Here’s a remix for Emorej’s track “Stars,” which I wrote the lyrics for. Read about the full story behind that collaboration.
In a nutshell, Emorej (aka Jerome Llama) took my lyrics and set it to a beautiful melody using a vocal software named Miriam to generate synthesized vocals with a French accent. I then took the a capella vocal track and constructed a sad, mournful worldbeat track that morphs into some crazy drum-n-bass during the chorus. This worldbeat/ethnotronica remix was produced using Acid Pro and some VSTi’s which I’ve forgotten by now. I posted the track back in 2009. As I recall, Emorej loved it.
In May of this year, he suffered a stroke and has been in a coma ever since. He was well enough to return home a few months back, and his body is responding to stimulus and the love and care of his family, but he’s still deep in slumber, making electronic music in his brain which he cannot yet communicate with the rest of us.
I simply wanted to post this to ask for your prayers for his recovery. Send positive thoughts and ask the Lord for His healing touch on Jerome’s body that he might recover and continue being the prolific musician he is.
Download the track (free) from Soundcloud: Emorej: Stars (Acid42 WorldMix).
Source videos courtesy of NASA. From “Webb Telescope: Evolution of the Universe” and “Fermi Finds Youthful Pulsar Among Ancient Stars.” Credit: NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center.
Here’s the last update we got from Jerome’s sister:
Jerome: 4th month
By Elsbeth Llama on Thursday, September 15, 2011 at 2:28am
Jerome opens his eyes wide and not just showing his eyeballs… It is really not much because, he is still unseeing… But we feel he is trying to gain some control even in very little ways. We have found an electro-acupuncture therapist who seems quite positive and hopeful that some motor controls can still come back… His body really seems to function well. He can breathe on his own, defecate, urinate, react to touch. His reaction to sound is still minimal.. and voluntary actions still almost nil at this point. The acupuncturist says, maybe 4 months of therapy can show more visible improvements. We just started this month so we’ll see how it goes. Let us continue praying that Jerome will one day come back to us.