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#370168 - 10/15/16 05:11 PM [User Showcase] Barge Haulers / Бурлаки на Волге
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Hi everyone,

Barge Haulers

This is our new song based on the beautiful Russian painting by Ilya Repin.
Any comments are welcome.

Rob and Anne-Marie

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Lyrics:

See them dragging, see them hauling,
See their footsteps in the sand
Hear them moaning, hear them groaning
They must prevent the barge to strand

Life’s a burden, can’t get loose
No escape, nothing to choose
It’s their living, way of life
Flock of men, eleven of them
A men-drawn vessel at the end
They are eleven backs to bend
Eleven backs to bend

Will tomorrow bring them sorrow
Will tomorrow bring them work
Will they still be together then
Be 11 or just 10

The rich led forward by the poor
Working like horses, they endure
And yet.. nothing guaranteed
but … so many mouths to feed
Is the last man going strong
Seems he won’t be holding on
Is this hauler being hauled

The rich led forward by the poor
Working like horses, they endure
And yet.. nothing guaranteed
but … so many mouths to feed
A men- drawn vessel at the end
They are eleven backs to bend
Eleven backs to bend...
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#370170 - 10/15/16 05:16 PM [User Showcase] Re: Barge Haulers / Бурлаки на Волге [Re: RnAM]
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I really like this one. Great vocal and mix. I'd say that this is a great tribute to the painter as it captured the painting perfectly IMHO.

You should be very proud of this one.
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#370192 - 10/15/16 07:35 PM [User Showcase] Re: Barge Haulers / Бурлаки на Волге [Re: RnAM]
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Rob and Anne-Marie,

I enjoyed this very much and got lost in the video.
Its a really different idea for a song. The painting is stunning and hints at such a story its easy to see how you were inspired.
To me your lyrics and plaintive vocals capture the strain on those faces... " Eleven backs to bend"- great line.

The animation of eyes moving in the video is unsettling but well done!

Robert

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#370209 - 10/16/16 12:44 AM [User Showcase] Re: Barge Haulers / Бурлаки на Волге [Re: RnAM]
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Rob and Anne-Marie

WOW, what a great way to study a great painting.
The 2 senses of hearing and seeing in perfect harmony, one can almost feel the despair in the faces.

Stupendous!

Well done both

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#370218 - 10/16/16 02:22 AM [User Showcase] Re: Barge Haulers / Бурлаки на Волге [Re: RnAM]
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Rob & Ann-Marie

Superb concept - very clever and captivating. Beautifully recorded and sung. Great subtle use of video effects.

Excellent!

Peter

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#370228 - 10/16/16 05:09 AM [User Showcase] Re: Barge Haulers / Бурлаки на Волге [Re: gibson]
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Originally Posted By: gibson
Rob and Anne-Marie

WOW, what a great way to study a great painting.
The 2 senses of hearing and seeing in perfect harmony, one can almost feel the despair in the faces.

Stupendous!

Well done both

Alyn
A great concept. I never would have thought of that. It gives you time to really think and study the painting. I most likely would not have invested that much time studying the painting. Now I sure am glad I did. Excellent work as usual. Tom

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#370254 - 10/16/16 08:42 AM [User Showcase] Re: Barge Haulers / Бурлаки на Волге [Re: RnAM]
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That is a brilliant video in concept and execution. It's stunningly effective.

The vocals are off the chart good and the production, as always, adds just what is
needed and never distracts from the vocal performance.

And the lyric is something to think about, indeed, when we feel burdened.

Just wonderful.

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#370281 - 10/16/16 02:00 PM [User Showcase] Re: Barge Haulers / Бурлаки на Волге [Re: MarioD]
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Originally Posted By: MarioD
I really like this one. Great vocal and mix. I'd say that this is a great tribute to the painter as it captured the painting perfectly IMHO.

You should be very proud of this one.


Thanks Mario!
It was very nice to have this painting for inspiration.
Rob and Anne-Marie
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#370283 - 10/16/16 02:18 PM [User Showcase] Re: Barge Haulers / Бурлаки на Волге [Re: RnAM]
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Very weird, I posted a reply, saw it show up and now it is not here. Hmmm...

Anyway, what I said I said last time in more words is that I love everything about this, and the video is beautiful.

There is something very "human" about your music that touches me to the core. The lyrics here are deeply poetic. Great job.

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#370285 - 10/16/16 02:49 PM [User Showcase] Re: Barge Haulers / Бурлаки на Волге [Re: RnAM]
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I really like this song, the chord progressions, the mix, the deepness of the lyrics. Great work!!
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#370289 - 10/16/16 03:21 PM [User Showcase] Re: Barge Haulers / Бурлаки на Волге [Re: RnAM]
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Rob and Anne-Marie,

This was a very clever idea and executed to perfection. You really drew the listener in to the plight of the Barge Haulers with the plaintive melody and lyrical imagery.

The video really held my attention and was helped by the lyrics being used to highlight aspects of the painting. What a surprise with the subtle use of animation; I did a double take! Very unsettling as Robert said.

Really excellent work.
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#370304 - 10/16/16 06:56 PM [User Showcase] Re: Barge Haulers / Бурлаки на Волге [Re: RnAM]
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Really creative to use a painting as inspiration for a song.
And as everyone else has said you did a fabulous job on it!
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#370333 - 10/17/16 04:49 AM [User Showcase] Re: Barge Haulers / Бурлаки на Волге [Re: RnAM]
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Only RnAM and I mean ONLY, can come up with a song around a Russian painting and make it unique, workable, and pertinent to the artwork. This show a incredible working relationship between the close fit there is between the expression of art to canvas and the art of music and song. I am in awe

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#370394 - 10/17/16 03:28 PM [User Showcase] Re: Barge Haulers / Бурлаки на Волге [Re: RnAM]
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Rob and Ann- Marie,

This is beautifully done - as always. Beautiful vocals and production and mix.

The video is excellent - you worked the painting well - interesting throughout the song play. The facial and eye movements were cool.

The real art here, though, is re-painting the story contained in the canvas using words. Truly Outstanding!!! Inspired writing!

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#370442 - 10/18/16 03:31 AM [User Showcase] Re: Barge Haulers / Бурлаки на Волге [Re: Robertkc]
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Thank you Robert!
I have to say I hadn't seen this painting before until recently. It had quite an impact on me.

Rob
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#370466 - 10/18/16 08:19 AM [User Showcase] Re: Barge Haulers / Бурлаки на Волге [Re: RnAM]
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Thank you for sharing this! I always love the videos you put together for your songs smile

This is our "Hot Forum Topic" for today!

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#370525 - 10/18/16 01:28 PM [User Showcase] Re: Barge Haulers / Бурлаки на Волге [Re: RnAM]
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Very beautifully done, music and video!! Vocals really shine, as usual. And again, your music is so creative. You always keep me guessing where the music will go next. It's never where I expect, but always works great. Fabulous job with this!! Take care. Greg

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#370572 - 10/18/16 06:19 PM [User Showcase] Re: Barge Haulers / Бурлаки на Волге [Re: gibson]
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Thank you Alyn,

Yes, this was a very inspirational painting. It is being shown currently in a museum quite nearby where we live. We'll be visiting soon.

Rob & Anne-Marie
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#370613 - 10/19/16 04:29 AM [User Showcase] Re: Barge Haulers / Бурлаки на Волге [Re: RnAM]
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Beautiful vocal and lyric. Loved this one.

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#370658 - 10/19/16 10:18 AM [User Showcase] Re: Barge Haulers / Бурлаки на Волге [Re: RnAM]
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Beautiful. This goes so well with the painting -- both the painting and the song complement each other very well, and provide a perfect accompaniment for studying the intricacies of each. I love the last line, too, and it provides a very tense ending that fits so well with the vibe of the whole piece. Great job!
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