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Methuselah (estimated germination 2832 BC) is a Great Basin Bristlecone Pine (Pinus longaeva) in the White Mountains of California, which was 4,789 years old when sampled in 1957 by Schulman and Harlan. It is the oldest known non-clonal organism still alive, at the age of about 4,841 years old. It is the oldest known individual tree in the world. Other discoveries are clonal organisms, such as the 9,500 year old Norway spruce clonal colony known as Old Tjikko in Sweden.
The tree is named after Methuselah, a Biblical figure reputed to have lived 969 years. Located in the "Forest of Ancients" in the Methuselah Grove at between 2,900–3,000 m above sea level, its exact location is currently undisclosed to the public as a protection against vandalism.

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Feter said 3078 days ago (October 17th, 2009)
Mysterious ambient piece with some real serious
new age sound nice vision perfectly done ..kudos
thnx alot for sharin !!!!
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davajonah said 3078 days ago (October 17th, 2009)
Very cool.
And what a good subject. Synths coming in at 1.30 are choice. I love all the reverb. Gives the whole piece such openness. Real nice sound.
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richard13 said 3078 days ago (October 17th, 2009)
Knotty, knotty!
What a terrific subject for music: a freakin' old tree. Seriously, I enjoyed this (and I downloaded, so I'll enjoy it again: thanks).
The spaciousness is fitting, judging from the photo. Some of the sounds are intriguing: one sounds (to me) like the tree is creaking and cracking as it grows. I wonder if you chose the Marimba because it is wooden?
Nice tune.
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magnatone said 3077 days ago (October 17th, 2009)
this is VERY VERY cool! i love how this is panned, and the changes at 1:30 (or thereabouts) work wonderfully. the drums in here add so much resonance. great choice of instruments - this is captivating!!
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Henke said 3077 days ago (October 17th, 2009)
that's a really powerful song with great effects and sounds (like most of your pieces). Works really well on speakers but is a bit painful on headphones because of the full right/left panning of the percussion, at least to my ears. One little (but important) nit is the ending. Please let the last note sound until the end. The last, not just first!, impression is important, and a note cut off like this is, again to my ears, not very nice. My guess is you might use Logic, which can't tell when a song is over (or even when it starts). You have to decide. It is a common problem, that's why I mention it here for the betterment of all ;-)

Anyway, thanks for sharing, a formiddable song dedicated to a likewise tree. (I didn't know about those spruces in Sweden, got to check it out.) Take care.

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