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Epilog


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mikkinylund

 Genre: Folk-Rock

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The songs context has to, like in many of my songs, speak for itself and hopefully give an image. Also, like so many of my other songs, I've sought inspiration from the past, my own as others. Hope you like.
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Epilog

Now I end my measured singing

Bid my weary tongue keep silence

Leave my songs to other singers

Horses have their times of resting

After many hours of labor
Even the sick ones will grow weary

When they have been long at reaping

Waters seek a quiet haven

After running long in rivers
Fire subsides and sinks in slumber

Like the cuckoo of the forest

Like the thrush upon the heather

Like the lark I learned to twitter

Learned to sing my simple measures

At the dawning of the morning

There I should end my singing

As my song is growing weary

For the pleasure of the evening

Often have I heard it chanted

Often heard the words repeated:

"Worthy characters and rivers

never empty all their waters".


Better leave unsung some sayings

Than to sing them out of season

Like the cuckoo of the forest

Like the thrush upon the heather

Like the lark I learned to twitter

Learned to sing my simple measures

Walked in painful marshes

Learned the songs of waters

The music of the ocean

Echoes of the woodlands

Like the cuckoo of the forest

Like the thrush upon the heather

Like the lark I learned to twitter

Learned to sing my simple measures

© M09
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Comments: 12
Fans: 11
Plays: 164
Downloads: 99
Votes: 1
Uploaded: Dec 26, 2009 - 02:30:54 PM
Last Updated: Dec 26, 2009 - 03:06:27 PM Last Played: Oct 11, 2015 - 12:59:50 PM
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Comments
Feter said 2913 days ago (December 26th, 2009)
Epilog
Good job ..the vocal work and the music setting
are just fabulous ..authentic I have to say here
thnx a lot for sharin !!!!
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mikkinylund said 2913 days ago (December 26th, 2009)
Feter
Thank you so much! Yup, I am digging through the history of my past and the history of my peoples past. Always did, sometimes ore, sometimes less. Thank you for this years support, it has been more than generous. Peace!
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crissew said 2913 days ago (December 26th, 2009)
Epilog
Very interesting intro. Like the blend of styles you do on this track. You are making some serious tunes, lol. Good job, keep it up.
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echoroom said 2913 days ago (December 27th, 2009)
Sea legs
I dont listen to nearly enough of your songs as I should, but this is fantastic - I slick, sea shanty kind of feel, with hints of Arabia. Really smart, evocative lyrics, and a beautiful chaos of music and styles.
Loved it.
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Char said 2913 days ago (December 27th, 2009)
The background
seemed Russian and Middle Eastern. The lyrics were evocative and commanding. It brings to my mind a troupe of wandering minstrels. Loved the supporting vocals. Thanks.
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Bob6stringer said 2913 days ago (December 27th, 2009)
A million little facets in this wild chanty.
Wow, this is one bawdy tune with a great assemblage of little, shiny facets. I imagine drunken crews from the great granite schooners coming ashore to hunt prey in the seaside pubs. Timeless stuff here.

When I like a tune this much I tend to want to know more about it, like where all the instruments and vox came from. If you tell, please let me know so I can click back here. And BIG THANKS for the download.
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mikkinylund said 2912 days ago (December 27th, 2009)
Great question
In this particular song, it's mostly software instruments involved. plaid on my Yamaha KX61 keyboard. My bass just broke, otherwise I would likely have used that one. There are several guitar parts, most of them performed on my OscarSchmidt electric/acoustic guitar. Then there is accordion, and although I own one and can play it, it is so badly off tune, I used a software solution. Then there several string instruments (violin, cello, harp, chinese violin), I play most of them through the keyboard, but I also used some loops. Then there are horns (clarinet, trombone, trumpet), also software and some loops. There are also some bells, as well as a Marimba. For the vocals, the male voices are all mine, and the backing female vocals are all loops. Generally speaking, I like all kind of music and therefore pick my instruments from all parts of the World. I have a huge collection of software instruments (actually just added a 1.5G set of orchestra instruments), and I have many odd instruments, old Scandinavian instruments for example which I like to use. Unfortunately when moving to the USA many years ago, I had to get rid of a rather nice collection of guitars, basses, accordions, kantele (old Finnish, 64-string instrument) etc. In my home studio, I have several keyboards, guitars, bass, pre-amps, electric violin, clarinet and a huge number of hand drums etc.
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Bob6stringer said 2912 days ago (December 28th, 2009)
Thank you for...
... a great explanation. I'm duly impressed. I'd never be able to keep my wits about me if I were to attempt such a complex undertaking!
Check out my latest song called Happy Birthday (Na Na Na Na)
johnwhitehead said 2912 days ago (December 28th, 2009)
Epilog
Love your folkier stuff! Wonderful tapestry of sounds--all grounded in that accordion part. This is a delight--a wonderful composition and production. Lovely mytho-poetic lyric.
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moorlandt said 2912 days ago (December 28th, 2009)
Love the folky accordeon
I've been listening yesterday, and came back today for an other listen. This song is somehow addictive. Love the chaotic folky atmosphere, and I'm a BIG fan of the accordeon. What a blend of cultures. I hear Irish, as well as Balkan and North-African influences. Amazingly interesting & great work.
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jiguma said 2911 days ago (December 28th, 2009)
Fantastic!
Always good - love this one too.
Neil
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lengold said 2911 days ago (December 29th, 2009)
Love
this.
Cheers
Len

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Name: Mikki
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I was born and grew up in Finland, Scandinavia where I attended my first Art School followed by art studies in Sweden, and a noble fictional writing school. That was followed by an advertising and marketing degree. I am also a painter and I've had se... [see more]

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Genre Info
Folk-rock is a musical genre, combining elements of folk music and rock music. In the original and narrowest sense, the term referred to a genre that arose in the United States and Canada around the mid-1960s. The sound was epitomized by tight vocal

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