Tempo di Valse


Vincent Gallo – the way it is waltz
(Recordings of music for film, 2002)
Colleen – a little mechanical waltz
(mort aux vaches, 2006)
Soil & Pimp Sessions – Waltz For Goddess
(Pimp Master, 2005)
Otomo Yoshihide’s New Jazz Quintet – Solvent Waltz
(Tails Out, 2004)
Balanescu Quartet – waltz
(angels and insects, 1996)
Antonin Dvorak – tempo di valse
Aram Khachaturian – violin concerto in D minor: andante sostenuto

Simply typing ‘waltz’ on the mp3 player and making a playlist out of it, is, I admit, rather self-indulgent, even for me. But I tried it last night while cleaning the apartment and it worked perfectly so asides not having important things to post at the moment I want to share this songs with you. The list starts on a contemplative, cinematic mood with Vincent Gallo’s beautiful “the way it is waltz” and Colleen’s “a little mechanical waltz” which I think is mainly based on Shostakovich’s waltz piece from the jazz suite, then, shaking up the melancholic tone of the past songs are the incredible Soil & Pimp sessions followed by the free jazz chaos of Otomo Yoshihide’s Quintet and closing the playlist are two of my favorite classical composers, Dvorak and Khachaturian. Unfortunately I don’t have the information on the performers for these last two pieces as I ripped the album back home and I forgot to add the recording’s info so if you can identify them, please be kind and leave us a comment with the information.

a quick note: I don’t think I’ll be able to update the site during the next days as I have two friends from Barcelona visiting me for the weekend and on Monday I’m leaving to Madrid for a week. I’ll try to save a pair of drafts in Sunday for your enjoyment yet I think the motel will be on a brief hiatus as Squashed will be very busy next week and Lotus is in Mexico city for the holidays. Hopefully Bubbachups and Saisai will round the motel and throw some of the exquisite songs rounding their headphones our way but I haven’t talked to them so I can’t promise anything. Anyhow, bear with us, visit the nice people on our sidebar, enjoy your stay at the motel and may you all have a nice weekend.

Image: Brendan Monroe

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Category: Acoustic, Jazz

3 Responses

  1. squashed says:

    I’ll do 2 auto posts.

  2. saisai says:

    yay excellent. how i love it, especialy the classical part.dvorak, how lovely. it makes me wanna post something with semetana

  3. Bubbachups says:

    Excellent, so Saisai and I practically have the whole place all to ourselves then… I will try my best to make a couple of nice posts next week. :)

    Have fun in Madrid, but please promise me not to visit any bullfights ok?

The song makes its imprint
in the air, making itself felt,
a felt world. Here, there,
the stunned silence

of knowing I will not remember
what I heard;

futures that will never happen,
a fluidity we cannot achieve
except as a child
creating possibility.

This is the untranslatable song
hidden in the earth.

-Untranslatable Song [1]