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Ludovico Einaudi — Nightbook
Album: Nightbook
Avg rating:
7.3

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Total ratings: 1004








Released: 2010
Length: 5:48
Plays (last 30 days): 1
(Instrumental)
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 photolew wrote:
That song goes on WAY too long....I started at a 9, but now at a 7 and leaning towards a 6
 
This is the 12" version. Maybe try the 7" to bring you back up?
Every time I hear this I'm distracted by Ludovico's Wiki pic....he's REALLY orange !.  Perhaps an Oompa-Loompa in a previous life !? 
 tulfan wrote:
The starkness and minimalism of his work usually enraptures me and I use it as a calming agent - but not this piece nor at this time..
 
I love this piece. The violins underneath, in the background keeping time do set a person on edge a bit. 

All the harmonic interest of Three Blind Mice.
Pity those whose only pleasure is finding fault in the joy of others.
I like to listen to this while I'm listening to music.
 Tomasni wrote:
    Ludovico Einaudi    is a PSD-WIN
 
Good thing, right??
Long Live                                                                                                                          Radio Paradise
TY Ludovico Einaudi                          My rating for Nightbook is                     9 - OUTSTANDING
 tulfan wrote:
The starkness and minimalism of his work usually enraptures me and I use it as a calming agent - but not this piece nor at this time..

 
This guy seems to be rockin' out to it:
 rockin out
Einaudi provided about half the music for the French movie Intouchables. It's mixed in with R&B from Earth, Wind and Fire, Nina Simone, and Terry Callier. The movie and soundtrack are both awesome.
The starkness and minimalism of his work usually enraptures me and I use it as a calming agent - but not this piece nor at this time..
I was deeply moved by seeing the live show, however the recording is pretty flat unfortunately.
Bought the CD and gifted it to my audiophile friend. The sound on his HiFi system was very disappointing. 
Don't understand why they haven't tried harder with this since the music begs for a quality recording. 
I am not what is more moving than the works of Ludovico Einaudi. My heart unfolds...
 
 Cynaera wrote:
I still love this.
 

miss you so much, Cynaera...

love this music...
 
 KalleB wrote:
This is why the PSD was invented ...

 
Ditto-ness...
This is why the PSD was invented ...
 scoote wrote:
I don't know, how can I find this composers work profoundly beautiful whilst being simultaneously pretentiously laughable? 
 
I don't agree with you about the latter bit,but I think I understand what you mean.


 scoote wrote:
I don't know, how can I find this composers work profoundly beautiful whilst being simultaneously pretentiously laughable? 
 
Do you mean "laughably pretentious"?  No matter...
Anyhow, use of the word "whilst" is often considered pretentious.
That song goes on WAY too long....I started at a 9, but now at a 7 and leaning towards a 6
Everybody in this Elderly Home likes Ludo!
LUDIVICO IS A PUNK...!
Sorry Ludovico - Hit PSD and got Bungalow Bill. Yeah!!!!!
 nelsonha wrote:

I like to listen to music like this when I'm writing code. 

 
I like to listen to music like this when I'm playing the piano.
 scoote wrote:
I don't know, how can I find this composers work profoundly beautiful whilst being simultaneously pretentiously laughable? 
  
Because you're a pretentous Brit whilst I have great admiration for your pretensiouly laughable birthright...? {#Whistle} (Just kidding by the way!)

stirs emotions - sounds like something from an episode of House {#Tongue}
Nice - listening in bed after another day at work


I don't know, how can I find this composers work profoundly beautiful whilst being simultaneously pretentiously laughable? 
Pleasant enough but limited. If it encourages any one to seek other "classical" music, this composer leaves plenty of room for improvement.
Let me guess... you're fascinated by the corpus of Einaudi's work?

 
shawshank wrote:

I like to listen to music like this when I'm working on cadavers.
 


 nelsonha wrote:

I like to listen to music like this when I'm writing code. 

 
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Reminds me of the soundtrack from K-Pax ....


I like to listen to this when I am running on the river trail....meditative and sublime!
 nelsonha wrote:

I like to listen to music like this when I'm writing code. 

 
I like to listen to music like this when I'm working on cadavers.

 ce wrote:
(I like to listen to music like this when I'm writing code.)++;


.=    :)

 Cynaera wrote:
I finally bought the CD.  It's in my Sidekick, although I haven't listened to it yet because I have 9 other CDS (two of which are Rachael Yamagata's "Elephants" CDs) by which to be surprised.  If all we ever listened to were "the classics," we'd never have broader horizons, better comprehension, more appreciation for what musicians are doing today.  The Mig's humble beginning was with the Wright Brothers. Should we only fly a rickety bi-wing plane now?
 
I see your metaphor and raise you, Cynaera. I would compare "the classics" to a beautiful and ornate cathedral or palace from that era, with beautiful and interesting things to see wherever the eye lands. LE's stuff to my ear sounds like a gray, monolithic, soulless,  office building somewhere in the suburbs. Repetitive, featureless, all the life squeezed out of it. Modern? Yes. An advance? Far from it. I'll bet you dollars to donuts that 90% of the musicians on this record loathe the music they are playing.

I finally bought the CD.  It's in my Sidekick, although I haven't listened to it yet because I have 9 other CDS (two of which are Rachael Yamagata's "Elephants" CDs) by which to be surprised.  If all we ever listened to were "the classics," we'd never have broader horizons, better comprehension, more appreciation for what musicians are doing today.  The Mig's humble beginning was with the Wright Brothers. Should we only fly a rickety bi-wing plane now?
Every time I hear the start of this, I think I'm hearing the soundtrack to "Moon."  Certainly a good thing.
 lathyris wrote:
Mozart, Tchaikovsky, Beethoven, Dvorak. . .so many geniuses of classical music out there, and we get this? Come on. If you're gonna do it, do it right!

Edit: I'm fully willing to admit that I'm completely missing the point and simply don't understand what Mr. Einaudi is trying to accomplish. But regardless, this isn't rocking enough for me to not care about its lack of class or intellectual stimulation, and it's not classy or intellectual enough for me to care about it not rocking. But at least this is RP, and much like the weather in Texas, wait five minutes and it will change — happily getting the Led out now!
 
I agree, the word "pedantic" comes to mind...

 nelsonha wrote:
I like to listen to music like this when I'm writing code.   

(I like to listen to music like this when I'm writing code.)++;


Mozart, Tchaikovsky, Beethoven, Dvorak. . .so many geniuses of classical music out there, and we get this? Come on. If you're gonna do it, do it right!

Edit: I'm fully willing to admit that I'm completely missing the point and simply don't understand what Mr. Einaudi is trying to accomplish. But regardless, this isn't rocking enough for me to not care about its lack of class or intellectual stimulation, and it's not classy or intellectual enough for me to care about it not rocking. But at least this is RP, and much like the weather in Texas, wait five minutes and it will change — happily getting the Led out now!
I think I could like this if I really did want to nod off... just bad timing for me I guess since I want to keep going for ten more hours or so
 nelsonha wrote:

I like to listen to music like this when I'm writing code. 

 
I find it to be excellent when riding my bicycle long distances.

Perhaps those who aren't diggin' this just need to pretend that they have actual control of their own hectic lives for a moment, stop what they're doing, close their eyes, take a deep breath and CHILLAX.  While there are few times in any adult's typical day where this type of music really fits perfectly, maybe those times should be cherished, rather than avoided. We can all use a little more peace, no?

Just a thought.

 jkhandy wrote:

If this puts you into a coma, then you are already dead inside. 
 

What does the song to you?

Makes you jump and giggle?
Or dance...?
 nelsonha wrote:

I like to listen to music like this when I'm writing code. 

 

Yep.
Ludovico,
you bore the hell out of me!

Go to Mama - Carbonara e una Coca-Cola!
I like it.
Meh
I still love this.
Very Nice Music
 a-shultz wrote:
It's very pleasant background music as I work, but lacks enough depth or substance to hold my attention if I'm not doing something else. :)
 
I like to listen to music like this when I'm writing code. 

Do you realize that the cellos are playing the same note in the same dead rhythm for the ENTIRE "song". There is no melody to speak of either (try to sing it to yourself). Other than that, it's great!
 Spacepal wrote:
PLEASE pick it up Bill. This music is putting me into a coma.
 
If this puts you into a coma, then you are already dead inside.  Sorry for ya.

PLEASE pick it up Bill. This music is putting me into a coma.
Oh mr Clayderman. Long time no see.

Now, seriously. Please make it stop.

I recommend his collaborations with Mali musicians, and his forays into electronic embellishment.
Saw Ludovico play live in San Francisco on Wednesday night — wonderful!
 a-shultz wrote:
It's very pleasant background music as I work, but lacks enough depth or substance to hold my attention if I'm not doing something else. :)
 

I commend you on your tactful and thoughtful critique.  I would not have been as kind.  It's music like this that makes me long to hear my cat meowing under the window, or when she walks across my piano keys.   More shallow than I like.
It's very pleasant background music as I work, but lacks enough depth or substance to hold my attention if I'm not doing something else. :)
I'm ignoring all the snarky, trollish comments back and forth (GROW UP, people! Geez...) I love this song. When I first hear it, I take a breath and just close my eyes.  Beautiful music. {#Meditate}
Carbonara e coca cola... sei proprio un buon gustaio!

Un bel brano del sig. Einaudi, mi tocca dire...
 Stingray wrote:
"Carbonara e una Coca Cola, prego!"

 
Che cazzo c'è?

 Stingray wrote:
PS
HONNECKER loved piano-schmonzetten too.
 
Er, I'm sure that Erich Honecker like schnitzel and strudel too - sfw? Does that mean that we're not allowed to like something just because some tinpot dictator did so? You're an awful troll, you really are.

So, how's Marina?

 Slick wrote:
Thought I stumbled onto a new age station. Altogether quite forgettable.
 

The George Winston for the 21st C
 DaveInVA wrote:
I'm an old man and I like it {#Music}
  
Nobody is old with 42!
There must be something else in your NIGHTBOOK, SanYanni?

PS
HONNECKER loved piano-schmonzetten too.


I'm an old man and I like it {#Music}
 Stingray wrote:
UUUUURGH!

MUSIC for Old Men!
 
"Youth is wasted on the Young" ;)
 fredriley wrote:

Trolling again, eh? . If it's anything like as good as Divenire I'll snap it up - his music is very evocative. This track makes me think of sharp summer showers.

 

To proof I am not I insure you,
I heard this music in the elderly home,
when visiting my 89 year old grandfather, recently!

The YANNI fan, he is - was sleeping!

NO KIDDING!!!

LUDOVICO - LUDOVICO!

You are in the wrong department,
this is ROCK 'n' ROLL, here!

"Carbonara e una Coca Cola, prego!"

This is an incredible song - thank you
 namp wrote:
RP should get fined each time it plays a Ludovico Einaudi piece.

It might be the only way to save us from this torture...

In fact you should be fined for your heretic statement...;-)

More Ludovico more moooore! 



RP should get fined each time it plays a Ludovico Einaudi piece.

It might be the only way to save us from this torture...
 Stingray wrote:
UUUUURGH!

MUSIC for Old Men!
 
Trolling again, eh? This is modern music in the classical genre, and is far more alive and young than many of the 'rock classics' played on RP.

So, are you still trying to get off with Marina, Troy?

Thanks, RP: I'd not known that there was a new Einaudi release. If it's anything like as good as Divenire I'll snap it up - his music is very evocative. This track makes me think of sharp summer showers.

 mrdak wrote:
Sueweet {#Bounce}
 
Correct, this song is suet.
I saw him last weekend in Bloemendaal (The Netherlands) in an open air concert.
As usual in Holland we got a big thundercloud and lots of rain{#Umbrella}. So the concert was cancelled.
I don't like all of his songs, but this one (Nightbook) is a 8 !

Sueweet {#Bounce}
So there IS an end to this song, thought i wouldn't live to hear it, glad i did.... {#Lol}
Great song of Einaudi, and great to have something new of him - the other pieces Bill likes so much start to become a bit bland after so much listening...
{#Music}=makes me dance like a dervish!!{#Daisy}mucho buenos from AK crew!!

Very nice!!
 Bluesgrrl wrote:
Pretty song but let go of the sustain pedal occasionally!
 
ha ha haaaaa....absolutely. Right there with ya. Ditto.
Pretty song but let go of the sustain pedal occasionally!
Very classy, even to a middle-aged man like myself! 

UUUUURGH!

MUSIC for Old Men!


Very nice!  The album is splendid!
Thought I stumbled onto a new age station. Altogether quite forgettable.
Overrated. {#Lol}
Good song.  The addition of Ludovico Einaudi to the RP playlist was a great move.
w o w .. very awesome
Very nice.
This is simply entrancing. Thank you, RP, for introducing me to such great music.
Wow this is great :) Going to have to put this CD on the 'to get' list :)
I think I need this.. really nice.
This is a great CD - Almost on par w/ Divenire