Going through my stash of old tracks we’ve previously played on 6 Music Introducing, I came across this mysterious piece by the Portugese musician Joao Cabrita as part of his O Atlas project. The words are by the Welsh poet Kelvin Hayes, but delivered by Joao himself in this strange and slightly otherworldly performance, which he then set to music. I’d fogotten how much I love this track.
Being on holiday this week, my wife treated me to breakfast at our local Carluccios and I left my iPhone 4 on the next table, shooting video through the restaurant window. Looking through the footage back home, it suddenly occurred to me to try “Where I’m Calling From” as a soundtrack. After desaturating the picture in iMovie ’11 and putting in these long ghostly cross dissolves, it fitted quite well.
We first played the track in August 2008 and you can still hear the full length version on the O Atlas MySpace page.