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Chaac Mayan God


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This composition has been around for some time. I remastered
it in Logic Studio. Along the way I added a touch of synth and added
four French horns, four trombones and a tuba at the midpoint.

Chaac (also spelled Chac or, in Classic Mayan, Chaahk) is the name of the Maya rain deity. With his lightning axe, Chaac strikes the clouds and produces thunder and rain.

Like other Maya gods, Chaac is both one and manifold. Four Chaacs are based in the cardinal directions and wear the directional colors. Contemporary Yucatec Maya farmers distinguish many more aspects of the rain and the clouds and personify them as different, hierarchically-ordered rain deities. The Chorti Maya have preserved important folklore regarding the process of rain-making, which involved rain deities striking rain-carrying snakes with their axes.

The rain deities had their human counterparts. In the traditional Mayan (and Mesoamerican) community, one of the most important functions was that of rain-maker, which presupposed an intimate acquaintance with (and thus, initiation by) the rain deities, and a knowledge of their places and movements.
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Uploaded: Nov 12, 2008 - 06:54:22 PM
Last Updated: Nov 07, 2009 - 12:10:53 PM Last Played: Jan 17, 2017 - 01:45:13 PM
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Hardware:
M-Audio MIDI Keystation 49e
iMac
Software:
Logic Studio
Amadeus II
Various sondfonts and rhythm loops.
Comments
kristyjo said 3206 days ago (November 12th, 2008)
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I love this. It is completely different from the other things you've posted recently, but it retains the sense of care and attention to detail I always love in your music. Great atmosphere! As always, your description adds another dimension to the listening experience. It could easily be longer - it was fun to listen to!
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FEEL said 3206 days ago (November 12th, 2008)
Pure
You can hear everything so well. Great remix... So dimensional and I really like the rain...
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thetiler said 3206 days ago (November 12th, 2008)
Thanks
for sharing MO, enjoyed. Make a great theme for a mayan movie.

Get Mel to do a sequel :) Enjoyed the nature sounds as well !

Way To GO !!!
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Feter said 3206 days ago (November 12th, 2008)
Chaahk Mayan God
this is all so impressive .certainly sound so huge
and fulled and so alive ...each insterument draw an
animal flavor ...this is so ethnic ..just great ...
thnx alot for sharin such gem !!!!
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MarkHolbrook said 3205 days ago (November 13th, 2008)
This is excellent
Ok move over Magnatone, Kassia, and Parichayaka... Enter MidiOrleans!!!

Nicely done!
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guitapick said 3205 days ago (November 13th, 2008)
godlike...
...in a very Mayan kind of way...

This is very, very powerful, Scotty. Great stuff...
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LunaTrick said 3205 days ago (November 14th, 2008)
Brilliant concept piece...
I like this a lot - great instrumentation evoking the spirit of Chaac in a lost world. The production is super - the dynamics thoughtfully done. Look forward to hearing more of your work.
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Elevator_Funk said 3203 days ago (November 15th, 2008)
Cool
this would go well with a well photographed Imax documentary about Central America wouldn't you say? I imagine some nice slow motion cinematic shots filmed from a helicopter or airplane with this dubbed over the top of it.
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