When I finished writing and recording “Prometheus” in 2013 I had a few unused melodies & ideas left over. They became the beginning of the compositional process for “Rise”.
Once again, the focus is on long, heroic melodies & epic themes done with electric guitar & rock instrumentation! But this time there are six pieces & the storyline is more abstract. Each one of the six tracks is titled with one word that conveys a concept to move the stereotypical story arc forward.
There are 3 melodic themes used in this long introductory piece. They areinterconnected, or integrated, by means of being modulated through different keys, worked through variations & played at various dynamic levels.
The 1st track of “Rise” is “Struggle”.