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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.