Bark Psychosis: The Loom

This is another song I’ve been meaning to do for a few days and it’s one I should be familiar with as I’ve played it a good few times. Maybe it has been enough distance since the last playing as the album that it’s from is one that I find quite emotionally heavy and so it’s not one I play often.

Anyway, I went in focusing on describing the song and it kind of worked. I moved toward imagery a bit further in which worked better and maybe had I stuck with that this would’ve been a stronger bit of writing, but I’m fine with the result. It’s not the smoothest thing I’ve written but it’s not too rough.

Bark Psychosis’ “The Loom” is from Hex.

I hope you enjoy.

Piano calls out into a space. There is a weight; a heaviness as it reaches further and further. Soon strings underscore its call whilst rising and falling, almost seemingly breathing slowly.

Suddenly it comes to a stop and the piano rises up and presents a greater fragility that seems as fleeting as it is lingering. It is met with percussion and bass, and soon the strings also return. The sounds form a melody and mix whilst remaining separate, and it is not long before vocals find themselves among the patterns forming.

The vocals a soft and perhaps delicate and their words carry heaviness more than they’d seem. They do not last long and soon much pulls back leaving bass, percussion and some soft synth to carry on a scene, perhaps at night. There is a light groove that carries through the space and it continues on, moving its way and solidifying forms of mood that earlier may have seemed vague. It continues on as though motion in stillness and something starts finding itself becoming more prominent. It is a noise that is not harsh and it gradually replaces the groove.

It seems almost like an old reflection of what was and there is something just behind. It lingers and hangs, and stops suddenly at the song’s end.

About Stupidity Hole

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