Opening Viridis is the driving, pulsating groove of 'Wolfgang's Devil', fluctuating between ambient and experimental synthpop before evolving into a bombastic futurepop conclusion.
This track was inspired by an altarpiece painted in 1483 by Austrian artist Michael Pacher titled "St. Wolfgang and the Devil". This painting depicts the legend about St. Wolfgang who forced the Devil to help him build a church. In this painting the Devil is shown as being green in color, a common interpretation during the Middle Ages. While the painting depict legend, St. Wolfgang was actually a 10th century Bishop from Regensburg, Austria. His feast day also happens to be October 31st, more commonly known as Halloween.
The spoken word piece during the middle section of the song is a Latin reading of the "Prayer to St. Michael the Archangel".
Instrumentation includes: impOSCar2, M-Tron Pro Mellotron Choir, and VSM Oberheim OB-8 strings from G-Force Software. NES and C-64 emulations from Plogue Chipsounds, The Logic Retrosynth analog (Moog) modeled synth. Alicia's Keys Kontakt kit from NI. Percussive elements from NI's new Kinetic Metal kit for Kontakt. And finally a healthy dose of NI's Maschine for drums and various pads, basses, and noise. Maschine kits used include, Electric Vice, Transistor Punch, Platinum Bounce, and True School.
Thanks for listening!
"Prayer to St. Michael the Archangel"
Sancte Michael Archangele,
defende nos in proelio;
contra nequitiam et insidias diaboli esto praesidium.
Imperet illi Deus, supplices deprecamur:
tuque, Princeps militiae Caelestis,
satanam aliosque spiritus malignos,
qui ad perditionem animarum pervagantur in mundo,
divina virtute in infernum detrude.
from Viridis EP,
released October 30, 2013
All production and mastering by Jim Furey at The Robot Junkyard.
Published by MixiM Music
Copyright 2013, Jim Furey