Salt of Your Skin

July 22, 2006 6:54 AM

sultry love number in the Phrygian mode, with oboe d'amore, pedal steel, and vibes

posted by kellykessler (10 comments total) 12 users marked this as a favorite

new here at mefi, so I put my toe in the water with this one
posted by kellykessler at 6:59 AM on July 22, 2006

beautiful... love the groove and the instrumentation...
posted by barmaljova at 7:28 AM on July 22, 2006

Sounds great! I'm guessing this is you... welcome!
posted by csimpkins at 7:48 AM on July 22, 2006

thanks! and yes, that's my album, csimpkins, but those aren't my arms on the cover, turns out.
posted by kellykessler at 11:15 AM on July 22, 2006

Great, great, great! I love the instrumentation and the recording is truly pro.
posted by persona non grata at 4:11 PM on July 22, 2006

You know, you really don't get enough oboe d'amore these days. Lovely to hear my favourite instrument in something other than Bach.
posted by dogsbody at 5:37 PM on July 22, 2006

This is such a striking song. I love it.

I'd also like to apologise that I think the words 'Oboe d'amore' are too funny not to comment on.
posted by Jofus at 4:39 AM on July 23, 2006

Reminds me of Leonard Cohen, A LOT!!
posted by wheelieman at 7:14 AM on July 25, 2006

Oboe d'amore is a gorgeous instrument *and* a funny name to boot (which I'm pretty sure comes from its Moorish roots and not from its love powers.)

Robbie Hunsinger played the d'amore on this track and she tells me she bought the instrument to play Bach. You can hear her do just that on broadcasts of Chicago Symphony Orchestra's "Christmas Oratorio."

Thanks for all the great response!
posted by kellykessler at 7:34 AM on July 25, 2006

Nicely put together, VG sound.
posted by Twang at 7:36 PM on July 30, 2006

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