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Island of War

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Over 60 years ago young men from different nations met and died on Isands in the Pacific.
It's Veteran's day here in the U.S. and this is for all who where there.
This is a piece from an album of mine called "Songs from a Stone" You can check it out on http://cdbaby.com/cd/mazarakes2
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Uploaded: Nov 11, 2006 - 10:40:08 AM
Last Updated: Nov 11, 2006 - 11:33:52 AM Last Played: Jun 15, 2019 - 03:35:53 PM
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said 4610 days ago (November 11th, 2006)
philip glass sounding i like it
Bowman said 4609 days ago (November 11th, 2006)
I like Glass
Have for many years. If Island of War reminds you of his work that's cool with me. Thanks for checking this out and for the kind words.
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drakonis said 4609 days ago (November 12th, 2006)
the drums!
I like the theme and harmonies, though it is a little short and needs a climax or bridge... it seems too even throughout, to me. There needs to be more building dynamics in the strings, and definitely more build on the snare. The constant-volume-constant-pattern drum gets very monotonous quickly. Maybe build the drum slowly from soft to loud during this "A" theme, then have a short section after this where the strings play a shorter staccato note B-theme with a different drum pattern, then repeat the "A" theme again and then do the ending? Just a thought... I think if there was a little more dynamic envelope in this A section, then it is worth repeating, it is nice! Or at least, it's my kind of slow melancholy "nice" anyway :-)
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Bowman said 4608 days ago (November 13th, 2006)
Thanks for the listen...
... and the constructive comments - I think they could make this a more dramatic and maybe more effective piece overall.
Unfortunetly this was composed and performed before I started working in GB and I’d have to recreate it from scratch to accomplish some of this. One day I intend to go back and do just that with early works. Still I do like the relentless throbbing rhythm to this. A minimalist approach and slow build up that I felt with this drama. As I mentioned I do like Phil Glass and maybe there’s something of him in here.
Thanks again Drak.

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tydelwave said 4606 days ago (November 15th, 2006)
Egobandit is right! It is very Philip Glass-esque. [Isn't "-esque" the best suffix in existance?!] It's got me ready to pack by bags to go off...To Canada to avoid the draft. Haha. Kidding aside, I like how the ending of the song is very unexpected because the song drives you and drives you and then you're left alone in the field.
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Bowman said 4601 days ago (November 20th, 2006)
Alone in the field
I like that imagery. Very powerful and I think very appropriate.
& hope you don’t have to make that trip - it's cold up there. Take Care and thanks tydelwave
- Bowman

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MidiOrleans said 4602 days ago (November 19th, 2006)
Thanks for the sounds....enjoyed
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Bowman said 4601 days ago (November 20th, 2006)
Thanks Scotty
Happy you dropped on by and enjoyed this piece.
Take Care,
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RickB1 said 4599 days ago (November 21st, 2006)
Ahhh...a score which evokes some powerful imagery! A composer after my own heart! Too brief, but enjoyable!
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Bowman said 4599 days ago (November 22nd, 2006)
Thanks Rick
Looked like you where out of action for a while. Good to see you back at MJ. Happy you enjoyed Island of War. Looking forward to more good music from you.
Take Care,
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ofcvideos said 4492 days ago (March 9th, 2007)
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This will be used in a movie of mine- Sky Cloud- Thank you
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