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DidgeEmber (with Didge-Ache)


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drakonis

 Genre: Ambient

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There is something primal and hauntingly trance-inducing about the drone of the didgeridu, and I thought it would be a perfect fit for my primally ambient "Ember-Rekindled" piece. When Jason (Didge-Ache) showed up at Macjams, I asked him if he would like to add his didge-playing talent to Ember, but our lives were busy and we couldn't get to it right away, despite his desire to do so. Once we had time, I finally looked at Ember to see what didgeridu note could be played all the way through the piece, and was dismayed to realize that there is no single note that works! It requires two notes played alternately, which is a tough thing for a one-mouthed didge-player to accomplish. So I chose to work some MixerMagic instead. I had him send me two separately-tuned didge tracks (Thank you Jason for your time and wonderful recordings!), for the two different notes. I added them both in, and then carefully faded each track in and out, alternately, to make it sound like two Didge players handing the parts back and forth. I also slowed Ember down a little to my favorite tempo, to give each didge note time to "breathe." The result is DidgeEmber! I would be very interested in your thoughts on how this works. Roxylee listened to an earlier preview and wrote this to me: "I can almost see the dragons flying around in this new universe you've created. It's dawn, and the suns are rising. The night creature sounds are fading as the shimmering light bathes the tops of the giant oaks in the deep forest. The dragons are waking from their slumber, mentally conferring with each other, but I can hear them breathing. When fully awakened, they take to the purple sky and fly off into the distance.. Anyway, that's what I see... Very interesting sound that makes it a story instead of merely a melody."
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Lyrics
"Do you remember, the month of DidgeEmber"
Song Stats
Hits: 6523
Comments: 71
Fans: 20
Plays: 321
Downloads: 164
Votes: 17
Uploaded: Oct 08, 2006 - 07:47:00 PM
Last Updated: Oct 08, 2006 - 07:47:00 PM Last Played: Aug 11, 2017 - 04:36:12 AM
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Hardware:
Drakonis: Dual 1GHz G4
Didge-Ache: iMac G5, Snowball Mic, Two hand-made didgeridus.
Software:
Drakonis wrote and scored Ember note-by-note on "Harmony Assistant" composition software, then MIDI-ported it to GarageBand 2, assigned new instruments, and spent hours creating volume curves in Garageband to have the two Didges smoothly fade in and out across each other, then twiddled knobs until it sounded right.
Comments
Roxylee said 4062 days ago (October 8th, 2006)
I do Re' Ember that...
Very cool and interesting sound, and the artwork shows the
painstaking precision work you did for this. This could be a movie
soundtrack, somewhere in deep space or the deepest ocean. Very
creative!!
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drakonis said 4062 days ago (October 8th, 2006)
musical visions
Thank you for listening to the previews, and sending me your thoughts... are
you going to write that dragon story all the way out now? It's a great
beginning...
ttfn,
Drakonis

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DUAL TONE said 4062 days ago (October 8th, 2006)
Relaxing
Very cool. I'm not a big fan of Didge solo work, but in here sounds great.
Maybe a little to loud in the mix, for my taste. Cool ambient. It would be a
fantastic soundtrack for a movie.

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drakonis said 4062 days ago (October 8th, 2006)
too loud in the mix
Hmm.. it does get loud at times. I just didn't want the unique sound to get lost
in the sound bed, I may have gotten carried away and pushed the didge up to
11. :) But I'm glad you liked it overall, RoloCraft, thanks for checking it and
giving me your thoughts.
ttfn,
Drakonis

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musichead said 4061 days ago (October 9th, 2006)
Ambient
I always shyed away from this genre.. But I guess I better open my ears.
This is very relaxing. It made me reflect. I hardly vote anymore
because ..well I just dont. But I had to on this one..it just seemed too low
an average. I gave it 9's across the board. Great piece!!!

Steve
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drakonis said 4061 days ago (October 9th, 2006)
Open your brain and this falls out!
Hi Steve, thank you for trying something different! I'm glad you stopped by and
listened, and even voted, and generously too. Funny, I almost never vote any
more either, because I am here to trade critiques and ideas, not numbers... but
that's just me :-) Your time listening to and commenting on our collab is very
much appreciated!
ttfn,
Drakonis

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said 4061 days ago (October 9th, 2006)
Awwwwww:)
What a sweet way you did the backstory! ...and Roxylee is so right, it is
a story instead of merely a melody . I see the wyrms awake as well...
scales all a glitter in sunlight and dew.

So happy we finally got this done, yours was the first offer to collab I
ever had so this represents a completion of a cycle for me..

I float on the back of a Dragon... and I thank you soooo much for the
ride my friend in this as with many other things.

Please dont hesitate to ever ask for more didge:)

Peace to you Drak.
drakonis said 4061 days ago (October 9th, 2006)
Its not just me?
So, with all these stories flying around in my head, I'm able to get others to drift
off into these worlds too? Cool! That is a great compliment... thank you for
visiting my imagination, or my reality (same thing.) The didge does have a
"large" deep sound, really adds some forceful inertia to Ember. Thank you again
for your participation in this. I know where to get my Didge sounds, and any
time you need a dragon ride, you know whom to call :-)
ttfn,
Drakonis

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caroline said 4061 days ago (October 9th, 2006)
wooohooo!!
another ember!!! i looove it with the didge .. i looooved it without the didge - s'nice to add another to the collection - ty very much xoxox
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drakonis said 4061 days ago (October 9th, 2006)
not too pink and fluffy...
but glad it tickles your fancy, m'lady, and "ty" very much for stopping in for a
listen, and warming your hands by the burning logs (which, ahem, are NOT
didgeridus, don't worry!)
ttfn,
Drakonis

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woodguy32 said 4061 days ago (October 9th, 2006)
DIG those DO's
very cool ....spacey...of another world sound....may EMBERS be forever
the music of other new creations... each having so much different
styles... wow.. you must be a proud papa...

love the new take Didge.. it amazes me what he does with those big
sticks..haha..really something...I only know how to cut up a bunch a
sticks.. let alone play them..

thanks.. for embers NO. __?.. 12?

woodie...how is going to have another crack at it..haha..sorry drak.. im
am a butcher
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drakonis said 4061 days ago (October 9th, 2006)
walk softly... and carry a big stick!
Hey Woodie... Mr. Hotrod Surfin' Ember Dude... OK, I went and counted up 15
total Embers (including the original) so far, and many (like yours) are really
different from the original, which I really like! This one still has a lot of original
Ember-ness. Rumor has it that you are going to take her out for another spin
around the block! I would love to hear what you come up with... crank up that
surf guitar I love so much from you!
ttfn,
Drakonis

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Schello said 4061 days ago (October 9th, 2006)
,-)
darkness with style
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drakonis said 4061 days ago (October 9th, 2006)
Thank you!
I take that as a very nice compliment!
ttfn,
Drakonis

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jgurner said 4061 days ago (October 9th, 2006)
Otherworldly
I've always thought the didgeridu had such an otherworldly a dn ancient,
primal sound. It truly is perfect for Ember, which also shares a lot of those
qualities. This has been a tune that I never get tired of hearing in all the
diverse retellings that have been posted over the months (years even?)
This is an excellent addition to the Ember lineage.
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drakonis said 4061 days ago (October 9th, 2006)
Thank you Joe
Yes, it really seems to do well in all its variations... due to a lot of really talented
people out there with great visions for it. But yes, the Didge seems to give it a
lot of raw power. Glad you liked it/them, they keep coming!
ttfn,
Drakonis

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Alannah said 4061 days ago (October 9th, 2006)
When I realized
.. this was another EMBER I got all a "twitter" .... I disagree with the comment about the Didge being too loud .. if anything I would have liked it even louder ... more of a wrapping Ember around the Didge vs adding the Didge to Ember ... nice job - goes into my emberabilia collection.
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drakonis said 4060 days ago (October 10th, 2006)
There you are...
Thank you Alannah (your
*own* version of Ember is steamy
), so, you want Jason's didge to be bigger
in the mix? OK, that's a vote for *more* didge! It is such a powerful sound, I
had a tough time blending it in, it really did want to take over. Anyway, thank
you for checking out my latest, I like it when you get all a-twitter!
ttfn,
Drakonis

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Henke said 4061 days ago (October 9th, 2006)
I guess you need the right stuff
I am a great fan of Ember and several of its incarnations. This too is
very good, with the almost primaeval rumbling of the didgeridu. It
really does make you think of dinosaurs, dragons, volcanic jungles(?)
etc but there are still the lighter parts which could mark the entrance
of MAN or civilization or something.

With my Koss Porta Pro headphones I must admit though that I spent
the better part of the song hoping they would not break... I have a
similar problem with one of my own songs, so I know it may not be an
easy decision to silence the bass. For my own piece I think I will try to
reduce bass in the master track, (just found that feature ;-) but I don't
know what that would do to this song.

So, now let's see what that subwoofer can do to scare those neighbors
away... lol
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drakonis said 4060 days ago (October 10th, 2006)
bass-ically too loud
Hi Henke! I will admit to you, I rushed to get this music out Sunday, and I did
NOT do an important test. I always make a copy and listen to the song in the
car and on the stereo as well as my headphones, to make sure the levels are all
OK. On this song, I only listened in headphones, and I left the bass pretty loud.
I did cut the bass on much of Ember to let the Didges have some bass room to
play, but... they have a LOT of bass. I am glad your speakers and ears could
withstand the rumbling though! Thank you for the comment, I will balance
better next time!
ttfn,
Drakonis

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borisluxx said 4061 days ago (October 9th, 2006)
Wow!
The didge makes a great addition to this track. Very inventive of you, Drak, to manipulate things. I already liked this piece in its original form, but it has this new element, and its a great one. Has a nice feel to it. This still reminds me of LOTR, though. Not a bad thing at ALL. Very epic sounding. It allows the mind to wander and picture another, almost forgotten, world. Tranquil with a hint of danger mixed with serene green pastures and lush forests. Oh, and grandeur. Cant forget that. Great work guys! I really enjoyed this new version. Thanks for sharing it! Take care! Peace!


-Boris Luxx
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drakonis said 4060 days ago (October 10th, 2006)
LOTR?
LOTR movie soundtrack comparison is interesting, I'd not thought of that, but
like much of the music there (good old Howard Shore), so thank you... now to
work my way toward Danny Elfman (smirk). Of course, I still think you could
work wonders with your own version of this... creating Dark Ember Waves of
Grain? When life settles down for you, of course :-) Thank you for stopping in
and getting lost in the primordial mists.
ttfn,
Drakonis

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Electric Lobster said 4061 days ago (October 9th, 2006)
Listened to your song twice now
And this time it's on me to make little more harsh comment :)
This version is nice but there are better ones !
The addition of the didgeridoo buries a lot of your sounds and makes the
hole song a little to muddy in my humble opinion.
Sorry to say that but the clarity was one of the thing i liked most in your
composition.
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drakonis said 4060 days ago (October 10th, 2006)
Great critique!
Thanks Rob for the honest thoughts, I love getting all views and angles and
opinions on my music, good and bad. The Didgeridu has a lot of low and
high frequency sound, and to be honest, this was a very difficult thing for me
to mix in without completely swamping Ember. I did have to reduce some
bass and some treble on almost every other instrument track to get the didge
to stand out. I also did a lot of changes to panning to keep things clear.
Without that, Ember got very muddy and the didge just sounded like more
low bass. But my knowledge of EQ parameter curves is weak, and my tools
for analyzing the music are cheap... so your ears are correct, the Ember
soundbed become more muffled here. And I *hate* muddy muffled music, so
this gives me incentive to learn more and keep trying to do better!
ttfn,
Drakonis

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apb said 4060 days ago (October 10th, 2006)
Wow..
..didgeridu is not easy to mix with other instruments (being one who
as you know has tried) - to me it has a tendency to crave attention in
the mix, it's bass getting everywhere and alot of it's fine character is in
the higher freqs - so this makes it hard to settle in with other
instruments while retaining ability to hear both of those aspects/
quailities and typically working/fitting well and perhaps more dare I
say 'more easily' as a more prominent instrument in sparser pieces.

I think you did an excellent job Drak in combining the coarser, native
didgeridu with the cleaner, purer graceful synth sounds of your fab
track. To me a song called "Ember" is a good one to try introducing
more 'rustic'. Nice trick to achieve the oscillating didge notes
(something I had to figure how to get round myself when I got to the
chorus in "Minister's daugher") - mine looked like a very erratic
companies sales chart lol.

Jason - solid as ever, more your relaxed style and less frantic panting ..
;o) chalk up another great collab oh mystic one .. *grins* I hope more
MJers consider

I'm also curious (due to the picture), which instrument picture you
chose for the didge tracks (if any- since there isn't one)? - I went with
the 'explosion' lol.
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apb said 4060 days ago (October 10th, 2006)
I hope more MJers consider ...
.. taking opportunities that MJ can offer in giving access to rarer instrument
players and create more fab, unique collabs like this.

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drakonis said 4060 days ago (October 10th, 2006)
oops
I had listened to *your* great song, and realized I forgot to add a comment, so I
have fixed that oversight. Yes, you understand the intricacies of mixing
didgeridu, and bagpipes no less! Well done. And alas, you also noticed that I
cleverly cropped the image of my GB window so you couldn't see the animated
icon I used for the didge tracks. I did that so that I wouldn't have to mark the
piece "explicit". Let's just say that she's a shapely aboriginal lady.
ttfn,
Drakonis

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moorlandt said 4060 days ago (October 10th, 2006)
a wonderful soundscape
The organic underlying sound of the didgeridu makes this piece extremely interesting to experience. I think it's been said here before: this song would make a marvelous movie soundtrack. But even without moving images, this sounds great all over. The way you have layered your sounds and instruments is done with tons of respect to the fragileness of the didgeridu. So very subtile, so bloody beautiful. My hat off for this moving piece, Eduard. - Walter
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drakonis said 4060 days ago (October 10th, 2006)
powerfully fragile
I never thought of the didge as "fragile", but in a way, I think you are correct. It
requires a great deal of care to melt in properly. And given the variety of
comments, I still feel I only did a mediocre job at it on this first attempt. Thank
you for listening and commenting thoughtfully about this. Again, I'm glad this
stirs up "movie-images" and emotions in you too, this is a very deeply rooted
piece for me. And of course Walter... if you ever ever think you may want to add
your wonderful voice and lyrics over this, I would be honored. Embers on the
Moor. Hmm... :-)
ttfn,
Eduard

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Bowman said 4060 days ago (October 10th, 2006)
Subterranean!
First time I%u2019ve heard this and it%u2019s haunting. For me it evokes Bernard
Herrmanns subterranean Sci Fi works. Very calm, foreboding and very
enjoyable.
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drakonis said 4060 days ago (October 10th, 2006)
hey neighbor
Glad you stopped by! Calm, foreboding and enjoyable is a very big
compliment... sounds like I was able to portray some of the mixed emotions well
then! I am very happy you liked the piece... and if this is your first "Ember"
experience, you may want to listen to some of the other amazing Ember remixes
that have been done (off my profile page.) The variety and creativity of other
Macjammers here is stunning!
ttfn,
Drakonis (who now has to find this Bernard Herrmann guy... any movie titles I
might know?)

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Bowman said 4059 days ago (October 11th, 2006)
Bennie Herrmann
Either I’m older than I feel or you're younger than I thought. Mr. Herrmann was a
unique composer of the dark and the fantastic. Was best known for his
collaborations with Alfred Hitchock his most famous being Psycho, Vertigo,
North by Northwest. His SciFi classics are The Day the Earth Stood Still and the
one I was thinking of when I listened to Ember - Journey to the Center of the
Earth. He was an early minimalist and one of a kind but hey Drac sounds like
you’re trying on his shoes.
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drakonis said 4059 days ago (October 11th, 2006)
Ah... him!
OK, although I'm likely a little older than you (dragons usually are), I'm still
young enough to remember the amazingly suspenseful Hitchcock movies (Rear
Window is still one of my favorites.) Been a long time since I saw them, or
"..Earth Stood Still" so I don't recall the music per se, but I'm certainly flattered to
have you make such a comparison! Life has been so busy lately, I don't get
much time to sit and watch old movies... I'll need to go find some of these
(along with a Morricone movie or two) and pay attention to the music now,
thanks!
ttfn,
Drakonis

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alfalpha said 4059 days ago (October 11th, 2006)
really evocative!
thanks drak & didge.....this is an amazing piece, kinda reminds me of
Brian Eno/Holger Czukay meet Gorecki! Thanks you SO much!
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drakonis said 4059 days ago (October 11th, 2006)
Woohoo down there
Glad to make your day! Thanks also for the name-connections... I know Eno,
but will now have to look up your other two... One of many things I love about
this place! Information to feed my tangential brain.
ttfn,
Drakonis

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BranDaMan said 4058 days ago (October 12th, 2006)
This is...
quite impressive. The textures are amazing and produce a very
relaxing sound. These kind of songs always make me reflect on life.
You are a good storyteller. Very imaginative.
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drakonis said 4058 days ago (October 12th, 2006)
Introspection distilled
Yes, I was hoping to capture a kind of Zen introspection in this piece, to let each
listener get lost in thought. It seems to be working :-) Thank you for listening
and relaxing by the sand garden with me!
ttfn,
Drakonis

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perceptualvortex said 4058 days ago (October 12th, 2006)
Cool didge
Haunting. I was not reminded of the really great movie The Day The Earth Stood Still, but I definitely thought of Koyaanisqatsi--the time lapse nature shots in there. The didge adds excellent richness, and the overall effect is nicely mesmerizing.
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drakonis said 4058 days ago (October 12th, 2006)
dropped the ball
Wow, its not easy to mesmerize a juggler :-) I'm especially glad a percussionist
like you enjoyed something without percussion... maybe you were glad to hear
somebody blow in a stick instead of hit something with a stick. Thank you for
stopping by, and dangit, ANOTHER movie reference... I've wanted to see it and
haven't yet. Arghhh! Although, partly in my defense, I've been spending time
camping and shooting videos in the real wilderness instead, so I guess it is OK
that I've not seen so many movies lately.
ttfn,
Drakonis

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perceptualvortex said 4057 days ago (October 13th, 2006)
Checkitout
Yes, you really should see Koyaanisqatsi some time. There's no movie quite like it (except perhaps its two lesser sequels). Personally, it's one of my favorites. However, camping and shooting your own movies is inarguably more important!

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Wildcat said 4056 days ago (October 14th, 2006)
I like...
I like the unique Drakonisstyle mixed with Didge-Aches amazing
Digeridooplaying.
This is a nice dreamy sound...
Great Idea...
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drakonis said 4056 days ago (October 14th, 2006)
Dream Time
Thank you Wildcat, for closing your eyes and dreaming with us! I'm glad to hear
this was relaxing for you!
ttfn,
Drakonis

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said 4056 days ago (October 14th, 2006)
Nice done
Its flow around in my head and make me calm..... I love it...a tune I'll need
with bed time....thnax for sharing this great tune:)
Take care.
Kenta
You are the most
delicate I knows

drakonis said 4056 days ago (October 14th, 2006)
Lullaby for you
Hi Kenta, thank you for taking a slow ride with me! Sometimes even a fast
rocker needs to relax and stretch out. I'm glad you liked it!
ttfn,
Drakonis

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kristyjo said 4056 days ago (October 14th, 2006)
Unique way to get the Didge sound,
using technology to get a second player in there. This is really very soundtrack-like in a good way. Great mixture of interesting instrumentation. I especially liked the flutes with the didge. Great piece of music. The fade at the end could have been a bit extended - It was a little abrupt after the depth you'd created with the rest of the piece. The balance is always hard to get with such a variety of frequencies - I think you got it pretty good, for the cheap speakers and the headphones, anyway:)
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drakonis said 4055 days ago (October 15th, 2006)
Thanks for the critique!
The didge is an amazing instrument, especially in Jason's hands! He played and
sent me TWO separate tracks, so it isn't me just doubling one track... it really is
two different didge players, in a way. One of the things I generally don't like is
fades... but Ember really wants to have a fade at the end. Interestingly I thought
the fade on this was too slow, and I made it a little more abrupt... and you
caught that! I agree with you there. Trying to balance the different instruments
in here was a real challenge to my limited skills, happy it tickled your fancy! I
liked the flute and Didge too, it really enhances the mysteriousness of the piece.
So, did you put "nicer speakers and headphones" on your holiday list?
ttfn,
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jiguma said 4055 days ago (October 15th, 2006)
Peace!
Nice mix Drak - Jason's playing is beautifully undestated on this. and it
adds to the mystique of an already mystical song. Nice bit of knob
twiddling Eduard!! I guess the Ember CD will be out soon!
Neil
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drakonis said 4054 days ago (October 16th, 2006)
Jason Kudos indeed!
Jason did a beautiful job playing two intriguing Didge tracks... that made it quite
easy to just add them into the new Ember mix. I did do quite a bit of EQ work
and volume editing to get this to sound smooth, but I must admit, Jason's didge
is really the showcase here! As for the oft-suggested "Infinite Embers" CD, I'm
really not sure such a thing would sell. It is sort of like lovem8k***, you can
have too much of a good thing... wait... hmm... OK, maybe it *is* worth working
on! (smirk) Glad you like it! Hey, when is the Jiguma TelEmberCaster version
coming out?
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j2morrow said 4054 days ago (October 16th, 2006)
Hypnotic
I went back and listened to earlier Ember postings a couple of weeks ago
and had been wondering when you'd post a new piece. And, what do you
know? A new version of Ember. I liked this one a lot, Eduard. It has a
drak, mysterious edge. As soon as I read Roxylee's dragon comment in
your description, I thought, "Ah, a perfect description." Many thanks.
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drakonis said 4054 days ago (October 16th, 2006)
Made my day!
Hey J2, that's a wonderful thing to say... I wouldn't have imagined people
*waiting* for a new version of Ember to come out..! That has lifted my spirits on
a dark day, thank you! Don't forget to check out Woodguy's version right after
this one, and Electro Estate's version too. Where there's fire, there's Embers... or
something like that.
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Drakonis

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said 4052 days ago (October 18th, 2006)
Not Quite Slow Enough ;)
I do enjoy this 55 bpm pace better than the 80 one. It becomes more
stately and elegiac/melancholy and now tihe the didge, more menacing to
my ears.
drakonis said 4050 days ago (October 20th, 2006)
Obsessive Counting Disorder
Actually, I had set this down to 69 BPM instead of 80 (or 55), but hey, what's a
number between friends? :-) I agree that as this slows, it gains a kind of
dangerous rolling inertia, and the didge adds an otherworldly/primal element
that makes you feel like you're out at midnight on Ayers Rock... almost alone.
But then, *your* version of Ember has its own effective laconic spacey
atmosphere too, and is quite unique. Thank you for checking in on the Tao of
Ember!
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Drakonis

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stevewhit said 4050 days ago (October 20th, 2006)
Inspirational
This is really nice to listen to and I find it very inspiring, I'm reaching for
my keyboard as I press the post comment box!

Thanks
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drakonis said 4050 days ago (October 20th, 2006)
so, how inspired are you?
Steve, thanks for listening and getting wrapped up in the warmth of Ember! So,
are you reaching for your keyboard to fan Ember into your own firey version, or
are you writing something else? If its the former, I'll ship you off the Ember GB
file for you to work from if you like... I'd love to hear your take on this.
ttfn,
Drakonis

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stevewhit said 4050 days ago (October 20th, 2006)
Thanks Drak!
That would be nice, and I'm sure a great learning curve for me.
Thanks again

Steve
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Stunt Kabbage said 4050 days ago (October 20th, 2006)
Gothick
The didge makes this sounds so Goth - I can imagine Lisa Gerrard (Dead
Can Dance) doing vocals. That low drone gives this track an amazing
edge.

In no way is this a dying Ember! Indeed with so many people who love
this track rushing to put out mixes you'd think there's an ember-race
going on (embrace geddit - apologies I thought I might have to explain
that one...)

Stunt
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drakonis said 4049 days ago (October 21st, 2006)
oh my goth!
(Rolls his eyes at the explanation of the wordplay) Sheesh, you think you gotta
explain wordplay to a dragon? That was a cute pun.

Yes, there is a strong gothic edge to this... I dunno though, I almost hear an
eerie fiddle playing accompinament myself (smirk.) You have my number, "mon
petit chou" :-)
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lazydog said 4045 days ago (October 25th, 2006)
Very Calming!
The soothing nature of this song had me from the beginning! I love the didge; it could be a bit louder without damaging the flow, IMHO. This is a great piece of work. I am going to have to go back an listen to the rest of your work - if the rest is half as good as this, then I am in for a real treat!
drakonis said 4045 days ago (October 25th, 2006)
Not in ArKansas any more...
Welcome to Macjams Lazydog! Glad to hear you liked this rendition of Ember,
and wanted more Didge! You may want to seek out "Didge-Ache" on Macjams
too, his didgeridu playing is really intoxicating. Also, as you look at my profile
page, you'll see that Ember is a slowly expanding collaborative piece, with many
delightfully divergent takes on my basic theme... and if you are interested in
remixing it in your own direction, send me a note, and I'll send you the
GarageBand file to play with. My other music, as you'll discover, is more
classically bent... hope you like it. Thank you for the comments, I live for this!
And I look forward to your music too.
ttfn,
Drakonis

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Lizard*Whistle said 3810 days ago (June 17th, 2007)
!
Oh oh oh, I love this! These are deep spiritual sounds straight from the goddess. Takes me to another place listening to this. Such a magical combination, the primitive, animated, resonating didge tones with the more melodic and higher pitched synth sounds. An inspired blend. Great use of chimes too.

Much respect and awe for both artists here.
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drakonis said 3810 days ago (June 17th, 2007)
Pre-BC...
Agreed, this takes us back thousands of years, to very ancient places... and I am glad you could travel with us. Jason's hand-made Didges and his playing are just super. I am very pleased to hear that you enjoyed this version of Ember... perhaps a new flame will pop up from the Embers soon? Welcome to this wonderful community called Macjams, m'lady.
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Moviz said 3791 days ago (July 6th, 2007)
One could
travel to the edge of the universe listening to this wonderful piece. I love the didge vibration, the swell and all. It really is 'other worldly' and spiritual at the same time. I never even thought of a didge being played in this manner which is wonderful and has a similar effect as the Buddhist bass vocal 'Ohm' chant. It will be good meditation material also, wonderful sound, M
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drakonis said 3791 days ago (July 6th, 2007)
pan-cultural
This does seem to radiate out in all 4 dimensions... I was initially worried that all my hand-editing of volume-curves would spoil Jason's performance, but the alternating didges actually create a kind of meditative ebb/swell that is quite soothing... and so I'm pleased to know that this took you to the edge of the universe... hopefully you found your way back OK, there's some weird stuff out there at the edge. Someday I'll write some music about that, too. :-) Thank you for visiting and commenting!
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Heightened said 3703 days ago (October 3rd, 2007)
Wow - Sweet one!
Feels like I just stepped off my space craft onto a strange mystical planet.

Heightened
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drakonis said 3702 days ago (October 3rd, 2007)
welcome to my world
Thank you for stopping in on so many of my different landscapes! I hope you like your stay. Please stay off the purple grass.

Can't wait to see what you do with Ember! :-)
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said 3465 days ago (May 27th, 2008)
DidgeEmber (with Didge-Ache) by drakonis
Astonishing! You are certainly versatile, enough to fit into several genres, some important things remain the same, your amazing talent and creativity, as well as your meticulous precision and the thought that went into this!
drakonis said 3465 days ago (May 27th, 2008)
you discovered the ember epic...
Hehehe... This is one of many versions of the same basic piece, that I've offered to have anyone collaborate on and do their own personal takes of. Jason played two of his home-made didgeridus here, and I stitched them back into Ember in an interesting way.

Perhaps sometime down the road, after you get back to your studio, you may wish to come up with your own version of Ember too, hmmm? That, I would love to hear!

ttfn,
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Char said 3464 days ago (May 28th, 2008)
I loved this.
For me, it ended too soon. I was enjoying the feeling of being transported to a different time, one of beginnings and one full of potential. Spell-binding!
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drakonis said 3464 days ago (May 28th, 2008)
nice to meet you
and a belated welcome to Macjams, Char! I am certainly delighted to know that you were transported and wished it to go on a bit longer... I consider those wonderful compliments. Jason's didgeridu playing here is really mesmerizing, and I had so much fun weaving it into the music. So glad you liked it. If you are interested, you may want to take a tour of many other amazing artists who weaved their special magic with their versions of Ember. I love the variety and talent here at Macjams! Thank you for listening and commenting, you made my day, and Jason's too I bet!
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Char said 3463 days ago (May 29th, 2008)
Thank You
This is a wonderful site. One can become lost in listening and find joy in all the shared gifts. :)
Charlene
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MarkHolbrook said 2954 days ago (October 20th, 2009)
I never get tired
of Ember. Each new version offers something totally different to experience... Very cool!
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