Transamazonia

Posted by: Chris37

Transamazonia - 07/26/19 04:55 AM

Hi all,
I've composed this music like a tribute to Buena Vista Social Club.
Patrick Fournerat has written french lyrics and he sings.
He is telling his memories of one travel on Amazon river.

https://soundcloud.com/christian-devienne/transamazonia

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Here's an approximate translation :

Faded by the rain,
the river has changed color.
Everything becomes black and gray.
I can not hear the howler monkeys anymore.
Odor of humidity
and immobile forests;
alone in the dark,
the yellow eyes of crocodiles.

Transamazonia, Manaus, Santarem.
Transamazonia, Belem terminus.
sailing on the Amazon ...

Carried by the current,
the pirogue undulates gently
on the way to the east
in the spotlight.
Morning butterflies
with subtle colors
and childish games
of pink dolphins so slender.

The morning mist
left the place for the sun.
In the vegetable hell,
the din of the wake up.
The tired faces
by a sticky night
will be rewarded.
Nature is generous.

Posted by: rayc

Re: Transamazonia - 07/27/19 01:34 AM

Christian,
you & Patrick should take a laptop, keyboard & microphone to a few cafes and sing these excellent songs to an audience.
Excellent.
Posted by: Ghostgum

Re: Transamazonia - 07/27/19 02:14 AM

Nice! Smooth - the melody slides beautifully over the backing. Could listen to this kind of music all day. Great job, guys!
Posted by: Robertkc

Re: Transamazonia - 07/27/19 08:50 AM

A beautiful journey in any language... and sung francais is so darn musical.
Love the style,arrangement,vocal and harmonies.
A fine collaboration!

Robert
Posted by: MarioD

Re: Transamazonia - 07/27/19 09:31 AM

This is fantastic lounge music in any language! Great groove, super backing tracks, vocals and harmonies and groove, this has it all. Fantastic lead guitar also.

You should be very proud of this.
Posted by: dcuny

Re: Transamazonia - 07/27/19 10:25 AM

What a pleasant listen, especially the harmonies at the end.

Maybe writing in French is the answer to my lyrical dry spell!

Je ne vois rien à dire.
Je ne peux penser à rien pour chanter.
Quelle meilleure langue pour chanter
d'une crise existentielle que française?
Tout sonne tellement mieux,
même si tout n'est rien du tout.


Yeah, that's the ticket! wink

But back to your song - well done! laugh
Posted by: Joe -PG Music

Re: Transamazonia - 07/27/19 12:30 PM

Wow great work on this Chris! The lyrics sure do paint a picture. Thanks for sharing!
Posted by: Will Josef

Re: Transamazonia - 07/27/19 12:45 PM

Once again I got reminded about how beautiful the French language sound - wonderful song! I want more, more, more...

Thanks a lot for sharing - such a good song!

Will
Posted by: Jim

Re: Transamazonia - 07/28/19 09:29 AM

Another nice one guys...
Laid back & soothing...
I always enjoy listening to your compositions.
Posted by: Rustyspoon#

Re: Transamazonia - 07/28/19 06:41 PM

Chris & Patrick,
Excellent sounding tune! Nicely composed, vocals are A+. I like the "aged/mono" FX you used in places. Enjoyed it.

Thank you for sharing!

Misha.
Posted by: Chris37

Re: Transamazonia - 07/29/19 08:19 AM

Thank you all for your comments. Christian
Posted by: PeterF

Re: Transamazonia - 07/29/19 11:45 PM

Chris
Top notch song, lovely harmonies and arrangement.
Excellent work all round.


Peter
Posted by: Crossroads

Re: Transamazonia - 07/31/19 12:44 AM

Hi Christian,

that's another very fine piece you come up with here. Very good mood and a very good listen.

Thanks a lot,it's always a pleasure to listen to your music.

Stefan
Posted by: Deryk - PG Music

Re: Transamazonia - 07/31/19 06:51 AM

Nice work on this smile Love how it flows, and the vocals are stunning. Really strong harmonies, and I love the tropical/exotic vibe on this one. It sets a wonderful mood and makes for a captivating listen.

Thanks for sharing!
Posted by: Janice & Bud

Re: Transamazonia - 07/31/19 02:29 PM

Originally Posted By: rayc
Christian,
you & Patrick should take a laptop, keyboard & microphone to a few cafes and sing these excellent songs to an audience.
Excellent.


Yes! This has a cool live cafe sound.

Well done.

J&B
Posted by: Chris37

Re: Transamazonia - 08/01/19 07:37 AM

Thank you Peter, Stefan, Deryk, Janice and Bud.
I hope this music allows you to travel as far as possible. Christian