrance of your life.

Deep Purple - Deep Purple In Rock Anniversary Edition - Child in time
This is good stuff! Not the rap crap and other shit one is bombarded with on a daily basis.

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APR
19
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Amazing drum play video

Here is a YouTube video showing a duo of drum players. Not only are the drums unusual in looks, it certainly does produces very different sounds. Damn good!

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MAR
14
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Another amazing voice

Here is a song by Niyaz, "In The Shadow of Life" and the vocals by Azam Ali, an American Iranian. I generally do not like music with Arab overtones as it mostly sounds like one fat "kak en kerm" (Afrikaans for "moan and groan") session. It is a irritating mixture of wailing and nagging sounds where the remnants of the last sand storm are blown and excreted through trumpet like nasal passages. The typical high pitched "tjanking" (Afrikaans for "howling") can only be appreciated by Arabs and not my tone deaf aging ear drums. But this song is indeed different and certainly worth listening to.

The track with an English title, “In the Shadow of Life”, is sung in a foreign tongue despite the song name. This fact seems unimportant as the deeper meanings implied are clearly evoked by the nature of the performances. Niyaz expresses spiritual aspirations through its music and the numinous quality of the material suggests the importance of personal introspection.

Niyaz - Niyaz - In The Shadow of Life

Niyaz

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FEB
27
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Reflections on the sound of music

There is nothing quite as powerful as the music of Pink Floyd to take you on a journey of inner reflection. Their music strum cords and resonates deep within my few remaining brain cells. For me at least, it is uplifting, powerful sounds and it never fails to elevate one's spirit. No wonder they are the world's greatest band of all time. Tonight, just what the doctor called for. Besides my desire to sail the world, my second biggest wish is that I get the chance to be at one of their live shows! Man, that will be something! Sadly, there will most likely never be a live show ever again.

Pink Floyd - Live Delicate Sound Of Thunder - Yet Another Movie

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DEC
30
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Goa Trance

Yeah, this may be for the younger generation but my old bones can still rattle along to a good beat. So, we are listening to some Psy Goa Trance music.

DJ Amonati - Progressive Psy Trance mix 2012

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NOV
26
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Okna Tsahan Zam now playing

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Here comes the CD by Okna Tsahan Zam, the charismatic Kalmyk throat singer. Produced and arranged by Claude Samard, this album is presented in a beautiful digipack with a richly illustrated booklet and a 16 bonus DVD with film footage of the steppe and the video clip of Edjin Duun. Conceived as a journey through the steppe, it features musical sequences set in a movie-like fashion to render the universe of the steppe. Melodic songs sustained by electronic touches alternate with roots pieces (on vocals and dombra). Okna Tsahan Zam is also featured solo on three tracks devoted to throat singing. Electronic contributions naturally reinforce the trance aspect of shamanic music. Traditional instruments are played by Kalmuk and Mongol musicians, and the additional sounds of nature connecting the songs (wind, thunder, wolves, horses) were recorded on the spot, in order to create an authentic sound universe in harmony with the cosmic dimension of the steppe. Only playing four songs here;

Okna Tsahan Zam - Shaman Voices - Edjin Duun
Okna Tsahan Zam - Shaman Voices - Sibir
Okna Tsahan Zam - Shaman Voices - Khoomei
Okna Tsahan Zam - Shaman Voices - Djangar

 

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NOV
18
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Listening to Mari Boine

I have no clue what the hell she is singing about! At moments it sounds like the ebb and flow of sexual moaning ... in the heat of the moment if you get my drift. None the less, I wish I had such a pure sounding voice. If I did, I surely would not be talking shit here on this website, I'll be using my voice to make a couple of million dollars! In the words of my friend Martin, I will then plant my balls in the sand of some remote beach and do fuck all but sit there all day long, every day - and you will have to make an appointment to talk to me. Despite me talking kak (shit) here, I kinda like the sound of this song.

Mari Boine, previously known as Mari Boine Persen, née Mari Boine Olsen is a Norwegian Sami musician known for having added jazz and rock to the yoiks of her native people. The language Mari Boine sings in is Sami, of course. She originates from a village called Gámehisnjárga (Sami for 'The Border') a name that is very fitting for describing her music. She exists on the border, musically, without crossing it. She seems to live in The Independent State of the Border, which is to say, where Mari Boine is, nobody else are. So, no, she is not Mari Boine, the Sami artist. She is Mari Boine, the artist.

Cafe Del Mar Volumen Ocho - Mari Boine - Gula Gula (Chilluminati Mix)

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OCT
27
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Strong voice with a mythical and ancient undertone

I just stumbled onto this video from "Eivør Pálsdóttir" singing her song "Trøllabundin". She has a remarkable strong voice with mythical and ancient undertones. It almost feels like this would be the type of ritual music my ancient forebears would have listened too.

I like it ... Eivør Pálsdóttir - Trøllabundin

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OCT
05
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Now listening to ...

So we are listening to a rhythmic and easy going beat from South America: Omega El Fuerte – Gatillo Y Plomo.

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SEP
08
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Distant Lands

Distant lands, strange voices, other places and interesting people. Listening to some songs tonight and we yet again realized how much we enjoy traveling the world. Meeting new and strange people who think and do things differently. The opportunity to visit their lands and learning their culture. To mingle with them, taste their food and listen to their music. To feel compassion and have a deep empathy with their dreams and struggles. To hear their dreams and visions, feel their joys and pains in our hearts and to re-discover that we are essentially all the same. These songs bring back many memories and motivates us to continue our travels. Tonight our thoughts are with the Syrian people who are having a hard time and which is bound to soon get even worse. Our thoughts and prayers!

Artist Album Song
Okna Tsahan Zam   Shaman Voices   Edjin Duun
Dadawa   Sister Drum   Sister Drum
Azam Ali   Elysium For The Brave   Endless Reverie
Anard   Ratnabali   Rama

 

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AUG
15
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Yearning to go ...

Imagine sailing under the stars, all by yourself. Things feel good, you are invigorated and the boat is responsive, alive, yearning and straining to go ....

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