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Deep Forest — Sweet Lullaby
Album: Deep Forest
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Released: 1993
Length: 3:52
Plays (last 30 days): 1
Sasi sasi ae ko taro taro amu
Ko agi agi boroi tika oli oe lau
Tika gwao oe lau koro inomaena
I dai tabesau i tebetai nau mouri
Tabe ta wane initoa te ai rofia

Sasi sasi ae kwa dao mata ole
Rowelae e lea kwa dao mata biru
i dai tabesau i tebetai nau mouri

Sasi sasi ae ko taro taro amu
Ko agi agi boroi tika oli oe lau
Tika gwao oe lau koro inomaena
I dai tabesau i tebetai nau mouri
(Repeat verse x 3)
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I was in London staying with a very good friend who worked in the film industry when I first heard this song, she has since passed away, way to young, this music so moving for me. It's odd, sometimes after all these years, Radio Paradise is my soundtrack. 
Takes me back to a very specific part of my life!

Production sounds very dated now - but still a beautiful melody.
 nu11 wrote:
Did you know it is actually a Bulgarian Lullaby. The Bulgarian language looks more Like Finnish than any other eastern european Language. I Love this song!!. (9)

 
No, Bulgarian is a Slavic language and Finnish is a Finno-Ugric language and thus not even part of the Indo-European languages which Bulgarian is.
This song, and the original album it was from, are awesome. This album, Pure Moods is also fantastic.
 nu11 wrote:
Did you know it is actually a Bulgarian Lullaby. The Bulgarian language looks more Like Finnish than any other eastern european Language. I Love this song!!. (9)

 
Nope, it's not a Bulgarian lullaby. Their next album had music from Bulgaria/Romania in ample supply. This is not.
 glassbrain wrote:

From Wikipedia: "The song is based around a traditional Baegu lullaby from the Solomon Islands called "Rorogwela", and uses a vocal sample originally recorded by ethnomusicologist Hugo Zemp in 1970 and later released by UNESCO as part of their Musical Sources collection. The lyrics refer to a young orphan being comforted by his older brother despite the loss of their parents."


 
Thanks for the info. Very interesting.
oh my, this brings back memories of some very chilled out vodka and weed evenings. I miss those days! lol!  {#Group-hug}
Love this entire album!
That sounds like Peter Gabriel yodeling in the background...
As U said! {#Notworthy}
rgabriel wrote:
An absolute classics... :-)

 


An absolute classics... :-)
 19 wrote:

I am afraid you are confounding Bulgarian and Hungarian.

 
From Wikipedia: "The song is based around a traditional Baegu lullaby from the Solomon Islands called "Rorogwela", and uses a vocal sample originally recorded by ethnomusicologist Hugo Zemp in 1970 and later released by UNESCO as part of their Musical Sources collection. The lyrics refer to a young orphan being comforted by his older brother despite the loss of their parents."

 nu11 wrote:
Did you know it is actually a Bulgarian Lullaby. The Bulgarian language looks more Like Finnish than any other eastern european Language. I Love this song!!. (9)

 
I am afraid you are confounding Bulgarian and Hungarian.
 The_Walrus wrote:
Strange that they should have a woman gargling on a record?
 
Really?  So THAT'S what this is!!!  I thought it was little Swiss girls yodeling in French or German with Yanni on the Pan Flute!   {#Ask} 
 philbertr wrote:

The human voice is both a musical instrument, things which convey emotional information, and a means of communicating cognitive  information.  In the cognitive sense, I agree the vocals are silly.  But in the musical-emotional sense they paint a compelling picture.

 
Well put Philbertr...I share your thoughts about the presence of the human voice being used in less obvious ways to transcend an emotion or aura. I just feel these vocals are a bit reaching. 

 moodfood wrote:
I am soo into pure moods.. {#Good-vibes}

 
The first 4 Pure Moods albums were brilliantly chosen tracks. {#Good-vibes}
Did you know it is actually a Bulgarian Lullaby. The Bulgarian language looks more Like Finnish than any other eastern european Language. I Love this song!!. (9)
 More_Cowbell wrote:


 
Perfect!
 twcarlin wrote:
It's pretty sad that whenever a song comes to RP that happens to be sung in a language other than English, all the ignorant trolls come out to slam it. That kind of knee-jerk Xenophobia reflects badly on RP.

 
Or maybe it's that they just don't like it?
At" La Porta di Sotto" Restaurant - Buonconvento - Italy    RADIO PARADISE is ON-AIR
I am soo into pure moods.. {#Good-vibes}
It's pretty sad that whenever a song comes to RP that happens to be sung in a language other than English, all the ignorant trolls come out to slam it. That kind of knee-jerk Xenophobia reflects badly on RP.
I remember disliking this before but not where or when I was afforded that opportunity.
Strange that they should have a woman gargling on a record?
This song kinda makes me want to rip my own head off. So I'll just...PSD.
My favorite Deep Forest song . . . and/or the only one I can recall . . . 
{#Frustrated}{#Wall}
 ziakut wrote:
This would be so much better without the inept attempt in using inane vocals to create the ethereal mood. The music is solid and would be so much more trancelike if it wasn't for the stupid addition of the silly vocals.
 
The human voice is both a musical instrument, things which convey emotional information, and a means of communicating cognitive  information.  In the cognitive sense, I agree the vocals are silly.  But in the musical-emotional sense they paint a compelling picture.
 toomanyollys wrote:

I was trying to think of something clever to say, but I think your comment puts it perfectly.
 
yep.
 Decoy wrote:
Nope.
 
I was trying to think of something clever to say, but I think your comment puts it perfectly.
Nope.
The music's good, but the vocals are painful in the beginning, only becoming tolerable in chorus.
 
Ditto.
This would be so much better without the inept attempt in using inane vocals to create the ethereal mood. The music is solid and would be so much more trancelike if it wasn't for the stupid addition of the silly vocals.
{#Sleep}
"Where the hell is Matt?"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bNF_P281Uu4
 More_Cowbell wrote:
 
Lord, don't tell my goddaughter about thishe's a huge Ewok fan and she might start listening to this. 
Liked it then and like it now.
i REALLY liked these guys in college.  now i'm a little embarrassed about that.  still like a song or two but i used to worship their entire catalog.  all of my friends used to jab me about it...in fact most still do.

still decent stuff to go to sleep to, but that's about it.
Cheese alert!

I like this. So there.
I love DF, nice surprise to hear it on RP. Nothing wrong with a little light sound exploration. Just because it's not deep doesn't mean it's not enjoyable. 
 
 rtrudeau wrote:


Or Dengue Fever on downers.

 
{#Lol}

BWAHAHAHA! I will never hear this song the same way. Not that I really want to reminded about this pap...


 
More_Cowbell wrote:
 


I'm what, about a minute and a half into this song?  What an utter load of dung.  Deep?  maybe in their own minds.  Forest?  Yeah, just about as impenetrable.
Yep, we had Pete Murphy kicking of EMO earlier, and now we have Deep Forest starting the new wave of Ewok sound!
Or Picts: how about a segue into "Several Species of Small Furry Animals Gathered Together in a Cave and Grooving with a Pict" from the Pink Floyd Ummagumma album?


 
Hannio wrote:
I really like this, even though it makes me think of Ewoks.  Or maybe because it does.
 


I have not heard this song in forever. Thanks for playing it. And thanks to the poster below me.... I just about pissed myself laughing at that also.


 
More_Cowbell wrote:

 
Seriously - I am pissing myself laughing right now...


I really like this, even though it makes me think of Ewoks.  Or maybe because it does.
AHHHH!!!! pure moodiness
Very nice!
I love it when there's comments of "nonsense" when it's not in English, I love you parochial guys and gals!
aural mogadon
The cheesed out synths really detract from what is otherwise a nice arangement. Sort of a sign of the times when this was recorded, I guess...
This brings back memories —- Always liked this one —-
Quite nice.  The vocalists sound a bit like Peter Gabriel and Bono trying to sing in Mbutu.

That first Deep Forest album was great. My kids were young then and always loved it. They've been into chanting and worldbeat stuff ever since. Deep Forest, Enigma, Krishna Das, Ladysmith Black Mombazo


This has to be a mistake. A first round "American Idol" performance has obviously gotten into the RP database by accident.  But seriously, the left-right stereo effects in combination with tone deafness and lack of an actual voice is pretty hard to take.
 drews wrote:
nonsense chanting drivel
 

Um ridiculous, ignorant statement. Just because you don't speak the language doesn't mean it's nonsense.

I love this song, although this CD cover is wrong...
I enjoy this - it's very calming...
drews wrote:
nonsense chanting drivel


Maybe, but it sounds nice.

Beautiful song; i used to sing this to my son while rocking him. Brings back sweet memories.
Where the hell is Mike?

Seems not many people who listen to RP like Deep Forest.  I really liked them, especially the work they did with Marta Sebestyen.  I had never heard anything like that before and it really opened me up to explore World Music.


{#Puke}{#Puke}{#Puke}{#Puke}{#Puke}{#Puke}{#Puke}{#Puke}

This (Deep Forest) was quite a wonderful and original album back in the day, performers' rights not withstanding.................
 jayjhennessy wrote:
I love this song, but I seem to remember that there was some problem with the rights to use the voices of the people singing, since their permission was not requested in advance. Anyone know anything about it?

Jay
 
Great number of observers and critics, this writer included, raised the issues that Marquet and Sanchez, aka Deep Forest, had not sought permission of those recorded, Baka pygmies from Camaroon and/or Gabon, to use the recordings and had not properly credited the singers on the CD. It was never clear if these guys were cynical opportunists or just a couple of bohunks who liked to make techno dance records. Nonetheless, after the issues were raised, the duo set up a mechanism whereby some of their income from Deep Forest was donated to the Zaire Pygmy Fund. Why not the Baka is unknown. I still harbor suspicions about their motives. Pretty song, tho'.

 Laptopdog wrote:
The music is nice, but the vocalist sounds like Yoko Ono played backwards.

 

Or Dengue Fever on downers.

 Irksome wrote:
I found a picture of the whole band





 

This kills me!
The music is nice, but the vocalist sounds like Yoko Ono played backwards.

petercroob wrote:
Yes I bought this album, I was in college and I was very stoned
Let that be a warning of what drugs can do to you!
blacklite wrote:
There is some good "world music". This is not it though.
Oh it had it's moment. It's just dated. Like Enya.
Is this like a Mauri/Native American version of Enema, I mean Enya?
That first summer I started smoking pot... this and The Wall on cassette tape. Good times.
Checking in for the first time today . . . This had me the first 6 bars. But then, the vocals tended to throw me a bit. Not sure with this one. I was going to add to my iTunes wish list - but I think I'll hold off for now. I can't possibly match the comedy previously stated. The world is full of brilliant, funny people. That's half the entertainment here on RP.
nonsense chanting drivel
froggerwood wrote:
Where the hell is Matt!
Finally know the who did the music for the Matt video, which I still love.
The version of this song on "Pure Moods" must be a remix, 'cause this is new to me. "Pure Moods" was the first CD I ever bought (at age 9), so I'm quite familiar with those tunes...
Wow...I absolutely love Deep Forest and have never heard them on here before, what a nice surprise. 10!
:shhh:
Good One!
I love the band picture.
There is a lot of silly chant music going around, but I always enjoyed this.
Irksome wrote:
I found a picture of the whole band
Best comment ever.
I'm with you ender... very atmospheric... I like it. Ender43 wrote:
I'm in the minority...I like Deep Forest. It may be all of the real deep forests I've been in, esp. rainforests in Central and South America. For some reason, it clicks. Edit: or, it could be this:
Irksome wrote:
I found a picture of the whole band
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
I'm in the minority...I like Deep Forest. It may be all of the real deep forests I've been in, esp. rainforests in Central and South America. For some reason, it clicks. Edit: or, it could be this: petercroob wrote:
Yes I bought this album, I was in college and I was very stoned
There is some good "world music". This is not it though.
:devil_pimp: 8
ThePoose wrote:
More cricket!
Ha! You gave me a mental picture of some mulleted new age artist holding a cricket by the leg and whacking him with a stick.
Yes I bought this album, I was in college and I was very stoned
Serious points, Bill, for that transition from Solas. Nice Work!
Misterfixit wrote:
third or forth world wierdo looney leftist hypno-manchurian candidate music infiltrating the precious bodily fluids of our children with messages when played sideways inculcate them in ritualistic ossessive compulsive behavior twitches which secretly send Morse code signals to the Large Greys in their Alien Headquarters underneath the Denver International Airport masonic sign.
You noticed that too?
Stingray wrote:
please noooo! Not again! New-Age bullshit! STINGRAY!
STINGRAY!
ThePoose wrote:
More cricket!
Great line... (but, I like the song).
TampaPurple wrote:
Enigma called. They want their crazy native yodeler back.
I like the song but this was too too funny. BTW - I had never heard of Matt, so thanks to whoever linked to him in the first place. I found his dance videos very entertaining. The ones on YouTube where he explains how he ended up dancing like an idiot for millions are quite interesting as well. Apparently I should move out from under this rock because everyone else in the known universe has heard of him except me.
, together with ...
lol@the pure moods album artwork. i remember those commercials! which i can't think of without thinking of the DJ Dado remix of the X-files theme oh man...
third or forth world wierdo looney leftist hypno-manchurian candidate music infiltrating the precious bodily fluids of our children with messages when played sideways inculcate them in ritualistic ossessive compulsive behavior twitches which secretly send Morse code signals to the Large Greys in their Alien Headquarters underneath the Denver International Airport masonic sign. :puke:
i remember watching a commercial for this CD when I was in 5th or 6th grade and absolutely loving when it came on because it had snippets of songs by enya and Return to Innocence. it's slightly strange to see it now.
Ubaldo wrote:
Sounds like Yoko Ono Lite? :roflol:
That was my first impression...not enough screeching though.
Whoa. These vocals are so unusual!
Garf. :puke:
More cricket!
Great music!
froggerwood wrote:
Where the hell is Matt!
Why do I feel like dancing like a white boy all of a sudden?
Sounds like Yoko Ono Lite? :roflol:
A lullaby @ 7:00 in the morning? Too annoying to even put you to sleep.
Where the hell is Matt!
Reminds me of Lonley Planet TV show. Pretty groovy.
I found a picture of the whole band
DownHomeGirl wrote:
This sounds like Ewoks singing. :eyes:
I'd rate the vocal lower than you did.
5 points for the Ewoks, -3 for the song.
ahahaha lol! :lol: :moon:
Darkmatter wrote:
"They are playing my song again!"
The stormtrooper helmets really add to the drumline, I think. RP always has the best selection of moon music.
Darkmatter wrote:
"They are playing my song again!"
haha
"They are playing my song again!"
A great chillout song, if a little on the slow side. To add some spice and feeling to it, watch this; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bNF_P281Uu4 edit.....i should've read the other posts first, looks like someone else thought the same thing.