• Giacomo Cataldo - Opere per orchestra - SACD release on Aion Techni comes to last.fm

    21 aug 2011, 23:28 av AionTechni

    On the 15th of July 2011 Aion Techni proudly unveiled its inaugural release. Aion Techni is a new independent classical record label with an emphasis on new music and underexposed repertoire. The label will also focus on promoting new and upcoming performers. For its first release the focus will be on a collection of orchestral works by composer Giacomo Cataldo featuring the Bohuslav Martinu Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Petr Pololáník and with the participation of violin soloist Leoš Zavadilík .

    We are pleased to bring this music to you at last.fm - we invite you to listen to the full length previews, and to add Giacomo Cataldo and/or the release Giacomo Cataldo - Opere per orchestra to your library. All six pieces in this disc are quite different from each other, reflecting Cataldo's stylistic range, and we recommend sampling each one to get to know this composer.



    These recordings of Cataldo's music preserve the excitement of their world premiere performance which took place at the Dům umění (House of Arts) in Zlín (Czech Republic) in the presence of the composer. The proceeds from that concert were donated to benefit UNICEF's immunization programs.

    The new works were enthusiastically received by press and public alike, and with this release will be diffused to the world audience.

    Video of the live performance is available in full for viewing on Aion Techni's Youtube channel.

    Aion Techni is commited to producing recordings of the highest quality and making use of the most advanced technology available. Opere per Orchestra will be available as a hybrid SACD, playable on all regular cd players but providing a high resolution audio stream for SACD enabled players, available both in stereo and 5.1 multichannel. Apart from audiophile manufacturers, all new Sony Blu-ray players support the SACD format as does the PS3.

    The release will also be available as a digital download from the Aion Techni store. We hope that you will enjoy this release, and will choose to support our endeavours to bring you more music.

    Sincerely,
    the Aion Techni team.
  • [My Gang] Gustav Mahler - Symphony No. 5 Adagietto : Reco of the Week 23 Feb 2010

    23 feb 2010, 20:49 av Babs_05

    Track: Adagietto or 'Symphony No. 5 in C sharp minor: IV. Adagietto' although really it's in F major
    Artist: Gustav Mahler
    Album: Mahler: Symphony No. 5
    Tags: , , , , , , , ,
    Video: Click the pic:


    YouTube, Tessa Virtue / Scott Moir - 2010 Canadian Nationals FD (No commentary)


    When Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir finished their third and final dance for the 2010 Winter Olympics, where they won the gold, Robin Cousins, commentating for the BBC, said, "Canadians have found their own Bolero". He was referring to Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean's winning dance of 1984, the only in the history of the games to score a perfect 6.0 across the board.


    Source: BBC


    The video above is of Virtue and Scott's free dance recorded recently for the Canadian Nationals. By comparison, here are Torvill and Dean, if you haven't already looked it up. Their routine to Maurice Ravel's Boléro (streaming here: Bolero):

    (YouTube)

    Torvill and Dean are like fire to Virtue and Scott's ice. Where the former burn with passion, the latter transcend it with a more glacial and balletic performance, sparkling with crystalline elegance. I don't think I could have chosen between them and my other favourites, USA's Meryl Davis and Charlie White, who came second, winning the silver with their dramatic routine to Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Phantom of the Opera.

    (YouTube)

    Symphony No. 5 was composed in 1901 and 1902 during Mahler's 'second period' when he started to experiment with non-standard instruments and s. Fans of s will be interested to note that they feature in Symphonies 6 and 7. Mahler was then in his 40s, recently married with two children. His wife, Alma, said he was at the "height of his powers" at this time.

    Adagietto is the fourth movement of the five and the most frequently performed. It is slow, soft and delicate, scored only for harp and strings, in contrast to the other four which are for the whole orchestra. After the high drama of the preceding three pieces, it is an idyll, a brief respite before the finale and the story ends. The term adagietto means slow but a little faster than adagio.

    There is some confusion even today over what key it's in. It is regularly listed as in C sharp minor when in fact it is in my favourite key, F major. The confusion stems from the first movement, which is in C sharp minor, and people have generalised from that. Mahler objected to this assignment: "From the order of the movements (where the usual first movement now comes second) it is difficult to speak of a key for the 'whole Symphony', and to avoid misunderstandings the key should best be omitted." (from Wikipedia)

    The structure of the five movements are:

    1. Trauermarsch (Funeral March) (C-sharp minor)
    2. Stürmisch bewegt, mit größter Vehemenz (Moving stormily, with the greatest vehemence) (A minor)
    3. Scherzo (D major)
    4. Adagietto (F major)
    5. Rondo-Finale (D major)

    Most famous for its appearance in the film Death in Venice it isn't typical for Mahler, who is better known for composing 'difficult' music. For many critics, he is the father of music, his and experiments to evoke mood and emotion inspiring a great many musicians of the 20th century. The term 'romantic' music as used here doesn't mean romantic love. It means finding the passion and expression within the music so that it moves the listener. It is the music itself being designed to affect or change how you're feeling as you listen, or put you in a trance as it hypnotises you. These ideas form the essence of what we know as ambient music and explains why you see the ambient tag for Mahler, in case you were wondering.


    Source: NY Times


    The Winter Olympics in Vancouver are ongoing as I write. Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir winning the gold medal for Canada was a wonderful moment; the audience was in a rapt silence all the way through then erupted in a deafening cheer at the end. My favourite moment, though, was when GB's Amy Williams won the gold as an individual. Robin Cousins was the last Brit to win a gold medal for us 30 years ago and the last British female individual Winter Olympics gold medalist was Jeannette Altwegg in 1952.


    Further reading:
    Winnipeg Free Press: Goose doesn't hurt if it's done right
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/dna/h2g2/A14611394
    http://www.mfiles.co.uk/composers/Gustav-Mahler.htm
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gustav_Mahler
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Symphony_No._5_%28Mahler%29
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Symphony_No._5_%28Mahler%29#Adagietto
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Romantic_music
    http://users.last.fm/~matt/hackey/
    http://mediagallery.usatoday.com/2010-Vancouver-Winter-Olympics/Figure-Skating/G1434,C638


    Babs My Gang

    Reco of the Week archives

    Disclaimer: Mines


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  • We Want YOUR Fucked Up Music!

    15 jul 2009, 15:07 av OnionPalac

    We want your most fucked up music and/or sounds!

    This is a call for submissions


    *Have you ever recorded some tracks that sound so strange that you don't know what to do with them?

    *Do you enjoy creating very odd music and/or sounds?

    *Do you have field-recordings of alien sounds that are impossible to figure out?

    *Have you ever secretly recorded crazy music from unsuspecting lunatics?

    *Have you never made any recordings but are intrigued by the idea of intentionally recording weird music/sounds?

    *Are you a professional musician who sometimes gets tired of pleasing people with proper music that you wish you could sometimes just go ape-shit and twist the spectrum of aural possibilities?

    *Do you make music you feel is normal but when heard by others they laugh uncontrollably and yell out, "WHAT THE FUCK?!"?

    Well people, we are here for you!

    We are in the process of creating a community known as WTFMusic.

    What is it?

    It deals with music that wobbles on the fringe, music that works with twisted creative ideas that sets it apart from other sounds in the world, music that makes you ask, "What The Fuck?!"
    Submitted material will be added to the WTFMusic Radio. We will also have an open blog for an ever growing library where anyone can freely post their WTFMusic to share. The blog will also be used for the discussion of related topics, promotion for related artists, notice of related events from around the world and more. And most important, to listen to what others have contributed. It is basically a place that encourages and promotes the strange and bizarre corners of the creative psych - a place where those interested can drop off their most fucked up creations.

    After some time we hope to release compilations of selected material and to even hold live events to support our community.

    This is the first submissions notice to go out for prerelease. We are asking you - our personal friends, connected people and those we know to help us build a decent library before we make the WTFMusic Radio and Blog go public. Please submit what you can to help us build this humble community and watch as it grows and thrives to encourage something a bit different than the norm.

    We already have a small growing library of music from complete unknown everyday people to well-known artists. But we still need your help!

    What Are The Guidelines?

    Format - You can send us any kind audio file. Remember to consider the bitrate.
    MP3 is the standard as it is small and easy to send.
    If you prefer to send us noncomputer files: cassettes, records, MDs, etc, please email us for our address.

    For now please send all material to:
    goodluckboys@gmail.com
    When the blog is up you will then be able to easily upload your music files in our dropbox.

    There is no deadline but we hope to get as much stuff as soon as possible. You can, of course, continue adding more material anytime.

    Any name or additional information can be included with the files.

    If you want to participate but are hesitant you can wait until we open the blog to see and hear for yourself what you might be getting into. We hope to make it public by the end of this summer. For the other brave souls - just dive right in and send us your stuff!

    Everyone who sends us material will be notified once the blog is up. We won't keep anyone on any kind of annoying ongoing mailing list. You can subscribe to the blog for that.

    All the material submitted is automatically copyrighted and belongs to those who share.

    Also, please feel free to forward or send this message along to those who you think may be interested in participating.

    Any questions/comments please don't hesitate to contact us.

    Thank you for your time and let's release our WTF urges to the world!

    Brought to you by The GoodLuck Boys.
    goodluckboys@gmail.com
    goodluckboys.com
  • 50 Questions about Top 50 :)

    4 jul 2009, 16:42 av Prog_Metal_Nerd

    1.How did you get into no.29?
    Shadow Gallery : Heard the name floating about...

    2. What's the first song you ever heard by no.22?
    Dark Moor: Swan Lake from Autumnal

    3. Whats your favorite lyric by no.33?
    Nevermore: FINAL PRODUCT! \m/

    4. How did you get into no.49?
    Threshold: They're british and sounded like a cool modern prog band so thought I should check them out :)

    5. How many albums by no.13 do you own?
    Sonata Arctica: 6

    6. What is your favorite song by no.50?
    Maurice Ravel: Too many CD's worth of music to count :P

    7. Is there a song by no.39 that makes you sad?
    Muse: many... Blackout is pretty solemn...

    8. What is your favorite song by no.15?
    Spheric Universe Experience: The Key

    9. What is your favorite song by no.5?
    Dream Theater: cannot answer this question... impossible :P

    10. Is there a song by no.6 that makes you happy?
    Rhapsody (of Fire): Everything off of Symphony of Enchanted Lands I & II and Dawn of Victory makes me happy :P

    11. What is the worst song by no.40?
    Agalloch: they've not done a BAD song so its hard to say...

    12. What is your favorite song by no.10?
    Pain of Salvation: Dea Pecuniae

    13. What is a good memory you have involving no.30?
    Dmitri Shostakovich: When I finally 'got' the first Violin Concerto which I hated at first :P

    14. What is your favorite song by no.38?
    Nile: not sure, possibly Lashed by the Slave Stick

    15. Is there a song by no.19 that makes you happy?
    Sigur Ros: Hoppipolla... Saeglopur... they are all beautiful and therefore happy :)

    16. Is there a song by no.25 that makes you sad?
    Nine Inch Nails: Yes, they all do if I've been listening to them too much (they get kind of samey :( love 'em though :P))

    17. What is the first song you ever heard by 23?
    No-Man: probably All Sweet Things being that its the first song off they're most recent album...

    18. What's your favorite lyric by no.11?
    Mr Bungle: good question, I like the lyrics to Retrovertigo :)

    19. Who is a favorite member of no.1?
    Beethoven: this makes no sense :P

    20. Is there a song by no.14 that makes you happy?
    Antonin Dvorak: Humoresque No. 7, of course.

    21. What is a good memory involving no.27?
    Spock's Beard: listening to Snow for the first time :)

    22. What is your favorite song by no.16?
    Claude Debussy: tough one, maybe the Prelude from the Suite Bergamasque, or the first movement of La Mer...

    23. What is the first song you ever heard by no.47?
    King Crimson: not sure, probably 21st Century Schizoid Man...

    24. What is your favorite album by no.18?
    Imogen Heap: only 2 to choose from and it's obviously going to be Speak for Yourself :P

    25. What is your favorite song by no.21?
    IQ: maybe Sacred Sound, or Speak My Name.

    26. What is the first song you ever heard by no.26?
    Nightwish: pretty sure it was either End Of All Hope or Eva, I remember the day I discovered them :P

    27. What is your favorite album by no.3?
    The Flower Kings: probably Stardust We Are

    28. What is you favorite song by no.2?
    Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Either the 1st movement of the Violin Concerto or the first movement of the Piano Concerto No. 1 :P

    29. What was the first song you ever heard by no.32?
    Kings of Leon: something from long before when I actually realised how good they are, maybe Molly's Chambers?

    30. What is you favorite song by no.8?
    Opeth: Probably Hessian Peel (Watershed FTW :D)

    31. How many times have you seen no.17 live?
    Frederic Chopin: never have, never will :P

    32. Is there a song by no.44 that makes you happy?
    Gustav Holst: Umm, Venus from the Planets :P

    33. How did you get into no.12?
    Epica: A symphonic metal obsessed friend :P

    34. What is the worst song by no.45?
    Radiohead: theres a few I dislike... couldn't name one

    35. What was the first song you ever heard by no.34?
    Tool: The Grudge, on Kerrang Radio believe it or not :P

    36. What was the first song you ever heard by no.48?
    Vanden Plas: probably Nightwalker

    37. How many times have you seen no.42 live?
    Neal Morse: never, but maybe one day :P

    38. What is you favorite song by no.36?
    Royksopp: Only This Moment

    39. What was the first song you ever heard by no.28?
    Queensryche: no idea, probably I Don't Believe In Love.

    40. What is you favorite album by no.7?
    Ayreon: Into The Electric Castle of course :P

    41. Is there a song by no.31 that makes you happy?
    Edenbridge: the whole MyEarthDream album is very happiness inducing :)

    42. What is your favorite album by no.41?
    Savatage: Streets, of course.

    43. What is your favorite song by no.24?
    Pink Floyd: Time

    44. What is a good memory you have involving no.46?
    X Japan: listening to songs like Longing when I'm down :P wow... powerful music :D

    45. What is your favorite song by no.35?
    Entheogenic: Light Ocean Blue - chillout perfection

    46. Is there a song by no.9 that makes you happy?
    Joe Hisaishi: San and Ashitaka from the end of Princess Mononoke because it's just so beautiful...

    47. What is your favorite album by no.4?
    Porcupine Tree: easy one, Lightbulb Sun

    48. Who is your favorite member of no.37?
    Circus Maximus - guitarist man...

    49. What is the first song you ever heard by no.43?
    DJ Fresh: X Project, courtesy of Curtisy...

    50. What is your favorite song by no.20?
    Symphony X: not sure, maybe The Odyssey :P
  • Do you want to feel chills down on your spine?

    24 jun 2007, 00:10 av pedrorolo

    Last part of last movement of Mahler's Symphony No.2, Conducter: Claudio Abbado.


    It's funny to notice musicians' expressions while trying to avoid the emotional charge of the music... The soprano(?) solist's performance lays right on the border between perfection and catastrophe, some of the choir's singers just slighly open their mouthes with a thrilled or tense look on their faces, and even the maestro sometimes seems to loose the control of his facial expressions...

    How much of a good musician's blood should be cold?
  • Aaaand we proudly present you: Last.fm 2005' Nostalgia Layout Edition. Brought back…

    19 feb 2009, 01:12 av Celuie

    Okay, I coquettingly wanted to do this, since the first major layout change after the conjunction of Audioscrobbler and Last.fm back in 2006.

    Now, up for doing a new layout for last.fm once again, after half a year now, it was Girl_in_uniform that actually convinced me to go through the procedure of putting together a most close to the original version as possible CSS code adaption of last.fm back in the old days....

    Therefore, we proudly present you: Last.fm 2005' Nostalgia Edition!





    You know the drill,
    but for those new to last.fm Styles:

    1] Install the Firefox Add-On "Stylish", passionately recommended, lover, at best on Firefox 3 | Direct Installation Link
    2] Click onto "Load into Stylish" at the respective userstyles.org page for the Layout you'd like to have,
    in this case Original Old Last.fm 2005' Period (Get Here)
    3] Done!








    Group for this Layout Here, for conjoint Nostalgia.

    (In addition, if you are interested in getting the Weekly Charts back on your Profile again, Last.fm user tutal33t was so kind to make a script for it available. | Link
    You'd though need to install the Greasemonkey Add-On before in addition to the other plug-in. | Direct Installation Link)

    All yours,
    Celuie and Girl_in_Uniform
  • My little art world

    17 jan 2009, 08:46 av SolitudEE

    Hello, if you are interested you can find some of my works on my wordpress page. The blog is mix of Serbian and English language. At the moment you can download my first two books on Serbian, but very soon i will start posting material on English.

    http://ognjenradovic.wordpress.com/

    The blog will also contain video and audio work. So stick around for more action. :)
  • NEW MIX! KidVector Presents: Infinity City

    21 dec 2008, 20:40 av KidVector

    This mix is by no means an end of year round up, but it's certainly preoccupied with one of the emerging sounds of 2008. Hip-tronica, wonky, aqua crunk... whatever you want to call it there's no denying the momentum is with the off kilter/post Dilla knob twiddlers.

    Names like Hudson Mohawke, Rustie and Flying Lotus have been reverberating around the blog-sphere all year. And with 2009 seeing debut long players for the aforementioned Hud Mo and Rustie interest is only set to intensify.

    Whilst journalists wrestle with what to call this movement L.A's dublab seems to have a good take on things. 'Future Roots Music' essentially describes any music taking inspiration from the past to look into the future.

    It's from that perspective that the near-future mega-tropolis of Infinity City was conceived. A place of optimism, universal humanism and heavy beats!

    I hope you enjoy your stay. :)
    KidVee

    Download: www.kidvector.com

    This mix was put together for the excellent Eat Concrete Records and originally posted on their weblog.
    A great label, well worth investigating further.

    Tracklist:
    1. Cornish Waters - Walking (Brownswood Recordings)
    2. FLYamSAM - The Offbeat (Ghostly International)
    3. Rustie - Just for Kicks (stuffrecords)
    4. Hud Mo - Ooops! (Wireblock)
    5. Prefuse 73 - The Class Of 73 Bells (Feat. School of Seven Bells) (Warp)
    6. Milez Benjiman - Hold Your Head High (Tru-Thoughts)
    7. edIT - Night Shift (Feat. Abstract Rude) (Alpha Pup)
    8. Carlos y Gaby - Hot Heavy Heat (Dimlite's Hot Air & Thick Plastic Remix) (Alpha Pup)
    9. edIT - The Game Is Not Over (feat. J-Dilla, Phat Kat & Dabrye) (Alpha Pup)
    10. JDSY - Else2 (Ghostly International)
    11. DJ Kentaro - One Hand Blizzard (Ninja Tune)
    12. Tipper - Jibber Jabber (Tipper Music)
    13. anti-pop consortium - Dead In Motion (Warp)
    14. Flying Lotus - Beginners Falafel (Warp)
    15. Spacek - Dollar (Sound in Color)
    16. Telefon Tel Aviv - 8 Track Project Cut (Hefty)
    17. Headset - Back Before (feat. nongenetic) (Plug Research)
    18. Take - Make Believe (Dimlite's Unbelievable Re-Make) (Eat Concrete Records)
    19. Harmonic 313 - Word Problems (Warp)
    20. Flying Lotus - Spicy Sammich (Warp)
    21. Dabrye - Game Over (Feat. J-Dilla & Phat Kat) (Flying Lotus Remix) (Ghostly International)
    22. Saul Williams - Black Stacy (Deadbeat Remix) (Scape)
    23. Dimlite - When Devices Off (Sonar Kollektiv)
    24. Omid - World From My Mouth (Feat. Ellay Khule) (ASTRO LAB RECORDINGS)
    25. Forss - Atomised (Sonar Kollektiv)
    26. Caribou - Melody Day (Featuring Luke Lalonde, Adem & One Little Plane) (Four Tet Remix) (MERGE)


    Artists:
    Cornish Waters FLYamSAM Rustie Hud Mo Hudson Mohawke Prefuse 73 School of Seven Bells Milez Benjiman edIT Abstract Rude Carlos y Gaby Dimlite J-Dilla Phat Kat Dabrye JDSY DJ Kentaro Tipper anti-pop consortium Flying Lotus Spacek Telefon Tel Aviv Headset nongenetic Take Harmonic 313 Saul Williams Deadbeat Omid Ellay Khule Forss Caribou Luke Lalonde Born Ruffians Adem One Little Plane Four Tet

    Labels:
    Brownswood Recordings Ghostly International stuffrecords Wireblock Warp Tru-Thoughts Alpha Pup Ninja Tune Tipper Music Sound in Color Hefty Plug Research Eat Concrete Records Scape Sonar Kollektiv ASTRO LAB RECORDINGS MERGE

    Tags:


  • Berlin: Die Sinfonie der Großstadt, Walter Ruttmann (1927)

    30 sep 2008, 22:01 av mandrak2000



    Stemming of the "New Objectivity"'s artistic movement , " Berlin, symphony of a big city " is undoubtedly the first " complete work of art " of the cinema history . Accomplished in 1927 by Walter Ruttmann, from an idea of Carl Mayer, this symphony in five acts and 24 hours pays tribute to the German metropolis of 1920s, then in full development....

    This cover is silent... And the original musical composition to Edmund Meisel is not on the Last.fm library... So listen it with the music as you agree, pearhaps i can suggest you to try the Sergueï Prokofiev entry on the player, or
    John Adams or Honegger.... The fate will make moreover...


    Acte I





    Acte II



    Acte III





    Acte IV





    Acte V



    Walter Ruttmann wanted to apply his long experience of film director of geometric and abstracted short films with a " living equipment ", for " to create a film symphony from the millions of present energies in movement in the mechanism of the big cities ". The film invents so an unpublished virtuosity of rhythm at its time, carrying visual arts in their peak, notably with work on shot, optic trickeries and editing. His filming also benefits from many technical innovations, such a super-sensitive film which allows shooting of nocturnal views. But the potency of seduction is also on the effect of reality, by plunging us into a place and a time wish is irremediably disappeared ....

    Link :
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Berlin:_Symphony_of_a_Great_City
    And very interesting about the berliner artistic movements in 20s :
    Futurisme et cinéma d'avant-garde sous la république de Weimar by Frédéric GIMELLO-MESPLOMB ( en français...)
  • Youkali Tango, an "havanera-style tango" from Kurt Weill, 1946

    26 sep 2008, 12:11 av mandrak2000

    Listen this song with the Tag or click here > YOUKALI for listen the Anabela Duarte performing.



    Teresa Stratas Performing "Youkali Tango" on "September Songs" from director Larry Weinstein, 1997.


    Paroles en Français :

    C'est presqu'au bout du monde,
    Ma barque vagabonde,
    Errant augré du l'onde,
    Cherchant partout l'oubli,
    A pour quitter la terre,
    Su trouver le mystère
    Où no rêves se terrent
    En quelque Youkali...
    Youkali,
    C'est le pays de nos désirs,
    Youkali,
    C'est le bonheur,
    C'est le plaisir.



    Youkali,
    C'est la terre où l'on
    Quitte tous les soucis,
    C'est dans notre nuit,
    Comme une éclaircie,
    L'étoile qu'on suit,
    C'est Youkali!
    Youkali,
    C'est la terre où l'on
    Quitte tous les soucis,
    C'est dans notre nuit,
    Comme une éclaircie,
    L'étoile qu'on suit,
    C'est Youkali!


    Youkali,
    C'est le respect
    De tous les Voeux échangés,
    Youkali,
    C'est le pays
    Des beaux amours partagés,
    C'est l'espérance
    Qui est au coeur de tous les humains,
    La délivrance
    Que nous attendons tous pour demain,
    Youkali,
    C'est le pays de nos désirs,
    Youkali,
    C'est le bonheur
    C'est le plaisir



    Mais c'est un rêve, une folie,
    Il n'y a pas de Youkali!
    Mais c'est un rêve, une folie,
    Il n'y a pas de Youkali!



    Et la vie nous entrâine,
    Lassante, quotidiene,
    Mais la pauvre âme humaine,
    Cherchant partout l'oubli,
    A pour quitter la terre,
    Su trouver le mystère
    Où no rêves se terrent
    En quelque Youkali...
    Youkali,
    C'est le pays de nos désirs,
    Youkali,
    C'est le bonheur,
    C'est le plaisir,



    Mais c'est un rêve, une folie,
    Il n'y a pas de Youkali!
    Mais c'est un rêve, une folie,
    Il n'y a pas de Youkali!


    English Language :


    It was almost to the end of the world
    That my wandering boat
    Straying at the will of the waves
    Led me one day
    The isle is very small
    But the kind fairy that lives there
    Invites us
    To take a look around


    Youkali
    Is the land of our desires
    Youkali
    Is happiness, pleasure
    Youkali
    Is the land where we forget all our worries
    It is in our night, like a bright rift
    The star we follow
    It is Youkali



    Youkali
    Is the respect of all vows exchanged
    Youkali
    Is the land of love returned
    It is the hope
    That is in every human heart
    The deliverance
    We await for tomorrow
    Youkali
    Is the land of our desires
    Youkali
    Is happiness, pleasure
    But it is a dream, a folly
    There is no Youkali


    And life carries us along
    Tediously, day by day
    But the poor human soul
    Seeking forgetfulness everywhere
    Has, in order to escape the world
    Managed to find the mystery
    In which our dreams burrow themselves
    In some Youkali


    Youkali
    Is the land of our desires
    Youkali
    Is happiness, pleasure
    Youkali
    Is the land where we forget all our worries
    It is in our night, like a bright rift
    The star we follow
    It is Youkali


    Youkali
    Is the respect of all vows exchanged
    Youkali
    Is the land of love returned
    It is the hope
    That is in every human heart
    The deliverance
    We await for tomorrow


    Youkali
    Is the land of our desires
    Youkali
    Is happiness, pleasure
    But it is a dream, a folly
    There is no Youkali

    But it is a dream, a folly
    There is no Youkali....




    Kurt Weill composed "Youkali: Tango Habanera" (Havana-style tango) in 1934 as incidental music for the play Marie Galante. Lyrics were added in 1946 by Roger Fernay.

    Youkail exists as a dreamscape, a wistful hope of happiness that can never be realized.

    Link : http://web.uvic.ca/akeller/pw401/demos/snd_youkali/index.html