Killing Joke: In Cythera

This one took a bit longer to write than I thought it would.

I wrote a few sentences last night. I then wrote the bulk a few hours ago and finished it off a few minutes ago. I don’t think it has the same sense of immediacy that some of the other ones I’ve written have, but it is a little more descriptive without going too far, I think.

This is a beautiful piece of music that I’m quite familiar with, which also may have contributed to how long it took to write.

Killing Joke’s “In Cythera” is from MMXII.

I hope you enjoy.

Quick, snappy percussion along with synths creating an expansive, atmospheric sound. Guitar rings out and, along with bass somewhere underneath, melds with the foundation.

The guitar pulls back and narrow as the vocals come in. Expressions of gratitude and perhaps fond memories. Appreciation. A softness in the voice helps to carry forward these, as well as a sense of heartfelt sentimentality. It’s firm, but gentle. Honest.

The chorus kicks in and the guitars become harder and thicker, but without becoming overbearing. What has thus far been expressed finds itself reinforced. The song remains driving and emotional, but contextualised within a sense of celebration.

Just after the chorus words expressing meeting with someone at some point in the future carries with it a sense of quiet, then guitar bursts in, filling space once more.

The second verse comes in, reinforcing meaning and expression along the same lines of the first, though with a sense of acceptance of possibility. Atmospheric the song remains as it continues to drive forward, remaining unwavering in what it is doing.

The chorus repeats, as does the post-chorus words. Everything drops, the vocals ring out, then suddenly the instruments pull back in for one more triumphant repeat of the chorus, then one last repeat of the post-chorus words. Guitar strikes out and once more melds with the wide expanse, then the song finds its end.

About Stupidity Hole

I'm some guy that does stuff. Hoping to one day fill the internet with enough insane ramblings to impress a cannibal rat ship. I do more than I probably should. I have a page called MS Paint Masterpieces that you may be interested in checking out. I also co-run Culture Eater, an online zine for covering the arts among other things. We're on Patreon!
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