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OTHER STUFF => Idle Chat => Topic started by: ZombieCake on October 03, 2020, 02:04:08 am

Title: Best ever chill out song
Post by: ZombieCake on October 03, 2020, 02:04:08 am
The world has gone a bit overly mad recently, and doesn't seem to be getting any better.  Our department has now been put on redundancy consultation and restructure, which is something to look forward to.  So I was wondering, in the interest of chilling out in times that aren't necessarily what one wants, and which currently affects many thousands of people, what are the nice blood pressure reducing songs?  I'll start with the following, and as ever thoughts and contributions welcome.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wkk0puI6NfA

Title: Re: Best ever chill out song
Post by: badger on October 03, 2020, 09:39:26 am
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IVXUdP45pUs
Title: Re: Best ever chill out song
Post by: Simon Beck on October 03, 2020, 10:07:44 am
Not necessarily a favourite but a recent discovery thanks to Adam Curtis

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RsF0BoJSeqA
Title: Re: Best ever chill out song
Post by: Badlad on October 03, 2020, 04:31:58 pm
I'm fairly sure I've chilled out to this....
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yvGfVdx-gNo
Title: Re: Best ever chill out song
Post by: zzzzzzed on October 03, 2020, 06:09:03 pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kjazg_lTfJA
Title: Re: Best ever chill out song
Post by: zzzzzzed on October 03, 2020, 07:12:26 pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cWGE9Gi0bB0
Title: Re: Best ever chill out song
Post by: AR on October 03, 2020, 08:45:11 pm
For some serious chilling music, there's always The Orb, and for a caving link our very own Pwhole did the cover art for UF Orb!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MrzqO7t-Q60
Title: Re: Best ever chill out song
Post by: pwhole on October 04, 2020, 01:00:46 am
Well - what can I say? It's true.

Though I do like The Orb, I prefer this 'tribute to Duke Ellington' in the 30-minute range (amazing they squeezed it onto one side of vinyl) - fabulous chill-out music, with lots of shagging potential as an added bonus. Tried and tested ;)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0QStHqvwAOo (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0QStHqvwAOo)

Title: Re: Best ever chill out song
Post by: Laurie on October 04, 2020, 11:27:22 am
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WrcwRt6J32o
Title: Re: Best ever chill out song
Post by: Fulk on October 04, 2020, 05:39:27 pm
If you want something nice and peaceful to relax to, try Recuerdos de la Alhambra (Memories of the Alhambra) a classical guitar piece composed in Granada by Spanish composer and guitarist Francisco Tárrega.
Title: Re: Best ever chill out song
Post by: Robert Scott on October 04, 2020, 10:56:54 pm
Of Tarrega works, I think that I prefer “Capricho Arabe” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P7ZLcUYzvnc (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P7ZLcUYzvnc) but for music to stir me outside the Elgar Cello Concerto then it has to be a throw of the coin between Ishbel MacAskill  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cv3zBVBpKOc&t=249s (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cv3zBVBpKOc&t=249s)  and  “The King” in its many forms  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n4MeKx1Ux_4 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n4MeKx1Ux_4) so  Mediterrean-shambolic  and almost but not quite Semana Santa.
But still it's the Elgar Cello Concerto with J. Du Pre.
Title: Re: Best ever chill out song
Post by: Fulk on October 05, 2020, 08:31:20 am
Hi Rob, thanks for posting that – I'd never heard of Capricho Arabe, a lovely piece of music. The Elgar Concerto is also beautiful.
But I was a bit bemused when you talked about 'music to stir one'; I thought that this was supposed to be 'music to calm one'!

Anyway, if you want music to stir you, try Berlioz's take on the Marseillaise – the most glorious racket masquerading as music that I've ever come across.