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Ember (kassiafied)


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kassia

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Well...I'm officially a MacJammer now. I've been through the initiation and here's the result.

As you all know, drakonis wrote a gorgeous ambient piece called Ember: Rekindled. You can listen to it here: http://www.macjams.com/song/13185

Many, many a'macjammer has taken this piece and added pieces of themselves to it - and the resulting music has been amazing.

My result pretty new-agey. I kept it very mellow because I really liked the original texture and sound. The piano parts are first-take improv, the guitar and drums are loops that I played with a little, and the english horn mimics drak's original flute part.

Thank you to drak for not only providing the beautiful base for this piece, but for all the friendliness, advice and encouragement he has given generously since I joined MacJams.

Enjoy.
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Uploaded: May 03, 2008 - 04:54:39 PM
Last Updated: May 03, 2008 - 04:54:39 PM Last Played: Aug 11, 2017 - 05:04:59 AM
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Feter said 3456 days ago (May 3rd, 2008)
Ember
Impressive ..and its one of the best colabs
that done with Draki's ember .very imagenary
and peacefull !! loved the piano so much
you used it in a specialy way ..very very cool
thnx alot for sharin !!
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kassia said 3454 days ago (May 5th, 2008)
Feter
Thanks so much for your great comments! I had listened to all the other collabs and wanted to try something completely different. Glad you enjoyed it - piano is my thing, lol, it's all I know how to do!
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said 3456 days ago (May 3rd, 2008)
Calm
Wonderful rendition of this great piece from Draki. Calm piano playing and really relaxing piece to hear. Thanks a lot for sharing!

Take Care
- Yeman A. Al-Rawi
kassia said 3454 days ago (May 5th, 2008)
Yeman
Thank you. I tried very hard to keep it relaxing and ambient. Glad that I was able to accomplish that for you! Thanks for stopping by.
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drakonis said 3456 days ago (May 3rd, 2008)
gorgeous treatment...
This really heads Ember off in a new (age) direction, and very sweetly handled! You passed the test, and managed to avoid your KSA (Kitchen Sink Affliction) wonderfully here... it is delicately sparse, but you have added new harmonies that tug at the sound bed in gently new sparkly ways. I think the english horn is a brilliant touch. And your piano improvs are great. Elegant. Excellent mixing too, all is crystal clear as a sunrise. Instant download to add to my KassiaKollection.
ttfn,
Drakonis
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kassia said 3454 days ago (May 5th, 2008)
Drakonis
Thanks for giving me something solid to start with. Your original mixing of Ember:Rekindled was perfect. The first thing I did when you sent me the GB file was to lock all your tracks and I did not touch them again. I can't really say more than what I did in the song notes. Thanks for everything - I'm glad you like this!
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LunaTrick said 3456 days ago (May 3rd, 2008)
It's lovely
Just the right touch and poise!
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kassia said 3454 days ago (May 5th, 2008)
Luna
Thanks for stopping by! I appreciate that you stop and listen and comment on such a wide variety of music!
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caroline said 3456 days ago (May 3rd, 2008)
mmmmmmmmm.... soothing
thank you - it settled me down nicely after a looong and tiring day - beautiful
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kassia said 3454 days ago (May 5th, 2008)
Caroline
Hey! I've been watching you in chat and listening to some of your stuff and you crack me up! I would imagine you need something to calm you down at the end of the day - you're full of energy! I'm glad you liked it - thanks for stopping by for a listen.
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Skean said 3456 days ago (May 3rd, 2008)
Ember yes Ember
I have to re: post my EMBERS... This is so beautiful done I like the clothes you have put on to her... Kudos

Peace, Love & Respect
----
Kenta
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magnatone said 3456 days ago (May 3rd, 2008)
Emberrrrrrrrrrr
Wow Shay - this is GREAT!! You brought the ember to life in a most gorgeous, thoughtful way. This is terrific, congrats - and - like I haven't said it enough, welcome to MJ!
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kassia said 3454 days ago (May 5th, 2008)
Karen
Thanks for the great comment. You are another MacJammer who has been overwhelmingly supportive and helpful and kind. I can't tell you how much I appreciate that. I'm glad you liked the piece - I am attributing my improvement in mixing to you and your advice!
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Ibstrat said 3456 days ago (May 3rd, 2008)
Beautifully
done.Very peaceful.
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kassia said 3454 days ago (May 5th, 2008)
lbstrat
Thanks for stopping by and leaving a nice comment. I'm glad you like it. What a cute picture! I love dogs. lol
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futzpucker said 3456 days ago (May 3rd, 2008)
So well done...
Shay, I think what you've added here really makes the sound bed come to life. The arrangement decisions you made show a remarkable level of sophistication. When you have the tools on hand that can easily overwhelm and actually cover up musical ideas, rather than enhance them, it takes skill, patience, and taste to make sure that doesn't happen. It didn't here.

Your piano work is lovely, which is what we have come to expect from you very quickly - your other pieces display your sensitivity as a pianist very nicely. The rest of the arrangement and your playing work wonderfully well. This is great work, Shay. You have much to be proud of. Congratulations.
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kassia said 3454 days ago (May 5th, 2008)
Patrick
Wow. You've left me speechless with your thoughtful comments. You're the best, sweet stalker o'mine. Put some music up so I can leave wonderful comments for you! hehe
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gail60 said 3454 days ago (May 5th, 2008)
wow Shay
This is incredible. I love what you did to this. You are very, very good. You are loaded with talent young lady and I am looking forward to sharing all of your music. Just gorgeous. So glad you are here!
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kassia said 3454 days ago (May 5th, 2008)
Gail
Praise from you is like manna from the heavens! LOL. Thank you so much. I love what you do and look forward to everything you offer. Please, any advice or suggestions you ever have - feel free to give. Thanks for listening - I'm glad you enjoyed it.
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Roxylee said 3453 days ago (May 6th, 2008)
This is wonderful
You give Ember a whole new dimension with your instrumentation. This is absolutely lovely! :-)
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Alannah said 3449 days ago (May 10th, 2008)
OH GOODY ....
... an EMBER ... I like the slightly faster tempo of this Ember ... like water flowing over a ledge in a waterfall ..... very nice additions to Draks magnificent piece .... you know you aren't a true macjammer until you have tackled an Ember ! Nice Job Shay !
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Muse Ritual said 3438 days ago (May 21st, 2008)
Oh so sweet.
This has so much taste, so much understated flair that your talent while obvious does not overshadow the piece. Futz said everything Id love to say about this, a tour de force of an Ember collab.

I listened to the Didge Ache (not meant as a pimp ;) ) version of Ember back to back with this and the shading of contrasts.... It feels so much like two parts of a movie to me, your Ember being the resolution part.

Color me soothingly amazed.
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SmokeyVW said 3423 days ago (June 5th, 2008)
good one
The guitar echoes work very well here. Very nice piano improv! Just lovely.

thanks


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josephgvincent said 3420 days ago (June 8th, 2008)
Ember
What a perfect name for this. This is movie track stuff for sure ladies. Professional to my ears. The mood is very cool. I see light and almost an autumn like feel to it. Light breeze blowing. Especially the first part. It's tiring out abit now. But still peaceful and contemplative. Now its building up. Better better. A great piece of artwork!....jgv
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Bubowski said 3418 days ago (June 10th, 2008)
Very nice
additions to the Ember variations. The piano gives a much more naturalistic feeling to the whole thing...it really grounds it in an acoustic foundation.

--Graham
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MarkHolbrook said 3418 days ago (June 10th, 2008)
Depressed...
Jeesh Kassia... you have so much talent... This is simply spectacular...

I really really need a Fav all button!
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Henke said 3341 days ago (August 26th, 2008)
Hey,
I'm truly at an awe here. Incredible new take on Ember. I didn't think it was possible any more. But you did it, and did it WELL!

That, and what they all said above (can't imagine how I could have missed you (and a new Ember!) for so long). Gotta go check out your other stuff soon. Thanks a bunch to you and the Dragon who started it all!

/Henke
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crazykeyman said 3231 days ago (December 14th, 2008)
Beautiful and moving
This is beautiful Shay. I'm so glad I came over here so I can hear more of your music. I really like your collaborations which makes me think that you would do well performing with a group. I know you like to keep it at home and just show family and friends but if I could encourage you to try performing with some other musicians. The best players are the ones who listen carefully to the other musicians and hears their contribution within the context of the whole band. You are already doing that with this piece in a masterful way.

Shay your music is beautiful and it's not fair to keep this to a select few. This world has too much noise and busyness to it. This world needs to be affected by beauty. I hope I'm not being to pushy it's just that I hear so much junk played publicly that is void of heart. Too many artists that compose or play a certain way to fit in rather than to express. Music such as yours needs to be heard and not by just other musicians.
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Day-Dreamer said 3135 days ago (March 20th, 2009)
Nicely produced.
Simply beautiful and the piano playing sounds deicious:)
Well done :)
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Schello said 3061 days ago (June 2nd, 2009)
e siii
bellissimi suoni, bellissima musica
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awigze said 3040 days ago (June 23rd, 2009)
Ember
Now that I have collabed on the song, I can go about listening to other renditions - I really like this one - you kept it very much intact,,, whereas I nearly destroyed it : )
love it, Shay - nice work and very sensitive to the spine of the song
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Boundless said 3040 days ago (June 23rd, 2009)
How lovely
Shay's fine and heartfelt touch
right in tune with Eduard's
fine work. A gem.

Thanks !








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b0rn2w0rsh1p said 2951 days ago (September 20th, 2009)
one of the best
collaborations of this song still out there. I think I would like to add my hat to the ring, possibly with your piano playing. Do you still have your track either w/ or w/o the original?

Thanks!
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richard13 said 2597 days ago (September 9th, 2010)
Shay: a belated welcome :)
I know I'm REALLY late to the party but I have to agree with all above, this is wonderful! Thanks. (Downloaded, of course!)
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Warren Smith said 2291 days ago (July 12th, 2011)
Outstanding
This is lovely. And outstanding. I say that, because I think it stands out as something special in the very crowded field of Ember collaborations. That is, I feel you have transformed the original piece into something new and different with your delicate touch on the keyboard, making it your own, yet you have allowed just enough glints of the original to shine through at seemingly appropriate moments.
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