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Barra — Through The Veil
Album: Moving Mountains
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Released: 2012
Length: 4:09
Plays (last 30 days): 3
(Instrumental)
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So trippy, so good.
 eileenomurphy wrote:

I listened to the entire song. ...I tried to like it, but....................................




....I failed.
It reminds me Druck from Richard Wahnfried! Great.
 Racquel wrote:
Would this be more suited to the World/Etc mix? Just a thought.

Then again, people who haven't heard didj before, might appreciate finding  it through the main mix...
 

It is in the World section, or maybe both!
Should Fared Shafinury be credited here as well? 
I see he is on Spotify and for the eclectic influence of this song to be recognized and the artist profiting of this recognition, I think the easiest way would be to credit him!
I listened to the entire song. ...I tried to like it, but....................................
Would this be more suited to the World/Etc mix? Just a thought.

Then again, people who haven't heard didj before, might appreciate finding  it through the main mix...
Hell No.
I like cultural stuff, but not this ear-bleeding sound.
you should check the Govinda music at bandcamp. Some very good albums
 fredriley wrote:
Oooh, I just lurve the exoticism and eclecticism of RP. Something new and different in the lugholes every day. This song just transports me away somewhere...ethereal, I know not where. It's a welcome escape from the dread dreary drudgery of deskbound wage-slavery, right enough. 8 from the spaced Nottingham jury.

 
Hear! Hear! cough, cough, hack, hack from sooty BC.   As I read backwards through some of the err comments in this thread, I thought I had accidentally left RP.  
Gotta dig modern music that attempts to synthesis western traditions with other cultural traditions in what can sometimes result in a most exotic blend.  

To address concerns raised elsewhere in this song thread, in my experience, when musicians from established, rich and 'modern' cultures incorporate instruments and sounds from traditional folklore found in far away cultures, the publicity usually spills over and benefits artists from the more traditional society.  There is nothing like a little global recognition to spur pride in peoples of all countries. 
 1wolfy wrote:
appropriately named  Through the veil...definitely peeking elsewhere into realms unknown  

 

Nice comment!
{#Stupid}Sounds like getting a haircut.
 smdjansen wrote:

Next time I'll try to turn the sarcasm to 11. Sometimes you need that extra push over the cliff. :)

 
Oh well, guess I had my stupid weeks when I misunderstood that big time.

Sorry, I get it now :-)

 
OK, you got me. I'm outta here. It's Jesse 'Chuy' Varela time anyway.
 Dahlia_Gumbo wrote:
Love me some didge 😍

 
Wired didge
Love me some didge 😍
 midget wrote:

Whoa, hold your horses there!
Learning the didgeridoo as a path to fame and easy riches?

I believe judging one's ability or justification to play any sort of instrument based on ethic affiliation may be considered a tad racist by some. Also, myself, I spent years playing the didge. Learned it in Germany and later when I spent a year in Australia I worked in Didgeridoo workshops and played along with people down under as well. So I believe I may say a thing or two about this.

First: The way Aboriginal folk play and use the didgeridoo is a whole lot different to what a lot of musicians around the world do with it. This one here for example. It's not at all like what you would here in Aboriginal contexts. They use a lot less rythm and facy stuff, making it sound a lot more boring to western ears.

Second: There is neither fame nor riches in Didgeridoo. And it's for the better that way.

Cheers,
Midget

 
Next time I'll try to turn the sarcasm to 11. Sometimes you need that extra push over the cliff. :)
Watch the major lazer video " lean on", but with this song...
Nice didgeridoo!
My first crack at this, just signed up after listening for years. 

Love the tune, its what I've come to love about RP
 
When she has hold of your ears, sonny, ye'd best learn circular breathing.
 smdjansen wrote:

Yes, it is disappointing when people spend hours and hours learning an instrument for money and not for love of the music. But how can you blame them when mastery of the didgeridoo leads so clearly down a path paved with fame and easy riches? 

 
Whoa, hold your horses there!
Learning the didgeridoo as a path to fame and easy riches?

I believe judging one's ability or justification to play any sort of instrument based on ethic affiliation may be considered a tad racist by some. Also, myself, I spent years playing the didge. Learned it in Germany and later when I spent a year in Australia I worked in Didgeridoo workshops and played along with people down under as well. So I believe I may say a thing or two about this.

First: The way Aboriginal folk play and use the didgeridoo is a whole lot different to what a lot of musicians around the world do with it. This one here for example. It's not at all like what you would here in Aboriginal contexts. They use a lot less rythm and facy stuff, making it sound a lot more boring to western ears.

Second: There is neither fame nor riches in Didgeridoo. And it's for the better that way.

Cheers,
Midget
 dimar wrote:
 I didn't know it was a law that you had to be Aboriginal to play a Didgeridoo.  Is it also against that same law to play bagpipes if you're not Scottish?  Or to play steel drums if you're not Jamaican?  Just curious....  sirtezza wrote:
Pretentious rubbish!  And that's being kind....

And if you think that annoying Didgeridoo is being played by a nice aboriginal chap, it's not.

Class A idiot

Hijacking an aboriginal culture from the other side of the world for personal gain is at best creepy, at worst parasitic/pathological.

   

So true.  I hate people who complain about this crap.  I don't hear anyone bitching about YoYo Ma appropriating the Cello.
 

 sirtezza wrote:

Hijacking an aboriginal culture from the other side of the world for personal gain is at best creepy, at worst parasitic/pathological.

 
Yes, it is disappointing when people spend hours and hours learning an instrument for money and not for love of the music. But how can you blame them when mastery of the didgeridoo leads so clearly down a path paved with fame and easy riches? 
 I didn't know it was a law that you had to be Aboriginal to play a Didgeridoo.  Is it also against that same law to play bagpipes if you're not Scottish?  Or to play steel drums if you're not Jamaican?  Just curious....  sirtezza wrote:
Pretentious rubbish!  And that's being kind....

And if you think that annoying Didgeridoo is being played by a nice aboriginal chap, it's not.

Class A idiot

Hijacking an aboriginal culture from the other side of the world for personal gain is at best creepy, at worst parasitic/pathological.

 


 mgkiwi wrote:
What's that Skippy, this is a fusion of classical Australian vibes interspersed with Asian cultural sounds, giving a sound that truly feels authentic. Wow, you're a marvel Skippy!
 

 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_agtNKbgSfI

 

I hear a new RP heavy rotation track.


 mgkiwi wrote:
What's that Skippy, this is a fusion of classical Australian vibes interspersed with Asian cultural sounds, giving a sound that truly feels authentic. Wow, you're a marvel Skippy!
 
Skippy?  The bush kangaroo?
What's that Skippy, this is a fusion of classical Australian vibes interspersed with Asian cultural sounds, giving a sound that truly feels authentic. Wow, you're a marvel Skippy!
 
Love the tasteful fusion of styles, like this, Afro Celt, etc.
It's a case of wearing out its welcome.
A little less presence and/or volume on the Digeridoo would've been more listenable.
appropriately named  Through the veil...definitely peeking elsewhere into realms unknown  
Will have to check these guys out. RP I love you!
Oooh, I just lurve the exoticism and eclecticism of RP. Something new and different in the lugholes every day. This song just transports me away somewhere...ethereal, I know not where. It's a welcome escape from the dread dreary drudgery of deskbound wage-slavery, right enough. 8 from the spaced Nottingham jury.
Hypnotic
I have this cd and it's very good. Of course...heard first on RP!
 Krakus wrote:
This song reminds me of all the potheads with dreadlocks playing their didgeridoo on Pearl Street. Please make it stop.

 
Hmm...I rather enjoy the potheads with dreadlocks playing their didgeridoos on Pearl Street...they're part of what gives Boulder its flavor...has been that way for decades.
This song reminds me of all the potheads with dreadlocks playing their didgeridoo on Pearl Street. Please make it stop.
This is wonderfull.

This is bizarre. I expect it to grow on me though.

I cannot be grateful enough to these DJs of ours, not just for providing damn good listening, but also for adding experiences I don't get anywhere else!


Hate it.  Makes it want to revoke my monthly donation.
 Proclivities wrote:

Be thankful that's not true for the vuvuzela.

 
Holy crap the vuvuzela has to be the most annoying piece of shit that man has ever stooped so low as to blow {#Eek}
 TerryS wrote:
Barra Barra  Barra.

 
Well, I'd certainly have gone to the Fèis Bharraigh in the Outer Hebrides if this bunch were playing :). Without doubt, Barra is the Western Isle with the most craic.
{#Yell} hiorgos wrote:
Thousands of traditional instruments in the world and that annoying one had to catch up as trendy..

 
you would rather a Chinese  funeral horn? now there's a blatt for a different ear.
 markthecarp wrote:
didgeridoo & sitar??  would like to take that out to the anza-borrego desert with the generator and bounce it off the cliffs around a campfire.

 
Good idea...last time I was there, I was bouncing off the cliffs.
 hiorgos wrote:
Thousands of traditional instruments in the world and that annoying one had to catch up as trendy..

 
Be thankful that's not true for the vuvuzela.
I love the trance-like atmosphere, but it does seem to get a little inhuman and repetitive after a while.
Barra Barra  Barra.
didgeridoo & sitar??  would like to take that out to the anza-borrego desert with the generator and bounce it off the cliffs around a campfire.
didgeridon't
 Dahlia_Gumbo wrote:
More digeridoo, please. Love it. So spacey. Transporting.
{#Music}

 
Sounds like soundtrack of my life 1968  to 1977. 
 JsDad wrote:
I'm a sucker for a digerjdoo, no pun intended.
 
{#Lol} Better to blow than suck, though ;-)
 hiorgos wrote:
Thousands of traditional instruments in the world and that annoying one had to catch up as trendy..
 
{#Lol}  Actually, I like the didgeridoo in this piece.
More digeridoo, please. Love it. So spacey. Transporting.
{#Music}
Thought it might be Kan'Nal for a second there.
Probably been mentioned before but originally thought this was Thievery Corporation

marvelous groove...  we be dancing...
 
 mikec09 wrote:
Suggesed New Year's resolution . . . no didgeridoo music!
 

Yes, please!
the sound is amazing
Suggesed New Year's resolution . . . no didgeridoo music!
Naboo! Grab the balls!
Thousands of traditional instruments in the world and that annoying one had to catch up as trendy..

I'm a sucker for a digerjdoo, no pun intended.
Quite likable song, but morning is the wrong time of day to hear it. This "mystical and trance-inducing global music" (quote from Barra's web site) made everyone stop getting ready and stare blankly at the walls.
I hear a mixed of iranian and indian rhythms. but mostly iranian setar
 pianocomposer wrote:

Agreed. 8.
 


I also agree...8
Do I hear Beaker from the muppets in there somewhere?


George wonders where to insert the hashish.
 Nerubo wrote:
This song what I like to call internally eclectic. The mix of didgeridoo and the Indian instruments (sitar?) works brilliantly.
 
 
Agreed. 8.
Love the didgeridoo!
This song what I like to call internally eclectic. The mix of didgeridoo and the Indian instruments (sitar?) works brilliantly.
 
YEAH!!!!
First listen. Me like.
Must be New Music Monday! :)