Dirge: Alma

One listen for this one.

I kind of took my time and didn’t try to focus on one particular thing.
I could’ve written a lot more, but I didn’t and instead wrote slowly, which I feel worked better here.

Dirge’s “Alma” is from Alma Battica.

I hope you enjoy.

A rumbling drone appears, stretching out whilst seeming like a compressed moment. Some sort of static appears and moves about the drone whilst a sound suggesting some an instrument gradually fades into view. Something akin ti birdsong appears, as does something that could be water. Much of this sounds familiar, but altered or twisted in some way.

Guitar emerges from the sounds and adds to them. It plays simple and clear whilst crackling and heaviness continue onward. Eventually percussion reveals itself, striking out at a distance and only for specific moments. The drone continues, as do the sounds it has attracted.

Something deep seems to reach out and pull in as the sounds engulf. The atmosphere they create permeates throughout; it seems inescapable. Noises seem to rise and fall as the guitar loses its structure and fades into the background. Heaviness heaves for a moment before stretching out and clearing the sounds. All is removed and one last drone stretches out, exposing a new space; an emptiness that can be filled, and the song ends.

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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