Mystery dreamy music
February 27, 2011 6:17 AM   Subscribe

Do you recognise the song playing in the background of this radio trailer?

It's a BBC Radio 4 trailer for World Book Night, and in quite heavy rotation at the moment. But what is that dreamy song?
posted by sleepcrime to Media & Arts (5 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
 
I don't recognise the song specifically, but it sounds as though it could be by Sigur Ros.
posted by *becca* at 6:52 AM on February 27, 2011


It's not any Sigur Ros I'm familiar with. I'm just going to guess too though. Explosions In The Sky...
posted by pwb503 at 8:48 AM on February 27, 2011


You know, I've produced radio programs similar to that one, and one of the most common questions we got from our audience was, "What was that bit of music you played...?" I would keep the details in a stock email which I sent to anyone who asked. So, email the program. The producer will know. (Although, some of the BBC's themes and interstitial music are written by composers-in-residence, so it may or may not be a song that's available to the general public).
posted by embrangled at 9:41 AM on February 27, 2011 [2 favorites]


My guess it's something by Godspeed You Black Emperor. No idea which piece, though - not enough there to tell.
posted by jbickers at 11:06 AM on February 27, 2011


Although it's difficult to hear with Beowulf talking over it, it's definitely not Godspeed or Sigur Rós. I suggest asking the folks over at afterthepostrock.com—they have a thread for song identifications.
posted by Houyhnhnm at 1:44 PM on February 27, 2011


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