Wednesday, March 18, 2009

The Golden Palace of Thistles and Milk

Shanti! Shanti! Shanti!

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I have created a new soundscape tale of unprecedented wit and beauty! This song is called The Golden Palace of Thistles and Milk. It is a rags to riches story of a farmer building a castle made of thistles and milk for his lady love. Here are the lyrics:

i was going to build
an empire to fill
all our wishes and our wills
made of thistles and milk

i was going to live
as deep as the sea
as tall as the sky
as big as the sun

i was going to find
my way across the line
dreaming of other times

(undecipherable jibberish.........)

Here I wasinfludenced by Indian Sitar sounds of Ravi Shankar and traditional Chinese pentatonic scale. I needed that deep reverberated crystal chimming golden kind of sound. Like some sort of vast golden prairie.

In the process of recodring this song, I came across ghosts in the machine. Voices and murmurs and electronic sounds that were not present at the time of initial recording. They were like little sound fairies that dazzled my song with rainbow glitters and delicious imperial sweets. Anyways, again, if you have any ffedback or if you'd like to share some of your work, please leave a comment.

Enjoy! Express! Power!

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