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Parichayaka

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Funny story that somehow ended up on National Radio.

Well, kind of. And of course I've had very little to do with that, but bear with me. Imagine you're trying to get some rest and there are people living a few walls from you who enjoy making noise all night. About a year ago I had that problem and it went on for a few weeks. One night it was all too much and I was exhausted, angry and at my wits' end. The only thing I could come up in my pathetic state was turning on my music gear, putting on my headphones and creating a musical world I could escape into. That was after 3am and the session, which is the unedited post above, ended with morning birds invoking a new day and I could finally close my eyes for a couple of hours.

A while later a good musician friend from Canada tells me about his new CD project and sends over some guitar tracks - and I was inspired to play around with them since I had found this interesting combination of instruments that night.

Pavaka - the bass and guitar player I talking about - specializes in arranging Sri Chinmoy's soulful and haunting melodies and performs them with great skill and charisma. And although he was initially not exactly happy with me adding synths to his otherwise studio recorded tracks, he kindly added it as a bonus track. That's what friends do:)

To make a long story short - the other day I got a message that Canadian National Radio picked up that particular track and played it in full length after saying a few wonderful things about the composer of the songs. Somewhere in a time slot between Stevie Ray Vaughan and Peter Gabriel. I have no experience with that kind of thing but I assume that getting airtime like that is pretty cool.

The song is called 'Ami Habo' and if you're interested in Pavaka's album (much better than this post, trust me) you'll find it on iTunes and CDBaby. It's the one with the red cover. I've heard him perform Track 10 live - by himself (JamMan). Brilliant.

Sometimes good things can come out of the most difficult or peculiar situations, as long as we never give up. Or something like that:)
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Comments
futzpucker said 2813 days ago (April 1st, 2010)
Your soul shines through
Your music, as always, brings me to the place I wish to be as I compose. Your skill with the tools at hand is formidable, which serves to enhance your obvious connection to your heart. In other words, your inspiration is supported by great skill, and that combination of assets creates music that comes from the deepest part of you and touches me and many, many others.

Thank you for your music, Mr. Parichayaka.
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composerclark said 2813 days ago (April 1st, 2010)
Soothing... Impressive accomplishment!
Remarkable that something so calming can emerge from such a trying situation. I suspect many of us can relate to the frustration of being unable to sleep due to neighborly racket — in fact, wasn't loud music at night used as a form of torture by the US military in Iraq (and previously in Panama, against Manuel Norriega)? — it's enough to drive most of us to loose our cool and do something rash. Very few people could take this state of mind and turn it into something positive, but you certainly did! Amazing! BTW, my 5-year old was sitting next to me as we heard your track, and he said "I really like that music!"

Me too.
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Henke said 2813 days ago (April 1st, 2010)
And now I've bought it
This was mellow and cool, amazing under the circumstances. But I was curious about the Ami Habo too so I went over and bought it on iTunes, and I don't regret it. Very nice piece, if rather different from this with the guitar and all. Thanks for sharing. Always great with a new post from you.

Take care,
Henke
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Narad said 2813 days ago (April 1st, 2010)
3am
Very nice and peaceful, a gem in its genre.
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TobinMueller said 2813 days ago (April 1st, 2010)
Canadian Public Radio, very cool
Great story. Great photo. Marvelous sentiment. Very effective track. Thanks for sharing this and the info on Pavaka. Positive vibes all around reverberating.
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drakonis said 2813 days ago (April 1st, 2010)
Curiosity embodied
This music brings to mind a curious traveler, happy, enjoying the journey, and looking intensely at everything.

I adore the "molten flute" sound you have in there, that is VERY nice. The occasional piano notes ring out like brilliant rays of sunshine. Very nice.

Thank you for the story above, and congratulations on the radio airtime and being on your friends' CD!

ttfn,
Drakonis
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falcef said 2813 days ago (April 1st, 2010)
3amnes
Hello from Italy. Music sounds pretty much ceremony well chosen and mixed so good. good going. greetings and best wishes for health and for music ciao da falcef
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magnatone said 2813 days ago (April 1st, 2010)
3AM
what an extraordinary work, what an extraordinary guy. this is just wonderful pari, thank you (and for the back story)
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Bubowski said 2813 days ago (April 1st, 2010)
Quiet Calm
The perfect soothing balm for a bad situation. Nicely played and recorded as always. The inner peace shines through.

--G
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awigze said 2813 days ago (April 1st, 2010)
poignant
great song all the way around. cool backstory . Airplay is good. It means your music has gone into outer space.
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Hickling_Stan said 2813 days ago (April 1st, 2010)
3.00am
I wrote a song once called 3.18....so just behind you there!! really enjoyed this even on my father in laws crappy little speakers. Will play it again when i get home
Cheers
Mark
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davajonah said 2812 days ago (April 1st, 2010)
Loveliness
I have a headache right now, this is very soothing! I particularly like the synth flute, gorgeous sound! Choice percussion and a great mix.

Thanks.
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MarkHolbrook said 2812 days ago (April 1st, 2010)
As always
I love your work. This is a wonderful piece that like all of your others teaches me just how much I truly do not know about making music.

Outstanding!
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Honza said 2812 days ago (April 1st, 2010)
Brahma Muhurta
is considered by hindus to be a time at around 3AM or aproximately 2 hours before sunrise and is recommended as a best time for meditation. So I guess those qualities have a lot to do with your piece and to me it really evokes such spirit. I like very much that merging of a mild quiet static motion with the positive and rising atmosphere in that. Nice listen!
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Sigmund said 2812 days ago (April 1st, 2010)
3am
Beautiful work; peaceful; sometimes the oddest of things can inspire us. ONe would never guess what inspired this. Very nice - I really enjoyed listening - thanks!
Sig
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Velvet_Audio_Lab said 2812 days ago (April 2nd, 2010)
This
is a great atmosphere you have created,,love the little piano bits.
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tokai said 2812 days ago (April 2nd, 2010)
The music and the story
go hand in hand. Beautiful arrangement of all the varying instrumentation that are skillfully balanced out in this meditation. Very good.
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Vic Holman said 2811 days ago (April 2nd, 2010)
3am
that's when i usually have to let the cat out. :-)

excellent piece and great story. i wouldn't of minded it going on a little longer.
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ted23 said 2811 days ago (April 3rd, 2010)
Very
controlled of you, when faced with similar situations i usually fight fire with fire and turn my amps up! Excellent that you used that annoying time to be creative and come up with this mega mellow tune. Nice one
VicDiesel said 2811 days ago (April 3rd, 2010)
Works for me
The guitar and keys go together quite nicely. Cool track.
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sschedra said 2811 days ago (April 3rd, 2010)
Pari
That is an exciting story! I am very happy for you. I think exposure and some inspiration could really push you out there. Your music does have a "food for the soul" quality to it. This piece too carries that character. It would be a wonderful thing to share your music with a much wider audience. I for one think that the world is missing out on what you have to share.
Your fan,
Stephen
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kassia said 2810 days ago (April 3rd, 2010)
i've lost count
of how many times i've listened to this since you posted it, and i'm sure to listen to it many many many more times. it has a gentle, warm rocking motion - so easy to hear this as a peaceful place of escape. exceptional work on the percussion especially, pari. it's all perfectly placed to keep the flow of the piece without ever feeling overwhelming or persistant. this is gorgeous and such a soothing balm. thank you.
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WharmtonRise said 2810 days ago (April 3rd, 2010)
Beautiful
Lovely work Pari.

Hats off to you.
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fathom said 2809 days ago (April 4th, 2010)
I have a decent set of headphones
and it was so sweet to hear these wonderful rich sounds you've created here. An organic, unhurried and soulful work.
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thoddi said 2809 days ago (April 4th, 2010)
wonderful
A beautiful soundscape in my headphones right now. I'm usually not a big fan of synths, but when performed with good skills and used as a musical instrument to add a feeling or mood I can enjoy them. Here you have made a perfect soundscape to add mood and room to the guitars. It sounds very good to me. Great to hear about this one having radio play as well. Must have been very cool for you to experience that :)
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bud said 2809 days ago (April 5th, 2010)
Great story
I thought you were turning all of your gear on without headphones to wage war. What you did is much better. Excellent piece (peace).
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michaelkoppenheffer said 2808 days ago (April 5th, 2010)
lovely synths!
I'm so impressed with the soundscape you created here--the gently pulsating synth pads, the ambiance-y percussion, the piano... Very nuanced and entrancing.
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ramonaji said 2808 days ago (April 5th, 2010)
3 am
must be a magical time to have music like this bearing it's name....
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crissew said 2808 days ago (April 6th, 2010)
Very well done soundscape
I really like the wood flute? if that is what it is. Very transparent sound. Sounds great. Cool description too
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CC_Connection said 2806 days ago (April 7th, 2010)
10 Stars!!!
I must say this. I closed my eyes and was taken away to a far away place. This is so beautiful, thank you for sharing it.

XOXO,
CC
guitapick said 2806 days ago (April 7th, 2010)
Whether it's escaping reality...
...or creating it...music's a wonderful wonderful way to go...very nicely done, people...
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BirdmanWayne94 said 2805 days ago (April 9th, 2010)
Such a...
... brilliant usage of software instruments. I wish my anger would one day turn into writing something that is inspirational to ME! LOL :)

Nice story, you deserve all the best. Excellent stuff here!
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ste said 2795 days ago (April 18th, 2010)
lovely
peaceful piece. like the piano and percussion parts a lot
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richard13 said 2789 days ago (April 25th, 2010)
Beautiful
Thank you for the serenity and beauty of your vision, especially in the face of adversity. I will treasure this.
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ShadowofNine said 2786 days ago (April 28th, 2010)
Splendid track
Put me into dream mode..stunning
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Cameron said 2777 days ago (May 6th, 2010)
Lemonade from Lemons
You have made sweetness from something which started out sour, and so we enjoy the results of your nocturnal labors.

This has many flavors of sound mixed together, and throughout this meditative music, the insistent, constantly pulsing beat reminds us that there is a vibrant city outside your window, teeming with people and many energies, which never sleeps.
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Doug Somers said 2769 days ago (May 15th, 2010)
That soft place between layers of clouds
Your chosen photo is a perfect metaphor for this gorgeous audible world you have created. Clearly composed with great love of soothing tones and sparkling sprinkles of scintillating sounds.

Thanks!
Doug
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Symphony101 said 2733 days ago (June 20th, 2010)
Great music
Loved this, it's peaceful and smooth.
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RickB1 said 2330 days ago (July 27th, 2011)
You never
...disappoint. ou create such beautiful and rich tapestries of sound. Your composition evokes colorful imagery and evokes a deep, reflective response. Gorgeous selection of instrumentation as always.
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