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In Echo of Emptiness (Mystified w/Komrade K)


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Komrade K

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Mystified posted the original a cappella version of this track way back in February last year. I was struck by its beauty and power and after having listened a few times I found myself hearing an imaginary violin playing in the midst of Mysti's celestial choir.

As seems fairly typical with me it has been along while between me getting the idea and actually realising it (although in part this has been due to me being anxious not to ruin the qualities that I loved in the original).

I'm very glad to say that Mysti has heard this version and has kindly let me go ahead and post it.

KK


Vocals - Mystified
Electric violin - Komrade K




© Mystified/Martyn Kember-Smith 2006
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Uploaded: Jan 10, 2007 - 03:25:27 PM
Last Updated: Jan 15, 2007 - 05:16:17 AM Last Played: Oct 25, 2017 - 05:02:35 AM
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MissChaos said 3968 days ago (January 10th, 2007)
This could be heaven...
KK, this is the most remarkable showcase of your fiddling talents. I love your pacing on this, and your playing is just heart wrenching and beautiful. This is the violin doing what it does best -- with komrade k at the controls. :-) Thank you for sharing this.
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Komrade K said 3954 days ago (January 24th, 2007)
Thank you Mrs C!
And thanks for picking up on the pacing - I think that's the key to the whole track. Making this with Mysti has been a great and inspiring experience.

KK


PS - you getting yer fiddle out soon? ;)

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Mcboy said 3968 days ago (January 10th, 2007)
mystical
magical.....outer worldly......emotive.....beautiful......
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Komrade K said 3954 days ago (January 24th, 2007)
Thank you McBoy
I really appreciate you listening and commenting

KK

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jiguma said 3968 days ago (January 10th, 2007)
The devil came down to .....
........ Whitstable ???? The original was beautiful for sure, but you've taken this to a very high place indeed. Wonderful virtuoso doodling there KK - I'm impressed!
Neil
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Komrade K said 3954 days ago (January 24th, 2007)
I hope I wasn't being demonic here...
...although I might have one or two devilish tunes up my sleeve which I might 'grace' MJ with by and by.

Thanks for commenting - I'm really glad you thought the violin added something here.

KK

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ziti said 3968 days ago (January 10th, 2007)
this is AWESOME
wonderful...otherworldly.....in the iPod thankyou!!!!


deep bows

z
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Komrade K said 3954 days ago (January 24th, 2007)
Mucho thanks
Good to have you drop by!

KK

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Ed Hannifin said 3968 days ago (January 10th, 2007)
Komrade K....
There is less grit, and a positive, powerful sweetness to your fiddle playing here. You've got a very nice sound from the electric violin, and your touch seems light to my ears...

I think you are playing against Mysti's vocals with grace and great feeling... The fiddle does not sound at all like an "add-on"... once heard, it's integral to the piece...

Ed
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Komrade K said 3954 days ago (January 24th, 2007)
Reassurance...
... is what you've kindly given me. I've detailed elsewhere that I found mixing this difficult (especially as I didn't want to lose what Mysti had already achieved).

Thank you

KK

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Mystified said 3967 days ago (January 10th, 2007)
Thank you...
...for joining such a magnificent voice with mine.

It adds a softly wistful, bittersweet serenity.

Just beautiful :)
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Komrade K said 3963 days ago (January 15th, 2007)
I still don't know...
...where this came from (it's a bit classical for me and emotionally it touches a deep seam). And I still agonise about the mix which sounds different everytime I listen to it. But what I do know is that it's been fantastic working with you in this way (and being able to get under the skin of that special Mysti sound).

I can already feel this track influencing more folky based projects I have in the pipeline.

Thank you so much for giving me the go ahead to work on this.

KK

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The Fritters said 3967 days ago (January 10th, 2007)
Thank you!
This is wonderful!
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j2morrow said 3966 days ago (January 12th, 2007)
This is
Haunting. Very lovely. One feels like they're floating. Too short for my money.
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Komrade K said 3954 days ago (January 24th, 2007)
Thank you...
...for your lovely comments. Sorry you found it too short but I very much hope you get your money's worth in intensity! ;-)

KK

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K.I.S.KISMET said 3965 days ago (January 13th, 2007)
celestial
missed misti's post of this, I'm sure happy that I did'nt miss this version. What a delectable combination of sound and talent.
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said 3965 days ago (January 13th, 2007)
Mysti's piece was made...
...for your violin playing K---she just didn't realize it! This is hauntingly lovely. And the tuneage matches the artwork perfectly as well. The whole package works!

Be well!
Macaudion said 3964 days ago (January 14th, 2007)
Entrancing
Man... KK... Misty...

It seems that every time I become impressed by a new high level of musicianship here, something unlike this comes along and just blows me farther away, but this time, toward celestial places...

This is quite a glorious piece, you two.

KK... Those chords are quite ominously alluring, and they're ever so beautifully intertwined with Mysty's wonderful voice! You've cradled her every note with such an assured sense of care and intention. This is pure and true artistry, being shared here.

Quite paradisaical -- I'm astounded...

... ... ...

Thank you! Macca
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kristyjo said 3964 days ago (January 14th, 2007)
I could have listened a lot longer!
You both have impressive tones on your respective instruments. Personally, this evoked a picture of a great musician who has lost his love, and is now reflecting on her beauty while playing his violin. The idea of bittersweet memory is everpresent in this performance.
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Komrade K said 3953 days ago (January 24th, 2007)
You may be right...
... whilst I couldn't say exactly what this is about, I do agree that it does have a sense of loss and sadness about it. I got a bit muddled on the title and kept calling it 'In echo of loneliness' (rather than the title I've used here which is Mysti's original). I suspect this error indicates the well spring of this version of the piece...

Thanks for feeding back.

KK

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screamalexz said 3962 days ago (January 16th, 2007)
pretty
it has a very peaceful soothing sound to it thus far. nice atmosphere. id like to hear mysti a little louder, she seems a tad too much in the background to where im sometimes not sure she's there. beautiful piece.
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Komrade K said 3962 days ago (January 16th, 2007)
Well...
... the mix has been a source of worry to me. I tried listening to this on different speakers/equipment but I was getting either too much violin or too much vocal depending on where I played the track. I also wanted to allow for some drama to come through on the fiddle line so it had to really cut through in these places. There was a very broad dynamic range on the fiddle before I started tweaking and for the most part I was lowering the levels on parts of the fiddle track.

It's a shame that it didn't work for you as well as it could have done but I'm glad you liked it overall.

KK

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Rebsie said 3962 days ago (January 16th, 2007)
:)
You da best, Komrade!
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alley-oop said 3958 days ago (January 20th, 2007)
choice combination
KK's violin and Mytified's voice...very nice. quite a pretty mood. bravo
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composerclark said 3956 days ago (January 22nd, 2007)
Wonderful wonderful
Yeah, very beautiful indeed. Very evocative; wonderful singing, wonderful warmth coming from the violin.
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VicDiesel said 3946 days ago (February 1st, 2007)
Voices from the beyond
This music comes from far away. Maybe the next canyon, maybe the next world. It's hauntingly beautiful. Compliments.

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Komrade K said 3943 days ago (February 4th, 2007)
I was never sure...
...where the 'voices' were coming from but they felt right! Thanks for listening.

KK

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said 3938 days ago (February 9th, 2007)
Ohhhhhhhhh
I shudder and swirl. If I had an ounce of your talent on any instrument I could die a very happy musician.

Truly incredibly sweet accompany. Cant wait to do something with you and Rebsie.. really really cant wait!
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