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Smokey's Embers (col w Drakonis)


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SmokeyVW

 Genre: Classical

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album: After
track 1: 4:02 Feedback
track 2: 5:12 Breathing
track 3: 7:12 Marching Through The Visible Man
track 4: 3:52 Cleft Synaptic
track 5: 5:08 Sippin' From The Big Dipper
track 6: 5:08 Ula Hemla
track 7: 2:54 Yaa Yaya Yeya Yeyeah!
track 8: 3:03 Rolling Down
track 9: 5:29 Piano
track 10: 4:07 Lucky
track 11: 7:34 How Ah Ya
track 12: 5:07 Smokey's Embers
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Song Description

This is a mostly orchestral version of Drakonis' song Ember - Rekindled.


Thou still unravish'd bride of quietness,
Thou foster-child of Silence and slow Time,
...
'Beauty is truth, truth beauty,
Ye know on earth, and all ye need to know.'

-- John Keats, "Ode on a Grecian Urn"



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sound effects used in this song:

fire_embers_large_campfire.aif (http://freesound.iua.upf.edu/samplesViewSingle.php?id=17554)
By Dynamicell (http://freesound.iua.upf.edu/usersViewSingle.php?id=47052)

fire wood bonfire high eq.aif (http://freesound.iua.upf.edu/samplesViewSingle.php?id=17374)
By homejrande (http://freesound.iua.upf.edu/usersViewSingle.php?id=52000)
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Plays: 221
Downloads: 148

Uploaded: Oct 20, 2007 - 09:02:30 PM
Last Updated: Sep 21, 2011 - 01:08:02 PM Last Played: Dec 22, 2016 - 05:36:24 PM
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drakonis said 3652 days ago (October 20th, 2007)
renewed from the ashes...
Ember seems all young and strong sounding again... I see you sprinkled some Grecian Formula on this aulde relic, takes a licking and it Keats on ticking!

Now this is a delight, a symphonic version! Nice touch, to have the fires of time usher this in, and usher it back out at the end, the little bell effects seem to be the glint off the urn. Very nice re-orchestration, I like the strong brass and the timpani hits/rolls, the pizzicato and tremelo strings, they really maintain the feel. And I noticed a slight tweak to the harmony in the flute at 1/2 way in, which was a really satisfying change, I liked that. Very "classy" version... I think you urn a gold star for this! I'm quite impressed by how quickly you just whipped up something this stately. I certainly like it, let's see what others think. Thank you for taking this in yet a new direction!

ttfn,
Drakonis
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SmokeyVW said 3650 days ago (October 22nd, 2007)
wrong button
i meant to append to your comment, but i messed up and it appears as a separate comment about ten posts down...
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bud said 3652 days ago (October 20th, 2007)
OK - OK I'm at a loss for words
I'll try beautiful, stately, rapturous, sensitive, elegant, rich, subtle, delicate, excellent, cool, neat, wow, thanks. There - I found some. Way to go Bill - really wonderful.
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SmokeyVW said 3645 days ago (October 27th, 2007)
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well, it's mostly Drakonis's work. i just slapped on some symphony instruments :-)

my favorite part is at the very end when the last ember goes out.

thanks
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musichead said 3651 days ago (October 21st, 2007)
floating in
Just thought Id float in and give you a listen.. I really like the sting bass sound. Im a bass player.!! :)
The brass really sound great!!! I thought I was at real concert!!
Drak gave me this link...great stuff here!!
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SmokeyVW said 3645 days ago (October 27th, 2007)
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i suspect a lot of the "real concert" feel is due to the AU Matrix Reverb. Drakonis used this Reverb on his original version as well. I changed the settings to form a space large enough to contain an orchestra.

thanks

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guitapick said 3651 days ago (October 21st, 2007)
Powerful...
...fine crafting, here, Smokey. Your control of the dynamics (both technically and musically) is really impressive...
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SmokeyVW said 3645 days ago (October 27th, 2007)
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the dynamics makes all the difference. just playing the synths on the keyboard without the expression control sounds pretty fake. i wish i could use the expression controller real-time, but i don't seem to have the touch. so it's all done with the pencil tool.

i usually start from the dynamics provided with a similar loop in Apple's Jam Pack, and modify it from there. "Desire D" was the basis for the dynamics of a lot of the tracks on this one.

thanks

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FGarofalo said 3651 days ago (October 21st, 2007)
Very
well done. Not much more to say.

Frank.
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SmokeyVW said 3645 days ago (October 27th, 2007)
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thanks for dropping by for a listen.

glad you liked it!
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lengold said 3651 days ago (October 21st, 2007)
Sounds like
proper grown up music to me. Excellent.
Cheers
Len


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SmokeyVW said 3645 days ago (October 27th, 2007)
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i wish i knew what "proper grown up music" actually is. symphonic music certainly has a long history, and it's an amazing accumulation of some of the best of many, many people's efforts. it encompasses various theories of music and composition, as well as tons of technology in the making of the instruments, and lots of invention in the techniques to play them all. it's pretty awe inspiring when you think of it that way.

i humbly suggest that this song only slightly approximates the wonders of a real orchestra - it's just a pleasant illusion.

but, thank you for your comment, and i'm glad you liked it. i am pleased with the outcome myself.
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said 3651 days ago (October 21st, 2007)
Great !
Smokey, this is a real fine version of Drakonin's EMBER, the sounds here really CLASSICAL, great sounds going here from the brass till the strings in the background ! Thank you for sharing such gem .. this is a really great music.

WOW man .. impressive.

Faved and D'loaded
SmokeyVW said 3645 days ago (October 27th, 2007)
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wow, thank you. i really must credit Drakonis: he wrote the notes. i spent some time taking apart his original version and got to more deeply appreciate his work. his composition is more structured than it seems. somewhere along the way it struck me that a "classical" approach might work out nicely.

actually, there are sounds from Drak's original version mixed in during the flute solo, and they are not strictly "classical" - but i wanted to add a nod to his original work somehow.

thanks again
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said 3651 days ago (October 21st, 2007)
Amazing
One of your best compositions I'll heard.
Enjoyable! Oh! yes very much.KUDOS

Kenta
SmokeyVW said 3645 days ago (October 27th, 2007)
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glad you enjoyed listening. thanks go to Drakonis for composition...

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Moviz said 3651 days ago (October 21st, 2007)
This
is a wonderful interpretation.... beautiful sounds all so clear andas Bud says 'Stately' sounding... love the fire effects too, M
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SmokeyVW said 3645 days ago (October 27th, 2007)
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ah ha! "interpretation" - that was the word i was trying to think of!

i did change Drak's original development away from "rekindled" into something that just sort of dies in your arms. i guess that is what the urn picture is all about...

thanks

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SmokeyVW said 3650 days ago (October 22nd, 2007)
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about that tweak to the harmony in the flute half way in:

i perceived the early portion of the flute part as a bridge. and somehow it just wasn't working for me. maybe the change in instruments really focussed the spotlight on the flute solo too much for the bridge?

so i changed it from a bridge into a cadence. i was hesitant at first. it's a pretty strong cadence, for example the #7 only appears one time, right there. there's also a rhythmic augmentation there, and again, only there (although that was yours, i just embellished it a bit). but i think it works. the flute continues uninterrupted into its solo from that point. that cadence also splits the piece into two parts, but not too strongly, i hope.

thanks for giving me a shot at this!

Bill
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davisamerica said 3649 days ago (October 23rd, 2007)
very nice
having played in the fields of ember i know how each artist digs deeply to hear the dragon's song. must say, i too felt like i was sitting and listening to a wonderful live performance. absolutely a wonderful version!!
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SmokeyVW said 3645 days ago (October 27th, 2007)
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i did indeed dig deeply and found gold. or a fire-breathing dragon?

this was a very fun and satisfying project. it all unfolded very quickly - just a few days from getting the files from Drakonis to this posting.

thanks

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Heightened said 3646 days ago (October 26th, 2007)
Smokey's Embers
Amazing! Wonderous! Loved every second of it!


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SmokeyVW said 3645 days ago (October 27th, 2007)
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i loved working on this one, i guess it shows.

i still have the disassembled, loop version of Drakonis's work. maybe i should create another entirely different version? maybe someday...

thanks

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said 3645 days ago (October 27th, 2007)
Spectacular!
By Zeus, this is how this piece should have been done to begin with!

Ominous sonic splendor! Take a bow gentlemen!

Be well!
SmokeyVW said 3638 days ago (November 3rd, 2007)
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thanks

it just seemed like the right thing to do at the time
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Alannah said 3638 days ago (November 3rd, 2007)
This is ....
... by far the deepest and richest Ember to date! Wow wow wow .... it's ALIVE !!!!
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SmokeyVW said 3638 days ago (November 3rd, 2007)
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odd that you say it's alive - i kinda thinks it ends with a quiet death.

thank you very very much


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david.sfinzi said 3618 days ago (November 23rd, 2007)
embers
Yes! Very nice!
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SmokeyVW said 3612 days ago (November 29th, 2007)
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thanks for listening and commenting
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said 3537 days ago (February 12th, 2008)
Smokey's Embers (col w Drakonis
Hi

My God !!
this has got lots going for , my vote snd download
to my ipod on repeat.
1st the music is just so magical and the composition
to just die for.
Second my cat is called smokey
and I love antiques and the Vase pic is as beautiful to look at as his this fantasic masterpiece work of art.

Peae

Dee.



SmokeyVW said 3535 days ago (February 14th, 2008)
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wow! i guess this made an impression on a few levels.

i have two cats presently: Samantha and Midi.

Drak's composition is the perfect collab vehicle: it's fairly minimalist, well-written, and nice to listen to, so there's lots of room for expansion in many directions. i was surprised no one had tried a symphonic version - so i had to do it!

that lovely vase is actually an urn - someday, after my last spark pops and fades, a similar urn may hold my ashes...

thanks
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SmokeyVW said 3535 days ago (February 14th, 2008)
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if you have time, check out all the versions of Ember - it will be worth your time.
the link is up in the song Description. let Drakonis know what you think
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richardhowardjones said 3423 days ago (June 5th, 2008)
Thank you for a great orchestration.
Fully with Drak (Eduard) on this one . A truly noble Ember.A light but deep arrangement.
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Boundless said 3040 days ago (June 23rd, 2009)
Wonderful
What a fine classical twist to Eduard's fine piece.

Fine work - thanks !

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