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The Diver 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

“The Diver” follows the true account from the dive journals of a marine archaeologist off the coast of Malta. During this dive, he was set to survey a sunken ship - a dangerous but exciting task. While in the ship, well below the surface, his lights went out and he had to navigate blindly through the wreck til he found the sunlight again. Musically, this piece uses a series of themes to evoke mottled sunlight on sand beneath the water, the idea of submerging, excited trepidation at approaching the wreck, fear and paranoia as the lights go out, and finally a restatement of both the submerging and sunlight themes to tell listeners that The Diver did indeed find his way out. Featuring solos by keyboardist Holly Holt to evoke the trepidation of the wreck and bassist Jake Chaffee playing the role of fear and paranoia.

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 30, 2022

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It is for personal use only; no other rights are granted or implied.


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