When I started working on Eternity Behind the Veil, I was in the wake of a really painful breakup. I was feeling quite lonely one afternoon, and sat down for a while to improvise on synthesizer. The core of this track is essentially just that improvisation.
I nearly discarded the track several times, as it initially struck me as too sentimental and cloying. But, nevertheless, I kept working on it anyway – I can't really explain why. It wasn't until the mastering engineer remarked on this track specifically that I truly began to take it seriously.
It just goes to show how much your mental state can color your judgement.
One of my favorite elements of the track is the tape loop that enters in the fade out at the very end. That was just a happy accident – I was trying to add some normal tape echo to the track, and noticed that the Echoplex unit I was using wasn't erasing the tape properly - instead, it just kept quietly looping the same material over and over. So, I cranked up the gain and recorded a bunch of this weird, noisy looping.