Topic: International Top Ranking

This is my first post on here in a few years.

I wanted to share a podcast series that I've been working on with a friend where we select a country at random and then find music connected to there, to chat about, over a few tins.

There are 9 episodes up now, with one more to come shortly:

https://www.itrpod.net/

Any feedback welcome  cool

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Hey arabot, the perfect timing to check this out. I'll give feedback later. Peace and stay safe!

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S.T.E.N.T.E.C. wrote:

Hey arabot, the perfect timing to check this out. I'll give feedback later. Peace and stay safe!

Cool cool man thanks for the response, hope you dig some of the music and conversation!

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arabot wrote:
S.T.E.N.T.E.C. wrote:

Hey arabot, the perfect timing to check this out. I'll give feedback later. Peace and stay safe!

Cool cool man thanks for the response, hope you dig some of the music and conversation!

Nice one Joel, must give it a listen. Great idea and a real spread of countries.

How's life with yourself? All good in Glasgae?

"Hey Sweden."
"They're Norwegian Mac."
http://weforfeit.blogspot.com.es/

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Guyver 303 wrote:
arabot wrote:
S.T.E.N.T.E.C. wrote:

Hey arabot, the perfect timing to check this out. I'll give feedback later. Peace and stay safe!

Cool cool man thanks for the response, hope you dig some of the music and conversation!

Nice one Joel, must give it a listen. Great idea and a real spread of countries.

How's life with yourself? All good in Glasgae?

Hey Robbie,

Nice to hear from you.

Aye, pandemic aside, things are sound in Glasgow. We are pretty settled. How is Madrid going? I must have moved back to Glasgow just after you left, been a while now!

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Very cool Joel. Gonna listen. Not sure if that be in your concerns, but Rotterdam is doing o.k.

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Good stuff, really interesting concept!

The first track in the Swedish episode is a most likely a modern cover of some old traditional folk music and "the funeral march flavor" is something called Vemod and is something typical Swedish. There's no English translation (that i know of) but something like: a calm longing and sadness over something that will never return, the calm beauty in sadness. "Det Svenska Vemodet" is a somewhat used phrase. Some stuff by Jan Johansson that you mentioned is an good example he's album Jazz På Svenska used to be played over and over again on the Test card back in the day when Sweden only had two channels https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t2D5HlKLh34. Another example is the intro of a famous tv-serie that public broadcasting provided back in the day https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yEnWE2ybZjE

Last edited by coae (2020-03-26 10:49:02)

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Props on the Google-fu skills digging up these obscure gems, and also respect on the pronouncement of the native languages without butchering, or spitting all over the mic.

Shouts to family.

Let's get Dumb

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DumbBot wrote:

Props on the Google-fu skills digging up these obscure gems, and also respect on the pronouncement of the native languages without butchering, or spitting all over the mic.

Shouts to family.

Alright Iain, how are you doing? Hope things are good man. Still on the Yoga? I'm into jogging these days, not been to a night club  in 2 years!  lol

Not all the tracks are obscure really but they are new to us both, is the only criteria when we were picking them. Not sure about the pronunciation on a lot of the tracks to be honest, a few retakes were needed that's for sure.

coae wrote:

Good stuff, really interesting concept!

The first track in the Swedish episode is a most likely a modern cover of some old traditional folk music and "the funeral march flavor" is something called Vemod and is something typical Swedish. There's no English translation (that i know of) but something like: a calm longing and sadness over something that will never return, the calm beauty in sadness. "Det Svenska Vemodet" is a somewhat used phrase. Some stuff by Jan Johansson that you mentioned is an good example he's album Jazz På Svenska used to be played over and over again on the Test card back in the day when Sweden only had two channels https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t2D5HlKLh34. Another example is the intro of a famous tv-serie that public broadcasting provided back in the day https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yEnWE2ybZjE

Coae, thanks for the feedback and for the information about Vemod. That is really interesting that Jan Johansson fits into that mood to, I hadn't drawn the parallel between their music and the first track, but it seems obvious now you mention it. Love Jazz På Svenska

score100 wrote:

Very cool Joel. Gonna listen. Not sure if that be in your concerns, but Rotterdam is doing o.k.

Hey Moritz, nice one man. Good to hear from you and to hear things are alright in Rotterdam. Hope you dig the shows!

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arabot wrote:

Alright Iain, how are you doing? Hope things are good man. Still on the Yoga? I'm into jogging these days, not been to a night club  in 2 years!  lol

Ah yeah, sacked the booze off 6years ago maybe? I can't even remember....just haven't bothered with it. Still doing the yoga and climbing, but mostly about bikes these days, just managed to get back from riding in Spain before it all went mental !!.

https://i.postimg.cc/BnSLgjnt/IMG-20200311-WA0109.jpg

keep the shows coming.

Let's get Dumb

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Glad to hear you're well mate. That looks like a lot of fun, if not a bit scary haha!

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The Turkmenistan episode rocks cool the anthem sounds like it's taken from 1959 film Ben-Hur or something.

Last edited by coae (2020-04-04 15:07:03)

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coae wrote:

The Turkmenistan episode rocks cool the anthem sounds like it's taken from 1959 film Ben-Hur or something.

Nice one. Going to need to check out the Ben-Hur soundtrack then  smile

Love the video. Similar to Rowshen Halyyew on the episode, just not quite as hard rocking! We have compiled all of the videos available on Youtube here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCS2nj6 … /playlists

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Went through the Ukraine episode, very cool. Really loving to hear you and Jonny passionately talking about it and discussing this. Loving that acidfolk track. What was the artists' name again, electroheart/herd or something?
Brings me to the only point I'd like to add: would love to have a tracklist for this. My Scottish has gotten a bit rusty and I can't go backwards in mixcloud when I overhear something  neutral

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score100 wrote:

Went through the Ukraine episode, very cool. Really loving to hear you and Jonny passionately talking about it and discussing this. Loving that acidfolk track. What was the artists' name again, electroheart/herd or something?
Brings me to the only point I'd like to add: would love to have a tracklist for this. My Scottish has gotten a bit rusty and I can't go backwards in mixcloud when I overhear something  neutral

Hey man  thanks for the feedback.  big_smile  We probably get more Scottish after a few beers as well, so it probably gets harder to follow later in each episode. Here is the acid folk track here https://elektroherd.bandcamp.com/

Also the tracklistings are on our Mixcloud page https://www.mixcloud.com/ITRPOD/

Last edited by arabot (2020-04-04 22:34:29)

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arabot wrote:
coae wrote:

The Turkmenistan episode rocks cool the anthem sounds like it's taken from 1959 film Ben-Hur or something.

Nice one. Going to need to check out the Ben-Hur soundtrack then  smile

Love the video. Similar to Rowshen Halyyew on the episode, just not quite as hard rocking! We have compiled all of the videos available on Youtube here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCS2nj6 … /playlists

Excellent!

(Didn't mean Ben-Hur per se, I meant the anthem would be fitting when hero of some big 50's movie arrives in Rome, or to the Hippodrome wink).

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arabot wrote:
score100 wrote:

Went through the Ukraine episode, very cool. Really loving to hear you and Jonny passionately talking about it and discussing this. Loving that acidfolk track. What was the artists' name again, electroheart/herd or something?
Brings me to the only point I'd like to add: would love to have a tracklist for this. My Scottish has gotten a bit rusty and I can't go backwards in mixcloud when I overhear something  neutral

Hey man  thanks for the feedback.  big_smile  We probably get more Scottish after a few beers as well, so it probably gets harder to follow later in each episode. Here is the acid folk track here https://elektroherd.bandcamp.com/

Also the tracklistings are on our Mixcloud page https://www.mixcloud.com/ITRPOD/

I thought that was Johnny, soft dulcet tones of his big_smile  Give him my regards!

"Hey Sweden."
"They're Norwegian Mac."
http://weforfeit.blogspot.com.es/