Music: Medieval Paths #2 – I Picked You a Rose from the Forest (2003)

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In 2003 I had a season of composing medieval and celt-inspired themes.

Back then, I was inspired by Mark Seibert‘s electronic medieval soundtrack in Sierra‘s classic adventure computer game Conquests of Camelot: The Search for the Grail (1989) and Mike Oldfield‘s celt-nostalgic album Voyager (1996) that I highly recommend.

This is from my 2003 album Fallbringer from a series called Medieval Paths. The song is #2 I Picked You a Rose from the Forest (2003).  There is also a guitar ballad version of this song with English lyrics that I will record some day.

I think I still have sometimes a certain sense of celtic and medieval even in my other pieces, such as ambient. I’ll be posting also the rest from the Medieval Paths -series.

Etching: A Stream of Mirages (2006)

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Etching 24×12 cm (Kangastusten virta in Finnish). Only 6 made with varying colors (some are black and white). This scene is from an upcoming Narcosis the Cat Meets the Flapsticks comic book story Flapsticks in the Land of the Pyramids. It tells about the legend of a Horse of the Troika three giant horses worshipped by the people of Ee-Gypt.

In this artwork the birds from top center gradually transform into mountains and finally as flying dragons. The labyrinth on top right symbolizes the sun. “Corner sun” is my favorite motif in naive works; here for a change it is presented in a more “adult” and abstract form.

Labyrinths and dungeons are one of my favorite themes  both in real life. We like to find caves and tunnels and wander in them with my friend Kriku who also does f.ex. psychedelic art.