As the synths rise slowly but surely, sweeping melodies emerge. Imagination is invited for a ride among the stars, aboard a dashing spacecraft. It’s a song about timing and atmosphere. It excels in both. A neon dawn indeed.
Imagine deserted roads getting lost between misty hills. From above, a lonely car is like the sun among the clouds. Somewhere, a song is playing. A voice descends from the cold heavens. The sound flows like tame rivers.
A song to float on. To travel, to let go, to dream, to calm down, to disconnect, to imagine on.
Also, this is one of those cases where the remix is clearly better than the original (this is, of course, a subjective opinion).
Light chords and a dreamy voice guide this innocent story to life. It’s a gentle song combining traditional instruments with atmosphere-building synthesizers.
Creatures made of sound roam the textured landscapes of Melodic Beauty Land. They call out to each other, either from depths immeasurable or from lofty heights. Their echoes fill endless voids, bringing the vibration of life. Close your eyes and ride your thoughts.
“What’s up, song?”
“Well, you know, thumping along, building some awesome atmosphere, adding a trumpet here, a voice there.”
“I like what I’m hearing! Wanna hang out?”
“Sure, just get some good listening gear, ayt?”
Slow down, lay back and close your eyes. Let yourself be moved by the soft yet willful vibrations brought to you by the beautiful composition of Greek mastermind, MIKTEK. This is for those evenings spent sunken in a comfy couch or armchair, eardrums spellbound by the caress of musical magic.
You can listen to the melody for free, in good quality, on BandCamp, which is one of the best websites when it comes to supporting artists. You can also purchase the song (or album) from this same location. And in case you’re wondering, yes, I did purchase MIKTEK’s album :).
Get some good head gear, lie down, close your eyes and let this one take you places. This is the symbiosis between technology, mind and soul. Despite the relatively alert rhythm, the deep frequencies are so good at doing their brain-massage thing that this song never fails to send me into a state of inspired calm.
Apparently the (more famous) Egyptian Thebes is known as “Thebes of the Hundred Gates” whereas the “Thebes of the Seven Gates” is located in Greece. As far as I’m concerned, Delerium could have picked any ancient city as title for this song.
Despite the fact that this melody is a contemporary electronica ambient creation, the deep, thoroughly grounded bass, the mysterious choirs and the ghosty piano manage to conjure an aura of ancient knowledge. There are music warlocks at work here. Let yourself be carried away within their spell.
Oh, how I wish I could rename this song. But I can’t, not only because of my respect towards the artist, but because I prefer to tune in to whatever somber reality that the melody perhaps wishes to remind of. With such beautiful music, even dark images can be deprived of their negative energy and interpreted in an objective way, respectful towards the diversity of life and the many paths it can take.
Musically, what we have here is a minimal ambient track that makes excellent use of syncopation. It’s all part of the grand design which has the melody meander in a soothing flow.
Combining deep, solemn male choirs with mystic percussion does indeed translate into a musical pilgrimage. This is a very relaxing song, best listened with eyes closed. The melody goes through several transformations, but keeps to an overall oriental feel.