Ask the Mountains is a single by the Greek electronic composer Vangelis from the 1995 record Voices. According to Last FM.com – Evangelos Odysseas Papathanassiou (born 29 March 1943 in Volos,Greece), known professionally as Vangelis, is a Greek composer of electronic, progressive, ambient, jazz, and orchestral music. He is best known for his Academy Award-winning score for the film Chariots of Fire, composing scores for the films such as Blade Runner and the use of his music in the PBS documentary Cosmos: A Personal Voyage by Carl Sagan.
Paraphrased from Wikipedia – Ask the Mountains was sung by Stina Nordenstam and reached No 77 in the UK singles chart, but peaked higher in other European countries namely Austria (No 6) and Germany (24). The music was used in the soundtrack for the 1998 documentary Deep Sea, Deep Secrets which was coproduced by the Discovery channel.
Ask the Mountains is relaxing ambient (world) music; a genre I rarely listen to these days. I have no idea how it ended up in my library, but I like listening to it on the odd occasion.
Ask the mountains
Springs and fountains
Why couldn’t this go on?
Couldn’t our happiness go on?
Ask the sun that lightens up the sky
When the night gives in, to tell you why
Ask the mountains
Wild woods, highlands
Ask the green in the woods and the trees
The cold breeze coming in from the sea
I always have thought that Vangelis was one step ahead of Enya. Neither feature particular high on my list, although Evangelos Odysseas Papathanassiou has the upper hand. Great photography on the video!
Remember I forewarned you last week that an Enya song was coming on Thursday. Well I mistakenly thought this song was Enya until I looked into it. I admit I haven’t heard much from Vangelis. Yes, the photography is lovely. Thanks for popping in Bruce!
I’m almost disappointed! (No I’m not!)
Tingles, tingles, tingles, tingles… thanks for sharing this ❤︎
It’s the stunning imagery, combined with the music, that makes it so divine.
Her quaint and delicate voice give me the tingles. It is nice with all those things combined. Thanks Nadine so much for commenting!
Ambient is correct…totally relaxing piece…The video imagery is perfect.
It’s one of the few audio recordings where I think the piece is enhanced by the visual backdrop. Glad you liked it Max!