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Haven't posted in a while! This is a soundtrack I was working on before I got to busy to do anything. So here is as far as I got in one day...a bit more mature in style than some of my other pieces. Always happy to hear your comments!

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Uploaded: Apr 07, 2006 - 03:57:12 PM
Last Updated: Jul 17, 2011 - 06:43:43 PM Last Played: Jul 18, 2019 - 09:45:36 AM
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_nderscore said 4945 days ago (April 7th, 2006)
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borisluxx said 4945 days ago (April 7th, 2006)
This is a great piece and suits the genre well. You've done an excellent
job here. It take your mind on a journey. It reminds me of some David
Sylvian stuff, of which I am a fan.
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Parichayaka said 4943 days ago (April 10th, 2006)
Thanks Boris!
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drakonis said 4943 days ago (April 9th, 2006)
shake it out a little
Love this overall, except for one thing, which is probably just me
(others may completely disagree), but the rain-stick sound, panned
over to the left, that comes in fairly regularly throughout the piece got
very distracting. I really liked it the first two times, but having it be
constantly rattling through the piece detracted from the music.
Possibly have it show up in the beginning, the middle and the end, just
a few sprinkles?

The switch to major at the 2/3 mark was almost startling, and was a
good thing, unexpected and intriguing.

Overall, very nice mood music! Nice orchestration & pacing.
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said 4942 days ago (April 10th, 2006)
This is a nice song. Quite comforting. Drakonis does have a good point
about the persistence of the rain stick. Gotta love that Jam Pack 4!
Maybe someday I'll get me one.
MissChaos said 4942 days ago (April 10th, 2006)
thank you
for the transportation. that's what this feels like. I'm here, physically, but
I'm not. What an amazing thing to create music that can lift a part of you
and send it to a different place... even for a moment. I feel different. Next
time, can you make it longer? I'm afraid the 'vacation' didn't take. :-) This
is perfection.
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said 4942 days ago (April 10th, 2006)
thank you
...plus what she said!

Parichayaka said 4882 days ago (June 9th, 2006)
thank you
Wow! I overlooked your comment, when I posted this song. I'm not even gonna take credit for that experience and just thank you for your generous comment! Isn't it great that music can sometimes do that?! Still think it depends on the listener's own receptivity and creativity, though. Thanks again!
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Rolo said 4941 days ago (April 11th, 2006)
Very good.
Man, great work. maybe i'd switch some sounds, but overall... i'll buy your
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Parichayaka said 4931 days ago (April 21st, 2006)
Very good.
Thanks Rollo!
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Cameron said 4941 days ago (April 11th, 2006)
lush and atmospheric
I've always liked your tracks, but this particular one is my favorite so far.

It does have a certain maturity of concept, and the production values are very high here.

This music has a very pleasantly contemplative, almost meditative mood.

The insistent triplet beat (or 3/4 time) throughout the song is captivating, especially when the beats shift emphasis. This is consistent and unexpected at the same time -- a very artful arrangement of beats!

The choice of sounds is excellent, and especially the way you layer them. The rainstick sound could have been used a bit more sparingly as an occasional "spice", but it wasn't too much for my ears, anyway; there was enough interest in the other sounds to carry it along successfully.

I liked the melody line which you introduced in the middle, which appeared again towards the end. It provided this track with more focus and "identity".

I would have liked this theme to be used much earlier on, but actually the way you built this piece from the repeated chords at the beginning to the thicker texture including melody later on did work WELL.

The juxaposition of major and minor chords was nicely done, and infused some tension without being tense. It created a lot of interest in this piece.

I thoroughly enjoyed listening to this track, enough to download! (rare for me)

Thanks for sharing and please do compose more music like this! You're onto something very good here.

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Parichayaka said 4931 days ago (April 21st, 2006)
lush and atmospheric
Thanks, Cameron for your time and musical insight! Your detailed comments and thoughts are invaluable. I am especially happy that you liked this song as I took this one a bit more seriously and didn't just "play around" with my keyboard!
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dreadmon said 4941 days ago (April 11th, 2006)
very smooth`
sort of like James Newton Howard - really nicely done. There's a nice subtle surge to the rhythm throughout, even as instruments drop out, that pulse is there. I love the impressionism - lots could be happening on this screen, very complex and sort of wild sounding. The ascension with the winds is astounding. Very enjoyable!
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Parichayaka said 4931 days ago (April 21st, 2006)
very smooth`
Thanks a lot. Glad you liked it!
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Scorpjammer said 4941 days ago (April 11th, 2006)
Great Music. Beautiful.
Meditation, indeed. You capture it's dream-like state, stillness and peaked awareness at the same time.

I love the piano approach; it's use. It's short almost unsustainable chords in contrast to the other instrumentation. It makes me feel as if it's brief sustain is our brief reality in the sea of musical textures representing the one true reality.

Curious. Do I detect a bit of a Lyle Mays influence here, maybe? If so, he couldn't have done better.

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Parichayaka said 4931 days ago (April 21st, 2006)
Great Music. Beautiful.
Beautiful comment, thanks a lot!! And yes, you might hear some Lyle Mays (I do enjoy listening to Pat Metheny Group). Good catch!
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digitalnirvana9 said 4938 days ago (April 14th, 2006)
Lends itself to Cinematic Treatment
Hi Parichayaka:
This piece would really be good with HD nature footage which is
becoming more and more popular with the new "inexpensive" HD
cameras....I suggest you go to some of the sites devoted to people doing
HD production and let them know you have music for their films...one site
is DVX.com....Go to the thread for the HVX HD camera and post part of
your song there and see if you get any bites....Would go especially well
with footage shot in Kauai.....Peace, Norman
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Parichayaka said 4931 days ago (April 21st, 2006)
Lends itself to Cinematic Treatment
I'll check it out. Thanks very much for the idea, Norman.
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Einarus said 4936 days ago (April 16th, 2006)
I've always liked your stuff - every single piece - and this doesn't change
that a bit. You always manage to create such a smooth, soothing
atmosphere that one can't help but be taken aback by it.
Drak has a point about the rain stick, but if he hadn't mentioned it I'm not
sure I would've noticed it.

Yet another favorite, yet another download.
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Parichayaka said 4931 days ago (April 21st, 2006)
Cool! Thanks, Einarus.
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Bubowski said 4913 days ago (May 9th, 2006)
A breathtaking Journey
As always, a wonderful "sonic tonic." Thanks much
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composerclark said 4905 days ago (May 17th, 2006)
New age calm
Calm, peaceful, but enough musical interest to make me want to hear
it several times. Nicely paced. You've got serious compositional

The ending caught me a bit by surprise; it feels inconclusive, but
maybe deliberately so?

I also agree with drakonis' rain stick comment. There are a lot of
options for what to do with it, if in fact you would like to do anything
different with that rain stick sound. One is it use it more at the
begininng, but gradually discontinue it, allowing us to focus entirely on
the music, and as drakonis suggests, perhaps bring it back a bit
towards the end. Another is to explore other kinds of sound effects,
like bamboo wind chimes, metal wind chimes, wind sounds, sparse
vibe notes played with soft mallets with slight pitch-bending, etc., and
have them enter periodically, and see how you like that. One of the
basic strategies I advocate in composition is "less is more," meaning try
not to overdo anything to the point where the listener can no longer
take delight in hearing it. Except when the point of the piece is to be
loud, aggressive, climactic, boistrous, etc., in which case, "more is
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Parichayaka said 4905 days ago (May 18th, 2006)
New age calm
Great comment! I listened to the mix only on on set of headphones, and realised afterwards that there is a little too much percussion going on in the higher frequencies (rainstick etc.). I also agree with you "less is more" viewpoint. Really appreciate detailed comments like that. Thanks again!
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Bowman said 4863 days ago (June 28th, 2006)
Beautiful and unhurried.
Beautiful unhurried piece which you just let unfold and happen without
forcing anything. Loved the delicate touches you included. The interplay
of the flute and piano was gorgeous. At times it reminded me of early
Yanni without being sickly sweet. I also loved your colors and sonic
palate. Great work.
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Schello said 4707 days ago (December 1st, 2006)
Che atmosfere...questa naturale predisposizione e ispirazione ti č venuta girando il mondo?

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Parichayaka said 4700 days ago (December 8th, 2006)
Ho meditato prima di fare questo pezzo. Volevo combinare vari tipi di strumenti ed influenzi musicali, e mi sembrava una buona idea di iniziare con un'energia un po piu profonda. Sono molto contento che ti piaceva, e si - hai ragione, ho visto molti paesi, e spero che si senta anche questo...Grazie del tuo interesse!
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said 4593 days ago (March 25th, 2007)
pointed this piece out to me...I am so glad she did. A great aural treat.
Parichayaka said 4592 days ago (March 26th, 2007)
Thank you.
For some reason I'm especially happy when someone likes this particular post. And your comment made me listen to your latest post - glad I did!
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sschedra said 3713 days ago (August 21st, 2009)
Very nice. Reminds me of Pat Metheny. As always your work is a delight, full of wondrous and tantalizing mood sounds, and themes to die for.
Thanks again,
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SomeMadGirl said 2890 days ago (November 22nd, 2011)
Beautiful work. This makes me want to cry. I don’t know if it’s because it’s so beautiful or I realize how much I still have to learn. Probably a little of both. ;-) Thanks for sharing these songs with me.
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