In the opening moments of “and the ashes birthed them into air and their bodies hurtled towards the fire of the sun,” it’s as though some kind of creature, constrained for millennia, is finally breaking free. Hissing feedback and hollow drones keep pushing back the simmering rhythms, but eventually, the restraints break and it takes to the skies. Flowing anthems celebrate through sonic catharsis and dramatic chord progressions, and for a moment, everything seems alright. The scratchy black and white footage broadcasts obscured wonders and hypnotic patterns before everything begins falling apart. As tension builds, bass repetitions grind through concrete and gleaming piano runs sparkle in the distance like a beacon. Movement slows. We hold our breath. Nobody knows what comes next as the sonic rattles fade.
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