S01E04 Greed

Take as much as you can and share nothing

In the 4th circle of hell, the souls of the greedy people push around worthless bags of rocks while scrutinizing their neighbours. They are in a constant state of alert. Here is where the combination of Lust and Gluttony leads to selfish Greed and indifference to other people’s needs.

00:00
Promise of Heaven
The track starts with a church organ. The theme is also featured in S03 Paradise – Saturn as a reference to a wonderful afterlife in Heaven. As long as you behave,  pay for your sins and contribute to the wealth of the Church, your ticket to heaven is safe.
The church organ comes from a VST version of the legendary Synclavier keyboard.

The Roman Catholic church has been accumulating wealth for over 2.000 years and is considered the richest organization in the World. How rich? Impossible to tell. This makes it very hard to take the Vow of Poverty seriously. It doesn’t feel right. And if it doesn’t feel right, it isn’t.

00:30
Down we go
The tones of the organs start to pitch down, illustrating corruption in the highest regions of the Church.

01:18
Wealthy indifference
The track is now starting to unfold. There are various bass sequences and precious metals tingling around in this hypnotic soundscape.

03:54
Pushing Rocks
In this cinematic section you are supposed to hear people fighting over their possessions.

04:56
The best things in life
A wonderful hypnotic beat emerges from the chaos. You don’t have to be poor to be a good soul, but it’s important to remember that the best things in life are free. So if your 3rd Ferrari doesn’t give you pleasure, you’re doing something wrong. You can also make a fortune by investing in other people’s bright future.

The beats and synths in this section come from Microtonic and SynPlant