The Silence Cometh – the story behind an instrumental ambient EP

How it started.

One day, Spike and me wanted to produce a new, awesome thing. Spike is a great musician and friend of mine. I told him from this idea, to combine relaxation music and doom. For me, these two styles work great together, because they want to put the listener into a kind of trance with their slow rhythms and repeating melodies.

We wrote a story concept and had some jam sessions to compose different melodies. In an iterative process the song parts became more and more refined. I also painted the pictures, we wanted to reflect with the music. After half an year the result was there: The Silence Cometh – 3 Chapters to Redemption.

How the music and the pictures work together.

I. Dreaming Sun

Mountain & Sea View: mountain = bass, sea = piano
Guiding Starlings: path = synth pad, starlings = high tones
Tree of Wisdom: trunk = bass, branches = melody

II. Pendulum Clock of Modulation

Field of Mirrors: Positive Sounds
It’s about Time: Tick Tock
Behind the Mirror: Negative Sounds

III. Lord of Darkness, God of Nightmares

The Summoning: Lord of Darkness = piano, magic = synth pad
Close to the Edge: abyss = synth pad, bats = high tones
Sea of Blood: God of Nightmares = distorted bass & drums

3 chapters, concepted as a symmetric structure.

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The 3 chapters “Dreaming Sun”, “Pendulum Clock of Modulation” and “God of Darkness, Lord of Nightmares” are concepted as a kind of symmetric structure. The first chapter is similar to the third chapter, the second chapter works as the mirror, that changes the positive melodies before into negative melodies behind.

You can listen to the songs on Soundcloud. Have fun.

Second track from ambient EP “The Silence Cometh”

II. Pendulum Clock of Modulation
You are standing in a field full of mirrors. In the middle there is a pendulum clock, keeping on ticking. While you are looking around, what’s happening here, time goes on and on.

What happened so far…
In the first part of “The Silence Cometh – 3 Chapters to Redemption” you enjoyed the silence and beautiful landscape of the sea & mountain view. You could relax and forget all your sorrows. Here you can find the full blog post of “Dreaming Sun”
https://progshot.wordpress.com/2015/06/23/new-music-concept-for-relaxing/

It’s about time.
You still enjoy the clear sky in your field full of mirrors. The pendulum clock is ticking louder now. Suddenly the sky gets grey, then darker. The setting is changing. You look through one of the mirrors and recognize, that the truth lies beneath it. It’s about time…to listen to the track.