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The Force That (Extended Mix)



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This is a finished extended mix of my earlier offering, The Force That (A Poetical Ambient Mix), which I uploaded on Nov 8th 2012. The link is: http://www.macjams.com/song/75172

This one is timed at 16:03, so feel free to stop it if the bells get to you or for any other reason. There is a proper Fade-In and Fade-Out in this version. I've really just had to do a bit of EQ'ing to try and tame everything to what I'd listen to.

The Dylan Thomas poem (The force that through the green fuse drives the flower) doesn't need mentioning, or does it? I know and love this poem to bits. The words wanted me to put together this extended mix and have done since the early seventies but I guess I'm just slow in taking a hint. You can go gently now Dylan... Good night.

The Force That through the Green Fuse Drives the Flower
The force that through the green fuse drives the flower
Drives my green age; that blasts the roots of trees
Is my destroyer.
And I am dumb to tell the crooked rose
My youth is bent by the same wintry fever.

The force that drives the water through the rocks
Drives my red blood; that dries the mouthing streams
Turns mine to wax.
And I am dumb to mouth unto my veins
How at the mountain spring the same mouth sucks.

The hand that whirls the water in the pool
Stirs the quicksand; that ropes the blowing wind
Hauls my shroud sail.
And I am dumb to tell the hanging man
How of my clay is made the hangman’s lime.

The lips of time leech to the fountain head;
Love drips and gathers, but the fallen blood
Shall calm her sores.
And I am dumb to tell a weather’s wind
How time has ticked a heaven round the stars.

And I am dumb to tell the lover’s tomb
How at my sheet goes the same crooked worm.

Dylan Thomas, “The Force That through the Green Fuse Drives the Flower” from The Poems of Dylan Thomas. Used by permission of David Higham Associates, London as agents for the Trustees of the Copyrights of Dylan Thomas.

Source: The Collected Poems of Dylan Thomas (1957)
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Henke said 1400 days ago (April 26th, 2014)
Nice sounds
And nice fadings. Next time you could even try to add and subtract instruments/sounds at the start and end. It's not your normal way, I know, but you might like it ;-)

I spent the time reading the poem and parts of a biography of Thomas on the internet. Interesting person and poetry for sure. Only a bit too difficult for me :-/

Enjoyed the listen, so thanks for posting!

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Reinholt56 said 1400 days ago (April 26th, 2014)
Hi Henke....
Thomas used ALL the English words, not just the more popular ones. His stories fascinate me with what is going on and how it is described. I love his work.

There's always a chance I may do some adding and subtracting of instruments. One day I might just remember to do it!!

Take care.

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DWL said 1400 days ago (April 27th, 2014)
Reading the poem
and I can see how it could inspire something like this.

I can't pretend to understand it but the words and the music fit together well.

Perhaps you could include the words in your description?


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Reinholt56 said 1399 days ago (April 27th, 2014)
Hi Dick....
I've included the words (and source) in the description. Good idea. It honestly never entered my mind to do this. Doh.

The power of words, to me, is an infectious thing, along with curiosity (of course).

The power of language is the language of power.

The forces and movements of nature, in a way, run through us as parts of that same overall nature, but in a way that doesn't kill us but drives the life and energy and our will to live and be. When there is no resistance to this force/energy, we attain, or our Buddha nature is realised or comes to pass. Everything returns to one. There is no difference between any one thing and any other.

Dylan's words still thrill me forty years after first reading him at school.

Take care.

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Doug Somers said 1301 days ago (August 3rd, 2014)
The force that
You are probably one of the most patient developers of this style of music that I can think of Paul. You seem content to let the possibilities of a couple of varying sounds express themselves in combination completely so that they can be enjoyed with all they have the potential to offer.

So in a sense, all sounds (and experiences) have the same root, and yet each are also known as being distinct.

Thanks for the download!
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Doug Somers said 1301 days ago (August 3rd, 2014)
One other thing
This reminds me of eastern chanting. Maybe the bell like qualities, or how the sound is so immersive, but whatever the reason that's my takeaway. Cheers Paul.
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