They Escaped the Weight of Darkness (3:41)

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  • Andre_L-

    oh my...

    17 Apr 1:39am Reply
  • Gurzociurlo

    Both Agalloch and Ólafur Arnalds took inspiration from the movie Werckmeister Harmonies by Béla Tarr. Jànos, che main character, says that sentence talking about survival and regeneration of life.

    2 Apr 5:02pm Reply
  • ArrTheMesia

    Amazing Intro! <3

    28 Jan 5:13pm Reply
  • grantosjones

    Awsome track, reminds me of Summerisle - Reprise

    29 Nov 2013 Reply
  • Cranigen

    I can't imagine listening to the album without this

    27 Jun 2013 Reply
  • Patiomkin

    Seems like some of you guys didn't even make it to the end of this album. Or you have inordinately short attention span. Otherwise you wouldn't be complaining about this "pointless" intro.

    23 Mar 2013 Reply
  • ClassyMusicSnob

    "intro is pretty pointless and serves no purpose." Nope, it fits perfectly.

    18 Mar 2013 Reply
  • BelialsSemen

    Funeral anthem of nature.

    21 Nov 2012 Reply
  • crazzyd77

    Good song !! But got to piss now !

    18 Oct 2012 Reply
  • Motiv3ter

    intro is pretty pointless and serves no purpose. Thankfully Into the Painted Grey is pretty incredible.

    5 Oct 2012 Reply
  • MKVR32

    I quite like this piece.

    1 Aug 2012 Reply
  • CrazyDoc666

    Wonderful intro <3

    31 Jul 2012 Reply
  • Franny__Glass

    Love this one.

    17 Apr 2012 Reply
  • Pezable

    They escaped the weight of darkness, but not for so long.....

    12 Jan 2012 Reply
  • Laaauri

    Hate these. Dumb nature noises and "beautiful" violin theme. No sense.

    26 Dec 2011 Reply
  • Scorrrch

    ólafur arnalds because he has an album named "...and they have escaped the weight of darkness"

    17 Dec 2011 Reply
  • Pezable

    Not enough emotion..? I think the violin sets in a melancholic feeling, with the birds chirping and the flowing stream... Btw here's a little review I found that asks about the intro and the flow of the album. "Despite the vastly different (if melodically complementary) sounds of its opening and closing moments, Marrow of the Spirit seems to hint at a cyclical, or perhaps spiral, development. How do you see the relationship between the individual songs on the record? Or the relationship of each song to the album's whole?" Agalloch: "The album is a journey. A full day, night, and new day unfold during the 65 minutes of this album. Each song is a different stop, a unique destination along the way from the river, through the forest, to the sea. But there is more. Like I said before, many of the concepts on this record exist within parallel universes. For instance, the story of "Into the Painted Grey" could easily take place within the "universe" of a microscopic cell in a drop of water."

    25 Oct 2011 Reply
  • honcuk

    bela tarr

    19 Oct 2011 Reply
  • end_y

    or maybe clint mansell

    9 Oct 2011 Reply
  • Thornspire

    ólafur arnald's inspiration? hmm maybe? [2]

    30 Sep 2011 Reply
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