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It has been 4 months, almost to the day, since I last posted a song on MacJams. Not that I haven’t been busy – I think I have contributed to 6 collabs since “But Seriously”, with 3 more in the works. The collaboration process here at MacJams is a very enriching and satisfying experience, and it is very addicting. So it seemed to be a very natural decision to get Chris (Rok41) and Mike ( kevmikwa ) involved with one of my own tunes. I wanted both of these talented guys but was a little concerned that they would have the time because they are both really busy with other projects as well. Fortunately for me they were available!

About the Song
I began composing Moon Called Mars (McM) last July. Then collabs took over my musical life and the project got shelved. Now it’s back. This song has more of a rock feel than many of my earlier works. It also has a lot of orchestration, like some of my earlier pieces. The first minute and a half was influenced by Trevor Morris’ “Pillars of the Earth” theme. The rest of the song is, well, it’s just me and the boys rocking out! Chris and Mike both treated this song like it was their own and did such an amazing job with it, frankly I simply can’t wait to do another one! My sincere thanks to both of you guys! You really made this special!

About the Title
I got an email last summer saying that in late August the planet Mars would be at a point in its orbit where it would be closer to the Earth than at any time for the last 6,000 years, and wouldn’t happen again in our lifetimes. The email went on to say it would stand out as the second brightest object in the night sky - in fact rivaling the moon in brightness and size! Turns out it was a hoax, sort of. Seems the event did happen in August – of 2003. Also the size and brightness claims were ridiculously exaggerated. For some reason this email ends up circulating every year around summer, with an updated date, but they are all fake. What a bummer, and now I find myself wondering what is was that I saw that night…
…it did make for an interesting title for a song…

From Mike
There are a few people here on MacJams that I will forever find it hard to say "no" to, and Sigmund is one of them. Without going into great detail: his playing is so very inspirational to me and the grooves on his tunes are very much in my wheelhouse. When he told me he was working with Chris on the tune - thus making me the drummer for the virtual band that cranked out But Seriously - my decision became a stone cold no-brainer.

To my surprise, the track I was sent with supposedly "rough loop drums" sounded fairly well amazing. I found myself asking "are you sure you really need me?" I am glad Sigmund persisted, as I did have fun breathing a bit of variation and humanity into his existing programmed drums. I especially enjoyed our group chat writing session on Skype. It's becoming clear that Skype is an invaluable tool to move the collaborative process along at light speed.

Thank you for letting me be a part of this one. Here's to many more with the two of you!

From Chris
I have been fortunate over the last several months to be involved in some outstanding collaboration projects with some talented folks here at MJ. This is my 5th opportunity to work with Sig and I feel fortunate of that. When Sig asked me to get involved with the MCM project I was especially thrilled as it was finally an opportunity to work on one of his "orchestral rock" compositions. When receiving a collab project from Sig I feel like a kid on Christmas; I just can't wait to tear off the wrapping to see what my eyes (and ears) will behold. We have great chemistry and a working relationship and that is priceless. So, to top all of that off, the great Mike Watkins came on board. What a true professional and great musician this guy is...I don't know of a more accommodating, thoughtful guy than Mike, just a great guy! This has been such a rewarding project in every way! Thanks Sig and Mike, looking forward to many more!

About the Artwork
A very special thank you! to my wonderful wife, Kelley, for taking the time to create the song art. She is my best friend, my number one fan, and gives my life meaning in every way. She also did a heck of a job with this - it really came out so cool! I am truly lucky to have her!

Thank you for stopping by my page, and I hope you enjoy “Moon Called Mars”.

Sigmund - Guitars, orchestration, orchestral percussion and piano
Rok41 - Bass Guitar
Kevmikwa - Drums

Copyright 2011 by Sigmund
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Uploaded: Feb 11, 2011 - 10:28:15 PM
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magnatone said 2418 days ago (February 11th, 2011)
FIRSTIES
YES!!
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crissew said 2418 days ago (February 11th, 2011)
A real pleasure
this was a rich tapestry you created here. Beautiful guitar playing. Loved it!
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crissew said 2418 days ago (February 11th, 2011)
you all
created here I meant to type, lol. Great work guys!
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Sigmund said 2418 days ago (February 12th, 2011)
Hey Charles
Thanks for stopping by to listen, and for your thoughtful comment. It is much appreciated!
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papag said 2418 days ago (February 12th, 2011)
soundtrack for a space hunter
This one really builds nicely...quite a sweet build up from 2:10 on...all the players brought the goods to this song.

thanks for the dl :)
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Sigmund said 2417 days ago (February 12th, 2011)
Hi papa
Thank you for stopping by to listen and comment. Chris and Mike definitely brought their big guns for this one - they are a pleasure to work with! Thanks again - much appreciated!
Sig
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Symphony101 said 2417 days ago (February 12th, 2011)
Sig
I don't know where to start. This is one of the best artworks I have seen, as a first point. Naturally, the performances are perfect, everything in place.

I'm simply blown away by the quality of the composition, by an incredibly beautiful orchestration. There are constant changes while keeping a consistant progression. You know I'm a big fan of such orchestral/rock blends and I love so much your music Sig.

This is a pure listening pleasure.
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Sigmund said 2417 days ago (February 12th, 2011)
Hey Yves!
Great to see you stopping by for a listen. Your comments are much appreciated - and my wife thanks you for noticing her artwork (which I know she worked very hard on). I am very happy you enjoyed this Yves - thanks again for your very thoughtful comments!
Sig
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alackbass said 2417 days ago (February 12th, 2011)
Moon Called Mars
Pro to the bone! Outstanding in every way! A must have for the iPod! DOWNLOADED!
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Sigmund said 2417 days ago (February 12th, 2011)
Hi Andrew
Glad you stopped by for a listen - so glad you enjoyed the work - THANKS!

By the way I am off this weekend to by a wah wah pedal!

Thanks again!
Sig
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jdholliday said 2417 days ago (February 12th, 2011)
So I waited up till 9:30 pm
last night waiting for this to post, shoulda waited another hour but had to get up at 4 am.
Lol, So anyway I had heard there was a "sigrokwa" release coming, and so now I gotta listen at work on crapola speakers, but if it sounds this good here I can't wait to get home tonight, 3 great guys, great artists, making great music, that's what this place is all about, so glad you 3 migrated to each other, great composition Sig, you really put these guys to work on this one, that bass line is sick, the drums sound great and your guitar sound and playing are always great to hear, looking forward to more! Jd.
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Sigmund said 2417 days ago (February 12th, 2011)
Hey JD
So someone must have let the cat out of the bag! Yes I had planned on releasing earlier last night but final tweaks delayed me just a bit. So glad you stopped by to listen and comment - it means a lot to all of us. The boys and I sincerely thank you for your time, comments, friendship and support!
Sig
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MarkHolbrook said 2417 days ago (February 12th, 2011)
Yeoooow!
This is freaking amazing good Sigmund!!! Love that intro... EPIC in every sense of the word!!! I can completely hear this as a March on Pandora (Avatar)! Right there! Wow... It changes so much and has so much velocity! OUTSTANDING!
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Sigmund said 2417 days ago (February 12th, 2011)
Hi Mark
It is so nice to see you stopping by for a listen! What really is amazing is that this place allows me to get together with such talented guys like Chris and Mike, meet them in front of a planet, and jam out this kind of stuff - and then post it for all to hear - AMAZING! Seriously Mark, thanks for listening and commenting - we all appreciate it very much!
Sig
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bud said 2417 days ago (February 12th, 2011)
Wow - another reason why I seem
to only listen to MJ artists these days. The level of creativity pretty much tops what's out there in many ways. Great song - great collaboration. Thanks for the Dl.
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Sigmund said 2417 days ago (February 12th, 2011)
Hi Bud
Thank you for stopping by to listen and comment. On Behalf of the boys and myself, we thank you most sincerely!
Sig
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magnatone said 2417 days ago (February 12th, 2011)
Moon Called Mars
ok, it's the next morning and i've now listened several times - lord you guys, this is incredible. the orchestration at the beginning is just outstanding and the piano work is perfection. ok, then there's the awesome rocking out - the killer shredman, fabulous bass work - wowza you guys!!! 3:24 - is my fave moment i think, although i admit i have many! thanks guys!
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Sigmund said 2417 days ago (February 12th, 2011)
Hi Karen!
I am so happy you stopped by to comment! For YOU to call my piano work "perfection" is quite the compliment, indeed! So glad you liked this. Chris and Mike really did an amazing job and made this project so special. Your support means a lot to all of us - THANKS!
Sig
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Daugrin said 2417 days ago (February 12th, 2011)
Great production!
Superb playing, enjoyed this and the concept, while not unique, is appealing, the musicianship is tops. Thanks for posting, sharing this work raises the bar...

Daug
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Sigmund said 2417 days ago (February 12th, 2011)
Hey Daug
Thank you so much for stopping by to listen and comment. On behalf of Mike, Chris and the panet Mars, we appreciate your support!
Sig
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Catalina22 said 2417 days ago (February 12th, 2011)
Crank It
I had the volume kinda low when I started playing this, and, I tell you, it sure didn't take long for me to crank it up as far as it would go. This is just extraordinary. I'm speechless. Fantastic work by everyone--congratulations on what must only be called a work of art. :)
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Sigmund said 2417 days ago (February 12th, 2011)
Hi Cort
Thank you so much for stopping by to listen and to leave such a nice comment. I gotta tell it was SO much fun, playing with Mike and Chris in outer space! We appreciate your support here - thanks again!
Sig
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RAVENS said 2417 days ago (February 12th, 2011)
The sky...
Is full of mystery and unknown uncertainties. Ahhh, a subject that fascinates me to no avail. Guys, this is truly gorgeous. Epic feeling in the utmost respect for the word. Wow, certainly takes me to another world listening. Amazing!

RAVEN ;-)
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Sigmund said 2417 days ago (February 12th, 2011)
Hey Dani!
It is GREAT to see you in these parts - thank you so much for lending your ears and sharing your thoughts. The night sky has long fascinated me - not sure why I did not become an astronomer - oh yeah, it was that music thing. Glad you enjoyed the song. On behalf of the boys and myself - THANKS!
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RAVENS said 2417 days ago (February 12th, 2011)
Oh I forgot..
The album art is so awesome. Tell Kelley she rocks! ;-)
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Sigmund said 2417 days ago (February 12th, 2011)
Dani
Aaw, you made her blush! She says thank you!
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rok41 said 2417 days ago (February 12th, 2011)
Moon Called Mars
Moon Called Mars
Once again, Sig, this turned out great!

Now I think it is imperative to tell everyone that the fantastic album art photo that sweet Kelley created was actually a photo of us rehearsing this song last Tuesday night...(smile)...(one could only hope!)... Oh and by the way, thanks for not making us wear space suits for the photo. : )

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Sigmund said 2417 days ago (February 12th, 2011)
Chris!
This just would not have been the same without you, my friend. And wouldn't it be truly amazing if we could get together like that. I hope the boys at Apple are working on it!

Thanks again, Chris!
Sig
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Reinholt56 said 2417 days ago (February 12th, 2011)
Hi Guys....
I'm glad I stopped by to listen to this mix. It is great. I enjoyed everyone's performance and the total effect just 'rocked'.

The picture was very effective too.

Take care.

Paul
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Sigmund said 2417 days ago (February 12th, 2011)
Hello Mr. 56
I;m glad you stopped by too! Thank you for taking the time to listen and comment - the boys and I appreciate it very much. And Kelley says thanks for noting her effort here as well!
Sig
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Social_Ice said 2417 days ago (February 12th, 2011)
outer spacial....
spatial orchestration at its best....immmensely enjoyable!!! ~barbara
Sigmund said 2417 days ago (February 12th, 2011)
Hi Barbara
Thank you for stopping by to listen and comment. I always look forward to your comments, and especially how you are going to say what it is you say - always interesting! The boys and I thank you!
Sig
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elmopedo said 2417 days ago (February 12th, 2011)
2:54
I don't know if you nailed those the first time, or if that took a few, but that bend w/ the harmonies around 2:54 is incredible!! The whole thing is incredible!
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Sigmund said 2417 days ago (February 12th, 2011)
Hi mopedo
Thank you for stopping by to listen and comment. The boys and I appreciate it! That harmony part was a bit tricky to create but I really like how it came out too - kinda sets the tone for the section quite nicely. Thanks again for your thoughtful comments and support!
Sig
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guygrooves said 2417 days ago (February 12th, 2011)
Monumental...
Thanks for giving us this beautiful piece you guys.
Peace
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Sigmund said 2417 days ago (February 12th, 2011)
Hey Guy
Gratitude, from Chris, Mike and myself - thanks!
Sig
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dave_b said 2417 days ago (February 12th, 2011)
Moon Called Mars
Pro sounding collab, excellent musicianship all-around. Loved that guitar solo.
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Sigmund said 2417 days ago (February 12th, 2011)
Hi Dave
Glad you stopped by for a listen. I feel privileged to be able to play with these guys. On behalf of the boys and myself, thank you very much for listening and commenting - much appreciated!
Sig
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neilh79 said 2417 days ago (February 12th, 2011)
Moon Called Mars
All you need is a grand piano and a top hat!! Sorted, absolutely wicked playing well done
Sigmund said 2417 days ago (February 12th, 2011)
Hi Neil
Then I could look like Slash! Seriously, the boys and I really appreciate you stopping by to listen and comment - much appreciated!
Sig
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Gaylen75 said 2417 days ago (February 12th, 2011)
This is so great
I bet it was a fun one to put together. I love it.
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Sigmund said 2417 days ago (February 12th, 2011)
Hey Gaylen
Thanks for stopping by to comment and listen. One of these days you and I will have to cowrite a song, then it's you, me, Chris, Mike - man what a band! We thank you for your support!
Sig
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FEEL said 2417 days ago (February 12th, 2011)
Super cool song
Well orchestrated... My 4 year old grandson thinks it's the Avatar song. The drums and bass fit well... and when the guitar comes in it's fantastic! Nice changes and the mix sounds good. Fine collab... enjoyed!
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Sigmund said 2417 days ago (February 12th, 2011)
Hi John
We sure do appreciate you stopping by for a listen. Chris and Mike really do work well together and they are so easy to work with it's ridiculous! Thank you from all of us!
Sig
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J.A.Stewart said 2417 days ago (February 12th, 2011)
Tasteful and Tasty
Lush rock orchestral with well-balanced performances and tasteful dynamics and tasty guitar licks. Seamless collaboration. ;)


--- Joe
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Sigmund said 2417 days ago (February 12th, 2011)
Hello Joe
Thank you for stopping by to listen and comment. The boys and I really do appreciate your thoughtful comments!
Sig
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PeterB7858 said 2417 days ago (February 12th, 2011)
A ROCKY surface!
Hey Guys, this Moon called Mars is made of ROCK! Freckin' awesome ROCK! Absolute D/L. Love the artwork. No exaggerated claims here. Take care, Peter.
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Sigmund said 2417 days ago (February 12th, 2011)
Hello Peter
Glad you stopped by, glad you listened, and thrilled you liked! It's no exaggeration to say Chris and Mike did an awesome job here, and there's nothing like playing in space! We very much appreciate your cool comments - thanks!
Sig
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Reggie_Pole said 2417 days ago (February 12th, 2011)
Tight
Nice work, gents. Sounds great.
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Sigmund said 2417 days ago (February 12th, 2011)
Hey reggie
On behalf of Chris, Mike and myself, thank you for stopping by to listen and comment - much appreciated!
Sig
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tokai said 2417 days ago (February 12th, 2011)
Kool
Love that opening, dramatic stylistic tune. Through out there are real talents on display. Got to admire the guitar playing on this, really hitting the spots. Great combo.
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Sigmund said 2417 days ago (February 12th, 2011)
Hi Steve
So glad you stopped by for a listen. Can't go wrong with guys like Mike and Chris - they just bring so much to this project. The boys and I thank you for taking the time to listen and comment!
Sig
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magnatone said 2417 days ago (February 12th, 2011)
I'm sorry but
i just have to gush all over this song page again. just got back from some errands and this came up with some new D/L's and we were ENTRANCED!! congrats again you guys - it's just STELLAR!!
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Sigmund said 2417 days ago (February 12th, 2011)
Karen
You want to talk about being entranced - try floating 1200 miles above a red planet, jamming with your macjammer friends! THAT is an experience I will not soon forget! We are all most grateful to see you again - come visit as often as you like!
Sig
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fasteddie said 2417 days ago (February 12th, 2011)
Great song
Well done all!
What else can I say?
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Sigmund said 2417 days ago (February 12th, 2011)
Hey Mike
Glad you could stop by to listen - we very much appreciate your comments as well - THANKS!
Sig
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davisamerica2 said 2417 days ago (February 12th, 2011)
This is simply amazing!
Well, not so simple. It's rich with details, and every detail is perfect. You guys do such great work together. I hope you give us more. Definitely a rare collectors item! Thanks. Terry
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Sigmund said 2417 days ago (February 12th, 2011)
Hi Terry!
So good to see you stopping by for a listen! Hope things are going well with you. I am sure I speak for Chris and Mike when I say your comments are most appreciated - and very high praise, coming from you. I hope you'll think of me again for one of your upcoming tunes - and thanks again for lending your ears!
Sig
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Vic Holman said 2417 days ago (February 12th, 2011)
supreme stuff
great job guys.

Sig, you crafted a great piece. i like how it diverts into different segments and holds together nicely. makes for a cool opening soundtrack to a epic movie.
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Sigmund said 2417 days ago (February 12th, 2011)
Hi Vic
Well it was an opening theme soundtrack that inspired its creation. Vic it's great that you came by to listen and we all so appreciate the nice comments - thanks!
Sig
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Carrie71 said 2417 days ago (February 12th, 2011)
wow!
Sig, Chris, and Mike what an incredible piece of music you've created. I have listened a few times and am just floored by the musicianship. That bass is crazy good. Mike and Sig you both are amazing. Outstanding. I love the art work too.
Sigmund said 2417 days ago (February 12th, 2011)
Hey Carrie
So nice to see you stopping by to listen. I have worked with Mike and Chris on several different projects and they just keep getting better and better. And we have all become good friends as well. The guys and I really appreciate your time spent on listening and commenting - thanks!
Sig
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Sigmund said 2417 days ago (February 12th, 2011)
BTW
My wife thanks you as well for noticing her work. I think she did a great job - you should see it full size!

Thanks Carrie -
Sig
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tonestones said 2417 days ago (February 12th, 2011)
McM
This is incredibly well done. Love the orchestration. I was really hooked on Pillars of the Earth. Loved the music, read the book, etc. It served you well as an inspiration. This orchestration is excellent. I love the way you blend it effortlessly with the dramatic rock parts. Great playing by everyone on this. As usual, your guitar work really shines.
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Sigmund said 2417 days ago (February 12th, 2011)
Hi Steve
Glad you came by for a listen. I loved the music from "Pillars" enough to influence my thinking process a bit on this tune. I found the show itself to be a bit depressing. Whenever I watch historical dramas from times in history like that I always find myself wondering if people ever pursued any goal or endeavor that actually made them happy. Really was there any happiness during those times? I wonder what their macjams was...


Anyway Steve thanks so much for stopping by to listen, and for leaving such a nice and thoughtful comment - we all very much appreciate it!
Sig
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Alannah said 2417 days ago (February 12th, 2011)
Nice Ride Guys .....
... muchly enjoyed !
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Sigmund said 2416 days ago (February 13th, 2011)
Hi Alannah
Nice to see you stopping by. On behalf of the boys and myself, thank you for listening and commenting - much appreciated!
Sig
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Henke said 2416 days ago (February 13th, 2011)
Cool piece indeed
Varied, with lots of interesting elements. Maybe a little disrespectful, but I got a tv-series vibe from this - a more modern Miami Vice or CSI or something like that. To me space "sounds" a little slower and more monotonous than this. Anyway, much enjoyed and DL'd for future enjoyment. Thanks!
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Sigmund said 2416 days ago (February 13th, 2011)
Hi Henrik
Very nice to see you hear having a listen. The inspiration for the intro, "Pillars of the Earth", was a made for TV miniseries on Showtime last summer, so TV works for me. When I see the red planet Mars, to me it looks turbulent and angry - at least full of emotion. The boys and I sincerely appreciate you stopping by to listen and comment - thanks!
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mrattue said 2416 days ago (February 13th, 2011)
Socks blown off
Wow! This is really beautiful. i always tend to try and visualise something when i hear an instrumental and this time it was so powerful and together and glorious that i actually thought that a prophet might have done worse than to use this as theme music, bringing some sort of mighty transformative exhortation from God to change the course of history once again.

Amazing stuff.

Thanks for the experience!

Marc
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Sigmund said 2416 days ago (February 13th, 2011)
Hello Marc
Thank you for stopping by to listen and comment. To think my music worthy of recognition in such a divine manner is indeed a high compliment. I've no doubt Chris and Mike, who contributed amazing performances here, as well as myself, are deeply appreciative of your thoughtful comments - thanks!
Sig
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Feter said 2416 days ago (February 13th, 2011)
Moon Called Mars
You know what ? this is the meaning of true work in process into a real gem ...since the first song I heard from you here you showed a very skilled and touch with Rock Orch ...incredible intro a true threshold to a blazing guitar work with all the drama and arrangement ...a true story like any concept song ...work of love and it shows ...great rock one my friend ...Kudos !!
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Sigmund said 2416 days ago (February 13th, 2011)
Hey Feter!
I have not seen you in quite awhile - it's great to know you stopped by for a listen. We really appreciate your very thoughtful and warm comments - A big THANKS! from the boys and I!
Sig
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ktb said 2416 days ago (February 13th, 2011)
Moon Called Mars
Man that orchestration is great as is the key work. Everything distinct and expertly mixed. Love you guitar work here. The solo'ing especially conveyed such emotion and the tone is to die for. Helps to have these two pro's sit in :-)
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Sigmund said 2416 days ago (February 13th, 2011)
Hey John
I really appreciate you stopping by to listen and comment. Chris amd Mike certainly halped to make this piece special. Perhaps I'll give you a call on the next one - I would love to hear someone else's interpretation of the keys for a change! Thanks again John -
Sig
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lholden said 2416 days ago (February 13th, 2011)
Sigmund
This song is wonderful - I really enjoyed listening. It felt really inspiring to me, very positive. Thanks for sharing!
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Sigmund said 2416 days ago (February 13th, 2011)
Hi Laura
I am so glad you stopped by to listen, and the boys and I really appreciate your nice comments as well - thanks!
Sig
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hackneybloke said 2416 days ago (February 13th, 2011)
moon called mars
cool intro...very filmic...galloping urgency. cool riff at 1.20 and then straight into the piano with that really nice noodling guitar behind. percussion and bass from mike and chris all perfectly mixed and everything in its place. really liked the fade back in from the orchestral sound. i think there's plenty of scope for someone to sing on this....but it stands up perfectly as an instrumental piece. great collab...very pro work.
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Sigmund said 2416 days ago (February 13th, 2011)
Hi Julian
Nice to see you around these parts - thanks for stopping by to listen and comment. Incidentally that noodling behind the piano is all Chris - in fact both those guys did a bang up job on this tune.

Just listened to your new one - smooth! Thanks again Julian!
Sig
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Mosaica said 2416 days ago (February 13th, 2011)
Strong & powerful sound
just like Mars! But this tune is no hoax... I really like the majesty of the more classical beginning & end bits.
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Sigmund said 2416 days ago (February 13th, 2011)
Hi Rosalind
Nice of you to stop by for a listen. On behalf of Mike, Chris and myself, we thank you!
Sig
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dantimmermans said 2416 days ago (February 13th, 2011)
holy frickin wow
this is some amazing stuff, guys. Sigmund, your guitar tone and playing are spectacular. I love the tasteful harmonies that punctuate the solos are just gorgeous. I really really dug this.
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Sigmund said 2415 days ago (February 14th, 2011)
Hi Dan
Thank you for stopping by to listen, and the guys and I really do appreciate your very nice comments!
Sig
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TERRAPLANE said 2415 days ago (February 14th, 2011)
Fantastic
Arrangement here,,All tasty sounds fit so well.. terrific production! love the art works,, Thanks,,T

PS : looking forward to meeting you at Drak's PLace
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Sigmund said 2414 days ago (February 15th, 2011)
Hi Terry
Good of you to join us - the boys and I are most appreciative of your presence here. Thank you for taking time to listen and comment!

See you in July!
Sig
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Char said 2415 days ago (February 15th, 2011)
This sounds
monumental. It would work as the soundtrack for a movie about something dangerous and heroic. I could see a super guy stopping bullets, holding up buildings or even re-aligning stars. Excellent work from Sigmund, Chris and Mike. That is a lovely illustration done by Kelley, too. Thanks.
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Sigmund said 2414 days ago (February 15th, 2011)
Hi Char
Monumental is a nice word - I like that one! Thank you so much for stopping by to listen and comment. Chris, Mike and I are most appreciative! Kelley says "thanks!" for noticing her contribution as well.
Sig
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Loob said 2414 days ago (February 15th, 2011)
Great dynamics!
You guys do excellent work! I'm always impressed! Thanks for sharing this!
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Sigmund said 2414 days ago (February 15th, 2011)
Hello Loob
The boys and I really appreciate you stopping by to listen and comment. Thank you so much!
Sig
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KCsGROOVE said 2414 days ago (February 15th, 2011)
great songwriting
Had the same mail about Mars being the second brightest object in the sky, lol
Cool it inspired you to this piece!
Really well played by all
Dig it!
KC
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Sigmund said 2414 days ago (February 15th, 2011)
Hey KC
Hey you are the only person who has commented on that - glad to know I wasn't the only one! We appreciate you coming by to listen and comment. The guys and I thank you!
Sig
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jiguma said 2414 days ago (February 15th, 2011)
Sorry I'm late
Great lineup for starters - and a very good piece of music to boot. I really love the way all the little syncopated bits work so well together, and the variety in the 4:29 (is that all it is!?).
Absolutely excellent - kudos to all!
Neil
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Sigmund said 2414 days ago (February 15th, 2011)
Hi Neil
There is no such thing as late here at macjams. We appreciate you taking the time to listen and comment. On behalf of Mike, Chris and myself, thanks!
Sig
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Symphony101 said 2414 days ago (February 15th, 2011)
I had to come back
and just drop one more comment :-)

I have been listening quite a few times, and on each listen there are new details that my ears pick up. It's actually so well thought, beautifully played piece.

Sig, please do some more :-)
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Sigmund said 2414 days ago (February 15th, 2011)
Hey Yves!
I think the BIGGEST compliment we can pay one another here is to return and listen and comment again. That really means a lot, Yves. Your time and thoughtful listens and comments are most appreciated by all three of us!
Sig
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rok41 said 2414 days ago (February 15th, 2011)
Yves
Now that is MacJammer commitment! I am even gonna chime in on that! Thanks!
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kevmikwa said 2414 days ago (February 15th, 2011)
Yves (part II)
I am the worst commenter ever. I looked it up actually and I've got the lowest comments per day of anybody who has ever been affiliated with MacJams. Still, your re-visit makes me want to join my "bandmates" in giving you a hearty and humble thank you for your kindness.
Hickling_Stan said 2413 days ago (February 16th, 2011)
Majestic
Superb piece. So many dynamics going on here and excellent playing all round. D/l many thanks for sharing Mark
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Sigmund said 2413 days ago (February 17th, 2011)
Hi Stan
The guys and I are thrilled you came by to listen and comment - it is most appreciated! Thanks!
Sig
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Corporal Beef said 2413 days ago (February 16th, 2011)
Epic
I've listened to this a few times now, and I'm finding something new in it each time. It's lie classical prog. I love the transition at 1:20, and the ensuing breakdown. The guitar work is top notch, and the rhythm section is tight! Very enjoyable. Thanks for posting.
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Sigmund said 2413 days ago (February 17th, 2011)
Hello Jason
It is very nice to see you stopped by for a visit to listen. Thank you as well for the thoughtful comment. Mike and Chris really put in a tremendous effort and made this work very special. Your presence here is most appreciated!
Sig
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RobLeBanc said 2413 days ago (February 17th, 2011)
Whoah!!
First off let me just say the musicianship in this piece is superb, well done guys! The orchestration and big sound bed is stellar, then it kicks into overdrive with the Rockin guitars, bass, drums, everything EQ'd nicely.
This is my kind of Mac Jammin, well produced awesome music!
The only critique I have is at the end section , the Rockin kind of fades out into oblivion, leaving me wating more, or at least wishing there was some sort of resolution to the jam, before the quiet ending gently takes us out. I felt left hanging just a tad.
But truth is, this is a fine piece of music just as it is. Everything fits together perfectly, Progressive Rock in it's purest form!
Really great!
Thanks for sharing guys!
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Sigmund said 2412 days ago (February 17th, 2011)
Hi Rob
Thank you for stopping by to listen and comment - we all appreciate it. I totally agree with you about the ending. I realized after it came together that I had kept it too short - or to be more accurate it ended too early. While I am not unhappy with the ending it definitely could have gone on longer. The guys and I (again) thank you!
Sig
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ic42 said 2412 days ago (February 17th, 2011)
balance, young one
and there is a beauty in the balance here. very nice lunar orchestral string writing, balanced with sun-drenched adrenenalicks. the bass work propels this almost more than the grand drum-work (perhaps the drums could be ever-so-slightly levitated in the rich mix.) the artwork should be made into a wall-poster. artistry everywhere here, music of heroism and conquest.
ttfn,
Drakonis
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Sigmund said 2412 days ago (February 17th, 2011)
Hi Eduard
Nice to see you stopping in for a listen. As always I appreciate the thoughtful comments. Both Chris and Mike, through their efforts, really made this special, and I am sure they are happy to see you here as well. Thanks again - see you in July!
Sig
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Honza said 2412 days ago (February 17th, 2011)
Moon shine ...
Great work guys! The performance of live instruments is really outstanding in this piece ... what a great talents here on MJ! This is so good, only maybe too short. It seems to me as if the end came too suddenly for such great music. Thank you!
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Sigmund said 2412 days ago (February 17th, 2011)
Hey Hon
We thank you for stopping by to listen and comment. I was going to add to the ending but my song stretcher broke and I just said the heck with it. So we all had to live with the shorter ending :). On behalf of Mike and Chris, I thank you for your time to listen, and for your thoughtful comment!
Sig
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SISTERS said 2411 days ago (February 18th, 2011)
big YUM
the beautiful beginning sets a Big Stage for what's to come.
change at 1:21 is fabulous. love that piano!
the sweet synths and the bassline are excellent.
your solo was colossal, @ 2:54 - ooooooo, baby! you got some slick slide action happening. don't let go of Mike - his contributions keep it real. the conclusion was splendid. this is a knockout number!
good job, blokes! anne
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Sigmund said 2411 days ago (February 18th, 2011)
Hi Anne
It's nice to see that you stopped by to listen, and the guys and I really appreciate your thoughtful comments - thanks! As far as Mike and Chris go, I just can't wait to work with them again - the level of talent and commitment to excellence they possess helped to make this project very special. Thanks again!
Sig
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lengold said 2406 days ago (February 23rd, 2011)
I think it is
very hard to mix rock with orchestration and I think the three of you have done a wonderful job. All sounds superb and the playing and production are top notch.
Cheers
Len

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Sigmund said 2406 days ago (February 23rd, 2011)
Hi Len
Thanks for stopping by to listen and comment - we really appreciate it! To be honest, I don't think I have gotten the orchestral rock thing down yet, but I'm working on it :-) Thanks again!
Sig
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BlueAttitude said 2406 days ago (February 23rd, 2011)
Wow!
Very impressed with this work! Bass guitar is off the hook, love the drums and keys. And outstanding guitar work! A well composed and performed piece of music, a big tip of the hat to all involved!
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Sigmund said 2406 days ago (February 23rd, 2011)
Hello Mr. Blue
Thanks for stopping by to listen and comment. From what I heard from you this morning you are paying us a high compliment indeed. the guys and I really appreciate it - thanks!
Sig
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kassia said 2406 days ago (February 23rd, 2011)
late as usual
Sig, this is spectacular. The opening builds perfectly - and the percussion especially is excellent. You are so good at blending rock and symphonic sounds without missing a beat. I love the conversation between the guitar and softer piano/strings breaks. I was hoping the ending would be drawn out a little more, to match the climb of the opening. This is incredible, with incredibly talented people. So cool.
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Sigmund said 2404 days ago (February 25th, 2011)
Hey Shay
It is often considered stylish to arrive late. I am happy you made it by to have a listen. I agree about the ending - it should have been a little longer. The guys in the band and I thank you for your support here at mj!
Sig
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mvh9591 said 2401 days ago (February 28th, 2011)
Wow____
Awesome - That signature Sigmund sound.

Really enjoyed - Thanks for sharing,

mvh : )
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Sigmund said 2397 days ago (March 4th, 2011)
Hi Michael
Always nice to see you around these parts. On behalf of the guys I humbly thank you for your support - means a lot!
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RoughRooster said 2397 days ago (March 4th, 2011)
This
is superb, a real masterpiece of a song to mix orchestra with rock music.
A great intro leading into a great instrumental, nice guitar sounds, lovely bass lines too, powerful stuff, very much enjoyed.
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Sigmund said 2397 days ago (March 4th, 2011)
Hello to the Roosters!
Thank you for stopping by to listen and comment - the guys and I really appreciate it!
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ste said 2385 days ago (March 16th, 2011)
think
the orchestration esp percussion is ace here
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Toveco said 2378 days ago (March 23rd, 2011)
Wonderful music
I love this piece so nice work on it, and the art is stunning.
PS. I love the way you feel for your wife, I have the same feeling for my Noi, she is the best that ever happen in my life.

Tom/
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JBurns said 2370 days ago (March 31st, 2011)
Epic
Wow this has a great groove and so many textures. This is a perfect example of where I would like to be in my abilities in the future. You have yet another fan.
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J_Gretch said 2370 days ago (March 31st, 2011)
Guitar as it should be
Couldn't get much better...
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Parichayaka said 2349 days ago (April 21st, 2011)
Great collaboration!
This track sounds like everyone had a great time working on - the variety and chord progression are excellent and the mix is balanced - which isn't easy with so many elements. Impressive Sigmund! Drums and bass really ground this piece and add punch to the already powerful track.
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egobandit said 2349 days ago (April 21st, 2011)
Love the drums
and percussion on this, it soars and climbs, then rocks, brought down to earth with beautiful piano Im such a sucker for breaks like that, what can I say its got so many great things going on this that crazy piano thing that happens before the lead, then theirs the lead, beautiful hard rich full and great thats how Ill describe this! Cool outro btw but I was really getting into the riffin!
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Slashh! said 2342 days ago (April 28th, 2011)
Really impressive
Professional everything. Diz-own loaded!!
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scaustrita said 2339 days ago (May 1st, 2011)
Majestic
Wow the sound is awesome.
Reminds me of Phil Collins.
Great feel between rock & symphonic.
The mix is suburb.
Fabulous guitar solos too . . .

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sammydix said 2331 days ago (May 9th, 2011)
grand sound
nice n big. some VERY cool phrasing popping in here and there. Chris' bass is so sweet and the guitar adds the perfect edge. unique and entertaining.
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TobinMueller said 2328 days ago (May 12th, 2011)
Nice collab
FIrst off, I love the song art. Like a poster to the symphony hall version. I also really liked the notes by each contributer. Clean and inviting.

The piece has a cool Kitaro spaciousness and sense of rising from the mists. Sigmund's piano interlude sets the bar providing a great juxtaposed contrast to the guitar, a clear and opening moment. Then the sun really breaks through with the guitar solo. It ends a bit like a prelude to something more.I'm wondering if there will be more movements later? I love the collaboration and concept. Nice work.
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strangedream said 2325 days ago (May 15th, 2011)
Epic
I hate that word and try to use it only when I really mean it, which, in this case, I do. Great work. I especially enjoyed the dynamic ebb and flow of this piece. Kept my attention the whole time. Thanks for sharing.
stevelee said 2323 days ago (May 17th, 2011)
Geetar Heaven
Excellant work, great composition and supreme musicianship. I like it :)
gator4040 said 2320 days ago (May 20th, 2011)
Red Planet
Very dramatic and stylistic. I love the story/feel which was captured so brilliantly in the music. Amazing musicianship and production! Tasty yummy guitarwork too!!!
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Doug Somers said 2317 days ago (May 23rd, 2011)
I hear what you mean
about the influence in the intro. I like Trevor Morris' work too - the Tudors theme was also a piece of strong writing.

But I love how you have taken the theme of the intro and turned it into a varied and musically interesting production a la 70's prog rock. Unlike some of those early works this is well balanced and has not become bombastic. And is that Carlos Santana at 2:40?

I could hear this piece as musical cues and it stands alone well as a piece to be enjoyed for the life you three breathed into it. Going back for a second listen whilst I download it.

Thanks guys. Great performance and production quality on all counts.

Doug
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ShadowofNine said 2315 days ago (May 25th, 2011)
Masterful Track
Three masters at work, always a pleasure and always a treat, top shelf composition and performances...A Gem...(to the ipod)
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paul f. page said 2315 days ago (May 25th, 2011)
Pillars of the Earth....
You rock them to their foundation! This is a WONDERFUL track with so many things going on in the mix that it'll take several listens to absorb all of it. Wow. The solos are amazing: piano break-out at 1:30 with the change in tempo is so pleasant; the guitar lead at 2:40 and following is superior. I don't listen to enough of this kind of music to know what category it falls into, but it sure is a complex number that engages a number of styles and does so with completely effortless transition. I have great admiration for everything you have created here as well as for your collaborators who've helped create a seamless tapestry of music. Just wonderful.
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Llarion said 2306 days ago (June 3rd, 2011)
Magnificent...
As I've come to expect from you... You added just the right elements with your fine and learned collaborators, they really provide the right punch and power! And the song is epic in scope and majesty... You've got wonderfully keen production ears. I'm definitely a big fan!
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TvRicky said 2056 days ago (February 8th, 2012)
Huge Sound
Kicked in magnificently my man digging the orchestration much. Percussion is deep. Piano so sweet with the influx of that magical Guitar. Bass 41 is knocking it down. You guys are 'stars' period. You my man do that Guitar thing like no other cat I hear. Just fabulous drumming. Hey this is a listen! Fantastic bridge ending!

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