For this track, I imagined the Esper as the elemental spirit of a melancholy monarch, unable to accept the death of his being and unable to cope with the evolution of the world, spending his eternity saturated in the memories of the ancient worlds and cultures he used to rule and watching them build and collide until all he has left is a trailing, broken memory that drifts into silence.
This track was the hardest to compose and almost didn't make the album as it self destructed multiple times in post-production AFTER my computer crash. I was composing this track at the same time as Track 1 and the combination of both gave me a real life Out-of-Body experience. It freaked me out, but luckily we both survived. :)
About the album: Espers is a wildly ambitious, slightly experimental and thoroughly, deliberately arranged and manipulated chill-out album with lots of New Age, Ambient, Progressive and apparently Darkwave sounds and structures in them. Each track is designed to be a completely different experience than the one before and after it; where the soundscapes create sparse melodies and evolve the track instead of it moving until finally culminating to a 10 minute piano solo, performed by Michael Huang of www.nobuouematsu.com
, as a stark contrast to the album before it. This album and all the many sounds and motifs and designs were inspired by Peter Gabriel, Motoi Sakuraba, Yasunori Mitsuda, Uematsu, Hiroki Kikuta, Berlin School electronic music, Steve Hackett, Enya, David Arkenstone, NIN, Moby and a lot more. It was released in September 2011 by Lightfall/Aardvark Records.
For more information and album credits, see www.meteoxavier.com
. Enjoy the album!