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Ynys Enlli Rebirth [w Kate Dilemma]


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davajonah

 Genre: Ambient

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A vocalist friend, Kate Dilemma, liked this song and asked if she could sing on it. Needless to say, I was delighted! [I always am when anyone wants to add something to any of my stuff.] She did just that and you can find what she did on her Soundcloud page, here:

http://soundcloud.com/katedilemma

She's a very talented singer/musician, and I recommend you listen to some of her stuff.

Anyway, she sent me a wav file of her vocal which I've tried to weave into the original. Not easy for me, as I'm not used to working with vocals! But I've tried. I love her voice, and hope I haven't spoiled it too much. Kate sings in the first half of the tune. She didn't know at first, but this has been a particularly sad time for me, and working on these lovely vocals has been very therapeutic.

Her lyrics are beautiful and fit so well with what Ynys Enlli is all about, for me at least. During my three years there, it was indeed a place of "rebirth".

Hope you can enjoy this and thanks for listening.
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Lyrics
Rebirth - Kate Dilemma:

Take my hand
And never look back
A time is ending today.
What we own
And what we lack
Doesn't matter anyway
Let's shed our skin
These remnants of ours
Are only dragging us behind
In order to escape the rain
I'm transforming
Rebirth
New life
You bring me
Rebirth
Song Stats
Hits: 2425
Comments: 43
Fans: 26
Plays: 82
Downloads: 76
Votes: 2
Uploaded: Oct 24, 2011 - 04:14:44 AM
Last Updated: Oct 24, 2011 - 04:14:44 AM Last Played: Jul 18, 2017 - 02:11:51 PM
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Hardware:
iMac, keyboard, Rokit 5s, various headphones
Software:
Logic Pro, Omnisphere
Comments
Henke said 2125 days ago (October 24th, 2011)
Wow
This was beautiful before, but this is quite heavenly. Gorgeous vocals well put in the mix. Wow! Going over to listen to some of Kate's songs.

A funny thing is that I was, again, listening to your Toccata and Fuge in DM when I got the email notification for this song :-)

Hope you're doing alright. Send me a note if you like...

Take good care,
Henke
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davajonah said 2123 days ago (October 25th, 2011)
Henrik
Thank you. It was a treat to work with Kate's vocal. She is a very talented lady.
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Henke said 2107 days ago (November 10th, 2011)
Just saying
I am listening to this a couple of times a day now, and it sounds even better for every listen, which isn't saying a little with reference to the above comment ;-) It is my medicine against a threatening ulcer or other stress related bodily deficits. Works like a charm, really :-) Thanks again, you medicine man... /H
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anomalous said 2124 days ago (October 24th, 2011)
This
is indeed, a beautiful track.

The vocals blend perfectly and the rolling swelling keyboard sounds really do haunt you.
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davajonah said 2123 days ago (October 25th, 2011)
Pleased
you thought the vocals blend! I'm not used to working with them and it was hard for me to get them to "sit" in the mix.

Thank you!
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richard13 said 2124 days ago (October 24th, 2011)
Gorgeous, Dave & Kate
Maybe you should do some more tunes with vocals (though I really like your tunes as they are).
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davajonah said 2123 days ago (October 25th, 2011)
Yes!
I'd like to, but I rarely get offers! I have a "work in progress" in which I've been provided with some stunning guitar files from a well liked and brilliant guitarist who resides here at MacJams, which I really must get finished! Again, I find it hard to work with audio files, as most of the things I make are with midi. I'm glad you liked our efforts, thanks.
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ic42 said 2124 days ago (October 24th, 2011)
Middle Earth
Kate's singing adds an amber tinge of Middle Earth to this synth track, adding a glowing sunset/sunrise to the ambience. Very nice.
ttfn,
Drakonis
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davajonah said 2123 days ago (October 25th, 2011)
Kate
has a voice to die for! I'm pleased that people think it fitted. She's a talented songwriter, very different, with her own style. I wish she was posting stuff here, but you can check out some of her work on the Soundcloud link above.
Thank you!
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Moviz said 2124 days ago (October 24th, 2011)
Vocals
fit so well into this very emotional sounding and beautiful piece...... very ponderous/atmospheric...... enjoyed Dave, regards M
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davajonah said 2123 days ago (October 25th, 2011)
Ponderous?
Making one ponder, I hope! Again, I'm delighted that you think the vocals fit. Kate has a beautiful voice and I tried to bring that to the front of the mix.

Thanks Maurice.
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kingbee said 2124 days ago (October 24th, 2011)
rebirth
I really liked the original...but you've gone and spoilt it completely !!
Only joking.
Your friend Kate has indeed a lovely voice and has added to this..and made it even more moving.
Great stuff
cheers
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davajonah said 2123 days ago (October 25th, 2011)
Thanks Brendan
Indeed she does have a lovely voice, and I was so pleased that she wanted to sing on this. Her lyrics too, I think, are very moving. Check out her page [link above] and listen to more of her stuff.

Thanks again!
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Reinholt56 said 2124 days ago (October 24th, 2011)
Hi Dave......
I like this version. It has been graced with excellent lyrics and you've done a sterling job of mixing.

Take care.

Paul
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davajonah said 2123 days ago (October 25th, 2011)
Thanks Paul
She is a very talented lady. I don't usually do lyrics, as you know, but couldn't resist this offer! She is quite the wordsmith, imo. Glad you like the mix too. It was hard for me to do.
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magnatone said 2124 days ago (October 24th, 2011)
Ynys Enlli Rebirth
WOW! what gorgeous vocals - this is just absolutely beautiful dave - thanks for the D/L!!
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davajonah said 2123 days ago (October 25th, 2011)
Thanks Karen
Kind comments! Check out Kate's work if you like. I'm sure you will approve. I wish she was posting her songs here.
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TracyVosh said 2124 days ago (October 24th, 2011)
Clap. Clap. Clap
and the crowd goes wild with a standing ovation.

Great job both of you...this is so beautiful and soft. I'm unsure of what Ynys Enlli is all about, I'll have to Google it. I can only express what the music evokes and this is just stunning!!
davajonah said 2123 days ago (October 25th, 2011)
Haha!
I don't think any of my music has ever been played to a crowd, but that would be nice!

Ynys Enlli, fyi, is a small Welsh island where I lived for a while. It was a very magical place and I was probably happier there than any other place I've been. Enlli has a timeless, spiritual ambience which is difficult to put into words. Kate, who has not been there, managed to do just that!

Thanks for your kind words.
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PeterB7858 said 2124 days ago (October 24th, 2011)
Music fit for angels...
Hi Dave. You have done a great job highlighting Kate's ethereal vocals and adding another layer to this wonderful instrumental. Music fit for angels. Hope things are going OK. Take care, Peter.
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davajonah said 2123 days ago (October 25th, 2011)
Hi Peter
Really kind words, thank you! Ethereal is a super way to describe Kate's vocals and lyrics on this tune. I thought they were just perfect and I'm glad you like them too.

Thanks again!
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H3nry said 2124 days ago (October 24th, 2011)
Reborn
What a lovely addition to Ynys Enlli. Kate's lyric and voice add a whole new dimension to one of my favorite pieces. Nicely mixed, too. I'll have to go listen to more of Kate's work. Thanks for sharing this with us.
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davajonah said 2123 days ago (October 25th, 2011)
Henry
Kind words, thanks! She has a delightful voice, yes, and a way with words I could never hope to emulate. I'm so pleased she did this. Check out some of her other work to. Very different, all good!

Thanks again.
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Abraxas said 2123 days ago (October 25th, 2011)
Arddunol...
Mystic voice.
Music of the ether.
Calmness and warmth fill the air.
Enjoyed thoroughly.

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davajonah said 2123 days ago (October 26th, 2011)
Arddunol?
Thank you!
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davajonah said 2123 days ago (October 26th, 2011)
Aha!
A Welsh word. And very complimentary too. I don't speak Welsh, sadly, but Diolch yn fawr!
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alackbass said 2122 days ago (October 26th, 2011)
Ynys Enlli Rebirth [w Kate Dilemma]
Great Kate Bush vibe!

The vocal and lyrics perfectly match the mood of your excellent backing track.
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davajonah said 2121 days ago (October 27th, 2011)
Ha!
Had you said Bjork, I know Kate would have been delighted. But I suppose she won't mind Kate Bush. :-)
Thanks!
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papag said 2122 days ago (October 26th, 2011)
Just that much better
with vocals. Kate's voice is magical in here. You really mixed her in nicely.

Thanks for the download :)
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davajonah said 2121 days ago (October 27th, 2011)
Thank you
Yes, she's a magical voice alright! Thanks.
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Doug Somers said 2122 days ago (October 26th, 2011)
Transportive
You have really captured the spirit here Dave. I love the backing - it swells with energy and subsides with restorative calm. Lovely job, both of you. I concur with Eduard (as often happens) that this has a Middle-Earthian feel to me.

Gorgeous!

Thanks for the dload!
Doug
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davajonah said 2121 days ago (October 27th, 2011)
Middle-Earthian?
Yes. I suppose so. Enlli does have that sort of quality, should you ever be lucky enough to visit the place. I'm glad you got the calmness anyway. Kate certainly did!

Thanks Doug.
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PatriciaGirl said 2122 days ago (October 27th, 2011)
Rebirth
Music to my ears. Such a lovely arrangement to compliment it with gorgeous vocals. Just a touch of vangelic accents to add longing-nice touch! The undulating pads with orchestral strings adds to this piece and doesn't take away. Kate's voice has that soft whisper which is terribly difficult to tune the noise gate (if any) to-so good job. Overall enjoyed it very much! Thanks for sharing this one :)

pg
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davajonah said 2121 days ago (October 27th, 2011)
Thanks Patty
That's some kind comments lady! She does indeed have a lovely voice and it was terribly difficult to get it to sit in, if indeed I did. But I'm glad you approve.
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rok41 said 2121 days ago (October 27th, 2011)
Rebirth
Love the backer by itself, but the vocals really bring this to another level. I agree with Andrew; very Kate Bush feeling here...lovely song, you should be proud.
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davajonah said 2121 days ago (October 28th, 2011)
Thank you
Kate has managed, in just a few line, to encapsulate the whole Enlli vibe! She has augmented my simple tune in a brilliant way.

Thanks again.
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Ex_Silentio said 2121 days ago (October 27th, 2011)
Oh yes
I could not imagine that the original had any room for improvement, but here it is. A true beauty. Middle Earth. Oh, of course, but I believe that the whole Middle Earth vibe has its roots in earlier visions and idealizations of your neck of the woods. Thanks for the free DL.

Dilemma? Hmmm .... what an intriguing appellation.
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davajonah said 2121 days ago (October 28th, 2011)
Kind comments
Mr. Ex! Of course, we have known a few incarnations of KD, but this is the one I like best. She has a lot of talent, for one so young, and I like that she would never compromise her principles too. I hope she goes a long way...

Now. To finish that other WIP I have stored somewhere... ;)

Thanks again. Your comments mean a lot to me.
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gadzooks said 2118 days ago (October 30th, 2011)
Ynys Enlli Rebirth
This is beautiful vocally and musically. There is such a dreamy uplifting feeling to the whole piece. Well done! I don't download a whole lot but I did for this because when I drive through that cluster of traffic on my way to work and I am stuck inching my way through routine I will listen to this and it will take me away. So thanks!
SG
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davajonah said 2117 days ago (October 31st, 2011)
Thank you very much!
A download from another artist is such a huge compliment, you know. You are very welcome and I hope it eases the stress of your commute!
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PaulaMunk said 1867 days ago (July 7th, 2012)
So very
transcendent. Lovely journey in music and song.
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particledots said 1283 days ago (February 11th, 2014)
beautiful
dont know why i havent heard this before

kate's vocals are hauntingly soothing...

i miss working with a 'real' singer .....:-)
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particledots said 1283 days ago (February 11th, 2014)
by the way
what did you use to create the sound bed?
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