Abnormal Thinking (track 01 - I AM ALTERED ALBUM - Galeagala & Nickillus)

Nickillus wrote on 2/26/2016, 7:41 AM

I AM ALTERED - is a double album, a first collaboration between GalaeGala and Nickillus.  It tackles the issue of mental health.

We wanted to tell in music, the thin line that divides the being of sound mind and not being.
A musician now bereft of compositional ideas, turns in on himself and slips into alcohol and drug use.  Over time he becomes ill with schizophrenia, but a psychologist, a fan of his work, is determined to lead him back to health.
It takes a long time, but with intensive treatment, he finally does it.
The most rewarding thing for both protagonists is the the return of a burning desire in the musician to make music again.


GalaeGala - Korg 01 wfd - VSTI Korg Workstation - Korg Fm7 - 8
Alchemy - Electra x Tone- Tone Gladiator - DN-e1 Magix

Nickillus - Magix - Piano One, Upright Bass, Analog Synth, Revolta 2, DN-e1, Space Pad, Beatbox, LoopMaker
Other - Iris 2, Curve 2.5, Alchemy (Dream Voices), VoicePlex, Revitar 2.01, DSK Dynamic Guitar, EZ Poly, Addictive Drums 2

My sincere thanks go out to Galaegala for affording me the opportunity to collaborate with such a stalwart of the community here.  He is a delight to work with.  His own gorgeous, ambient sounds and my own less refined offerings provided him plenty of challenges in this collaboration.  I hope you'll agree he has done a wonderful job - as usual.


Former user wrote on 2/26/2016, 9:02 AM

My favorite quote:
If we consider that we all are mad, life is explained.
Mark Twain

Good cooperation

best regards


Former user wrote on 2/26/2016, 9:43 AM

Hi Nick & Franco:

First and foremost, thanks for inviting me to the collaboration. 

There are times when some of these "collaborations" fall short of their intended goal.  But, not this time. 

As I've mentioned to you, Nick, on more than one occasion, I think you have a very unique approach to music structure, both from a compositional perspective, as well as conceptual arrangement.  Now, when you combine the elemental and ethereal musical talents of Franco,  we're definitely experiencing something intrinsically unique and well worth the time spent.

This work represents a wonderful and thoughtful challenge for the listener.  And, that's always a positive thing, my good friends.



Pat_02 wrote on 2/26/2016, 10:31 AM

Composition très spécial mais j'aime, et je confirme et que Franco fait un travail merveilleux et ne peut être qu'un super collaborateur.


Très intéressant cette musique,



Former user wrote on 2/26/2016, 5:23 PM

I like the piano, where you want appears I'm excited because it contains a unique power in the music ; this has been a good collaboration , the two styles merge under the guidance of the piano , I can say I like your piece so it will my favorites ( I heard five times and not feel tired) , well done

diegoweb13 wrote on 2/26/2016, 6:20 PM

Good track.
Good cooperation.
Bravi GalaeGala and Nickillus.


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TrishM wrote on 2/27/2016, 3:18 AM

Hi guys

I think this is really a cool, unique song.  The piano, in my thinking, has the job of representing a rather disjointed mind and the way you mixed the melody up using opposites (fast/slow, high /low, dissonance and consonance) in kind of a carefree manner was very effective in telling your story. 

Using music to tell a story is a difficult thing to do but you two have done an excellent job reaching your goal in that regard.



Former user wrote on 2/27/2016, 5:20 AM

Hello guys,
that your cooperation will bring 'a breath of novelty' in the magix scene.
This track is very original, and I'm sure that the other songs will be just as beautiful.
Congratulations Nickillus, Franco.


Mondschwester wrote on 2/27/2016, 1:43 PM

Hi there!

Well that's a wonderful piece of music!
I really love it! The piano is great and the whole idea is amazing!

Really a beautiful song and one can see the story you want to tell!


All the best

Piazzini wrote on 2/27/2016, 2:03 PM

Hello you two

a interessiting song full of emotion and with many very good ideas.

Exciting arranged and very inspiring to hear.

a very creative collaboration.

I like it very much.

en liebe gruess vom


DEPO57 wrote on 2/27/2016, 4:05 PM

tutto è bene quel che finisce bene...ma questa è senza dubbio una collaborazione che porterà a grandi capolavori.....mi sembra che questa composizion sia come l'inizio di qualcosa di piu grande ....no? complimenti , mi piace molto.

Former user wrote on 2/28/2016, 5:13 AM

A fine piece of music I really like,super work


Former user wrote on 2/28/2016, 5:26 AM

great idea compositional.

collaboration super

great sound


Maboe wrote on 2/28/2016, 6:14 AM

I think not only musicians get such problems - many artists are doing like this. Your music fits very well to this topic.

It´s a great collaboration work, like it very much!


ArtistW wrote on 2/28/2016, 6:51 AM

I hear some classic and some jazz and good piano playing great stuff, love it

Jinty wrote on 2/28/2016, 11:16 AM

Hello Nikillus and galaegala,

Great track, based on a subject that is close to my heart, You've both done great!!!!!!

All the best,


ballabarr wrote on 2/28/2016, 1:15 PM

This is very very good, and  where are you draws inspiration from

i like the piano 20.000 stars for you both WELL DONE


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Im from sweden 55 year's young play 4 instruments,(Drums is my main instr) guitarr,keybords,and some bassand im learning to play faceorgan (Harmonica) I make my musc self.I love icehockey and soocer,bean to cooking school,bean a sailor for 10 years,but not anymore hade my last ship 1993 and i miss that job  (cargoship) see the world and get pay'd for it,that's nice

(Pleace wright in english if u can no requirement just a wishes)

UraniainarU wrote on 2/28/2016, 2:46 PM

... very extra-ordinary and very special! very well done - great!

many greetings,


elisa.dallalibera wrote on 2/28/2016, 3:37 PM

Ottimo lavoro, davvero diverso dal solito e azzeccato.

Le 5 stelle sono davvero meritate.

Molto bravi entrambi per questa fresca collaborazione 


Sandro_Glavina_Channel wrote on 2/28/2016, 5:45 PM

the mind hides many facets. Madness is always madness? Creativity is often out of the conventions. Only the mind can understand the balance of the inner condition, beyond conventional boundaries GREAT OPERA !!!!

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Sandro Glavina is an italian composer, named L'Uomo e L'Ombra. The choice of the name derives from the title of the album "L'uomo e l'ombra" of the band "Abstract Music Nuova Esistenza", an experimental group founded by Sandro Glavina together with his friends in the mid-70s.

In the period 2009-2022, L'Uomo e L'Ombra has done 84 albums. The compositions of Sandro Glavina are partly influenced by progressive rock. Sandro has developed a personal style with many experimentations and actualizations. He offers music beyond borders by intertwining different styles in crossover with each other. Prog, psychedelia, classical, post-rock, jazz, pop are some of the influences that dissolve in ambient atmospheres, citations of contemporary music and minimalist nuances. Sandro Glavina aka L'Uomo e L'Ombra plays the music using VSTI synthesizers, keyboards and adds some loops. Sandro isn't a professional musician, composes and plays music just for fun, but his works reach a good outcome, pleasant to listen. L'UOMO E L'OMBRA





Former user wrote on 2/29/2016, 1:09 AM

VeryVery good this Song. Piano Sounds like it :) Great Job...

Like it



5 Stars

tgfmusica wrote on 2/29/2016, 2:45 AM

Brano molto bello e molto delicato, bella collaborazione, 5* da tgfmusica, Gianfranco, ciao

info4u2 wrote on 3/3/2016, 11:01 AM

Love this composition 5*


bikergsx wrote on 3/4/2016, 3:30 AM

What a wonderful collaboration.  The music styles of both of you shines through.  Deserved success, I'm sure.  Well done both.  I look forward to hearing further collabs.  All the best, Rob.

Former user wrote on 3/4/2016, 12:31 PM

Hola señores de la musica,Lo primero es que el argumento del tema es fascinante,esquizofrenia alcoholica con sindromes paranoides misticos.... Sinceramente el terreno mental es uno de mis temas preferidos y se algo...En algunas ocasiones hay que enloquecer completamente,para despues tener una amplia cordura...El Loco puro,el loco savio y poderoso en su mente,pues el conoce bien la mente y el corazon de la humanidad,tambien conoce la esencia de las cosas,esta musica me transporto a esa esencia y me gusto mucho de escuchar,felicidades a los dos.Favoritos.