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Composition (Music & Lyrics) - Symphony101
Vocal - Mosaica

GarageBand was used for recording the vocal, and Cubase was used for the recording and production of the instrumental track with Symphony101 playing every instrument on the song - guitars, bass, piano, keyboards, etc and with the drums/percussions programmed.


I was delighted to collaborate once more with Yves, Symphony101. His composition is dynamic, exciting and invigorating, melodic yet with edge. I am envious of such creative talent, and only too pleased to share in its realisation.


Yves says:

"This is my second collaboration with Rosalind and this one was actually a little bit of a stretch for me musically. I tried to follow some of my favorite rock/metal influences, Nightwish, Avantasia, and alike - though I ended up with something softer. I must say, I'm not a shredder, like most of the symphonic metal instrumentalists are, but I enjoyed this 'stretch'.

"Although this song doesn't shine from the instrument player's aspect, [Yes, it sure does Yves!!!! Mosaica] the vocals are what really the whole song is focused upon. In all honesty, without Rosalind's vocals, I wouldn't be motivated about finishing the song, because it wouldn't have any purpose without Rosalind's vocals.

"Yes, Rosalind can sing an opera, "La Vie En Rose" and then symphonic metal, not a problem Proposing music to such a vocal talent is always a little bit of a stressful task for me, but coming across someone with Rosalind, who joins talent to kind and very easygoing approach, is rare, but it's such a comforting situation! No need to say, this has been a truly rewarding experience, one more time! Million thanks Rosalind!"

Thank YOU, Yves!
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Lyrics
THE DRIFTER

So I left with the morning
Through the mist, on half-lit streets
And today, my journey begun
I will reach my homeland

So I left through desert roads
Quietly, as the darkness erodes
And now, I'm on my own
All alone, from now on

Oh, I know, there's no guide to show my way
No hands will hold mine
Who would dry my tears, if I cry today

CHORUS
Ghosts in empty streets, lost in wilderness, cold and lonely nights
I'm an alien, a rebel, a passing cloud in the sky
Winds are perilous, fortuitous, rivers deep and wide
I keep my distance, no confidence, alone in the mountains
I'm a drifter
A fugitive
Deserter
I won't look them in the eyes,
I'm a traveller
Itinerant
A vagabond
I keep walking lonely miles

So I left with a vague hope
And I wished my torment will stop
Not knowing when I will find…
I will see my homeland

One day, I know I will find you
One day my dreams will come true
But now, I'm on my own
All alone from now on

Oh, I know, there's no sun to brighten my day
No hands will hold mine
Who would dry my tears, if I cry today

CHORUS
Ghosts in empty streets, lost in wilderness, cold and lonely nights
I'm an alien, a rebel, a passing cloud in the sky
Winds are perilous, fortuitous, rivers deep and wide
I keep my distance, no confidence, alone in the mountains
I'm a drifter
A fugitive
Deserter
I won't look them in the eyes,
I'm a traveller
Itinerant
A vagabond
I keep walking lonely miles

A drifter!
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Uploaded: Aug 06, 2013 - 01:51:53 PM
Last Updated: Aug 06, 2013 - 01:51:53 PM Last Played: Mar 25, 2017 - 06:06:31 AM
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Comments
Les_Kloo said 1389 days ago (August 6th, 2013)
Symphonically slammed
High drama, folks. I don't often use the "wow" word, but wow! Evanescence a bit, but orchestrated up several notches. And THAT is a major vocal performance. DL'ed for further study. Tip o' the hat to both of you. And thanks for posting this very ambitious piece of work.
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Mosaica said 1387 days ago (August 8th, 2013)
Wow
Thank you for the wow! Much appreciated.
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Philip18 said 1389 days ago (August 6th, 2013)
The Drifter
Big, dark opening! As it goes on, I get the impression it could be a signature song in a major theatre production. Rosalind's voice is powerful, expressive and versatile. The backing is superb. Impressive work from both of you! Congratulations!
Mosaica said 1387 days ago (August 8th, 2013)
Theatrical
Yes I agree that it has theatre potential - thank you for you kind words.
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VicDiesel said 1388 days ago (August 7th, 2013)
Way cool.
I like how this develops from symphonic, to something mellow with a piano, to a shredfest. It's all very supportive of Rosalind's great vocals. Very much enjoyed.
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Mosaica said 1387 days ago (August 8th, 2013)
Shredfest...
...was a new word for me before this song! I'm learning something new all the time. Thank you for listening.
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Garni said 1388 days ago (August 7th, 2013)
The Drifter
Much enjoyed this Rock Operatic piece, has hints of 'Nightwish' about this. Quality work both of you

G-)
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Mosaica said 1387 days ago (August 8th, 2013)
Nightwish...
...wasn't in my field of knowledge until now! Great to keep discovering new music. Thanking you for dropping by.
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paul f. page said 1388 days ago (August 7th, 2013)
Stellar in every way
Definitely a song to set the stage for an epic film a la Mulan ("in The Daek of the Night"). It is hard to believe these aren't acoustic instruments. Such a rich symphonic sound especially the first 2 minutes. ... And
the vocal is as good (or better!) as it gets. This number has a wide scope in its concept, in its musical/performance realization, and in the wonderful mix and production of all elements. AND I have learned some important things from hearing this, too. Thank you for such a pleasing musical experience.
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Mosaica said 1387 days ago (August 8th, 2013)
Symphonic
yes, indeed, this is a great composition. Thank you so much for listening and your thoughtful comments.
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Fire_Angel said 1388 days ago (August 7th, 2013)
Superb!
It actually startled me quite a bit when when the singing started, I thought it was building for an orchestral piece. Very nice work, great composition and fine singing. Both parties involved in this should be proud.
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Mosaica said 1387 days ago (August 8th, 2013)
Surprised
Hope I didn't startle you *too* much! :-) Thank you for listening in and your nice comments.
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PeterB7858 said 1388 days ago (August 7th, 2013)
The Drifter
A brilliant collaboration, you two. Yves, you are really on a roll. The instrumentation and arrangement of this symphonic/prog rock merger is just awe inspiring. Rosalind, your vocal work has passion and power to burn and you invest the song with a wonderful sense of conviction and emotion. Just fantastic. Thanks, Peter.
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Mosaica said 1387 days ago (August 8th, 2013)
On a roll
Yes, Yves is producing some excellent work, and I'm proud to be part of this. Thank you for your thoughtful comments.
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ste said 1388 days ago (August 7th, 2013)
shades
of kate bush here. very talented performance and intelligent backing. pro job. well done - enjoyed!
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Mosaica said 1387 days ago (August 8th, 2013)
Kate
Thank you for the compliment, I admire KB. Thanks for dropping by.
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Doug Somers said 1388 days ago (August 7th, 2013)
Wow
Wow. You guys, what you did! At 2:58 I can't help but think of Nightwish. A grand prog tune with all the bells and whistles - epic story, orchestration to burn, and strong vocals. Totally excellent. You must have been working on this for a long long time - so much detail, so much to like.

Thanks for allowing dloads - I took a copy. :)

Doug
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Mosaica said 1387 days ago (August 8th, 2013)
Bells & whistles
Thank you for listening and commenting. Yes, I think Yves has put a LOT of time and effort into this epic song.
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alackbass said 1387 days ago (August 8th, 2013)
The Drifter
Very well done. Powerful vocals over a well constructed backing track.
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Mosaica said 1387 days ago (August 8th, 2013)
Well constructed
Yes, I agree the structure is very good, flows yet develops and builds tension. Thank you.
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Symphony101 said 1387 days ago (August 8th, 2013)
Thank you so much Rosalind
It's really a dream that came true. This project as a collab with you, was the intent even when I was doing the sketches of this song, hearing this result is one of the best rewards one can get from the work done.
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bud said 1386 days ago (August 9th, 2013)
major accomplishment!
great collab - love the scope and grandreur - soaring vocals - rock and orch - cool

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Mosaica said 1384 days ago (August 11th, 2013)
Grandeur
Yes, the music does have both these qualities, thank you.
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DWL said 1386 days ago (August 9th, 2013)
Brilliantly done!
Great orchestration Yves and a stonking vocal Rosalind :-)

I am in awe.. grand conception and execution, epic work!

Cheers

Dick




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Mosaica said 1384 days ago (August 11th, 2013)
Epic
I too am in awe of anyone who can create such a composition. Thank you for the comments.
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Vic Holman said 1385 days ago (August 10th, 2013)
The Drifter
spectacular!
i'm quite familiar with yves style in music.even if wasn't mentioned that he did the music i would of known. rosiland your vocal is powerful and you really nailed the perfect feel and melody. hats off to the both of you!
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Mosaica said 1384 days ago (August 11th, 2013)
Style
I think it's great when someone has a signature style. Thank you for your kind comments.
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Char said 1383 days ago (August 12th, 2013)
You two
pulled out all the stops. Yves is so self effacing. He has to admit he did a spectacular job. Rosalind, that is an accomplished vocal performance. Thanks.
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Mosaica said 1381 days ago (August 14th, 2013)
Agreed -
- Yves is far too self-effacing! But we all know he did a spectacular job... Thank you for listening to us.
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