Friday, November 23, 2012

Prïtourïtze Planinata, etc.

     This video is made up of parts from one of my favorite films, Jim Jarmusch's Dead Man (1996), with Johnny Depp and Robert Mitchum.
     The movie's soundtrack is provided by Neil Young. Pretty wonderful stuff.

     Yes, Helen Mirren is a goddess, but she couldn't save Pascali's Island, an interesting but not entirely successful film released in the late 80s. I remember seeing the movie with Kathie. We left the theater awestruck by the music, particularly the movie's main theme, and so, some period later, I bought the soundtrack, for a never forget a song, especially a great one. And that was that.
     Today, I came to learn that the song (Prïtourïtze Planinata—Song From the Thracian Plain) is traditional in Bulgary. When Bulgarian music and singing was showcased on an album released in the U.S. back in the late 80s, it made quite a splash, owing to charming peculiarities of Bulgarian vocals.
     Evidently, the album to get is this one: Le Mystere Des Voix Bulgares. The video above features that album's recording of "Song From the Thracian Plain."

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Beautiful The music is like a pulse.

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