Decided I’d upload another mix on 8tracks.com. This one is called Toska. It’s from that list of 20 untranslatable words. It’s Russian.
Vladmir Nabokov describes it best: “No single word in English renders all the shades of toska. At its deepest and most painful, it is a sensation of great spiritual anguish, often without any specific cause. At less morbid levels it is a dull ache of the soul, a longing with nothing to long for, a sick pining, a vague restlessness, mental throes, yearning. In particular cases it may be the desire for somebody of something specific, nostalgia, love-sickness. At the lowest level it grades into ennui, boredom.”
Feat. tracks by:
How To Destroy Angels
HORSE the band
Nine Inch Nails
Let me know what you think of the mix and join and add your own mixes!