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Gustavo Santaolalla — Deportation/Iguazu
Album: Babel Original Soundtrack
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Released: 2006
Length: 4:47
Plays (last 30 days): 1
(Instrumental)
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kB1Eat-n654

ICE O LATE...My new fave drink.
Epic… 
 Alastair wrote:
On a cycling trip in the Pyrenees my MP3 selected this at random as I approached the end of a long, long climb.  The achievement, the scenery, the music brought tears to my eyes.    
 This is called a natural high - a special, lovely  and rare place to be.  
 On_The_Beach wrote:
Al puts the
 

The ONLY time you can use the term c*** s****r as a term of endearment.
 chinaski wrote:
El Condor Pasa...Simon and Garfunkel...no?
 
No.  Granted, it's in a minor key and uses some South American instruments (whatever that means), but . . . why compare?
If this tune appeals to you, check out some of his other work. Although he's know mostly for scoring films, he's just a terrific composer and multi (string) instrumentalist, period. If you like the score for the film Babel, check out another film he scored, "The Motorcycle Diaries". There's a humanistic subtlety to his style that just resonates, at least for me. 

Thanks Bill. 
I do like the occasional long meditation but for some reason this one grates me
Looks like he handled the soundtrack for Narcos Mexico on Netflix... added a lot to the vibe!
I'm sorry. I just can't get into this song. We call it the song that goes nowhere. Forever.
 rednred wrote:
 Yes! The theme song from "Deadwood", the great gold rush era show on HBO. So good it deserved at least a 4th or 5th season!
 
New Deadwood movie is in the works. Yes!
He's such a good guitarist. 
 Yes! The theme song from "Deadwood", the great gold rush era show on HBO. So good it deserved at least a 4th or 5th season!
Too much rotation, I listen to this every day.
7 -> 8 - Most Excellent
 anika200 wrote:
Put this music into a Bugs Bunny cartoon.....hmmmm
 
Put you in to a Bugs Bunny cartoon!

Are you an American?
Composer of The Last Of Us soundtrack videogame (PS4)... I recommand it to everyone who appreciate that "Santaolalla's touch" ❤️
Was captivated the 1st time I heard it. {#Meditate}
 Alastair wrote:
On a cycling trip in the Pyrenees my MP3 selected this at random as I approached the end of a long, long climb.  The achievement, the scenery, the music brought tears to my eyes.    

 
Lucky devil.
I love it.
 On_The_Beach wrote:
Al puts the
Bumping my own post.
Swearengen says it's OK.

 
I miss that show so much.  What is happening with the movie?
On a cycling trip in the Pyrenees my MP3 selected this at random as I approached the end of a long, long climb.  The achievement, the scenery, the music brought tears to my eyes.    
what a film !! what a music !!!

{#Guitarist}

I am actually getting tired of this masterpiece.  :/

I am a big fan of Deadwood though, so idk.
 jhorton wrote:
Will never get tired of this masterpiece.

 

 
Agreed - so soulful and powerful!
Will never get tired of this masterpiece.

 
Al puts the
Stunning music, and a stunning film. Thank you!
such beautiful, interesting music
please play more of his work
Brokeback Mountain is another great album 
 Solanus wrote:
I forget what show it was on, but I heard him on a public radio interview Sunday morning. Interesting to hear his thoughts, at least for the few minutes I was in the car to hear it.

 
You sure it wasn't on Fox News?
I forget what show it was on, but I heard him on a public radio interview Sunday morning. Interesting to hear his thoughts, at least for the few minutes I was in the car to hear it.
Excellent
Was this in Motorcycle Diaries as well?
Deadwood!!!! My fav show of all time, cried when it got canceled. Amazing show, beautiful beautiful song.
Deadwood!!!! My fav show of all time, cried when it got canceled. Amazing show, beautiful beautiful song.
 ScottN wrote:
 keller1 wrote:
Feed the cocksucker to the pigs.

:P
 
  Swearengen
 

This will always be Deadwood to me...among the best drama I have ever watched.
And always had great music!

  
After seeing keller1's post and before I read ScottN's comment, I was wondering when the knife-fight was going to break out.

This was used in Deadwood?! I've only gotten as far as the beginning of season 2. So much mud and drinking and swearing.  
 ScottN wrote:
 keller1 wrote:
Feed the cocksucker to the pigs.

:P
 
  Swearengen 
This will always be Deadwood to me...among the best drama I have ever watched.
And always had great music!

  
After seeing keller1's post and before I read ScottN's comment, I was wondering when the knife-fight was going to break out.

This was used in Deadwood?! I've only gotten as far as the beginning of season 2. So much mud and drinking and swearing.  


This exchange below is found on Gustavo Santaolalla — Deportation/Iguazu but it really belongs here. Love TerryS's story. 

chinaski wrote:
El Condor Pasa...Simon and Garfunkel...no?
 

TerryS wrote:

That song was made famous prior to WW1 when a Peruvian composer orchestrated an ancient folk song and our guide spat when hearing another tourist say it was a copy of S & G's El Condor Pasa.
He said (and I quote as best my memory will allow) "my grandfather's grandfather was young when he learned this song at the feria".
Then he surprised the hell out us and pulled out a wooden flute, playing the original while we struggled up over Dead Woman Pass. (13,800 feet) I live at sea level btw.

 


 chinaski wrote:
El Condor Pasa...Simon and Garfunkel...no?

 
That song was made famous prior to WW1 when a Peruvian composer orchestrated an ancient folk song and our guide spat when hearing another tourist say it was a copy of S & G's El Condor Pasa.
He said (and I quote as best my memory will allow) "my grandfather's grandfather was young when he learned this song at the feria".
Then he surprised the hell out us and pulled out a wooden flute, playing the original while we struggled up over Dead Woman Pass. (13,800 feet) I live at sea level btw.
 timmus wrote:

I was thinking the same exact thing... I feel like I'm hearing this song every 3 days.

 
That's what Happy Sticks will do to ya
El Condor Pasa...Simon and Garfunkel...no?
 nicknt wrote:
A nice track, but the rotation at RP is too heavy.

 
I was thinking the same exact thing... I feel like I'm hearing this song every 3 days.
Gustavo is a genius.  Glad Hollywood found him- we are enriched musically because of it.
Bill, check out his song his song "Gaucho" on Ronroco- this was my intro to Santaolalla— before he ever made it to Hollywood.  It's a must for your collection- in fact, I'll make it my first submission.
Peace out from Burkina Faso.
Beautiful
Having been to Morocco and Iguazu, this speaks to me of dry, shimmering horizons, rather than roaring falls a mile wide.
This is gorgeous, the rest of the two disc CD is pretty forgettable.
What a masterpiece.
How beautiful. I've been away from r. P. too long.
 ick wrote:
This piece inspired me to go back and watch all of the episodes of Deadwood.

 
What a pity they never finished that show. 
  love this, as I did the film
 helloitsme wrote:
Beginning sounded like =Ry Cooder's soundtrack to Paris Texas.  A great movie and an even better soundtrack.

 
Great group of people involved in that project:
Ry Cooder
Wim Wenders
Harry Dean Stanton
Natassja Kinski
Sam Shepard 
Robby Müller
 
I want to really like this piece but it sounds like it is in an intense hurry.  

I don't feel the saga, I don't even feel a super short story, I don't feel the direction of the piece.

Perfect for a sound track.  Standalone.....  not so sure.  
what a film !!!! such a good music !!!!
Dinges,_the_Dude wrote:
Nope! Maybe when you see the movie this song is great, but without that context: {#Stop}

  
I've never seen the movie. I still find this song very sad and evocative.

=> I haven't seen the movie either but the song is very melancholic and sad to my ears as well. It is nice and poetic.
One of my favorites. I can still remember when I saw this movie for the first time.
Put this music into a Bugs Bunny cartoon.....hmmmm
A nice track, but the rotation at RP is too heavy.
This piece inspired me to go back and watch all of the episodes of Deadwood.
What a Music!....great one
 keller1 wrote:
Feed the cocksucker to the pigs.
:P
 Swearengen
This will always be Deadwood to me...among the best drama I have ever watched.
And always had great music!
Isn't the film BABEL?
 
 Stingray wrote:

I do not recall where in the film this music was played!

If it was "in Morocco" it had been TOTALLY out of place - in my opinion!

The music itself does NOTHING for me - nothing at all!

Actually quite boring!



 
Disagree, was in Morocco last month and  this played on my mp3 player while busing south through the arid canyons towards the Sahara, it was apropos.
Is there any way we can reduce the amount of times that he is playing on RP? For some reason I get nervous when I hear this. PSD usually saves my physical health.
Meanwhile, back at the ranch, everybody in my alien space craft loves this music...
 keller1 wrote:
Feed the cocksucker to the pigs.
:P
 
Swidgen!


Feed the cocksucker to the pigs.


:P



had to see what this was.  rating raised one point
brilliant piece from a brilliant film
Beginning sounded like =Ry Cooder's soundtrack to Paris Texas.  A great movie and an even better soundtrack.
Relaxing mode... activated. Godlike all the way!!!
 PockettVenus wrote:
The refrain sounds like the incidental music for Sherlock Holmes 
as a poster noted below...excellent HBO series Deadwood 


Wow, I love when I'm listening to RP and have to stop what I'm doing to see who's on.  This is incredibly beautiful and gives me chill bumps. Though different, alan Stivell's music has the same effect and is reminiscent of this, or rather this is reminiscent of Stivell.
The refrain sounds like the incidental music for Sherlock Holmes 
 Dinges,_the_Dude wrote:
Nope! Maybe when you see the movie this song is great, but without that context: {#Stop}

 
A song does not need context.   It stands on its own if it is going to get played here.   "Context" is for all of that shit "modern" "art" that all the sheeps see who go to modern art museums.  Andy Warhol was ALL about context (and crappy art){#Stop}{#Naughty}
Beautiful, beautiful
 This one seems to take a great deal of time going nowhere , at least to my ears .
Probably just need new ears , judging by the high rating . 
 Dinges,_the_Dude wrote:
Nope! Maybe when you see the movie this song is great, but without that context: {#Stop}

 
I've never seen the movie. I still find this song very sad and evocative.
Nope! Maybe when you see the movie this song is great, but without that context: {#Stop}
 dwlangham wrote:
Didn't I just hear this cocksucking song yesterday? Or the day before? I know I've heard this cocksucker several times in the past week. Which seems a bit much. Cocksucker.

 
STFU!    >Jane's voice<

;) 
Ah yes, this song again. I love RP, but it seems more and more like Bill is just recycling old programs and artists. Even my spouse remarked on this the other day. I find myself going back to Pandora more and more.

How about some new stuff Bill? 
ahhh it reminds me so much of the Tristram music in the original Diablo 
 govna wrote:
is this movie worth seeing? i feel i owe it to the director to watch it considering how many times i've heard this one song from its soundtrack.

 
Great film. 
Also in the soundtrack of 'The Insider'

Although I don't share the sentiments on the choice, as it's a memorable piece of music, I laughed when I saw the "quote"

 {#Lol}



Rotterdam wrote:


{#Lol}

 


The Deadwood Theme music

Raunchy, but a worth while watch.

Good theme


I do not recall where in the film this music was played!

If it was "in Morocco" it had been TOTALLY out of place - in my opinion!

The music itself does NOTHING for me - nothing at all!

Actually quite boring!


 govna wrote:
is this movie worth seeing? i feel i owe it to the director to watch it considering how many times i've heard this one song from its soundtrack.

 
Surprisingly, yes. The music was well chosen.


PS  As was the segue to Nena Anderson.  
is this movie worth seeing? i feel i owe it to the director to watch it considering how many times i've heard this one song from its soundtrack.
 zoopmama wrote:
Beautiful. Virtuosic. But sadly overplayed!

 
I agreed and rated it 7 when the song started, but as I often post, the segue bumps it up, in this case, with "El Condor Pasa" is an 8 or 9.   
Beautiful. Virtuosic. But sadly overplayed!
jesus christmas
what a segue and i was just thinking about this movie
filmscript by guillermo arriaga
just wow 
not my taste. next.
Also in the movie " The Insider" with Russel Crowe, 7 years earlier.
ABSOLUTELY OUTSTANDING
 dwlangham wrote:
Didn't I just hear this cocksucking song yesterday? Or the day before? I know I've heard this cocksucker several times in the past week. Which seems a bit much. Cocksucker.

 
{#Lol}
Absolutely outstanding. This music perfectly enhances, if not creates, the atmosphere at the end of the film Babel.
 dwlangham wrote:
Didn't I just hear this cocksucking song yesterday? Or the day before? I know I've heard this cocksucker several times in the past week. Which seems a bit much. Cocksucker.

 
Perhaps you meant https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cockchafer
Didn't I just hear this cocksucking song yesterday? Or the day before? I know I've heard this cocksucker several times in the past week. Which seems a bit much. Cocksucker.
 mrgus wrote:


I miss it too, you f#$%in' c*&^%s#$%er.{#Cheesygrin}

 
For those needing a concentrated dose of saltiness in their ears: "Deadwood's Favorite Word"https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u4D3UdxM3OU 


I watched two episodes--quite good but if they bleeped out every obscenity, you'd swear you were listening to Morse code. 
 
I loved Deadwood and am still upset they never filmed the final season. 
 Stingray wrote:

Just wonder what the athmosphere has to do with Morocco (where the film is playing).

 
Perhaps an HHG2TG Babel fish would help.
 bb_matt wrote:
Fantastically atmospheric. 
 
Just wonder what the athmosphere has to do with Morocco (where the film is playing).
 DaveInVA wrote:
Sounds like he was trying to learn a Led Zeppelin song and got stuck at this point. 
 
Funny...
Fantastically atmospheric. 
 mcdaphne wrote:

I'm always waiting for this song to start...don't like it...good movie

  Good movie?  Freaking GREAT movie.



 jkhandy wrote:
Deadwood, and there's nothing sleepy about it
 

bingo...  love it...
 
Deadwood, and there's nothing sleepy about it
 gosvimmink wrote:
yeah play this song at 4:30pm, we all just fell asleep at work, thanks
  
Welcome to Earth.
every time i hear this my mind conjures up images of driving through dreary, lush, ocean-front countryside. usually, my co-pilot is tall, dark, handsome, and silent, and we're going somewhere epic with no plans of return.

sigh, i love this song. 
man its been sleepy music ALL day{#Redface} i have to b AWAKE to be productive at work. more upbeat music!!!-mechanic2
yeah play this song at 4:30pm, we all just fell asleep at work, thanks
 mrgus wrote:


I miss it too, you f#$%in' c*&^%s#$%er.{#Cheesygrin}
 
{#Lol}
 linz_bobinz wrote:
Such a gorgeous song. I have seen the film but will always think of the insanity of Deadwood when I hear it. Boy, do I miss that show.
 

I miss it too, you f#$%in' c*&^%s#$%er.{#Cheesygrin}
Such a gorgeous song. I have seen the film but will always think of the insanity of Deadwood when I hear it. Boy, do I miss that show.
 Stingray wrote:
Santa O Lalla...
 
Great! {#Clap}

I'd suggest also this kind of chacarera, a masterpiece, imho: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hdmsHYJApLQ

I'm always waiting for this song to start...don't like it...good movie


 smackiepipe wrote:
Yeah, it's been mentioned a few times downthread, but this makes me want to pop in a Deadwood DVD.

Oh yes!  I miss Deadwood.....  My new LOVE is "Hell On Wheels", which features a theme song by Gustavo!!!!  And many other great songs played throughout, most I recognize from RP (thanks Bill).


 There's a subtle melody line. How can you not hear that. Musically illiterate? Gamelan would really throw you for a loop lol
Blastcat900 wrote:
It's like the song never really begins.. just a lonnnnnnnnnng intro. I got tired of it. I'm a bit ADD.. give me a bit of variety in song or I tend to fall asleep. And yeah, enough with the noodling. Pass.
 


The song helps me to remember the best international drama film I ever seen! It is more than a film, it is a new dimension. The films director Alejandro Gonzaliez Iñárritu is one of the greatest, and the soundtrack is deep as the drama is. 
 Blastcat900 wrote:
It's like the song never really begins.. just a lonnnnnnnnnng intro. I got tired of it. I'm a bit ADD.. give me a bit of variety in song or I tend to fall asleep. And yeah, enough with the noodling. Pass.
 
What Blastcat said.
A great song from a very thought-provoking movie (Babel). Check it out if you haven't seen it.