Nirasha

2009
Perpetual Emotion Machine
from The Unforetold

Nirasha was another inspiration from Juno Reactor, particularly Pistolero and various tracks from Bible of Dreams. I like this one a lot because it has this illusion of being almost two time signatures at once — You think it’s one timing, then the percussion happens and your perception of it changed.

Nirasha‘ is a Hindi word ( निराशा) meaning despair. I don’t remember any specific despair at the time I wrote this song, but it was definitely a rough period. I wanted something aggressive and beautiful at the same time. I also wanted something ethnic sounding. I plagiarized myself and used the same chord progression from Seven Minute Armada, but just added a little bit extra to resolve it.

The demo version is a rougher mix, has less piano in it, a different guitar sample, some percussion that later disappeared and a different reso-sound in the middle section than the final version. The final version is much fuller. Both have a rather cold ending that I’ve always been kind of unhappy with, but have grown used to.


Perpetual Emotion Machine

Nirasha

Nirasha (Demo Penultimate)


Credits

written, produced and arranged by Perpetual Emotion Machine.

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