In this track, I imagined the Esper as a force of darkness comprised or perpetuated by the voices that drift from our mouths and hang in decay below the rusted atmosphere. It is a barbed wire elemental spirit twisting words as it jumps from mouth to mouth.
This is the oldest track on the album and by far the darkest and most experimental. I was inspired by a lot of old industrial ambient tracks, like some of NIN's tracks from The Downward Spiral, and it came together relatively quickly with that string motif from the old Native Instruments Kompakt VST. A lot of people don't like this track in particular, but I still think it has its place on the album. :)
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!