Nykto: Original Soundtrack is a series of tunes which were used for the soundtrack to a 12-minute independent short video of the same title, directed by Elvert dela Cruz Bañares, which in turn, was loosely based on a poem entitled “Darkness” by Arris Rivera. The music is a mix of ethnic and electronic, world and urban, dark and light melodies, silence and rhythm, meandering into hope and fulfillment, as eventually all darkness must pass.
The Creative Brief
I composed the music without having seen or known anything about the video except for a brief phrase: “darkness to light” and the instruction to listen to Peter Gabriel’s world music for inspiration. That was the entire creative brief.
This EP also includes remixes by Bleedingboy|Soundtrack and Emorej, two more Philippine electronica producers and regular QED Records contributors.
Nykto: Original Soundtrack [qd-4245] was released on my netlabel, QED Records.
- FILE UNDER: worldbeat, soundtrack, electronica, ethnotronica, less morose than Morricone, world-y like Peter Gabriel, more alive than Dead Can Dance.
- DETAILS: 7 mp3s, encoded at CBR and VBR (192 kbps quality), 44.1 khz stereo. | Released: July 5, 2007.
- DOWNLOAD: Entire EP as a ZIP FILE (24.3 MB)– from Archive.org.