endymione, progressive rock, neoprogressivo, ambient, newage, relaxation, meditation, brainwaves, binaural beats, @432Hz

Progetto musicale italiano.

New Age, Ambient, Progressive.

Marino Faliero:

Voce, Chitarre, Basso, Tastiere, Violoncello, Violino,

Percussioni ausiliarie, Strumentazione software in Logic Pro X.

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- PAGINE IN LENTA E COSTANTE COSTRUZIONE -

"Wyrd"

New album by Endymione, available on the iTunes Store:

https://itunes.apple.com/it/album/wyrd/id983783005

Healing Steel Waves

Music composed and produced by Marino Faliero: Lap Steel Guitar, Electric Guitar, Bass Guitar, Keyboards,

Software Synthesizers and Hawaiian Steel Guitar Drones, all engineered in Logic Pro X.

Mastering by LANDR www.landr.com

00:00 a) "The Steel Stream"

02:16 b) "The Shining Diamond's Dream"

05:40 c) "The Awakening of the Steel Resonance"

08:47 d) "The Red Lotus of Quantum Foam"

10:20 e) "The Harmonic Convergence"

13:18 f ) "The Deep Stream of Wyrd"

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"Harps of a deep Stream" Part II

Music composed and produced by Marino Faliero (keyboards, guitar, bass, software instruments in Logic Pro X).

432Hz native tuning.

2014 - Remix 2015.

Video: Lago di Martignano (Rm).

Audio Mastering by LANDR - http://www.landr.com

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"Hamadryad's Enigma"

Music composed and produced by Marino Faliero (keyboards and software instruments in Logic Pro X; Classic, Electric and 12 Strings Guitar, Cello, Shakers and percussions).

432Hz native Tuning.

Artworks made in Bryce 5.

Audio Mastering by LANDR - http://www.landr.com

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"Harps of a deep Stream" Part I

432 Hz Tuning. Harmonic modulations from C minor Key. 

Music composed and performed by Marino Faliero (Keyboards, synthesizers on Logic Pro X and slide guitar effects).

2014 - Remix 2015.

Riprese video: Terme di Stigliano e Riserva naturale di Canale Monterano (RM).

Audio Mastering by LANDR - http://www.landr.com

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New Project: "Music inspired by the Story of Vis and Ramin".

Track 1: "A Prologue in Heaven".

Music composed and performed by Marino Faliero (vocals; electric, classic, 12 strings, hawaiian and bass guitars; cello; keyboards and software synthesizers; percussions and rainstick). 432Hz native tuning.

Music inspired by the Story of Vis and Ramin, an ancient persian poem by Fakhr-od-Din Gorgani (XI°cent.).                                                          

The beginning of the tale is a description of a royal banquet for the Spring festival of Nouruz. The story is as following.

King Mobad asks Queen Shahru  to marry him. She refuses answering that she is already married, but she promises to give him someday her daughter as a bride, if a girl is born to her. Surprisingly, The Queen gives birth to a girl, called Vis. She sends the infant to be raised by a nurse, Brengana, who also happens to be raising the king’s younger brother, Ramin. They grow up together. When Vis grow up as a young girl, she returns to her mother, who had forgotten her promise to the king.  Then, following an ancient custom, Shahru marries Vis to her brother Viru, but the marriage is unconsummated on the wedding night. King Mobad hears about the marriage, and sends his other brother, Zard, to remind Shahru about their promise. Vis rejects the request of the king, and refuses to go. King Mobad feels aggrieved and goes to war with Viru and the family of the queen. In the struggle, Qārin, the father of Vis is killed, but king Mobad also suffers a defeat from Viru. Defeated in battle, king Mobad seeks another way to get Vis by bribing the queen with gifts and jewels. In short, Shahru agrees Mobad to take away Vis, who reluctantly must accept to go with Ramin and the old nurse, who take and escort her to King Mobad to be married to him. Anyway, on the journey, Ramin catches a glimpse of Vis and is suddenly consumed with love for her. Vis had no love for the king that killed his father, then, she turns to Brengana, who makes a talisman that renders the king impotent with her. The spell can only be broken if the talisman is broken, but, unfortunately for the king, it is swept away in a flood and lost, so that Mobad will never be able to sleep with his bride. Meanwhile, Rāmin persuades the nurse to help him, and to act as an intermediary with princess Vis. Finally, after much back and forth, Vis too falls in love with Ramin, and the two secretly consummate their love, by virtue of tricks and sorceries of their beloved nurse Brengana.

(Lyrics adaptation based mainly on the English translations of the poem by G. Morrison, for the persian text, and by O. Wardrop, for the georgian version)

Riprese Video:

Bagno Vignoni (SI).

Abbazia di San Galgano ed Eremo di Montesiepi (SI).

Foresta del Monte Amiata.

Località termale di Fosso Bianco, Bagni di San Filippo (SI)

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Track 2: "Brengana".

Music composed and performed by Marino Faliero (vocals; software synthesizers; acoustic guitar; cello; ‘Daniel’ and ‘Veena’ speech synthesis voices for Mac OS X). 432Hz native tuning.

Music inspired by the Story of Vis and Ramin, an ancient persian poem by Fakhr-od-Din Gorgani (XI°cent.).         

Lyrics:

(Ramin:)

White-breasted Nurse, have mercy on me! 

Come to my rescue yet once more. 

Save me from this burning fire, 

Tell my message to that gliding cypress.

Tell my message to that living Moon, 

that black-haired idol of ruby lip, 

that spring of splendor, garden of delight, 

fairylike of face, the true Sun of the earth.

Oh, my lovely Nurse, I have no other friend like you. 

I shall never let my hand drop from the edge of your dress.

White-breasted Nurse, have mercy on my soul,

show me the way to union with my fair one.

(spoken- Brengana:)

If you traverse the sky,

if you stop up the ocean,

or cause a river to flow over the desert.

If you make tulip blossom from the stones,

bring another world into being,

balance its globe on the end of a hair,

if even you are a sorcerer,

you will still be stupefied 

by the problem of Vis.

Only when the branch 

of the Judas tree bears dates,

will she bow to your love”.

(Ramin:)

You nursed us both in our childhood

Give my message to that charming one, 

Perhaps, her heart of stone will burn for me,  

perhaps, she will light the lamp of love. 

Come to my rescue, loving White-breasted Nurse

Come to my rescue yet once more. 

(spoken- Narrator:)

When a tree is to be of straight trunk, 

so is clear from the beginning, as soon as it sprouts. 

Similarly when there is to be a good and prosperous year, 

even in the springtime feast it is evident.

Thus it was with the story of Vis and Ramin: 

it was fated to come to splendor from its beginning.

Though they suffered much distress of heart, 

they experienced great pleasure in the midst of pain. 

When Vis became kindly disposed

and had mercy on Ramin, 

Fate wiped off the rust of spite from her heart.

That same week they were united,

in such wise that they were troubled by no one”.

(Lyrics adaptation based mainly on the English translations of the poem by G. Morrison, for the persian text, and by O. Wardrop, for the georgian version)

Last Update: 6/11/2015: Added new track "Brengana" to the "Music inspired by the Story of Vis and Ramin" playlist

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Previous updates:

The Waters of Life (432Hz - Ambient Progressive Sound 2015) 

Music composed and produced by Marino Faliero (Hawaiian, Classic, Electric and Bass Guitars; Cello and Software Synthesizers in Logic Pro X).

Aeolian and Dorian Modes.

A=432Hz Native Tuning, 12 tones Pythagorean Mode.

A Cello studio, for a beginner, as I am.

Riprese Video:

Barbarano - Blera (VT); Terme di Saturnia (GR); Cascate delle Marmore (TR); Lago del Pellicone, Parco Archeologico di Vulci (VT).

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Shambhala 2.0 (432Hz - Ambient Progressive Sound -- Remix 2015) 

Music composed, performed and remixed by Marino Faliero (Synthesizers, Lap Steel Hawaiian Guitar). 432Hz Tuning. 

First version (2008) available on YouTube here:

https://youtu.be/B1k07iq_2Kg

Lyrics and 3D Artwork by Marino Faliero (except for Mandalas and Tibetan paintings).

Shambhala is a mythical kingdom hidden somewhere beyond the snowpeaks of the Himalayas. It is mentioned in ancient texts relating to the Kalachakra, the latest buddhist tantric School of India (11th Century). 

The Tibetan Bön scriptures also speak of a closely-related mythical land called Ol-mo-lung-ring.

Shambhala is believed to be a society where all the inhabitants are enlightened, actually a Buddhist "Pure Land". 

According to the Kalachakra Tantra ("Treatise of the Wheel of Time"), King Suchandra of the Kingdom of Shambhala requested teaching from the Buddha that would allow him to practice the Dharma without renouncing his worldly enjoyments and responsibilities.

Later Shambhalian kings, Manjushrikirti and Pundarika, are said to have condensed and simplified the teachings into the "Kalachakra Tantra" and its main commentary, the "Vimalaprabha" ("Stainless Light"), which remain extant today as the heart of the Kalachakra literature. Shambhala is ruled over by a line of Kings known as 'Kalkin'. The Kalachakra prophesizes that when the world declines into war and greed, and all is lost, the twenty-fifth Kalkin will emerge from Shambhala with a huge army to vanquish "Dark Forces" and usher in a worldwide Golden Age.

As with many concepts in the Kalachakra Tantra, the idea of Shambhala is said to have an "Outer," "Inner,' and "Alternative" meaning. The Outer meaning understands Shambhala to exist as a physical place, although only individuals with the appropriate karma can reach it and experience it as such. The Inner and Alternative meanings refer to more subtle understandings of what Shambhala represents in terms of one's own body and mind (Inner), and the meditation practice (Alternative). 

The first information that reached western civilization about Shambhala (1627) came from the Portuguese Catholic missionaire Estêvão Cacella  and who had heard about Shambala (transcribed as "Xembala"), and thought it was another name for Cathay or China. The Hungarian scholar Sàndor Csoma de Körös, writing in 1833, provided the first geographic account of  a fabulous country in the North, situated between 45' and 50' north latitude". During the 19th century, Theosophical Society founder Helena Petrovna Blavatsky alluded to the Shambhala myth, giving it currency for Western occult enthusiasts. Later esoteric writers further emphasized and elaborated on the concept of a hidden land inhabited by a hidden mystic brotherhood whose members labor for the good of humanity.

(extract, with some emendations by me, from: Wikipedia)

Personally, I assume that Historical places at the origins of this fascinating myth, could probably be the Uighur (manichaean) kingdom, or maybe, the (buddhist) Khotan region in Central Asia.

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Un territorio mistico estende i suoi orizzonti all'interno di noi...

nelle pieghe latenti di memorie e nostalgie,

nelle tracce segrete del domani,

nella chiara bellezza delle forme che passano come nubi,

nel piacere che estingue la sete,

nell'attesa del re del futuro,

nella folgore della visione intuitiva,

nella speranza e nella lotta interiore,

nelle risonanze mirabili,

nell'inquietudine dei sensi,

nei processi del pensiero,

nella serenità del respiro,

nella verità intima,

nella trama universale dell'illusione...

Mi inchino al Tempo,

Mi inchino al Tempo adamantino, sovrano,

fatto di luce pura,

percepibile nella contemplazione.

Mi inchino all'unione beata

di Vacuità e Compassione.

Mi inchino all'unione beata

di Sapienza e Mezzo di salvezza.

Mi inchino alla Perfezione di Saggezza,

Matrice di tutti i Risvegliati.

Mi inchino alla Suprema concupiscenza:

a Lei mi prostro in adorazione.

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