Right, I don’t care if you hate this song our not. If you do, just turn the sound off and put the video on full screen anyway, because the video flies over some spectacular geology and it’s well worth seeing just for that.
I quite like Magna Canta. I’m something of a sucker for that electronica/Benedictine/like Enigma only better sort o’ thing. This song hasn’t got a video with lots of delicious geology, but it’s one of their best songs, so why the hell not?
Some of you lot are going to accuse me of hating on Enigma, aren’t you? Sigh. I love Enigma, actually, I just happen to love Magna Canta slightly more. Still, Magna Canta hasn’t got this song. The official video’s kind of silly, but the sound’s good, so here it is.
I love that traditional Taiwanese song woven through the whole thing. There’s a whole saga behind that, which you can find here, and here’s the song known variously as the “Jubilant Drinking Song,” “Elders’ Drinking Song,” and “Weeding and Paddyfield Song No. 1.”
Suppose that’s enough music for one Sunday, then. Enjoy!