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#395647 - 02/12/17 12:21 AM [User Showcase] Myths Of The Raging Seas
jannesan Offline
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Myths Of The Raging Seas

This is the first real musical collaboration I've had. Both music and lyrics were written by me and Miira. I took care of the arrangement with BIAB and Miira sang. Intention was to make some kind of a celtic song. Hopefully it has at least some celtic feel smile This was really fun experience and I think the outcome is quite nice for the first attempt.

Drums: Action Strikes, RD Bodhran Celtic Reel

Realtracks:
Acoustic Bass Bowed #2482, Celtic #1162
Cello #1856
Acoustic guitar #1814
Fiddle #1787, #2549
String quartet #2334
Acoustic piano #2503
Harp #2773

MIDI:
Strings from STR_QT44.sty (IO)
MST #2058 (IO)
melody - bagpipe (GPO4)

Vocals: Miira, Shevannai VST

Mixed in Adobe Audition 2017

Lyrics:

Misty was the morning
when she heard the call
of the legend her mother told
two brothers, seven ships
sailing to new worlds brave and bold
dreaming of wealth
fights alongside the king
through the beast attack
a ghost came back.

No heroes returning,
no treasures, no souvenirs
only the echoes of yearning
only losses and their fears.

Deirdre was a dainty girl
with white hair
all princes wanted to marry her
but she wanted to fight
to be a soldier like her brothers were
with her sword to defy
the myths of the raging seas
in a ruthless breeze.

[Chorus]

Mother could never hold her tears
as Deirdre left for the oceans
she knew it would cause the evil to rise
but she could not restrain her emotions
she tried to hide her sorrow
and gave her daughter advice
for there wouldn't be tomorrow
if ghost of the sea hears her cries

"Keep your silence,
don't show fear to the beast
for nothing will come back
that's been swallowed by the seas"

The kingdom sleeps in misery
silence descended
back on the troubled shores
a mother in grief
losing her dear ones in those wars
she curses the gods,
the monsters of seas
she sets the sail
to join the tale.

__

Janne

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#395654 - 02/12/17 01:22 AM [User Showcase] Re: Myths Of The Raging Seas [Re: jannesan]
PeterF Offline
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Loc: Sydney Australia
Janne

Incredibly atmospheric. Excellent use of different elements to create a ethereal song.
Clever innovative and nice unexpected changes as the piece develops.

Peter

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#395660 - 02/12/17 01:56 AM [User Showcase] Re: Myths Of The Raging Seas [Re: jannesan]
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Hi Janne,

I agree with Peter. This is very atmospheric. 'Haunting' was the first word that appeared in my mind just after the introduction started.

Miira's singing is a perfect fit for the mood and the story. She has done a great job.

The arrangement is incredibly inventive. You've really given it your all. Very impressive.

This is definitely a work that you and Miira can feel proud of. You've got my applause!

Regards,
Noel
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#395676 - 02/12/17 05:10 AM [User Showcase] Re: Myths Of The Raging Seas [Re: jannesan]
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Wow what a beautiful song. Real tracks and midi were just awesome. Super backtrack and the vocal was excellent. Super delivery. Lyrics were excellent as well...
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#395677 - 02/12/17 05:13 AM [User Showcase] Re: Myths Of The Raging Seas [Re: jannesan]
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Hauntingly beautiful.

I think Miira's vocals could come up front a bit more.

Regardless, it is a very unique and great composition. You must be very proud of this achievement.
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#395713 - 02/12/17 08:05 AM [User Showcase] Re: Myths Of The Raging Seas [Re: jannesan]
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Janne,

I really enjoyed this... Agree with the others - very atmospheric - love the overall feel.

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#395757 - 02/12/17 10:05 AM [User Showcase] Re: Myths Of The Raging Seas [Re: jannesan]
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Terrific write, arrangement and performance. This has a very sophisticated feel throughout the whole piece. Excellent work and a nice enjoyable listen.


Charlie
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#395901 - 02/13/17 12:44 PM [User Showcase] Re: Myths Of The Raging Seas [Re: PeterF]
jannesan Offline
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Registered: 11/29/06
Posts: 431
Loc: Finland
Originally Posted By: PeterF
Incredibly atmospheric. Excellent use of different elements to create a ethereal song.
Clever innovative and nice unexpected changes as the piece develops.
Peter


Thanks Peter for your kind words, I'm glad you liked about atmosphere and all those details smile

Janne

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#395902 - 02/13/17 12:47 PM [User Showcase] Re: Myths Of The Raging Seas [Re: Noel96]
jannesan Offline
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Registered: 11/29/06
Posts: 431
Loc: Finland
Originally Posted By: Noel96
I agree with Peter. This is very atmospheric. 'Haunting' was the first word that appeared in my mind just after the introduction started.

Miira's singing is a perfect fit for the mood and the story. She has done a great job.

The arrangement is incredibly inventive. You've really given it your all. Very impressive.

This is definitely a work that you and Miira can feel proud of. You've got my applause!

Regards,
Noel


Thanks Noel for your applause, your comments are always so positive and encouraging blush And yes we feel proud of the work smile

Janne

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#395904 - 02/13/17 12:50 PM [User Showcase] Re: Myths Of The Raging Seas [Re: Scott C]
jannesan Offline
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Registered: 11/29/06
Posts: 431
Loc: Finland
Originally Posted By: Scott C
Wow what a beautiful song. Real tracks and midi were just awesome. Super backtrack and the vocal was excellent. Super delivery. Lyrics were excellent as well...


Thanks Scott for commenting, and liking especially the vocal and lyrics smile

Janne

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#395909 - 02/13/17 12:58 PM [User Showcase] Re: Myths Of The Raging Seas [Re: VideoTrack]
jannesan Offline
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Loc: Finland
Originally Posted By: VideoTrack
Hauntingly beautiful.

I think Miira's vocals could come up front a bit more.

Regardless, it is a very unique and great composition. You must be very proud of this achievement.


Thanks Videotrack for appreciating our work smile I actually spent quite a long time with the vocals to find the right level at each section, but I agree that the vocals could be more front in some places.

Janne

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#395912 - 02/13/17 01:30 PM [User Showcase] Re: Myths Of The Raging Seas [Re: jannesan]
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Very nice! Haunting, as others have said. Beautifully textured.
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#395916 - 02/13/17 01:53 PM [User Showcase] Re: Myths Of The Raging Seas [Re: jannesan]
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This is really good. Your instrumentation is perfect for this haunting beautiful song. Mira does an outstanding job and her singing really sets the mood. If I could change one thing it would be to lower the violin and piano parts while Mira is singing the verses. IMHO they distract from Mira's excellent singing, however I am still giving you two thumbs up on this excellent piece of music.
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#395930 - 02/13/17 02:45 PM [User Showcase] Re: Myths Of The Raging Seas [Re: jannesan]
Robertkc Offline
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Registered: 06/09/16
Posts: 1005
A very ambitious and to these ears, successful song which drew me into the mystery in both lyrics and music. A celtic sound yes, but with a modern feel that reminded me of Enya and Sandy Denny in her Fotheringay time.
Well done!

Robert

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#396063 - 02/14/17 01:05 PM [User Showcase] Re: Myths Of The Raging Seas [Re: Charlie Fogle]
jannesan Offline
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Registered: 11/29/06
Posts: 431
Loc: Finland
Originally Posted By: rsdean
I really enjoyed this... Agree with the others - very atmospheric - love the overall feel.

Bob


Thanks Bob for loving and commenting smile

Originally Posted By: Charlie Fogle
Terrific write, arrangement and performance. This has a very sophisticated feel throughout the whole piece. Excellent work and a nice enjoyable listen.

Charlie


Thanks Charlie for your kind words smile

Janne

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