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Eden by Simeon Nathanael Davis

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Album Title: Of Narratives & Nocturnes
Label: Next Level
Released: 2022

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About the Album

"Eden," like all compositions on the album, is completely through-composed, and uses elements of jazz, soul, and folk music to create an immersive narrative world. "Eden" traces the Judeo-Christian creation narrative using four distinct themes for the four main roleplayers: the voice of God (represented with a chord progression on the Wurlitzer), Adam (a theme that begins with solo male voice), Eve (a funky, groovy melody and aesthetic), and the Serpent (an angular, dark theme presented with the electric guitar). Over time, these four themes interact with and transform each other following the progression of the story, climaxing with the Serpent’s temptations - found in the electric guitar solo - and Adam and Eve’s decision, represented through the flugelhorn solo, before closing with them being cast out of Eden.

Song Listing

The Diver; Seven Come Wednesday; Requiem for Charles; Eden; A Quiet Night in Pandemonium; Pleiades; The Panther; Ingoma Yoxolo (Peace Song)

Personnel

Simeon Nathanael Davis
composer/conductor
Holly Holt
keyboards
Jake Chaffee
bass, electric
Mario Wellmann
guitar, electric
Tyler E. Thomas
voice / vocals
Maximo Santana
trombone
Jess Meador
violin
Alex Hand
guitar
Rachel Azbell
voice / vocals

Additional Personnel

Simeon Nathanael Davis: composer, flute; Jonathan Shier: flugelhorn; Alex Hand: guitar, acoustic;

Date featured

June 6, 2022

This song appears by permission of the contributing artist and/or record company.
It is for personal use only; no other rights are granted or implied.


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