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As defined in Wikipedia, Human Rights are moral principles that set out certain standards of human behaviour, and are regularly protected as legal rights in national and international law.
So what are Human Rights? They are “commonly understood as inalienable fundamental rights to which a person is inherently entitled simply because she or he is a human being.” Human rights are thus conceived as universal (applicable everywhere) and egalitarian (the same for everyone).
Unfortunately, Human Rights are not defended in parts of the world where people struggle to daily survive.
You Don’t Have to Fight, because you have these rights on principle and you should be respected just as human being first of all without the need to fight or to ask for them!
This song is free for you to download and you are authorized by myself (its composer and author) to download it.
Here are my words in my song (performed by myself):
When every other thing goes wrong
And you don’t know how go on
It will never take so long
And you will sing this one song
Because you just have on principle
You don’t have to fight
just to have your right
You don’t have to fight
in the darkest night
You don’t have to fight
keep your dreams alive
This is a new love track demo, with a very sweet chorus that will make you dream.
The demo has been created to explain how to mix vocals with other instruments, there are many effects used (the typical state of the art effects used in the industry). The song itself is not “common”, because it’s a blend of different styles all together. Considering it as demo, I love to blend styles.
As always, I wish you a great listening and use always very good speakers to have the best audio experience.
It’s a trip into intrumental rock, with some spicey funk and brilliant drums!
Initially, I wrote also the lyrics for this piece, but didn’t find the singer with the vocal tone I was searching for.
So practically it became an instrumental track only, but, anyway, it’s good this way too!
The ending electric guitar solo, from 1:57 and next seconds is by guitarist Mike Woodley.
Mike is an aspiring composer and musician who is fluent in a wide range of musical styles and genres. He plays several instruments and has worked in film and video games as a musician.
This is a wondeful soft piece, an inspiring melodic trance track I wrote before, but completed it only now, after a lot of time, I can say.
Anyway, it’s ready for you and your soul, if you have the time to listen to it
When I composed it, I had in my mind love stories under a beautiful night sky, with brilliant stars all above. I imagined also about heaven and trips in space and time, so there’s really a lot in this track.
I wish you a wonderful listening, just a small hint, listen to the track with very good speakers and at high volume, you’ll enjoy it very much!
Winter is leaving us, spring is coming, but this track is dedicated to snow, freeze, snowboarding, skiing and mountains.
All you have to do is listening and have in your mind stunts and jumps across the mountains, the snow, the rivers and beautiful forests.
I was born in a beautiful island, having so much sea and beaches, but I always loved the idea of mountain trekking and I’ve never been able to. Never found the time or the opportunity. I hope to succeed in this idea next winter. So, bye bye winter, for now.
Welcome beaches and this new wonderful summer season
About Through the Mountains, the style I used is a mixture of funk ideas and guitar rock. The rhythm has been done carefully, and while the BPM is 120 only, I think it gives perfectly the idea of energy and sports.
There are many songs named Funky Road. If you search on Internet you’ll find so many, but no one is named Phat Funky Road. Why Phat? Because in this new track I blend Funk ideas with Rock and harder rhythms. Well, not so hard, not exactly my style, but I consider it hard, since I’m a Classical artist.
Phat Funky Road
More Funk, I love Funk, yes… why not? seems the new trend of latest years. In Phat Funky Road You’ll find something reminding you Funk Rock, Funk Metal or similar.
Funk Rock is a fusion of Funk and Rock. Many instruments may be incorporated into the music, but the overall sound is defined by a definitive bass or drum beat and electric guitars. The bass and drum rhythms are influenced by Funk music but with more intensity, while the guitar can be Funk or Rock influenced, usually with distortion.
Funk Metal is a subgenre of Funk Rock that fuses elements of Heavy Metal and Funk. Allmusic has claimed that, “Funk Metal evolved in the mid-’80s when alternative bands like the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Fishbone began playing the hybrid with a stronger Funk underpinning than Metal.”
As I said, not exactly my style, but since I like all kinds of music genres I could not refuse the temptation to try, considering also all the positive emails I’m receiving about my Funk experimentation (like Funk in Nature).
Saying more about Funk music, I would like to write few big names that have been able to blend Funk music with harder rhythms, like Rage Against the Machine, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Living Colour but the list is very long so I suggest you to make a deep search about the topic.
Funk Music is still very popular, after all these years. This song is a great tribute to this genre. While I composed it having in mind Funk Music and its variations, I created a blend with other styles and modern ideas. The cocktail of music notes resulting of this blend is refreshing and sweet, with natural landscapes coming in mind and beautiful sceneries.
Funk in Nature
Funk is an American music genre that originated in the late 1960s when African American musicians blended soul music, soul jazz and R&B into a rhythmic, danceable new form of music. While Funk de-emphasizes melody and harmony and brings a strong rhythmic groove of electric bass and drums to the foreground, if you want to create a unique blend with modern ideas you have to re-introduce melody someway, and the flute melody is a perfect way to do this, considering how this instrument has been considered a great player in the 70s.
Like much African-inspired music, Funk typically consists of a complex groove with rhythm instruments such as electric guitar, electric bass, Hammond organ, and drums playing interlocking rhythms. Funk bands sometimes have a horn section of several saxophones, trumpets, and in some cases, a trombone, which plays rhythmic “hits”.
In my track I used the well known Clavinet sound, one of the typical Funk instruments, used very much to give a strong rhythmic fingerprint to the recordings.
A Clavinet is an electrophonic keyboard instrument manufactured by the Hohner company. It is essentially an electronically amplified clavichord, analogous to an electric guitar. Its distinctive bright staccato sound has appeared particularly in Funk, Disco, Rock, and Reggae songs.
Talking about the “natural” part of the track, New Age, Nature Music, Easy Listening and Relaxation Music, all are good terms to explain how Funk in Nature develops and distinguish itself from the rest of the piece.
There are many images coming into mind while listening to the music, sweet natural landscapes, beautiful sceneries, green valleys, brilliant rivers and blue skies. You can close your eyes and see all of this, relaxing and enjoying the unique blend of melodies and rhythm.
I can add that there is also some “Celtic flavour” in the blend, making it even more unique.
Many asked me to write a post about the Music Pages I’ve got in my websites, so you can easily Listen to Music Online
Ok, let’s start then.
Listen to Music Online
The first page is the Music Demos page here at ManuelMarino.com.
You can find it also in the top bar, title is of course Listen to Music Online.
In this page I’ve collected the latest tracks I’ve produced in 2009, mainly orchestral and film music, but there is also Astronauts and Funk Music whis is a mix of different styles, from choral to jazz, pop and funk.
You can access also to my Free Mp3 Player.
This Mp3 Player contains mixes from old tracks, mainly 1999 produced tracks, and later years.
These tracks come from my old archive of my CD’s published on Mp3.com in those years but there are also independent demos made just for fun and to show my talent as composer and producer.
To listen to music just check the pages of the multimedia projects listed in the homepage.
Last but not least, MarinoSounds.com has been totally renewed, new graphics and new design. There is also a new logo saying Blasting your mind with unique sounds.
Knights and Film Music
The Knight is an elite warrior sworn to uphold the values of courage and honour.
Knighthood was characterized by two elements, feudalism and service as a mounted combatant. Both arose under the reign of the Frankish emperor Charlemagne, from which the knighthood of the Middle Ages can be seen to have had its genesis.
Knights were trained in hunting, fighting, and riding. They were also trained to practise courteous, honorable behaviour, which was extremely important.
This behaviour was a Code of Honour, made of solemn oaths, like to protect the people and to live by honour and for glory.
Danger was part of a Knight’s life, and you can feel dangerous surroundings in this orchestral demo.
Part of the track is from the music soundtrack I’m composing and producing for the Nintendo DS videogame Baalzebul. It is an innovative fantasy role play game. The first playable demo will be completed soon.
These tracks are demonstrations of my skills and creative ideas and in each post I’ll explain the inspiration that moves them, the images (like the Astronauts) I would like you to see, while listening to them, and the feelings.
Astronauts and Funk Music
This first post is dedicated to big 80s space operas, movies, novels, astronauts and sci-fi culture. This is also a trip to old good 80s with their catchy rhythms, synths and guitars.
This first demo starts with a space choir, an opening orchestra and choir theme, I can say epic and grand, that creates images of galaxies, shuttles, astronauts and the infinity of the universe.
The choir evolves into a rock instrumental piece, with 80s synth effects that add a spacey feel to the entire track, yes, again more astronauts music. I can name it “space rock”.
Yes, as you see I like everything about space topics, astronauts, spaceships and similar.
The next style is jazz, a universal style that will never end to please our ears, today, and in the next centuries.
Synths are back in an 80s pop mix, while a really catching funk part ends the demonstration, making us really uplifting and excited.
I dedicate this music work to Richard Garriott, Lord British in Ultima and significant figure in the video game industry. And lately, also an astronaut!