All journeys start here – the place of safety and calm, but looking to the stars and dreaming of a different life; a different world. Effected strings and solo cello set the scene, creating a calm, but not quite serene atmosphere. Part of the ‘Monomyth’ album project.
Our lives have their own excitement, and they help us see the beyond the mundane and reach for the stars. The Monomyth main theme gets its first dramatic airing, with full orchestral and driving percussion & electronics, but dropping away to a sobering reminder of the protagonist’s place in the universe. Part of the ‘Monomyth’ album project.
Family. Duty. The things that keep us grounded, what keep us from giving up on our hopes, but what also holds us back from stepping across the precipice into the unknown. Ambient, effected piano and synth create a thoughtful, slightly melancholy atmosphere. Part of the ‘Monomyth’ album project.
Unearthing knowledge of what truly lies in the unknown is breathtaking, but also terrifying – a realisation of what must be done. Wavering ambient synth and strings morph into a realised version of the Monomyth main theme on solo cello, ending with a quiet, serene theme, reflecting a greater understanding of the universe. Part of the ‘Monomyth’ album project.
Leaving your home in pursuit of the unknown is harrowing, and painful. But it is also empowering. Melancholy strings build with synths and percussion, driving ever higher until the protagonist crosses the precipice – a first flight into the unknown. Part of the ‘Monomyth’ album project.
The unknown is strange and bewildering, but also lonely, and we are reminded of the things we left behind, and the long road that lies ahead of us. Slow, ambient strings and synths provide a starry background for some brooding solo cello. Part of the ‘Monomyth’ album project.
The protagonist is truly tested for the first time. The darkness enters, and the threat is real. Driving, menacing synth and strings slowly build towards a dramatic, epic drop, ending unresolved. Part of the ‘Monomyth’ album project.
When we face the hardest of trials, we find out who we really are. The protagonist fights to overcome, and realises the strength within them. Epic, driving action, ending on a heroic rendition of the main theme. Part of the ‘Monomyth’ album project.
Sometimes, in spite of our best efforts, we fail. What matters is what we do next. A dark brass chord signals a dark change, the uncertainty. Solo cello fights to find some sense, but fails again. Soft, emotional strings signal the certainty and power that the protagonist requires to rise again. Part of the ‘Monomyth’ album project.
A bold, empowering rendition of the Monomyth theme, as the protagonist realises their potential, and journeys towards their final goal. Driving uplifting epic orchestra! Part of the ‘Monomyth’ album project.