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Re: Late night music.

Post by Ketchup » Sun Nov 08, 2015 5:39 pm

For fellow insomniacs ... a sort of late night music lucky bag mystery tour.

Through-the-night online radio ....

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Re: Late night music.

Post by bindeweede » Sun Nov 08, 2015 5:40 pm

Minor late-night turbulence. My taste, and why not?

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Re: Late night music.

Post by smudge » Sun Nov 08, 2015 5:41 pm

In a Mazzy Star mood

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Re: Late night music.

Post by bindeweede » Sun Nov 08, 2015 5:42 pm

smudge wrote:In a Mazzy Star mood

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smudge, I like the mood and the sound, but even with reasonably good headphones and the volume up full, I can't hear the words, or most of them. I just don't know what she is on about. I've tried, honest. Perhaps my hearing is worse than I thought.

In complete contrast, here's a couple of not very well-known piano pieces from Satie. Melancholic yes, but some nice images too.

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Re: Late night music.

Post by smudge » Sun Nov 08, 2015 5:43 pm

bindeweede wrote:
smudge, I like the mood and the sound, but even with reasonably good headphones and the volume up full, I can't hear the words, or most of them. I just don't know what she is on about. I've tried, honest. Perhaps my hearing is worse than I thought.
I wondered if that would be your feeling about it as I posted! Not a great singer in the traditional sense, but I love the mood.
bindeweede wrote:In complete contrast, here's a couple of not very well-known piano pieces from Satie. Melancholic yes, but some nice images too.

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I love that first piece, thanks. I know nothing about that type of music, wish I did.

I wonder if you might like Nick Drake?

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Re: Late night music.

Post by bindeweede » Sun Nov 08, 2015 5:45 pm

Another name new to me - read up about him on Wiki.

I like the second piece. Sad what happened to him - he might have really achieved major success.

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Re: Late night music.

Post by Asthmatic Camel » Sun Nov 08, 2015 5:45 pm

I don't suppose it really qualifies as late night music but I often nod off to the BBC's 1981 serialisation of The Lord of the Rings. It's very well done and I for one rather enjoy a nostalgic tingle at hearing John leMesurier and Michael Hordern, both no longer with us.

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Re: Late night music.

Post by bindeweede » Sun Nov 08, 2015 5:47 pm

Asthmatic Camel wrote:I don't suppose it really qualifies as late night music but I often nod off to the BBC's 1981 serialisation of The Lord of the Rings. It's very well done and I for one rather enjoy a nostalgic tingle at hearing John leMesurier and Michael Hordern, both no longer with us.
Late-night spoken words can also be very soothing, when delivered by those blessed with suitable voices. The Shipping Forecast on Radio 4 just before 1am can be amazingly restful.

I have just had a quick run through this entire thread, and it is so sad that many YouTube clips are no longer available. Well, here is another great fave of mine, vintage 1971 - the fabulous Roberta Flack - again. I could do without the "heavenly" chorus, but the voice and the cellos combine to make something very special for me.

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Re: Late night music.

Post by smudge » Sun Nov 08, 2015 5:48 pm

bindeweede wrote:Another name new to me - read up about him on Wiki.

I like the second piece. Sad what happened to him - he might have really achieved major success.
A great shame.
Strangely, he is a actually now rather 'successful' despite having died with very little recognition. It is remarkable how often I will hear a Nick Drake piece as soundtrack to a TV programme and the number of modern pop/rock/indie musicians citing him as an influence is notable.

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Re: Late night music.

Post by chaggle » Sun Nov 08, 2015 5:49 pm

I have no idea about the harp as an instrument but this looks amazing to me. What do you think Binders?

It looks incredibly hard on the hands - something I know about as a guitarist.

http://www.chonday.com/Videos/harprusialg2
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Re: Late night music.

Post by bindeweede » Sun Nov 08, 2015 5:50 pm

Amazing indeed. A lovely piece and what a talent!. I didn't think she'd be able to reach the bottom string, but she did. I'd have like to see her use of the pedals as well.

I don't know much about the harp either, but I expect even young players will develop tougher skin on their fingers.

http://harpinfo.blackandgoldharp.com/FAQ.html

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Re: Late night music.

Post by chaggle » Sun Nov 08, 2015 5:50 pm

bindeweede wrote:Amazing indeed. A lovely piece and what a talent!. I didn't think she'd be able to reach the bottom string, but she did. I'd have like to see her use of the pedals as well.

I don't know much about the harp either, but I expect even young players will develop tougher skin on their fingers.

http://harpinfo.blackandgoldharp.com/FAQ.html
Interesting. I would like to see how the pedals work. At about 1:38 she does a three note scale on one string that can only be achieved by pedals I think.

The whole performance looks impossibly ... umm .. impossible to me. The hand (and presumably foot) coordination and the thought processes involved are difficult to comprehend.

I guess that's much the same as for all expertise though - seems impossible to the inexpert eye. As a guitarist, even I think that of a good flamenco guitarist.
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Re: Late night music.

Post by bindeweede » Sun Nov 08, 2015 5:52 pm

bindeweede wrote:Suiting me quite nicely atm.

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Re: Late night music.

Post by bindeweede » Sun Nov 08, 2015 5:53 pm

Lovely images, lovely song and Eva. Just in the mood.......

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Re: Late night music.

Post by Asthmatic Camel » Sun Nov 08, 2015 5:53 pm

Rather lovely humanist hymns from my skeptical friend Matthew Fields.

https://soundcloud.com/composer-1-1/thr ... nist_hymns

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