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A traveller who didn't ask for glory

by The Wimshurst's Machine

The Wimshurst's Machine is an 8 members band who plays a mix of electronic and acoustic chillout/ambient/jazz/new age music, with amazing irish voices, ideal for soundtracks or for a dreamy or sexy evening.
Genre: Electronic: Chill out
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1. Mountain Sunrise
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2. Fatherland
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3. Up to the road and back again
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4. Mystical Sea
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5. Freedom Calls
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6. A long journey
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7. Magic Lights
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8. Celtic Death Ballad
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9. Indian Shores
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10. Intermezzo: the folly
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11. Variations over the folly
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12. Electrolife
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13. Night Celebrations
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14. Rainbow
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15. The Fall of The Ancient Town: Preludio (King's Hall)
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16. The Fall of the Ancient Town (the Siege)
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Se parlate italiano, cercate al fondo del testo inglese e troverete la vostra lingua!!! :-)

ENGLISH:
This album was #2 in Top10 Electronic Albums, and #26 all-genres albums sold on the Italian iTunes online store on january 12 and 13, 2005! "Freedom Calls" was #3 in the Top10 Electronic songs downloaded from the same store, on days 6 and 7, and in the Top10 from january 6 to january 14, 2005!

A review said:
"Listening to the TWM you'd travel into a relaxing world of good music. TWM plays a mix of acoustic and electronic music, sometimes inspired by ancient or traditional tunes (Irish, indian or spanish), mixed with modern sounds, from chill-out to jazz, with a mix of acoustic and electronic instruments. The music of TWM is something that will make you dream. A dream you won't forget."
(published TWM review)

The Wimshurst's Machine is a project born by the music passion of each component and a mad idea, developed between friends and colleagues with little time to play together "in person". Thanks to modern softwares and computers (as Propellerhead Reason, Apple Garage Band, Sound Studio Pro and Apple Soundtrack), it has become possible to play together even when living apart, recording each track separated from the others  with modern "home made studios".

This Wimshurst's Machine's first album ("A traveller who didn't ask for glory", 2004) is based on the notion that ancient explorers lived most of their lives through violent but incredible adventures. In this album you may read (and listen to) a story that tells about an ancient traveler that obtained glory while he was searching for himself across the world.

In "The Alchemist" (TWM's second album, 2005) the storytelling is about an Alchemist, during the spanish late middle age. Also in this other album you may listen to more than 1 hour of music, ideally the soundtrack of the story the CD itself is telling (that you may also read from the inlay card), flowing as in a movie.

Now available also "Time Traveller", a new studio album made of 37 tracks for a double CD edition with more than 2 hours of new music, lots of important collab tracks with artists such as Corrado Rossi, Queenie, Lisa & KMP, Andrea Ferroni, DCallen, Gamma Leonis, Trulala and Scott Hill and a short novel written by Duilio Chiarle (based on the CD concept, in italian) and illustrated by the great Spectrum Artist 2006 Daniele Scerra.

Why this name?
There is nothing as fascinating as an old technology, so we chose this old precursor that made possible even the use of electricity in modern times. The choice happened by chance, talking in a brewery, while looking for an original band name that would show the world how complicated but fascinating our project is.

Influences:
That's very difficult to say. We just play what's going on in our heads and hearts, so I must say each one of us likes different kinds of music, but the union of the 8 of us created something that looks like "Café Del Mar" or "Buddha Bar" as a 1st impression. We like the idea to set a mood for the complete album, that has to be an experience in itself and not "just" a collection of songs.

Equipment used:
We do have plenty of acoustic instruments, from Saxophones (soprano, alto, tenor and bari), clarinet, flutes, guitars (classic and spanish), trumpets, dulcimer, bagpipes, mandolin, drums and lots of others... but we have also plenty of electric guitars, many different MIDI keyboards/controllers and so on. At the same time we also use powerful softwares, to record our music professionally but at low cost.

Before let you go...
The band decided to give 50% of the money raised (out of expenses) from the CD sales will be donated to "Partners in Health". The PIH Vision: At its root, their mission is both medical and moral. It is based on solidarity, rather than charity alone. When a person in Peru, or Siberia, or rural Haiti falls ill, PIH uses all of the means at their disposal to make them well—from pressuring drug manufacturers, to lobbying policy makers, to providing medical care and social services. Whatever it takes. On internet: http://www.pih.org


THE TELL-TALE BEHIND THE MUSIC:
THE FALL OF THE ANCIENT TOWN
Original story by Duilio Chiarle
English Translation by Fabrizio Boris Maracich

The legend tells of a gold roofed town. The legend tells that the lost town was searched for in vane by an army which also got lost forever. The legend tells of a mysterious traveller that come from the East and found the town well before the arrival of the soldiers and that for a long time stayed there, fascinated by their culture, their art. He would have learned their language, but the difference between his culture and theirs was so great to preclude a full understanding. He was barely able to learn a few words, so to continue the quest for understanding their culture, so wonderful but at the same time so different from his own. In the meanwhile the soldiers found the town. As always happen, when two different cultures meet each other in arms, the golden roofs become the sign of conquer. When the inhabitants saw those strangers in arms were immediately aware that they didn't came in peace. A peace that had been maintained even too much in their isolated and forgotten town, so far from other cities and villages, protected by an almost impenetrable forest. No one was acquainted with the use of weapons, for there were no need for them.
A man left the ranks of the soldiers, unarmed and followed by two servants. He wore strange clothes, of a never seen before shape. The king of the town then summoned the mysterious traveller to ask who were those strangers. He explained to the king that they were the best and most ferocious soldiers ever known, great in combat, merciless and willing to sack the town. He told the king how other cities and powerful armies fell easily under the strength and power of these soldiers. He then explained that the man with the strange dress was an ambassador and that should have been wise to welcome him.
The king was very impressed and chose to follow the advice of the mysterious traveller. The ambassador was welcomed with great honours in the throne hall.

A) - PRELUDIO: THE KING'S HALL
The mysterious traveller walked across the awesome throne hall were the only noise was the creak of the door's hinges. Gold and ivory gave a magical look to the room. He looked at the silent court, while the ambassador waited for the king's answer.
The king refuse submission: he rose from the throne and rejected with disdain the offer of the ambassador. The ambassador gave the king a nod . He bowed to him and left. The court was still silent. The mysterious traveller offered his services to talk with the general of the enemy's army since he knew their language. The king thought that was wise to make a last chance try, but intimately he knew that there were no possibility to dissuade the enemy. He gave to the mysterious traveller the most precious gift: a small jade amphora, tightly sealed.
He thanked the king and left to follow the ambassador at a sustained pace, taking with him few things. He knew perfectly what those soldiers were able to do. The gate closed behind him and he cried, almost running to reach the ambassador, who was leaving the town by the longest way.

B) - THE FALL OF THE ANCIENT TOWN
I) - Ouverture: The soldiers under the walls
The soldiers saw the ambassador leaving the city; he made a sign and the understood. A tremendous cry erupted. A war cry. The legend tells that the cry killed at once a flock birds overflying the city. Thee inhabitants interpretation was that of the sign of destiny: no victory against the gods. While the group walked through the ranks the soldiers hit their shield with their swords, rhythmically, highlighting their march with war cries.

II) - The misterious traveller
At one point the ambassador noticed the mysterious traveller walking aside, his clothes different from his own but also different from the enemy's. He thought that if the man was familiar with the city he could have been a precious ally.
The ambassador spoke to the general, giving him the king's answer, and then introduced the mysterious traveller. He knew the language and accepted to talk with the general.
The general granted immunity in exchange for his services: he needed a complete description of the city. After the battle the city will never be the same. After the battle the city will not exist anymore.
The traveller told the general what he knew, told about the gold and the ivory, about the poesy and the arts. He didn't said much about history because he was simply unaware of their past. He said that was a crime to destroy an entire civilization, so beautiful, so peaceful and with an extraordinary knowledge.
"I have no choice" was the answer, "so I was commanded by my king".
The mysterious traveller tried in vane to convince him but the decision had already been taken. It had been taken far away a long time ago.

III) - The battle
For tens of generations everybody the walls of the city were looked at with respect. Now an army of strangers was about to violate them.
The legend tells that at that moment the king, in the highest glacis, asked for vengeance for his defenceless city. The legend tells that the soldiers, after a few moment of lapse, targeted the king and killed him.
Drums gave then rythm to the soldiers, trumpets gave the attack signal. Soldiers started their march then stopped. War machines send awesome projectiles towards the walls. After a while entire sections of the walls were no more. At that point the soldiers, having shouted their war cries, ran for the battle.

IV) - Finale: the fall of the ancient town
The inhabitants, not used to fight due to centuries of peaceful welfare, poetry and culture, were unable to resist the impact and ran way. But there were no mercy: in the buildings, in the theatres, in the houses, wherever, only lifeless bodies were left behind. Poets fell on their books, musicians on their instruments, sculptors on their blocks of marble. And no one was able to remember the history of the city because nobody amongst who knew was left alive... The mysterious traveller saw the end of that civilization from the distance, tighten his hands on the gift received from the king and cried for a long time.
The legend tells that the mysterious traveller opened the amphora and was transported safely at home.
The legend tells that the curse of the king made the army get lost in the jungle. They never returned home.

*****

ITALIANO:

Questo album è stato al n.2 tra i 10 album di musica elettronica ed al n.26 tra tutti i generi nella classifica degli album più venduti online da iTunes in Italia i giorni 12 e 13 gennaio 2005! "Freedom Calls" è stata n.3 tra le canzoni di musica elettronica più acquistate i giorni 6 e 7 gennaio, e nella Top10 dal 6 al 13 gennaio 2005!

The Wimshurst's Machine (o più semplicemente TWM) è un gruppo che nasce nel 2003 dall'unione di due appassionati di Computer music, Augusto Chiarle e Fabio Rodi, producendo musica elettronica a cui vengono aggiunte sonorita' acustiche, etniche e d'ambiente. Al nucleo primordiale cominciano quindi a collaborare alcuni altri musicisti (Roberto Canone, Massimiliano Baudissard, Antonio Rapacciuolo, Daniele Scerra, Duilio Chiarle ed Elvis Bergero, al momento), alternandosi nei vari brani senza prevaricazioni a seconda delle necessità.
Le musiche sono di volta in volta elettroniche, re-interpretazioni di brani tradizionali irlandesi o antichi, influenzate dalla passione e dal gusto dei singoli componenti.

Una recensione ha scritto:
"Ascoltando i TWM farete un viaggio in un mondo rilassante fatto di buona musica. La musica dei TWM è fatta di suoni elettronici ed acustici, a volte ispirato da brani tradizionali (indiani, irlandesi o spagnoli), misti a sonorità moderne dal chillout al jazz, dal new age all'ambient, il tutto suonato con un misto di strumenti acustici ed elettronici. La musica dei TWM vi farà sognare. Sogni che non vorrete dimenticare."
(recensione pubblicata)

Influenze:
Sono tante, quindi è difficile da definire una fonte d'ispirazione vera e propria: gli 8 membri della band arrivano da esperienze molto diversificate (Jazz, funky, elettronica, leggera, classica). Sicuramente l'effetto complessivo è simile a quanto potete trovare in compilation del tipo di "Buddha Bar" o "Cafè del Mar".

Perché questo nome?
Non c'è nulla di così strano e affascinante come un'antica tecnologia, così abbiamo scelto il nome del primo generatore elettrico dell'umanità per rappresentare il nostro complesso ma (speriamo) affascinante progetto musicale. La scelta è stata casuale, avvenuta parlando tra amici in birreria, ma il nome è rimasto.

CD pubblicati:
Il primo CD pubblicato ("A traveller who didn't ask for glory", 2004) è basato sul concetto che la vita degli antichi esploratori (vedi ad esempio Marco Polo) era pervasa di avventure incredibili, purtroppo quasi sempre violente ma comunque meravigliose. Nel CD si racconta la storia di un viaggiatore che trovò la gloria mentre cercava se stesso esplorando il mondo, le cui avventure potrete leggere nella inlay card.

Il Secondo CD pubblicato ("The Alchemist", 2005) racconta invece la storia di un alchimista vissuto nel tardo medioevo spagnolo e delle sue disavventure. Idealmente la colonna sonora di una storia, lunga più di un'ora, che vi farà vivere le sue stesse esperienze, che potrete seguire leggendole nel libretto del CD.

Ora disponibile su CDbaby anche il nuovissimo doppio CD "Time Traveller" (2007), una produzione in grande stile fatta di due CD, 37 brani per più di due ore di musica, ricca di collaborazioni importanti con artisti come Corrado Rossi, Queenie, DCallen, Scott Hill, Andrea Ferroni, Lisa & KMP, Gamma Leonis, Trulala, con un racconto originale (in italiano) scritto espressamente da Duilio Chiarle e inserita in un booklet di 18 pagine a colori, illustrato da Daniele Scerra (Spectrum Artist 2007).

Mentre diversi membri della band supportano con le loro donazioni un'organizzazione no-profit che si occupa di adozione a distanza di bambini del Madagascar, la band in quanto tale ha deciso di aumentare gli sforzi e di destinare una buona parte dei proventi dei CD pubblicati (per la precisione il 50% degli incassi, salvo le spese) ad un'organizzazione no-profit che si occupa di curare le malattie infettive nel Terzo Mondo: Partners in Health. La loro missione è sia medica che morale. E' basata sulla solidarietà oltre che ssolo sulla carità. Quando una persona in Perù, o in Siberia, o nelle zone rurali di Haiti si ammala, P.I.H. usa tutto ciò che ha a disposizione per farli stare bene (incluse pressioni sulle case farmaceutiche e quelle sulla politica), per provvedere alle cure mediche ed ai servizi sociali. Qualunque cosa richieda. Su internet: http://www.pih.org


LA LEGGENDA DIETRO LA MUSICA:
LA CADUTA DELL'ANTICA CITTA'
Storia originale di Duilio Chiarle

Narra una leggenda di una città dai tetti d'oro. Narra la leggenda che quella città perduta fu cercata invano da un esercito che si perse anch'esso. Narra la leggenda che un misterioso viaggiatore occidentale la trovò ben prima dei soldati e che vi si fermò per molto tempo, affascinato dalla loro arte, dalla loro cultura. Egli avrebbe voluto imparare la loro lingua e la loro scrittura, ma erano tanto diverse dalla sua che non ne venne mai a capo. Riuscì a stento ad imparare qualche parola e così, mentre il viaggiatore tentava di capire quella splendida cultura tanto diversa, furono i soldati a trovare la città. E come sempre accade quando due culture diverse si trovano in armi, i tetti d'oro divennero il riflesso della conquista.
Gli abitanti, visti quegli stranieri in armi, capirono subito che non erano venuti in pace. Una pace che era regnata anche troppo tempo nella loro città così distante ed isolata da tutte le altre in mezzo alla giungla. I cittadini erano ormai disabituati alle armi. Così chiusero le grandi porte di bronzo dorato su cui erano scolpiti grandi e meravigliosi animali fantastici.
Dall'esercito straniero si staccò allora un uomo senz'armi accompagnato da due servi. Egli vestiva di una foggia strana che nessuno aveva mai visto. Essi convocarono allora il misterioso viaggiatore e gli domandarono chi fossero mai quei misteriosi stranieri.
Egli spiegò al re che quei soldati erano i migliori soldati del mondo ed i peggiori saccheggiatori che alcuna terra abbia mai conosciuto. Narrò come molte città e molti eserciti potenti erano stati annientati con facilità. Spiegò che quei personaggi sotto le mura erano ambasciatori e che sarebbe stato saggio accoglierli a parlamentare.
Il re si impressionò e decise di seguire il consiglio del misterioso viaggiatore. Gli ambasciatori furono ricevuti in gran pompa nella splendida sala del trono.

A) - PRELUDIO: LA SALA DEL RE
Il misterioso viaggiatore attraversò la meravigliosa sala del trono ove il cigolio dei cardini era l'unico rumore. L'oro e l'avorio rendevano magico l'ambiente. Egli osservò la corte silenziosa, mentre l'ambasciatore straniero attendeva la risposta del sovrano.
Il sovrano non si sottomise: si alzò in piedi e rigettò sdegnato l'offerta. L'ambasciatore diede un cenno d'assenso. Si inchinò al sovrano e si accomiatò. La corte rimase in silenzio. Il misterioso viaggiatore si offrì di parlamentare con il generale straniero, egli ne conosceva la lingua. Il re pensò che valeva la pena tentare, ma capì anche che non c'era alcuna possibilità di riuscire a dissuadere il nemico. Così diede al misterioso viaggiatore il dono più prezioso che possedeva: un'anfora di giada tappata. Lo ringraziò e gli disse addìo. Era certamente il momento più grave di tutta la storia della città. Il viaggiatore capì che non era il momento di indugiare. Si accomiatò e seguì l'ambasciatore in tutta fretta, prendendo con se la poca mercanzia di cui disponeva. Sapeva di cosa fossero capaci quei soldati. La porta si richiuse alle sue spalle ed egli pianse, raggiungendo quasi di corsa l'ambasciatore che stava per uscire dalla città per la strada più lunga.

B) - LA CADUTA DELL'ANTICA CITTA'
I) - Ouverture: Soldati sotto le mura
I soldati videro uscire l'ambasciatore dalla città; questi fece un cenno ed essi capirono. Un solo grido accolse il gesto dell'ambasciatore. Un grido di guerra. Dice la leggenda che quel grido uccise sul colpo alcuni uccelli che passavano sulla città e che gli abitanti interpretarono come un segno del destino: non potevano combattere contro gli dei. Mentre il piccolo corteo attraversava le linee, i soldati battevano le loro spade sugli scudi, ritmicamente, sottolineando i passi con le loro feroci grida di guerra.

II) - Il misterioso viaggiatore
D'un tratto, l'ambasciatore s'accorse che accanto a se aveva un misterioso viaggiatore, gli abiti molto diversi dai suoi ma anche da quelli del suo nemico. Se l'uomo conosceva la città (pensò) sarebbe stato prezioso.
Nel riferire al suo generale la risposta, l'ambasciatore presentò il misterioso viaggiatore. Effettivamente il viaggiatore conosceva la loro lingua e accettò di parlare con il generale. Il generale gli assicurò l'immunità a patto che gli descrivesse la città. Dopo la battaglia, non sarebbe stata più la stessa. Dopo la battaglia non ne sarebbe rimasto più niente.
E il viaggiatore raccontò ciò che sapeva, raccontò dell'oro e dell'avorio, dell'arte e della poesia. Disse che nulla o quasi sapeva della storia. Gli manifestò che era un peccato distruggere quella civiltà, così magnifica, così pacifica e straordinariamente colta.
"Non ho scelta" rispose il generale "così mi è stato ordinato dal mio re".
Il misterioso viaggiatore tentò invano di convincerlo "Li civilizzeremo, che lo vogliano o meno".

III) - La battaglia
Per decine di generazioni, tutti avevano osservato con rispetto quelle mura possenti. Ora, un esercito sconosciuto stava per violare le mura.
Dice la leggenda che proprio allora il re della città, dal più alto degli spalti, chiese vendetta per la sua città inerme. Dice la leggenda che i soldati, dopo un attimo di sconcerto, lo fecero bersaglio e l'uccisero.
I tamburi diedero allora il ritmo ai soldati, le trombe diedero il segnale dell'attacco. I soldati dapprima marciarono, poi si fermarono. A quel punto, grossi marchingegni presero a scagliare enormi proiettili sulle mura, e poco a poco si formarono enormi varchi.
Fu allora che i soldati, dopo aver lanciato un alto grido di guerra, si lanciarono nella battaglia.

IV) - Finale: la caduta dell'antica città
I cittadini, disabituati alla lotta da secoli di opulenza, di arte, di poesia e di cultura, non potevano reggere l'urto dei loro assedianti, fuggirono. Ma non ci fu scampo per nessuno: nelle case, nei palazzi, nei teatri, c'erano solo cadaveri. I poeti caddero sui loro libri, i musicisti sui loro strumenti, gli scultori sulle loro statue. E nessuno restò a ricordare la storia della città, poiché nessuno che conoscesse la loro storia si era salvato...
Il misterioso viaggiatore contemplò da distante la fine di quella civiltà. Strinse tra le mani il dono del re e pianse a lungo.
Dice la leggenda che il viaggiatore, aperto il vaso di giada fu trasportato in salvo a casa.
Dice la leggenda che la maledizione del re fece perdere la strada ai soldati e che nessuno di loro tornò indietro.


Reviews


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Kevin Bottorff, Musician, Radio Dystopia

I love the CD!
I loved the cd!  The production and mixing is top notch!
What sets your music apart from others in the same genre is that it has an improvisational quality to it.  The sax and keyboard playing is very melodic and addictive. The acoustic guitar has that romantic Italian flavor to it.  The programming is creative very well done and doesn't overwhelm the other instruments. It's hard to single out a favorite song but if I had to it would be "The Fall of the Ancient Town".  I like the story behind it in the insert.  It was very well thought out and written.

Arjay

Brilliant ! ! !
Absolutley brilliant! This cd is truly amazing I love it. I am a musician myself and I am inspired and in awe at the level of creativity and artistic greatness. I recommend this cd to anyone, its great relaxing music, works good for me sitting in rush hour traffic. This group has encouraged me to go to italy to study music on the sole purpose that there is just something in their music that is so hard to come by in the states. To sum it all up this cd is AWESOME! Their music will touch your soul.

Doug Lobdell

Best independent group out there in this genre
Well, see all those other reviews - 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars all the way. I don't know why some label is not beating down their door; this group is excellent. New age/chill/electronica/jazz - if you HAD to categorize them, but I just call this darn fine listening.

Kori

Excellent musicianship
From the time I have heard about TWM, I have enjoyed everysong they have done. Each of the musicians are extremely talented. I Love this CD simply because of the excellent technique of each instrument...brings me into their world. Thank you for wonderful work, and I wish you all the best!

Patric Bakkenist

I am honestly, deeply impressed. A+
Airy atmosphere's, eastern moods, influences from modern- and worldmusic come together in a unique and timeless experience while listening to The Wimshurst's Machine. The melodies and sounds are carefully selected and put together, layer by layer, song by song. One can not escape from the spell this band casts as one hits the play button. The sound quality is absolutely gorgeous. The arrangements are so light and airy that this music actually gives a reviving touch to the listeners mind and soul. This is what this kind of music is all about. To pull the listener out of the Carthesian theatre, away from his or her daily routine into a dream like state, which makes it easy to absorb the comforting mood that breathes thrueout the songs, whispering to the subconsciousness that all is good. The compositions are timeless and very refreshing. Some songs are done by the book, but never without loosing sight on surprising elements. The natural sound of this band's music is stunning and clearly done by professionals. I am honestly, deeply impressed. A+ from the Dutch!
Best regards from your new fan,
--(Patric Bakkenist, musician, The Netherlands)

Frank and Nancy

Fatherland: a herbal bath of a track.
A herbal bath of a track. Warm, liquid, soothing. You can almost feel the condensation forming as you lay back and immerse yourself in it. Less Acid-Jazz than Prozac-Jazz, it's carefully crafted and wonderfully laidback. Stuff like this isn't really above structure and individual instrument parts, of course. This is all about the mood. Mostly, the sounds are subtle, seductive and draped in a hazy ambience. The rhythm is perky but never leads the pace. That role falls to the serpentine clarinet which weaves its way overhead. The background details are nice too: Enya-esque vocals, delicate piano and a strange clicking hum thing that, to me, sounded a little like sub-tropical insects of the night. (Hmm. Maybe there is some acid jazz in there!)
--(Frank and Nancy, Garageband.com)

Barry Harvey

Celtic Death Ballad: do it to me
Mysterious, with a trumpet, or could be a flugelhorn. Nice tone whatever. Female voice is gorgeous. Reminds me of Ella Fitzgerald on a parallel. The feel is fine with the exchanges between vocal and trpt. and the the sax joining in. The piano sound and playing is fabulous. The bass guitar is great. The parallel being if you have a great melody you don't have to have words but just a vocal sound singing like an instrument playing it.

Some info about the reviewer:
Barry Harvey has been playing drums now for 45 years, Chain first formed in 1968. Recorded 30 L.P's. and 29 singles between the members! This includes groups, CHAINS, HARPOON_ON, RICK_and_theGoose_Duo and Jazz trio featuring DOUG_Barry_Bruce_Trio New band called "Brother_Goose" just formed and is a great feel groupYOU HEARD playing Long_Boogie_Train
--(Barry Harvey, double bass and drum player, GarageBand.com)

Richard Lee

Celtic Death Ballad: Smooth horn
the horn got me as soon as it started then the voice very hypnotic i like this style very much.you would like my music as well.this works for me.

(Richard Lee has been on the scene since he was a teenager.He's played with Mic Jagger,Rick Derringer,Donald Fagen,Blues Travelers,Taylor Dayne,McCoy Tyner,Stanley Jordan and Tom Jones just to name a few).
--(Richard Lee, pro jazz trumpet player, Garage Band.com)

Spacedyevest87

Indian Shores: Great chillout piece
A very interesting song which have influences from dead can dance to ethnic-mediterranean music! The saxophone is absolutely cool and thats important cause i ve listened to many songs whith a sax which didnt fit in.But if it follows the mood,like this one,it can be very cool.
--(garageband.com review, Reviewed by: spacedyevest83, Athens, Attica, Greece)

Yesha Bluestein

Freedom Calls: You made my playlist!
This track starts out on the minimal tip with a nice minimoog-ish bassline with soft hihats and then breaks into the main body of the song which is a full arrangement of lovely strings, piano, moving melodies and hooks that catch the heart,feet, and mind... The track flows and introduces new elements which I appreciate, never a dull moment here.. I absolutely love the saxophone (bari or tenor?) and later...gorgeous female vocals.
The mix is ambient, tight, and percussive..everything is in its right place. This track brings to mind..Moby, Massive Attack, Garbage, and Tricky.. I loved it! You made my playlist!
Great Job!
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