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O mor gynnes mynwes meinwen,
fal lal lal lal lal lal lal lal la:
O mor fwyn yw llywa meillionen,
fal lal lal lal lal lal lal lal la:
O more felus yw’r cusanau,
Gyda serch a mwynion eiriau,
fal lal lal lal lal lal lal lal la:

What? Oh, thats just the original 16th century Welsh carol ‘Nos Galan’ that Deck the Halls was based on. At some point before 1866 Thomas Oliphant took the Welsh melody and gave it the words we know and love today. Mannheim Steamroller also gave this song a masterful new sound in 1984.

My version though goes in a very different direction. Can you say experimental post-dubstep? Very good! This track is anchored by a heavy broken beat created in Logic Ultrabeat and a couple of LFO controlled bass lines from the venerable impOSCar2. Other instrumentation include creepy bells via NI’s Absynth4, Piano and chipsounds from the Logic EXS24 sampler, string pads from a Logic ES E, and some miscellaneous synth lines from a Logic ES2.

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from God Rest Ye Merry Robotmen - a Holiday EP, released December 4, 2012
Music: Traditional Welsh carol (16th century)
Arranged and produced by Jim Furey.
Recorded and mastered at The Robot Junkyard.
Published by MixiM Music.
Copyright 2012, Jim Furey

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Every song by Solarno has a story behind it, and a goal to create an experience and atmosphere of exploration, not just of the music itself, but also the inspiration behind it.

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