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This is by far the most experimental thing I've posted here. A friend picked up a tibetan singing bowl while travelling in Nepal a few weeks back. I just had to mess around with it! I laid down a track of that, did some "chanting", did some spontaneous singing, pulled out my old talking drum (india I believe), and then tried out my violin chops. Finally, I read a lovely chapter out of the Book of Job over the top. Hope you like it. It's certainly *different*!!
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From the Book of Job chapter 37:1-19,21-24
& chapter 36:1-3 NIV translation

At this my heart pounds
and leaps from its place.

Listen! Listen to the roar of his voice,
to the rumbling that comes from his mouth.

He unleashes his lightning beneath the whole heaven
and sends it to the ends of the earth.

After that comes the sound of his roar;
he thunders with his majestic voice.
When his voice resounds,
he holds nothing back.

God's voice thunders in marvelous ways;
he does great things beyond our understanding.

He says to the snow, 'Fall on the earth,'
and to the rain shower, 'Be a mighty downpour.'

So that all men he has made may know his work,
he stops every man from his labor. [a]

The animals take cover;
they remain in their dens.

The tempest comes out from its chamber,
the cold from the driving winds.

The breath of God produces ice,
and the broad waters become frozen.

He loads the clouds with moisture;
he scatters his lightning through them.

At his direction they swirl around
over the face of the whole earth
to do whatever he commands them.

He brings the clouds to punish men,
or to water his earth and show his love.

Do you know how God controls the clouds
and makes his lightning flash?

Do you know how the clouds hang poised,
those wonders of him who is perfect in knowledge?

You who swelter in your clothes
when the land lies hushed under the south wind,

can you join him in spreading out the skies,
hard as a mirror of cast bronze?

Tell us what we should say to him;

Now no one can look at the sun,
bright as it is in the skies
after the wind has swept them clean.

Out of the north he comes in golden splendor;
God comes in awesome majesty.

The Almighty is beyond our reach and exalted in power;
in his justice and great righteousness, he does not oppress.

Therefore, men revere him.

Then the Lord answered Job out of the storm. He said:

"Who is this that darkens my counsel with words without knowledge? Brace yourself like a man; I will question you and you shall answer me."


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Alannah said 4210 days ago (June 2nd, 2006)
WOW ....
I would have loved to see the lyrics posted here .... the whispering voice was awesome .... you somehow managed to pull it off without it being drowned out by the chanting vocal .... (which is also great by the way) .... I don't know what to say ... I luvved it .... you have a true talent there ! Left the fine hairs on my neck standing on end ! My only critique might be the tiny bit of background noise which interfered with the sound of the bowl during the ending (which I only heard because the ending captured my attention so completely that my ears were perked right up) ....
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Scott Carmichael said 4210 days ago (June 2nd, 2006)
hey why not
I love the mystery of the wispered voice... the violin is perfect against
the chanted vocal and singing bowl... it's a great Idea....but I would
like to hear the lyric a bit more... but ya know, it's not like I don't have
he book here
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Scott Carmichael said 4210 days ago (June 2nd, 2006)
hey why not
I'm like a rookie.. I thought i subitted once
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Scott Carmichael said 4210 days ago (June 2nd, 2006)
hey why not
I love the mystery of the wispered voice... the violin is perfect against
the chanted vocal and singing bowl... it's a great Idea....but I would
like to hear the lyric a bit more... but ya know, it's not like I don't have
he book here
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moorlandt said 4210 days ago (June 2nd, 2006)
oh yes
I'm completely hypnothised. Wooo, this is so full of tension. Far more than 'experimental'. I just love EVERYTHING about it. The simplicity, the mystery, the whispering, the silence, the magic... Perfectly balanced as well. Oh yes, I enjoyed this for a million reasons.

Walter
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krismacqueen said 4209 days ago (June 2nd, 2006)
oh yes
Thanks Walter, I'm glad you like it. I was definately trying to dive into the
mystery with this piece. The tone of the singing bowl just calls it out. It was
quite the gift.
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breezer said 4209 days ago (June 2nd, 2006)
Awesome job!
Great stuff
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screamalexz said 4209 days ago (June 2nd, 2006)
lovely
nice, i like experimental pieces like this. the chanting sounds nice i think. perhaps i should try something like this with a chapter out of one of the books i'm writing. i wonder if there's copy right issues with reading a chapter out of a book onto a song. you should experiment more, it's fun and you seem to be good at it.
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krismacqueen said 4209 days ago (June 2nd, 2006)
lovely
The text just seemed to fit. I don't think there'll be issues with copyright with a
bible passage, though with other books it'd probably be an issue. Still, there's
so much available that's public domain. I'm glad you liked the experiment. It
WAS lots of fun, and, especially with the final phrase, there was a definate
connection with the **mystery**.
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screamalexz said 4209 days ago (June 2nd, 2006)
lovely
oh it's from the bible, ok. didn't realize that. i'm glad it was fun. i was experimenting some the other day, and it sounded weird and cool, should have saved it lol. seems if you just record a simple guitar melody, and reverse it you instantly have an awsome violin sounding track. well keep it up.

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thetiler said 4209 days ago (June 2nd, 2006)
intereting
powerful words, like the eastern type aproach you have hear.




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J.A.Stewart said 4209 days ago (June 3rd, 2006)
Interesting
Whatever it is, it *is* different. Nice job with the chanting and the violin.

And there was a period of my life I refer to as Job II, so I welcomed the
familiar verses.

Still, I hope you'll forgive my flight of fancy, which had me imagining your
whispers replaced with the running commentary of an announcer at a pro
golf tournament. (I often provide my own entertainment in the theater of
my mind.) ;)

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said 4208 days ago (June 4th, 2006)
Fabulous experiment!
Bravo! Beautiful soundscape for a magnificent passage of Scripture. I
really like the whispered vox---it conveys reverence and mystery as is
apropos in a piece of this kind. Again, BRAVO!

Be well!
zenythonline said 4207 days ago (June 5th, 2006)
Nice tune- Originality
Nice and very original. Agre bout the lyrics need a touch more volume.
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TobinMueller said 4192 days ago (June 20th, 2006)
Secret thoughts
The whispered voice, to me, brings to mind trepidation... to even think
thoughts beneath such a God (as would do what He has done to Job) one
needs to whisper. But the whispering made it really hard to understand
the words. Still, the artistic choice was much appreciated. Very
thoughtful track.
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jeidse said 4103 days ago (September 16th, 2006)
Great
I enjoyed this one very much. Of course, I enjoy all your songs! (How's
that for helpful input?)
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