Song Of The Week: Born To Die (cover) by Patrick Wolf
This is my favourite LDR song and I’ve been waiting for a cover featuring a male voice. I’m glad Patrick did it, I’m big fan of Wind In The Wires. I prefer his voice when it’s deeper than this, it’s what I think Lee Pace would/should sound like when he sings.
The LDR version is like a big hollywood film noir. This version is like a sad little european independent. Listen with headphones.
Avatar: The Last Airbender — Last Agni Kai/The Phoenix King
the single most heartbreaking piece of music to ever be music ever ever ever ever ever ever
I remember when this came on and I was expecting some huge battle music, but then the strings came in and the drums did too, and I realised that ending battle was this sad, terrible thing that wasn’t supposed to be happening, and I just kinda sank into my couch at that point…
Inuit Throat-Singing: A Gutteral Game Gets a Cultural Resurgence
“It’s a friendly competition between girls, something they would do while the men were out hunting,” said Kathy in at interview at the conference. Karin added: ”It’s part of Inuit culture. It’s an oral tradition, it’s something that can’t be written down, it has to be learned from someone else,.”
A “game” of throat-singing begins with two women facing each other, standing close and sometimes holding each other’s arms. One begins to sing, while the other follows. The game can last up to a few minutes, and ends when one loses her breath, laughs, or breaks concentration in any way. Some sources, such as Pulaarvik Kablu Friendership Centre, cite that it was once practiced with their lips practically touching, the women using their opponent’s mouth cavity as a sound resonator.
Not in the holiday spirit yet? Bastille can take care of that for you as the band stopped by BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge. They crammed as many Christmas songs into one giant mashup that is sure to become a holiday classic.