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Mich Gerber — Zumurud
Album: The Endless String
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Released: 2002
Length: 5:34
Plays (last 30 days): 5
(Instrumental)
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 obispo wrote:

Yes.  And the first line there should settle the question of whether this is a "bolero" or not -- a classic bolero is in 3/4 time.  Zumurud is in 4/4.
The other question, whether this is some interpretation of Ravel's Bolero, is not as easily disputed, even though it's clearly not.  It may make you feel the same way when you listen to it, but it's just not Ravel's piece at all.

I don't care!  I like this tune.  EXCELLENT TUNE!!  I just listen to it.  I do not want to get over-analytical about it!   Thanx RP!  


 Edweirdo wrote:
Yes.  And the first line there should settle the question of whether this is a "bolero" or not -- a classic bolero is in 3/4 time.  Zumurud is in 4/4.
The other question, whether this is some interpretation of Ravel's Bolero, is not as easily disputed, even though it's clearly not.  It may make you feel the same way when you listen to it, but it's just not Ravel's piece at all.
As far as I can determine, no one has referenced the similarity to Dead Can Dance...which is plainly obvious to me, but to no  one else clearly.  Weird stuff that...
 Azrica wrote:

Oh, nicely done set ! Delerium followed by Mich Gerber, only Jaël is missing to have complete collaboration circle,  



Same set 3 years later - and that is NOT a complaint. If its not broke why fix it?
 RabbitEars wrote:



Totally Cool!
Sauf
 greiffenstein wrote:

Bolero by Ravel is not what "a bolero" is either.  Itself is the creative result of a man suffering from temporal lobe dementia, a specific type of dementia that makes its sufferers obsessed with repetitive patterns.  We are all the beneficiaries of someone else's madness.  

See here.
EXCELLENT!!  RP introduced me to him, now I like a lot of his music.  Thanx RP!  
Can't not see the Sufi Whirling Dervishes in my head whenever I hear this song.
 greiffenstein wrote:

Bolero by Ravel is not what "a bolero" is either.  Itself is the creative result of a man suffering from temporal lobe dementia, a specific type of dementia that makes its sufferers obsessed with repetitive patterns.  We are all the beneficiaries of someone else's madness.  


It is great posts like this which remind me that I really don't know shit... 
Bill and Rebecca, I hope you have as much fun playing this music as we have listening!
 coppergarden wrote:
 
 Strangely, this made me smile.  I was concealed on the shore of one  of those narrow bends that afternoon as the boat  chugged by.  Tibi was at the helm surrounded by the three strangers as they all quickly exchanged clothing.  That was the day I resolved to find out more about Ab's uncle, Tibi.

I never did.


My nephew, he heard my stories about Ab and found my old maps when my sister cleaned out the cabin after the big burn. My nephew headed out to the Ucayali, promising he'd stay in touch. 

He did.
i think its a little boring {#Boohoo}
 smackiepipe wrote:
As the boat slowly chugged up river and around the narrow bends, they drew ever further out of site of the dock, where Ab Baraki watched with resolve in his eyes. The steam from the small boat's funnel grew ever smaller, until it was no longer visible in the afternoon haze, Ab thought "I wonder if I'll ever see them again." 

He never did. That was the last that was seen of the three strange travelers and Ab's uncle, Tibi.
 Strangely, this made me smile.  I was concealed on the shore of one  of those narrow bends that afternoon as the boat  chugged by.  Tibi was at the helm surrounded by the three strangers as they all quickly exchanged clothing.  That was the day I resolved to find out more about Ab's uncle, Tibi.

I never did.

True musical genius.  

This may be the tune that plays in the heads of Brady, Mahomes and Rodgers as they assess opportunity downfield. Zen masters ignore chaos and focus on the task. 
 RabbitEars wrote: Istanbul Galata Mevlevihanesi
 

start about 6.30
Riveting every time I hear it!
I wonder if Mich and Zoe Keating would ever collaborate, that might be interesting. 
I like this more every time I hear it.
Sounds like Lorena McKennitt
Geil
Haunting music, great bass
!)
Just heard this and thought it was a "remix" of Ravel's Balero for a while. It's not but it has the same relentless pace. 
Fun and games this morning.  First the lyrics to Harry Manx "Your Sweet Name" don't match, now the Wiki link to this artist is for Bajka Pluwatsch.  Are you broken or is it me, do you think?
It always great to hear Mich, I just wonder how he sounds live ? 
Oh, nicely done set ! Delerium followed by Mich Gerber, only Jaël is missing to have complete collaboration circle,  
Very enjoyable Bolero variation!
hauntingly beautiful . can't wait to see what will be played after this
Nice :)
That's great!!!!!{#Heartkiss} a mystic swissman
Good for the blood pressure (much needed these days). Gives me the sensation of being on a camel back, swaying slightly to a leisurely pace, hot sun but by some strange happenstance I have a frosty glass of lemonade in my hand. Go figure.
As the boat slowly chugged up river and around the narrow bends, they drew ever further out of site of the dock, where Ab Baraki watched with resolve in his eyes. The steam from the small boat's funnel grew ever smaller, until it was no longer visible in the afternoon haze, Ab thought "I wonder if I'll ever see them again." 

He never did. That was the last that was seen of the three strange travelers and Ab's uncle, Tibi.
Awesome!
So beautiful,
so hypnotic {#Music}
 3 times in one month is not a lot.  Much less than what you get with other stations.  I guess you must have RP on at all times!
Ashloh wrote:
Please please play some new stuff, it's all getting so repetitive it's unbelievable, even my wife has stared to make sarcastic comments, like.... Oh I've heard this before.
Why repeat so much? 

 


love this tune; trippy and lovely. Right before Harry Manx? Brilliant. Love RP. 
 jbuhl wrote:
At first, thought this that McKinnet girl.

 
Same here. Nice, though.
One of the first songs we heard after we discovered Radio Paradise in 2011/12, still love it (and RP!)!
Hypnotic, just right for a surreal day here in Maine.
 thewiseking wrote:
What if you took a Bolero, drained all of the energy out of it yet kept the droning. Voila! Ambient Bolero Lite

 
Bolero by Ravel is not what "a bolero" is either.  Itself is the creative result of a man suffering from temporal lobe dementia, a specific type of dementia that makes its sufferers obsessed with repetitive patterns.  We are all the beneficiaries of someone else's madness.  
At first, thought this that McKinnet girl.
What if you took a Bolero, drained all of the energy out of it yet kept the droning. Voila! Ambient Bolero Lite
Playing in our coffee shop and rather enjoyable.
Please please play some new stuff, it's all getting so repetitive it's unbelievable, even my wife has stared to make sarcastic comments, like.... Oh I've heard this before.
Why repeat so much? 
Ah shit, way too short....
Running out the door turned to an excellent excuse to slow down for a while.  Thanks Bill ! !
I love a bit of Ravel!
I am from Switzerland, so it is nice to hear Mich Gerber - who lives in the same city as I - here on Radio Paradise. I like his music, and I like this radio :-)
Ugh. from Hooverphonic to this grating noise.  Bill, when you're playing light rock, please don't segue it into 5 minutes of Middle East violin stuff. 

..my soul could rest on these notes, slip through a starry night and pass galaxies to the edge


Give me a break, this song goes on wayyy too long.
{#Sunny} What a nice tune! Thanks for that!
Still looking it!

Mich Gerber and Zumurud, I can only thank you for such a wonderful ride ….{#Hearteyes}


I love this tune
'Endless String' - key word: endless. simply too long, got tedious. PSD was my saviour. ;-)
I t sounds like snake charming music. I must admit I m charmed by it. I m going to check out the album. Rating: 7.8
Bibaboffel wrote:

exactly, it's a little too long

 
Lounge, background the kind of music you don't listen, you feel :)
 
Ostar wrote:
30 seconds should do it, no need to repeat that single sample for what seems like ages. Yawn, PSD.
 
exactly, it's a little too long
pffffffffffffffffffffffffffffff....
Most excellent.
 wgsu_1978 wrote:
Good waiting in line music. I'd be swaying to this while checking into a hotel or waiting for my salad.
 
Hehehehehe....
 midreaming wrote:

..my soul could rest on these notes, slip through a starry night and pass galaxies to the edge where this universe is bursting at the seams.  lovely it is


Exactly!
 

There are some timbres and resonances that only wood instruments can propagate...and I gotta dig the mind &hands that create them!
Cool song.  {#Guitarist}
Good waiting in line music. I'd be swaying to this while checking into a hotel or waiting for my salad.
A song that rewards repeated listenings - the variations are subtle.

I'd love to see him live. 
30 seconds should do it, no need to repeat that single sample for what seems like ages. Yawn, PSD.
 This has been in rotation at RP for a while.  I once fell asleep listening to this song while in front of my PC.  My hands were on the keyboard at the time I drifted off.  I awoke to find me screen full of "Rs."
 TerryS wrote:
Sitting on a Coney Island beach on a 75 degree night listening to this mix is way more than OK

 
Given a choice I Would pick Rockaway because it's got sand dunes, nothing wrong with Coney Island though.
First time tuning in for a while (travelling) so now it's watching cruise ships slip their berths in another place, still perfect.
Sitting on a Coney Island beach on a 75 degree night listening to this mix is way more than OK
Always reminds me of this:
 
Allegro non troppo - Bolero (1977) by Cartoonzof2006

Sort of a film about evolution.  Remember watching it late at night as a filler for "premium" cable channels... Cinemax I think {#Wink}
 Proclivities wrote:

You drink beer from a glass?  Fancy.  {#Drunk}

 
An' it's clean too! 

grinning Goober from "Andy Griffith Show" 
Beautiful...
Reminds me of the movie "10" for som reason
 Proclivities wrote:

{#Lol}  I'm not sure why I find that comment funny - maybe it's the visualization.

 
those Brits have such quaint (and evocative) expressions, don't they?  And the music?  I think it's fantastic trance and dance
 Sloggydog wrote:

Gabriel isn't fit to smell the undies of this song

 
{#Lol}  I'm not sure why I find that comment funny - maybe it's the visualization.
play loud! nice
Played this hiking up Dades Gorge last month, it was in its element.
 CoYoT51 wrote:
Ambient... deeply shallow. You can't be another Peter Gabriel that easily.

 
Gabriel isn't fit to smell the undies of this song
Ambient... deeply shallow. You can't be another Peter Gabriel that easily.
 KaraokeVox wrote:
headache

this is paradise, not bedouin torture.

next! 
 
PSD...that's why it is there.
Very interesting instrumental.


Another delay pedal lyrical miracle worker.     like a bigger Ed Allayne Johnson!

8
headache

this is paradise, not bedouin torture.

next! 
 TerryS wrote:

Played this on a lot of gnarly back roads, hikes, and solo bar escapades.

It plain does the job.



 
Played this sat in my office designing on the PC.  Works here, too.  Thanks RP

Played this on a lot of gnarly back roads, hikes, and solo bar escapades.

It plain does the job.


 kcar wrote:
Interesting thread. I hear Ravel's "Bolero" but also (thanks to the glass of Sierra Nevada's Extra IPA Torpedo) "When They Begin the Beguine." 

Boo Yah. {#Boohoo} {#Drunk}

 
You drink beer from a glass?  Fancy.  {#Drunk}
 Toke wrote:
P.S. So in view of your comment mread ALL Bolero compositions will sound exactly if not Identical to 'Ravels' as all waltzes and other forms of dance music will sound identical,  ?? 
  
mread wrote:

Nope.  'Course not.  Your original comment was:
It is 'Bolero'' and a very good rendition of it as well I doubt very much if Ravel would dislike it.

Perhaps I misunderstood your meaning.  You capitalized "Bolero" and attributed "it" to Ravel in the same sentence, implying that Zumurud is something like a cover version of Ravel's Bolero, which it is not.  I agree with you that it's a bolero (lower-case "b"), but it's not Ravel's... different melody, lacks the key change near the end, etc.


Toke wrote:


What I am trying to get accross is like a conductor of an orchestra he will interpret the peice which may be entirely different to another conductor who has interpreted the piece tottaly different, and yet both are reading from the same score sheet.

 
Interesting thread. I hear Ravel's "Bolero" but also (thanks to the glass of Sierra Nevada's Extra IPA Torpedo) "When They Begin the Beguine." 

Boo Yah. {#Boohoo} {#Drunk}
Its a beautyfull musik {#Boohoo}{#Boohoo}{#Music}{#Good-vibes}{#Boohoo}{#Boohoo}
It's been awhile since I've listened to RP, but this one's a classic... lovin' it.
 Geecheeboy wrote:
A camel song for this Hump day!

 
bump.  Also feels warm in the frozen NE.
yeah, this works WELL
{#Heartkiss}
This desert....is Making Me THIRTSTY!!!!
{#Daisy}
This is better than caffeine  {#Sunny}
The really really goods have it.
Really loving this to chill out to on a Sunday morning...memories of Egypt and and Morocco :-)
Really like this
Very nice!
Absolutely Gold
Love it!  Just has to put a wiggle on,  and think of far flung desert sands. Mniam mniam! {#Moon}8 -> 9

..my soul could rest on these notes, slip through a starry night and pass galaxies to the edge where this universe is bursting at the seams.  lovely it is


groovy

my day is beginning, what a way to go.. i love this, makes me shimmy in the office..


what I like with this genre - the music takes you on a journey and feel you have been somewhere else.... must grab a copy of this and cancel that trekking tour! {#Lol}
I rejoice that such a thing as RP exists every time I hear this amazing buzzy ode to String Theory! I really like how it sounds cranked, too!
 j1sey wrote:
Ah, yes.  I am back on the Silk Road....
 
Via Tor 
A camel song for this Hump day!
Trippy! {#Daisy}
Ah, yes.  I am back on the Silk Road....
Nice!
 Bernd wrote:
Reminds me very much of Dead Can Dance's Into The Labyrinth...
 
A lost track from that album,..
For the first few moments, I was expecting St. Teresa, by Joan Osborne.
Reminds me very much of Dead Can Dance's Into The Labyrinth...
Beautiful, though I thought it was Loreena.