Untitled (Requiem) by Adam Butler published on 2012/03/26 00:01:50 +0000 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.