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Ember (Salamander Mix)


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Lizard*Whistle

 Genre: Ambient

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I had a very warm welcome when I arrived at MacJams, not least from Drakonis, who kindly invited me to make a reworking of his ambient piece Ember-Rekindled.

So I rubbed some sticks together and came up with this.

The basic track is Drakonis' work, to which I've added whistles and flutes, leccy guitar and choral voices.

Please visit his page for a list of the many other Rekindled Embers - they are very inspiring.
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Uploaded: Aug 16, 2007 - 11:16:17 AM
Last Updated: Aug 16, 2007 - 11:16:17 AM Last Played: Nov 16, 2017 - 06:36:29 AM
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drakonis said 3774 days ago (August 16th, 2007)
poor salamanders
another misunderstood fire-lizard :-) Why don't people check wet logs before throwing them onto the fire, anyway?

Wow, this is a delight! I love the change to cello for that one track, and your occasional jangly guitar is nice... but the striking parts are your hauntingly delicious choice of melody/harmony in the singing and penny-whistle parts, sparse and tantalizing... I wanted that to go on and on... this gave me shivers, a unique and enjoyable take. Thank you so much for taking time to collaborate on this. I do hope to hear more from you soon.
ttfn,
Drakonis
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Lizard*Whistle said 3768 days ago (August 22nd, 2007)
Thanks for asking me
I really had fun working on this, so thanks!

I wanted to see what would happen if the melody line was at a deep pitch instead of high and ethereal, so I swapped your MIDI violins for a cello three octaves lower (without changing any of your actual notes). That left me plenty of sonic space to fill in some high and ethereal stuff of my own. The things I added were all real instruments (and voices) because I love the effect of combining real instruments with digital ones.

So glad you like the result!
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Henke said 3774 days ago (August 16th, 2007)
Oh, yeah!
This is definitely one of the more interesting versions of this gem of a song in a long while! Some really nice additions to Drak's original masterpiece, one of my all time fav's on this site (and there are many)! Well done!

/Henke
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Lizard*Whistle said 3768 days ago (August 22nd, 2007)
Cheers
Thank you Henke. Yes, the source material is so good you can't go too far wrong with it! It's a great composition with so much scope for experimentation. I'm very pleased you enjoyed what I did with it!
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gail60 said 3773 days ago (August 17th, 2007)
Another hit!
Wonderful collaberation. I regulary enjoy the talent of Drakonis. (who cannot?) I really like the additions you put with the song. I am a sucker for those soft choral voices as well. Excellent job.
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Roxylee said 3773 days ago (August 17th, 2007)
Very pretty Ember
After reading Drak's comment, i expected to hear sizzling and crackling. Very peaceful and soothing... Another fine addition to the ever growing Ember collection. :-)
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Epileptic Gibbon said 3772 days ago (August 17th, 2007)
I think this might be...
... the only version I've heard of Ember, unless I heard the original. Someone correct me if I'm wrong. Really scrummy stuff though. Drak has laid down his usual fine material for the ambient soundbed but the choral vocals make for a powerful addition and the penny-whistle produces a pretty spooky sound on this occasion. I like the guitar too. Shivers down the spine indeed! A nice addition, LW. Sorted!
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michael2 said 3771 days ago (August 18th, 2007)
that
middle part is so cool. wasn't expecting that at all. great job and welcome to MJ.
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Lizard*Whistle said 3768 days ago (August 22nd, 2007)
Thank you
I just make it up as I go along, so even I don't know what's going to happen until I try it! Thanks for commenting.
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Diviner said 3702 days ago (October 27th, 2007)
Nice
Lovely piece of ambient. Ambient in its true sense. Well done its a great re-working. Love the flute and choral voices. Very nice and peaceful.
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Lizard*Whistle said 3683 days ago (November 14th, 2007)
Thank you
I'm glad you appreciated it. Drakonis' original track had a peaceful dignity to it which I tried to maintain even in the flickering whistles.
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Justmescrewingaround said 3700 days ago (October 29th, 2007)
Hmmm
This is acctually very good to listen to at 5:37 AM when you can't sleep. It's all calm and relaxing and stuff.

Nice job
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Lizard*Whistle said 3683 days ago (November 14th, 2007)
Night listening
It's a great compliment to be an insomnia soundtrack. Thanks.
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bud said 3683 days ago (November 14th, 2007)
Beautiful interpretation of Ember
I really love the flutes and whistles - very Celtic touch . Well done.
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ic42 said 3682 days ago (November 15th, 2007)
warmth
it is sweet rich harmony, mesmerizing singing and flute. it feels like a warm summer eve on the moor. a guitar is a simple addition, however it seems perfectly fitting. it seemed too short, and was played again. 0x0
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said 3574 days ago (March 3rd, 2008)
Very Nice ..
Great ... Loved this version (working on mine !!) ..
Lizard*Whistle said 3565 days ago (March 12th, 2008)
Thank you
I look forward to hearing your version!
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lavalamp said 3398 days ago (August 26th, 2008)
Gentle
Is that your voice? or loop?

This could be played in any alternative shop I have ever been in.

It has a Native American sort of feel to it. Or Druid-ish.

Why haven't you post in such a long time?

Thanks for checking out my stuff the other day.

Dave
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Lizard*Whistle said 3207 days ago (March 5th, 2009)

You are welcome Dave. I hope to have another post soon. I am very slow to find inspiration.

It is my voice, yes.
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Char said 3200 days ago (March 12th, 2009)
Nicely done.
It soars over the canyons as the breath of wind. Thanks.
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Lizard*Whistle said 3194 days ago (March 18th, 2009)

I like that description. Thank you!
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Day-Dreamer said 3200 days ago (March 12th, 2009)
Ember !
Awesome work on Drak's Ember !!!
And I love this very. very much.
Wonderful production:)
Thank you for the download.
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Lizard*Whistle said 3194 days ago (March 18th, 2009)
Thank you
I must give the greatest part of the credit to Drakonis for his wonderful track.
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kassia said 3200 days ago (March 12th, 2009)
very lovely
i especially liked the vocals you did on this. ethereal and misty-moody. great flutes. you really kept to the original feel of drak's ember but took it a little further with some great additions. nice job!
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Lizard*Whistle said 3194 days ago (March 18th, 2009)
Yes
I loved the ambience of the Ember track exactly as it stood, so my aim was to sprinkle some embellishment without interfering with its existing beauty. I appreciate your comment!
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LunaTrick said 3196 days ago (March 15th, 2009)
Definitely
One of the best versions of this song....
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Lizard*Whistle said 3194 days ago (March 18th, 2009)
Well I heard yours
and my software cello bears no comparison to your real one. What a gift that is. Thank you for the compliment!
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Ambient music is a loosely defined musical genre that incorporates elements of a number of different styles - including jazz, electronic music, new age, rock and roll, modern classical music, reggae, traditional, world and even noise.

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