Asia Blossom - music project
Dedicated to my daughters.
Here's a little about each song and the music.
- In The India Air
- Chinese Garden
- Lily Song
- Ariel Song
- Piano Raga 365
- Birth Mother
- China Sky
- Temple Heart Heaven
#1 - In The India Air
When I first visited India I remember the anticipation on the long flight over. The imagination swirls, wondering what you will see and hear. After touchdown, your senses are overwhelmed with the sounds, smells and mass of people. It was a memory I will never forget. On another visit to India, we had the blessing of adopting. The air of India took on a whole new meaning, this time it was not just a visit, but from this wonderful country our family was being grown. With all the cacophony that can be heard in the India air, the most melodic sound I heard was the voice of our new daughter.About the Music:
The basis of this song was a riff created on the piano driven by a tabla rhythm. There are three distinct tempo changes in this piece. Choruses lead by the guitar are coupled with tanpura layers.
#2 - Chinese Garden
While walking around different parts of China, it was wonderful to stumble upon small gardens in the most unique places. Right in the middle of a busy city you'd find a small path leading to a small oasis of a garden.About the Music:
This song starts with a melody based on a D tuning of the guitar. After the introduction, you enter in and out of the garden with a couple different tempos representative of the bustle of a busy city and then back into the garden at the end. The piano joins in with a feature solo in the middle.
#3 - Lily Song
Dedicated to our second miracle daughter.About the Music:
A joyous song. The steady, driving dholak beat is enhanced by piano, marimba and synthetic sitar. Melodies are doubled with guitar and piano. Just wait for the cameo appearance by the gong.
#4 - Ariel Song
About the Song:
Dedicated to our first miracle daughter.About the Music:
A reflective song. This melody shifts around in three keys. Real Sitar occasionally joins in the the melody too, I am a novice on that 16-string instrument. But for a song inspired in-part by India, real Sitar was necessary, I only wish I had a few more life-times to practice that wonderful instrument.
#5 - Birth Mother (Thank You)
Dedicated to Birth Mothers across the globe, you bring untold blessings to others who share in your grief and your loss.About the Music:
Guitar piece, one-take. Simple. Melody was added and some strings.
#6 - Piano Raga 365 (Dalit Homage)
Dedicated to the Dalits of South Asia. Numbering well over 250 million, a people group trodden on for 3,000 years due to caste system. If for one instant you think mankind is inherently good, take a look at was has been going on for 3,000 years in South Asia. No human should be thought of as any less than a human, the caste system has bred a mind-set that some humans are less than human. The daily crimes committed to the Dalits are too numerous to mention. Piano Raga 365 tries to express the daily plight of these people and prays for hope.About the Music:
Piano piece, one-take, driven completely by tabla. Ambient sounds added.
#7 - China Sky
Something in the air that makes the sky come alive in China.About the Music:
A piano piece that I wish I could have recorded on a Bosendorfer. I remember seeing Chick Corea some years back playing a Bosendorfer, if was great. Not only was Chick supreme but the sound of that piano was phenomenal. I'm thankful sampling has come as far as it has, but you can never really achieve the acoustical artifacts like that of a fine acoustic piano.
#8 - Temple Heart Heaven
Touring China, imagination comes to life upon visiting it's many wonders.About the Music:
This song is was influenced by China, Tangerine Dream and imagination. A drum loop drives this along with piano and flute sounds.
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