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Title translates to 23 Cycles in Latin.
I consider this a mix of trance, and atmospheric parts mixed with hard hitting beats. The pads are basically 4-5 different layers of sort of different chords, to make something very spacey and ethereal. I'm so glad most 90's sample packs are more or less available today, as they are a godsend, for some of these weird spacy pad sounds. Everything is structured almost like an ABA kind of thing. After the drop, we get some acid stuff, some melodic licks here and there, before the breakdown into the main melody and chord progression, slowly creeping back to the first section. I actually really like what i've done here, sounds very 90's. Hope you enjoy!
"With the last of the grant funds, we've corrected the calculation error which resulted in Attempt 748's catastrophic backfire. 749 will be the final iteration, be it a success or otherwise. To inspire some confidence in the team, and to protect my pride should it fail, I will use myself as the subject of this, my 749th experiment in wormhole production."
When I travel back to those bygone times
Those carefree moments that had once been mine
All the little things making up my life
Are now just part of the past
When I travel back to a bygone age
Things were different, but they stayed the same
All I thought was important to me is now just part of the past
Of my past, a sweet reminder of what became
The smoldering embers of a dying flame
Those times stuck with me, but nowadays
They're slipping away
Here at last I sit at the end of days
Regrets can hurt me in so many ways
Picking up the pieces can cut so deeply
The bittersweet shards of glass