Author Topic: Emotive Music  (Read 25794 times)

alan

Emotive Music
« on: 27 November, 2008, 02:33:57 pm »
This thread is inspired by having just watched the video of Shakespears Sister's
"Stay".
An excellent piece of  sound & vision to tell a story.
Any more with any more?

LE

Re: Emotive Music
« Reply #1 on: 27 November, 2008, 02:40:41 pm »
Psuedo Silk Kimono - Marillion

Re: Emotive Music
« Reply #2 on: 27 November, 2008, 03:07:56 pm »
Kindertotenlieder - Gustav Mahler

Especially no 4  <a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/5N23uwhNdac&rel=1" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/5N23uwhNdac&rel=1</a>

"I often think: they have only just gone out, soon they will be coming back home. The day is fine! Don't be dismayed! They have just gone for a long walk! Yes indeed, they have just gone out, and now they are making their way home. Don't be dismayed, the day is fine! They have simply made a journey to yonder heights. They have just gone out ahead of us, and will not be thinking of coming home. We go to meet them on yonder heights! In the sunlight! The day is fine on those uplands!"

That one actually makes me cry most times that I listen to it.

Four Last Songs - Richard Strauss

Especially "Im Abendrot". Has to be the <a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/6YD_8E4ZVxY&rel=1" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/6YD_8E4ZVxY&rel=1</a>

Anyone of a number of cantatas - JS Bach


Loads of them are pretty heartbreaking.

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/tAnQQ4_Jpd8&rel=1" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/tAnQQ4_Jpd8&rel=1</a> - Henry Purcell

"Ah Belinda" isn't bad either.
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

Thor

  • Super-sonnicus idioticus
Re: Emotive Music
« Reply #3 on: 27 November, 2008, 03:49:45 pm »
This thread is inspired by having just watched the video of Shakespears Sister's
"Stay".
An excellent piece of  sound & vision to tell a story.
Any more with any more?

That Marcella Detroit has an extraordinary voice. To quote a Samuel Beckett line "a semitone higher and she was inaudible"
It was a day like any other in Ireland, only it wasn't raining

Re: Emotive Music
« Reply #4 on: 27 November, 2008, 03:59:12 pm »
She has a good voice but not extraordinary. She is a soprano which is rare in the pop world but many classical singers can hit the same notes. Not that Marcella isn't a fine singer, wrote some top songs too including having a big hand in "Lay Down Sally" if I remember correctly.
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

Jacomus

  • My favourite gender neutral pronoun is comrade
Re: Emotive Music
« Reply #5 on: 27 November, 2008, 04:19:18 pm »
Hooverphonic - Blue Wonder Power Milk

Listened all the way through it is powerful and deeply relaxing.



Sneaker Pimps - Becoming X

Again, listened throguh from start to finish it is an album that always draws me into cruising through the streets of London, late at night.
"The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity." Amelia Earhart

rogerzilla

  • When n+1 gets out of hand
Re: Emotive Music
« Reply #6 on: 27 November, 2008, 07:07:05 pm »
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/AIzKsNIRrV4&rel=1" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/AIzKsNIRrV4&rel=1</a>

Yes, it is only the one guitar playing.
Hard work sometimes pays off in the end, but laziness ALWAYS pays off NOW.

Really Ancien

Re: Emotive Music
« Reply #7 on: 27 November, 2008, 07:40:43 pm »
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/nLBgmbXBOb8&rel=1" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/nLBgmbXBOb8&rel=1</a>

Damon.

Chris S

Re: Emotive Music
« Reply #8 on: 27 November, 2008, 07:43:38 pm »
Sigur Ros - Glosoli

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/doc1eqstMQQ&rel=1" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/doc1eqstMQQ&rel=1</a>

I have no idea what the song or the video is about - but the combination is haunting...

Air Dancer

Re: Emotive Music
« Reply #9 on: 27 November, 2008, 08:25:44 pm »
Just remembered this. I think it fits the bill.

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/Pl79r2npdpg&rel=1" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/Pl79r2npdpg&rel=1</a>

Re: Emotive Music
« Reply #10 on: 27 November, 2008, 11:51:58 pm »
I may not agree with his politics but he could write music

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/20RldhK9354&rel=1" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/20RldhK9354&rel=1</a>

It didn't look at all like that in the photographs

D0m1n1c Burford

Re: Emotive Music
« Reply #11 on: 29 November, 2008, 08:19:20 am »
Anything by This Mortal Coil, but here's one of my favourites - Song To the Siren
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/4mUmdR69nbM&rel=1" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/4mUmdR69nbM&rel=1</a>

Anything by Cocteau Twins, here here's one of my favourites - Ice Blind Luck
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/Wl5EqjtRuGU&rel=1" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/Wl5EqjtRuGU&rel=1</a>

Boards of Canada - Dayvan Cowboy
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/_lEsLcGB7Vo&rel=1" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/_lEsLcGB7Vo&rel=1</a>


citoyen

  • Occasionally rides a bike
Re: Emotive Music
« Reply #12 on: 29 November, 2008, 11:46:27 am »
Four Last Songs - Richard Strauss

Especially "Im Abendrot". Has to be the <a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/6YD_8E4ZVxY&rel=1" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/6YD_8E4ZVxY&rel=1</a>.

I'm having Im Abendrot at my funeral, sung in German but with full translation distributed for non-speakers. I'll also have the Trauermarsch from Gotterdammerung, as mentioned by Cyclops.

If there's a dry eye in the house after that, I'll want to know why.

d.
"The future's all yours, you lousy bicycles."

citoyen

  • Occasionally rides a bike
Re: Emotive Music
« Reply #13 on: 29 November, 2008, 11:47:39 am »
Sigur Ros - Glosoli

YouTube - Sigur Ros - Glósóli

I have no idea what the song or the video is about - but the combination is haunting...

I love that one, but I love this one even more - both for the tune and the video:
YouTube - vidrar vel til loftarasa

d.
"The future's all yours, you lousy bicycles."

Jaded

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  • Formerly known as Jaded
Re: Emotive Music
« Reply #14 on: 29 November, 2008, 12:09:27 pm »
Anything by This Mortal Coil, but here's one of my favourites - Song To the Siren
YouTube - This Mortal Coil - Song to the Siren &quot;Cocteau Twins&quot;


You saved me having to find that one.  :thumbsup:
It is simpler than it looks.

citoyen

  • Occasionally rides a bike
Re: Emotive Music
« Reply #15 on: 29 November, 2008, 12:20:30 pm »
Tchaikovsky's 6th Symphony is another favourite of mine and it's the very definition of an emotional rollercoaster - over its ~45 minutes, it takes you to the highest highs and the lowest lows.

The adagio lamentoso final movement is perhaps the gloomiest piece of music ever written - no wonder he committed suicide after completing it!

d.
"The future's all yours, you lousy bicycles."

citoyen

  • Occasionally rides a bike
Re: Emotive Music
« Reply #16 on: 29 November, 2008, 12:49:45 pm »
Sigur Ros - Glosoli

YouTube - Sigur Ros - Glósóli

I have no idea what the song or the video is about - but the combination is haunting...

I love that one, but I love this one even more - both for the tune and the video:
YouTube - vidrar vel til loftarasa

Actually, now I'm not so sure - just watched Glosoli again and it is utterly beautiful. Saeglopur is also a fantastic song/vid combination, as is Hoppipolla, although the song has been slightly ruined for me by overexposure on TV.

d.
"The future's all yours, you lousy bicycles."

Melrose

Re: Emotive Music
« Reply #17 on: 29 November, 2008, 01:19:27 pm »
Psuedo Silk Kimono - Marillion

I agree any lyrics by Fish, my favs are Script for a Jesters Tear and from his solo CD Internal Exile the title track, but this is as I can follow the route and it includes, a line about the Edinburgh paper that is much commented on in this forum!

Melrose

Re: Emotive Music
« Reply #18 on: 29 November, 2008, 01:21:37 pm »

Zoidburg

Re: Emotive Music
« Reply #19 on: 29 November, 2008, 02:13:18 pm »
Roads - Portishead

microphonie

  • Tyke 2
Re: Emotive Music
« Reply #20 on: 29 November, 2008, 04:14:54 pm »
Anything by This Mortal Coil, but here's one of my favourites - Song To the Siren
YouTube - This Mortal Coil - Song to the Siren &quot;Cocteau Twins&quot;


You saved me having to find that one.  :thumbsup:

Just don't check out the George Michael version. Aaarrrrgggghhh!

I'd go along with the Boards of Canada & Sigur Ros suggestions too.

I'll add Lowlife - 'Ramafied' - it's one of the few 'goosebumps-on-first-hearing' tracks I've ever heard.

Here's the YouTube version - not a great recording as it's live (& the text is annoying)
Bingo! That's what I am, a saviour.
A sort of cocky version of Jesus.

Hummers

  • It is all about the taste.
Re: Emotive Music
« Reply #21 on: 29 November, 2008, 04:23:56 pm »
Tony Christie has covered the Human League's 'Louise' (from Dare) on the Made in Sheffield albulm.

If you get the chance to listen to it, do so. It is on Listen Free at Last FM.

H

rogerzilla

  • When n+1 gets out of hand
Re: Emotive Music
« Reply #22 on: 29 November, 2008, 04:28:28 pm »
Mozart's Sinfonia Concertante for violin and viola K.364 - but only the second movement.  The first and third are just upbeat baroque stuff, but the second is heartbreaking.
Hard work sometimes pays off in the end, but laziness ALWAYS pays off NOW.

D0m1n1c Burford

Re: Emotive Music
« Reply #23 on: 29 November, 2008, 06:33:55 pm »
Anything by This Mortal Coil, but here's one of my favourites - Song To the Siren
YouTube - This Mortal Coil - Song to the Siren &quot;Cocteau Twins&quot;
You saved me having to find that one.  :thumbsup:
Just don't check out the George Michael version. Aaarrrrgggghhh!

Oh dear...no, no, no  :sick:

Gandalf

  • Each snowflake in an avalanche pleads not guilty
Re: Emotive Music
« Reply #24 on: 01 December, 2008, 08:48:19 am »
Four Last Songs - Richard Strauss

Especially "Im Abendrot". Has to be the Gundela Janowitz version.


I'm having Im Abendrot at my funeral, sung in German but with full translation distributed for non-speakers. I'll also have the Trauermarsch from Gotterdammerung, as mentioned by Cyclops.

If there's a dry eye in the house after that, I'll want to know why.

d.


I have just watched a version of this on youtube with English subtitles. Blimey,it really gets you doesn't it?  Wonderful but perhaps not the best choice for a drab monday morning.