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Old 01-24-2010, 10:41 AM   #11 (permalink)
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If somebody is interested, I have Youtube playlist of international videos.
Here is the link - International videos - Youtube - Petula1985
Hey Petula07,

I've been listening through your Youtube collection of over 50 videos. I especially enjoyed Faun's "Egil Saga." I like the somber, ominous echo sounds, the meshing of new instruments with old instruments (a recorder or block flute and a lovely stringed instrument). Plus, the lyrics in Icelandic are interesting to hear!

I read that the group sings songs in a variety of languages. I'll plan to listen to more of Faun, because this video you posted on your site definitely piqued my interest:



I found the translation of the Icelandic lyrics to EGIL SAGA on someone's MySpace:

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EGIL SAGA:
words: S. Sturlurson 13th century
music: Elisabeth Pawelke & Faun

Egil’s saga Skallagrimssonar is the myth about the most outstanding skald in the 10th century: “Egil Skallagrimsson”. In the extract set here he heals a girl, who has been taken ill because of wrongly-scratched runes on smoothed out fish bone. Only by means of the properly-employed rune magic of Egil the skald does the girl awake as from a bad dream.

English text (translation)

“She has been ill for a long time,
she has the exhaustion,
cannot sleep any night and was
as if she had lost reason and shape.”

Runes have been scratched therefore, it is a farmer’s son,
not far from here, he has done that,
but afterwards it was
much worse than before.

Egil scratched runes and placed them under the cushion of the bed
she rested on.
It was to her as if she had awoken from sleep,
and she said she was well now.

Chorus:
No man shall scratch runes
Not being able to use them well;
Many a man is misled
by dark forces.
Ten secret runes have I seen
Scratched on smoothed out fish bone;
For the girl this has caused
sorrow for a long time.


Original Text

“Hefir hon haft langan vanmátt,“
ok pat var krom mikil;
fekk hon enga nótt svefn ok var
sem hamstoli vaeri.

“Ristnar hafa verit rúnar, ok er sá einn bóndason
hedan skammt í brott, er pat gerdi,
ok er sidan miklu
verr en adr.

Egil reist rúnar ok lagdi undir hoegendit
Í hvíluna, par er hon hvildi;
henni potti sem hon vaknadi or svefni ok sagdi
at hon var pá heil.

Refrain:

Skalat madr rúnar rista,
nema rada vel kunni,
pat verdr mrgum manni,
es of myrkvan staaf villisk;
sák á telgdu talkni
tiu launstafi ristna,
pat hefr lauka lindi
langs ofrtrega fengit.
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If a chicken was smart enough to be able to speak English and run in a geometric pattern, then I think it should be smart enough to dial 911 (999) before getting the axe, and scream to the operator, "Something must be done! Something must be done!"

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Old 01-25-2010, 02:53 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Hi VEGANGELICA,
nice to know you found something nice for you
This song is my loved one, you can listen to it on album Licht and all my favourite songs are from this album so I would recommend this one like first.
Thank you so much for lyrics and translation! I didn't have it.



Now something new...

I know one folk-rock italian band - Modena City Ramblers

Now I got new recommendation for some other italian band - Argine. It's mixture of neofolk, classical and post-punk.

Both bands are interesting for me.

Modena City Ramblers - Morte di un poeta



Argine - Memorie



Argine - Le luci di Hessdalen

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Old 01-25-2010, 07:49 AM   #13 (permalink)
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And again something new although it's different music genre.

If somebody likes progressive metal...
I just found band Orphaned Land. It's mostly english but they have also some songs in hebrew. Influenced by oriental music.







This one song seems to me more oriental / hebrew music than metal...

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Old 02-06-2010, 10:37 AM   #14 (permalink)
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I've always loved traditional Arab instruments, the last song above is really cool.

Nothing to do with the subject but does anyone know what the top 20 international music producers are in terms of sales?
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Old 02-06-2010, 12:01 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Hi VEGANGELICA,
nice to know you found something nice for you
This song is my loved one, you can listen to it on album Licht and all my favourite songs are from this album so I would recommend this one like first.
Thank you so much for lyrics and translation! I didn't have it.
Thank you so much, Petula07, for the link to the Faun album "Licht." I didn't realize one can listen to whole albums like this. That's wonderful.

Thanks also for posting all the other videos, too! I'll have fun listening to the songs. I'm glad you include the YouTube videos like this, because then while I am doing computer work at the office I can play through them easily to listen to the music. (Unfortunately, usually I have to multitask by listening to music while doing other things, or else I'd never get any work done...but I try to give songs I really like my undivided attention.) You have an eclectic mix!

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I've always loved traditional Arab instruments, the last song above is really cool.

Nothing to do with the subject but does anyone know what the top 20 international music producers are in terms of sales?
Hi PuebloFuerte,
I don't know the top 20 international music producers in terms of sales. I tried to find this on Wikipedia
List of music recording sales certifications - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
but it didn't give a simple ranking!
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Old 02-06-2010, 02:15 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Erica, thank you so much for your interest, I am glad somebody enjoy this thread

I add from time to time some songs to my International videos list on Youtube but not all what I like - it would be too big list.


Today I am in mood of Greece, I listen now new album (Welcome to Greece) of greek singer Maraveyas. And album of band Alximistes.
Maraveyas is ska, Alximistes is folk-rock.

Maraveyas - MySpace
Alximistes - MySpace


Here some videos of Maraveyas...










Alximistes



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Old 02-15-2010, 03:43 AM   #17 (permalink)
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One of my favourite german songs... Lyrics are sad but this is for me the best song of this band.



Mein Mund, er findet einen Weg
Zu deinem bleichen Munde
So gehen wir beide nun zugrund
In dieser wehen Stunde
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I like some Italian Prog:





and Balkan Beats are great but I'm not too Knowledgeable about this area and just go by the Balkan Beat and Gypsy bangers series of albums for some great tracks.

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The French Music? thread is closed, but the naked truth about French pop is not completely unveiled yet...



Although in this case... well... Anyway this beautiful song has been very successful:


And this is an International classic from 1987:





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Old 02-28-2010, 05:03 AM   #20 (permalink)
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I love this thread!

I had one funny thing with Last.fm this week... One guy from United States recommended me some czech music! Czech prog and somehow I didn't know it. World is really small in this century, it made me laugh

So you can try it.... Blue Effect. They sing in czech and english.





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