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Thales, the "bearer of the flame of courage," was only 12 when Bétula, the Lady of Icy Lands, urged him for a mission ... finding and learn to play with a harp made of light, seven musical notes of the Song of the Spheres. A Holy song, capable of arousing men to their dormant state and selfishness and thus rebalance the forces of nature on Earth.
He knows he does not have much time to complete his mission. Hatred spreads around the globe like a virus, bringing all sorts of impure desires.Thales deceiving knows that the humans to spread that hatred is the mission of Kroll, the terrible monster of Silence. Like Thales, Kroll knows that every living being has within himself a musical note which vibrates, sonorous. This note is the sum of the frequency of vibration of all molecules in our bodies. Kroll also knows that all living beings, when their notes join in harmony, they do sound a song that is able to ascend to higher dimensions.Therefore, it is called The Song of the Spheres.
Launched in 2008, the first volume of the book, along with the soundtrack, revealed Thales's desire to fulfill its mission . His strength, courage and determination to face the dangers that challenged him. In AK1, Thales will face the worst enemy with which they could be faced: his own inclination to evil.
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Thales, the bard must be able to find the seven notes of the Song of the Spheres, and with his magic harp, make it sound again on Earth. This is the only way to prevent Kroll, the Monster of Silence, continue to rule humans with his selfishness.
The boy knows that he can only be successful in his mission with the help of his friends. But he will be able to honor this friendship? His friends will be able to do that? Thaleswill be able to fulfill his mission? In AK1, you will know.
"A cold wind blows from the North this spring without flowers in the Southern Hemisphere, while a placid silence settles around. Past, present and future merge as Time dissolves. The target ,mobile, is based on instinct. Breathes fear and exhales courage. Intuition attentive, reaction holds. Dreary feeling that nurtures the soul. While the heart does the samba in the random compass of life.
Is the aim!"
The track LDTS - The Singles was released in 2008, in an EP of remixes of the debut album of HI-BRAZIL, Let's do the Samba!. More than 32,000 people have watched the video for the original song that gives name to the album, which can be watched on the channel that the trio of artists holds on YouTube. And which now, in 2011, will host a visual version of this remix.
Forget to be!
One year ago, we asked to a beautiful friend from Northlands to listen to the first mix of Don't Give Up!. It was October, 13, 2010. She listened to. And surprised us with a generous and tender gift. Words spoken not by the lips of a woman, not written by the hands of a poetess, but words dictated by the pulsating love inside the heart of an ancient soul...and we'd like to share them with you. Thank you, word rider...for still being a light bearer. Our hearts are one.
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A faint cold still hangs over the island of Guaiaó this spring. It was right here, in this small island to the South of the Atlantic, that the settlers came to the lands known by the Indians, ancient inhabitants of these lands, as Enguaguaçu. That, in Tupi-Guarani, means Great Bay. Received by the natives with awe and curiosity, they responded with gunfire to any attempt of approaching. The reports of the historians are clear to narrate the slaughter that ensued from there.
The genocide did not spare the children or the elderly. It was necessary to establish there, in those lands "wild" and populated by "pagans", the first village of the conquered country. To draw away their wealth and send back portions to the colonialist crown. And the green of the forest was dyed red ...
The same red which tinged the trunk of Brazil Wood, wood so valuable to the trade that they were not slow to cut down forests. Miles and miles of virgin forest were destroyed in the name of the economic growth of the colony. After all, it was necessary to expand the cities ... and ensure the continued extraction of wealth. And the green of the forest was dyed brown …
The same brown that now paints the land infertile and the rivers of the metropolis. Aquatic beds that once sustained fish, but which pollution turned into mud and sewage. Today flooded with putrid waste from residents, who work tirelessly to maintain economic growth of the cities, extracting oil from the depths of the earth, so the settler receives the portions due to him. And the sand was dyed black …
In June 2010, we had programmed some rhythmic bases on tribal divisions with 100 BPM, with a focus on the human heartbeat. Maurício asked Andrew to sing what could come to his mind. Diving in the first layers of percussion, the lyrics and melody came out of his mouth in a single take, recorded in one of the few cold nights of winter here in Southern Hemisphere.
In the arrangement, we agreed to use the instruments and voices tuned based on the Pythagorean musical scale, with the note A = 432 Hz, instead of the usual 440 Hz. The message of the lyrics, we realized during editing, is divided in four different views (voices).
The first of these voices is that of Justice itself, that brings freedom to the enslaved peoples in the form of revenge. Not the vengeance of men, offered under the weight of their laws and judgments. But the rematch, the turnaround practiced by natural laws, theologically symbolized by the Divine Justice, which represents the reaction for every action, the unspeakable consequences of our actions.
She (the Justice) brings fire in her hands, symbolizing the flame of consciousness. The awareness that will make itself known - whether by love, either by pain. Whether because we accept our fate, either because we suffer trying to change it. Only the conscience offers salvation.
The second "voice" is the speech of the conquered peoples. Suffering while waiting for a solution to their destination. But they remain hopeful and are able to redeem their ancestor contact with the Sacred Feminine in the form of Justice, making rise, thus, this power over them. They are the "little ones".
The third is the voice of the shaman, the wise one who, if not reached the ultimate state of enlightenment, yet is able to establish a bridge between the divine and the profane. He emerges as the messenger, who has visions, glimpses of what lies ahead. It is he who sees the flame of consciousness transforming the oppressor, consuming his soul so he can realize his faults and has the opportunity to correct them, transforming this way, himself and the environment.
The fourth and last is exactly the voice of the one who oppresses, of the one who commits injustice against their brethren. And which inevitably will see arises in the horizon the sign of the consequences of his ambition, of his desperate struggle for power. Power over the other because he is unable to maintain control over himself. This character is revealed by the irregular verb conjugation of a few phrases of the lyrics, which identifies him as a "foreigner" who does not speak the language or not knows the the habits of the people which he subjugates.
What is positively astonishing - and there lies the role of lyricism in the lyrics - is that, even knowing that, under the sword of Justice, he will have to abandon the old rules and choices that caused unnecessary pain and suffering in their fellow men, he is able to recognize the flame of consciousness brought by the hand of the vengeful aspect of Justice. And at the end, he gives himself, lets himself be consumed by the fire of virtue, to be born into a new stage in the evolutionary scale. And he understands that only by accepting the inevitability of "death" is that we are reborn into the consciousness of eternity.
"Of course, the lyrics here does not deal with physical death itself, but the" death", the end of the molds, shapes, aspects of our personalities that we do not need or do not want more. And, to be surrounded by the "upper lights," as the song says, we must face this "death" not as the loss of something vital, but as the transformation of an old form to a whole new one. A revival! "explains Andrew.
"To achieve this revitalization, we need to never give up our ideals. And combat the injustice with force within us so that she no longer to exist outside of us. Only the honor of a pure intention, the most beautiful of jewelry, will be able to undo the knots that bind men in their folly, "said Maurício.
Every creative process depends on a number of factors. Internal, such as mood, intent, goal, desire; and external, such as criticism, suggestions, experiences. We, of HI-BRAZIL, we respect each of these signals as contributors of the artistic process. And we blend them to the mass with which we shape, with great care, our small digital "sculptures".
In the case of the Don't Give Up! project, it was no different. With the fluidity of a river that slips through the rocks of a mountain, each piece of the puzzle was coming together with the subtlety of a lotus in bloom. Nothing was imposed, nothing was measured. Everything just flowed, how it would have be.
Excerpts from television reports, documentaries and even video games are responsible for the narrative. Mixed with images captured by the cameras and iPhones of André and Guacymar, they form the intricate plot and undeniable which the music deals with. "Demystifying the doubt, " as Guacymar prefers to say.
"The music was ready a year ago. She waited for the right moment to be revealed, went through a maturation time till it reached the dimension of the images. And the result is an overwhelming encounter between past and future. Shaping the present ..." he concluded.
Our adventure started four years ago, when the project The Song of the Spheres was born. Also in Spring, details about the story began to show up. And it tells about Thales, a boy who has a mission to find seven very special musical notes, which are hidden in different places on the Planet. With them, he can make the music of the Universe sound on Earth, by adjusting in this way, the natural forces that act upon us.
From the beginning, we knew that support Thales in his journey would not be easy. But our soul seemed prepared for the task. Furthermore, our intention was transformed. And so we begin to create the fantastic world of Bétula, Argon, Melíade and many other magical characters that accompany the boy on his mission. The story was unfolding in a spontaneous, unplanned way. Then came the first notes on the keyboard ... the first song, the first arrangement ... the voices of the choir ...
As a result we had in 2009 the first volume of the saga, The Bard and the Ice Queen, and 14 songs written and produced for the soundtrack that accompanies the work. The songs are as addenda, appendices that complement the story. It is as if parts of the saga were told without the use of words, using only the physical resources of sound frequencies.
Four summers have passed and today we are completing the writing of the second volume of the story and producing new songs. Much has happened and much is yet to come. Change is inevitable. However, we still believe that there is time to reflect on what remains for the future.
We want the future as envisioned and written by someone in the apocalyptic texts of "sacred" books, where there's no salvation for anything? Or we want the future as well as Thales, giving us to dangerous missions to save life on Earth? How far does our desire for comfort?
Wait! We will soon have big news about this work.
Maurício & André.
For the day comes when the desert sands
Duality. If it could be expressed in one word, that word would be chosen by HI-BRAZIL to set the video for Prologue. Made specially for the release of the second volume of the saga The Song of the Spheres, the music will be part of the soundtrack of the work that is being created by the two artists.
Epilogue, the first video released by the duo to announce the second volume of The Song of the Spheres, refers to this outcome. Like Prolog, it can be seen on channel HI-BRAZIL on Youtube:
Project The Song of the Spheres
At the request of Bétula, The Lady of The Icy Lands and connoisseur of ancient mysteries, Thales agrees to participate in the long and perilous journey in search of musical notes with which he can make sound again, with a harp whose strings are made of light, the Song of the Spheres .
This music set is a collaboration with @sciencebase, David Bradley, @Lubzi and @Businari, Mauricio.
I opened the set with (@sciencebase) David’s Here Comes the Sun mixed with (@Businari) Businari’s Baal from Hi-Brazil Soundtrack from the epic book The Song of the Spheres, Vol.1, The Bard and the Queen Of Ice. http://homepage.mac.com/hibrazil/bardo1_index.html (details of the Legend)
This represents sunrise on our planet earth, Gaia.
Next I mixed rectus limbus from Businari’s Hi-Brazil Let’s Do the Samba: http://homepage.mac.com/hibrazil/ldts_index.html (for details) as this represents the sunrise has now warmed our earth.
I picked Babak and transition to (@Lubzi) Lubzi’s Braham. This represents that we, as human race, have set up way of life that resonates our higher self. According to Lubzi’s Braham: is Braham Lincoln, as is also Abraham, the ‘father’ of the Jews and Arabs: The Wise Father as is Abraham Lincoln: The Government of the People.
I like the fact that Lubzi’s piece represents both the Arabs and the Jews as one, connecting by Abraham. It is wise of her to do so in this fashion of music and speech combined.
Again from David’s Sunrise to warm the earth by Businari’s pieces and closing with Lubzi’s Braham as Abraham to Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg address.
What talented friends I have. Thank you David, Mauricio and Lubzi….. You have honored me much!
We'd like to thank DrRemy (@DrRemy on Twitter), @lubzi and David Bradley (aka @sciencebase) for such love and energy!
Collaboration Nov 6 2009 Final by DrRemy