As I have always said, I tend to listen to a lot of music when I am working. This happens more when I am editing photos, than when I am writing. Also, the kind of music I listen to varies when I am writing, compared to when I am editing.
Now, it will be some time before I bring you to my part of the world – South Asia, and the rest of Asia. We have some really wonderful music here, and it is worth listening to.
However, I have been discovering some really interesting music from Europe, and this in itself may take a few weeks for me to take you through.
This below, is a group called Heilung. Heiling means “Healing” in German, and I am copying some text from a Wiki, for you to read. They are one of the most exciting groups I discovered recently, and their music is tribal, primal. It comes from the depths.
“Heilung is sounds from the northern european iron age and viking period. We used everything from running water, human bones, reconstructed swords and shields up to ancient frame drums and bronze rings in the songs.
The lyrics contain original texts from rune stones and preserved spear shafts, amulets and other artifacts. Furthermore poems, which either deal with historical events or are translations/ interpretations of the originals.
Every attempt to link the music to modern political or religious points are pointless, since Heilung tries to connect the listener to the time before Christianity and its political offsprings raped and burned itself into the northern european mentality.
Heilung means healing in german and describes the core of the sound. It is supposed to leave the listener eased and relaxed after a sometimes turbulent musical journey.”
It is truly stunning.
Here they are