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The beautiful piece I’m sharing with you today comes from an act who’s relatively new to me, but ever since I’ve become aware of their existence I like their music a lot. I truly love long, complex pieces for harp, and this one perfectly meets my expectations. 😀 Hope you enjoy it too. 🙂
The Belfast Harp Orchestra – “Earth, Water, Wind and Fire”
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Today I come to you with a traditional piece of music from Slovakia, performed by the German harpist Nadia Birkenstock, whose music I’ve shared on here a couple times before already.
Nadia Birkenstock – “Tece Voda (Slovaquie)”
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Today I’d like to share with you a song from Y Bandana – one of the bands which Gwilym Bowen Rhys (one of my faza subjects) used to be a member of. – I said it already before on here but I really like how it shows Gwilym’s musical versatility and diversity – when you’ll listen to what he does with Y Bandana, with Plu and then solo, it all feels quite a lot different yet he’s thriving in all those music realms. Y Bandana was a rock band that he and his cousins and his friend founded as teens, and they were really successful in Wales, and recognisable for their humorous, kind of cheeky, mischievous and sometimes a bit silly lyrics. The song that I want to share with you however is different, because it really has quite a different style than all of their other songs. It comes from their final album Fel Ton Gron, which to me has a bit more musically adventurous and mature feel to it but at the same time is still very much their style and I think it’s my favourite album of theirs. But, like I said, this one song has a different feel to it than their music in general or the rest of the album, more folky in a modern way than rocky definitely, yet at the same time it complements the album as a whole very well and it doesn’t feel out of place at all. And I like the differentness of it, so that’s mostly why I want to share it with you.
This is another quite new discovery to me. Olive James are an American folk pop duo consisting of Jake Etheridge and Olivia Rudeen. I had a listen to more of their music but this song is the only one that I actually truly like, I hope you can enjoy it too. 🙂
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As I wrote yesterday in the MIMRA post, I’ve had quite an intense time lately but things are getting calmer so let’s try catching up on the regular posts, and later on I’d also like to write a couple longer ones.
Here is another beautiful piece – instrumental this time round – from Enya’s newest album “Dark Sky Island”. And like many tracks on this album it’s also inspired by nature. I really like it’s harmonies and it’s nicely light and just pleasant.
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Today I want to share with you another song by Enya. It comes from her last album – Dark Sky Island – which as a whole was largely inspired by her various journeys, but this song is one of these by her that are particularly focused on nature, and Enya drew the inspiration from one of her walks, when she saw the sun, and how it it looked like there were diamonds on the water. So like she says herself, it’s a very “visual” song. I think it’s a very reflective and mindful piece and may appeal to a lot of people because of this.
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I have a song for you that I want to show you that comes from great young Swedish artist – Grant, artist name for Alma Caroline Cederlöf. – She’s debuted last year, and this is actually her debut single and the first song I’ve heard from her. I heard it for the first time at the beginning of this year and it really, really spoke to me. And I think it’s going to speak to many people who struggle with mental illnesses, or any mental health issues. Her voice is powerful and magnetic, and the lyrics are raw, brutal and honest, but also positive. Hence I think it’s one of the best songs from my favourite artists tackling this subtle topic. Grant herself has been battling with anxiety, and her music has helped her to take back the control over her own life and deal with it. Here is this powerful piece.
Fire, Earth, air or water elemental?
I remember that I once took some sort of an elements-based personality test or something, and it said I’m most like water, and I would agree with it. But then I am an Aquarius and that’s apparently an air sign. I don’t feel much like an Aquarius though, maybe apart my curiosity. I feel some sort of a liking to all of the elements, but I guess water and fire most of all, hugely because they are my synaesthetic associations with a lot of things and people I feel a close connection to.
How about you? 🙂
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One of the more popular musicians that are popular more widely, not just somewhere locally, and whom I actually really like, is Kate Bush. I find something really resonating with me in her music. Not all of it, but most. And I like her voice a lot, though I know quite a few people who don’t and I can’t understand why. 😀 So, I’d like to share with you a few, probably just two, but maybe more, I’m not sure yet, songs by her, that I either just really really like, or have some fabulous associations with, and I have fabulous associations with many Bush’s songs simply because I started to discover her music at a really fabulous time in my life. So here’s the song from more of the latter category – great associations – called “And Dream Of Sheep.
Today I have another Danish artist for you, I guess she’s a bit more known outside of her home country, even just because she lives abroad – and generally has a lot of tours everywhere around the Europe, as far as I know. I’ve even once heard her in one of our Polish public radio stations. And this song is my most favourite from her. I just love Agnes Obel’s music, it’s so relaxing and so sophisticated. She lives in Berlin, is a singer, songwriter and pianist. I find her accent a little bit weird and funny, but I’m an accent freak, so your opinion may be different, 😀 anyway I just love this.
Recommend to us a lifestyle change.
It’s a little hard, I think, because everyone of us can have a completely different lifestyle, has different needs etc. Something pretty universal would be I guess drinking more of healthy drinks. I have an impressionn that we, people in general, drink too little and if we do, these are often fluids that are paradoxically dehydrating like coffee or other caffeinated drinks or fizzy drinks, different very sugary juices, or alcohol, or other stuff like this. I know not all people like drinking just water, although I love it and think it’s just the best thing to drink, but if we’d at least drink some healthy teas, like green tea, or some natural juices, or other fresh and natural drinks that could really help us stay hydrated, that’d still be cool. My Mum, who as I told you multiple times is a lifestyle and health geek, found out a few months ago that actually the best thing to do is to drink water with a little little bit amount of… salt. You can either melt it in the water and then it’s yucky but you can be satisfied when you drink it that you are a total hero, or you can just put the salt in your mouth and then drink the water so it would be less yucky and will melt sooner. But it needs to be healthy salt, like Himalaian or something like this, it is pointless to drink it with your normal salt that you can get in every shop, you’d rather destroy your kidneys this way, or something else. Anyway, apparently if you get in the water with the right kind of salt you get more natrium this way as well as some other things that help your overall well-being, and, what may be a bit paradoxical for some, you can even drop down your blood pressure if it’s too high. Actually it’s quite logical thing if we’ll think that salt keeps the water in our body, although it doesn’t change the fact that this combination is pretty yucky so I myself rarely managed to drink it. My Mum has heard it works for many types of migraines, because they often happen when your natrium is low, and probably something else, and I have migraines very often and tried it, and it actually helped me. But this migraine can’t be full-blown, ’cause then I don’t think anyone would be able to drink water with salt, you’re already nauseous without it, so you need to do it before it fully develops if you want to see the effects. So that would be my vague recommendation for you guys. I can share more details with you as for that my Mum’s discovery if you’d like to find out more and din’t know about it before.
What would you recommend to me and other of my readers? 🙂