21 songs for female hysteria

posted by backtoreal on 07-01 -2011

Screams, cries, screeches, shrieks, howls, murmurs, grumbles, groans, whispers, whimpers… If not an awfully eclectic music paste taste or the concern of satisfying French, English, Turkish speaking entourage, these sounds are the main reason for these songs to gather in a podcast. This unusually long compilation opens with melo–hysterical mood where cries, screams of a mild hysteria already start to get heard. An Azerbaijani singer increases the tempo with jazzy tunes. Up with the tempo PJ’s uncanny whispers dissolve into Yoko’s groans and Jane brings them to a pseudo-orgasmic level. Chilled out with some Italian, some Swiss ladies bring uncanniness back with an unexpected cover. Then once again you are soothed. This time by the gentle voice of an insensitive murderer. Real hysteria arrives with Turkish “shut-ups” and obsession with the loved one peaks with mantra-like repetitions: again, once more again, new again, again and again. The podcast closes with three totally inappropriate prayers to God where one asks for a bodily redesign the other prays for seven husbands. All these women, some of whom you wouldn’t like to be the husbands of, some of whom you wouldn’t like to be children of and some of whom you wouldn’t prefer to be the lovers of, are in a way lovesick so we heart them.

Picture Credit: Mediawiki, Pelvic douche: Water massage as a treatment for hysteria c. 1860.


You made me the thief of your heart – Sinead O’Connor
Precious things – Tori Amos
Golden star – My Brightest Diamond
Apres Moi – Regina Spektor
Take Five – Aziza Mustafa Zadeh
Jessicock – La Patere Rose
Down by the water – PJ Harvey
Kiss kiss kiss – Yoko Ono
Rouge rouge – Christie Laume
Le temps du tempo – France Gall
Je t’aime moi non plus – Jane Birkin
Ancora – Mina
Wicked game – Les Reines Prochaines
Moving – Kate Bush
How insensitive – Claudine Longet
Sus – Nil Burak
Seni seviyorum – Zerrin Özer
Yeniden sev – Nilüfer
Feryat – Emel Sayın
Tanrım beni baştan yarat – Gönül Akkor
Yalnız kullar – Sezen Aksu

download the Enhanced Podcast file (82:26 mins., 78 MB)