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This piece slowly builds up momentum from the beginning. It starts with speaking, and then footsteps. The roar of a truck leads up to a crashing boom, which begins a temporary lyrical interlude with drumbeats and singing. This is juxtaposed against hard whoosh-and-crunch sounds that then cut to a couple speaking Spanish over street noises. Shortly thereafter the sound of a didgeridoo slowly builds intensity underneath a disturbing distorted laugh. The intensity and bass increase as booming crashes lead to a visceral conclusion and finally, silence. Overall, the piece lends the imagery of a journey, rather than describing any one area or time. The first part of the piece is almost recognizable as a contemporary urban environment, but from the introduction of the Spanish language to the blending of exotic instruments, the ending of the piece brings to mind a Tibetan monastery on a remote mountaintop. I could almost picture an ancient Chinese ghost army disappearing into a misty valley. I found it to be very interesting and well done.
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