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As with most of my looped pieces, this piece is almost completely improvised.
This piece was born of an actual dream of trees and dappled shade. I woke up one morning with the basic tracks for this still playing in my head, along with a strong image of a evergreen forest after a recent rainstorm, the sun streaming through the dripping branches and creating dappled puddles of light on the forest floor.
This piece features Raven, my carbon-fiber cello, on all tracks except the low countermelody (which uses Godiva, my old wooden cello). I'd like to say that this is because I wanted the melody/counterpoint to sound like a duet between two different cellos, which it does (partly because of that difference). However, the main reason for using Godiva is that I recorded the countermelody two weeks after the rest of the piece, and Raven was upstairs in his case and Godiva was right there in my studio, and I was too lazy to go upstairs and get the other cello. Art is like that sometimes.
Originally released in July 2014 to Noodle of the Month Club members.