[Ambient, cinematic] DjoeGio (Johan van de Beek & René Vlems) - The Falling Man

An ambient/cinematic version of the instrumental track ‘The Falling Man’ released by Dutch rock band Bastardi Di Blues in 2011. The original music video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EEZUwv5NC8Q) was accepted into the 9/11 Memorial Virtual Museum. In 2014 Bastardi Di Blues-bandmembers Johan van de Beek and René Vlems decided to do a slowed down version of this ballad in a more subdued, cinematic style. First demos were recorded in 2015. Final mix recorded in 2016 with a new percussion track played by Vlems.

The project was inspired by a picture, taken by press photographer Richard Drew (AP) on that fateful morning. This image was the subject of a famous essay that journalist Tom Junod wrote in 2003 about ‘The Falling Man’. This iconic image went around the world and…disappeared. Nobody wanted to see it anymore.
The falling man in the picture became, wrote Junod, ‘the Unknown Soldier in a war whose end we have not yet seen’.