Hollow Talk is best known as the theme tune to scandi-noir crime thriller The Bridge, chosen for its sparse brooding texture with light moments that work well with the Nordic Noir tone. For me this tune can do more for the late night journey. This is the some to watch streetlights passing by and recognising what is happening in the nocturnal world around you.

Hollow Talk is about seeing, watching, hearing things you never notice about what happens at the time of night you never really experience. As the amber glow of the streetlights flickers on and off the window of the car or train you are in, or perhaps you’re walking down the street you there’s intermittent light and dark bits on the path, this is the anthem for this journey of light moments and dark moment.

Then bam that instrumental section hits with choral las and nordic violin and you are being transported towards the dawn as the natural lights feels that tis fighting to rise. This one is for the late nate to morning revellers and journey, use it wisely and see the nocturnal world in a different artificial light. This is for the last leg of the journey the pulling up to your house moment, the walk down your street from the station.

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About the Curator: Sam Murray

Sam Murray - Musicto Curator

Sam Murray is a liability when it come to music, he harbours a secret passion for cheese but most of all actually believe the Eurovision Song Contest has good songs, and that if he played them to you without knowing it was from the contest, you would love it too!

It is said if you cut Sam open out will fall a punch card for a music box and a drum for a heart powered by every step he takes. He is a professional clarinetist and plays in several bands in a variety of style. He also holds a Masters Degree in Popular Music, so you would hope he knows his stuff, and is currently working towards a Popular Music PhD exploring the music scene in Portland Oregon.

Sam holds three fundamental truths in life:

  1. Everyone can make music
  2. Music is best made when answering questions and solving problems
  3. There is no such thing as a ‘guilty pleasure’, own your dark music secrets!!

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