Saffron Fire (3 Interpretations)
Melody and vocal by Inna Barmash of the gypsy band Romashka, given three interpretations: 1. Spanish guitar 2. Italian movie music 3. Arabic orchestra
Peak: #684 (75,084 songs currently in World)
Peak in sub-genre: #133 (20,784 songs currently in World General)
April 30, 2009
MP3 2.8 MB, bitrate 128 kbps.
D. Perkins / Inna Barmash © licensed under Creative Commons Attr. Noncomm 3.0
Story behind the song
I set the melody to music and then re-interpreted the melody twice more. I took this as a challenge to accompany a very haunting and beautiful melody, one without a very apparent progression or beat, as best I could. I didnâ€™t know what the language or the ethnic music of origin was, but I heard a Moorish influence and definitely heard guitar behind it.
I pitched her vocal down a little and tuned it to make some of the in-between notes make more sense, but I didnâ€™t take liberties and it retains its shape.