Ready to submerge? This electronica reinterpretation of Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata takes us down, down, down. Down into the calm, bobbing on the river of melancholy. I wonder what the long-departed composer would have to say about how his work echoes through the ages.
This original composition showcases a unique fusion between air instruments and electronic orchestration. It is Digitonal’s trademark sound, coming from one of the earliest releases of this ambient, neo-classical project.
Ravi Shankar, one of the world’s most renowned sitar singers joins vibes with Western classical music composer Philip Glass. The result is a playful culture fusion journey, full of positive energy and daring moves. Instruments dance around each other, drawing countless patterns. There’s enough creativity here to satisfy the hungriest of ears.
I recommend listening to the entire album, called “Passages”.
This song is the very definition of epic. It’s a finale of divine proportions, mightily constructed through a crescendo of sweeping orchestra of strings, synths and beyond-majestic choirs.
And yes, this was created for Deus Ex – Human Revolution, a must-play video game, one of the best games of 2010s.
Even before giving the lyrics a thought, this song felt like a statement of some sort. A constant and solemn bass finds an equal partner in the subdued percussion. Then, luminous chords accompany Brendan’s evocative voice while delivering his homage to life.
This is what I consider a well-written song. It’s a space where both music and lyrics accompany each other in perfect harmony. That is not to say that songs without lyrics have it easier: they must accompany music with… other music.
Ghosts of clouds are dancing upon the endless plains of eternity. A silky mist envelops seven silhouettes as they walk up to an old wooden stage. There, one picks up a guitar, another picks up a flute, another picks up a strange cylinder filled with grains of sand that have been hand-picked from the countless imaginary worlds that these pilgrims have been through. Allow them to explore your world and observe what the evocative chanting stirs up.