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album art Ramayana: Rakshasi Love (Surpanakha's Lament)
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Released: Jan 13, 2006 | 4:18 PM
Category: World
Application: GarageBand
Loop Use: No loops

File Type: .mp3 [use AAC]
File Size: 4.24 MB

Plays: 2695
Downloads: 15
Weekly Plays: 0
Weekly Downloads: 0
Statistic reset day: Friday

License: Derivative works allowed on iCompositions only; contact artist for permission
Another piece inspired by the Hindu epic Ramayana. A rakshasi is a (hideous-looking) female demon— Surpanakha is the sister of the demon king Ravana. She falls in love with Rama, the incarnation of the god Vishnu, but he rejects her (pointing out he's married) and jokingly recommends his brother, Lakshmana (who mockingly rebuffs her). When Surpanakha angrily attack's Rama's wife, Lakshmana cuts off the rakshasi's nose; the demonness slinks off to her brother, ready to start a war.

For more, see my blog entry about the song.

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j0j0 Artist

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cool tune- I'm listening while working- thx
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12 years ago
katchoolik Artist

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Hey David,
I really like the atmosphere you have created here. The rythms are
enchanting and the instruments are very well placed.
I could hear some slide guitar licks over some sections.
This is a good tune.

Cheers
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12 years ago
Matt Granz Artist

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David, you are genius! Great track again! I love the ambience and the primal mood set by the drumms. Great headphone track too! If you want Katchoolik's idea of slide guitar, I can do some and send them your way. I hear it too.

~Matt
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12 years ago
DavidBowles Artist

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Sounds like an awesome idea, Matt. Go for it!
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12 years ago
AnnamariaHB Artist

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Quite interesting (I read the Ramayana too) and... makes me "hum" trying to capture the melody in Indian style!
It gave me a good time.
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12 years ago
DavidBowles Artist

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!!! :crosses fingers and hopes annamaria is inspired to do vocal acrobatics on one of his tunes:
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12 years ago
RiGee Artist

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I must have been very busy that day because I didn´t take notice of any track posted on ths day..anyway you know about what my comment will be..we´re wiling to create and experiment with the worlds different apparances..I `m reading in the the Bhagavad Gita from time to time, I´m interested in the Thibetian Buddhisme and all these things we don´t have a material grip on..I love world music …
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12 years ago
DavidBowles Artist

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Danke, Richard! My mentality is quite similar to yours.
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12 years ago
becwil Moderator

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Glad to have found you -- it can take a while here in iComp, I listen to an artist I like and then check their favs and their favs and so on -- long roads away from the path I began. Now I've come upon you. Sort of like life, huh.

Love the world you explore. Will be back for more.
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12 years ago
DavidBowles Artist

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Thank you!
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grathy Artist

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Loving your subs........
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11 years ago
padowan_learner Artist

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Remember that cartoon dog? That one that would jump up and down for a treat, and then when he got it, he'd jump up and hang in the air a bit, then float, gently swaying, back to earth, with an expression of utter nirvanic delight on his face?...

...That pretty much describes me right now. smiley Thanks for another amazing musical treat.
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