If jungle-folk would be a genre, this would be the song for it. Percussion and tribal chanting are entwined with the sounds of life. Human and animal sing together, celebrating the eternal cosmic vibration.
Even before giving the lyrics a thought, this song felt like a statement of some sort. A constant and solemn bass finds an equal partner in the subdued percussion. Then, luminous chords accompany Brendan’s evocative voice while delivering his homage to life.
This is what I consider a well-written song. It’s a space where both music and lyrics accompany each other in perfect harmony. That is not to say that songs without lyrics have it easier: they must accompany music with… other music.
Playful happy music at its best, here’s an honest and empowering vibe celebration. Jolly voices, funky dancing and catchy hooks. Dixit!
A journey song, a healing song, a passing song, a beautiful song. The music is intricate and delicate, building up towards the climax when we’re treated to a vocal performance of shattering passion and amazing range. Powerful, meaningful lyrics complete the melody to perfection. Nothing else would suffice for a song of the stars.
This is calm, transliterated into sound. In just a few words, the song delivers a message that is more meaningful than entire libraries of human imagination. Mystic choirs lay upon gentle percussion while chasing the playful song of Terry Oldfield’s magical flute.
Filastine is one of those artists whose music belongs to so many genres that it’s difficult to describe. There’s some loud & clear dubstep movements going on here, but it’s all interspersed with a blend of masterful sampling, atmospheric texturing and even international/world-music influences. What matters is that at the end, we have a wicked, groovy creation; the Universe coming at us in a menacing yet playful way. Now do the hypnodance!
Deep Forest is known for its interesting blend of electronic music and folk elements from around the world. This song, however, is a departure of sorts from the usual ethnic electronica. There’s a rock feel to it, but only enough to make it stand out.
To be sure, Deep Forest has been true to its style and the melody takes the listener through a fascinating array of interwoven arrangements. Through it all shines her beautiful voice, imparting mysterious words, challenging the mind.
There’s solemnity here. There’s positivity. There’s a statement of brotherhood, sisterhood and belongness to a greater something. Organized religion is merely the system that has been developed by humans in order to control and exploit this feeling that we all have inside. Even if it is “just” the Universe we belong to, it is still a feeling of being part of something. We are, truly, children of the Sun, for without the atomic lovemaking called fusion, we wouldn’t exist.
Beautiful music, powerful voice, meaningful message, what more can we ask for? Perhaps more than four minutes of it? You got it! This one will keep your eardrums satisfied for 457 seconds. Enjoy.
Even from the first listen, this song’s atmosphere surrounded and enthralled me. The old man recounting memories of his beautiful moments on this Earth is a perfect enhancer for the music. A relentless didgeridoo is accompanied by powerful vibes while the tribal chants echo from all sides. Oh yes, the tribal vibe is strong with this one.
Let these voices soothe your mind, like the calm and blissful wind at the end of a hot day. Quiet guitars flow around sparkling islets of exotic sounds while a magical choir drops its nectar into the eardrums.