Exciting & Inviting
from Friday, February13th of the year2009.
So, this band The Notwist? They have that one song “Good Lies” that’s kind of their Number One Hitt Syngle, but then the other day, I was flipping through my music and came across this other song called “Where in this World.” What!? What is this amazing orchestration!? Are you crazy? It’s SO GOOD. First: give it a listen.
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The Notwist Where In This World
After some investigation, turns out the arrangements are made by somebody called Daniel Glatzel “” seems really, really well-handled by both him and the band ““Â well integrated, etc. Plus there is a secret vibraphone note that is Very Successful. I am a big fan of a piece of music that has a Nice Beginning, too, and there is nothing more exciting and inviting to my ear than a bunch of string tremolos.
February 13th, 2009 at 5:25 pm
Sorry, doesn’t do anything for me. Give me Nik Bartsch any day: http://www.myspace.com/nikbaertschsronin
February 14th, 2009 at 1:36 am
that was great! the singer sounds like david byrne a bit. thats always a good thing.
February 14th, 2009 at 6:37 am
I’m a bit puzzled as to how Nik Bärtsch relates to The Notwist, whether you like them or not… but anyway…
The latest Notwist album is IMHO actually really weak compared to their previous (from many years earlier), Neon Golden. Here‘s a video for “One Step Inside”, with some nice (non-orchestral) stringy bits.
February 14th, 2009 at 11:34 am
So nice when two of my interests intersect (i.e. Nico & the Notwist).
Prior to the release of The Devil, You & Me, the Notwist posted a video of the making of “Where in this World” that featured the orchestra at the beginning. Their website is impossible to navigate (though fun if you’re not looking for anything specific) and the Google is gave me no love when I tried to find it, but I did find some other Notwist videos that might have interest:
1. Lovely “Where in this World” narrative video
2. “Off the rails” (Making of) Video
February 14th, 2009 at 12:52 pm
The tremolos are provided by the Andromeda Mega Express Orchestra, whose leader is Daniel Glatzel. They’ve worked a lot with Notwist and have toured with them, playing compositions by Glatzel as well as backing the band. Much stuff up on the youtubes.
February 15th, 2009 at 2:45 am
“where in this world” has lulled be to a blissful sleep on many occasions.
the music video is also pretty stellar.