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Eivør — Rain
Album: Room
Avg rating:
6.9

Your rating:
Total ratings: 1283









Released: 2012
Length: 3:47
Plays (last 30 days): 3
there's a shallow river running down the hill
moving softly through the valley where I live

when it rains the river runs so deep

when the water is clear and still like a mirror
I can see you on the surface of the river

when it rains the river runs so deep
in the rain I weep

where will I find you when I need you my long lost friend?
bring back the mirror so I can see your face again

when it rains the river runs so deep
in the rain I weep
in the rain
into the river deep
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beautiful voice.
 LizK wrote:
6.8?  Why so low?
Eivor's voice is distinct, lilting, clear and projects nicely. 
I'm a fan.
 
That's the majority of people saying this is either Quite Likeable or Most Excellent.  I think that's a fair assessment.
 LizK wrote:
6.8?  Why so low?
Eivor's voice is distinct, lilting, clear and projects nicely. 
I'm a fan.
 
Same here, enough of a fan to go 8+1 today (and despite that fact that we'll be having rain in the PNW until July now....)  Long Live RP and umbrellas (aka hooded sweatshirts in the PNW) 
 ckcotton wrote:

I'm working on getting it lower... painfully repetatve
  
 Your "painfully repetitave" may also be called "hypnotic".  Iconic pioneers (hello John Lee Hooker...) have paved the way for this musical style - I find it wonderful to listen to.

Yes Distinct, yes nice projection, yes repetitive. 8 no 6, no 7. Want to like it more...
 LizK wrote:
6.8?  Why so low?
Eivor's voice is distinct, lilting, clear and projects nicely. 
I'm a fan.
 

I don't understand as well. I only know that I love this song, and this singer performance is amazing indeed. This song has great atmosphere.
 ckcotton wrote:

I'm working on getting it lower... painfully repetatve
  
 
Are you just incapable of saying to yourself "Different strokes, etc" and hitting PSD (or mute, if necessary) for the many, many songs you seem to dislike so much?  You seem to feel a need to override everyone else's opinion with yours.
 ckcotton wrote:

I'm working on getting it lower... painfully repetatve
  

 
Loving it. For that comment it goes to a 10.
 coloradojohn wrote:
So very nice! A bit of Heather Nova, Alison Goldfrapp, and Fever Ray, all rolled into one wondrous voice and song... Dreamy; surreal...

 
No wonder I can't tolerate it....
 LizK wrote:
6.8?  Why so low?
Eivor's voice is distinct, lilting, clear and projects nicely. 
I'm a fan.

 
I'm working on getting it lower... painfully repetatve
  
GOOD music.
6.8?  Why so low?
Eivor's voice is distinct, lilting, clear and projects nicely. 
I'm a fan.
She only eats electronic parts,
hence her name I-vore.

More Bovine-bongs !!
 
 chyk5 wrote:
"Caught a lite sneeze?"

 
Haha, there is a passing nod to it in the instrumentation!
 fredriley wrote:
Which reminds me: a friend of a friend of a friend has written a book set in the Faroes in WWII (Holly Bidgood, The Oystercatcher). I doubt that it's as entrancing and sexy as Eivor's singing, but there aren't many things to have come out of the Faroes (other than the football team which punches above its weight internationally) so I thought it would be worth a mention.

 
10^3 thanks for sharing! 
So very nice! A bit of Heather Nova, Alison Goldfrapp, and Fever Ray, all rolled into one wondrous voice and song... Dreamy; surreal...
Which reminds me: a friend of a friend of a friend has written a book set in the Faroes in WWII (Holly Bidgood, The Oystercatcher). I doubt that it's as entrancing and sexy as Eivor's singing, but there aren't many things to have come out of the Faroes (other than the football team which punches above its weight internationally) so I thought it would be worth a mention.
ummm... yes indeed!
 Proclivities wrote:

While we're discouraging cliches, I suggest also discouraging any mention of the metal percussion instrument named for bovines - think outside the box and avoid it like the plague!

 
More pig-cymbals!
"Caught a lite sneeze?"
                                                          Summer Rains.
In the Faroe Islands,  climate is characterized by mild winters and cool summers and quite humid
     And rainy weather with frequent formations of fog, especially in June, July and August.


 bam23 wrote:

I propose deleting the reference to anyone singing the phonebook from the standard cliche library. Right up there with the greatest thing since sliced bread. Let's generate some new trite cliches, shall we? 

 
While we're discouraging the use of cliches, I suggest also discouraging any mention of the metal percussion instrument named for bovines - think outside the box and avoid it like the plague!
 bam23 wrote:

I propose deleting the reference to anyone singing the phonebook from the standard cliche library. Right up there with the greatest thing since sliced bread. Let's generate some new trite cliches, shall we? 

 
Well, her voice is definitely not nails on the chalkboard for me. :)


 Andy_B wrote:
Or just south of heaven.  As someone said commenting on another female artist here on RP, "she could sing me the phonebook" and I'd love it.  What a beautiful voice from an equally beautiful girl.  She gets an 8 on first listen.

 
I propose deleting the reference to anyone singing the phonebook from the standard cliche library. Right up there with the greatest thing since sliced bread. Let's generate some new trite cliches, shall we? 
 Athyrius wrote:
Further more, smooth jazz isn't a curse. 

No. Just the plague that comes which was called for with a curse.
 GertR wrote:
So Bill found one more scandinavian singing blond beauty.....{#Clap}

 
Yep, he does have this 'thing' for Scandinavian women, and I can only applaud his taste.  Eivør, Anna Ternheim, Agnes Obel and more I'd never, every have heard, or even heard of, if not for RP.

 Eivør's the best thing to come out of the Faroes since Claudio Ranieri (obscure reference for Foxes fans ;-))
Or just south of heaven.  As someone said commenting on another female artist here on RP, "she could sing me the phonebook" and I'd love it.  What a beautiful voice from an equally beautiful girl.  She gets an 8 on first listen.
 Vakse wrote:

And lastly: South of Greenland....
{#Undecided} 

 
fwiw, that would be due east of Greenland on approximately the 63rd N. parallel.  Worth a visit.

 Aud wrote:


West of Norway and North of Scotland.....

 
And lastly: South of Greenland....
{#Undecided} 
 moodfood wrote:
this gets better every time I hear it.. {#Music}

 
Same here ! I guess it means I have to switch give it a 10 now :)
Awesome sound
this gets better every time I hear it.. {#Music}
8 >> 9 {#Biggrin}
 ljoergen wrote:
Bill: East of Iceland, not west of Iceland!{#Nyah}
Otherwise very nice tune

 

West of Norway and North of Scotland.....
Bill: East of Iceland, not west of Iceland!{#Nyah}
Otherwise very nice tune
I've visited the Faroe Islands twice (my wife's grandfather is from there). Eivør is very, very popular there.
I took this photo of Eivør and others at the G! Festival in 2006.

G Festival 2006
Who mixed those bass piano chords way up front throughout the chorus?
 Jota wrote:

Muppet boy.  Music is not about facts.  Taste is not about facts.  It's about time you opened your mind to these truths.

What you or anyone else likes or doesn't like means jack shit to the rest of the human race.  It's maybe time you woke up to the fact your personal tastes are an irrelevance to other people's personal tastes.

Next you'll be telling us what food has the best taste, what movie is the best movie and what colour is the best colour.

I wait, eager to follow your glorious lead.

 
lol, well stated, Jota.  For the record, the opening song to the Muppet show has this song beat by a mile.   :-)
 GarageDragon wrote:

Came here to hate on this song some but will now hold my criticism.  After this  stellar comment, I don't think anything else needs to be said.
 
Muppet boy.  Music is not about facts.  Taste is not about facts.  It's about time you opened your mind to these truths.

What you or anyone else likes or doesn't like means jack shit to the rest of the human race.  It's maybe time you woke up to the fact your personal tastes are an irrelevance to other people's personal tastes.

Next you'll be telling us what food has the best taste, what movie is the best movie and what colour is the best colour.

I wait, eager to follow your glorious lead.
 serverrunner wrote:
Raining.. like heard it all before..and her voice is annoying..must be a huge market in secretaries with past life pagan fantasies, you saw what happened when they "discovered" their inner torch singer we've been cursed with smooth jazz ever since..  

 
Came here to hate on this song some but will now hold my criticism.  After this  stellar comment, I don't think anything else needs to be said.
 serverrunner wrote:
Raining.. like heard it all before..and her voice is annoying..must be a huge market in secretaries with past life pagan fantasies, you saw what happened when they "discovered" their inner torch singer we've been cursed with smooth jazz ever since..  

 
2004 Faroese Person of the Year
2006 Planet Awards - Best female singer (Faroese music awards)
2009 Planet Awards - Best female singer
2006 Best Danish folk vocalist (Årets danske Folk Vokalist)
2012 Planet Awards - Best female singer / Best artist / Best album for Room
2013 Nominated for the Nordic Council Music Prize
2013 DJBFA (Danish Jazz, Beat and Folkemusic Authors) Award

 

Further more, smooth jazz isn't a curse.


Raining.. like heard it all before..and her voice is annoying..must be a huge market in secretaries with past life pagan fantasies, you saw what happened when they "discovered" their inner torch singer we've been cursed with smooth jazz ever since..  
 ckcotton wrote:
This is getting more annoying every time I hear it.... 3 and going doooownnnnnnn

 
Bah, you're just getting old and grumpy.  Fresh material like Eivør is what makes RP great.
This is getting more annoying every time I hear it.... 3 and going doooownnnnnnn
omg.  10

Used to hear the weather from the Faroe Lighthouse as a kid and have no idea where that was.

Still don't, but Eiver's voice will compel me to go and Google her whereabouts.Progress of a sort.

 

 

 

 

Now discovered Tróndur í Gøtu, I foresee a trip to Ireland to sample Guinness and research Trondur.

Thanks Bill, this is getting better and better.


 

Like her music.

Bought her Live CD... Love her YouTube Videos...

She makes it easy to get in touch with my inner Viking.... Something primordial and directly appealing about he older types of music...

She's from Faroe Islands... Learned her music from her Grandfather...

Interesting... When she's playing acoustic and standing barefoot... Yep, very tribal atmosphere... Some of the videos are quite compelling and sad...

Thanks for the introduction... Listening to RP is an expensive pleasure... I keep buying CDs...


So Bill found one more scandinavian singing blond beauty.....{#Clap}
I'll have to live with this song, to how it goes.  It started at a 6, and has slipped to a 5 ...
Spooky and mysterious.  I like it.
Really like this song!
fairly cool so far.