Friday, 14 September 2007

Brian Eno's "An Ending (Ascent)"

I want to share with you a track - or rather a YouTube video that plays it - that is for me personally one of the most beautiful pieces of music and sounds I have ever heard in my life. I've heard this track played so many times on TV programmes, and yet never knew the name of it.

I heard this soundtrack once again on Channel 4, a British TV channel, on a commercial advertising an upcoming programme. So what did I do? I contacted the Channel 4 Help and Support site as I did earlier this year for another soundtrack, which you can listen to here (that one's called Sufjan Stevens Concerning the UFO Sighting Near Highland, another really beautiful piece of music).

So on Thursday, I received the answer to a years-long question, thanks to Channel 4! Then I found it where I would find it, on YouTube, and as I listened to and watched this, tears just poured from my eyes. It's so spiritual and … it just …

So here it is. The music is Brian Eno's An Ending (Ascent) from his 1983 album Apollo: Atmospheres and Soundtracks. And I hope you will like this music just like I do.


1 comment:

Lizbeth said...

Good for people to know.