I’ve heard that this is some ancient algerian poem set to music, and I’ve heard that it’s just Lisa Gerrard singing random noises. I don’t know which version is true, although I rather think there’s something a little more profound sounding about it being ancient Algerian. Whatever the case may be, it is entitled Sanvean, and is heartbreaking. I am listening to sad music right now. I’m not sad, I’m just listening to sad. This is epic. It’s so moving.
Sanvean means “I am Your Shadow” in some other language, apparently.