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well, Bea stayed a week longer than planned. we had a lot of very interesting sessions, and the stuff we came up so far is really weird. the percussion parts we developed are extremely complicated, with lots of pauses in which we just have to count.

the vocal parts are even weirder, but I have to say that ancient Greek is a wonderful language for singing. there are a lot of glissandos in the vocal parts and also some throat singing.

still a lot of work to do, but "The Gaia Cycle" is beginning to take shape

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well, well, well, what can I say? the work is finally done! 5 hours of weird music on 4 CDs. our most ambitious work so far will be released Jul 1st. details will follow soon

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^ Nice! congrats on the completion. will be following for updates. 
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f**king A.. that rocks.. even if I doubt it really does.  Might need to don a saucepan or partake a honkin' big fat joint to get with it ....

count me in for a copy Jean... good to see you around btw.  How are those very bad, yet uttterly priceless daughters doing.  Hopefully you have let them out of purgatory since that stunt they pulled hahah
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I'm looking forward to hearing the results of this fascinating project.

I hope you will provide a translation of the text, or at least a summary, for those who can't follow the Greek.
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we will provide a translation


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Originally posted by BaldJean BaldJean wrote:

well, well, well, what can I say? the work is finally done! 5 hours of weird music on 4 CDs. our most ambitious work so far will be released Jul 1st. details will follow soon
 

Great! So the official title is The Gaia Cycle?
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Originally posted by verslibre verslibre wrote:

Originally posted by BaldJean BaldJean wrote:

well, well, well, what can I say? the work is finally done! 5 hours of weird music on 4 CDs. our most ambitious work so far will be released Jul 1st. details will follow soon
 

Great! So the official title is The Gaia Cycle?

Yes, and the band name for this project will not be Bald Angels but Mother Gaia. This is somewhat reminiscent of Hawkwind releasing the album "White Noise" under the name "Psychedelic Warriors".


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Here is some more information. There are four long tracks on the album, or rather one ultra-long track. The four tracks are:

έαρ (Spring) 74:36
θέρος (Summer) 75:11
ὀπώρα (Autumn) 75:06
χειμών (Winter) 75:07

the line-up is:

Ἀληκτώ (Alecto, the Punisher of Moral Crimes; one of the three Erinyes) alias Alice Greifswald-Tolleson:
acoustic and electric guitar, lute, acoustic and electric bass, sitar, oud, trumpet, tuba, lirone, theorbo, recorder, assorted percussion, vocals, overtone singing.

Μέγαιρα (Megaera, the Punisher of Marital Infidelity; one of the three Erinyes) alias Beatrice Tolleson:
flute, bamboo flute, soprano, alto and tenor saxophone, doudouk, ocarina, clarinet, oboe, bassoon, pan pipes, recorder, violin, viola, assorted percussion, vocals, overtone singing.

Τισιφόνη (Tisiphone, the Avenger of Murder; one of the three Erinyes) alias Dorothy Greifswald-Tolleson:
cello, trombone, barytone, tambura, grand piano, Hammond B-3, electric piano, harpsichord, harmonium, recorder, assorted percussion, vocals, overtone singing.

Περσεφόνη (Persephone, Goddess of the Underworld) alias Friederike Greifswald-Tolleson:
drums, vibraphone, marimbaphone, xylophone, glockenspiel, tubular bells, congas, bongos, tablas, assorted percussion, Jew's harp, bass guitar, theremin, recorder, vocals, overtone singing.

Ἑκάτη (Hecate, Goddess of Witchcraft) alias Jeanine Greifswald-Tolleson:
grand piano, Hammond B-3, harpsichord, mellotron, electric piano, harmonium, vibraphone, acoustic and electric guitar, EMS synthi A, theremin, recorder, assorted percussion, vocals, overtone singing.

Lirone, theorbo, barytone, lute, sitar, tamboura, harmonium and harpsichord gently provided by our good friend Mechthild H., who has a huge collection of ancient and foreign instruments.


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Is the piece intentionally set to exactly 5 hours?
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No, it just came up this way. Sometimes odd things happen. It is however one piece of music that can be played circularly; it ends as it begins. In that regard it is a bit like "Finnegan's Wake" by James Joyce. We tried to get lots of musical colours into the music, hence the many different instruments.


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Do let us know when and how to order the set. A project this bold demands to be part of my collection.
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