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I composed this track 2 years ago but I never felt good about the way the finished product sounded back then, thus nobody ever heard it! Something inspired me to remaster it today and share it with everyone who wants to listen. ^_^ I call it "River Flower Bolero" because it is calm, flowery and delicate, yet it follows a steady, constant progression, like a river. It's directly inspired by two classical pieces- Ravel's Bolero (this is likely extraordinarily evident) and "Chinese Dance" from Carl Nielson's Aladdin suite. It was actually sort of meant to be a tribute to Ravel's Bolero, which is extremely fiery and dramatic. I wanted to make something in a similar vein- only watery and calm. It follows a similar trajectory and has a very similar tone to it, yet, there is a distinctly "yin" quality about mine, where there was a certain "yang" quality about the other. It is, metaphorically speaking, my moon to Maurice Ravel's sun. He was a much greater, more passionate, well known and accomplished composer than I, whose inspirational light I choose to reflect outward.