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Inner Eye open.
Love the spare midsection, creating just enough sound to house the emptiness. Excellent.
I'm little nervous about the new world or dragon's den or whatever mystery this music is leading me towards. But dammit, if those drums and vocals don't give me the courage to face it, nothing will(:
This sounds like a fantastic video game soundtrack. Really like the use of percussion and choir, and the overall ambience. There's lots of layers here and it's a very well constructed track.
Love how the floor tom sounds huge yet it never imposes or distracts from the other-wordly sounds beyond it. The part just after 3 mins is great, and surely can be tagged as the week 2 challenge! 😀
Wonderfully cinematic, dramatic and dark. I listened to this through my phone's speaker, and it's very immersive even like that. If it is this captivating this way already, I guess I have to listen to it through proper speakers as well. Really good.
My favorite part is at 2:22 just after the "break" (if that's what it's called)-good impact. Foreseer...you mean an oracle? I can envision the oracle in the movie 300. At least I think it was 300. Now that I think about it you should just do the whole soundtrack for 300.
Awesome track. Has a great medieval feel; I see images of dark times at the castle while a group plots to overthrow the King, the drums give a sense of marching and duty, the airy vocals blend well with this and make me think of magic spells.
Bewitching stuff, as is usually the case with your works. btw, the vocal pads you use - do they carry your voice in the base or is it some kind of a virtual instrument through and through? I love them, either way.
The drums at the opening are very anticipatory and I felt like a very large set of doors opened at the point when the bass synth starts half a minute in or so. And then that descending riff keeps leading down staircases deeper and deeper. I am worried there might be a Balrog down there somewhere...
I just love those drums so much... the music that follows is so rich and emotionally intense. Wonderful themes and incredible instrumentation as always. You never cease to amaze with your creations. The background instrument (violin?) that sounds like it has a delay on it coming in then fading out after a few repetitions is awesome - those little details are what helps make your songs so special. You have an amazing attention to detail. The instrument here, adds a ton of tension to a song that is lush and wonderful, and reinforces the tension in the chord sequences. So good.
This reminds me very much of (old) Dead Can Dance. Gives me a nice sense of spaciousness and an interesting journey.
neoclassical-darkwave. . . how could I pass this one up? 😀 And yes, now I understand that term. A bit "Game of Thrones?" Really nice when the chanting/voices come in. Rhythm is super cool. Transports me into different worlds. . . it's a long, harrowing, but ultimately victorious journey 😀
I am definately hearing self-reflection here. There is darkness deep down, like Jung's Shadow. How do we step through our Shadow to our True Self that is beyond? Or is it maybe Nietzshe's Übermensche we see deep in those shadows? It is so hard to tell. But deep down there is Light within the Shadows. True Light. The True Self. If only we could rise ourselves up that high! If only we can cross the bridge that is Man and become what we are meant to be. "Man is but the bridge to the Übermensche - Thus spoke Zarathustra!"
Now I feel like re-reading some of Thus Spoke Zarathustra - a meditation by one of my favourite Philosophers (Nietzsche).
I just finished re-reading Margaret Weis & Tracy Hickmann's (of Dragonlance Fame) wonderful Death Gate Cycle. This would work really well as part of that series' soundtrack.
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What great timing, i come on and see that you just posted a new song! One of your famous neoclassical darkwaves, and this does not disappoint. I feel like this one takes me on a journey, visiting several places in this soundtrack. After a long travel, I perhaps find some dark wizard's lair, or a witch's hut, full of bubbling potions. I pick up one and drink it, but did i take the right one? Will i find what i am seeking? Will this give me the power to save the realm, or will it turn me into a lost soul, forever trapped in the forest of the damned?