Monday, April 21, 2008

Just great music - "Tane Mahuta" - The Ruby Suns


I really like this song, it's sunny and has great rhythms, a slightly woozy trumpet, indecipherable lyrics, builds up to a good crescendo and then buggers off before the three minute mark.
If any of you 'Spillers can tell me what genre it belongs to, there'll be a fun prize winging its way to your inbox! 

7 comments:

saneshane said...

EXCENTRIEK is my new favourite genre...think this fits

(yes I've been listening to the 78s from TonNLs link..and goind ond a tour of Dutch record labels as a result)

Blimpy said...

That's a great name for a genre, did you make that up yourself?

Those 78s were cool.

saneshane said...

No Blimpy.. jazz and excentriek. is the listings on the Dutch 78s site..I just thought it described a large portion of my collection (the excentriek bit not the jazz, novice there)
With the Dutch spelling it would look great in graphics too..
spill excentriek could be a whole movement!!!

Blimpy said...

The dutch spelling is excellent.

Maybe we should do a whole playlist of "Excentrax" of excentriek musiek?!

steenbeck said...

Great song, killer video. I Wiki-ed them and it says they're from New Zealand. Are they not singing entirely in English?

Blimpe Mahuta said...

I have no idea, I'm watching the album on ebay, and hopefully I'll be able to get it for a couple of quid!

nilpferd said...

pacific eco pop, perhaps..
Tane Mahuta is the Maori god of forests and trees. The other few words of the song are also Maori.

http://www.nzetc.org/tm/scholarly/tei-Pom01Lege-t1-body-d2.html

I used to go jogging in the bit of forest that gets zoomed into in the video... didn't see anyone in animal costumes eloping with babies, though...