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Boris the Bull

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Deep beneath the Palace of Knossos, roams a young boy named Asterion, or more infamously known as The Minotaur. He was imprisoned for simply being born and locked away in a Labyrinth until he was murdered by Theseus.

This conceptual exploration piece pays tribute to the young child Asterion, whose purity and innocence were betrayed by the people who were supposed to love and protect him.

I hope it's enjoyable! That you are here reading this means so much. Thank you!
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This link is to a large blueprint of the Palace of Knossos, which stood atop the legendary Labyrinth designed by Daedalus, who was later himself imprisoned in the maze with his own son, Icarus:

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Uploaded: May 21, 2007 - 09:08:21 AM
Last Updated: May 21, 2007 - 09:08:21 AM Last Played: Feb 20, 2019 - 08:48:32 PM
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Frogmorton said 4296 days ago (May 21st, 2007)
This is the stuff
That I love. That's 3 killer electronic tracks in a row, Mark. I am so inspired by your newest music.

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Vic Holman said 4296 days ago (May 21st, 2007)
In the labyrinth,,,
stood the bull armed with a electric guitar. cool stuff going on. the mighty fine guitar lines made for a good melody on top of it all.
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jiguma said 4295 days ago (May 22nd, 2007)
Have I missed something?
Boris, some sort of transformation seems to have hit your music since I last listened ;) This is excellent stuff (not that your others weren't mind you). Not only an interesting piece of music, but also a really intriguing choice of focus. Stories about Knossos have always been, since I was a boy, an inspiration to me. This tune has done nothing to change that, and has just me even more interested to get to Crete - maybe next year?
Really well done!
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five_extra_arms said 4295 days ago (May 22nd, 2007)
Wow Boris - I got lost in this from the git go. So many strange things going on, and that's before the guitar appeared. The drums are electric in one ear and very organic african in the other ear and tickyelectroblinkyrobotica in the other ears. The bassline sounds are rich and what I seek in my own tunes. It's such a good composition and a very unlikely combination of sounds and styles. I think it's exactly what the Greeks intended to use as the sound track for the story of the Minataur, except they only had a pan flute and a lyre.

Efharisto Boris!
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apb said 4294 days ago (May 23rd, 2007)
no bull ..it's all Minotaur .. Greece is the word!

very cool this .. could well be a TV series theme/soundtrack ..I can see the opening credits rolling .. I know we have "Rome" do we have "Greece" yet??.. (no, not Grease ;)). The mid-sections 'blend of sounds' (not any melody) made me think a bit of "The Equaliser"
when it moved a little away from ethnic
percussion and the low bass and higher synth came in ..
nice el. guitar use herein too ...the mood is too hip
n' happening for a period drama .. but certainly something involving archeological digs in the best tradition of Indiana Jones, Tomb Raider and Relic Hunter.

It's a very fine, inspired, pleasantly well balanced piece of work. I also noted a fair change of direction from what I've heard before of yours. Great to experiment. Hmm, any suggestions?
Not really - maybe try something ethnically
'Greekish' 'old' instruments doing a bit somewhere: .. bazouki, baglama or even a bit of the Russian(?) balalaika or domra. Kudos, Boris the Minotaur.
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bud said 4294 days ago (May 23rd, 2007)
Damn - where'd that guitar come from?
This is great - I like the eastern modality - not too much - not too little. The gal sighing is pretty cool too. Nice interpretive jamming - and a very original sound you got here.
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ktb said 4294 days ago (May 23rd, 2007)
The guitar was very tastey. The rythyms you weave are extra hip. Love the vocal snippets as well. Ahhh Ahhhhh Ahhhhhh

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guitapick said 4294 days ago (May 23rd, 2007)
...that lead in note to the first solo (distortion/overdrive) is beyond music. Just tore me apart, man.

Cool piece...great sound. All the tracks.

The two Renault books are: "The King Must Die" and "The Bull from the Sea". Definitely worth a read, Boris.

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Mcboy said 4293 days ago (May 24th, 2007)
funk down....
beat down......santana on acid hipness....adenalin pumper...no bull.....
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craft said 4292 days ago (May 25th, 2007)
acid song
the solo is fantastic.. Dope song!!! The minotaur is going crazy for shure!!!
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lengold said 4282 days ago (June 4th, 2007)
Never heard anything like this before and I love it - thank you
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Warren Smith said 4246 days ago (July 10th, 2007)
Famous Bulls
As you are singing about a classical story, shouldn't this be categorized under "classical" rather than the "other" genre? : >

Not only is the unusual soundtrack fun to listen to - I also am finding the concept of writing about the minotaur romping as a child an interesting perspective.

Will you be doing a series - famous bulls in history?

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Boris the Bull said 4246 days ago (July 10th, 2007)
thank you!
i suppose Brahms might object to having my work listed in the same genre, but sure, you can call this classical if you like! hehe

as for doing a theme, well, i kind of did. a former collection of music was under the leader song, MINOTAUR, which is somewhere in my list of songs. other songs under that were also of the same kind of feel and nature - love, loss, life, loneliness, lunch... you know.

thanks for checking this one out. i'm happy you found it and happier for your kind thoughts! best regards,


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Doug Somers said 4038 days ago (February 3rd, 2008)
Boris, a solid thumping wailing tune
Love that incessant drive, the guitar that transports you up up up, and the musical hold that won't let go. Great piece!!
Thanks for sharing this work,
Keep well,
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said 3929 days ago (May 22nd, 2008)
Happy Labyrinth
Wow!!! This is really FANTASTIC MUSIC I LOVE IT !!!!!
Well done. Thanks for another great download.

I will be back to listen AND DOWNLOAD MORE. :)

Peace Dee .
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