ABOUT THE PROJECT
"Sykosis" is a concept soundtrack album. It is not for any film in particular, rather, it is a musical exploration into the various mental states of Psychosis. The composition tells a complete narrative about an individual who begins to suffer the onset of Psychosis and helplessly falls victim to it. The story ends with the realization that something much darker is occurring.
THE STORY THE MUSIC TELLS
After researching the various forms of Psychosis and the symptoms experienced, the music tries to emulate what it might be like to be in the moment of that individual. The music is representing a first person perspective. It is highly percussive in moments of panic, urgency and unrest while more dark and ominous drone layers fluctuate to speak to the "much darker force at work" aspect. There is a lot of experimentation with dissonance in a manner that crates the sense of dread and uncertainty as to what is real and what is not. To round it out, there are "shock" moments in which there is a synth sound used to tear through the music to represent the moments when the "darker force" is trying to break through and come face to face with the individual.
ABOUT THE MUSIC
The sound palette was established first using up to eight instruments. Two sections are different percussion sections and the rest are leads and pads. All were modified from their original settings. The leads and pads specifically were changed up in a way that seemingly two separate instruments were born based on whether I played in the lower octaves versus the higher octaves.
Overall, the music is dark, cold and mechanical, much in the same way Brad Feidel approached his scores to both Terminator movies. It is strategicall thought out and composed and performed almost in a robotic sense. The music is from the point of view from the protagonist in the story who at first is thought to be human but turns out to be an A.I. The suspense, dread and ominous nature of the music's tone can be regarded as the emotions and sensations the A.I. is experiencing as the story and drama unfolds.
Sit back, turn down the lights and get set for a nerve-wracking and pulse-pounding musical journey. Please comment and share.