One from my #2016 playlist.


I have been listening to so many new songs but haven’t had the chance to update this blog.

So, this Sunday morning, I will start off by sharing the most heard songs from my 2016 playlist.

1. Ludovico Einaudi – Experience 
This music is an experience. If you don’t believe me, just watch this video and you’ll know what I’m talking about. The video here, brings the work of Vincent Van Gogh to life and it wouldn’t have been possible without this music. With a strange melancholic touch, the music makes you time-travel to Vincent’s era and step into the scenes depicted in his paintings.

2. Shura – Touch 

I heard this song right in the beginning of 2016 when I had gone to visit my best friend. Shura invokes that lovely 80s music feeling and that made me fall in love with this track instantly.

3.  Cigarettes After Sex 

Now, this one is a rising blues band. Not very heard of but their music is so beautiful that it’s found a place inside my heart. I would recommend their whole album, which you can easily find on YouTube but you can start off with these three tracks. Be careful, they give you the blues real bad! (The big reason for my fascination! Haha)

Nothing’s Gonna Hurt You Baby

Affection

Dreaming of You

4. Connect.Ohm (9980)

Like ambient music? Wait for it, you will absolutely love this album.

Thanks to my Twitter network of music enthusiats, I landed up upon this rare gem. Again, this is not one of those mainstream bands and there’s very little information available about the artists behind this album.

Connect.Ohm 9980 is a collaborative album born from the musical encounter between composers, Hidetoshi Koizumi aka Hybrid Leisureland (Tokyo based) and Alexandre Scheffer aka Cell (Paris based).

This year when I was on a trek to Triund, a part of the Himalayas, this song stayed with me all the time. The trek was an amazing experience and the view from the top of the mountains can take you closer to your soul. It happened to me. The stunning view and this music, inspired a poem. 

Here’s a glimpse of my Triund trek experience. Shot this with less than 20% charge remaining on my phone with the bustling wind in the background. And now, you know the music 🙂
 
Hope you enjoyed listening to my song collection. What’s on your playlist?
Write to me: neelanjana24@gmail.com
Cheers!
—- Wandering Sonata

One for random singing sessions…


bill

I am a very moody singer. Sometimes, I get down to recording music on my phone.

Here’s a soundclip on one of my favourite songs, Ain’t no sunshine by Bill Withers.  https://soundcloud.com/neelanjana-barua/aint-no-sunshine-wandering-sonata

This song was randomly recorded one fine afternoon. Just 40 seconds for now…

Just thought of sharing. 🙂

—–Wandering Sonata

One for “Hall & Oates”


Hey folks!

I’ve been collecting many songs but haven’t had the time to share them. Correction in progress!

Currently, I’m hooked on to this track. It’s a cover track of the very famous song by Hall and Oates – I can’t go for that. This is a fantastic tribute by “The Bird and the Bee” who seem to have remastered this 80s number.

Song: “I can’t go for that”

Artist: “The Bird and the Bee”

Original Cover: “Hall & Oates”

Enjoy!

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Wandering Sonata

One for C’est la vie ~ Emerson, Lake & Palmer


This is an old one. It’s by the musicians who go by the name of Emerson, Lake & Palmer. (Read about Emerson, Lake & Palmer)

Previously, I had posted about one of their songs called “Still… you turn me on”. This is another amazing track by them I’m not sure if most of you have heard this one. If not, just hit the play button.

Absolutely love the vocalist! What a voice!

Song: C’est la vie ~ Emerson, Lake & Palmer

Lyrics: 

C’est la vie

Have your leaves all turned to brown
Will you scatter them around you
C’est la vie.

Do you love
And then how am I to know
If you don’t let your love show for me
C’est la vie.

(Chorus) Oh, oh, c’est la vie.
Oh, oh, c’est la vie.
Who knows, who cares for me…
C’est la vie.

In the night
Do you light a lover’s fire
Do the ashes of desire for you remain.

Like the sea
There’s a love too deep to show
Took a storm before my love flowed for you
C’est la vie

(Chorus) Oh, oh, c’est la vie.
Oh, oh, c’est la vie.
Who knows, who cares for me…
C’est la vie.

Like a song
Out of tune and out of time
All I needed was a rhyme for you
C’est la vie.

Do you give
Do you live from day to day
Is there no song I can play for you
C’est la vie.

(Chorus) Oh, oh, c’est la vie.
Oh, oh, c’est la vie.
Who knows, who cares for me…
C’est la vie.

——–Wandering Sonata

One for ‘Clothes of Sand’


A few days ago, someone had posted the link to this song on my Twitter timeline. I happened to check it out and loved the track. Amazing voice, lyrics and the music kept simple. So, I thought of sharing this song.

Song: Clothes of Sand ~ Nick Drake

Really liked these line:

“Can you now return to from where you came

 Try to burn your changing name 

Or with silver spoons and coloured light 

Will you worship moons in winter’s night.” 

 

I guess, good music just finds you. But are you listening enough?

 

Give it a listen!

 

——-Wandering Sonata.

One for the charm of simple music…


Happy Birthday ~ The Innocence Mission

Rain ~ The Innocence Mission


And I’ve done it yet again! Haven’t posted in a while but know what? I’ve been collecting songs and see what I bring in this time…

Last month, I came across this band called “The Innocence Mission” and felt the joy of music kept simple. This is for the lovers of pure / acoustic / blues.

How a song could be so simple and ever more appealing? I’m glad that they still make music like this. Glad but even more grateful.

Give it a listen…

——Wandering Sonata