The Diagnosis (track 02 - I AM ALTERED ALBUM - Galeagala & Nickillus)

Nickillus wrote on 3/7/2016, 6:25 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 02 deals with defining what the particular problem is.


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.


c_de_graaf wrote on 3/7/2016, 6:37 AM

I like this a lot. It is very Pink Floyddish.

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Former user wrote on 3/7/2016, 7:32 AM

Nice collaboration between GalaeGala and you. The song benefits greatly from the peaceful atmosphere. Wonderful sounds complement this strong impression.

NorbertSN wrote on 3/7/2016, 7:34 AM

Hey Nick and GalaeGala,

This is a brilliant track. Deep and thoughtful.

Love it.

Thx for this outstanding collaboration!

Best regards,


Former user wrote on 3/7/2016, 8:30 AM

of course  a schizophrenic person is

not mentall heathy but what are all these

haters in the net?

good song!!!

Horst wrote on 3/7/2016, 10:01 AM

A very good musical fairy-tale! I like it!

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Former user wrote on 3/7/2016, 10:01 AM

Me gusta mucho el tema,el analisis de la conciencia,la mente,el siquismo profundo,eso es algo muy interesante para mi,esta musica expresa lo que se pretende,me parece muy buena musica,sinceramente la equalizacion me parece buena,dando planos diferentes a instrumentos y efectos,un placer de escuchar.Buena colavoracion.

Former user wrote on 3/7/2016, 10:35 AM

very nice track and a nice collaboration. well done

Jinty wrote on 3/7/2016, 10:57 AM

Hello Nikillus and Franco,

Super collaboration, Great music as always!!!!!!!

All the best,


diegoweb13 wrote on 3/7/2016, 11:49 AM

Beautiful collaboration.
Bravi Nickillus and GalaeGala.
Beautiful piece.

Hello Diego

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HellRaiser wrote on 3/7/2016, 11:58 AM

It starts like a radio play. Then we here great ambient music with a great sound. Because of the influence of Galaegala it is a completely different music as your usual works, nick *****

Former user wrote on 3/7/2016, 12:18 PM

Hi Nick & Franco:

The two movements are both compelling and introspective.  It is a sheer delight for me (simply as a listener) when two musicians; normally who are divergent in their musical ideas, perspectives, and creative impulses, come together and orchestrate a connectivity that undulates in harmonic fusion.

As a staunch fan of both of your unique styles, this a collaboration that works on many levels .

Congratulations gentlemen.



Ciao Nick & Franco:

I due movimenti sono entrambi convincenti e introspettivo. È un piacere puro per me (come semplice ascoltatore) quando due musicisti; normalmente chi sono divergenti nella loro idee musicali, le prospettive e impulsi creativi, di riunirsi e di orchestrare una connettività che ondeggia in armonica fusione.

Come un fedele fan di entrambi i tuoi stili unici, questo una collaborazione che funziona su molti livelli .

Complimenti signori.


elisa.dallalibera wrote on 3/7/2016, 12:25 PM

Like the others said, this is a great collaboration! 

Very interesting also the intro.

Congratulations to both of you


Former user wrote on 3/7/2016, 1:40 PM

Hi Nick, Franco,
work of great musical depth, enveloping sound and with an aura of mystery, which captures the listener.
I would say that we are at a very high professional level.Great track.


Former user wrote on 3/7/2016, 1:45 PM

A fine piece of music I really like,super work


Piazzini wrote on 3/7/2016, 2:30 PM

Hoi Nickillus

quiet and very atmospheric music. Wonderful to relax and dream.
a very nice work from you ..... I liked very well.

en liebe gruess vom


Sandro_Glavina_Channel wrote on 3/7/2016, 7:25 PM

very well done !!!! Franco sent me all 14 tracks. I have finished to listen the tracks now. I think that the double album is a great opera. Ambient e progressive are in excellent fusion !!! GREAT JOB !!!

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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


rollii1953 wrote on 3/8/2016, 12:46 AM

TrishM wrote on 3/8/2016, 1:13 AM

Hi guys

I have read the other comments and I have not much that I can add to them.  I agree wholeheartedly with the general concenus that this is a very interesting merging of your styles and very pleasant to listen to .

I look forward to hearing more from the two of you joining forces in this big undertaking


Pat_02 wrote on 3/8/2016, 4:55 AM

Bravo ! les deux collaborateurs , encore une très belle composition expérimentale et reposante à écouter. avec pleins de sons intéressants et spacials

Super !



Talan wrote on 3/8/2016, 1:10 PM

A highlight in the community .
Musically upstanding work , very creative , which the underlying story , expressive told .
Greetings Peter

tgfmusica wrote on 3/8/2016, 1:43 PM

Bel problema e bel pezzo, buona collaborazione, bravi, tgfmusica, Gianfranco, ciao

Farstom wrote on 3/9/2016, 10:50 AM

nice job

well done

i like it

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I know nothing about music. Only listened .. Using technology also makes possible for me to be able to make music.

  I am also into photography amateur.

I'm not here for stars score but coment with advice for improvement of my music.

at my coment on music of others, I remain honest. this must be mutual .

I give my voice just as public and not as someone who knows something from music.

 I'm open to all criticism. I want to learn something



Maboe wrote on 3/10/2016, 1:09 PM

It´s a really good work of you both!


Former user wrote on 3/10/2016, 1:13 PM

Very Very nice Job!!!

Good Mastering!!!

Nice Sounds, like it:)!!!