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JUN
17
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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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FEB
16
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Children of the carnival

We walked around the carnival and every now and then, a family would cross our path of which one or more children was dressed up for the occassion. The future of the carnival seems to be in good hands. We could not resist the temptation to take pictures of some of them. Various bands playing loud music or banging away at drums, all singing loudly with masses of people following these bands would pass and some of these kids started dancing with the beat.

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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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JUN
26
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Run like hell

Pink Floyd were an English rock band that achieved international acclaim with their progressive and psychedelic music. Distinguished by their use of philosophical lyrics, sonic experimentation, and elaborate live shows, they are one of the most commercially successful and musically influential groups in the history of popular music. Without doubt, the greatest band of all time!

Pink Floyd - P - U - L - S - E | DISC 2 - Run Like Hell

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JUN
03
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Sheer exhilaration ...

Sheer exhilaration on a fun joy ride recently with the limiter de-activated doing 320 kmph (and accelerating) with "Born to be wild" playing loud. What? Me? Come on, you guys know me! I'm a law abiding citizen and will never do something like this. Evil

Steppenwolf - Born to be wild!

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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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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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NOV
14
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Vibe BlackDeath Marine Speakers

You know that we received the Vibe speakers but what you don't know is that we are working on new moldings to mount them on Revelations. Although this task is not a priority, the job is nearing completion. We have now reworked the speaker mountings and have just done all the epoxy glass work. The speaker housings needs some filling and sanding, four coats of spray paint, finally the speaker can then be mounted and everything can then installed and connected on the yacht. I cannot wait to hear the sound!

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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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Life changing stuff

Some 12 years ago, in the midst of serious difficulties and endless problems, we took a small step in another direction which ultimately changed our lives. This was a time of great personal turmoil, deep seated unhappiness, endless fights and arguments, a struggling business and a shortage of money. Just about everything was tainted, damaged or close to destruction, there was nothing to loose anymore. After much convincing and persuasion, we finally conceded that we needed help and attended a 5 day workshop. After everything was said and done, the experiences obtained in this workshop changed our lives forever and for the better. This was the very first sound track played at this workshop and at the time, little did we know or realize the value of these words. Like everybody else, we listened but we did not hear. We understood the language and heard the words but the meaning of these words were lost on us. It was only towards the end of the workshop that we understood and we then realized that everything we sought were contained in the words of this sound track. Tonight, going through some music on my PC, I once again found and listened to that sound track. As back then, these words are immensely deep and it is really powerful shit! Thinking about the many struggles, hardships and troubles facing millions of people the world over, it is within your power to bring about change and also find true happiness. I hope some of you will find what you are seeking - but listening deeply, understand the meaning of the words, how it affects your life and others around you - then apply it!


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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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