Prepare yourself for a brooding, cinematic adventure below the root.
Listening on headphones in a darkened room is encouraged.
The title is based on a game from 1984 with the same name. The game’s story takes place after the Green Sky Trilogy of novels by Zilpha Keatley Snyder. It was one of the first open-world games where you could travel in any direction right from the beginning, presenting a very large gameworld for its time.
As a child, the game fascinated me, but not entirely due to the vast land to explore. I often pondered what lay beyond the gameworld’s borders. This music is an aural representation of what one might discover.
Stream on YouTube (Gapless): youtu.be/qVtqqk03GoQ
MP3 (320kb/s) available for free at: altusmusic.ca/belowtheroot.html
Review at Sonic Immersion
[...] In eight tracks, the listener wanders through a vast netherworld of dense (sometimes even foggy) spheres along ethereal and remote landscape scenery toward barely visible horizons.