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Springtide (w/Mark Holbrook)


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kassia

 Genre: New Age

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This is an old piano tune I had laying around. I sent it off to Mark to see what he would make of it. He did a fabulous job adding atmosphere, guitar, synths and overall producion.

Enjoy!

kassia - composition, piano, ehorn and cello
Mark - everything else!
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Uploaded: Jul 20, 2008 - 09:04:44 PM
Last Updated: Jul 20, 2008 - 10:13:07 PM Last Played: Mar 29, 2017 - 01:47:42 PM
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SmokeyVW said 3204 days ago (July 20th, 2008)
peace
peaceful - ocean sounds always appeal to me.

the mix of instruments works very well.

no complaints here!

thanks
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kassia said 3203 days ago (July 22nd, 2008)
Smokey
When I wrote this it was just meant to be a soothing background piece. I'm glad it did that for you - Mark's additions really mellowed it out and made it into a nice atmospheric listen. Thanks for stopping by!
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Roxylee said 3204 days ago (July 20th, 2008)
So pretty, Shay!
I love the peaceful piano , and Mark added the prefect touches to round it out. Lovely. :-)
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kassia said 3203 days ago (July 22nd, 2008)
Roxylee
Thank you, as always for your wonderful comments. Glad you enjoyed this one, too!
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MarkHolbrook said 3204 days ago (July 20th, 2008)
This was all Kassia!
This was an "archive"... something she had "laying around"... Arrgh... If I could come up with something this beautiful I certainly wouldn't leave it laying around!!! (just kidding Shay).

When she sent this to me it wasn't clear she wanted a collab. Just take a listen but I found myself somehow so mesmerized by the song that I had to put some effort into it even if it would never see the light of day. I was almost afraid to send it to her. I mean it is her vision... who am I to mess it up?

The original piece, piano, cello, F horn is strong enough to stand completely alone. It's simply beautiful and it performed by a master.

All I did was to put a little work into the mix, clean up a few harsh notes and add a guitar just to fill things out some, and really the rest fell into place all on it's own. I mean Kassia is so good that this needed very little work.

It was an honor that Kassia felt it good enough to post. I will forever treasure this experience for it was a chance to work with a true master!

Thank you Kassia! Thank you! It's all you kid!
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kassia said 3203 days ago (July 22nd, 2008)
Mark
Thanks again for working on this with me and putting up with my demands. Don't forget those lessons in production you promised me! You're the sweetest, Mark. I enjoyed this and hope to do more with you in the future.
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KissMeKate said 3204 days ago (July 21st, 2008)
She wrote this while I returned a movie rental
Seriously. I was gone for maybe 15 or 20 minutes. I come back from Blockbuster and she says, "What do you think of this? I just threw it together..."

One of my personal favorites. I love, love, love cello with Shay's music. Mark has added some great atmosphere and touches to this familiar and loved piece, making it a brand new thing to love in a whole new way.
MarkHolbrook said 3204 days ago (July 21st, 2008)
I seriously believe you Kate!
Shay possesses that kind of raw talent to lay down a new masterpiece on whim.

A while back she posted "Lazy Afternoon (Improv)". Her comment was: "Just hanging out, melting in the heat, noodling around on the piano..."

It's another of my favorites. To be able to noodle on the piano with such emotion... wow...

Kate I'm glad you like this new version of Springtide. It was a pleasure to work with!
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kassia said 3203 days ago (July 22nd, 2008)
Kate
Well, I think I probably had a sketchy idea put together by the time you got home, but it took awhile to get it all fleshed out. lol....thanks for all your support - the music is for you.
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Feter said 3204 days ago (July 21st, 2008)
Springtide
This is so special ..so loving ..veru heartfelt ..
I ve been to the coast only one time in my life and
this song realy bringing that feelin ..you two did
a very teremendous work here .what a passion ..
thnx alot for the true gem !!!!
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kassia said 3203 days ago (July 22nd, 2008)
Feter
Thank you! As always, you're awesome and you make me smile!
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magnatone said 3204 days ago (July 21st, 2008)
Springtide
I h ad the pleasure of hearing this song just before it was sent to Mark, and already thought it was something very special. Mark's masterful additions bring it to it's full manifestation - a real synergy within this terrific new collab team. I look forward to more music from the two of you.
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kassia said 3203 days ago (July 22nd, 2008)
magnatone
It's a drive-by magnatoning! where did you come from!?!
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Reinholt56 said 3204 days ago (July 21st, 2008)
Wonderful....
The foundation piece is fantastic and the work that Mark has put into the piece has made it tremendous.

Brilliant.

I enjoyed every second of it.

Take care.

Paul
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kassia said 3203 days ago (July 22nd, 2008)
Paul
Glad you stopped by Paul! Thank you for listening and leaving such wonderful comments!
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Mystified said 3204 days ago (July 21st, 2008)
Just perfect :)
This will go on my iTunes playlist.
Beautiful...calming...soul-soothing.
Thanks for sharing your talents with us here! :)
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kassia said 3203 days ago (July 22nd, 2008)
Mysti
Thanks, Mysti! Glad you liked it. To earn a spot on your iPod is an honor! ;-) Thanks for stopping by.
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Lightman- said 3204 days ago (July 21st, 2008)
Wow
Wow, what a warm sound... Good with the piano and guitar together.... Nice building up.... Good work.... Brings peace, while listening....
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saymme said 3204 days ago (July 21st, 2008)
wow !
- so glad You posted this ... magnificent...brings a tear in my eye ! : ) : ) TX
tokai said 3204 days ago (July 21st, 2008)
Relaxing
and beautiful tune.
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drakonis said 3204 days ago (July 21st, 2008)
Well, it is ABOUT TIME...
I *never* thought I'd find myself saying this about anything that you or Mark did... but I now must mention, in front of all the other MJers, that this doesn't really do much for me. It is soft and sweet. And I like the choice of instrumentation (though I would suggest separating the piano and guitar a little more, L/R, since they often overlap in pitch), the overall composition doesn't feel quite as compelling as some of your other pieces.

This is a completely SUBJECTIVE comment by me... especially since others enjoy this piece. The chord progressions seemed not to have much momentum, it felt very static to me. But then, I'm comparing this to some of your other things that were just sweeping and emotional, so its still quite good... just not "moving" to *me*.

I liked Mark's touches on this, it made it more than just a sketch, and filled it out more. But it feels like more needs to be done to make it compelling to me.

Today's critique is brought to you by the old comic strip "Frank and Earnest" :-)
ttfn,
Drakonis
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kassia said 3203 days ago (July 22nd, 2008)
drakonis
As always, your opinion and feedback are invaluable, mr. dragon. As you know, I truly appreciate both your Earnestness and your Frankness. Thank you for listening and leaving some helpful suggestions. :-)
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MarkHolbrook said 3199 days ago (July 25th, 2008)
Hey Kassia!
I think the dragon really liked it but was jealous it was not his! :)

He did have a bad week at work too!

Just poking a little fun at the dragon!
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FleshFest said 3203 days ago (July 21st, 2008)
Ahh, soo soothing
As i listen to your tasteful touch on the keys... mmm, i can do nothing but close my eyes and be lost in the serenity of the deep blue sea.. thanks for digging into your archives...
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said 3203 days ago (July 21st, 2008)
SpringTide
Sorry Kassia I was bit busy earlier and had no time to comment.
Its simply Beautiful. I love the sound of the ocean everything sounds wonderful. Love that Piano it's awsome. Great collab all fits perfectly
and Mark did a really good job too. Wonderful!

Peace Dee.
lavalamp said 3203 days ago (July 22nd, 2008)
mellow
Kassia has loads of talent and this just proves that. Nice work Mark. Very good collab.

LL
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Diviner said 3203 days ago (July 22nd, 2008)
Very nice
This is a brilliant composition, its relaxing yet invigorating and inspiring. I'm impressed. Well done, very good collab.
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rsorensen said 3202 days ago (July 23rd, 2008)
nice
great piano playing with some amazing additions. Mark you did a great job letting kassia's piano shine. Nothing is overcrowded. Excellent.
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MarkHolbrook said 3194 days ago (July 30th, 2008)
Thanks so much Mr. Sorensen!
I tried hard to keep Kassia's beautiful piece in the forefront and tried to accent it in ways that seemed bring out the mode.

For me the cello which comes in around 2:33 is what makes the emotion come out.

Thanks so much for listening and giving your input!
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davisamerica said 3202 days ago (July 23rd, 2008)
: -]
.... really .... : - ] !
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gail60 said 3201 days ago (July 23rd, 2008)
beautiful
I really enjoyed this. Very peaceful and soothing. I love the additions Mark! This is very nice and easy to listen to. Lots of sweet thoughts throughout for me. Thank you for your sweet piano music Kassia, you never disappoint! And Mark, you did a wonderful job here! Kudos to both of you! Loved it.
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bud said 3200 days ago (July 24th, 2008)
Excellent collab
this piece is so well developed and patiently handled. Great production and a beautiful theme.
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LunaTrick said 3198 days ago (July 26th, 2008)
Truly delightful collab...
Exquisite piano from the peerless Shay - and quite lovely orchestration Mark - well done!
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Char said 2921 days ago (April 30th, 2009)
You
make a great team. I thoroughly enjoyed it. Thanks.
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Patriotpizzaman said 2904 days ago (May 17th, 2009)
Tender
Great song Shay and great work enhancing it Mark. Very tender and romantic theme!
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Schello said 2888 days ago (June 2nd, 2009)
=)
paesaggi e natura...ecco dove voglio vivere!..e la musica di Kassia
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RAVENS said 2551 days ago (May 4th, 2010)
Sigh
Gosh this is so pretty. I am always in awe when I hear you play, Shay. Mark's additions are just a gorgeous touch. You 2 are magical together!

RAVEN ;-)
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ShadowofNine said 2468 days ago (July 26th, 2010)
Late Again
This one I missed (Dang) but sooner or later I get the lead out and catch up...Fab track yu 2...enjoyed muchly
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