Soit-il la Vie: Intense, Aimante?

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This is the only album ever, that was really designed as such. It has a very clear concept and it's got a real edition, with CD, cover, booklet and everything. Only the edition is very limited, with a total of six copies. Well the intended audience was very select(ed). :-) A total of one copy would have done the trick. :-)

For this album I want to thank Silvia, Mr. Bennett and Joy Bausch for providing musical assistence, with either instruments or samples. I also wish to thank S. Massy and the aforementioned friends for pre-listening and making suggestions for improvement.


Tracklist

  1. Shout - The Song, that Shall
  2. Whisper - Since In Love, Verity Is Altering
  3. Lullaby - Singing In Lullabies, Vowing In Adoration
  4. Raw Magic
  5. A Good Companion
  6. Soit-il la Vie: Intense, Aimante

1. Shout - The Song, That Shall

Why the song, that shall? It was a vision at the time. A wish, which path the story should take. The point, where it all started. There are also the lyrics to Shout. there is a lot of imigary in this piece. From the rather obvious quotation of a certain national anthem to - sort of - introduce a character and another national anthem, because I was humming it and it was always in my head at the time. It continues with letter and wordplay and culminates in an aural picture. Work out for yourselfe, which is which and where it appears. :-)

Downloads:
[Shout - The Song, That Shall MP3 (23M)]
[Shout - The Song, That shall OGG (19M)]


2. Whisper - Since In Love, Verity Is Altering

Taking a break from the long tracks, while still having something important to declare, this little piano piece popped into being. A decision was taken. One to which I adhere unto this day. To quietly communicate it and celebrate the powers, that be, I whispered it in this song.

Downloads:
[Whisper - Since In Love, Verity Is Altering MP3 (5.1M)]
[Whisper - Since In Love, Verity Is Altering OGG (3.9M)]


3. Lullaby - Singing In Lullabies, Vowing In Adoration

There are things, which might not let us sleep soundly and restfully. There are those, which we would want to see sleep soundly.

Downloads:
[Lullaby - Singing In Lullabies, Vowing In Adoration MP3 (2.2M)]
[Lullaby - Singing In Lullabies, Vowing In Adoration OGG (1M)]


4. Raw Magic

The "Raw Magic", that life has to offer. the "Raw Magic" of love, not onlybeautiful, but immensely powerful. that is, what this song is about. You can also find the lyrics to Raw Magic. I tried to transcribe into music, all the different aspects and facettes of this love. It's a long journey, not only in the 20 minutes, that it takes to listen to it, but also in the gathering of genres used to express it.

Downloads:
[Raw Magic MP3 (21M)]
[Raw Magic OGG (18M)]


5. A Good Companion

This was played as a good companion in a time of need for good companions. It's based on the G-minor 3-part invention by Bach. I know, that my flute playing is mediaocre at best, but I think it's good enough to be listened to. Good enough to enjoy the lovely music behind it.

Downloads:
[A Good Companion MP3 (1.4M)]
[A Good Companion OGG (1M)]


6. Soit-il la Vie: Intense, Aimante

The last in the series and in some way earlier than others on that album. "Soit-il la Vie: Intense, Aimante is a symphonic poem. The poem came before a few other pieces of this album, still I knew, that I wanted to do it for some time. In some ways, it was the song, that took the most time in composing and performing. It needed some more equipment and time to learn how to use this equipment. Here again we find imigary of different sorts. Letter play, quoting from a ballet and the play, on which that ballet was based. As a symphonic poem of course it's all about imigary. Trying to capture certain concepts in music. Trying to convey them expressively. At least connecting to the underlying lines was easy enough. :-) Oh and in one part, it's the sound itself, which paints a picture. It was specially created for this purpose. Thanks go to a lot of people, for this small bit. To FA and two colleagues of his, for help in Italian pronounciation and to a lot of people from the Linux Audio Users' mailinglist for assisting me and providing me with information and good basics on the design and principles of bell designing. :-)

Downloads:
[Soit-il la Vie: Intense, Aimante MP3 (12M)]
[Soit-il la vie: Intense, Aimante OGG (9.9M)]


Dnd now that story has come to an end as well and it's the next story, that awaits. But that is still in progress. I can't say yet, where it will go, what it will comprise. It promises to be intriguing at least. :-)


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