In keeping with the apocalyptic sounding music from the last post, I give you “Atlantis Falling.”
I actually recorded this piece back in 2000. It started with an improvised drum part. After that, I turned to the keyboard and added on the strings which completely changed the mood. That brought about the synthy guitar sounds and finally a hand drum part. The title comes from the descending strings before the climax. This is a good example of a “through composed” piece. In other words, nothing ever really repeats.
Is it noise? Is it disturbing? Is it beautiful? Is it depressing? Hopefully anything but boring.
As I mixed the piece down with multiple listens, it didn’t necessarily fill me with glee and a sense of hope, but I did love the grotesqueness of it. This version is mixed 15 years after the fact with a much better processor and plugins so there’s a bit more clarity to all the gnarly bits.
The photo is a double exposure of the rapids on the James River and the Richmond skyline taken on an expired 12 exposure roll of FujiColor Super HG 100.
Feel the deluge! Save yourselves!