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Just finished this over the last few evenings. Did most of the composing in one evening/night and finished the structure and missing parts yesterday. Quite enjoy some of Hans Zimmer's soundtracks, hence the sound, and every once in a while I like to shake the tree and see how much I can get out of GB. Thanks to Ben Boldt for the free Claire Fitch Cello and everyone who commented on Fathomless, I've learnt a lot since then (has it been a year yet?)!

I couldn't come up with a name for it, but the music could be the backdrop for an epic story of heroes and warriors - that ancient dignity and discipline (Samurai movie with erhu...I see the problem).
I like to that whenever we’re truly happy, we must have won some kind of inner battle, even if that only means standing up to our own limitations - don't have to put on a cape to be a hero like that.

Done from scratch with GB and JamPacks. The solo instrument is an erhu (JPWorld).

Comments and thoughts always welcome.

Thanks for your time - I think this one's over 6 minutes!
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Uploaded: Feb 13, 2007 - 09:31:52 PM
Last Updated: Feb 18, 2013 - 02:34:53 PM Last Played: May 28, 2017 - 12:39:05 AM
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said 3758 days ago (February 13th, 2007)
Spacious
WOW what an imagination!
haribo said 3758 days ago (February 13th, 2007)
wow..
love the oriental influence and the modern sounds combined with it
so spectacular it's shame my left ear is kinda damaged - around higher frequency so that i could fall really deep into these fabulous gritty sonic textures ! but the arrangement itself, is already very effective.. string and the horn sets really majestic mood.. the drama and all the epicness of it.. blend of mongolian, japanese soul with 24 vibe ! (just my rather personal view on it hehe :) thank you for sharing this track :) and thank you also for checking my uploads with interest! :)
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Parichayaka said 3756 days ago (February 15th, 2007)
Thanks Hún!
Big fan of your music. Really appreciate your comment.
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drakonis said 3758 days ago (February 13th, 2007)
Zimmeresque
Definitely has the epic movie soundtrack feel. I don't think I cared for the strange raspy flute-like thing, it sounded almost like an overdriven (clipped) flute, or a double-reed or bowed string sound, but not terribly pleasant in this setting (I'd prefer a real shakuhachi or even regular flute here.) The other instrumentation is great, gives a good sense of tension as things build. Nice Koto-like plucked sound. Cool rich bass, strong percussive hits, and great strings. My brain fought a little with the almost-shakuhachi flute and koto which should denote a pentatonic setting, versus the very Western sounding movie score music with the modern dissonances... and eventually my brain decided it was OK to just enjoy the Western style sound. I have listened to quite a bit of old Japanese classical koto and shakuhachi/shamisen music, so my brain tends to "expect" certain things when it hears those instruments... that's why it was stuck in a rut. Anyway, overall this had a nice compelling build, great cello sound at the end, and sweet orchestration. Just not very Oriental sounding to me :-)
ttfn,
Drakonis
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Parichayaka said 3756 days ago (February 15th, 2007)
Happy Birthday Eduard!
Thanks for writing such a long comment. I thought of using a shakuhachi for some of the solos, but in this particular setting I found the erhu to be perfect in carrying the weight of the "story". A tiny instrument against a large orchestra - interesting analogy I thought. I'd like to listen to some of the music you mention and learn from it. And yes, modern soundtracks take a lot of liberty with ethnic influences - I quite enjoy that!
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maxruehl said 3755 days ago (February 16th, 2007)
I'm glad...
...you didn't use the Shakuhachi. James Horner put me off that instrument long ago.:) Neat track. I'm really enjoying it--thanks very much for posting it.
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Norman Goodman said 3758 days ago (February 13th, 2007)
Excellent
Very powerful development in this piece. I appreciate the restraint excercised in allowing each new idea to build gradually before the next is introduced. There is room to breathe and take in each phrase, enjoy it as it evolves. Some real depth in this and excellent continuity. You possess a very keen musical mind I look forward to more!
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Parichayaka said 3756 days ago (February 15th, 2007)
Excellent
This comment says a lot about you. Very generous and obviously an expert musical ear. My composing is intuitive at best, with little formal training - I'm actually learning from a comment like this! Thank you!
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Bubowski said 3758 days ago (February 14th, 2007)
Very Evocative ... Chinese not Japanese?
As always an incredibly well crafted piece. Maybe something Chinese as the Erhu is a chinese stringed instrument and not japanese. Intense cinimatic style with great percussion. Love it! BTW those are the Chinese characters for Hero (Pinyin). Nice piece.
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Parichayaka said 3756 days ago (February 15th, 2007)
Right!
Thanks for pointing that out! Changed the image to something I can relate to a little better. Now I'm using a Japanese Koto, Persian Santoor, Chinese erhu and a Korean Buddhist temple as artwork. The joy of being an unpaid artist with no obligations and constraints!
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Bubowski said 3756 days ago (February 15th, 2007)
Koto = Guzheng
Hehe...your halfway there...the Koto is the Japanese variant of the Chinese Guzheng (basically the exact same instrument. I like the new artwork too!

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composerclark said 3757 days ago (February 14th, 2007)
Big and wonderful!
Wow, you think big! Eduard mentions the epic soundtrack feel, and it has that in spades. Interesting blend of cultures; you succeeded in pulling this off extremely well. I may have mentioned this to you already, but have you ever seen Atom Egoyan's film, "Exotica"? The soundtrack is by Mychael Danna, and it is filled with references to the 'exotic' (i.e. other cultures), and I think it's an amazing soundtrack. An amazing film, too; it won an award at the Cannes Film Festival in 1994.
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Parichayaka said 3756 days ago (February 15th, 2007)
Interesting
Thanks for the comment, Clark. I just saw Little Miss Sunshine recently, what a sweet movie/soundtrack - Mychael Danna did the music for that one too, thanks for pointing him out to me!
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ginz111 said 3757 days ago (February 14th, 2007)
Great!
I would never have expected any less.
Great stuff always from you.
Carl

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Bowman said 3757 days ago (February 14th, 2007)
Majestic and intimate.
Begins with a sorrowful lament and progresses to a powerful and majestic statement.
I too am a fan of Zimmer's work and this would fit in quite well with his cannon. One of your best yet. Loved the transparencies of the mix and the searing dark undertones.
Brilliant!!!
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Parichayaka said 3756 days ago (February 15th, 2007)
Majestic and intimate.
What a generous comment and I really appreciate your interpretation and insight. I especially like the aspect of cultivating virtues in the portayal of Japanese or Chinese heros (thinking of "Yojimbo","Hidden Fortress" or even Jet-Li's "Hero" for example) who talk little and speak through their selfless actions. So I kept the ending rather simple and humble, as opposed to a big finale. Thanks again for listening!
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Einarus said 3757 days ago (February 14th, 2007)
I'm speechless...
I just never get tired of your music. And I must admit, when I get a notification about a new upload of yours - I skip all others waiting in the inbox. That's how much I like your work.
This is the kind of stuff I wish I could write. Very cinematic, very big, very Zimmerian. I'm a huge Zimmer fan, as I'm sure I've said before, and if you had access to a real orchestra and the proper equipment you'd be right up there with him.
That's my humble opinion, anyway.

I love all the eastern instruments and I really like how you combine it with the standard Hollywood style of cinematic compositions.

I absolutely love this.

-Einar S.
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Parichayaka said 3755 days ago (February 16th, 2007)
Speechless too
Thanks, Einar for this extremely nice comment! I'm glad I can return all the compliments, and let me just say that when I was your age, I was nowhere near musically, where you already are.
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moorlandt said 3757 days ago (February 14th, 2007)
Magnificent
This is at least as good as Sakamoto's soundtrack for 'the last emperor'. Gosh man! GOSH MAN! You really went waaaay over the boundaries of GB to my ears. This is... I mean... AMAZINGLY great!

Brilliant choice of instruments. Arrangement and production are world-class. And WHAT A COMPOSITION! And this Clair Fitch Cello is soooo ...WOW... from the belly. Euh... sorry for all the capitals I used in this comment, but I can't underline enough the astonishing qualities of this track. I probably wear this out.

- Walter
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Parichayaka said 3755 days ago (February 16th, 2007)
Vielen Dank!
I can't thank you enough for your enthusiasm! Thanks also for pointing out that soundtrack, I'm absolutely sure I don't deserve the comparison, but I'm curious to listen to it now!
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perceptualvortex said 3757 days ago (February 14th, 2007)
Pretty amazing
Lots of lush, beautiful moments in here. Very cinematic and original... I don't think I've heard much that sounded like this--with the unique instrumentation and harmonies and whatnot. This seems to flow effortlessly from the gentle and open to the intense and heavy; it took me on an enjoyable journey. Thanks for sharing!
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Parichayaka said 3755 days ago (February 16th, 2007)
Thank you!
Really appreciate your comment - especially coming from The Man Who Brought You NATARAJA™. Talk about "original" music! Thanks again.
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Reinholt56 said 3757 days ago (February 14th, 2007)
A brilliant,epic piece of music...
I had let this music pass me by but indirectly Moorlandt pointed me in the right direction. I'm glad that he did.

Listening to this piece of music was an experience. A great experience.

Wonderful.

R.

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Parichayaka said 3755 days ago (February 16th, 2007)
What a compliment
I had the same experience, with music like that, especially soundtracks, it often depends on which mood you're in. Volume also makes a difference ;-) I've also seen that you've been busy making music yourself. HAVE to check it out!
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MissChaos said 3757 days ago (February 14th, 2007)
jerk. :-)
Keep this up and I'm going to quit for good. :-)

Kidding aside, this is nothing short of amazing, again. Big things ahead for you -- it's too much talent to go unnoticed. Unreal, my friend.
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Parichayaka said 3755 days ago (February 16th, 2007)
haha!
I'll leave name and fame to other people who want and deserve it. Very kind though, and thanks always for your tremendous encouragement!
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antonfosh said 3757 days ago (February 14th, 2007)
Wow wow wow
Ok, this just proves to me that I HAVE to come on Macjams more often to check out the new talent. It's been a while, but this is just fantastic. The depth of the piece as a whole is out of this world, as is the orchestration. Personally, I love the Erhu in this piece, and don't think it sounds like an overdriven flute. It sounds really authentic, and adds a strong, yet sylph like quality. The quality of production is top-notch - can't find anything to complain about or even constructive criticism. You've pretty much nailed it in my opinion. And I love the strings as well - fantastic composing! Well done.
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Parichayaka said 3755 days ago (February 16th, 2007)
too generous
A few weeks ago I sat down and wanted to write a softer and more soulful soundtrack piece and just couldn't find the right inspiration. When I listened to your "Serene Scene" the other day I was truly amazed, as it was exactly the sound and feel I couldn't seem to come up with. So yeah, listen to as much music as possible on MJ, there's every chance you'll find music that will inspire you to go beyond your previous achievement. I did. Thanks for the nice comment!
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Cameron said 3756 days ago (February 15th, 2007)
Powerful & Energetic
Imagine my frustration that my hotel internet connection was so bad that your song wouldn't load for a couple of days! Late last night I was finally able to download it, and am listening to it now offline.

As usual, you have created an artful, imaginative and musically rich score. The chord progressions make sense, flow well and hold together the piece nicely, while the energetic, insistent percussion beat carries it along.

The erhu provides the perfect exotic touch. I like the way you introduced the theme at the beginning, and then rounded the piece off nicely by bringing it back towards the end.

You got the optimal good sound out of the Fitch cello, by keeping it in the lower register. (I had FITS trying to make it sound good up higher in my piece "Hegira".)

Your handling of the strings was generally excellent. Every once in a while, though, the reverb was on the verge of being too much. But the overall effect and treatment in the piece was great.

Good job -- again! I always look forward to your posts.
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Parichayaka said 3755 days ago (February 16th, 2007)
invaluable...
...that we have pro-musicians like you give free advice and encouragement to hobby musicians like me! I agree with the reverb, glad you're pointing that out. Frankly, I use reverb to cover up the lack of detail and dynamic quality in the software instruments, but once I have a better sound library, I am planning to cut back on that, especially on the drums and string section. Thanks again, Cameron - and I listened to "Hegira" - enjoyed it tremendously.
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dreadmon said 3756 days ago (February 15th, 2007)
Gorgeous
This is a beautiful piece - I hear some Zimmer influence, and also reminds me of one of his protege's, Mark Mancina, who did "Speed" and "Twister". But mainly - there is an awe-inspiring sense of Bach in the mixture here, your arranging of the strings is quite divine, always ascending in heavenly columns of power, with the occasional dramatic dissonance. No-brainer, right into the iPod - music like this makes for an intense driving experience - open-road, of course. Thanks for your incredible work on this!
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Parichayaka said 3754 days ago (February 17th, 2007)
Wow
I wonder if your comment isn't better than the actual music?! But thanks for your interesting and generous words. Mancina hmm - remember you pointed him out to me once before. I really have to check out his music now. Thanks so much!
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mikkinylund said 3756 days ago (February 15th, 2007)
Wow
Don't know what to say, this is huge. Excellent songwriting/composing and arrangements, as well as performance. Zimmer for sure, but I can also hear some Michael Nyman in here, not in the choice of instruments perhaps, but in the basic structure of the composition. This is very elegant, dramatic and longing. Thank you!
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Parichayaka said 3754 days ago (February 17th, 2007)
Thank you!
I was only familiar with Nyman's name not his music. So much to learn!
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I. Spike said 3756 days ago (February 15th, 2007)
Wide Angle Lens.
Rich and tasty imagery. Being a closet fan of Martial Arts movies, I think this would be perfect...
I really enjoyed the ebbs and flows of this piece and it's emotional urgency.
Solid.
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Parichayaka said 3754 days ago (February 17th, 2007)
Wide Angle Lens.
Thanks for your excellent ideas for a name! They are spot-on. Really glad you commented - I just listened to some of your music - excellent stuff, I'm really impressed.
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said 3756 days ago (February 15th, 2007)
Simply breathtaking...
...Fantastic soundscape. Wonderful, full-bodied evocative stylization for the cinema. Light and airey... heavy and emotional. Oriental for some reason... or simply 'world'. Thanks for posting this treat!

The chord progressions are phenom!!!

Alimar
Parichayaka said 3754 days ago (February 17th, 2007)
Thanks a lot Alimar!
I remember our chat conversation about the pencil tool a while ago - especially for the string arrangement it's impossible to play all of the octaves and sections in live, so there I was pencilling and thinking "this is how Alimar must create his masterpieces"! :)
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alfalpha said 3756 days ago (February 15th, 2007)
magnificent production...
...orchestration & composition!
You Sir, are a an artisan. I'm amazed at the depth of sound you get out of GB3....immediately faved!
Thank You!
AA
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Parichayaka said 3754 days ago (February 17th, 2007)
Gotta love garageband...
Really like what you did with "Somehow" by the way! Happy it was you ahead of Heros in the ratings all week. Thanks again for stopping by!
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K.I.S.KISMET said 3755 days ago (February 16th, 2007)
Plush
Like an exotic tapestry. I'm so inspired. This is extraordinary work from every angle!
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Parichayaka said 3754 days ago (February 17th, 2007)
Thank you!
So happy you got some inspiration from it!
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Scott Carmichael said 3755 days ago (February 16th, 2007)
I can see that
I will have to keep an ear cocked your direction... this is such great work... I love that the melody is established simply in the begining, then the subtle chords and rythems undergird the melody... and as you develop, you keep changing the complexity under the melody... this is real smart stuff... but we don't write music with our heads... it's better when it comes from the heart... and this is certainly not lacking in heart...

exellent
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Parichayaka said 3754 days ago (February 17th, 2007)
Profound statement...
Thank you Scott, I'm really grateful for what you say about music coming from the heart. Even in my more dynamic music I try not indulge too much in anything destructive or restless, but be somewhat rooted in a rather calm state of mind. If I succeed or not, your comment is extremely encouraging, especially after enjoying and marvelling at your latest post which is full of that power and poise!
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Henke said 3755 days ago (February 16th, 2007)
Not much to add
Just want to say that I am still quite amazed at what you can get out of GB. Powerful and brilliant! Thank you!
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Parichayaka said 3754 days ago (February 17th, 2007)
Tack själv Henrik!
And keep posting your inspiring music!
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ktb said 3755 days ago (February 16th, 2007)
moving
epic and large. makes me want to run downstairs and dust off my old chest filled with 16th century Japanese battle armament. Suit up and then go kick the ass of poverty, hate, disease and hunger the world over. Seriously, Pari, your mixes are always so incredibly clean and upfront. This is beautiful. This was very moving.
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Parichayaka said 3754 days ago (February 17th, 2007)
Haha!
I know what you mean, except that I've never even seen a real sword in my life! I'm glad you took your time to listen, thanks so much!
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VicDiesel said 3755 days ago (February 16th, 2007)
The demands of a genre
The erhu sounds lovely, and I really enjoyed the intro of the song. Then the orchestra came in......

Ok, you're an excellent composer of film music. The orchestral parts of this track are excellent, especially given the limitations of the jam packs.

But something about the combination of the erhu & orchesta rankles with me. I think it's the combination of the solo and the 16ths motion, first in the lower strings, and later in the heroic percussion. Your introduction suggests a slow piece, but then the orchestra lays down a really busy rhythm. Later on, you're using the solo in the places where the music comes to a bit of a rest. I think that works very well, but the initial contrast is just a bit too much for me.

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Parichayaka said 3754 days ago (February 17th, 2007)
You see...
...the fact that you actually call me a "film composer" I take as a great compliment. I'm not sure what you mean by the 16th movement, but I'm happy that you would have preferred a "slower" or calmer piece, as usually it's the opposite and few people seem to have the peace or patience to indulge in a soundtrack without or little percussion. I'll listen to it again with what you've said in mind, and I'm sure I'll understand. And thanks for your honest opinion.
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Wildcat said 3754 days ago (February 17th, 2007)
Speechless
the only thing i can say: unbeleavable what you get out from GB
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binklewis said 3754 days ago (February 17th, 2007)
WOW !
downloading for the ipod as I write this ! I love the arrangement and composition. You are very talented dude - I am so inspired to go record something !
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j2morrow said 3754 days ago (February 17th, 2007)
Cool sound
This does indeed have a film score feel for a movie set in the Far East. It's great how it flows from serene one moment to heroic another. Epic, indeed. Nice use of the erhu, a difficult instrument with its gritty raspy sound. Beautiful job, once again.
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said 3754 days ago (February 17th, 2007)
Nothing else to say
Your DLs outnumber your fans by half again.. that says more than anything I ever can. Wondrous yummy floating stuff.. cello attacks and fades are stupendous.

Colour me a little dumbfounded and very very happy you checked my stuff out and thus leading me to your own treasure trove here.

This has epic inner battle wafting cloud like through the whole piece ...some whipping cream over the luscious velevety choclate of a personal and final victory. I am alas, hungry for more :)


SmokeyVW said 3754 days ago (February 17th, 2007)
it is a movie in itself
tremendous emotion and energy in this.

excellent. excellent. excellent.

i was hoping the erhu would return for the ending, and you did not disappoint! wow!

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Mystified said 3754 days ago (February 17th, 2007)
Music to soar by...
This is just so expansive and rich.
Everyone's said it all already, so I'll just add: Magnificent!

Thank you :)
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DOCTORBIZARRE said 3753 days ago (February 18th, 2007)
BLOWS ME AWAY!
This is suspenseful, beautiful, intense and powerful all at the same time. Best I've heard in this Genre! I can see the murder unfolding in the cabin! Amazing work my friend!
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kristyjo said 3753 days ago (February 18th, 2007)
Wow!
Great mix of different instruments. Like many Westerners, I haven't listened to very much Asian music, so i just let the sounds flow over me as the song went on. I like the way you let this grow at its own pace. (I would have introduced new themes too quickly) It gains power as it moves, and I think 'epic' describes it very well. Yes, I'd say it's BETTER than some soundtracks I've heard in the past year or so. You have more patience and less cliche in this music than some pros.
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Jim Bouchard said 3752 days ago (February 19th, 2007)
Wow!
This is really great. And coming after I just purchased a bunch of tracks by Xiao-lin Yang, it happens to be right up my alley. I love the erhu and the way this starts with the Tibetan bells/bowl sound. It does turn epic, but at first the title "Heroes" sort of put me off, though in the end it seems wholly appropriate. Impressive. I grabbed a download of this.
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macapa said 3751 days ago (February 20th, 2007)
Impressive!
I'm always impressed by what people are able to do with GarageBand. Talk about using your tools well! This is very nice. I downloaded it.
moreeaz said 3749 days ago (February 22nd, 2007)
Amazing rich sound! Great composition
This track deserves to be used. Do you make royalty free music for documentary or films as well. I would love to use your track at my upcoming documentary about Cambodia if that is possible. What does it cost me to use your music? ;)
thebest!
echoroom said 3745 days ago (February 26th, 2007)
Epic
Parichayaka, i think you've done more than shake the tree here, I think you've planted a forest. Simply unbelieveable that you've done this in GB (I can't get close to this with logic pro), and this is professional-class work. Beautiful arrangement and development of this, really stirring.

A truely great piece of work.

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DWL said 3742 days ago (March 2nd, 2007)
GB rules OK!
Some of the guys on the Apple Logic Express forum see GB as a toy and only suited to messing about with. This piece sticks it up their proverbial :-)

Stunning piece of work. The textural changes are really well handled and I enjoy the cross cultural references and the instrumentation. Your use of percussion is excellent and gives full voice to the jam pack's capability. The orchestral percussion is in fact one of my favourite parts of the jam pack and I use it a lot.

Your control of the orchestral parts is equally as good. I'm running out of superlatives and I'm off to listen to some of your other stuff ;-)

Cheers

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stefaan said 3735 days ago (March 9th, 2007)
Great
Great music, one can almost see the images going with the music.
Congratulations on this one, I'll check out your other music as well.

Stefaan
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said 3730 days ago (March 13th, 2007)
Amazing
You really have talent. Seriously,try and take your music to a movie producer or the sort. Soundtrack music is , in my opinion, the best and most difficult type of music made today, and you are one of the greats. Where did you learn to play the erhu? Up until now I honestly never head of it. Keep up the great work. Please listen to my music.
domdino said 3729 days ago (March 14th, 2007)
WOOOOW!
Reminded me a lot of Hans Zimmer's Beyond Rangoon score, this is really amazing. Garageband is an amazing bit of software to be able to make things sound as good as this! Top shelf material here. How did you do that fantastic percussion? This is so well put together it puts shame to some of the professional composers out there!
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Morpheus said 3727 days ago (March 16th, 2007)
WOW
Your stuff just gets better and better. Your mastery of mixing everything in garageband is great. Just the right amount of reverb, etc... to provide a realistic sound for so many of the instruments.

Wish I had time to play with Garageband at the moment, I miss it! Maybe in the summer I will finally get a moment to do something.

Keep it up m8....we want another track by......YESTERDAY!! hehe

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guitapick said 3713 days ago (March 30th, 2007)
Can't imagine how I missed this...
...it's fantastic!
I love the erhu. A friend of mine played one quite well. You're an unbelievable erhu player. It's so like the human voice...the way it should be.
This is wonderful, Parichayaka. Loud on my headphones as I type.
Sorry for coming late...but better late than never.
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TobinMueller said 3702 days ago (April 10th, 2007)
What a journey!
Fabulous. The quality of your tracks is inspiring. This one may be the most moving of all. Tragic, thrilling, powerful. Bravo.
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Saint said 3696 days ago (April 16th, 2007)
What can I say...
Simply Magic
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rockaholic392 said 3682 days ago (May 1st, 2007)
I'm shocked
Spectacular piece of work! the phrasing is wonderful and i'm a big fan of the pockets of dissonance every so often. I also love the harmonic detachment and the multiple themes, it allows the piece to progress nicely. the intro is stunning!!!! :D
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paul f. page said 3676 days ago (May 6th, 2007)
YOU...
are a hero for writing this. The one word that comes to mind as I listen to this (for the 3rd time!!!) is "expanse." I am really astounded by your handling of such a lush orchestration throughout. Definitely as epic movie theme (I am reminded of the images from "Mission" -- not the music; the visuals.) Music such as yours pull the heart apart. Amazing work.
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rockaholic392 said 3652 days ago (May 30th, 2007)
Wonderful
you don't know how in love with this piece i am. the way the strings creep in under the opening solo always sends chills down my spine. this piece says exactly what it needs to say. thank you :D
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said 3630 days ago (June 21st, 2007)
Love this.
I can't stop loving this one of yours.
It's a master piece..... KUDOS.
Rebsie said 3629 days ago (June 22nd, 2007)
I'm gobsmacked.
A latecomer, and sorry to have missed this when it came out. This is incredible.

It's quite stunning in its majesty and scope and yet it's founded on such simplicity. Indeed it works so well precisely because every element is so right ... immaculately observed and placed ... that there's no need for any padding. The whole is so much more than the sum of its parts, and yet not a single note is wasted or unimportant.

Phenomenal.
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Parichayaka said 3629 days ago (June 22nd, 2007)
Thank you! wow...
So kind of you. I'm flattered that this older post is still getting some attention. Also learned a new word "gobsmacked" - was not familiar with that:)
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Rebsie said 3628 days ago (June 23rd, 2007)

Ah yes, it's a uniquely British word, I think. But it so perfectly sums up my reaction to the piece and I thought you'd probably understand it from the context!
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chipan said 3610 days ago (July 11th, 2007)
I know
it's kind of an old post, but I have to say this is overall one of the most professional, and at the same time moving pieces I've heard yet on macjams. I wish I could get those sounds from the strings. You have a truly inspiring talent and I look forward to your future posts!
chip

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Kori Arashi said 3261 days ago (June 25th, 2008)
Nice
This is pretty awesome. It reminds me of Kung Fu Panda with Han Zimmer's musical scores! Keep up the good work! :D
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gail60 said 3256 days ago (June 29th, 2008)
beautiful
Gosh - listening to this... I have just been reminded why I love your music so much. It is always just breathtaking and beautiful. You have such talent and it just blows me away!! WOW! Thank you for sharing my friend!
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jemtan990 said 3237 days ago (July 19th, 2008)
I wish
...that I could write like this. I, like many people, love and follow the music of Hans Zimmer. You're both amazingly talented and I hope to someday come close to matching this music.
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Morning Light said 3175 days ago (September 18th, 2008)
!!!!
This couldn't be any better......it is MAGNIFICENT!!!
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RichardReinhardt said 3081 days ago (December 21st, 2008)
wow
Hallo Parichayaka,

676 days after the first comment "WOW" I can find no other words now.

This music I can hear every time and a feeling of refreshing and energizing holds on me.

Parichayaka do you have CDs or other sources I pay every price :-)

Richard / Germany
quarkhead said 2991 days ago (March 22nd, 2009)
Wow
Absolutely gorgeous. Now I feel honored that you left me a comment - thanks, by the way. I've just spent the last hour or so listening to your tracks. You have a very natural talent and a spacious imagination. Simply lovely!
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sschedra said 2954 days ago (April 27th, 2009)
OK here it is . . .
If I do a movie (even though I want to do a soundtrack) I'm getting you for the film scoring. I am just in love with your compositions. They all move me and soar with vibrations on all different levels.
Kudos and encore!
Stephen
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crissew said 2819 days ago (September 9th, 2009)
Very cool sounding
The erhu sounds almost like a human voice, crazy. There were times I thought it was a person's voice for an instant then it faded into the erhu. This would be great in a movie like braveheart or gladiator. An epic song with an epic sound. Excellent job.
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AndeeScott said 2736 days ago (December 1st, 2009)
Wow! Just WOW
Every time I come here to have a listen to a few songs I always end up commenting on one of your songs and Heroes is no exception just INSPIRING!

In fact you have inspired so much me I'm gonna have blast at creating a cinematic soundtrack for my next project what it gonna turn out like go no idea but I'll have a go lol
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