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Beyond the Fire Circle



 Genre: Ambient

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Another oldie that I'm reposting with no changes. This was one of the first times I used the Zebra 2. I think I was just messing around with the Zebra, adding bits over this WIP, which is EXSP24 in Logic, and Fire Circle popped out.

The fire circle connotes a place of safety and familiarity. Events in our lives often result in us having to leave the fire circle, sometimes willingly, sometimes not. We accrue new experiences, new insights, and eventually construct a new circle, different, expanded. It becomes our new source of comfort, restoring our sense of place and purpose.

I've been ambient-blocked recently. I haven't listened to Fire Circle for a long time. When I did, I thought it seemed suitable for a re-post, a way to keep my Ex account alive. I still like it, and I hope you find something worthwhile in it. Thanks for listening.
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Uploaded: Jun 29, 2010 - 12:09:39 PM
Last Updated: Jun 29, 2010 - 12:09:39 PM Last Played: Jul 05, 2019 - 04:38:32 AM
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PaulaMunk said 3341 days ago (June 29th, 2010)
I feel
safe in the enclosure of your warming music and enraptured by the caress of floating passages like soft breezes. Beautiful. Thank you, once again. :)
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Reinholt56 said 3341 days ago (June 29th, 2010)
Hi Duane........
This is a truly wondrous piece of Ambient music. I'm so glad that you reposted it again. I've been listening recently to space ambient podcasts from Magnatune, and this piece could hold its own with any of their top class compilations.

It's a mind-blower Duane, and my current favourite of yours. If Genesis did Ambient, they'd copy this!!! Or try to.

Take care.

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Honza said 3340 days ago (June 30th, 2010)
fire circle
Nice sounds ... feels almost like 80s new age, I would not even call it ambient. The feel is really great, with wide space and ... definitely safety all around. Thanks!
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richard13 said 3338 days ago (July 2nd, 2010)
peaceful, comforting, etc. Thanks for the re-post and the download.
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Henke said 3335 days ago (July 5th, 2010)
already got it, but still a very sweet piece, so thanks for the reminder :-)

Take care,
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kassia said 3329 days ago (July 11th, 2010)
oh Ex
please keep the account alive. this is everything your song description promised it would be. warm and enveloping but not rigid or unyielding. there is both an exciting energy and an exquisite tenderness. i have no idea why but it's bringing to mind the Neverending Story. this is beautiful and definitely going in my relaxation playlist. thank you for reposting and offering downloads!
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Doug Somers said 3328 days ago (July 13th, 2010)
You have the patience of a saint. I love the way your pieces evolve at their own pace, with just enough development and flourishes. This is no exception. You've created a warm an regenerative space in this piece. I'm glad you reposted.

As one who is also often blocked, I can only suggest to cut yourself some slack and let the patience you apply while composing each piece also apply to your ambient composing overall. The sounds will appear when they should. And we will all be here to welcome them when they do!


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Narad said 3327 days ago (July 13th, 2010)
Beyond the Fire Circle
Another masterpiece of fineness, largeness and bounteousness. Thanks for being here !! :)
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MUSICAL_FIDELITY said 3318 days ago (July 23rd, 2010)
Love the pads and fx, good reverbs/pan, the sound is really wide through My AKG k701 headphones..
I am floating off my seat while listening .
Thanx for sharing a Oldie with us.
Ian R
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Char said 3297 days ago (August 12th, 2010)
You must know
that you knocked this one out of the stratosphere.
One of the best ambient pieces ever!!! :)
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K.I.S.KISMET said 3290 days ago (August 20th, 2010)
like an out of body experience...floating in and out of different realms. remarkable work!
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ShadowofNine said 3249 days ago (September 30th, 2010)
A super journey in space and time...
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falcef said 3209 days ago (November 8th, 2010)
Fire Circle
Hello good musician the song is beautiful and interesting sounds are good choice and rhythm. Congratulations and best wishes from falcef hello in Italy.
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Corporal Beef said 3206 days ago (November 11th, 2010)
Worthwhile Indeed
This is very calming and comforting. I love the space in between the melodies and how the melodies explore that space and then retreat. Thanks for posting.
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VicDiesel said 3179 days ago (December 8th, 2010)
Ambient is such a cool genre to muck around with. You can throw practically anything at it.

I love the pointillistic way your using that bell sound (Zebra?) in the beginning.When it picks up the pace later is pretty nifty too.
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spitlogic said 3074 days ago (March 23rd, 2011)
I was lost
But as the song progresses the forms take shape into a tunnel. The travel is slow and smooth with no end. I observe giant glowing wings in front of me.
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jazzman1 said 3027 days ago (May 9th, 2011)
So Beautiful
Lush layers of heartwarming beauty. Hats off to you my friend. I will be back to listen to more of your music.
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Moviz said 2851 days ago (November 1st, 2011)
I'm sorry
our paths haven't crossed until now Ex...... see what i've been missing. This is wonderful music, beautiful ringing sounds so full of life.... it's just beautiful.... so glad I returned this call, regards M
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Ambient music is a loosely defined musical genre that incorporates elements of a number of different styles - including jazz, electronic music, new age, rock and roll, modern classical music, reggae, traditional, world and even noise.

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