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A Playlist of Interesting Instrumental Music

"River Pulse" - Anoushka Shankar

Shankar is ravishingly, ferociously talented on the sitar, in ways that feel so individualistic that comparisons to her famous sitarist father don't seem useful.

"Carmen Fantasie- Movement 1" - Anne Sophie Mutter

I love the whole thing, a virtuoso violin adaptation of themes from Bizet's opera, and I particularly love Mutter's rendition, but here, have a taste and see if you can choose not to seek out of the rest.

"Death by Triple Fiddle"- Edgar Meyer, Joshua Bell, Sam Bush, Mike Marshall

-So many fiddles! So fast! And Joshua Bell's electrifying solo!

"Mah Yedidus" - Andy Statman and co.

-I just mentioned Statman's concert last week. This song... It's a bluegrass rendition of a Jewish song traditionally sung at Shabbat lunch. I love the fusion so much.

"Caravan" - Fanfare Ciocarla

-Romanian wedding band cover of a Duke Ellington classic

"King Porter Stomp" - Wynton Marsalis

-An elegant modern take on one of the THE essential jazz tunes... which honestly I am putting here because I HATEd leaving it off the playlist I made for [personal profile] liv.


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A Playlist of Songs I Can Listen to On Indefinite Repeat When I Have A Headache


"Twinklebell Canon" by Rodney Farrar's Fat Notes

-Cello choir mashup of Pachelbel's Canon and Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star. It actually works, trust me.

"Vexation of Erik Satie" - Jean-Yves Thibaudet

-A ridiculous piano piece that comes with instructions to play 840 repeats. Needless to say, it's not been performed in its entirety many times, and it's unclear if Satie ever really intended for it to be performed, but it hits a nice balance for me between repetitive and having enough harmonic content to hold a tiny part of your brain occupied.

"U Smile Slowed Down 800%" by Justin Bieber

-This was a weird viral hit a few years ago, and I actually wrote a whole NaNo novel while listening to this on repeat. It's freakishly soothing.

"Sakura, Sakura" by Chanticleer

-Honestly you can't go wrong with anything by Chanticleer, right? This is a Japanese folk melody.

"Untitled 1" by Sigur Ros

-From their weird Hopelandic album (), spacy and gorgeous, with a clear sense that the band is operating in a different paradigm of time.


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Date: 2017-06-08 03:38 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] morbane
Thank you! I'm not going to be able to listen to this properly for over 24 hours for work scheduling reasons, but I'll check it out shortly.

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Date: 2017-06-08 12:14 pm (UTC)
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Isn't "Sakura" a Japanese folk melody? The word itself is Japanese...

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Date: 2017-06-09 02:06 pm (UTC)
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Yay, thank you! I downloaded them all. :)

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Date: 2017-06-13 03:32 am (UTC)
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I put my playlist on last night while trying to convince myself to go to sleep. It was indeed very soothing. I recall hearing of the modified Bieber track, but never listened to it; what an interesting decomposition. The Twinklebell mashup is sweet (doesn't Pachelbel put everyone to sleep?). And I'd forgotten what a positive effect Sigur Ros has on my mental state! Thanks again for this. It was a lovely gift at just the right time.

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