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Released: Mar 25, 2007 | 11:09 PM
Category: World
Application: GarageBand
Loop Use: Some loops

File Type: .mp3
File Size: 3.89 MB

Plays: 1576
Downloads: 8
Weekly Plays: 2
Weekly Downloads: 0
Statistic reset day: Sunday

License: No derivative works allowed
From "Songs for Genji." Born to a low-level intimate or mistress of the emperor, Genji immediately startles the nobility of Kyoto with his nearly supernatural physical beauty. He is christened Hikaru no Kimi, “shining prince,” and as he grows older, the excellence he demonstrates in every single endeavor —poetry, music, art, dancing… everything— appears to justify the appellation. Though even men are moved by his almost divine elegance, women are simply overcome by it, and this fact leads to his engaging in many, many affairs.

I've deliberately gone for a sound that is less medieval Japanese for this track, to hint at the otherworldliness of Genji's beauty.

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etgilles Artist

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Beautiful.

Love the rhythms and song structure.

Elegant and energetic.

et.
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pharmakeus Artist

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beautiful work as always, David. And I do so enjoy the blurbs you write. smiley
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JimTheObscure Artist

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Wow..this is great stuff. Have you spent a lot of time listening to traditional music from the far east or does it simply just flow from you in a mystical fashion?
I would be interested in how you create some of your sounds if you have the time..
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RiGee Artist

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You succeeded with your ambitions. With the flute melody and the synth in the background you are going to the edge... smiley

Cheers bro, RG
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10 years ago
RAMZAR Artist

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Wonderful work David, I'm with ET "Elegant and energetic"


smiley Cesare
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10 years ago
DavidBowles Artist

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gossamertread (awesome handle, btw)— I actually do spend a lot of time listening to traditional Japanese songs, and when doing a project like this, I immerse myself in Eastern music before beginning to compose. I particularly recommend "Gagaku & Beyond," which can be purchased on-line pretty easily. Gagaku is Japanese imperial court music from the Middle Ages. I also listen to a lot of Noh music (that accompanies the Noh plays) and other Japanese/Chinese music from the last five hundred years or so.
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LaFayette Artist

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I like these extreme-oriental melodies. Your appropriation of the style is outstanding.
Great job David.

- Lafayette
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Brilliant. Starry. The panning of the beat adds much energy. ...I'm swooning.
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10 years ago
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Rofl!
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afterfx Artist

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I totally dig your stuff. I'm going to the library to look for Eastern music. Time to expand the mind. Thanks for the nudge.
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DiandAl Artist

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We're new here...nice to "meet" you. We're checking out the klay of the land here and clicking onto composers at random, rather by genre...gets a little more interesting that way!

Wow...this is super. I did some contemporary Japanese with western influence pieces for a college film a couple of years back...had a lot of fun with it.

Di and I really enjoyed this...sure are glad we clicked onto it! Best of everything...

Al & Di
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Nice Eastern feel- good flow
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Very very nice indeed. Creative!! Wayne
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