Erik Satie – Gnossienne no. 5

28 Nov

Last september dubstep artist James Blake made a mix for BBC’s Essential Mix. The mix didn’t contain a lot of dubstep, but as he said himself ‘most of it is music I listened to in the last year’. That was definitely a good choice and the result is a nice mix with great variety.

The opening song is probably the most unusual. It’s a solo piano song composed by Erik Satie: Gnossienne no. 5. The surprise of hearing this as the first song and the calmness that it spreads, did their work. It’s a beautiful, simple composition. It’s funny to hear that a song composed in 1889(!) still has influence on today’s artists.

No more words, just listen.

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