Radiohead & Hans Zimmer Release “Blue Planet II” Collaboration

first_imgRadiohead and legendary film composer Hans Zimmer have teamed up to score the soundtrack for the BBC’s natural history series Blue Planet II. The collaboration, which they call “(ocean) bloom,” is a reinvention of Radiohead’s 2011 King Of Limbs “Bloom.” Today, the track reveals itself in a five-minute prequel to the Blue Planet II series. The track, featuring new vocals by Thom Yorke, was inspired by the sounds of the sea, and recorded by the BBC Concert Orchestra. Radiohead’s original “‘Bloom’ was inspired by the original Blue Planet series so it’s great to be able to come full circle with the song and reimagine it for this incredible landmark’s sequel,” explains Yorke in a recent press release.“It sort of seeped into my subconscious. I found myself dreaming of these creatures quite a lot,” Yorke explained in a BBC interview. “When we came to do all those weird recordings for The King of Limbs, it must have been in there. It started with Colin [Greenwood’s] bassline and ‘Open your mouth wide.’”Zimmer, who composed the scores for The Lion King, Gladiator, Pirates of the Caribbean, The Dark Knight Trilogy, Inception, Interstellar, and so many more added, “In a funny way, I was trying to be respectful and not ruin the song, if you know what I mean. If somebody hands you somebody else’s work, there’s responsibility and respect that comes with it.”James Honeyborne, executive producer of the documentary, said the collaboration is “an incredibly powerful companion to the scenes we’ve spent [four] years capturing.” The new series will once-again feature Sir David Attenborough as the narrator, and will include footage of newly discovered and never-before filmed creatures, including a new species of crab with a hairy chest – “nicknamed the ‘Hoff crab’” after Baywatch star David Hasselhoff.You can listen to the full, uninterrupted track here at the 51:22 mark. You should also watch Hans Zimmer and Thom Yorke’s “(ocean) bloom” in the new prequel to Blue Planet II below:last_img read more

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Queensland leads housing growth turnaround

first_img The rudest place names on earth How ho’meow’ners can avoid feline catastrophes One of the Big Four banks, the Commonwealth Bank, expected that the fall in housing starts was yet to run its course.“The drop in commencements is consistent with our view that the decline in dwelling investment has further to run. Our forecasts have dwelling investment bottoming out around the middle of this year.”It said the decline in building approvals was bottoming out, house prices were rising strongly since mid 2019, rates were “very low” and population growth was strong. “These factors support demand for housing,” the CBA Economics paper said. Where you should have bought 10 years ago FOLLOW SOPHIE FOSTER ON TWITTER South Australia was the only other state able to stay in positive territory (1.9 per cent), with major collapses across New South Wales (-19.5 per cent), the Northern Territory (-18.5 per cent), Western Australia (-14.8 per cent), Victoria (-9.7 per cent), Tasmania (-4.6 per cent, and the Australian Capital Territory (-3.1 per cent). Housing Industry Association senior economist. Geordan Murray said the figures were off a lower base compared to the other two big east coast markets (NSW and Victoria), but Queensland had turned the corner. 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The lag can be even longer for new apartments purchased off the plan.”Nationally, dwelling commencements in the September quarter fell 11.7 per cent over the June quarter and was down by 27.2 per cent compared with a year earlier. Construction activity has begun turning around in Brisbane when it comes to houses and apartments, defying falls in the south. Picture: Bruce Long.Queensland is defying massive falls among southern states to post the highest growth in housing starts in the country, latest data shows. Latest Australian Bureau of Statistics data showed Queensland defied a massive national fall of 11.7 per cent, with the Sunshine State posting growth of 3 per cent in the September 2019 quarter. Brisbane has begun the turnaround when it comes to housing commencements.“Queensland’s home building market has been underperforming over the last few quarters,” he said.“A big part of the fluctuation we’re seeing (down south) is being determined by variations in apartment market, The Brisbane apartment market peaked quite a bit earlier. Sydney and Melbourne are still in retreat whereas Brisbane and the southeast corner – including the Gold and Sunshine Coast markets – peaked several years ago and have reached the bottom of the cycle already, so we are seeing some modest improvements.”He said “some of the headwinds that the housing market faced over the last few years have dissipated”. 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