Rofloré

by Peter Swart

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The Story:

Rofloré is a minstel-like person, living on the planet Nylyo, created by Manthara in order to show the world the 'mystical tunes' of the divine being.
One day Prince Yascath sent for Rofloré and asked him to become the Master of Aräda. Rofloré answered that he had to travel first before being able to accept this life-task.
So Prince Yascath ordered him to make a journey of 200 years through the souls of all Arädany of all planets of the star Kavhalán and Rofloré did so.
In his spaceship The Pontha Rofloré travels through the Kavhalán-system. He visits unknown worlds in trying to experience their artistic expressions. After this proces of self-realization Rofloré returns to Nylyo, ready to fulfil his new position.


The Music:

In the music we follow Rofloré's quest. Don't expect violent battles with aliens, rather impressions of Rofloré's meetings, his doubts, loneliness and personal growth.
I have written several versions for the musical final in which Rofloré's theme, as revealed in 'Rofloré's Creation', is recaptured. A massive sound eventually has been replaced by an acoustic recurrence with small additions. Because whatever the course of personal growth, the core is always preserved.

credits

released April 9, 2009

Peter Swart - compositions, guitars, keyboards, vocals
Peter van der Laan - story, lyrics, narrator
Koos van Reeven - drums
Frits van Mourik - recording of the drums, mix
Harry de Vries - artwork

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Peter Swart Maassluis, The Netherlands

Heavely influenced by the symphonic rock music of the seventies, my compositions range from intimate pieces for the classical guitar ('Along flowing waters' on THE PATH) to robust themes ('Movement 5' on ROFLORÉ). Inspiration is found in dreams , paintings, literature ('Werther' on THE COUCH), fairy tales ('The Snow Queen' on SHADES) and science fiction (ROFLORÉ).
I'm a medical psychologist.
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Track Name: Rofloré - Movement 1
Roflorés Creation

Manthara was the creator of Nylyo.
On the 57th day of the 31st month - called Nonador - in the 102nd year of the reign of Prince Yascath, Manthara invented Rofloré in order to show His mystical tunes.
The people of Nylyo, the Hansars, applauded and were pleased when seeing the dawning of Rofloré's Creation.


Yascath's Question

One day Prince Yascath sent for Rofloré and asked him to become the Master of Aräda. Rofloré answered that he had to travel first before being able to accept this life-task.
So Prince Yascath ordered him to make a journey of 200 years through the souls of all Arädany of all planets of the star Kavhalán and Rofloré did so.


Decline is ahead
and it happened ...
Aräda wished
and a new king in birth ...

Unexperienced.
First in sight ...
New ways
new ways to be found ...


© 1980 Peter van der Laan
Track Name: Rofloré - Movement 4
Loneliness

Unaccompanied ...
just one.
The cry for more
and choirs re-echo.
Individuality -
the side of fear.

Silent silence
and the soul is painted black.
Again in nil
and the fool is crying.
Life bereft
and in need of friendship.


© 1980 Peter van der Laan
Track Name: Rofloré - Movement 5
The Dream

Images turn around.
Walking grey ...
Wishes of company.
Dawning light ...

Hermit on the edge.
The back of silence ...
And the doubt of reality ...
Time has come.


© 1980 Peter van der Laan
Track Name: Rofloré - Movement 6
Feelings of Affection

Platonic but beautiful ...
deepest love
harmonious balance...
As if Eden-like perfection
and warm is the ray of hearts.

Platonic but beautiful ...
glory of the sun
stars in rebirth ...
Inner souls are moved
and the gods arise anew.


© 1980 Peter van der Laan
Track Name: Rofloré - Movement 9
Dhaedraa

Love is infinite
immortal affection ...
Horizons have passed
and flowers are red ...
Death is no longer
as is deified life ...


Return

Rofloré had travelled for almost 200 years now and he decided to return to Nylyo, ever reminding Dhaedraa and Thesymu, whom he kept contact with for evermore.


© 1980 Peter van der Laan