Altered States (track 04 - I AM ALTERED ALBUM - Galaegala and Nickillus - 2016)

Nickillus wrote on 3/28/2016, 9:14 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 return of a burning desire in the musician to make music again.

Track 04 deals with a changes of perception within the patient.


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 3/28/2016, 2:04 PM

Hi Nick & Franco:

The llink that you sent vIa mail did not direct me to this page.  Received an error message, so I had to go to your "Media" page to get here.  Nonetheless, what I'm listening to confirms my comments on your previous collaborative efforts.

For me, your  distinctive styles are complimentary.  When melded together, what comes out is a unique blend of sounds and moods.  Pure enjoyment!

Time, well spent, guys...


HellRaiser wrote on 3/28/2016, 4:28 PM

Do you know the same-called movie? The story is a mixture of drugs and fantasy. One of my all time favorites! You created a music with a mystic atmo - music for floating away. The sound is perfect again *****

Roxall wrote on 3/28/2016, 4:48 PM

Impeccable production accentuates this very dark ambient track. The instruments and synths used fit and mould together brilliantly. The song is quite intense. Has feeling of ill at ease. Proggy leanings which is right up my alley.

I would of loved to experience this song back when I used to indulge in psychedelics. I think it would of been a literal "trip" to experience. 

Former user wrote on 3/28/2016, 11:03 PM

nice collab & catchy track! 

thierryroustit wrote on 3/29/2016, 2:18 AM

Superbe collaboration, très bonne performnce et sons superbes.

Bravo les artistes.

Former user wrote on 3/29/2016, 4:25 AM

hallo nick,

ich höre gerade deinen song an,intro spannend,ich weiss nicht was auf mich zukommt,panflöte schön und heftig,bass=cool acid mässig,schöne panflöte dezent,





wunderschönes lied


paolo t.

Former user wrote on 3/29/2016, 4:31 AM

when I listen to our work I reiterate my full satisfaction with this collaboration born from nothing and that has given this result so special and interesting


Pat_02 wrote on 3/29/2016, 5:38 AM

Bonjour mes amis,

Toujours très belle collaboration , il ne pouvait en être autrement.

Même si cette musique reste très expérimentale et ne s'adresse pas à tout le monde, on apprécie la recherche de son, (très jolis sons bien sûr), dans une atmosphère très spéciale, mais j'aime çà, en même temps avec des sonorités de synthés qui nous font penser à l'espace en second lieu, car dans la longue intro que j'aime, on entend une sorte de "Sonar" qui nous fait penser plutôt aux fond soumarins, puis des sonorités un peu Orientales comme cette flûte que l'on perçois.

La composition et le mixages sont parfaits.

Bravo ! pour cette superbe musique qui nous transportes dans différnents lieux, pour le peu, que l'on ferme les yeux en l'écoutant et que l'on se mette à rêver, musique que je suis d'ailleurs en train d'écouter pour la 3e fois,  pour en capter toutes les subtilités sonores et musicales.

je vais l'écouter une 4e fois d'ailleurs.

5  étoiles et plus pour cette musique créée en collaboration. et je la mets dans mes favoris pour l'avoir à porté d'oreilles qui adorent ces subtilitées de sons et de composition originale.



Pat_02 wrote on 3/29/2016, 5:39 AM

Ah ! j'ai oublié de remercier Franco pour m'avoir invité à écouter votre musique, merci !

Former user wrote on 3/29/2016, 8:08 AM

ciao franco,

das intro ist phänomenal,telo dico, franco sei genissimo,skuril spannend,der bass spektakulär,space totale,wow schöne instrumenten wahl ich bin sprachlos grad jetzt,schöne töne die melodien sind sehr angenehm,absolute spitze..weltklasse 5 sterne!


respekt !!!


paolo tani

Beamish-Spartano wrote on 3/29/2016, 9:23 AM

Eine Klasse Zusammenarbeit, schöne Effkte , läst mich daran Denken an vorbeifliegende Meteoriten,

Klasse Athmospherische Musik,

lg, von Joachim.

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Hallo Musikfreunde,  jeder hat mal Probleme mit das Abmischen seine Musik der eine weniger als der Andere, ich Biete euch an für ein Kleine Betrag, das Abmischen eure Musik zu Übernehmen, bei Interesse bitte Hier oder in mein Solo Profil Anmelden, Alles andere werde ich euch bei Interesse Informieren, herzlichen Gruß Spartano!  

Draculara1 wrote on 3/29/2016, 9:51 AM

The music finally came to an end, after all the time it began with the same sounds. But who like this Relaxing Sound, they would say very well.




diegoweb13 wrote on 3/29/2016, 10:55 AM

Beautiful piece and collaboration.
Bravi GalaeGala and Nickelus.


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aryaxaian wrote on 3/29/2016, 12:02 PM

hey nickiluss, great work also to galaegala! ambient and relaxed but the story is heavy and serious, very soundtrack material here! well done the two of you!

Former user wrote on 3/29/2016, 2:25 PM

Big Cinema... Very good sounds.. Harmony... Technic...

Very Good:)

Like your sounds


be-polar wrote on 3/29/2016, 2:44 PM

very thrilling, very spacy! and very relaxing as well!

Former user wrote on 3/29/2016, 3:37 PM

Hallo Nickillus und Franco.!!!!

Eine sehr spezielle und wunderbare Arbeit wo der Sound mir sehr geläufig ist vom Großmeister Franco.

Kann nur sagen das Ich eure Kollaboration sehr zu schätzen weiß.

Gebe zu das Ich am Anfang meine Gewöhnungs Schwierigkeiten hatte mit dieser Art Musik (Womöglich weil ich es nicht kannte).

Mitleweile gefällt es mir sehr und habe mich an Francos "Materie"sehr wohl gewönnt.

Bleib mir nur euch beide zu gratulieren für diese Tolle Arbeit.

Auch dir Nickillus möchte Ich mich ganz Herzlich bedanken für deine Besuche zur meiner Musik.

Hoffe mehr Zeit für euch haben zu können und eure Musik weiter verfolgen zu dürfen.

Liebe Grüße an euch beide


Former user wrote on 3/29/2016, 3:51 PM

Bla,gran colavoracion,muy buen ambiente...Y se que no es facil crear un buen ambiente,lleno de tantos matices,sonoros...Realmente expresa muy bien la parañolla,las dudas de la locura,tiene ese aspecto bien logrado...Una mente inquieta que sufre en silencio.....El sonido aqui es muy visual para mi...Buen trabajo.

Former user wrote on 3/29/2016, 7:20 PM

nobody imagines what a simple drumbeat accompanied by an atmosphere of tension may occur in the mind of the listener, here is a clear message, there are several languages that can be interpreted as decesperacion, the root of the disease as such, is very well made, greetings to Nickillus and galaegala

Maboe wrote on 3/30/2016, 12:43 PM

Very well done you two - I enjoyed listening!


Former user wrote on 3/30/2016, 2:30 PM

this is a best music



Sandro_Glavina_Channel wrote on 3/30/2016, 5:00 PM

Mi ritengo fortunato possessore di questo doppio album dove tutti i pezzi sono molto suggestivi e ben costruiti !!! GRANDE LAVORO !! BIG JOB !!! WONDERFUL PROJECT !!!! - ciao da sandro

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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


ballabarr wrote on 3/30/2016, 9:54 PM

Hi gala & nickillus this is a nice 1,i like the way you are handling synth sounds and mix it it whit lots of sounds i like it many stellas 4 u and Nickillus
Reg Bengt

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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)

Jinty wrote on 3/31/2016, 11:40 AM

Hello Nikillus and Franco,

Beautiful track as always, well done to you both!!!!!!!

Have a good one!