Aois-Dubh - Tablet 4
1.The skies roared with thunder and the earth heaved 54.2 MB @ 320 kbps
2. Then came darkness and a stillness like death 169.9 MB @ 320 kbps
Aois-Dubh is a 3 hour 48 minute and 56 second album intended to be released on 4 separate discs. however, for best experience it should be listened to on a computer or digital music playing device to prevent overly long time lapses between tracks, and to evoke the original intentions of the artist. The music is based on the feelings, emotions, and thoughts evoked by Tablet four of the great Epic of Gilgamesh, which tells the story of the journey to the cedar forest. On each day of the six-day journey, Gilgamesh prays to Shamash; in response to these prayers, Shamash sends Gilgamesh oracular dreams during the night. The first is not preserved. In the second, Gilgamesh dreams that he wrestles a great bull that splits the ground with his breath. Enkidu interprets the dream for Gilgamesh: the dream means that Shamash, the bull, will protect Gilgamesh. In the third, Gilgamesh dreams:
The skies roared with thunder and the earth heaved,
Then came darkness and a stillness like death.
Lightning smashed the ground and fires blazed out;
Death flooded from the skies.
When the heat died and the fires went out,
The plains had turned to ash.
this last is the inspiration for this release, and for the soundscapes, ambience, noise, and aural exploration within.
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