Tracks: Arbenita (11 Years) and Embers
Tags: ambient, contemporary classical, experimental, minimal, orchestral, instrumental, the arctic circle
http://i.ytimg.com/vi/wFnxAdR1BoA/default.jpg Video (10:15)
Two tracks for the price of one this week, both from Max Richter, who I am going to see in a couple of weeks. The second track, 'Embers', begins at 06:58 with whispers and a soft piano.
I've watched this video a lot since I found it at the weekend. During the day, the music is too slow for me and after fighting for a catchy melody, I give up and allow it to just be. Then it becomes ambient in the truest sense - part of my environment, competing with traffic, neighbours, birdsong etc. Erik Satie's 'furniture music'. At night, however, on the edge of sleep, every note is pin sharp and the bright jewel colours of the video overwhelming.
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