The melody is introduced by the baglama (Turkish Saz). Along with the ethnic kamancheh strings the composition is driven forward by a self-customized domestic drum kit consisting of pots, pans, a singing bowl and a water jug. In an odd-time minimalistic arrangement Desert Secrets rises into a dramatic crescendo.
'Desert Secrets' is made for a scene in the animated show 'Aetherreach' (currently in development), where our two protagonists travel through drought desert villages and toxic wastelands searching a cure for the plagued lands.
It's partly inspired by the soundtrack for Jim Jarmusch's movie 'Only Lovers Left Alive'.