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The Sound of Thunder

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In Charity 12:21
In Mercy 16:21
In Desire 10:26
In Peace 18:29


The Sound of Thunder was inspired by the final movement of T.S. Eliot's 'The Waste Land', 'What the Thunder Said'; and also by the Brihadaranyaka Upanishad, from which it draws heavily. Each movement is based on one of the four concepts from the Upanishad, as used by Eliot: Datta (Charity), Dayadhvam (Mercy), Damyata (Restraint), and Shantih (Peace). With the exception of Peace, which we have allowed to stand alone, the movements are intended to represent the conflict and resolution between these virtues and the 'undesirable' qualities that they are meant to keep in check.


released November 1, 2012

embral is:

Adam Holquist: SK-1, Marsynth WSB-a, lap steel, soft synths, voice, effects

Charles Shriner: Marsynth Morris Box, EWI, soft synths, programming, samples, effects

Recorded October 2012 at MCSD Studio by Charles Shriner with Adam Holquist

Spoken text is from 'The Waste Land' by T.S. Eliot, read by Michael Dalling, and appears courtesy of librivox.org.

Professional shout-outs are humbly offered to the following: Joo Won Park, Damon Mar / Marsynth, Audiodamage, Kevin Schlei / Bit Shape Software

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Copyright 2012, Adam Holquist & Charles Shriner / Naked Face Publishing (ASCAP)
Creative Commons Licensed CC-BY-NC

Originally released November 2012 as onewayness + dRachEmUsiK: The Sound of Thunder


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embral Indianapolis, Indiana

embral is the duo of Adam Holquist (onewayness / Erie, PA) and Charles Shriner (dRachEmUsiK / Indianapolis, IN).

Their music draws influence from ambient, drone, dub, noise, electroacoustic music, modal jazz, non-idiomatic improvisation, and a variety of other musical and non-musical sources.
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