Neverending Story Tribute EP

by Skytree

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∞ :: About the Project :: ∞

I chose to create this EP as a way of changing up production sessions for the upcoming "Cirrus Sapiens" album. Making more pop cultural, light-hearted, short and simple music helped retain my clarity, imagination and vision for the album, which is deeply personal, immense and intricate in comparison. Like the album, it was all done from scratch, with no samples used in its production.

The Neverending Story soundtrack, while iconic, always seemed like something that was virtually begging to be dusted off for the 21st century, with its vintage-yet-timeless electropop elements naturally fitting into the modern EDM aesthetic. After dreaming of doing this for years, a quick Facebook poll (asking fans if I should) returned over 300 likes in just an hour. You were heard loud and clear. So, thanks to all of you for validating my dream and pushing me to make it real!

The film itself still speaks a great deal to me as an adult, too, especially with respect to having faith in ourselves, and keeping our imaginations alive. Though these are great lessons for any kid, we don't know the full depth of the Swamp of Sadness, in the metaphorical sense, until we're adults. The same can also be said of knowing our true self worth, passing through gateways and staying strong as we endure our trials in life. For a kids' film that is cheesy at times, it's profoundly symbolic and well-executed. (And as a side-note here, if you revisit it soon, check out the remastered Blu-ray edition...it's freakin gorgeous, cheese and all.)

So, until we meet again on the clouds of Cirrus Sapiens, keep those imaginations burning bright, fellow spirits! Let's keep building Fantasia, one dream at a time.

<3 :: Skytree :: <3

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released March 4, 2014

Artwork by Hayley Carloni: www.hayleycarloni.com
Mastering by Psymbionic: www.psymbionicmusic.com

Original "Neverending Story Theme" recorded and written by Limahl and Giorgio Moroder, © Copyright 1984, EMI Records. "Luck Dragon" is based on the song "Bastian's Happy Flight", and "Auryn" is based on the song "The Auryn/Auryn Theme", both originally written by Klaus Doldinger and Giorgio Moroder, © Copyright 1984, Capitol Records.

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Track Name: The Neverending Story ft. Choric Lumina
Turn around
Look at what you see...
In her face
The mirror of your dreams...

Make believe I'm everywhere
Given in the light
Written on the pages
Is the answer to a never ending story...

Reach the stars
Fly a fantasy...
Dream a dream
And what you see will be...

Rhymes that keep their secrets
Will unfold behind the clouds
And there upon a rainbow
Is the answer to a never ending story...
Story...

Show no fear
For she may fade away...
In your hand
The birth of a new day...

Rhymes that keep their secrets
Will unfold behind the clouds
And there upon a rainbow
Is the answer to a never ending story
Never ending story...