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The East Weeps in the West (collab w/ birdmanwayne)



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This is a collaboration with Birdman Wayne (Yemen). He contributed some fantastic acoustic guitar work - with his trademark flamenco-flavored inflections, and meditative-atmospheric style. This selection is a mix of eastern and western modalities, major and minor- acoustic guitar, piano, and violin - with sparse evocative instrumentation. a mood piece, the meeting of two worlds, alternating moments of strong dissonance and vertical resolution, with undercurrent of blue and grey hues.
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Uploaded: Dec 13, 2007 - 02:35:24 PM
Last Updated: Mar 09, 2013 - 12:41:53 AM Last Played: Mar 10, 2019 - 04:52:11 AM
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Feter said 4324 days ago (December 13th, 2007)
The East Weeps in the West
My friend this realy moved my heart .you certainly
loved all this .I knew Yeman was workin on this real
hard , I wish he learnd much from this .and the orch
and arragment just so much awesome .thank you my
friend for such beautifull music .
God Bless ! !
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djdrshaman said 4323 days ago (December 14th, 2007)
thank you so much for the encouraging words my friend
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chuck_t said 4324 days ago (December 13th, 2007)
Great composition, Great playing, great production, very moving. What more can I say...
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guitapick said 4323 days ago (December 13th, 2007)
Been awhile...
...since I've heard from you, dj...

This is a powerful return statement. Yeman sounds great and you've melded the sounds together very effectively and with lots of emotion.

Kudos. And welcome back.

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Peter Bauckham said 4323 days ago (December 14th, 2007)
Very nice
piece - great playing and an excellent arrangement.

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drakonis said 4323 days ago (December 14th, 2007)
you two can pull this off
Good to see you two back... quite an evocative work. The orchestration of this theme is superb, as it tries to shine through some garish dissonance-clashes. That, along with the super guitar work of Yeman, really felt sad, touching, ominous, with a touch of hope at the end.

So, the instruments sounded real, did you have this performed live, or just do amazing things with samples? You didn't mention in the description.

So very good to see this, I remember you two discussing working on it. It turned out beautifully.

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djdrshaman said 4323 days ago (December 14th, 2007)
man, thank you for writing the nice words - and the nice welcome back. I created the instrumental bed- with piano and violin recorded live -- the woodwinds and orchestral strings are synthesized. Yeman then worked with this arrangement, adding his live guitar.
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VicDiesel said 4312 days ago (December 25th, 2007)
Meditation in music
There is some superb music making going on here. Not in the 100 notes per second sense, but in the sense of heartfelt playing. The guitar is beautiful, and you do an excellent job of playing the piano and violin and making the whole mix work. The piece has a long arc that builds up the intensity, and the comes down again. I like how all the instruments contribute to that arc. Very well arranged.
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said 4310 days ago (December 27th, 2007)
Thanks Everyone ..
Jose, i was really surprised to see this version uploaded and happy to see how the guitar melted nicely in the mix.

Your music composition in this is in the 1st class and the most thing i really liked it in this piece is the instruments, that they are real ones. Your music is so full of feelings and deep Jose, that it was hard for me to play over it in my limited skills .. I'm sorry if it wasn't good enough but i just had that feeling to play this in a moment. Loved the work here and I'm so proud to be worked with you .. You're a great musician and friend. Thanks so much for offering me the chance to play here .. Keep up your great work and wish to do more with you in the future. And thanks from me to all who commented ..

Take Care Buddy,
- Yeman A. Al-Rawi
said 4307 days ago (December 29th, 2007)
So sorry I missed this when it was posted
I turned off my email alerts when I took a break, and so....

This is really, really fine; very sensitive playing with a surprisingly big, muscular sound in the middle section. And Yemen's playing , especially at the opening, is exquisite.
Great collab, and thank you for posting this.
said 4301 days ago (January 5th, 2008)
Moving and beautiful...
Very well written and performed, and you did well blended in Yemen's guitar part, which is excellent also. This has a haunting feel to it... yet not exactly sad. Really very well done.
saymme said 4239 days ago (March 7th, 2008)
Beauty..... a great combination of You 2..
Grand collab...looking fwd to more collabs with You two , this seems just a beginning of what could become alot more... ThankYou so much its totally My PLEASURE hearing Music like this 8 ) : )
said 4203 days ago (April 11th, 2008)
this cuts my heart to pieces - my favorite way to go.
that raw violin - slashes me to bits.
piano is none too shabby, neither!
the guitar shines.
grand build at conclusion.
that ending measure did one helluva job of straddling resolution.
gentlemen, i bow.

Moviz said 4147 days ago (June 7th, 2008)
I don't
know how I missed this wonderful piece, but I'm pleased I finally caught up with it thanks to Yeman's comment in the Forum. There's not a lot I can say that hasn't been said except that it's a wonderfully emotional piece, sympathetically played, by both yourself and Yeman, regards M
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said 4147 days ago (June 7th, 2008)
We appreciate your feedback a lot Mr. Maurice, your kind words made my day and happy to read your comment. Thanks from both of us for the visit.

lavalamp said 4147 days ago (June 7th, 2008)
this is an excellent piece
The guitars are so beautiful and the piece is very well written. I could definitely hear this in a film, albeit a rather sad one.

Thanks Yemen,

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said 4147 days ago (June 7th, 2008)
Thank you for the beautiful kind words my friend. I appreciate your visit and again I thank you for bringing the idea of "Regrets" in a forum. Jose deserve a lot of respect for his work and for letting me join with my guitar in this piece. I might have another take in the near future on this piece after my improved skills... we'll see!

Take Care
- Yeman A. Al-Rawi
Mangwisto said 4146 days ago (June 7th, 2008)
I'll keep it simple
and just say this is really good. I've reflected this in my vote/review. Good on yer.
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ageofthedeathtree said 4113 days ago (July 11th, 2008)
this is just beautiful!!! i love it! sad, yet extremely pretty! wonderful, just wonderful...definite fav and download! thank you!

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Char said 2493 days ago (December 17th, 2012)
beyond words. Moving a person who is listening to deep sadness. The dissonant parts here and there point to events that should never be but who are increasingly familiar; wars in distant and foreign countries, hatreds fanning terror and madness encompassing the quiet, hitherto exempt places. I am glad you and Yemen are friends and collaborators. He is a gifted and remarkable young man. Thank you.
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Doug Somers said 2492 days ago (December 18th, 2012)
Tender and heartfelt in all of the instruments. The spare orchestration and the clean mix make for an immediacy that is all the more enticing to be 'in' the music. Blues and greys and all of their tones that make for a poignant palette.

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