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Mari Boine — Eallin (Life)
Album: Bálvvoslatjna
Avg rating:
5.9

Your rating:
Total ratings: 596









Released: 1998
Length: 6:05
Plays (last 30 days): 1
(translation from Sami)

I want to give you a gift,
Life hand it over to love
and kiss the cheeks
of brothers and sisters
those who did not have the strength
who lost faith in the Kingdom,
the Authority, and Righteousness
in man in tomorrow

and one more wish,
Life fly far
give life to the people
who no longer are
and those who shall soon disappear

yes, and one single thing, Life
I wish those who see light and beauty
who know man and love
who await dawn
and believe in it
that joy makes its nest
and beauty
that happiness
fills the nest and love.
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 oneyet wrote:
Very Peter Gabrielish except for the vocals.
 

exactly what i was thinking
 giammin wrote:
5 sucko-barfo in a row WTF
 

If you don't like the beer being served, then it's time to head for another pub.
We wants it. We needs it. Must have the precious.
Love it! Feel like I'm in a Shamanistic ceremony.
 giammin wrote:
5 sucko-barfo in a row WTF
 
Someone drank too much last night!!  This one's NOT a 1 to me...it's a 6ish....oh well, the playlist always recovers....Long Live RP!!
bumped from 7 to 8, found it kind of haunting and interesting
5 sucko-barfo in a row WTF
Excellent! {#Music}
Very nice. Thanks Bill.
Bizarre we can hear  something interesting like this on RP and also a John Cougar tune.
RP is truly amazing but not perfect.
 KateD wrote:
The cover actually scares me?!?!? :eek:
 
Do not move...at all..and it will not strike.
 Proclivities wrote:

Compare and contrast a Norwegian Sami folk singer to an African-American R&B/soul singer?  Why not "compare and contrast" Edith Piaf to Slayer while you're at it?
 
Hahahaha I agree
Sounds like David & David were doing the music for this.
Somehow the musici reminds me both of the album Tin Drum by Japan and of the album Brilliant Trees by David Sylvian...
 old_shep wrote:
Bjork getting it on with Fever Ray.
 
Ha! Interesting point.
 scarletdancer wrote:
Very interesting.  I don't think I've heard this here before.  I'm surprised it is so poorly rated.
 
Totally agree
{#Frustrated}  Kindergarten!!!!!!! {#Frustrated}
 misterbearbaby wrote:
Man that's dogcr*p. Compare and  contrast to, let's say, Tina Turner then call the coroner for Mari...
 
Compare and contrast a Norwegian Sami folk singer to an African-American R&B/soul singer?  Why not "compare and contrast" Edith Piaf to Slayer while you're at it?
The beginning sounds like the opening music for Battlestar Galactica. I've never been able to listen to it all the way through because it make my dog howl.
Hypnotic !!!  {#Meditate} v{#Good-vibes}
Man that's dogcr*p. Compare and  contrast to, let's say, Tina Turner then call the coroner for Mari...
Very interesting.  I don't think I've heard this here before.  I'm surprised it is so poorly rated.
Beautiful music, arresting predator's glare
Bjork getting it on with Fever Ray.
 KateD wrote:
The cover actually scares me?!?!?
 
Grow a pair
I don't where else I would hear this marvelous music—-more RP hard work finding great music from everywhere.
 oneyet wrote:
Very Peter Gabrielish except for the vocals.

 
It is on his label.
Very Peter Gabrielish except for the vocals.
 kurtster wrote:

Interesting.  Came up on the PSD.

I'll give it a 7 first listen.


Me too!
 

Interesting. 8. Really getting into some of her other songs, like on 8 seasons.

Which Album is Life on can't find it anywhere?

OK it seems to be on Gula Gula that is the album cover you have showing.

Interesting.  Came up on the PSD.

I'll give it a 7 first listen.


Mari on MySpace



AlienRelic wrote:
Beautiful and disturbing. 8
:yes: Outstanding.
xkolibuul wrote:
And this is deliciously good. My first time hearing Sami sung.
I think that's the first time I heard Sami, although it was probably featured at the '94 Winter Olympics and I just don't remember.
Started off slow... tapered off in the middle... then ended poorly. I gave it a 5....
:yawn:
It's A Beautiful Day covered by Bjork with a native American backup band...
The cover actually scares me?!?!? :eek:
Not my cup of tea.....Monotonous.
No, that's a snowy owl. And this is deliciously good. My first time hearing Sami sung. Thanks RP for showing us yet another far flung corner of the world and supporting those who speak and sing and dream in the 90% of languages that get drowned out in the daily torrent of english, spanish, french, mandarin, arabic, and hindi. Shesdifferent wrote:
Man.....I haven't heard anyone play her ANYWHERE! Hey, is that ManBirdExp on the cover?
Certainly not the worst thing I've ever heard, but I'd be happy never to listen to it again.
One must applaud her for trying but not for the result.
Darkmatter wrote:
Wikipedia entry for Mari Boine: "Mari Boine Persen is a Norwegian Sami musician known for having added jazz and rock to the yoiks of her native people. Boine (born 8 November 1956 in Finnmark, Norway) grew up amid the Laestadian Christian movement as well as amidst discrimination against her people. She was asked to perform at the 1994 Winter Olympics in Lillehammer, but refused because she perceived the invitation as an attempt to bring a token minority to the ceremonies. Gula Gula (1989, Real World) was her breakthrough release, and she continued to record popular albums throughout the 1990s." This is the music of the native scandinavians. :smile:
Thanx heaps for that, very interestin' :good-vibes: I like it a lot!
Man.....I haven't heard anyone play her ANYWHERE! Hey, is that ManBirdExp on the cover?
sandyeggo wrote:
Verrrrry interesting native-type bit. Off to the net to research it.
Wikipedia entry for Mari Boine: "Mari Boine Persen is a Norwegian Sami musician known for having added jazz and rock to the yoiks of her native people. Boine (born 8 November 1956 in Finnmark, Norway) grew up amid the Laestadian Christian movement as well as amidst discrimination against her people. She was asked to perform at the 1994 Winter Olympics in Lillehammer, but refused because she perceived the invitation as an attempt to bring a token minority to the ceremonies. Gula Gula (1989, Real World) was her breakthrough release, and she continued to record popular albums throughout the 1990s." This is the music of the native scandinavians. :smile:
Beautiful and disturbing. 8
Please, I'm trying to work here, and I'm falling asleep!!!!!
This song may entice me to tune in elsewhere. It is just obnoxious.
nice segue from piers faccini. liked it.
Too many others do this genre much better.
larz wrote:
This would be cool at 4 in the morning, maybe. Not now for me, though.
4 in the morning is a good time to be awake, however, I would rather listen to Gasparian (moon shines at night). :meditate:
This would be cool at 4 in the morning, maybe. Not now for me, though.
ad4tise wrote:
Oh do I agree with this! This hurts just to listen! OH GOD HOW LONG DOES THIS GO ON?
I was wondering the same thing. Make it stop! :beat:
Well, I liked it...
Is it too much to ask that maybe 1 in 5 songs RP plays have an identifiable melody?
:frustrated: :crashcomp: Make it stop!!!
Greenman wrote:
Please put this creature out of its misery. :cry:
Oh do I agree with this! This hurts just to listen! OH GOD HOW LONG DOES THIS GO ON?
Ho Hum... Annoying Waiting for the next song, by a different artist hopefully
Originally Posted by loveslave: I didn't think I liked Mari Boine very much, but I think I'm beginning to change my opinion.
Nice to see that I'm not the only RP fan in Sweden, and what can I say, Mari Rules. This lady has made quite a few interesting songs. :notworthy:
Please put this creature out of its misery. :cry:
hello creepy, unintersting song. The high tone of her voice combine with the steady ?beat? gives me a headache. down go the headphones.....
Kinda Bjork meets Peter Gabriel/Tony Levin, atmospherics courtesy of David Sylvian and Holger Czukay. Interesting, quiet, introspective. Curious as to what she\'s singing about, besides the general category of \"Life.\"
I didn\'t think I liked Mari Boine very much, but I think I\'m beginning to change my opinion.
Verrrrry interesting native-type bit. Off to the net to research it.