First Contact

Composed during the same depression that made me compose Path of Regrets, this track could almost be described as a counterpoint to my mood at the time, as if my inspiration was trying to cheer me up. It's not my best work, but I'm really fond of the last part. I feel that it becomes almost Egyptian in nature by the end.

This song illustrates how a monotonous loop can still remain interesting over several minutes, even serving as the glue that holds the entire thing together.

I used a lot of instruments here that I normally don't even touch. Many of these instruments are actually excellent and the only reason I hestitate to use them is because they sound horrible when not used in context. This is one of the challenges of constructing a solid collection of instruments for a song; It's easy to pick a bunch of instruments that sound good alone, but can you imagine them working together?