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Cover by Myriam Kuehn
1. Prologue: Voices
Tamir Changing, Konstanze Faust
The whole project was something that made me very, very happy. It
still does, whenever I listen to the songs myself and travel "home
It makes me proud, that [Lynn] likes the songs and finds them fitting for [her]books.
I'll never forget the day, Christian crawled around in front of my laptop, because he wanted to make Brother sound more alive. [See "Spellbound"] When we were done with the song, we burnt a CD, took it to the car and drove into a nearby forest, to find out if the tension we'd wanted to create, would work. In the end a thunderstorm started (REALLY) and we both cowered there holding hands and feeling quite scared!
The songs send me back to:
My holidays in . . . the woods of Poland, (where only few people live and no one understands any language I am capable of...), where I first read The Bone Doll's Twin (a present from Christian, by the way). I hardly dared to go to the privy, by night, because I could see Brother lurking in every corner! I read the book in less than 24 hours. I just skipped sleeping. After having finished, I wrote to Christian and begged him to tell me,if Ki really was dead. Christian refused to tell--but he ordered the second book for me, so it already waited for me when I got back to Germany.
Or the night I recorded Lhel's part of the song (I actually DID record it in a full moon night) with lots of candles lit and myself wearing a dress, that had been made for a Live role Play in which I did play a witch.
Or the many, many attemts [my sister] Claudia needed to record the epilogue, because she started crying over and over again.
And it took nights and nights and nights of attempts to make a song for Ki. It really didn't start working, before M (as we call Myriam) drew Ki for me. The drawing is still pinned to the wall above my desktop. More nights to have the booklet designed. Many hours M and I talked via Skype to make the thingy feel right.
I met Konstanze on the Internet, and, because I really love her artwork, asked if she'd like to add something to the CD. I was very happy about her decision to paint THAT scene, because it gives me the chills whenever I think of it.
The project opened new ways for me. Never before did I play ALL the instruments I can play in one track myself, as in the wedding song. And never before did I sing 4 different melodies at a time!
"Voices" is a song I wrote, when you mentioned "Sakors Flame" on your LJ and declared me "Official Bard of Skala." I felt free to take this as an ivitation and imagined myself being there, on the cliffs, telling the story to the people who only know legends about Tamr the great...I call it my ticket to Skala!