Songs are sung. And then there is also chant, which seems pretty rare outside Rap and Hip-Hop.
I think one of the most known artists for chant is Anne Clark (e.g. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GxJ-ku3WUG8), but questioned myself if this is all. So I was browsing through my music collection and got the following:
First of all, most I found are German artists:
The Inchtabokatables - In Die Raghandi
Icke und Er – Der Untergang
In Extremo – Unter dem Meer. Ok, chorus is sung, but all other is chant.
Then, one of my favourite discoveries:
Public Service Broadcasting – The Other Side
Noir Desir – L’Europe
and a little more between chant and classical songs.
Chumbawamba – Big Mouth Strikes Again
Is there more out in the world?
Nitzer Ebb, with the apt title of join in the chant …
Alice Coltrane has an extensive body of work exploring the devotional Sanskrit chants.
I suspect these might fall outside what was expected:
on Edgar Broughton’s Out Demons Out
, on the ‘best of, album of the same name.
And, coincidentally from the same year (1970) this:
Come to the Sabbatt by Black Widow, from the rather good Sacrifice album.
Well, I think it is about more to speak than to sing while Instrumente are still used to make… hmmm… music. As opposed to singer-songwriter that just use their acoustic guitar to provide some background noise for their story-telling.
Well much as I like PSB this is what chant means to me.
@Camphuw, that was not what I had in mind. It looks like different understanding caused by translation - but still have not a better one.
Further digging revealed this on my NAS:
Krishna Das does the Kirtan style of yogic chanting, which is very nice.
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