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The name "The Bronze Gate" comes from an H.P. Lovecraft story titled "Ex Oblivione", H.P. Lovecraft being an early 20th century horror and science fiction writer who's work (usually) had its foundation in his philosophy of mechanistic materialism. The bronze gate of the story was a mysterious doorway about which many fables had been written, some telling of exotic wonders, others of unutterable horrors lying beyond, the only consensus amongst the tales being that whomever crossed through the gate could not return.
The protagonist does what is necessary to unlock the mysterious gate, and upon entering discovers that beyond the doorway lies Oblivion, non-existence, the infinite void of death.
The bronze gate appears in the novel "The sannyasin" by Satprem too.
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Uploaded: Sep 13, 2011 - 03:45:34 AM
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aRcTip said 2806 days ago (September 13th, 2011)
The Bronze Gate
This is too horrifying for my sissy ears! However, kudos for excellent production and mix!!
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ic42 said 2805 days ago (September 13th, 2011)
the ultimate horror
To pass through a portal and be completely obliterated, removed from all space and time... completely lost and forgotten.

It is the antithesis of our fight for existence. It is worse than death. Our deepest fear.

The music creates a cacophony of this fear, but maintains some rhythm and structure, just enough for us to cling to.

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SomeMadGirl said 2805 days ago (September 13th, 2011)
...this is intense! I feel the dread!
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Reinholt56 said 2805 days ago (September 13th, 2011)
Hi Harald.....
This piece of music builds up very well and depicts the image you create with your description and the picture of 'The Bronze Gate'. It is the same as death, as no one really comes back to tell what it's like on the other side of the gate. Or so some say.....

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michael2 said 2805 days ago (September 13th, 2011)
pretty intense, I am especially impressed with the percussive elements. this lives up to your description well.
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michaeljayklein said 2805 days ago (September 14th, 2011)
I think Howard would have approved!
I love Lovecraft (no pun intended) and remember years ago finding out about him and then searching for everything he wrote. By Cthulhu, I think you brought some of his stories to life here Harald....brilliant work and scary, but I love being scared! Michael
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Jarvoid said 2802 days ago (September 16th, 2011)
This well suits
the Lovecraft style of writing ....his work is genuinely scary because of the way that he reasons about ancient .....well pre-ancient gods and space beings from realms best left undiscovered.......excellent piece of scary horrificness.....well cool.

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Doug Somers said 2802 days ago (September 16th, 2011)
You set the mood beautifully
There is no messing about as you get right to establishing the atmosphere. I like the fact that you have an underlying rhythm as well as all of the pads and flourishes. At around 2:35 the beat simplifies and to me this signified hesitation and the anticipation of something horrific. Where you pick up the beat and then let it drop it is really effective - the metals and lower toms ? are enough to keep the forward motion and sense of dread.

Brilliant ending. Whew. Am I even still here?

Nicely done Harald - this is one of the creepier pieces I've both felt compelled to, and not wanted to, listen to.

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Harald Dastis was born 1952, in Germany. He has now lived in France since 1975. Harald is a poet, painter, and a musician of 9 years. He is also a professional german teacher. Narad has a passion for Indian spiritualism and his music is inspired by a... [see more]

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