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Ember and Cherry Blossom (Drak--remix)


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Mystified

 Genre: New Age

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When Drakonis posted Ember (months ago, now!), he expressed interest in me doing an interpretation of it.

I set it aside until a week ago, and -- having no preconceived notions on how to treat it vocally-- I recorded several improvised vocal tracks over the instrumental.

When I asked Drak if he had any poetry that I might include as a reading with the vocals, he emailed me several--and the one I chose was his beautiful poem "Sakura."

Thank you, Drak, for letting me add to your wonderful composition!
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Lyrics
Sakura
(The Cherry Blossom)
--------------------
A cherry tree in April bloomed
I sat beneath
My heart consumed

Reflections from a glassy pond
Caught in stillness
Showed beyond

Only I saw the blossom fall
No one else would have cared at all
Slowly, Gently
Kissed by the wind
It followed its path
To the end

When the petal touched the pool
The surface shimmered
Like a jewel
And exploded
Setting free
The silence
Reflections
And me.

Written April 1, 1980, ©Eduard Schwan Poetry

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Fans: 11
Plays: 462
Downloads: 198
Votes: 20
Uploaded: Feb 23, 2006 - 07:00:51 PM
Last Updated: Apr 20, 2010 - 12:00:31 AM Last Played: Jul 20, 2016 - 04:30:33 AM
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Comments
screamalexz said 4256 days ago (February 23rd, 2006)
beautiful poem
a very beautiful poem. some nice imagery. i like the enchanting vocals in the back ground. during the kissed by the wind part the words seem spoken a little fast which i think takes away from the smoothness. it seems to work better in the last stanza, a beautiful piece.
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drakonis said 4256 days ago (February 23rd, 2006)
Arigatou Gozaimasu!
Mystified, your soft wispy vocals are a gorgeous touch to this, and do
send Ember off in a Japanese-like direction, but blended with your
characteristic Myst-like sound. Your choice of this poem, and your
reading of it, surprised me by fitting in the soundbed so nicely... I would
not have thought of an Oriental feel for Ember, but your voice and reading
were delightful, and I am extremely happy with your interpretation.
Thank you for spending time on this and doing such a masterful on the
singing and production, this means a great deal to me! My kids love your
work, and really liked this as well!
ttfn,
Drakonis, floating on a pool of Myst
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digitalnirvana9 said 4256 days ago (February 23rd, 2006)
Eastern flavor!
I really like the Eastern Flavor of this piece and it seems to build evermore
beautiful as the piece progresses in two creshendos. Infused with deep
emotion and spiritual reverence, it reminds me of the old Disney of
Johnny Appleseed or parts of Songs of the South....A very graceful
blending of a beautiful, yet simple poem, that could have been written by
the Zen Master himself....Congratulations, Cat and Drak (see I'm a poet
too. ;-) ) on a job well done....This deserves far better marks than its
getting so its 10's for me. If only most New Age Music was as
beautiful!...digitalnirvana9
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ziti said 4256 days ago (February 23rd, 2006)
this makes me all giggly for some reason
it is definately of another space...

draks masterpiece has been a well of inspiration for a lot of us
wackos...this is another great version....mystical marvelous mysti...and
the slightly perverse smoking lizard....definately another space...


deepest bows

z
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Alannah said 4255 days ago (February 24th, 2006)
Ember-ified .....
I will never tire of the many interpretations of this now seemingly "timeless" piece of music ..... and Mysti's beautiful lilting vocals fill it out so nicely ..... I must download it and add it to my Ember directory .....
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aclarke said 4255 days ago (February 24th, 2006)
Only one question
Drak- when are you going to release a CD with all the different variations
of Ember? It just never seems to get old!

A beautiful piece of music and some very captivating singing, Mysti... you
guys always meet or exceed my expectations. Hmmmn... sounds like a
survey answer. I mean- you ROCK... in a relaxed, new age kinda way!
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caroline said 4255 days ago (February 24th, 2006)
oh for goodness sake!!! this is gorgeous -
thank you to all involved - beauty upon beauty - download!!! xox
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MissChaos said 4255 days ago (February 24th, 2006)
Another ember
It's really fascinating to see how many moods have been created by the
musical additions by different people here. Drak, I hope you put these all
on a CD... "Ember Moods". :-) Mysti, very lovely reading of the poem.
Hope all is well with both of you!
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Mystified said 4253 days ago (February 26th, 2006)
THANK YOU!
Thanks, all, for your comments here on this piece.

Yes...it took me a while...a LONG while....but I'm glad I did get a bit of
time to return to Ember with a 'blank canvas' so to speak.
It was nice to return to listen to this composition as if I had heard it for
the first time, and then to see there it took me.

I'm glad you've enjoyed it!

Thanks again to Drak for the fabulous instrumental bed and the poem.
Basically...I just sang along.

And it was a pleasure :)

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Tom Atwood said 4253 days ago (February 26th, 2006)
Beautiful poem, music
This piece shows the versatility of both the dragon and the cat.
Excellent poetry and musical bed, Drak. Excellent vocals and beautiful
read, Mysti. As I already told you, though, hearing you read gives me
chills: reminds me of bells bells bells bells bells!!

Great work.
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ifmusiconline said 4251 days ago (February 28th, 2006)
Good Stuff
I like this track do you have anymore from the same time?
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jgurner said 4250 days ago (March 1st, 2006)
The Ember burns on
A very nice addition to the legacy of the Ember Mysti. Dragons write very
nice poetry.
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Einarus said 4248 days ago (March 3rd, 2006)
Timeless
This piece just doesn't get old. It just doesn't.
Especially not with these additions popping up every now and then.
Beautiful words, great reading and stunning vocals.
All in all - Gorgeous.
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said 4199 days ago (April 21st, 2006)
Maby I..
don't have leave a comments before but I'll do it know.
Wow this song is marvelous, fantastic, great, super I can't find a more word but thanks, this is what I'll need to this SPRING I LOVE IT AND I KEEP
1x of it....Take care
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composerclark said 4175 days ago (May 15th, 2006)
Lovely
Lovely voice(s), lovely arrangement, lovely poetry. Could have gone on
longer!
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said 4014 days ago (October 23rd, 2006)
What a sound!
Doesn't really surprise me coming from you 2, but this is literally chilling because of the sensation running up my spine. Nice work. - Harold
Mystified said 4013 days ago (October 24th, 2006)
Thanks :)
Thank you for those kind words.
It was a real pleasure to work with Drak's superb track and inspiring poetry...
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DOCTORBIZARRE said 4014 days ago (October 23rd, 2006)
WOW
Amazingly beautiful! Just waht this neede is some beautiful lyrics and a beautiful poem!
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DOCTORBIZARRE said 4014 days ago (October 23rd, 2006)
WOW
Amazingly beautiful! Just what this needed is some beautiful lyrics and a beautiful poem!
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Mystified said 4013 days ago (October 24th, 2006)
:)
Awww.....thanks, Biz, for such a sweet comment! And thanks for dropping by
to listen!
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AquilA said 4014 days ago (October 23rd, 2006)
Stunning
What else is there to say?
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Doadars Uncle said 4013 days ago (October 24th, 2006)
Beautiful!
Great composition! The vocals blend superbly and appropriately. The
poetry is inspirational.

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eanbardsley said 3927 days ago (January 18th, 2007)
very nice
Deeply penetrating, enchanting, mystical. This is so nice. What singing!!! really. Great Going. Pure Poetry!!!
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said 3855 days ago (March 31st, 2007)
10-10-10-10
definately . wow . its one of those songs that mooves me, the more I lissen the better it gets !! : ) GREAT COLLAB tx
Feter said 3712 days ago (August 21st, 2007)
Ember and Cherry Blossom
this is impressive , givin the oriental
(far east) ahh taste singin ?? awesome
with all the sphere and backin ground .
I loved your readings ..sure the poem is
cool .. wonderfull colab ..!! KUDOS !!
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screamalexz said 3485 days ago (April 4th, 2008)
once more
ooh poetry. i gots to do some of my poems like this. it's a pretty poem. oh grr drak just sent this and i realized i have the first comment haha well i will comment again! that was 2 years ago. i love the enchanting vocals though and your voice is great for reading such a piece. and hey ive said almost the same thing as last time guess my opinion hasnt changed
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Day-Dreamer said 3135 days ago (March 20th, 2009)
Great Poem
Really fits with 'Ember' soo perfecty:) (Chance) commented screamalexz
summed it perfectly. 'Anchanting'
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