Treasure Hunting # 7: Background Sounds

Background sounds are generally annoying. I don’t think anyone is a great fan of extra sounds when listening to music. But sometimes, it seems to kinda fit somehow. In the video I’m posting below, there are some strange sounds of which I really don’t know what they are – but not instruments I think. And yet, it seems to be part of the music and it adds something to it.
Maybe that’s just because I’ve always listened to this version and therefore never knew any better? Listen for yourself and let me know what you think about the background sounds.



This piano guy also appeared here.

Treasure Hunting # 1: The Hunt for Music

See this map? It has a little cross over there. Exactly. That’s where we need to be; in between the valley and the mountains, there is a treasure only little have ever seen before.
So let’s go on a treasure hunt, to find the good but well hidden stuff!

Well… You probably say. What’s this all about? Let me tell you. This Treasure Hunting thing will be a series about unknown music. I mean to descend into caves full of spider webs and perhaps a skeleton here and there, to find music only little people know. This isn’t just songs I like, or songs that fit a post. This series is completely dedicated to buried and forgotten music that’s actually really good.

Let’s find the X! Yay!

There is so much beauty everywhere and it’s not easy to find it all. Coincidence has to help you out, and having a parent with a unusal music taste also works. I know there will be a lot of music on this blog now, but there will be more as well. This is just for those who like to look beyond borders and dive into deep blue seas where the most beautiful fish swim around.

Ah, poetry.

To start with, I’ll give you two pieces of music I have posted here before in another context. Now the attention will be entirely for them. These two calm me down when I need it. At the same time they have something melancholic (that’s how I like my music!). For me they represent last year and everything that happened in that year. But the atmosphere they create is just great to anyone, I believe.



This song also appeared in this post.


And this one can be found in this post. The video is also pretty cool. Beautiful and somewhat badass. My love for these two songs is endless.

Listen, enjoy, be carried away.
See you soon, fellow treasure hunters!


A cigarette, a sunset and a piano

Mostly, I’m quite conservative. Then I go on YouTube and only listen to songs I already know. But every now and then I’ll pick another one, suggested by YouTube, and sometimes this just blows me away. I found the song in this post thanks to that. A few days ago I had the courage again to click on a video I did not know, but I saw it was a Russian guy, so I sort of felt obliged to listen to it.

And o man.

I fell for the music, so fluent and beautiful, and a bit sad perhaps. Or wondering. Something like that. Then I watched the video. The sunset, the cigarette permanently balancing between his lips, the old piano and the birds flying away. His head moving along. An accordeon.

For me this creates the perfect atmosphere to study Russian. This wondering, almost existentialist mood, beauty but sad enough to not cheer you up, it’s just perfect.