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TRIBAL EMBER By Chiefalannahrunswithscissorsfeather


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Alannah

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Now that I have a MAC - the challenge was on for me to do another "EMBER" - Drakonis' brainchild of MJs (numerous versions can be found on Drakonis' page: www.macjams.com/artist/drakonis ..... I started out by changing up some of the instruments in Drakonis's original score into pan flutes, other flutes, and yes I think in one place Tibetan Singing bowls ... oddly enough a piano ... and guitar and strings (of some sort I think) ... then came the task of adding various other native flute tracks and other flutes ... from there it went to adding a little bit of many parts of the world .... including a didgeridoo ... there are native chanters on here, tuvan throat singers (one of them being me) .... buddhist monks chanting ... ( and um ... numerous chanting tracks of myself) ... including a rather painfully elicited HIGH note track (careful of the cracking parts ... as I am still battling a rather stubborn bit of bronchitis that just does not want to let go quite yet) .... there are birds and rain and pretty much everything in this one but the kitchen sink. Due to the many nations involved in this song (and the absence of a WORLD genre ... I just left it at other) ..... At the end of the day .... I managed 38 tracks (not close to Drak's record ... but it's a start for me ...) ! and let's not forget "Kenny" - whatever I do what I want !
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um ... chanting ... oh oh uh eeeee ooooo .... etc.
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Downloads: 77
Votes: 2
Uploaded: Apr 07, 2010 - 12:37:45 AM
Last Updated: Apr 07, 2010 - 02:37:35 PM Last Played: Dec 30, 2014 - 03:08:58 PM
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davisamerica said 2573 days ago (April 7th, 2010)
First !!!
38 tracks and... I did hear the kitchen sink in there...admit it. Mac is being berry berry good to you indeed. Love the global feel and your sense of arrangement was fantastic before but a new door on this one I think .... that being said.... downloaded and great track Toes.
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davisamerica said 2573 days ago (April 7th, 2010)
whot!!!!!
went for the d/l button and no ??? No fair!
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Alannah said 2573 days ago (April 7th, 2010)
WHOT?
I didn't DISABLE the download button ???? WHOT HAPPENED - I will fix this if I can that is ..... )
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davisamerica said 2572 days ago (April 8th, 2010)
hahahahah!!!
"fixed" and d/l.... thank you !!
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magnatone said 2573 days ago (April 7th, 2010)
TRIBAL EMBER
OMG - you POSTED IT!!! Seriously A, this is incredible! You have got a talent so much beyond your already amazing voice. i'm so GLAD you found GB - we are in for more treats from you! This is really REALLY well put together - the HOTTEST ember yet!
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magnatone said 2573 days ago (April 7th, 2010)
WHOT?
no D/L??????????????
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Alannah said 2573 days ago (April 7th, 2010)
Thanks K .....
Could you hear the additional 5 tracks on this version over the earlier one I sent ya ??? HAHAHA p.s. FIXED the Download button ... not sure how that happened .... musta been half asleep last night when I posted this .. and accidentally clicked the WRONG thing !!! I would NEVER disable downloading my stuff ! HAHAHAHA
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Skean said 2573 days ago (April 7th, 2010)
Whot?
No download? okay enjoyed a lot any way… Cheers
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Alannah said 2573 days ago (April 7th, 2010)
Thanks Skean ....
.. download fixed ... by bad !
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Skean said 2572 days ago (April 8th, 2010)
Ah!
Thanks, not that bad :D
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drakonis said 2573 days ago (April 7th, 2010)
Hehehe...
Alannah, you TEASE... you go around collecting Embers from others, and then you neglect to allow downloads on your own :-)

This is a huge undertaking... not only learning GB, but then totally dominating it and creating a huge world-spanning piece like this with so many layers... AND I might add, maintaining crisp clarity in the mix! This is NOT some misty hard-to-hear rain-forest of a bazillion muddy tracks, it is quite a clear mix, not overdone, but sprinkled with all sorts of interesting sounds that take this in meditative directions. The bird sounds are a novel addition and really add "atmosphere"... and you can never have too much Tuvan throat singing, at least that is what Richard Feynman thought :-) Have to dig out my Tuva CD again. Anyway, really inspiring work here... loved your high notes and the placement of things, it just flows. However, Shay and Karen and I must confer, we may need to invite you to the next KSA (Kitchen Sink Anon.) meeting now.
ttfn,
Drakonis
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magnatone said 2573 days ago (April 7th, 2010)
lol
yes, you DEFINITELY qualify! Congratulations!
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Alannah said 2573 days ago (April 7th, 2010)
WEll you KNOW ME .....
.. I have always enjoyed a KITCHEN SINK experience .... usually never quite knowing when to quit ... and at what point the lily starts to become somewhat gilded ..... thanks DRAK this one was truly a pleasure to TINKER on ... never thought I would ever be able to do it !
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shavingronaldscar said 2573 days ago (April 7th, 2010)
quite so!
very clear mix indeed! Just enough air in the dense mix to make everything stand out. Love the way you mixed those voices.
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Alannah said 2573 days ago (April 7th, 2010)
Thanks SRC .....
... at the risk of muddying things ... I thought it best to stop where I was .... I was shooting for Drak's record tho .... heh heh
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sheilad said 2573 days ago (April 7th, 2010)
Alannah!
look at you go girl! Great job on this
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Alannah said 2573 days ago (April 7th, 2010)
Well now Sheila .....
... we need an EMBER from you too !!!!! Believe me ... if I can attempt it ... anyone can !!!! Thanks for the listen and comment !
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CC_Connection said 2573 days ago (April 7th, 2010)
10 Stars!!!
What a beautiful song. I like the sounds so much. It has a very spiritual feeling, just beautiful. I like the rain and bird sounds too. Thank you.

XOXO,
CC
Alannah said 2571 days ago (April 9th, 2010)
Thanks so much CC .....
... when I was first faced with the challenge on what the heck to do with EMBER ..... I had a hard time (lets just say the first version had a brontosaurus in it) ... that wasn't working ... but when I took out all the loops and started from the beginning again and played around with the instruments ..... I tried on a little flute for size and from there it blossommed !
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fasteddie said 2573 days ago (April 7th, 2010)
Creative stuff!
Wow, this is way cool; it kind of floats around... ebbing and flowing nicely.

Nice ghostly chanting. The birds fit nicely into the song as well. It almost sounded like they were trying to entice the sloth to contribute some vocals as well.

I didn't hear any vocal cracking by the way; it all sounded pretty clean to me.
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Alannah said 2571 days ago (April 9th, 2010)
Sloth Vocals would have been hot .....
... but we all know that Sloth's pretty much don't do anything ... not even vox ! hahaha (oh there were crackles ... maybe the birds drowned them out) .....
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awigze said 2573 days ago (April 7th, 2010)
grand
This is not the mark of a tinkerer. Very thoughtful and well planned. Love the bells and such and all the other elements - well crafter. congrats on many levels Alannah. nicely done.
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Alannah said 2571 days ago (April 9th, 2010)
Thanks Andy ,.....
.. I did notice tho .. that with each additional track ... a tiny bit of the clarity of some of the instruments faded ..... such is the fate when alot of tracks are stacked on top of each other ... heh heh
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vegetableman said 2573 days ago (April 8th, 2010)
Multicolored...
Does this live in a brown paper bag?
Alannah said 2571 days ago (April 9th, 2010)
The only thing that belongs in a paper bag .....
... is my bottle of booze in the park ... HAHAHAHA Veg Man !
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Reinholt56 said 2572 days ago (April 8th, 2010)
Hi Alannah......
I moved my laptop onto the kitchen sink to listen and then listened again whilst away from the sink, and apart from wet elbows (draining board still draining) the sound wasn't too dissimilar, so you may not need to add it to the mix. Apart from that the mix is 'a spectacular' and so Worldly I thought I'd left the Geographic channel on the tv.

The work that you've put into this mix has been well worth it, if you want my opinion.

Brilliant.

Take care.

Paul
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Alannah said 2571 days ago (April 9th, 2010)
haha Thanks Reinholt ....
... did you by chance have the garburetor on at the time ???
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bud said 2572 days ago (April 8th, 2010)
Great work Alannah
really first rate - one would think you had been at this GB thing for years. Congrats on cracking the code.
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Alannah said 2571 days ago (April 9th, 2010)
well I must confess .....
... I haven't totally cracked the code yet ... I found I wasn't able to manage that many tracks at one time .... so I actually mixed it down I think 3 times ... and then added more tracks to each mix down .. shhhh don't tell anyone I did that .... makes me sound so limited ! HAHAHAHA
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sschedra said 2572 days ago (April 8th, 2010)
Makes a fella want to move to Tuva
There is still an ember of the original here. Well, more than that actually, i just had to use the pun. I can hear the true Ember and the new instrumentation really paints a different picture. The ambient mood is definitely here. From the Tuvan chants and Tibetan bowls, I am wondering, do you have Omnisphere? Its a great library.
Nice job,
Stephen
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Alannah said 2571 days ago (April 9th, 2010)
Actually ......
I didn't change one note of the original Ember Score ... nor did I move anything or cut or paste .... I merely edited the instruments and then ADDED to it ..... which is why Ember is still intact in here !
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Outtaorbit said 2572 days ago (April 8th, 2010)
Goodness so brilliant ........
I need shades....... nicely done..........
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Alannah said 2571 days ago (April 9th, 2010)
We all need Shades Orbit ....
... part of the aging process .... I am waiting for someone to do a Geriatric Ember ...... (hint hint) ... HAHAHAHAHA
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PaulaMunk said 2571 days ago (April 9th, 2010)
Wild
but still embery. :)
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Alannah said 2571 days ago (April 9th, 2010)
Thanks Paula ....
... actually it's still TOTAL Embery .... as I said above .... I didnt actually change notes or move anything around ... I merely changed instruments and buried it in a whole jungle and forest of woodland ruminants ... hahahaha
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scofugate said 2571 days ago (April 9th, 2010)
On the floor
Legs crossed....
slowly rise off the ground...
There he is...David Carradine!!!
This is cool, you are getting this! how many tracks?
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Alannah said 2571 days ago (April 9th, 2010)
um .... 38 ......
... yep 38 tracks ..... heh heh heh hottie !
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Joanna said 2571 days ago (April 9th, 2010)
Alannah
Even if I'm not that familiar with tribal world other, I sure can tell when someone puts a lot of time, care and love into a piece of music. Brava, woman!
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Alannah said 2566 days ago (April 14th, 2010)
Thanks Joanna .....
... for humouring me and checking it out !
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Warren Smith said 2570 days ago (April 10th, 2010)
Mocking
Nice work!

As I listened to this swirling collection of glowing cosmic dust this morning in the pre-dawn darkness, a mockingbird outside of my open window decided to join in the mix. It was odd, as he started singing almost immediately after I started playing it, and continued during it, and ended a bit after it was finished - and I really hard a hard time convincing myself that he hadn't decided to create his own version of Drak's "Ember," too.
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Alannah said 2566 days ago (April 14th, 2010)
That is Wild about the Bird .....
.... I think now I would like to hear the Mockingbird's version of Ember ! Too bad you didn't quickly grab something to record it ! Now that would be an EMBER to REMEMBER !
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egobandit said 2567 days ago (April 13th, 2010)
Crazy
Ember has never sounded like this, who dont like Kenny!
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Alannah said 2566 days ago (April 14th, 2010)
Yeah Ego ....
... hahaha pretty much most of my stuff doesn't sound quite like anything else ... haahhahaha oh crap it isn't even Kenny ! hahahaha its Cartman I believe ... man see what Beer does to one !
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