I’m pretty sure Ne Nehledej, which is said to mean “Stop Searching”, is in the Czech language, because Iva Bittová is Czech. I don’t know that much about her and frankly this Song of the Day mostly exists to highlight remarkable video, but Ne Nehledej is a nice song and Bittová is a great entertainer while also being out there on the edge. She sings and plays violin, and is as much performance art as music. But (unlike some performance artists) this performance is all about music.
It’s a bit confusing, because this song appears on Bittová’s eponymous first album from 1986, but then there’s another 1994 album with that title, which in that listing is translated as “No, Do Not Seek”. One gathers perhaps that it’s a signature song for her?
Credits go to Lauren for this suggestion; I’d never run across Ms Bittová till she pointed her out.
Links · Amazon, iTunes (you have to buy the whole album), Spotify. Now, here’s that video of a live performance. I strongly recommend that you go hide somewhere for six minutes and pay attention.