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“We Three Kings” was written by Rev. John Henry Hopkins, Jr. in 1857. It was featured in the annual holiday pageants he organized for the General Theological Seminary in NYC. The song is the story of the three Kings, or wise men, who visited Jesus upon his birth, bringing gifts to the newborn child. Gaspar brought gold, Melchior brought Frankincense, and Balthazar brought Myrrh. All wonderful gifts for any newborn.

Musically, this is a bit of a departure for me, slowing down the pace and bringing in a more R&B influenced vibe. I’ve also drawn influence from jazz and prog-rock to round out the sound. You’ll hear luscious sounds from the following emulated and/or sampled sources: MiniMoog, Moog Taurus, OSCar, ARP Omni, Freeman strings, Super-NES, C-64, and even some PPG Wave-esque wavetable fun. Glueing it all together are live sounding drum kits from NI’s Maschine using sounds from the Helios Ray and Platinum Bounce sets.

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from We Three Robot Kings - A Holiday EP, released December 3, 2013
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All songs arranged, produced, and mastered by Jim Furey.
Mixed and mastered at Robot Junkyard.
Artwork by Jim Furey. Stock photos provided by www.photoeverywhere.co.uk.
Copyright 2013, Jim Furey (ASCAP) and MixiM Music (ASCAP)

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Solarno Los Angeles, California

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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