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In Echo of Emptiness


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Mystified

 Genre: A Cappella

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Every now and then, music fills the emptiness that words cannot.
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Uploaded: Feb 03, 2006 - 09:29:37 AM
Last Updated: Jan 24, 2010 - 08:03:30 PM Last Played: Apr 06, 2017 - 10:21:25 AM
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Hardware:
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Software:
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Comments
t-bone said 4252 days ago (February 3rd, 2006)
choir of angels
a little spiritual cleansing before the weekend, thanks mystified...............t
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Mystified said 4252 days ago (February 3rd, 2006)
choir of angels
thanks, t, for stopping by.
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Tom Atwood said 4252 days ago (February 3rd, 2006)
Cavernous sadness
What do you get when you put six Mystifieds under a Moon Dome?

Wish I could do this. Imagine how odd it would sound? But you have
the pipes to pull it off. A very lovely, sad, "emptiness."

Beautiful.

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Mystified said 4252 days ago (February 3rd, 2006)
Cavernous sadness
I dunno, Tom....maybe you could do something similar?
Just record a few tracks of your voice (in your own range ;)
and send them over. I'll do the mixing--
mwhahahahaha!

Thanks for your comments here, and for all your support.
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drakonis said 4252 days ago (February 3rd, 2006)
ethereal echoes
captivating choruses of bittersweet Myst, wind their way up through the
forested canyon, and slowly evaporate into space.
ttfn,
Drakonis
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Mystified said 4252 days ago (February 3rd, 2006)
ethereal echoes
...hopefully such bittersweet mists are not harmful to dragons?

Thanks for the listen and the comments, drak!
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RickW said 4252 days ago (February 3rd, 2006)
Beautiful as always
Need I say more?


God bless,

Rick

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Mystified said 4252 days ago (February 3rd, 2006)
Beautiful as always
Thanks for listening, Rick. I appreciat your comments here.
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Alannah said 4252 days ago (February 3rd, 2006)
In Awe ....
I am always in awe with your vocal layerings ..... artwork aside ... this one had the feel of the mists rising off the mountains in the early morning as the sun comes up.
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Mystified said 4252 days ago (February 3rd, 2006)
In Awe ....

What a lovely image you've described in your comments.
Thank you, Alannah.

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springclock said 4252 days ago (February 3rd, 2006)
beauty
This is very angelic and peaceful and wonderfully recorded. The
production is top notch and the piece is very moving. Your photo
here is very fitting. Nice work....keep it up....this would be perfect
for a film score....
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Mystified said 4252 days ago (February 3rd, 2006)
beauty
thank you, springclock.
Thank you so much for such lovely comments!
I've long been a 'fan' of film soundtracks--I like to play them while writing or working on visual art--so I probably reflect that in much of my music.

Thanks again for your comments here.

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scottjan said 4252 days ago (February 3rd, 2006)
Sweet
Sweet
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Mystified said 4252 days ago (February 3rd, 2006)
Sweet
Thanks for listening!

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Einarus said 4252 days ago (February 3rd, 2006)
Atmospheric
I stand before a lone cavern. The darkness blocks the way in. I hear music
- music from inside. I break through this dark curtain of hindrance. I cut
my leg on jagged rocks.

It was worth it.

Beautiful.

(Wanted to get a little poetic :D )
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Mystified said 4252 days ago (February 3rd, 2006)
Atmospheric
Eeeek! I should have warned you to watch out for those rocks!

Thanks, Ein, for your comments. It's especially cool that you thought to be poetic! Actually, that's a huge compliment.

Thanks for stopping by for a listen, and for the poetry :)

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Augusto said 4252 days ago (February 3rd, 2006)
Echo of emtiness
I felt the echo, Gifs me a chill. So great music. Thanks
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Mystified said 4251 days ago (February 4th, 2006)
Echo of emtiness
Thanks for the listen and your comments here, Augusto :)

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said 4252 days ago (February 3rd, 2006)
Now it's time to go in...
...bed and this tune is perfect to listen in my headphone Saturday
4/2-06/00:20 pm

Yours faithfully
---------------
*Skean*

Mystified said 4251 days ago (February 4th, 2006)
Now it's time to go in...
Thank you for your very kind comment, Skean!

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woodguy32 said 4252 days ago (February 3rd, 2006)
this is too beautiful
wow...I thought I was lost..but WOW..what can I say.. YOU ARE AMAZING...

Thank you Mysti...a masterpeice

wood
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woodguy32 said 4252 days ago (February 3rd, 2006)
this is too beautiful
wow...I thought I was lost..but WOW..what can I say.. YOU ARE AMAZING...

Thank you Mysti...a masterpeice

wood
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Mystified said 4251 days ago (February 4th, 2006)
this is too beautiful
woody...thanks so much for your support, here and 'there!'
I really appreciate it!
I'm glad you enjoy this piece.

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thoddi said 4252 days ago (February 3rd, 2006)
lovely
Wonderful moods. You always make such vivid images appear, and they seems to be from an ancient time.

Thank you for being here with your music. You enrichen this place with your wonderful music:)
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Mystified said 4251 days ago (February 4th, 2006)
lovely
thoddi,
Your comments always make me smile, because you seem to 'get' what it is I
want to do with my music (the humorous postings aside!) and your comments
reflect that.
Thank you for listening. I'd be singing to 'emptiness' without everyone who
tunes in...
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cjhoose said 4252 days ago (February 3rd, 2006)
clean - pure - perfect
Like many of your loyal listeners, I am at a loss for words. This is the most
beautiful all vocal song I've heard you do. It's just plain gorgeous.
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Mystified said 4251 days ago (February 4th, 2006)
clean - pure - perfect
Thanks, cj.
It's really nice to get comments and feedback, and the feedback on this is a
little unexpected.
I did this track fairly quickly--only 2-3 hours from start of recording to
completion of mixing, and I had to re-record over some unfortunate pops in
the mic in a couple tracks.

It takes me by surprise how sometimes the more 'intuitive' of my
compositions, the ones that come at the spur of the moment and don't take a
lot of time, seem to work, nonetheless.
So your comments here are really appreciated.

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said 4252 days ago (February 3rd, 2006)
I'M
Mystified! Very beautiful things you do with your voice! I could trance out to this! Wait I am! Bye! I'm gone!
Mystified said 4251 days ago (February 4th, 2006)
I'M
Thanks, Biz!
Your comments made me smile! Trance away.....
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Boris the Bull said 4252 days ago (February 3rd, 2006)
thoughts from the bull...
if one were to stand atop the highest, earthly mountain and look down
to view the entire world, this song might just represent the feeling
captured.

well done, mystified! beautiful, enchanting, and a deep sense of
harmony lends itself to this haunting piece!
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Mystified said 4251 days ago (February 4th, 2006)
thoughts from the bull...
Boris,
I love the imagery in your comment. Beautiful. Thank you for leaving your
impressions of this piece. :)

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perceptualvortex said 4252 days ago (February 3rd, 2006)
...!
Cool!!!!
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Mystified said 4251 days ago (February 4th, 2006)
...!
Thanks, David!
:)
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Ed Hannifin said 4252 days ago (February 3rd, 2006)
This reminds me...
...of David Crosby's long-ago vocal piece, "I'd Swear There Was Somebody
Here"...

It's another lovely, spiritual piece...

Ed
Mystified said 4251 days ago (February 4th, 2006)
This reminds me...
Thanks for your comments, Ed.
It is a spiritual piece. I'm glad you've caught that.

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Macaudion said 4252 days ago (February 3rd, 2006)
It seems that no matter what you do, I go, now that's the Mysty I wanted to hear
What a glorious voice, Mysty - This composition is just strikingly
wonderful. The expressions created by your your inflections are so
deeply heartfelt and w/ such power and grace. There is no emptyness
after such experiential treat...

Thanks again Cat.

I mean this truly was quite the treat!
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Mystified said 4251 days ago (February 4th, 2006)
It seems that no matter what you do, I go, now that's the Mysty I wanted to hear
Cyd, Cyd, Cyd...
Your comments are always so positive and encouraging! Thank you!
You're such a ray of sunshine on this site :)

I'm glad you liked this piece. It was experimental as far as mixing goes, and
that took most of the time, but the vocals were intuitive--improvised without
rehearsal--and definitely deeply heartfelt. I'm glad you hear that.

Thanks again.
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said 4252 days ago (February 4th, 2006)
I'll Never Sing Again After Hearing This
Just kidding. ;)
Nice trip in the wispy clouds.
Mystified said 4251 days ago (February 4th, 2006)
I'll Never Sing Again After Hearing This
You'd better keep singing, Mungo!!! (Or else!)
I'm glad you enjoyed the journey. Was there an in-flight movie? :)
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Cantor said 4251 days ago (February 4th, 2006)
WOW!
you alter those presets!!! Great layering, great miking, great mixing...
great!!
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Mystified said 4251 days ago (February 4th, 2006)
WOW!
Thanks, Cantor!

I really like the Jam Pack 4 presets. They have some wonderful mixes that work
well with both voice and the orchestral instruments. And it's fun to take a preset
and fiddle around with the reverb and echo settings, which is what I've done
more of recently, saving the ones I'd like to use again under different names.
I also use the AUMatrixReverb on the individual tracks, which expands them and
gives them greater depth in a 'wash' of sound--as in this particular track.
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aclarke said 4251 days ago (February 4th, 2006)
Okay
Now you're hitting notes they haven't invented yet :)

What a sound- great use of the Jam Pack and your amazing vocal talents.
An excellent addition to my Mystified Collection!

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Mystified said 4250 days ago (February 5th, 2006)
Okay
Thanks for your comments, AC :)
Yes. I think some of those 'notes' are lost in the ether, echoing. I attribute that
to the 'moon dome' setting, myself ;)
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cjorgensen said 4251 days ago (February 4th, 2006)
Cool
I went through a phase of ethereal gothic music back in the early 90s.
This would have fit right in. Now it has that movie soundtrack heart
jerking quality. Our hero has fallen!

I like this stuff. Hard to tell if it's all a capella or if there is some
instruments in there. Not that it matters, just find myself straing to
figure out if it was all done by voice.

I like it. I need to consider a Jampack, but feel like it may paralyze me. I
already spend more time going though looking for a fitting sound than
I do actually making anything.

Well done.
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cjorgensen said 4251 days ago (February 4th, 2006)
Cool
I went through a phase of ethereal gothic music back in the early 90s.
This would have fit right in. Now it has that movie soundtrack heart
jerking quality. Our hero has fallen!

I like this stuff. Hard to tell if it's all a capella or if there is some
instruments in there. Not that it matters, just find myself straing to
figure out if it was all done by voice.

I like it. I need to consider a Jampack, but feel like it may paralyze me. I
already spend more time going though looking for a fitting sound than
I do actually making anything.

Well done.
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Mystified said 4250 days ago (February 5th, 2006)
Cool
Thank you for stopping by for a listen, cj.
I did change the genre to A Cappella after your comments. It is all voice, just
very 'swirled' from lots of echo and reverb setting adjustments.
As a vocalist, I have enjoyed experimenting with vocal sound and what settings
do to affect color--sort of like mixing paints.
I've sung for years in normal room acoustics (no mics)--so the entire recording
and mixing process has been something of an adventure for me.

Thanks again for your comments.
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dreadmon said 4251 days ago (February 4th, 2006)
Beauteous
as usual, Mysti - very uplifting!
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Mystified said 4250 days ago (February 5th, 2006)
Beauteous
Appreciate you listening, Bing!
Mahalo :)
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said 4251 days ago (February 4th, 2006)
In the cathedral of...
the soul... be still, and know that He is God.

Reality and the mysteries of creation reach beyond our finite
thoughts and words. In this beautiful choral piece your voice
is the wordless music that captures both the longing of the soul
for meaning and rest, as well as that spark of the divine that is
always so near. Your singing here is a moment offered to my
mind and heart to touch that reality and mystery found in Him.

Thanks.
Mystified said 4249 days ago (February 6th, 2006)
In the cathedral of...
Thank you for your perceptive listening, Jack.
I couldn't have put it into words any better, myself...


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kristyjo said 4251 days ago (February 4th, 2006)
Lovely
Clean separated voices, and a very 'visual' piece of music, for me. The
photo is also evocative. I'll add this to my backdrop music collection.
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Mystified said 4249 days ago (February 6th, 2006)
Lovely
Thanks, kristyjo, for taking the time to leave a comment.
I'm glad you enjoyed this :)

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macgalver said 4251 days ago (February 4th, 2006)
GORGEOUS
I adore your gorgeous melodies. The meditative quality is perfectly
articulated. I love how you follow ideas through, you do not abandon
or interrupt the musical flow. You are truly a breath of fresh air.
Simple, transcended. Keep up the beautiful music. You're making the
world a better place one song at a time.
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Mystified said 4249 days ago (February 6th, 2006)
GORGEOUS
Thank you, Kelli, for such encouraging and beautiful comments.
They are greatly appreciated.

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13 said 4251 days ago (February 4th, 2006)
Absolutely beautiful
Truly stunning. You have an amazing voice.

Would you consider collaboration?


Thanks for sharing....

:-)
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Mystified said 4247 days ago (February 8th, 2006)
Absolutely beautiful
Thanks, 13
I'm glad you liked this.

:)


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stratcat51 said 4251 days ago (February 4th, 2006)
Great Vocals
This song has the quaity of a Gregorian Chant. You have a lovely voice and know how to use it. I'm in the market for a new mic and will buy the Berringer B1 after llistening to this. Not that the mic makes your voice. You would probably sound good singing through a tin can lol. I on the other hand need all the help I can get. I have jam pack 4 also, but being an old blues rocker I haven't been able to use many of the loops in it. You are very creative with them
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Mystified said 4247 days ago (February 8th, 2006)
Great Vocals
Thank you, stratcat!

I've liked the Behringer--which was suggested to me on the forums, here--but it's the only mic I've ever used, too.

Thanks, again, for your comments.



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said 4251 days ago (February 4th, 2006)
Blown Away!
Good Lord Myst---this is fabulous. Your vocal multi-tracking appears
flawless. Like waking up in/on a cloudbed.
futzpucker said 4251 days ago (February 4th, 2006)
Realized from a deep place in you
Through the millennia the wisest among us have said that beyond the
clutter and chatter of the mind exists beauty and bliss that define our true
nature.

Your music here hints at that potential, as you attempt to say what cannot
be spoken.
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ziti said 4251 days ago (February 4th, 2006)
well....
ouuuch! This is amazingly beautiful. totally stopped me in my
tracks....for a multiple listen and moment of clarity. A rare gift... you
are fountain thru which music flows....


bless you.
have nice cup of tea.

deepest bows
z
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Audiologic said 4251 days ago (February 4th, 2006)
Ooh
I like this one, I feel like I am falling asleep in a field of.. something. Not
sure what. Thanks Misti.

Ben
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jiguma said 4251 days ago (February 4th, 2006)
Truly beautiful!
I'm not a religious person, but there are special places for me in Europe
(France in particular, but other places too) which hit me between the
eyes spiritually. One of these (corny as it sounds) is Sainte Chappelle
in Paris, others vary, but are often much smaller country churches, like
"St Joan's" church in Domremy. Another place is the Ortakoy mosque
in Istanbul (still theoretically in Europe), and of course Agia Sophia in
Istanbul's Sultanahmet area. Listening to this took me back to the
feelings I get in these places - strangely mystical, centuries of history
living in the walls, and the almost tangible prayers of the millions of
people who have passed through the doors.
I really don't know how you get this into an mp3 Mysti - this is a truly
beautiful piece! Thanks so much for posting it.
Neil
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caroline said 4250 days ago (February 5th, 2006)
wowee!!
this is just how i feel when i put on my roller skates and glide through the air in slow motion with the wind blowing in my hair and my body suspended in space and the moment of solitude overcomes me!! s'also great music for the bath - thank you mysti - another superb 'mysti' track as only you can - love from me and the bear xoxoxox
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Rich said 4250 days ago (February 5th, 2006)
Thought Provoking
A lovely piece of music Mystified: nicely understated but confident it took me away somewhere.
said 4249 days ago (February 6th, 2006)
The ethereal envelope
I went to Mass at a French church (St. Louis in St. Paul, MN) yesterday
and they had a wonderful choir of men and women singing traditional
and ancient hymns and chants. The most moving piece was done by
three women standing in a triangle face-to-face in the front right wing
of the cruciform church. Their voices blended perfectly as they sang an
ancient Latin chant. Very modal and ethereal....just like your work,
Mystified. What have been your sources of inspiration? Or has this
sprung from your heart without listening to Medieval or liturgical
models?
blamm said 4249 days ago (February 6th, 2006)
Haunting.
Beautiful piece of music. Thanks for sharing.
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Thornberry said 4249 days ago (February 6th, 2006)
Different
Really Really nice track.

i love stuff like this because it isnt stuff you here all that often. its always nice to here things that arent quite what you are used, which is why a site like this is so cool, and your type of creativiness is what keeps it alive. Good job,
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illuminati said 4249 days ago (February 7th, 2006)
Frightening in its beauty and loneliness
Reminds me of the siren songs we used to hear on that run across the
Mediterranean Sea (in fact, I almost ran my ship aground when I heard
this).
said 4248 days ago (February 7th, 2006)
inspiring
new to macjams, this is wonderful, simply inspiring
Komrade K said 4247 days ago (February 8th, 2006)
Classic Mysti...
...if there is such a thing. This track's so powerfully elegiac - and so short
that it's almost fleeting - a will o'the wisp of a tune.

KK
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stacey said 4247 days ago (February 8th, 2006)
Even Nascar Lovers Like This One
So, I had my boyfriend listen to this, he's a total guy's guy, Nascar, beer,
fine women (ME!), and Rock, Rock, Rock and Roll. What did he say? "Baby,
I like that. Can you download it for me?"

I was already going for it, and now he's a fan too.

This is so beautiful, I can't wait to hear more from you. Amazing vocal
abilities. Thanks!
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The Bumps said 4246 days ago (February 9th, 2006)
In Echo of Emptiness
So there I am. In St Pauls Cathedral. Gazing to the celestial ceilings.
Thinking, whats it all about? And thats what I'm thinking when listening
to this! Very pretty. But why?
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The Bumps said 4246 days ago (February 9th, 2006)
In Echo of Emptiness
So there I am. In St Pauls Cathedral. Gazing to the celestial ceilings.
Thinking, whats it all about? And thats what I'm thinking when listening
to this! Very pretty. But why?
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ktb said 4244 days ago (February 11th, 2006)
ethereal
thanks for making my weekend. the kids were fighting, i was trying to
get the day gig work done and then I stumbled into a wonderful space.
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Sea Monk Seven said 4237 days ago (February 18th, 2006)
Awe-inspiring
Incredible... stunning vocal range... beautiful spare production,
somewhat reminiscent of klangfarbenmelodie.

By all means, keep it comin'!
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A cappella music is vocal music or singing without instrumental accompaniment, or a piece intended to be performed in this way. A cappella is Italian for from the chapel (music); the term is due to restrictions on the use of instruments in medieval c

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