Computer musician - South West UK
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I’m so impressed by NAVAJO NATION, I downloaded a copy to proudly place in my collection of musical gems! As an American and as one with a guilty conscience; one that even suffers the sins of others long dead, I feel a lot of complex emotions while listening to this music. Having grown up in one of the worlds largest urban “green zones”, I spent virtually all my free time wandering the hills and dales around my home in Marin County, California. The ancestral land of the Miwok tribe, Marin carries personal as well as historical significance. Since my own spirituality closely resembles that of the ancient peoples of this continent, I am, perhaps, moved to a greater degree by this music than other listeners. Peter, your composition/arrangement/recording is absolutely beautiful! It gives me chills as I spend six minutes remembering some of the countless blissful excursions I had in that glorious place. Thank you for conjuring such pleasant memories.
You paint a vivid picture,sir. Very evocative. Atmospheric intro,with the spoken word and wind instrument. Nice build up with the percussion and then the unexpected piano motif comes in. The instrument choices work really well.
An elegant,well thought out soundtrack
Well Pete I had just finished typing a lengthy review of this piece when Firefox crashed but basically I was saying the following. I think this piece contradicts your self assessment of your musicianship. This track is top drawer by any standards I know of. Delicately layered with considered skill and accomplished production expertise its time you updated your profile to reflect your depth of talent.
I have a Native Indian style track in WIP and after listening to this I'm afraid that's where it will remain :-)
Native flute is the signature sound...a lament that the harp seems to run with...drumming rhythms drive and the orchestral surge in through 2m pushes into a dream-scape with the piano line echoing. Use of the vocal brings a bit of the shaman magic to the entire track. Hoping for a brighter future...works for everyone, especially for those eking out a life in the confines of a reserve...all this from a shard...amazing in its original form, more so in this version Pete.
:D Lush Intro - so spiritual and Calming. I am playing this loud and every instrument strikes its place so sweetly :) The sweeping vocal of Navajo Indians cuts in and out according to the movement of the piano and pads :) So at ease and unified :) Lush choice of intriguing Instruments blended so well :) Movie Soundtrack - gives of amazing Visuals :)
Wow. Nice piece of music. Produciton is fantastic! Love the use of the wind instrument. The percussion is really cool and perfect for the track. The overall sound of the track has a lot of warmth to it as well. Very impressive. Thumbs. Roger
Love this track in both its forms. Your music just does it for me. THat simple...
Ahh, i remember this well, just weeps with regret. Wonderful. Gibbo
Just gorgeous. I can't praise this beautiful piece enough.
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Totally enthralling, you have recreated the magic of the Navajo for us. Big Thumb. Gibbo
Hi Peter, I love that Indian wooden flute. I have two so far in my collection although i don't play them real well, I do love the sound and you have captured the spirit this mysterious music holds in such a dramatic way with the wolf calls; (something else I relate to) just brings this magical piece to a grander height for me.
Amazing that a small piece of pottery can remind you of the time and place for you to translate into such a stunning piece of music. I feel like I am there as the journey unfolds. Blown away by this wonderful soundscape. Pure class and thanks for the d/l. Huge thumbs!!
Echoing Dan's sentiments. So glad that you kept mementos of times and places, prompting a musical expression of this nature...big, expansive soundscape...sorrowful, surging,...yet at times quietly optimistic...moments for dreaming too...(would be interesting to read the translation of the Hopi)...very powerful in its calm resolve.
I was really excited when I saw a new Pete Vines track up and as usual, it blew me away. Your music holds a special place in my musical soul as it touches it on a regular basis....amazing composition, production and performance!
HI Peter, An immediate affinity to this monster! The flute is good and conjures up all sorts of imagery. The gentle drawing in of the track to the percussion at 1.42 starts to tell its story. I wondered if the 'chants' were difficult to include as they were slightly out of sync :) The piano at 3.00 was unusual in this context. Love the warrior inclusion. Now harp at 4.00 visions of the 'women folk' tending to domestics by the river with children playing in the background under the midday sun. For me it lacked some upbeat moments of a 'war dance' nature but that is just me Peter however, I enjoyed the picture you have painted here. Thumbz up
I'm an amateur musician down here in the leafy south west of England amusing myself with such toys as Alchemy. East West Quantum Leap Symphonic Orchestra, Symphonic Choirs and Stormdrum v2.0. Also Garritan IO & GPO & various VSTs - all on a Mac platform. It keeps me off the streets.