This is a 2020 remix of my electronic ambient/hard trance medley from 1999: “The Fall / The River” that originally appeared in the album “Psychic*: Belief” (2000). This new rendition has a 1980s/1990s nostalgia style mixed with a modern sound and feel, suitable for the retro and epic movie-like feel of the game. I’ve always loved classical music and you can probably hear the influence and the way it combines in my electronic, ambient and trance songs too.
The song image cover depicts a flying alien plant from outer space. I see the eerie voice at the beginning (first heard at 0:11) and through the song as the sounds of a robotic eagle flying through an underworld metal and concrete labyrinth, trying to find its way back to the surface. Finally, the Sun starts to reflect from it’s metallic feathers…
Special love and thanks to listener inspiration for this music piece that I had already almost forgotten about. 🙂 <3
As of 2020, I’m working on many projects, my own music, retro computer games (f.ex. a fantasy platform adventure!) and a rare book about my grandmother’s childhood in the 1930s Caribbean as an utopian settler. More about these later. Feel free to contact and mail!
*Psychic of Synchronic was my music artist name in the 1990s and early 2000s.
This song was on my Narcosis the Cat Meets the Flapsticks comic book album’s (2010) music CD as When It Is Raining from My Paws. The CD companion featured ambient, avantgarde and psychedelic music to be listened to while merging into the comic book fantasy world.
Part 1: When Reality Comes Along
Part 2: Did It Come to You
` ` When it is calm reality comes along; then you can hear me calling true… Long time ago since I left everything where it was, still now it is raining from my arms; for the first time in world – it makes all come to life. ´ ´
There will be over two hours of classical symphonic, ambient, dark ambient, electronic, trance and experimental music for the two Soulweaver: Requiem for Earth Soundtracks. They will be available on CD and as downloadable MP3.
Here’s my newest song – a guitar ballad, called “Scorpion” (2016). Hope you like it!
This is the first released song with my new artist name Avalkis. The track will be in the upcoming album Tree of Love – and Other Ballads from the Darkened Sun. Featuring f.ex. acoustic/electric guitar and piano ballads, celt and medieval inspired songs.
Thanks to Matti, Hanne and Onni for our recent live band sessions and jammings that inspired me to finish this song faster than I would have otherwise! (There might be a rock version with our band at some point when we have time with our busy schedules.)
UPDATE: Due to request from my good friend and artist Joonas here is the whole “Scorpion” song with the ambient intro that originally belonged with it :).
1. If I find you, will you be my true… in this life, or the next
Will you be my, guiding angel that I’ve yearned, for so many years
2. A light that always shines, please come back to my loving arms I have come for… your love
That is true… pure and beyond Will you know me… There’s so much to feel
3. I have a scorpion, crawling down my neck it’s trying to sting, but it cannot hurt
’cause there’s an antidote, running in my veins It is your love, that I can always trust
4. I don’t know where… else to turn to When I am home sick, far away
A distant stranger, becoming a friend I have become, someone I once knew
5. Will you follow, will you see me Do you know us, there’s so much to learn
I am here to stay, not giving any lessons still you’re the treasure, I almost gave away
” Can I give you, all that I have for what I am, and what’s left of me
Can I give you, all that I have for what I am, and what’s left of me ”
PS. The original working title for this song was “A Seed of Hope” which referred to “Acid of Hope”. Because it’s interesting to note that the base for this song is originally an acid trance song I composed in 1998. That might explain some of the sounds and melodies appearing in the final build-up :). Also a certain 1980s/1990s nostalgia is present. I will release the trance version too later.
Summer Island refers to the islands of Tammisaari (“Oak Island”, Ekenäs in Swedish) that is a very dear city to me here in the south of Finland. I’ve also lived there for over a year. My favorite and most beautiful forests are in Tammisaari. A few years ago I once swam to a near-by island there in the summer. At the half way I realized my energy was very limited and I didn’t have any water with me.
With the energy I had left in me I made it to the rocky shore of the island and had an experience of “an evolutionary flashback” — I felt how a fish came to the solid ground for the first time ever and its fins growing to legs. It felt like seeing and remembering millions of years back in a few seconds.
I studied the island. There is this old symmetrical tree with two big branches in a V-shape. I’ve picked this tree and the island as inspiration for The Blue Forest of Wish to appear in my Springbringer graphic novel. The actual tree is also featured in winter-time on the Soulweaver film, with the moonlight shining in the middle.
In the impromptu summer extreme swim when I left the island I noticed a group of sheep watching me. It felt like a bizarre scene from an art house film because I hadn’t noticed them upon my arrival.
Fortunately I made it back from the isle. And have carried water with me ever since.