“This tells the tale of the noble Protoss quest to reclaim Aiur. Not surprisingly, however, before the first zealot is even finished coming through the gate, their fledgling outpost finds itself overrun by a rampaging rush of zerglings. A chilling and savage skirmish ensues, the swarm’s dark and savage bloodlust a sobering reckoning… but our protagonists prevail. Having thwarted the attack, probes now diligently return to the grind, zealots take to their sentry and the outfit thus resumes its reclamation of the home world. For there is no peace to be found in these troubled times and, so then, the rest of this piece becomes a pensive meditation on the oncoming calamity.”
At this point in time… and before I ramble on about motifs and story arcs… I want to give a shout out to my bud Andrew Dunn who contributed his cello to this track. I write a hell of a ton of cello into my music but the tracking is almost always substantially amateurish having never played the instrument myself and while I’m a big fan of Embertone’s Blakus Cello, nothing compares to a live instrument. So I sent what I had written to Andrew and he blew me away, providing such emotive, sensible playing to the part, effortlessly capturing the weight of the Protoss lament I sought to convey with the instrument. He’s a fantastic cellist and I couldn’t be happier with how it turned out. Bravo, good sir.
“En Taro Adun, Executor”