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Most of my posts begin something like this "I haven't been around for a while...". This time it's been over a year and I'd like to sincerely thank everyone for the kind words and messages (and forum posts - too kind...). I didn't know I had so many friends here - means a lot to me.

Did this piece a little more than a year ago and if I were anything of a writer I'd tell a story about grief and gratitude explaining my self-imposed exile from making music. But how personal can you get; besides a good song shouldn't require much explanation. Sometimes a listener's experience can be much higher than the composition itself. I've seen that happen with my music in particular:)

Solo instrument is a bassoon.

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Uploaded: Sep 18, 2008 - 12:08:22 AM
Last Updated: Feb 27, 2010 - 11:04:28 AM Last Played: Apr 09, 2017 - 09:01:12 PM
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futzpucker said 3173 days ago (September 18th, 2008)
Magnificent
I continue to be amazed and overtaken by your compositions. Your choice of sounds and how you use them create a world only you can take us to.

Your talent astounds me. I hope you continue to write music and bring it to us here. I am very grateful to have a Parichayaka playlist on my iPod, and I am always very pleased when I get to add to it. Thank you.

-Patrick


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Mystified said 3173 days ago (September 18th, 2008)
Nice to hear another of your compositions :)
This is beautiful!
The build and resolution from 3:20 - 4:00 is gorgeous...
I love the depth and space you give to your orchestral pieces. Rich and brilliant production.

Thank you for sharing.
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Feter said 3173 days ago (September 18th, 2008)
Cumulus
Very well structred desighned ..and written ...
I like how you took this from color of an insterument
to another .as the flute took a place that was a
remarkable stage on this music ..a true gem my friend
and glad you back participate again here ..thnx alot
for sharin !!!!
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composerclark said 3173 days ago (September 18th, 2008)
Lovely
I'd be tempted to call this Music of the spheres (or Musica universalis); it is so beautiful, transcending.
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blaky smith said 3173 days ago (September 18th, 2008)
Event
this morning, a new track from you !
The year was long, but here is a very nice piece, a real leader of work, it was worth waiting.
I'm glad to hear your music again, this is so beautiful. Thanks...
Marc
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ktb said 3173 days ago (September 18th, 2008)
the transporter
that'd be you and your gift to provide me with the ability to visit surreal and beautiful places just by closing my eyes and kicking back. Exceptional composition. So very very happy to know your music


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magnatone said 3173 days ago (September 18th, 2008)
Cumulus
this is BREATHTAKING
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Bubowski said 3173 days ago (September 18th, 2008)
Absolutely beautiful
I love the positioning of the instruments in the virtual space, great balance of foreground/background. The little touches of orchestral, electronic and acoustic piano sounds blend well and are very emotive. I like the little fragments of woodwind melodies followed/mirrored in the piano. Overall, a wonderful composition.

--Graham
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maxruehl said 3173 days ago (September 18th, 2008)
You Just...
...never disappoint. Hugely cinematic. I love this track and will be listening to it again as soon as time allows. Thanks for the gift of another gem of a track.:)
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VicDiesel said 3173 days ago (September 18th, 2008)
Lovely, just lovely
This is a great piece. It has a good eb and flow, from sparse to dense instrumentation, rhythmical to lyrical, &c.

You have great craftsmanship, and the music is great to listen to. Kudos. (And thanks for checking out my latest tune.)
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Char said 3173 days ago (September 18th, 2008)
Wonderful.
A masterpiece. A great soundtrack to back an epic motion picture or to simply stun a concert hall. Thank you.
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Einarus said 3173 days ago (September 18th, 2008)
Amazing
For some reason, I've had this song on my computer since February...
The iTunes play count shows how much I've liked it since then and my comment here is to show you how much I like it still.

I admire your work - I really do.

-Einar S.
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Reinholt56 said 3172 days ago (September 18th, 2008)
Hi.....
This is a most wondrous piece of music.

You have a gift with all aspects of making music.

Please don't let it be another year before your next piece!!!

The build up of the piece from the beginning was so good and the whole effect was, to my ears, a joy to listen to.

Take care.

Paul
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Bowman said 3172 days ago (September 18th, 2008)
A delicate and atmospheric work.
A pleasure to hear and a reminder of what an outstanding talent you have and how much it's been missed here.
Best,
Charlie
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Henke said 3172 days ago (September 18th, 2008)
Just wanted
to say what Bowman said. Astonishing piece of music you present here! When I write this you have 8 10s out of 8, which in this case is very apt! So of course you are missed when you and your music is not here, but forgotten - never! (How is that for melodramatic effect ;-) Well it's true...

I am a big fan, I hope you know that. In this song I especially liked the first 7 minutes..!

Take care.

/Henrik
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Morning Light said 3172 days ago (September 18th, 2008)
WOW*****************
WOW********!!!!!!!!***********!!!!!!*********:)*
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apb said 3172 days ago (September 18th, 2008)
more than

in the clouds: this is heavenly. Deep bows and a welcome return to you.
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gail60 said 3172 days ago (September 18th, 2008)
So beautiful
This is the prettiest piece I have heard in a long time. Your work is just spectacular and I always am thrilled to get to listen to it. Wow! Chills running up and down my spine with this one. Just gorgeous.....Thank you!!!
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Jim Bouchard said 3172 days ago (September 18th, 2008)
always
As in, always inspiring. Your music is among my favorite ever. Whatever you do seems done with such care and attention to detail. Every musical moment is brought out to the fullest. This one is no exception. I am so grateful that you posted this. Gail said it well; chills!
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Cameron said 3172 days ago (September 18th, 2008)
good things...
...come to those who wait for over a year, such as this extremely well-crafted piece is for us here at MJ.

This is a thoughtful, substantial piece of music, polished from the very first note to the last.

The soundscape is deep and crystal-clear, like a glacier lake. You achieve an excellent sound on this recording. It is every bit as professional as anything I've ever heard, and one of the few pieces that deserves the highest rating here.

The pace unfolds so naturally and effortlessly. There are no dull spots, no unnecessary measures. The music is direct and without detours, and is the perfect length.

It is rare for me to find a piece that I cannot offer any critiques or suggestions whatever, EXCEPT to encourage you to write more music like this!

We are indeed fortunate to have you in our midst. All best wishes!

Sincerely,

Cameron
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kassia said 3172 days ago (September 18th, 2008)
cumulus
This is just incredible. The underlying soundscape is breathtaking, the production superb. Each instrument, each sound seems to be chosen with care and fits perfectly into the piece as a whole. I really loved the structure of the composition - the ebbs and flows of the piece, the rhythm of the sounds. Really just a gorgeous piece of music. I loved the crystal clear piano line coming in and out. So glad you are back - thanks for sharing this with us.
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Joe Brady said 3172 days ago (September 18th, 2008)
Thanks for this
I really love your music. Thanks for coming back. This is beautiful; another Parichayaka song to pleasantly surprise me on the iPod's shuffle setting. Takes me to a very nice place.

Joe
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chipan said 3172 days ago (September 18th, 2008)
Pleasantly Surprised
I was so happy to see a new song from you. We missed your input on this site.

As usual this is a beautifully crafted work. It seemed more contemplative than some of your other straight forward soundtrack pieces. I love the choir sound and all the combinations of rich textures. Such a pleasing piece to listen to. I hope you will be around more often.

chip
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drakonis said 3172 days ago (September 18th, 2008)
ahhh...
Welcome back, always.

I always love the clarity of your orchestration, even during the crescendos, things are clear and purposeful. I absolutely loved the crescendo at 3:18, where you have us shot off a cliff, and hang out in air.

Gorgeous piano and bassoon lines, wonderful choral accents, and really pretty chord progressions. And despite there being no simple "melody" for me to go away whistling, it is still a very powerful aural panorama.

I hope you have visited Magnatone's works here... she paints similar pictures in my mind with her music.

ttfn,
Drakonis
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ic42 said 3172 days ago (September 19th, 2008)
clouds the mind
it is ethereal. however, it has much power. cumulus is a perfect name. it creates swirls of color in the mind. it creates energy in the body. it makes me want to taste the wind, and drink the sky with my eyes. thank you. 0x0
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guitapick said 3171 days ago (September 19th, 2008)
~
Wonderful to hear your sounds and feel your presence again, sir...
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craft said 3171 days ago (September 19th, 2008)
great
this is really good. Beautiful song
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Scott Carmichael said 3171 days ago (September 19th, 2008)
you had me
from the 1st piano line... heart filled pictures produced with sound.. art of the highest order for me... I thought "13 votes and three catigories are still 10's" this must be something... and you did not disappoint...

this is the stuff goosebumps are made of
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egobandit said 3170 days ago (September 20th, 2008)
So clear
Very beautiful and I thank you for the download button being on. The build up towards the middle lifts it up then it set you back down gently into the outro voices and all ... Greatness
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jiguma said 3169 days ago (September 21st, 2008)
Lovely stuff!
I've been trying to do some things with the Orchestral Jam Pack for a month or more, but can't even begin to approach the incredible quality of this - there's beautiful moments of light and shade, wonderful sound staging, excellent playing and a real mood being set and tweaked as the piece progresses.

To be honest, I was a little dubious when I saw "(.98" in the ratings box, but this is definitely way up there in terms of quality and sheer class.

Lovely post.
Neil
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rsorensen said 3168 days ago (September 22nd, 2008)
wow
just really, really good
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Scorpjammer said 3168 days ago (September 22nd, 2008)
Spellbound...
.. and deep in meditative thought. You sure know how to make one forget oneself, if for a little while.

Hmm. Meditative thought. Is that a contradiction in terms? hehe.:)
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MissChaos said 3168 days ago (September 23rd, 2008)
another masterpiece
your music is always worth the wait. I hope things are going well for you.
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Macaudion said 3168 days ago (September 23rd, 2008)
Man...
You get a phat WOW from me, sir! Exquisite, in all ways possible! Really a nice listen!

Thanks! You never fail at giving something of interest and supreme quality!

Macca
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said 3167 days ago (September 23rd, 2008)
How can you say anything at all,
after listening to something as wonderful as this. It is indeed breathe taking sir. A wonderful affirmation of the beauty within the human soul.

Kudos and Bravo Maestro



Moviz said 3167 days ago (September 24th, 2008)
Just
Out of this world.... Fantastic.... and what most others have said, regards M
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Enrique Gil said 3164 days ago (September 27th, 2008)
Well.....
I am glad you are still composing. I use the same excuse but is always refreshing to go back and compose a nice tune, and this one is no exception. There are a few people in this place (and you are one of them) who can really make a professional recording that is ready for prime time, and that is on top of a great composition.
I just wish you would mention all the wonderful toys you used to make this piece.
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MarkHolbrook said 3145 days ago (October 15th, 2008)
Simply gorgeous
In every possible way! Amazing!
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haribo said 3145 days ago (October 15th, 2008)
tranquil, gorgeous
parichayaka, this is simply beautiful.the clarity of each voice, and the instinctually paced, controlled, gradual build up of the elements lead to a wholesome, meditative experience. the mood of this particular track is again very evocative, like a sunrise!
i love the velvety sheen of the metalic pad (though only my right ear can hear that!!) and the twinkles of wood percussion - ever so sensual.
thank you for sharing this track.
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SmokeyVW said 3144 days ago (October 16th, 2008)
what they said
thank you
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tokai said 3139 days ago (October 22nd, 2008)
a master piece
it was like listening to a whole film score, with only the mind to fill in with images and possibilities. One can only really say, thank you, to a song like this. So well made and thought out and emotional. Pure class.
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edpdx said 3097 days ago (December 2nd, 2008)
Amazing
combination of sounds that are perfectly arranged, to create music that evokes great feelings.

Awesome.

edpdx
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TobinMueller said 3088 days ago (December 12th, 2008)
Resonant on many levels
Marvelous soundscape. Elegant and uplifting, yet not nostalgic or generic in anyway. A pearl.
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Kicbal said 3087 days ago (December 12th, 2008)
Sublime
A transcending piece of music. Epic scale. Amazing dynamics and emotion with zero cheese. Love how you are able go effortlessly go from simple quiet passages to powerful sweeping crescendos.
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kayakanu said 3085 days ago (December 14th, 2008)
Solid
Very clear and creative.......... fantastic work and good production too

Andy
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AEROjet said 2980 days ago (March 30th, 2009)
wow!
Oh my god Pari, don't ever quit. The music is in you my friend. On to listen again in the headphones. As I'm listening again, it reminds me of the Whale Rider soundtrack. Have you ever scored for film? Definitely added to my sleep playlist. Thanks so much for sharing.
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MarcusPerry said 2956 days ago (April 22nd, 2009)
Very moving!
This is a great blend of ambient sounds and well played melodies. Very tastefully done. This is a great cinema instrumental!
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Studio_E said 2956 days ago (April 22nd, 2009)
Just marvelous!
The performance, the production, the composition, the pace, the taste, just about anything you want to touch is rich, smooth and beautiful. Craftsmanship and artistry balanced just so. Someday, when I grow up, I want to make beautiful music like this.
Thank you,
Stephen
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blindsidedpoets said 2951 days ago (April 28th, 2009)
Cumulus
Wasn't going to comment because everybody else has summed it up, however... Awesome work. Great levels, great feel, just wonderful!
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AndeeScott said 2935 days ago (May 14th, 2009)
Wow
That was wonderful felt like I was on a journey somewhere loved every nano second of it :)
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Schello said 2932 days ago (May 17th, 2009)
OMG
mamma mia..what i can to say?.....
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desakota said 2914 days ago (June 4th, 2009)
transcendent
took me up and away to a place of beauty and tranquility...I can't wait to listen to the rest of your playlist. the production quality, the attention to every minute detail, is stunning. after hearing this, I am absolutely humbled to have you in my own fan list...I can only aspire to get to where you are. thanks!
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richardhowardjones said 2843 days ago (August 14th, 2009)
:-))
I'm still smiling. Can't stop smiling. Can somebody get this stupid grin off my face?
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Ketal said 2811 days ago (September 15th, 2009)
Gorgeous
Made me drop a tear. Thanks.

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Narad said 2613 days ago (April 1st, 2010)
Cumulus
Fabulous cumulus ! :)
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BirdmanWayne94 said 2602 days ago (April 11th, 2010)
This is...
... a masterpiece. I've heard many Soundtracks at MJ and this tops 'em all, probably. You're amazing at what you do!

I'm also grabbed by the pictures you include for each post, very fitting.
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