Swirling lights starts out with a progressively dark but hypnotic piano melody and swells into a ominous soundscape. The drums and bass form a heavy breakbeat progression under the melody. This combination of atmospheric sounds and pulsing bass fuses the song with a sort of trip-hop vibe.
This is effective soundscape music, suggesting ominous feelings with an authentic spine, frank while not being pretentious. The bass lines and drumbeat are full of a raw, natural power. The melody is simple and genuine. The synthesizer’s ambiguous notes and digressions create the sense that it is beating around the bush to get where it is going.
It is the perfect music to lead into dark visuals. It has the potential to create suspense, underscore plot movements and otherwise help moving pictures create significant statements about settings and characters.
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