Thursday, May 14, 2009

More Misty Moments

The above photo (or photos) was (were) taken at Tinaberna Strand this afternoon. It is my attempt to use joined-up photos to create an effect similar to a Chinese scroll (although my humble effort is far short of those most beautiful of creations). The image is a 360º view. If you own a copy of Hector Zazou's Songs for the Cold Seas, it would make a nice accompaniment to this image; if not, listen to the song below, which has one of the artists featured there (this selection, while strong, is nothing like as powerful as her 'Havet Starmer' of Zazou's album, a song which equals in beauty and power Bjork's more well-known 'Visur Vatsneda Rosu', an extraordinary song which I've also included. If you don't like the photo, I hope you enjoy the songs, and I highly recommend seeking out Zazou's album (I've not heard his other work, so I can't comment on it...)) (This post's title refers to a previous post here.)

9 comments:

Claudia said...

Beautiful photo(s) and music. But I'm having a problem. When I click on the photo, I get it larger, and I can scroll it, from right to left, and left to right. But the music stops. I cannot scroll and get the music simultaneously. Something wrong I do?

A Doubtful Egg said...

That's my fault, actually. When you click on the photo it goes to a new window, so it closes the window with the songs. The only way around this is to open two windows, one with the image, and the other with the original post. Sorry about that; I'm not very good with computers if it's anything beyond the basics. I had hoped that the photo, when clicked, would have been the height of the screen, so the only way to view it was to scroll across slowly, but it keeps fitting it to the screen instead. Oh well...

Claudia said...

I made it. I opened two windows and I could scroll your photo while listening to the music. Beautiful. Then I watched the videos because the music is also very well presented. A rich offering, D.E. Thanks!

jams o donnell said...

I love the panorama you have created. A beautiful and atmospheric scene. I'm not a huge fan of Bjork but the first pice is superb

A Doubtful Egg said...

I find Bjork's music to be more admirable than likeable; I think she's an innovative and intelligent artist who has managed the not-inconsiderable trick of appealing both to mainstream music fans and those into the more experimental end of things (like me), but it rarely finds its way on to my CD player. Oddly, my two favourite Bjork songs are ones she sings in Icelandic: the one I posted, and a song called 'Atlantic' on an old bootleg of her live in Manchester in 1996. There are some versions of it on YouTube, but none are as good as the Manchester version.

Claudia said...

Yes! You're right about Bjork appealing to both mainstream and more experimental music fans. It didn't take me by surprise as some of your other offerings do sometimes when I have to listen more than once to get used to it and appreciate the experience.

I'm learning a lot. I'm grateful.
I hope we get more mystical sceneries.

Sean Jeating said...

Ah, D.E I have to catch up a lot and - this was a lovely beginning.
As for Björk (surprised she didn't dance herself in the video) - I am the fourth in the league: interesting, but not really my 'taste'.
In Dancer in the Dark she deeply impressed and moved, though.

god-free morals said...

Thanks for the suggested music, I went off on a hunt for Zazou and could find only 'Lights in the Dark'. Are you familiar with this? Apparently based on Irish religious music.

Have been (occasionally) visiting via Sean's blog for a while now and thought it was about time I said Hello. So, Hello!

A Doubtful Egg said...

Thanks GFM (or may I call you Chris?), and welcome to Chez Doubtful. I hope you find more to amuse you here. In answer to your question, I haven't heard that particular album, or any by Zazou aside from the one in the article, due to ... well, just that I haven't gotten around to it, like so much else in my life!

Sean: I haven't seen Dancer in the Dark yet, for the same reason as above!