Songs for Insomniacs 3: “Ach heile mich” by Cassiber

The German experimental group Cassiber recorded three improvised versions of “O Cure Me,” based on a J. S. Bach recitative ending with the lines “My soul is anxious and fearful with terror; Ah, Lord, why so long?” This is the sparsest version, best for late night listeners. Massimo Ricci characterizes the song nicely:

… a hallucinating circus beginning with Anders chuckling and talking over a chaotic parallelism of volatile harmonies. [Saxophonist] Harth hopelessly tries to restore some balance with more linear (…) phrasings, only to get overwhelmed and blasted out by the…



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Steven Hale

Music: Discovering the lost and forgotten. Politics: Exposing injustice. Screenwriting: Emotional storytelling.