Sometimes, before the sleep, I read a book to my son. It begins with a train coming through the darkness:
As it should be – with a honking, roaring engine, clattering wheels, and a cloud of steam:
I will not retell the entire book, and go straight to the finale (spoiler alert!): in fact, the train turns out to be a toy train, and everything that happened to it was in the boy’s dream.
I liked this simple idea so much that I wanted to implement it in a track. To make something powerful, straightforward, in a sense even monotonous – like a train that goes on and on without stopping; but at the same time mysterious and atmospheric.
Perhaps some people have already guessed. The phrases the dreams, dream machine and we can fly from my track “A Train Into Darkness” are a direct reference to this book and a subtle hint that everything that happens in the track is also a dream:
That’s why the track is intentionally hypnotic and even a bit dreamy, that’s what I wanted to portray. However, it turned out that this track works well not only in dreams, but when you are awake too:
That’s how, unexpectedly, even for myself, a children’s book became the basis for a serious track.
The single “A Train Into Darkness” will be released next Monday, February 8, and is already available for pre-order on Beatport and presave on Spotify: