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Ex Umbra In Solem



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album: Let's Try Cloudbusting
track 1: 4:37 Inner Balance
track 2: 6:18 For The Love Of Pollyanna
track 3: 2:54 Uncle Bill Is Dying
track 4: 3:00 Listening
track 5: 4:27 Ex Umbra In Solem
track 6: 3:32 Roxy Catches A Spider
track 7: 5:50 Grahebahubbin
track 8: 4:15 I Can See In Your Eyes
track 9: 2:44 I Am A Toon
track 10: 1:52 Fallen
track 11: 6:00 Variations On A Meme
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another try at Eduard's "Ember" collaboration
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Uploaded: Jul 12, 2012 - 01:01:00 PM
Last Updated: Jan 29, 2013 - 09:00:13 PM Last Played: Feb 05, 2019 - 04:56:20 AM
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Vic Holman said 2444 days ago (July 12th, 2012)
Ex Umbra In Solem
a great sense of drama. the contrast between the heavier & milder parts is excellent. this held my attention all the way through. great job bill
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SmokeyVW said 2444 days ago (July 12th, 2012)
thanks Vic
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drakonis said 2444 days ago (July 13th, 2012)
much needed rain after the storm
So good to come back, to find this... love your addition of the well-written snare, and the delicious addition of carefully placed new harmony notes in spots, great voices, and super counter-melody line on recorder at the end. With the bird song at the end, I can feel and smell the steam gently rising off the wooden porch rail after the storm. Very nice, Bill! Thank you for such a masterful work.
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SmokeyVW said 2444 days ago (July 13th, 2012)
the ember turned into an umbra, which led to google which led to the title phrase. there's a university in Peru whose motto it is. that in turn led to wondering what transitions from shadow into the sunlight. a thunderstorm! the new pan flute melody is a nod to Peru. perhaps it's a thunderstorm in the Andes?

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Daugrin said 2443 days ago (July 13th, 2012)
Yea... a soundscape.
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Ed Hannifin said 2442 days ago (July 14th, 2012)
I've lost track of the various evocations of this track and tune...

This is one of my favorites, though.... Simple, respectful, and a good listen...
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egobandit said 2442 days ago (July 14th, 2012)
I dont think I ever heard the original just everyone else's take on it, to me this is Smokey, like the tap tap tap on the snare very loose floating in an atmosphere of clouds that don't stop sobbing!
allot of truth in this
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alackbass said 2442 days ago (July 15th, 2012)
Ex Umbra In Solem
Nice colab between you and Eduard. Subtle and beautiful. Much enjoyed.
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bud said 2442 days ago (July 15th, 2012)
very unique iteration of the ember
the rain is so soothing - we could use some here. nice work bill.
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Henke said 2441 days ago (July 15th, 2012)
Always nice
with a new Ember to the growing collection. I've got 54 versions now in my iTunes playlist - probably one or two missing. Whoever still hasn't heard the original, please go to drakonis' page (link in the description area) and do so. It's still one of the best iterations, although there have been MANY really great takes on it.

Just watching the list would make anyone think it impossible to come up with something new in the "Ember genre", but that thought is fruitless, because all you creative people keep proving it false.

Bill, your (new) version is a nice nod to another of Drakonis' songs and along with the strong introduction it's sure a worthy member of the series.

Unfortunately I've not yet tried my waning musical skills on this piece. Maybe one day...

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dave_b said 2441 days ago (July 16th, 2012)
Ex Umbra In Solem
I can't remember the original at this point, but this take sounded fresh to my ears. It felt dark and mysterious. Nice work.
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