I think when I stumbled upon this song I was excited by many things. Let me list them:
- Lyrics that talk of the 'void'...I'm reading The Wheel of Time
- Amazing guitar work
- Did I say monks?
Anyways, now that we've got that out of the way, you can get back to simply enjoying Rare Monk's new track, "Devil's Trill."
The band have explained the meaning behind the song as follows:
A baroque trill is a micro-drama, the player holding a trill beyond the breaking point of sanity before
finally resolving. Player and listener are tempted to exist within that trill forever, and dependent on the
player’s skill an entire hero’s journey can be told within. Inspired by Tartini’s Violin Sonata in G minor,
Bg.5 aka The Devil’s Trill (aside: David Oistrakh is a savage), this song is about the perseverance of a
fragile life (whether that be an individual, nation-state, species); that drive to continue to exist, for as
long as possible, before an inevitable resolution into nothingness.
The Portland based indie rock band are gearing up to release their debut full-length album, A Future, this year.