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Co-composed with my good friend, Josh Gawaldo.
Bass solo/vocals were me, as well as the original melodic/chordal theme. Josh is on guitar and did the mixing/mastering. We both developed the structure.
Also, I should note: Labbaik is an Arabic word meaning "We are here" that is used as a war cry for a regiment in the Pakistani army. We wanted a title that reflected the song well.
This is absolutely marvelous. Beautiful start, and excellent guitaring. Josh and you both have done very well. Everything fits completely well. My background is not "purely" Arabic, but have roots there so I am naturally in love with this piece. Yes Labbaik is an Arabic work which means "I am coming" or as you said "we are here". This word is basically and almost radically used in the time of pilgrim and is a part of a prayer being recited in the sense as "I am here, O God" or "I am coming, O God". Urdu is a mixture of 95% Arabic and Persian so you will find similarities.
Back to the song, it is done very well. The only thing I would go for a little more reverb and delay on vocals for a dramatic impact. I am already your fan :) 5/5
Thank you for the kind words! I'm really glad you enjoyed the song. Josh is an excellent guitarist. Hopefully there'll be some even better ones coming along!
This was too good! The way the music blended together and gave it a great feel of both Old-Arabic and Modern-Western, is fascinating.
Oh and Labbaik actually means 'I am coming' or 'I respond to your request/pledge', It's one of those ancient words that are only used between Muslims during prayer. :)
This was powerful enough for me to actually download it, so erm... Can't wait for more.
Hey, thank you! Glad you liked it :) Hopefully there will be more on the way soon!
first time to the audio section and it was not a waste. keep it up.
Thank you, will do!
This is the best thing I've heard on Newgrounds in weeks or even months, I had no idea you were this good, WOW. Absolutely huge orchestral arrangements, tight and fat guitar work, beastass drums, incredible atmosphere. Damn son.
Also I love the melodic work at 2:20 to 2:40, I have a very similar idea in some song and we came up with very similar ideas indepentently.
Wow man, that's a fantastic compliment! I'm flattered. And it took forever to get that melodic part down with the bass and guitar. It mostly flowed from the chord structure we had in place already, which gives rise to that little bit of chromaticism you hear. Thanks a ton for the feedback. : )
Powerful piece, keeps you interested.
Also "Labbaik" doesn't mean anything in Arabic -.-
The language used in Pakistan is mainly Urdu so it might be that.
Glad you like it! The Googles told me it was Arabic/Persian. You may be correct in saying it is Urdu, but I'm not quite familiar with either. :)
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