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This is a wild tango which was composed without regard for the singer's vocal health and which should be used for a big dance number in a movie.

Link thanks to [livejournal.com profile] kalimac.
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This is "Ghost" by Jeremy Messersmith, and it cheers me up astonishingly much.

So, two questions-- what are your stand-out favorites? And do you know of other songs more or less like "Ghost"? I've listened to other Messersmith songs and liked them well enough, but they don't have the magic.
nancylebov: (green leaves)
The number of layers in my previous post reminded me of that fourth-wall breaking video I mention now and then-- it's available now in HD. This time, I realized how much it's synced to the music, and I tracked at least part of where the cyan wig went.

This is new work-- a rock anthem with beautiful video. I'd embed it, but youtube doesn't allow. I like the music, but I'm probably just as glad I watched for the first time without the English subtitles (the cc button on the video).

More video from Sugimoto Kousuke. I like the music quite a bit-- it's sort of like Israeli folk music with electric guitar, and the video is rather in the spirit of the sixties never having died.
nancylebov: (green leaves)
Some spectacularly good music which is only going to be available online for less than two weeks-- and isn't for sale because of rights issues. There's a play list at the bottom of the post-- I want the links closer to the top.

I especially recommend Antoni O'Breskey's work (originally Antonio Bresci)-- he's an Italian who fell in love with Irish music, and whose versions include flamenco and jazz influences-- they're fast and passionate and intense. If you like virtuoso piano, check his work out. Everything in the hour is good or better, but he's why I'm posting this.



Ten minutes of O'Breskey playing excerpts of Irish, jazz, and flamenco.

Some other O'Breskey: this one is probably flamenco, and this is a song from the south of Italy with Consuelo Nerea-- the only thing I've heard where I think the person he's playing with might be better than he is.

THE PLAYLIST

Antoni O’Breskey, Mícháel Ó’Súilleabháin (pron: O'Sullivan), and Triona Ní Dhomhnaill (pron: Nee Gonnel) headline an hour of Celtic piano music.

Jig in the Castle...by Antoni O’Breskey from The Colours of Music (O'Music)
Crest of the Wave: Barr nan Tonn/ The Little Cascade...by Tracey Dares and Paul MacNeill from Castlebaymusic.com (castle bay.com)
The Holland Mistress...by Bill Jones from Two Year Winter (Compass)
The Lowlands of Holland...by Antoni O'Breskey from Irish Airs (Forest Hill Records)
Liza’s Dream/The Westside Highway...by Cherish the Ladies from Threads of Time (RCA)
Brian Boru...by Micheal O'Suilleabhain from Between Worlds (Virgin)
A Day Without Rain...by Enya from A Day Without Rain (Warner)
ID Excerpt: Masons Apron/My Love is In America…by Seamus Eagan from When Juniper Sleeps (Shanachie)
At the Races...by Nightnoise from The White Horse Sessions (Windham Hill)
The Banks of Claudy...by Maighread & Triona Ni Dhomhnaill from Idir an Da Sholas: Between the Two Lights (Green Linnet)
The Cuillin Hills...by Nightnoise from At the End of the Evening (Windham Hill)
Reel: Graf Spee...by Dennis Botzer from The House (Sodaspeak)
The Birken Tree ...by Bachue from A Certain Smile (Culburnie)
Turas Go Tir Na nOg: Journey to the Land of Youth...by Micheal O'Suilleahain from Templum (Virgin)
The Tipsy Sailor/The Future is Bright...by Simon Thoumire & David Milligan from The Big Day In (Foot Stompin)
nancylebov: (green leaves)
You know that delightful processing overload video everyone was linking to lately?

More from the same artists, I think:


Much more interesting music, comprehensible, and lots of fun.

Link thanks to MaryL.

I'm not sure whether Sugimoto Kousuke is the guitarist or the animator-- I think the latter.
nancylebov: blue moon (Default)
You know that delightful processing overload video everyone was linking to lately?

More from the same artists, I think:


Much more interesting music, comprehensible, and lots of fun.

Link thanks to MaryL.

I'm not sure whether Sugimoto Kousuke is the guitarist or the animator-- I think the latter.

Tam Lin

Nov. 4th, 2004 06:59 am
nancylebov: blue moon (Default)
There's a completely spectacular site about Tam Lin. It's got links to versions of the ballad, text about and related to Tam Lin (including scholarly work, fiction, related web sites, and fan fiction>, sheet music and discography....and on and on. Check out if you like Tam Lin or just want to see how extensive an interest in one cool thing can make a site.

One side effect of poking around the site is that I think I'll be getting back to playing the recorder. The net and the internet had supplanted recorder playing in my life. Little did I realize that the net is full of sheet music!

In particular, there's a jig called Tam Lin--nothing to do with the ballad, apparently, but the Tam Lin site has a link to it anyway. A small mystery--the comments describe the jig as going from D minor to A minor, but it sounds to me as though it goes to C major. (It's the same notes either way, afaik it's a question of whether you think it sounds cheerful or not. That's a big afaik, and I bet music theorists think about it some other way.)

Tam Lin

Nov. 4th, 2004 06:59 am
nancylebov: blue moon (Default)
There's a completely spectacular site about Tam Lin. It's got links to versions of the ballad, text about and related to Tam Lin (including scholarly work, fiction, related web sites, and fan fiction>, sheet music and discography....and on and on. Check out if you like Tam Lin or just want to see how extensive an interest in one cool thing can make a site.

One side effect of poking around the site is that I think I'll be getting back to playing the recorder. The net and the internet had supplanted recorder playing in my life. Little did I realize that the net is full of sheet music!

In particular, there's a jig called Tam Lin--nothing to do with the ballad, apparently, but the Tam Lin site has a link to it anyway. A small mystery--the comments describe the jig as going from D minor to A minor, but it sounds to me as though it goes to C major. (It's the same notes either way, afaik it's a question of whether you think it sounds cheerful or not. That's a big afaik, and I bet music theorists think about it some other way.)

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