Ask the Mountains (1995) – Vangelis


Ask the Mountains is a single by the Greek electronic composer Vangelis from the 1995 record Voices. According to Last FM.comEvangelos 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 WikipediaAsk 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

“The more I live, the more I learn. The more I learn, the more I realize, the less I know.”- Michel Legrand

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7 comments on “Ask the Mountains (1995) – Vangelis
  1. 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!

  2. Nadine says:

    Tingles, tingles, tingles, tingles… thanks for sharing this ❤︎
    It’s the stunning imagery, combined with the music, that makes it so divine.

  3. badfinger20 says:

    Ambient is correct…totally relaxing piece…The video imagery is perfect.

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