Imperial Starfleet Deployed to the City in the Little Fluffly Cloudscape Above

iTunes, how i love thee.

Did a search for “clouds” and instantaneously got back:

Cloudscape – Philip Glass – Koyaanisqatsi 
Imperial Starfleet Deployed/City in the Clouds – John Williams /London Symphony Orchestra – Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back
Little Fluffy Clouds – The Orb
Take Me To The Clouds Above – Lmc Vs U2

I have to say, it was certainly one of those most interesting 23 minutes of music I’ve ever listened to.

(Oh, and the visualizer roxdabox)

Comments (18)

  1. damien morton says:

    Little fluffy clouds is by The Orb. Orbital is different.

    How I loved that song… it packed dance floors and made people smile…

    »What were the skies like when you were young?«

    "They went on forever – they

    When I -we lived in Arizona,

    And the skies always had these

    Little fluffy clouds in ’em,

    And they were long, clear, and

    There were lots of stars, at night.

    And when it would rain, they would all turn –

    They were beautiful, the most beautiful skies

    As a matter of fact.

    Um, the sunsets were purple and red and yellow

    And on fire,

    And the clouds would catch the colors everywhere.

    That’s uh, neat cause I used to

    Look at them all the time,

    When I was little.

    You don’t see that

    You might still see it in the desert."

    — Rikki Lee Jones

  2. Whoops. My fingers were typing ahead of my brain. Fixed now 🙂

  3. Ben says:

    I love Itunes too! It is much better than Windows Media Player.

  4. Yeah: Just wish Quicktime and the windows media frameworks worked together. I hate how WMP doesn’t play Quicktime files and how iTunes doesn’t play WMA files.


  5. blah says:

    I’m a bit disappointed. I installed iTunes cause I expected to find the mentioned songs – only the Star Wars and Cloudscape songs are found. I suppose they have several servers and if you live in X you can’t get Y.

  6. Merak says:

    Wow..Koyaanisqatsi !

    Definitely an acquired taste, but once you’ve watched the film (no actors or dialog..the "script" is defined with time-lapse photography, etc) the music is very enjoyable….(heh, take that to mean whatever you like 😉 )

    I haven’t lilstened to that for ages..must root that out, along with the soundtrack to the second in the trilogy, Powaqqatsi.

    Cyrus, if you get the chance, and you liked Cloudscape, get your hands on Powaqqatsi…oh and whilst you’re at it, Mishima.

    Those are pretty well the defining pieces for Philip Glass (for me anyway)

  7. Koyaanisqatsi is _amazing_

    I was planning on getting the rest, but i need to stop sending my paychecks to the internet. 🙂

  8. The male voice asking the question at the beginning of LFC is Levar Burton, of Star Trek:TNG fame…

  9. Seriously??? That’s Geordi?? What was the context??

  10. From

    "The single appeared in November 1990, sparking the wrath of the sampled Rickie Lee Jones, whose dialogue with Levar Burton — from the PBS-TV children’s program Reading Rainbow — was sampled for the chorus and title of the track; Big Life later settled out of court for an undisclosed sum."

  11. PaoloM: OH wow… that’s awesome. Everyone in our office loves you now for telling us that!!

  12. How do you know my nick is PaoloM? 🙂

  13. I just automatically do that with people.

    CyrusN, BillG, MotherT…

    A pattern is beginning to emerge! (MaxM)

  14. Merak says:

    Levar Burton (Geordie) was also in the video to Word Up by Cameo !

    I nearly spat my coffee out when I saw that video and recognised him 🙂

  15. Merak: That’s funny, I normally spit out my coffee because it’s crap here 🙂

  16. Matt says:

    Does anyone know…

    1.. What episode of reading rainbow this interview took place on?

    2.. Where I can get hold of a copy

    WOW the possibilties are endless