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Man of Aran (Chase the Sun)


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I've had this piece in this format for at least 6 - 8 months. I never posted it as I felt it didn't fit my current oeuvre. Listening to it today i think it is highly representative of a sound I used to try and achieve (such as on my song "I'd Like To Know What Makes You Tick"). So I figured i may as well post it and see if anyone likes it. It's inspired by the amazing 1930's documentary film of the same name, which looks at the harsh and tough lives of the Aran islanders. These hardy people, situated on the far west of Europe on islands off the Irish coast, hunted basking sharks from coracle type boats, right up to the 1950's. The music is an attempt to mirror the large forbidding seas they braved to make their catch.
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Lyrics
You gotta ride the storm

Chase the Sun, chase the Sun down
Race the wind
Chase the Sun

You gotta call the boats ashore

Chase the Sun, chase the Sun down
Race the wind
Chase the Sun
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Comments: 3
Fans: 3
Plays: 52
Downloads: 57

Uploaded: Jul 24, 2012 - 10:58:54 AM
Last Updated: Jul 24, 2012 - 10:58:54 AM Last Played: Feb 05, 2019 - 06:20:37 AM
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Hardware:
Ibanez GAX30, Epiphone Dot Studio, Fender PB
Software:
Logic Express 9, Drumcore 3
Comments
Philip18 said 2399 days ago (July 24th, 2012)
Chase the Sun
Full backing that does suggest struggle and facing great odds, and has a majestic feel. The echoey vocal adds to the mood. Nice guitar playing - those long notes in the middle work well. Boomy drums are effective. All in all, an excellent production. I enjoyed listening!
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alackbass said 2393 days ago (July 30th, 2012)
Man of Aran (Chase the Sun)
How did you create that pulsating intro? You're vocal delivery of that first line is amazing. In fact, the vocals throughout are awesome! Of all your tracks I like this one the best! Has a U2 meets Big Country vibe! Downloaded!
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Lennon714 said 2383 days ago (August 10th, 2012)
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Only 2 comments! This is fantastic. The ethereal intro. At first I didn't like the drums when they came in, but they grew on me within 10 seconds or so, which was interesting to me. I like the surprise. The vox are great and the effect on your voice are top notch. When I get home, DL for sure.
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Name: The Cardinal Sins
Location: Buckinghamshire United Kingdom
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I grew up in the 70's and 80's in the south of the UK in an Irish family. I had always loved music but was never given an opportunity to explore making it for myself. About 10 years ago I bought an acoustic guitar and began strumming in earnest. To d... [see more]

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