28: “Way Up” by Gustavo A Santaolalla

Santaolalla. Santaolalla. Santaolalla.Gustavo A. Santaolalla is an interesting figure in both South and North American music (worth the Wikipedia read).  I recently discovered his 1998 recording entitled Ronroco in which Santaolalla created an ethereal sound that includes traditional stringed instruments from his Argentine homeland, mixed with the varied musical styles he’s used throughout his career.

He’s done quite a bit of soundtrack work for films including Motorcycle Diaries and 21 Grams, in addition to a few I’ve never heard of.

The track I’d like to share from Ronroco is “Way Up” and it sounds like just that…  like music that was conceived on a mountaintop.  Take a listen and see if you don’t hear it yourself.

This is chillin’ music.  To be enjoyed while:
-in a hot bath
-makin’ sweet love
-falling asleep
-pondering the mystery of existence itself
or
-eating cheese

There may be other applications, but these alone are sanctioned by the author.

Enjoy, whilst doing something listed above.

Song: Way Up
Artist: Gustavo A. Santaolalla
Album: Ronroco
Label: Nonesuch Records
Buy from: Amazon | iTunes

Listen to another track from Ronroco, “Iguazu” on YouTube: