Ptolomea

Nov 13, 2020, 02:59 PM
Ptolomea created by RPLKTR.

"The Ninth Circle, Ptolomea - those who betrayed friends or guests. Their souls descend immediately to hell and their living bodies are possessed by demons when they commit these acts. The sinners cannot weep because the tears freeze in their eyes. Their grief has no outlet and turns inward. This increases their agony.

"Ptolomea is a section of a frozen river in the underworld. My soundtrack illustrates this cold and damp. I used synthesizers instead of going for natural sounds to deepen the sense of desolation. There's a feel of dread but there are no audible screams or cries as the grief and agony of the sinners frozen in the river is internal. Occasionally the viewer's attention is turned to a particular detail in sight but ultimately there is no end to the anguish. The song ends abruptly as the viewers notice the banners of Lucifer and move onto the last section of Hell."

### Gear
Piano by Pianoteq 6, Steinway D with strings elongated to 6.66m.
Eerie chords by a pair of Moog Mother-32s.
Rhythmic bass by Moog Subharmonicon.
Melodic bass by Novation Circuit Mono Station.
Drums by Polyplex, bit crushed to 4 bits.
Reverbs by Raum.
Recorded and produced in Ableton Live.

Part of the Inferno project to imagine and compose the sounds of Dante’s Hell, marking the 700th anniversary of The Divine Comedy. To find out more, visit http://www.citiesandmemory.com/inferno