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album art Everything is Illuminated (Everyone was Eliminated)
by Didier and ddball


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Released: Mar 18, 2007 | 2:03 AM
Category: Pop
Application: Logic Express
Loop Use: Some loops

File Type: .mp3
File Size: 9.89 MB

Plays: 8694
Downloads: 28
Weekly Plays: 6
Weekly Downloads: 0
Statistic reset day: Sunday

License: Derivative works allowed on iCompositions only; contact artist for permission
Hi everyone,

After another long period away I'm here again with that new song. This one is inspired by a movie that really impressed me. The movie title is "Everything is Illuminated" by Liev Schreiber with Elijah Wood. I've seen this movie 5 times in a raw and waooooooo. Here is a link to the official site: http://wip.warnerbros.com/everythingisilluminated/
Hope you'll be lucky enough to see the movie.
So, I decided to make a song with all those images and emotions this movie given me. But it was very hard to express all those with my poor little English. So I invited David to collaborate on this project. And without is genius way of writing this song would not have been done. Just imagine that at this time (about 3 months ago) David did not know a thing about the movie and although he wrote lyrics as if he knew the whole story. He wrote exactly what I was feeling. Then it took me long to achieve the music. First I did something to "cliché" so I let it down and restart another music. I submitted it to David to have his point of view. Considering his advices I built another version wich is more simple. So thanks, thanks and thanks to David. Hope you'll find it interesting.

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Excellent tribute to a beautiful movie. Very excellent. That touch me....
Nothing else to say. I'm deeply impressed.
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Been meaning to watch this movie. Will have to see it now. David's writing/lyrics are a perfect match for your sound Didier. As it should be this is a timeless piece with a classical slant. Sounded especially good on the headphones. Vocals ascend to another level Didier. Many of us shout into our microphones but you are a real singer!
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Great stuff. I'd like to get DD to write something for me. I'm pretty impressed.

The music blows me away. Kind of like Danny Elfman and Freddy Mercury got together with a band of Eastern Bloc gypsies (and that's a good thing!)
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Great, great lyrics!! Cool orchestration! Great job guys!
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10 years ago
ddball Listener

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I kinda knew what Didier would do. I'd made some suggestions on Sun. It took me three hours from the time I got Didier's email to the time I finished these lyrics. I'd not heard of the movie or book, but wiki gave some insights. Also, I've relatives that underwent similar experiences in WW2. Didier has written three styles to this, any of which would knock off the socks of any who heard it. Spiritually, Didier is my more talented brother. Thank you for thinking of me, mate. smiley
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this is a great job! a lot enjoyed. Bravi Didier and David!
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10 years ago
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Well I wouldn't really call it pop...but it's soooo good!!!!

It sounds like something from perhaps Miss Saigon or The Hunchback of Notre Dame...Great lyrics, great orchestration...beautiful singing. I love it!

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10 years ago
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I am currently wondering whether to keep giving stars or not...I really don't know....but this deserves them!
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ddball Listener

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Stars are a personal thing Tobz. I don't give them, unless the piece is unrated or under rated. smiley

However, I thank everyone for their comments smiley
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This is so great! It is full of feelings. Everythings fits perfectly; lyrics, tune, sound, vocals, arrengement.. Superb!!!
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10 years ago
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Wow david this is fantastic song!!!!!!!
bravi very well done and very well enjoyed


oops didnt know didier was on it Kool


thx guys
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10 years ago
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Didier,great to have you back brother!
This is mindblowing.
DD you rock!
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ddball Listener

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I agree Jamo, Didier is a genius smiley

Yoh bro smiley Lol smiley

Glad to share, Collin smiley
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Great job. Indeed very cinematic
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I think Didier should talk to the movie's marketers too smiley
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This is a great congenius symbiosis where your talents are melting together. Very impressive.


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Awesome orchestration!
Marvelous Concept!
great work!
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Ahhh, this is so nice. Really like the theme of this track, excellent job guys!

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great intro- awesome harmonies- orchestral rock- reminds me of Queen- this is exceptional.

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Epic.

Thrilling.

A movie in and of itself.

So great to see you here again, what a comeback Didier. Wonderful collaboration guys.

et.
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10 years ago
Didier Artist

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Many thanks to you all. I see David is more loquacious than me. That's what I like. I have always appreciated his point of view and his very subtil sens of humour. Thanks again to you David. See ya.......
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10 years ago
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Amazing topic, amazing lyrics (dd you are great, no matter what your wife thinks), amazing music, amazing everything... close to perfect for my non-expert ears.

(Didier, say hello to Josee for me please, long time I haven't 'seen' her!)
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GORGEOUS!! INCREDIBLE!! A truly great collaboration, and you both should be proud!! Beautiful voacl harmonies, and a wonderful arrangement.
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The voice and the layers are stunning...wow!
This is a super collab by two super talented guys...very nice smiley

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This is simply stunning.
Love the instrumental track, and the vocals are sublime.
Wonderful lyrics, ddball.
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Awesome to see you back Didier! With a great tune too. Excellent lyrics ddball.
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Great indeed!!!!

Thx

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yes I've seen this movies...love those coke bottle glasses he wears....and yes you've definetly captured the mood. Well done. Very interesting.
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OMG! I usually start writing my comment before a tune finishes ... I've sat spellbound and transfixed through this grand epic of a song.

I'm not familiar with the movie and I will have to change that.

This piece is glorious, moody, brilliant, dark, shining, soulful, excellent, incredible ... just to name of few adjectives that come to mind. I love the transitions and changes in tone and feel. The bit that almost falls into an insane state is superb. Then it pulls itself up to soaring with the angels.

Beautiful orchestration. Beautiful harmonies. Beautiful production.

Utterly fantastic. Didier and dd, y'all have achieved sainthood in my heart. My, oh my, oh my.
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I can't say it any better than becwil, I share her feelings about this piece.
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amazing and beautiful,
inspiring and majestic
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Have to agree with becwil above this does sort of freeze you in place until its over. That says it all. Great music and lyrics.
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Thanks for the bouqets, folks. I really need them. If I felt I could consistently write this stuff, I would. It was just one of those things, conjunction of the moon and the right pizza topping smiley Tried writing something for Vap, but all that came out was "Oh why do I always have to do the ironing?"

The music, the quality, the singing .. that is the super talented Didier. He spent quality time before asking me, and he sweated over theming .. then producing then post producing .. I'm a little nervous about translating into French, lest it sound insulting, but I think he is a genius, with way too many hands. smiley
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Wow! That's all I can say. I think if you upped the bass in the instrumental part in the begining, it would be even more power-packed. Great job!!
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wow.....excellent!
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Dyl Artist

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Didier...toujours un plaisir de voir ton nom trainer dans le coin...mais le plaisir est avant tout musical. Je ne comprends toujours pas pourquoi tu n'es pas le roi du monde. Un mystere parmi d'autres. Merci and thank you dd...
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Great music and words!

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Great talents and skills combined to create a masterpiece.
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This is so good. I'll need to play it over and over again. Nice one guys! ---Dave
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ddball Listener

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I'm really glad you enjoyed this. I think the entire concept special, and I suspect, for Didier, that this is a great labor of love.
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It's simply unbelievable how high the level of compositions is here on iComp.
This piece is a work of art, in all respects.
D and D, fantastic work.
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:blush: Thank you for the compliment smiley

You are correct about icomps smiley It rocks.
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ddball Listener

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Dylan, I've worked out why Didi isn't king of the world smiley He doesn't want to be. smiley
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I like the staging and horn fanfare and the fantastic harmonies that follow. I like the way you take chances with your creativity...letting strange concepts breathe as you imagine them. Initially, this seems like a Broadway piece.

When the drums come back in, it's a very strange juxtaposition of styles, but it works...takes it from Broadway to outer space. Almost like an alien symphony, something exotic, then back to terrestrial modes.

Lyrics are stellar, DD. Singing is so smooth and beautifully delicate. Beyond complexity into alternate dimensions.

One critique...I don't think the drums work on the intro, maybe if the snare were taken off, leaving only the bass drum or a kettle drum?
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Glad you liked it Bab smiley I've been wanting to return the compliment for your brilliant work smiley
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great cinematic music... very emotional, and evolving... loved the vocals... keep up the great work! Svend smiley svend007.com
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Welcome back! .. Wow, this is fantastic .. So many colors!
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Ok, just one more Wow!!!
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lovely and touching
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Welcome Bebe smiley

Jayman, Wow is how I felt listening to Didier's premise smiley

Thank you Svende smiley
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really beautiful
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My enthusiasm for this is overwhelming. Mysti said it best.
David- excellent lyrics. But you knew that didn't you? smiley
Didier- weelcome back. It's been too long. Glad to see you coming back in grand fashion!
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i'd advise everyone to see the movie, i have it on dvd and have lent it to freinds who have all remarked on it's quality, great track folks, btw, SEE THE MOVIE!!! smiley
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Thank you Henna smiley

Julian, I knew. It will be a long time before I top it, if ever. I'd be satisfied if it eventuated that this was my greatest song.

Zallaz .. I will smiley
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Great Collaboration. Well done, stunningly produced and performed. DD, great singing and lyrics. Didier, Love that grinding pipe organ in the beginning. I did see this movie and it was riveting. Too bad the producers couldn't have hear this take before the movie was released.
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Peter, thanks. Um, the voice is Didier's smiley So is the music. The idea was his too. I only wrote the words, and those were inspired by the material smiley
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nice tune, keep it up
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ddball Listener

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Glad you liked it smiley

We intend to release another one day smiley
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My Godness!! This is incredable.

My God this is incredible. I started writing 2 seconds after I started listening to it.
each piece of the puzzle is worked out musically. And what music it is. There are composers with masters degrees in composition that wish they had 2% of what Im hearing. And what Im hearing is the composition but much more. Its the potential. that is what is so great. Such a high level awareness.
The vocal area still needs to be refined. Worked out. Its not quit as mature as the other sections. But this is normal. Welcome to the serious equations of composition.
There is a unique quality or stamp to your music. that is what makes it so au inspiring. Somewhere between Type O negative and the mature Beattles.Theres a section in here that you are singing with what sounds like bells. Then its bells and timpani. My God. This is just exquisite. The emotions it conveys takes me away the way a Debussy composition does. Your still young and have a lot to learn. Your not their yet. You remind me of the young Schubert. With a few more years he would have been as good as Beethoven.

I now have a Didier folder on my Itunes. I going to listen to lot , lot more of your music. I think it is exciting. I am very happy for you. Didier, Give yourself a star for just showing up. 80% of the world will never do anything with there lives. You are showing what can be done with courage and determination. I am proud of you Boy!!.

Tell me. Are you happy. You sound like your really happy and excited about life. I can here it in the music. It think its wonderful. And when you get old What a wonderful tale you can tell your Grand children about the wonderful and exciting life you have led. And you will have all of this glorious music to let them listen to.

I write to much.

Your Friend OMNICELL
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Omni, I feel like a proud parent. smiley

We are haveing another, soon. Not the same, but .. smiley
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Im back again to say that I new about didiers song. But for some reason I had forgotten that you wrote the lyrics. Wow. This is great. I already have this down loaded. I just for some reason didn't put both of you together. Wow. Your both is incredible....!!!





OMNI
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this is just weird stuff...epic, operatic, modern, classical, defies all classification. my only criticism is that this is NOT pop!!! this is so much more!!!
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Welcome to Ball's house of weird. smiley

Careful of Didi on the way through, he's yodelling to keep his chords flexible smiley

You won't need a flashlight, because .. smiley
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Fantastic, very interesting, powerful, deep track. Great stuff!

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Awesome composition. Excellent production.
This is amazing very powerfull.
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10 years ago
ddball Listener

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Didier has the right stuff smiley
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Yes he does!
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Very poetic, ddball! i mean this in the best possible way.

Didier, i love the expansive backdrop and your wonderful vox. And my, what big harmonies you have!
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We aren't worthy smiley
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this is really a great composition didier!!
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ddball Listener

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I agree. I look forward to the next smiley
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Just found this... I don't have anything to add to what's already been said in previous comments, except that this is a wonderful piece of music and I'm so glad I found it tonight smiley Thanks guys! Nothing short of illuminating and brilliant.
~Justin
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9 years ago
ddball Listener

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It's Didier, and it has his magic. smiley
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Wow... where to put this? It needs a stage... The feel reminds me of a Dead Can Dance piece... epic. Excellent show!
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