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Untitled (Requiem)

Adam Butler on March 26, 2012 00:01

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    The darkest song I've ever written. I wanted to illustrate the atmosphere of an event that threatens life on earth, and resulting moods of loss, regret, and even beauty. The song was also a production challenge for me in trying to form a heavier, darker sound.

    Themes: Apocalypse, nuclear war, disaster, atmospheric destruction, self-destruction, death, panic, regret, survival, acceptance.

    Sampling at 11:05: "We knew the world would not be the same. Few people laughed, few people cried, most people were silent. I remembered the line from the Hindu scripture, the Bhagavad-Gita. Vishnu is trying to persuade the Prince that he should do his duty and to impress him takes on his multi-armed form and says, 'Now I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds.' I suppose we all thought that, one way or another."
    — J. Robert Oppenheimer, Interview about the Trinity explosion, first broadcast as part of the television documentary, "The Decision to Drop the Bomb (1965)."

    Listen loud. Let it wash over you.

    "Untitled (Requiem)" by Adam Butler is licensed under a Creative Commons License


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