George Wallace

George Wallace

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Rock - Progressive Rock | Juneau, Alaska, United States
Total Song Plays: 689   
Member Since: 2006
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5

Song Description

This track features Japanese instruments and scales, owing to the fact I was living there when I wrote and recorded it. It is an atmospheric piece, floating in the beginning and end, and in the main section featuring a pulsing ¾ time signature and instruments that make short statements that give way to other instruments in a style I have heard Weather Report use. The ?verse? represents Sadness and uses an E Phrygian mode (anybody know what that is?) played on a shakukachi flute. This is followed by a ?chorus?, making the case for Joy using an A-Major Pentatonic scale played on a Japanese koto. The middle section features a Japanese-style violin playing softly over a wash of beautiful harmonics and gently tinkling bells. We end up back at the ?chorus? part with all playing in joyous abandon. The finale is a lovely etheric A-Major drone with birds singing in the trees and a great bell from some distant Zen monastery gently pealing in the background.

Story Behind the Song

This track features Japanese instruments and scales, owing to the fact I was living there when I wrote and recorded it. It is an atmospheric piece, floating in the beginning and end, and in the main section featuring a pulsing ¾ time signature and instruments that make short statements that give way to others instruments in a style I have heard Weather Report use. The ?verse? represents Sadness and uses an E Phrygian mode (anybody know what that is?) played on a shakukachi flute. This is followed by a ?chorus?, making the case for Joy using an A-Major Pentatonic scale played on a Japanese koto. The middle section features a Japanese-style violin playing softly over a wash of beautiful harmonics and gently tinkling bells. We end up back at the ?chorus? part with all playing in joyous abandon. The finale is a lovely etheric A-Major drone with birds singing in the trees and a great bell from some distant Zen monastery gently pealing in the background.

Lyrics

This track features Japanese instruments and scales, owing to the fact I was living there when I wrote and recorded it. It is an atmospheric piece, floating in the beginning and end, and in the main section featuring a pulsing ¾ time signature and instruments that make short statements that give way to other instruments in a style I have heard Weather Report use. The ?verse? represents Sadness and uses an E Phrygian mode (anybody know what that is?) played on a shakukachi flute. This is followed by a ?chorus?, making the case for Joy using an A-Major Pentatonic scale played on a Japanese koto. The middle section features a Japanese-style violin playing softly over a wash of beautiful harmonics and gently tinkling bells. We end up back at the ?chorus? part with all playing in joyous abandon. The finale is a lovely etheric A-Major drone with birds singing in the trees and a great bell from some distant Zen monastery gently pealing in the background.

Song Length
8:32
Genres
World - Asian, New Age - Progressive
Tempo / Feel
Medium Fast (131 - 150)
Lead Vocal
Instrumental
Moods
Poignant, Exultant

Subject Matter
World, Plants, Forest

Similar Artists
Jaco Pastorius, Kitaro
Language
No Language
Era
2000 and later

Music Credits George Wallace
Producer Credits George Wallace
Publisher Credits Celestial Songs (ASCAP)
Performance Credits George Wallace
Label Credits AirBorn Records cat#LTL005