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My wife and her family are always very pleased when I mention Kyrgyzstan in my songs and are convinced that I could be a star there. (I don't think so).
Anyway, this is a song about the second largest Alpine Lake in the world which is situated there. I have visited it during my holidays three times and it really is the most beautiful place I have ever seen. It is surrounded by mountains and even in the summer when temperatures can reach 36 degrees C the tops of the mountains have snowy topped peaks.
Issyk-Kul means 'the lake that never freezes' and the Mountains are part of the Tian Shan range but are also known as the Celestial Mountains. The water actually changes colour depending on the time of day and the position of the sun and it is crystal clear.
When I did a search for some facts I could not believe that someone had actually recorded the water from Issyk-Kul and posted it on The Freesound Project:
http://freesound.iua.upf.edu/samplesViewSingle.php?id=17650
so an enormous thanks to thoschi - I just had to use it.
Here is a link to a bit more on Issyk-Kul if you are interested:
http://www.fantasticasia.net/?p=136
Maybe we'll see you there one day. Hope you like it.
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Lyrics
It's Strange, Unusual
This Place Called Issyk-Kul
A Lake That Never Freezes
In Celestial

Issyk-Kul Issyk-Kul Issyk-Kul Issyk-Kul
Issyk-Kul Issyk-Kul Issyk-Kul Issyk-Kul


It's the Soul of Kyrgyz
The People Believe
From Near and Far
The Sun to Receive

Issyk-Kul Issyk-Kul Issyk-Kul Issyk-Kul
Issyk-Kul Issyk-Kul Issyk-Kul Issyk-Kul

The Pearl of Central Asia
The Water Colours Change
I Have to Go Back
It's Unusual, Strange

It's Strange, Unusual
This Place Called Issyk-Kul


Song Stats
Hits: 5036
Comments: 114
Fans: 39
Plays: 170
Downloads: 165

Uploaded: Feb 22, 2008 - 02:37:55 PM
Last Updated: Feb 22, 2008 - 02:37:55 PM Last Played: Mar 25, 2017 - 03:25:04 AM
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Comments
said 3584 days ago (February 22nd, 2008)
Good
Very cool.... Oops here we go wow like this my friend I writhe when I listen... And have some beers too... Cheers.
I don't know any of the lake but I know you have done a very good song my friend.
Thanks for this one.
Cheers again and take good care of you and your wife.
---
Kenta
lengold said 3584 days ago (February 23rd, 2008)
Thanks
as always Kenta - have a few beers for me and you take care of your wife too.
Cheers
Len
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peacepiano said 3584 days ago (February 22nd, 2008)
Lovely
The lake is lovely. And the song is entrancing. My daughter spent the summer nearby in Tajikistan. Surprisingly beautiful country at the top of the world!

Thanks
Bill
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lengold said 3584 days ago (February 23rd, 2008)
Very nice
of you to visit Bill and very pleased you liked the song. I bet your daughter had quite an adventure there. I would love to hear more. They really are fascinating countries.
Cheers
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Feter said 3584 days ago (February 22nd, 2008)
Issyk-Kul
now this is impressive .you neevr fail to impressed me
Len .the style itself just amazing .its a true fusion
of two deffirent genere and scale .its like a gem
with multi faces .its more into Art Rock when the
guitar came in with the heavy drums .a real blast
my friend !!
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lengold said 3584 days ago (February 23rd, 2008)
You are
the pearl of Macjams Feter - and I thank you.
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said 3584 days ago (February 22nd, 2008)
Wow
I like the way you play the piano and string-riffs.... Good vocals... It's great build up, with guitar sometimes... I like it... "issyk-kul" sounds great, when you sing it....

And finally, i think you are good to produce/mix... the sound of the drums are really great... Great snare sound...
lengold said 3584 days ago (February 23rd, 2008)
Thanks a lot
Jakob for taking the time to listen and I am very pleased you enjoyed it. I am trying to get better at the production side of things and it's nice that you noticed.
Cheers
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Moviz said 3584 days ago (February 22nd, 2008)
I like
your venture into 'orchestral' Len..... very mysterious sounding and unusual.... the sombre sounding vocal has a hypnotic feel along with the repetition which all adds to the mood. The water at the end sounds lovely..... could almost paddle in it. Loved this, regards M
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lengold said 3584 days ago (February 23rd, 2008)
Orchestral
Didn't start out as orchestral Mo - it just seemed to lead me there. The Freesound Project is amazing - I just couldn't believe that they had the sound of Issyk-Kul recorded and it really did fit in perfectly.
Really pleased you liked it and thanks for commenting.
Cheers
Len


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Vic Holman said 3584 days ago (February 22nd, 2008)
i like lakes
in summer of course.

really nice & enjoyable listen. Aaa, my headphones wet at the end there.
cool tune Len
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lengold said 3580 days ago (February 27th, 2008)
Wet behind the Ears

I am really pleased and grateful that you listened and commented Vic - you had better go and dry out those headphones.
Cheers
Len


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said 3584 days ago (February 22nd, 2008)
Wow
What a tribute must be a beautiful place.. You my friend have a natural knack for composition. excellent ! when the heavy hitting drums come in with the lead is my favorite almost led zep cashmire feel
lengold said 3580 days ago (February 27th, 2008)
Thanks so
much for the lovely comment Tim - it is very appreciated. I am really pleased you enjoyed it. Noticed your comment in chat yesterday about so much music to listen too, so feel honoured that you chose mine.
Cheers
Len
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woofer3 said 3584 days ago (February 22nd, 2008)
yes I like this song-
relaxing, I like the build up as well.

John

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lengold said 3584 days ago (February 23rd, 2008)
Relaxing...
I find the water sound very relaxing too - find myself drifting away to it. Thanks for the listen and comment John - appreciated.
Cheers
Len


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Ibstrat said 3584 days ago (February 22nd, 2008)
Another
Lengold classic.I love your chord progression and choice of sounds.Guitar sounds great.Makes me want to visit this place!
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lengold said 3584 days ago (February 23rd, 2008)
I really
appreciate your support Mark. It would be great if you could visit there - it really is beautiful.
Cheers
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davisamerica said 3584 days ago (February 22nd, 2008)
right then
too many words.... just enough music... a lengold wonder and i love this!!
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davisamerica said 3584 days ago (February 22nd, 2008)
really
love this.. no words to add..love this
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lengold said 3584 days ago (February 23rd, 2008)
Thanks a
million Jack - really pleased you enjoyed it.
Cheers
Len


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echoroom said 3584 days ago (February 23rd, 2008)
Doing your own thing...
.. but building on your unique sound.... you could be a star yet Len!
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lengold said 3584 days ago (February 23rd, 2008)
I only
know how to do my own thing Steve. I have tried but can't really do much else.
There is a chance that some of my 'Kyrgyz' music might be played on Kyrgyz radio and there may be a newspaper article there about me. They are intrigued that a man from London could be writing songs about Kyrgyzstan. Might be interesting.
You know how much I appreciate your ongoing and helpful support.
Cheers
Len


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said 3583 days ago (February 24th, 2008)
Woehoe!
Coool! Make the most of it man, presidential airplane, champagne and national attention;-)
No serious, go for it, frig it, why not? Ah well, you is a grown up.....hihihihii..i didn't say growing old!
Bob6stringer said 3584 days ago (February 23rd, 2008)
Funhouse Harrison?
HEar me out before you think I'm totally nuts. Ever hear George Harrison's "Be Here Now" from Living in the Material world? This reminds me of it... If you run the mood of it through a dark hall of mirrors, or maybe a meat grinder. I mean this in a GOOD way... just can't find more gentle terms. Very cool tune.
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lengold said 3583 days ago (February 24th, 2008)
Hello Bob
Nice to meet you. I had, until now, never listened to that song and take it as a compliment that my song reminded you of it. Appreciated.
Cheers
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craft said 3584 days ago (February 23rd, 2008)
good
words and music soundz so well.. great job
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lengold said 3583 days ago (February 24th, 2008)
Thanks a
lot for listening craft.
Cheers
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CharlyDeeCynthius said 3584 days ago (February 23rd, 2008)
Nice and deeper song!!!
Song from deep inside!
I liked
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lengold said 3583 days ago (February 24th, 2008)
Really pleased
you liked this Charly and nice to meet you.
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SmokeyVW said 3584 days ago (February 23rd, 2008)
moody
the chord progression is excellent - it sets up a mood of longing and mystery. the build ups are great

i really like the lake waves sound effect too

thanks
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lengold said 3583 days ago (February 24th, 2008)
Moody
Thanks for commenting Bill - appreciated.
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Len


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SmokeyVW said 3534 days ago (April 12th, 2008)
glad
i'm very glad the rumors of your departure were incorrect...

now, where's your next tune? :-)

thanks again!


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lengold said 3530 days ago (April 16th, 2008)
Only just noticed this comment
Bill and it took a bit of tracking down.
Now the answer to your question is here:
http://www.macjams.com/song/41818
No - thank you.
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ktb said 3584 days ago (February 23rd, 2008)
dive in
sounds like a very cool place to visit. I like the tune, especially what you've done with the orchestration parts. I can see this being expanded into something like a multi part musical. I can't offer any explanation for that thought other than the song, brings strong imagery and perhaps a deeper story line. Certainly the build in the tune, what with the drums and guitar coming in later suggests to me a rock opera :) Nice wave lapping action Len!
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lengold said 3583 days ago (February 24th, 2008)
Rock Opera
I think I could write a rock opera about Kyrgyz and our adventures there. It's an interesting thought.
Can't beat a bit of wave lapping action I always say.
Thanks for your lovely comments KTB - very appreciated.
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Mcboy said 3584 days ago (February 23rd, 2008)
sonically
a delight.... vocals are rich....it does conjure images of the slavic region..baltics.....the guitar solo was evocative on its own......kool peice.....
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lengold said 3583 days ago (February 24th, 2008)
I am
always very pleased to see your comments Mcboy - thanks very very much.
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lavalamp said 3583 days ago (February 23rd, 2008)
It makes me wonder
What is the world's largest alpine lake........is it Tahoe? I don't know and I'm too lazy to check.

Anyway, very cool and interesting concept. Love those drums towards the end. The water sounded great, too.
Dave
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lengold said 3583 days ago (February 24th, 2008)
wonder
I don't know either and am also to lazy to look up.
Thanks for commenting Dave - always appreciated.
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dajama said 3583 days ago (February 23rd, 2008)
Great vocal on this
my friend. I love the harmonized singing, and you achieved a great evocative vibe with your chanting. Terrific combination of the plucked strings, and then those drums and the guitar kicking in - outstanding! (Great sound on those drums, by the way...) Pretty amazing that someone had recorded the sound of the water! It's a small world! The recording works well here - almost transports you there.

Very cool track. Sounds like a wonderful place. Nicely done. Peace.
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lengold said 3583 days ago (February 24th, 2008)
It's a small world...
indeed. Thanks so much for the very complimentary comments and yes, it is a wonderful place,
Really appreciated David.
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apb said 3583 days ago (February 23rd, 2008)
You ..

.. are definitely the MJ artist I could go .. "that's Len" .. a unique sound all your own .. distinctive no matter what you lend yourself too .. it has that "Len sound" ..it will be LenŽ%u2122 (registered trademark) :o)

Lovely piece, tranquil homage. Glad to see you dipping
into the Freesound projects archives.

Nice acoustic guitar sound, atmostpheric vocals and
sweet mix.. I was expecting a little weird electric
guitar sounds to creep in at some point in the arrangement ..ah well ..drums coming in a 2:40 are
a little 'stumbly' in spots.. I'd prefer them a bit tighter, was my only quibble this time. Any Ozone
usage this time?
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lengold said 3582 days ago (February 24th, 2008)
I didn't
even think of looking on Freesound - just came up in a google search. It slotted in so perfectly.
I just 'played' the drums on the keyboard - which is what I tend to do these days. I don't have a click track or anything so can't really use loops and I am sure my timing is all over the place. But I must admit that it's not something I worry about too much. Yes, maybe they are a bit heavy for the song.
I actually liked the sound of all the tracks (unusually) so only used Ozone on the actual master track (Ozone 1) - that seemed to lift and spread it quite a bit. I am actually quite pleased with the production on this and it even sounds pretty full on the car stereo.
Thanks as always Alan for taking the time to listen so intently - I always look forward to your comments.
Cheers
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said 3583 days ago (February 23rd, 2008)
downloaded
Not bad at all , great build up .
lengold said 3582 days ago (February 24th, 2008)
I am honoured
that you downloaded this Tommy. Still loving your song and have heard it quite a few times now.
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said 3583 days ago (February 23rd, 2008)
!!
I JUST LOVE YOUR VOICE. It makes me feel so comfortable on the one hand, cos I know it I guess. But on the other hand the lethargy oozes out in a majestic way. I truly believe your voice is in the category of Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds. The music is creepy somewhere, disturbing is a better label...Ah well, just a label;-).
Awesom Len, One of my faves of yours so far! The added drums are a bonus, it made the track come to a good climax. Where are my cigs...ow they are wet....shoot
Marc
lengold said 3582 days ago (February 24th, 2008)
This was
my first outing with a new microphone and I think it has really helped.
Creepy is a good word. Really pleased you enjoyed it Marc. Been away for the weekend so will catch up with yours soon. I will try not to forget to hit the fave button.
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said 3582 days ago (February 24th, 2008)
:-P
Silly me!
bud said 3583 days ago (February 23rd, 2008)
What a trip - I and I really mean it
I was so transported by this song. Fantastic - original - strange - wonderful. You know - half the time I think you've made up the whole Kyrgyzstan thing and no such place exists. But now I get it. It's real - and it's a state of mind. Thanks for posting.
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lengold said 3582 days ago (February 24th, 2008)
What a trip
Do you know bud, that they are probably the nicest comments I've ever had. Thanks so much.
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Diviner said 3582 days ago (February 24th, 2008)
Very nice track
Cool composition and mad lyrics. My wife the same about mentioning Romania (which is why there is an advert for a romania tourist website on my Bio). Interesting suject matter and its an informative track, so there's something for everybody. Nice one Len.
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lengold said 3582 days ago (February 24th, 2008)
Yeah I've
noticed how clever the advertising is on here too.
Thanks for listening and commenting Keith.
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five_extra_arms said 3582 days ago (February 24th, 2008)
Issyk-Kool
As always, a great amount of passion goes into your music. You are so inventive and have great instinct when composing.

Sorry I'm not around much lately, but I am trying to keep up with everyone and downloading as often as possible. This one will sound good on the ipod too.

Thanks Len.

Bob
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lengold said 3582 days ago (February 25th, 2008)
Issyk-Kool
Great to hear from you Bob, you are missed. Really pleased you liked it and a special thanks for taking the time to listen.
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jiguma said 3582 days ago (February 25th, 2008)
Hey Len!
When you're a big star in Kyrgyzstan can I be your roadie? Looks fantastic and the sounds you've made in response to Issyk-Kul make it even more attractive.

Seriously good post Len - I like everything about it. Beautifully recorded - the drums through the solo are a standout. There's a sense of becoming overwhelmed by the fx - not a bad thing. It would have been interesting to use the water sounds as part of the rhythm section, but that's just me :)

Congratulations, your wife's parents will love this!

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lengold said 3582 days ago (February 25th, 2008)
Hey Neil
Thanks very much for your very complimentary comments. It would be a dream come true to hear my stuff on the radio.
Using the water sounds as a rhythm sounds like a fantastic idea - but I wouldn't know where to start to actually do it - but I will investigate.
Big thanks again Neil - appreciated.
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smokey bacon jnr said 3582 days ago (February 25th, 2008)
great
The beginning reminded me of a Holst part-song I heard once. Love it when the drums kick in. Is Borat from round those parts?
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lengold said 3582 days ago (February 25th, 2008)
Haven't seen
you around much lately - good to see you.

Thanks for commenting, really pleased you liked it.
Borat is allegedly from Kazakhstan (which I have visited because they have an English embassy there) and is one of the neighbouring countries. It is actually quite a rich country in comparison because they have some oil and is very much on the up and up. I love that film - has me in stitches, but really couldn't be further from the truth.
Thanks again.
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smokey bacon jnr said 3581 days ago (February 25th, 2008)
tardy...
I'm a bit of a tardy member of MJs I know!! I tend to come and go - selfishly when I have a new song uploaded. I will check out some of your other recent stuff. I'm having a MJ binge drinking session at the mo...
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thetiler said 3581 days ago (February 25th, 2008)
Wow
What an interesting place, when I get time I'll have to check more about it!

Thanks for sharing! Nice Tune!

Great Pic as well!
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lengold said 3581 days ago (February 25th, 2008)
Really appreciate
you listening Bill and thanks for the comment.
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drakonis said 3581 days ago (February 25th, 2008)
awesome
Love the information/background... and love the Asian-plains-style mystery you weave in the music. Your voice is hypnotic here, and the descriptive lyrics wash around in my head until the colors are a blur. The guitar work is wonderful (loved the electric guitar doing the repeat-bend thing that sounded almost like a bird/animal call), and to find a recording of the lapping water from that very place... how serendipitous is that? There are natural places in this world that can really get ahold of us and call us back. This place sounds supremely beautiful!

By the way, the answer to your question "cost me an armenia leg": http://goasia.about.com/od/countriesaz/a/lake_sevan.htm

ttfn,
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lengold said 3581 days ago (February 25th, 2008)
Well that's
a little bit of a coincidence because on our way to Kyrgyz the plane refuels at Yerevan, we are not allowed off though, I think it's too dangerous. That lake sounds pretty wonderful too. Thanks for the information - I think I will look into it further.
Serendipitous describes it perfectly.
I am also so pleased that you picked up on the guitar trying to sound like a bird call - it was the intention after hearing the birds in the water recording.
Really appreciate your nice comments Drakonis - thank you.
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Bob Rodgers said 3581 days ago (February 25th, 2008)
I really
enjoyed this Len, good vocals and I love your guitar sound, great drums and I like the chord progression, another wonderful song Len! Thanks!
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lengold said 3581 days ago (February 25th, 2008)
Thanks so
much for listening Bob and I am very pleased that you liked it. Funnily enough it came quite easily and I didn't try to force anything - tried to keep it natural sounding.
Thanks again.
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said 3581 days ago (February 25th, 2008)
I agree w/ Steve
its always just you and what a fantastic place to be, always an adventure, this is epic in its scope, familiar sounds of the the motherland mixed with a theatrical broadway feel, what a delight LG! Loving that left ear complimentary vocal!
lengold said 3581 days ago (February 25th, 2008)
Thanks for
the lovely comments Tom and I really appreciate all the support you have given. The work you are doing with Mcboy at the moment is fantastic - really love it.
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Doadars Uncle said 3581 days ago (February 25th, 2008)
This makes me smile!
I like the development/drama!

Unusual sounding place.
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lengold said 3581 days ago (February 26th, 2008)
Very pleased
I made you smile Doug. Thanks for listening and commenting - appreciated.
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spitlogic said 3581 days ago (February 26th, 2008)
hehe
This is pretty good. A great tribute. I have only been on the air base there (during the winter) and the cold there is unbelievable. I did get a chance to enjoy the view of the mountains from there and also got a few "Red Army" hats from one of the shops there. It would be a nice place to visit if it didn't get so cold.
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lengold said 3580 days ago (February 26th, 2008)
It's a
complete change in the summer - can actually get too hot at times. Interesting, I have seen the planes but never a US soldier they/(you?) must be very segregated from the towns.
Thanks for the listen/comment.
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rsorensen said 3580 days ago (February 26th, 2008)
very cool
love the eerie, kind of paranoid vibe of this. Well done Len. Great arrangement.
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lengold said 3580 days ago (February 26th, 2008)
Thanks very
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Savage_Beast said 3579 days ago (February 27th, 2008)
Great
Great tune LG
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lengold said 3579 days ago (February 28th, 2008)
Thanks a
lot - very nice of you to comment.
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BeccaJohnson said 3578 days ago (February 28th, 2008)
Hello Len!
Sorry for delay,just got back from work...yesterday couldn't post a comment as the internet war freezing none-stop...So I thought I do it now.

I loved the lyrics and the song is great.It is unusual and beautiful....Very pLeased it is about our lake!

Thank you,that is veryyyyyyyy nice of you to mention KG in your songs!!!!


Very Good Job!


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lengold said 3578 days ago (February 28th, 2008)
Really pleased
you like it Becca, thanks for letting me know. Does it make you feel homesick?
Love
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guitapick said 3578 days ago (February 28th, 2008)
Wish...
...I could be there now...nice description...words and music...inspiring...
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lengold said 3578 days ago (February 29th, 2008)
Yeah, so
do I Bob. Thanks for listening and commenting, very pleased you liked it.
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said 3573 days ago (March 4th, 2008)
Great!
This is really great song sir LEN. You're indeed a star .. Loved the mix and how the music mixed with your vocal!

Thanks a lot for sharing and sorry for being late!

Take Care
- Yeman A. Al-Rawi
lengold said 3573 days ago (March 4th, 2008)
Yeman
you have made my day - I really appreciate you taking the time to listen to all of these and leave your comments. You must have so much to listen to. You song is fantastic.
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magnatone said 3567 days ago (March 11th, 2008)
This is COOL!
Sorry I'm a little late to the party here, don't know how I missed this first time through. But I'm glad I spotted it now! This is simply very COOL. The piano adds so much, the strings are done perfectly to my ear. I love your vocals and lyrics. Guess I just love this song!
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lengold said 3566 days ago (March 11th, 2008)
Issyk-COOL
Thanks very much for taking the time to listen and comment. Really pleased you liked it - appreciated.
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said 3566 days ago (March 11th, 2008)
tres uneek!
len - that was unlike anything i've heard of late.
you captured a certain stately majesty in your musical arrangement and vocal delivery. the watery sound at end was a nice touch. keep creating, brother!
enjoyed your work,
anne
lengold said 3566 days ago (March 11th, 2008)
Thank you
Anne, I really value your musical judgement highly and take it as a great compliment that you liked this. Thanks again.
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said 3565 days ago (March 13th, 2008)
Cool.


Hi I loved listening to this its really nice and relaxing and your voice sounded really nice too. Thanks for sharing.
Peace Dee.
lengold said 3564 days ago (March 13th, 2008)
Thanks for
taking the time to listen and comment Dee. Pleased you liked it.
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Heightened said 3563 days ago (March 14th, 2008)
Bugger! Now I
want to go. And if I do I'll be listening to Issyk-Kul on my ipod.
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lengold said 3563 days ago (March 15th, 2008)
Lovely comment
'H' - really appreciated. You should go - it's not that impossible.
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said 3548 days ago (March 29th, 2008)
Intriguing!
Nice tune. Great concept. You convey well an aura of mystery re this place.

Nicely sung too Len.

Be well!
lengold said 3548 days ago (March 30th, 2008)
Really nice
to see you back Michael and thanks for the comment - appreciated.
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Dj French Toast said 3537 days ago (April 10th, 2008)
Loved
this is awesome man i really liked your recording on the guuitar nice feel to it very deep and ful I loved the poem and the soulful delivery as well as the mental land scape youve created as well . The whole song comes together so well and is a work of art very nice Len I fully enjoyed !
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lengold said 3536 days ago (April 11th, 2008)
What lovely
comments Benny - thanks a lot - very appreciated. I wish I was there at the moment.
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bonnieprincejohnny said 3535 days ago (April 11th, 2008)
Is he cool ?
Aye,you bet. Great song Lenners - thanks for the download.
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lengold said 3535 days ago (April 12th, 2008)
Thanks johnny Boy
Really pleased you liked this - and very happy that you downloaded.
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helenmorris said 3534 days ago (April 12th, 2008)
I love your voice
This is so different, wonderful
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lengold said 3530 days ago (April 16th, 2008)
Sorry it took
me a while to notice your comment Helen. Thank you for visiting and commenting, I really appreciate the lovely comment.
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Muse Ritual said 3531 days ago (April 16th, 2008)
Wow!!!
So glad you stopped by my page so I could get to know some of your lovely music! I really love this and the back story makes it truly a wonder to hear. You did very very well to add the water sample, it really fits in where as it couldve been a bit of an overstatement. Id love to hear you remix this in your shiny new LP software by the way :D .

.... I just cant get over the scenery/imagery you convey.. I get a little of actually being there and that is an awesome thing to be able to do with a listener.
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lengold said 3530 days ago (April 16th, 2008)
Really nice to
have you visit er... Muse - I really appreciate you taking the time to listen. I was pretty pleased myself with the way this turned out too. It sort of wrote itself.
I am slowly trying to remix all my old songs - but I might just leave this one alone.
I am very honoured that you enjoyed it so much - thanks.
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LunaTrick said 3527 days ago (April 20th, 2008)
I was told...
that I sounded a bit like you - so I have been listening to your stuff. I really like this piece - I did something in the same vein about japanese mythology (called "Ice Flower"). I'd love to get your feedback. I like your baritone voice too!
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lengold said 3526 days ago (April 21st, 2008)
Thanks for
the comment - I'll have a listen.
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guygrooves said 3450 days ago (July 6th, 2008)
Looks like..
I missed another one. This is a really cool song. I love how it builds to the electric guitar and the water sounds building at the end. Very nice job. Great vocals on this too. The crow at the end was cool I imagine it was on the freesound file. Great job on this.
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lengold said 3449 days ago (July 6th, 2008)
Thanks for
taking the time to listen Guy - very appreciated. I am very pleased that you liked this. Yes the crow was part of the freesound file but it fitted so perfectly.
Thanks again.
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sonnyjim said 3272 days ago (December 31st, 2008)
Instrumentation
Sparse and strange and compelling as hell.

I am kicking myself for not having made my way over here before now.

Great stuff!
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lengold said 3272 days ago (December 31st, 2008)
So pleased
you took the time to listen to this. I love it when people take the time to listen to some older songs. Really happy to think you liked it. Appreciated.
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Yordbear said 2986 days ago (October 12th, 2009)
It's Strange, Unusual,This place called Issyk-Kul....
Really like the build up to the immaculate drums and electric guitar part! Len did you play guitar on this?

*Y*
lengold said 2986 days ago (October 12th, 2009)
HiYa
Glad you had a look at Kyrgyz and hope you might make it to there one day. I played all of this - no loops at all. The drums were 'played' via the keyboard.
Thanks for the listen and comment.
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Symphony101 said 2711 days ago (July 15th, 2010)
Terrific
Loved this work Len, wonderful.
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lengold said 2710 days ago (July 16th, 2010)
Thanks
again Yves - appreciated.
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CIASM_ZENABI_ said 2711 days ago (July 15th, 2010)
issyk kul
great moody feel, builds up really well. vocals work well. gets going at 2:50. like the choice of notes for the solo - lots of tension.
enjoyed cheers
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lengold said 2710 days ago (July 16th, 2010)
Thank
you.
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hackneybloke said 2659 days ago (September 4th, 2010)
issyk-kul
who's doing those background vocal len...is it you in falsetto? this is fab len....the orchestration is a dream. great atmos.
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lengold said 2658 days ago (September 5th, 2010)
Falsetto...
yeah me.
One of my definite favourites, quite proud of this one. Talking about maybe going there in a couple of weeks again - wanna come?
Thanks for taking the time to listen to these Julian - I am thrilled you found the time.
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