Archive for the ‘music’ Category

What might ancient Babylonian songs have sounded like?

Wednesday, February 25th, 2015

What did ancient Babylonian songs sound like? Possibly something close to this. Composer and performer Stef Conner and the Lyre Ensemble have put out an album of songs they believe are close to ancient Babylonian songs, using the original poetry. (Album can be found at that link and will be on iTunes by the end of 2014.) Above, Stef Conner recording, wearing a reconstructed Babylonian gold and lapis lazuli choker …read more

Secos & Molhados – Sangue Latino

Thursday, February 6th, 2014

Oh 1973, I am so happy to see you yet again. Last week it was Sensations Fix, and then yesterday someone posted Sangue Latino by Secos & Molhados. I hadn’t heard it in years. Brazil does glam folk rock. So very beautiful.

“What was the gig like?” “I don’t know, everyone was dressed as a teddy bear in the Seventies.”

Tuesday, January 7th, 2014

Noel Gallagher by photographer ©Andy Willsher, reprinted with permission Rolling Stone: Did you see that [Arcade Fire has] asked people to wear formal wear or costumes at their shows? [Ed. Note: Arcade Fire has clarified that this dress code is “super not mandatory.”] Noel Gallagher: [Sighs] Well, what’s the point of that? Do you know what the point of that is? That is to take away from the shit disco that’s …read more

Mother of Pearl

Monday, December 23rd, 2013

Merely because this blog was previously bereft of this song, which was an oversight.

The oldest written melody in history circa1400 BC

Thursday, November 14th, 2013

Hurrian moon hymn circa 1400 BC inscribed in cuneiform on clay tablet “This is “a “live” arrangement of the 3400 year old “Hurrian Hymn no.6″, which was discovered in Ugarit, ancient northern Canaan (now modern Syria) in the early 1950s, and was preserved for 3400 years on a clay tablet, written in the Cuneiform text of the ancient Hurrian language – The Hurrian Hymn (catalogued as Text H6) was discovered …read more

Textile design animation by Gavin Edwards, sound by Thomas Williams

Saturday, November 2nd, 2013

The short film “Textile” was inspired by the exhibition Post War British Textiles at Copenhagen Design Museum. Gavin Edwards, the filmmaker, tells me that the idea was to bring the patterns to life with the aid of motion graphics in a dynamic and intriguing way. The excellent sound design is by Thomas Williams, www.thomaswilliams-sound.com. Beautiful mix of image, animation and sound.