Friday, 29 February 2008

More Music

The little last.fm player thingie (down on the right if you want to try it yourself - the square in the bottom right corner pops it up so you can wander away from here and keep it playing) [Edit: now moved here] has just played me "Nobleza de Arrabal".

You can play the track directly at last.fm - not sure if that will work outside the UK.

I love it. Doesn't it sound like Ennio Morricone tango? It just sings "Clint Eastwood" to me. And you can dance to it! You don't have to just sit there.

I also love the Hugo Diaz mouth-organ spectacular. How could anyone sit still listening to that?

While I'm on insane virtuosity, I haven't listened to Spem in Alium for a while. Thomas Tallis - he knew all about the pauses.

6 comments:

Alex said...

Hola MsHedgehog...

Nice find in last.fm!

The Canaro piece may have been composed by him, but I'm almost 100% sure that it's being played (as a cover) by some other modern orchestra. I don't think Canaro's orquestra had flutes and timpani...and the bandoneon is missing...

I'm going back to last.fm now to check out more stuff...

Thanks!

msHedgehog said...

Chances are you're right - the labelling is not that great. It has no way of knowing whether two artists with the same name are really the same person, or the same person in different contexts (like composer and performer), or different people.

La Tanguerita said...

Unfortunately I can’t play it at work, but I love "Nobleza de Arrabal",too.
And I’m definitely stealing this thingie from you. I took a peak and it’s just like a sweet shop with 24/7 supply policy.

msHedgehog said...

You can certainly use mine if you like, but it is really easy to set up your own. Be warned, mine may unexpectedly play you other things I like, like Spem in Alium or Take Five.

The Masked Tanguero said...

At last I find someone else whose main goal is to find good quality free tango music on the web!

msHedgehog said...

I wouldn't say it was a goal - I like the way it works, though, and it's useful. I've bought a couple of things already because it let me listen and decide whether I liked them. I prefer CDs - but the track-by-track mp3s are nice to have as a choice. The recommendations thing is very nice, too.