Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Economist podcast music

The music used by The Economist newspaper to open and close a podcast is by the Penguin Cafe Orchestra, called Perpetuum Mobile. It's on several albums, one of which is Preludes Airs and Yodels (A Penguin Cafe primer).

Why post this? Because I couldn't find this information when searching the web and never got a response from the Economist when I wrote to ask them the answer. Many thanks to David MacKay for identifying the track.

37 comments:

Anonymous said...

You rock! Downloaded the album now.

Nice work.

Anonymous said...

Thanks a bunch. Couldn't find this anywhere.

Anonymous said...

THANK YOU! I can't tell you how many times I've entered a query such as this and gotten nothing!

Anonymous said...

THANK YOU! I googled it to find out and your blog popped up. Thanks a lot for looking into this and posting it so other people wont have to go on the same hunt to find out.

Darin said...

Thanks for the lead, I've been trying to find this music for quite some time.

I'm also finding the rest of your blog quite interesting as well.

J. Adams - East Texas said...

Absolutely awesome. I have been entranced by this music for months, but only now have I been able to identify it for myself. As already stated by others, my sincere thanks.

Anonymous said...

Hi! I just heard an Economist podcast and that music is beautiful, motivated me to get out of bed, get laptop and Google it. Nothing readily came up until I entered right combo of keywords and your blog came up. Thanks for sharing --E

Anonymous said...

Thanks for identifying the music!

Anonymous said...

Thank you!! Now I know the name of music.
I came here by google :)

jangelo said...

this is exactly the information I wanted! Thanks so much
Jennifer

Anonymous said...

thank you!

Anonymous said...

It reminded me of the music from the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy BBC radio plays.

Anonymous said...

Many thanks!!

Google + bloggers like you answer so many of my questions- I've been wondering about this song for a while.

Florian said...

This is yet another proof for the fact that blogs make the world a better place! Thank you so much for finding and publishing this info - now I can stop listening to those ten seconds over and over again... (my girlfriend already started questioning my sanity ;-> )

Florian

Kawika said...

Thanks for the research! Here's the link to the song in iTunes: Perpetuum Mobile.

Tom Fleming said...

Thank you so much for posting this! I downloaded the Album as well. I first heard this song several years ago, then heard it again on the Economist podcast and had to have it!

Thanks again!

Tom, New York City

Mikey said...

Thank you! I'm pretty sure I've heard this music elsewhere -- This American Life, perhaps?

Anonymous said...

thank you very very much
i am in love with this music

AT said...

Thanks for that! I, like those above, googled and found your post.

Greg H said...

I've been wondering what the name of this song is for years. I first heard it back in the 90s during an episode of Nova. Thanks for posting the information.

Jenny said...

Ah, the Internet wouldn't be the wonderful one-stop instantaneous gratification machine it is without wonderful people like you posting info like this! Grazie! Always thought the music was Economist's in-house podcast music, until I also heard it on This American Life. I've been looking for it for about, well, one second, thanks to you! --Jenny, Los Angeles

gadfly said...

YEEE HAAA like teh others I was always curious what that song was and i wasw desperate to find out... you've done a great service my friend

Anonymous said...

thanks :-)

Zach said...

I also heard it somewhere else recently...on a commercial maybe?

Zach said...

oh oh! it's on This American Life once and awhile.

Anonymous said...

I have been searching for this music since hearing it in PBS documentary about the World Trade Center. Thank you for identifying it. Absolutely magical!

MsPuraVida said...

Thanks mate ;)

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David said...

Thank you so so much!

Anonymous said...

thank you! it is on an episode of this american life entitled "tales from the net" and i've always wondered what the song was!

Anonymous said...

Thank you very much

Anonymous said...

Another big vote of thanks. I haven't downloaded the track yet but I assume we're all talking about the same mesmerizing piece of music. I was similarly driven crazy by the music in the trailer for the movie Sunshine (Clint Mansell, "Requiem for a Dream") and found a good place to look for this stuff is:
http://www.soundtrack.net/trailers/
Happy listening y'all!!!

Iain said...

Thank you. I heard that piece about 5 years ago and have always wondered what it is. Now, if I could only identify the similar piece from series 2 of the UK Apprentice :(

Tom Parkes said...

Thankyou my fellow economist.

Mark Celsor said...

Here's a great adaptation of that song by André F. Chocron: http://funkybrickbakery.com/2009/01/20/bars-tones-by-andre-f-chocron/

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Joseph Dakin said...

Brilliant, thanks for finding this!