this song makes me happy. it's got all the great 60s elements. they're from the norwegian city drammen. you can find the song on freetrax.no: http://www.freetrax.com/cgi-bin/pointgo.cgi?url=http://220.127.116.11:1331/u02/freetrax/prd_0000001535/01_Track_1.mp3
Anja , the daughter of the highly respected Jan Garbarek ,one of the big jazz-dudes in Norway , Anja started to do music after she found that acting was too restricted. On this tune\album she uses her freedom to create dream-like atmospheres.
U can hear her that she is inspired by Laurie Anderson on this tune ,in the way she tells the story. Instrument-wise the tune is very multi-layered and intruiging. I highly recommend it if u like the music of for example Bjørk,Kate Bush etc.
from Balloon Mood (RCA 74321 374432), available on CD
You may remember Annie from her/their housey dancefloor number of a year or two back "The Greatest Hit".
Well, they've come back with this, a sublime downbeat track with a lush-yet-delicate female vocal. Instrumentally, it reminds me of a slower, swinging P-funk number, quite minimal beats but funky as all hell (in a chill kinda way).
Absolutely beautiful -hard to find but worth looking.
Originally a limited-release 7" on Norwegian label Telle, and quickly licensed by UK house label Loaded -it appears on a sampler they released late 2002.
personally, i enjoy this song in a large part because of the story it tells. i would really like for this to happen to me... it's just a very poignant thing. as to the mechanics of the song, however, some gentle strumming and a bit of classical guitar-style picking lends to the mellow and comforting quality of this song (and the whole album).
from Quiet is the New Loud, available on CD
03 Aug 06 ·FCS: I like this song also, both because of lyrics and melody. And I suggest you check out Royksopp's remix of this song
What a strange and beautiful song! Cool-toned organ melodies played against a thick, warm, bass vein running through the entire song, complex drum backing, and the oddly distant, yet personally reflective lyrics of Karin Krog, combine to create a dream-like sound.
28 Aug 04 ·Pal: Excellent song! Written by Steve Kuhn an american jazz musician/composer/arranger who I think lived in scandinavia in the late sixties. Besides Karin Krogh he has also worked with Monica Zetterlund. The best version of this song he has recorded himself though. Featuring Gary Mcfarland, Airto, Ron Carter & Billy Cobham!!