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lizardking
(700 miles north of Paradise)
Posted: Jan 12, 2018 12:08
 

 Wilfrue wrote:

It's a fugue of sorts. 17th century invention. Mozart was a master of them. But Mozart was a pop star in his generation, so perhaps your observation is spot-on!

  
And I think you're spot-on too - heck, Mozart was Bieber/MJ/Elvis way back then, guess we go through them a bit faster now, eh?
MJdub
(Bay Area, CA)
Posted: Dec 12, 2017 13:47
 

The grammar sounds almost Jamaican...U waan walk on da wata wit I?
Wilfrue
(The space between your reality and my dreams)
Posted: Oct 13, 2017 5:42
 

 lizardking wrote:

As much as I like this tune, I'm slightly off-put by the very pop-centric vocal hook, which frustrates me more because I like it than because it's such a VERY common way to brainwash the human mind into liking the music.  I guess they're calling it the "Milennial Whoop" although I'm sure it predates the 21st century. 

https://www.theguardian.com/music/shortcuts/2016/aug/30/millennial-whoop-pop-music

Long Live RP!!



 
It's a fugue of sorts. 17th century invention. Mozart was a master of them. But Mozart was a pop star in his generation, so perhaps your observation is spot-on!
lizardking
(700 miles north of Paradise)
Posted: Sep 15, 2017 16:20
 

As much as I like this tune, I'm slightly off-put by the very pop-centric vocal hook, which frustrates me more because I like it than because it's such a VERY common way to brainwash the human mind into liking the music.  I guess they're calling it the "Milennial Whoop" although I'm sure it predates the 21st century. 

https://www.theguardian.com/music/shortcuts/2016/aug/30/millennial-whoop-pop-music

Long Live RP!!


javelipix
Posted: Sep 10, 2017 16:48
 

 pookles wrote:
If only this song used the objective case pronoun "me" instead of "I" in the phrase "with I", it would be much more pleasing to me. 

 
Hahahahahaha
javelipix
Posted: Sep 10, 2017 16:47
 

Stunning.
Rockit9
Posted: Sep 05, 2017 14:39
 

Hauntingly Good
wgsu_1978
(I hate Hitler, racism and lima beans. I don't hate music.)
Posted: Jul 17, 2017 6:04
 

 pookles wrote:
If only this song used the objective case pronoun "me" instead of "I" in the phrase "with I", it would be much more pleasing to me. 

 
I like the sound of "I" better than "me". European musicians like Obel seem to be more interested in the sounds of English words than precise grammar. I like that.
wgsu_1978
(I hate Hitler, racism and lima beans. I don't hate music.)
Posted: Jul 16, 2017 9:04
 

When I hear "Familiar" I imagine a video where Agnes is playing piano and singing with a choir of Disney-esque cartoon animals, mostly dogs, wolves and foxes standing on their hind legs, but maybe a lion or tiger or bear, too.

I love this song.
leeboy
(St. Louis MO)
Posted: Jul 13, 2017 8:00
 

She sounds so much like "Kimbra" from Australia.

I really like it!
On_The_Beach
(The Blue Planet)
Posted: Jun 29, 2017 11:34
 

This sounds familiar.
dyharenas
(Bahía de Cata)
Posted: Jun 20, 2017 13:18
 

 pookles wrote:
If only this song used the objective case pronoun "me" instead of "I" in the phrase "with I", it would be much more pleasing to me. 

 
Aye Aye
NoEnzLefttoSplit
Posted: Jun 02, 2017 1:34
 

 NoEnzLefttoSplit wrote:
the male vocal adds heaps - hope she keeps working with him
 

 
Well Bill cleared that up..  

kind of guess she'll be working with him for a while then.
Jota
(Scotland)
Posted: May 18, 2017 10:40
 

 baylees wrote:
I wanted to dance Terrrrrrrible segway   3 rockin tunes then this pos   now I want to die

 
You done yet? 
1wolfy
(Mission Viejo California)
Posted: May 18, 2017 10:39
 

 {#Meditate}RIP Chris. He's certainly on the minds of many this day.   JeriF wrote:
Odd I know but, something in this tune is bringing a Chris Cornell tune to mind.  Can't quite place it....

 


baylees
Posted: May 18, 2017 10:39
 

I wanted to dance Terrrrrrrible segway   3 rockin tunes then this pos   now I want to die
Carl
(The Summit City)
Posted: May 02, 2017 13:54
 

Just got this album and it's all as good as this one. Similar stylings throughout, but not unlike Elliott Smith (and many others) in that regard. Lovely and haunting—great chill out music! Her Tiny Desk Concert has three tracks from this album. Also she performed Hallelujah at a Leonard Cohen tribute concert in Paris, which is different but nice.
arserocket
(Effluence)
Posted: Mar 16, 2017 4:41
 

those voices are so sweet.....{#Cheers}
pookles
Posted: Mar 11, 2017 12:04
 

If only this song used the objective case pronoun "me" instead of "I" in the phrase "with I", it would be much more pleasing to me. 
jocelynsart
(Toronto, Canada)
Posted: Mar 04, 2017 16:09
 

Just finished watching the show Cardinal, 15 minutes ago, for which this was used as the theme song. Such a beautiful, haunting singer, love her. The show was terrific. My husband and I remarked as to whether we'd ever heard this particular Obel song here, on RP, and we both thought Yes, but was surprised to see I'd never rated it.
DrLex
(Belgium)
Posted: Feb 27, 2017 8:53
 

 On_The_Beach wrote:

Well, yes, but fewer and fewer. I also have about 4000 vinyl records. And sadly, I also have my share of mp3s, which to me kind of represent a death, of sorts. Poorer sound quality (because no one cares, anyway) but more importantly, no artwork; just a bunch of soulless ones and zeros (which most people download for free). Alas.

 
I care :) And I absolutely hate it when I hear an FM radio station playing something that is obviously from an MP3 source, or worse, maybe even from YouTube or something. I wish I hadn't been comparing MP3 encoders back in the day when MP3 was emerging, because now I cannot hear a sloppy MP3 without being annoyed by the compression artifacts.
I do have way more MP3s than physical albums, but I still buy CDs for the albums I really like. Not just to be able to make my own rip in the quality I desire, also just to have a more worthwhile experience than merely clicking a few times on the same machine where I do a gazillion other things. And when doing a little bit of effort, CDs can often be found cheaper than a (legal) digital album download.
LaurieinTucson
(Tucson,AZ)
Posted: Feb 22, 2017 13:59
 

lovely melody
truly creative production 
On_The_Beach
(The Blue Planet)
Posted: Feb 18, 2017 11:04
 

 wruffner wrote:
With vinyl I'd listen less often than I'd like; fiddling with them is a pain, and pretty much limited to one place essentially. Also applies to CDs to a degree too.

With MP3s, I can listen anywhere, anytime, always. I started with MP3s thinking I could do anything I wanted to with them, and then I realized I could do everything I wanted to do.

So maybe the quality drops a bit, but life has so much more music in it with such overwhelming flexibility. And I have no issue supporting the artists, it's a fair obligation. But I also don't listen to the Mega "artists" too much, either.

 
On_The_Beach wrote:
Well, yes, but fewer and fewer. I also have about 4000 vinyl records. And sadly, I also have my share of mp3s, which to me kind of represent a death, of sorts. Poorer sound quality (because no one cares, anyway) but more importantly, no artwork; just a bunch of soulless ones and zeros (which most people download for free). Alas.
 
I can't disagree with what you're saying. The convenience factor is huge (which is why I rarely listen to vinyl; mostly CDs).
I know a guy who has downloaded over 14,000 albums (ie 140,000+ songs) and counting, and has not paid a penny for them.
That I think is wrong.
I guess I'm just an old guy longing for "the good old days". "You kids get off my lawn, and take yer newfangled mp3s with ya!"
Cheers, wruffner.
wruffner
(Rolling...)
Posted: Feb 18, 2017 9:46
 

With vinyl I'd listen less often than I'd like; fiddling with them is a pain, and pretty much limited to one place essentially. Also applies to CDs to a degree too.

With MP3s, I can listen anywhere, anytime, always. I started with MP3s thinking I could do anything I wanted to with them, and then I realized I could do everything I wanted to do.

So maybe the quality drops a bit, but life has so much more music in it with such overwhelming flexibility. And I have no issue supporting the artists, it's a fair obligation. But I also don't listen to the Mega "artists" too much, either.

 
On_The_Beach wrote:

Well, yes, but fewer and fewer. I also have about 4000 vinyl records. And sadly, I also have my share of mp3s, which to me kind of represent a death, of sorts. Poorer sound quality (because no one cares, anyway) but more importantly, no artwork; just a bunch of soulless ones and zeros (which most people download for free). Alas.

 


wruffner
(Rolling...)
Posted: Feb 18, 2017 9:38
 

The more I hear this the more I like it. And I applaud & revere RP for turning me on to Agnes Obel and many others. My life feels much more rich with RP on all the time...
sunflowerbee
(Hillsboro - somewhere in southern Ohio)
Posted: Feb 15, 2017 17:08
 

{#Sunny}
Cannon
(San Diego, North County)
Posted: Feb 07, 2017 9:24
 

Components of this remind me of Alt-J
Proclivities
(Paris of the Piedmont)
Posted: Feb 03, 2017 9:09
 

 Shotoverplain wrote:
for some strange reason I really do not like this piece of music and it seems to keep creeping up on me every time I tune into RP
 
It's getting more airplay than songs normally do (10 plays in last 30 days) since it's from a very recently released album.  It may just be your timing of when you tune in.
JeriF
Posted: Jan 30, 2017 13:58
 

Odd I know but, something in this tune is bringing a Chris Cornell tune to mind.  Can't quite place it....
rblommers
Posted: Jan 27, 2017 12:50
 

Another great example of why music is such moving & inspiring ART! RadioRon
JimmyJamez
Posted: Jan 18, 2017 13:47
 

Every time I hear this song I love it more. {#Bananajam}
DocStrangelove
(Ottawa)
Posted: Jan 13, 2017 16:35
 

the music of our time! Awesome — must seek out this artist.
basilarnold
Posted: Jan 09, 2017 0:40
 

 Shotoverplain wrote:
for some strange reason I really do not like this piece of music and it seems to keep creeping up on me every time I tune into RP
 
Your reason is really a strange one. When smth repeatedly creeps up on you it might be symptomatic of paranoia or schizophrenia. Try to relax, sleep well, eat more vegetables... What else?.. Oh - pardon me - try PSDing even more frequently to finalize the distortion of your mind and enjoy the result!
Antigone
(A house, in a Virginian Valley)
Posted: Dec 29, 2016 14:15
 

 DigitalJer wrote:

Hugo Cassavetti, from Telerama, wrote (translated from French): "Percussions of a deaf power rhythm a delicately acrobatic melody that the singer interprets in a voice that mutates strangely. Yes, Obel, as duplicated by technology, makes a duet with its echo to the disturbing male stamp."

 
Fascinating ...
TerryS
(Another SW)
Posted: Dec 24, 2016 19:28
 

 NoEnzLefttoSplit wrote:


 Shotoverplain wrote:
there seems to be quite a collection of particularly irritating songs played repetitively on Rp this one comes near the top of the list of irritations

iterating irritation?

 
Re-iteration?
NoEnzLefttoSplit
Posted: Dec 23, 2016 0:33
 

the male vocal adds heaps - hope she keeps working with him
 
On_The_Beach
(The Blue Planet)
Posted: Dec 09, 2016 10:44
 

 Cannon wrote:
People still buy CD's?
 
Well, yes, but fewer and fewer. I also have about 4000 vinyl records. And sadly, I also have my share of mp3s, which to me kind of represent a death, of sorts. Poorer sound quality (because no one cares, anyway) but more importantly, no artwork; just a bunch of soulless ones and zeros (which most people download for free). Alas.
Cannon
(San Diego, North County)
Posted: Dec 09, 2016 9:49
 

 On_The_Beach wrote:

Ah, and mine just arrived today.
I've just listened all the way through once, but yes, first impression is very good.
Looking forward to seeing her live in March.

 
People still buy CD's?  
On_The_Beach
(The Blue Planet)
Posted: Dec 08, 2016 1:18
 

 1wolfy wrote:
I just ordered this CD...I expect I'll love it
 
Ah, and mine just arrived today.
I've just listened all the way through once, but yes, first impression is very good.
Looking forward to seeing her live in March.
Shotoverplain
Posted: Dec 08, 2016 0:34
 

for some strange reason I really do not like this piece of music and it seems to keep creeping up on me every time I tune into RP
jeffpenfold
(Sussex, UK.)
Posted: Dec 06, 2016 13:12
 

Wonderful.  Keeps on growing on me.
1wolfy
(Mission Viejo California)
Posted: Dec 06, 2016 13:11
 

I just ordered this CD...I expect I'll love it
nasa50016177
Posted: Dec 03, 2016 13:09
 

хочу подарить эту песню ЭМИЛИИ
kaybee
(Lost in the Wilds of Toronto)
Posted: Dec 02, 2016 15:44
 

 DaidyBoy wrote:
My word, this woman is talented.  This is exquisite. Instant 9 and climbing.

 
Yes, indeed!  I was very intrigued by the male voice, wondering who this guy was with such a compelling voice.  Bit of a let down that it's Obel's voice distorted.  I was hoping there was an up and coming new artist I'd never heard of before.
calispera
(Brussels)
Posted: Dec 02, 2016 13:34
 

 DaidyBoy wrote:
My word, this woman is talented.  This is exquisite. Instant 9 and climbing.

 
The voice of the man is exquisite as well. I see something from Gotye in this song. And something extra  very special in the voices and the melody.
1wolfy
(Mission Viejo California)
Posted: Dec 02, 2016 13:32
 

 yes , she's really something  DaidyBoy wrote:
My word, this woman is talented.  This is exquisite. Instant 9 and climbing.

 

DaidyBoy
(Bristol, UK)
Posted: Dec 01, 2016 1:51
 

My word, this woman is talented.  This is exquisite. Instant 9 and climbing.
swiss_rp_fan
(Lucerne)
Posted: Nov 30, 2016 5:57
 

 Shotoverplain wrote:
there seems to be quite a collection of particularly irritating songs played repetitively on Rp this one comes near the top of the list of irritations
 
Just use the PSD-Function.
swiss_rp_fan
(Lucerne)
Posted: Nov 30, 2016 5:56
 

This is one fantastic song! Thanks RP for playing it!
NoEnzLefttoSplit
Posted: Nov 30, 2016 5:56
 

 Shotoverplain wrote:
there seems to be quite a collection of particularly irritating songs played repetitively on Rp this one comes near the top of the list of irritations
 

 Shotoverplain wrote:
there seems to be quite a collection of particularly irritating songs played repetitively on Rp this one comes near the top of the list of irritations

iterating irritation?