Goliath (part 1)

By Alek Biotic

eventHorizonGoliath is a tech-trance jam from 2002.   The title comes from the sample used in it, taken from the 1997 Sci-fi flick Event Horizon.  If you haven’t seen this movie and you’re into the genre I recommend it, though Sam Neill’s annoying character (and his lame lines) ruined the ending for me.

I am generally not a fan of sampling stuff from movies, but I made an exception here since the track was inspired by the movie and the line (delivered by Laurence Fishburne) fit the bill.  The sound of thunder in the background also came from the movie and I always wondered what it was doing there since (unless the thunder was somehow on the space ship) it wouldn’t have been heard in space.  Hollywood… whatever.

Another interesting production note is that the bass is not played by a synth but is a heavily filtered sample of an Autechre track Rae from LP5, a sick album which I was heavily into around this time.  Rae remains one of my Autechre faves.

Initially, the track was not a Part anything.  It was just a track of its own.  But a few months later I wrote a different track based largely on it (sans the Fishbourne sample) and that became Part 2, making this one its prequel.  Look for the follow-up here in the future.

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Download: Goliath [part 1] (mp3)

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