13. Epilogue   (3:33)

music © 1990 by walter nicholls & colin nicholls


No suite is complete without an epilogue. Here we again bring back some musical themes from The Steel Tree and finish off the album in a pensive mood.

Walter's original vision for this was of a more orchestral nature, and perhaps I've taken some liberties with the musical arrangement. I like the way it reprises the instrumentation and themes from earlier parts of the suite.

Production Notes

Wow - on reflection, this really did turn into a kind of "kitchen sink" project.

Synths: Sampled "Ahh" vocals
Korg M1 (piano ostinato and bass notes; "GlassVocoder"; pipe organ)
AAS String Studio VSTi "Asian Clavichord"
Pianoteq 4 VSTi (Electric Piano)
Roland Fantom (lean monosynth)
Bass: Wendler ElectroCoustic fretless
Novation PEAK "taurus bass pedals"
Strings: Dimension Pro "Ensemble Quartet"
Garritan GPO VSTi String Orchestra
Guitars: Yamaha GC172SF spanish guitar
Gibson L6-S
Ovation Steel String
Percussion: XLN Addictive Drums VSTi (cymbals and kick)

Early Stages

Since 1988 we've been recording our jam sessions on tape cassette. In 1999 I digitized the archives for reference. Any moments of magic relevant to this track, I've extracted and present here.

Themes (1990):

Here's Walter jamming on the Korg M1 and coming up with the basic themes in 1990. The Korg M1 has some nice sounds...

Demo (1991):

Walter expands on the music, adding the second section (major key), and sequences it all in the Korg M1. I must apologize for the brash guitar right at the end.