This music is loosely based on one of the first songs I composed, back in 2008, which was called Guardians from the East. It is a meditation on the conflict between the seeking of success and the seeking of spiritual enlightenment:
“The very idea of success is misery.
Achievements are irrelevant.
Money, Power, even Knowledge.
They will not give, in any way, the answers I’ve been looking for.“
The title of the song is based on the book with the same name. Since this book teaches people how to achieve financial freedom, it fits well with the theme of the music, as well as going along with the Phrygian tonalities used throughout the track.
The 2008 Early Demo
Click here to listen to the original demo Guardians from the East and notice the similarities… and the differences.
Back then I had no idea of what I was doing. The only thing I had was passion for making music.
Just something I recorded for fun:
Micael Nobre – Composition, Guitar, Bass, Mixing
I had the pleasure of having awesome musicians that helped me taking the track to the next level with their performances:
Maria Grigoryeva – Viola @01:40
Felipe Gruber – 7 string guitar @09:00
Jo Goddard – Violin @00:36
Oscar S. – Ethnic Flute @02:28
Download Guitar Pro Tab
Some parts of The Richest Man in Babylon were written in Guitar Pro 5. If you’re interested in checking it out, you can download the tab for free.