Written by The Track Team for Avatar: The Last Airbender
Performed on Japanese Koto, by element-of-change
Inspired by the finale to Book Three: Change of The Legend of Korra and stunned at how deep the musical reminiscence of key scenes proved to be, I decided to play a classic from Avatar: The Last Airbender on koto. Here’s hoping for a “safe return” to more convalescent waters in the stories to come.
The plucking techniques often employed by players of this instrument matched the original instrumentation of this theme, on marimba, quite well. Hope you enjoy!
I recorded another version of this in video form in case anyone wanted to see how this was played…well it’s kind of the opposite form in terms of my techniques but you can figure it out haha.
I have some other Avatar music on my channel too if you’re looking!▲427 | reblog | 2,642 plays
when you’re about to bottom for the first time
but then you take it and…
followed quickly by…
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Aang/Zaheer: Flight and The Thought Chakra
Someone said to me, “Even Aang couldn’t fly like that.” Then I recalled the moment he relinquished his connection to Katara, unlocked the Thought Chakra, and entered the Avatar State under the influence of pure cosmic energy. Aglow with heavenly light, he levitated. We see no evidence of Airbending; he merely floats skyward.
Is this the same flight we see Zaheer attain after having accepted the loss of P’Li, untethered himself from desire, unlocked the Thought Chakra, and entered the void?
As many have theorized, this technique seems to be attainable only when love is lost or otherwise forgone. Aang was prepared to sacrifice his happiness and love for unlimited cosmic power. Shouldn’t it stand that this flow of energy unlocks unaided flight? In the least, it would seem so in here.
Originally I thought this was just some mystic Avatar State nonsense, but if you look there is no Air enshrouding or otherwise lifting Aang into the air. He’s levitating.
This power must be contingent upon the dismissal of worldly desires and successful access to the Thought Chakra and its promise of cosmic energy.▲4366 | reblog
Book Two: Spirits, Chapter Fourteen: Light in the Dark
Location: Yue Bay, Republic City, United Republic; Aang Memorial Island, Yue Bay, Republic City; Air Temple Island, Yue Bay, Republic City; Prison, Police Headquarters, Downtown Republic City
longer posts means fewer posts…but is it more obnoxious?▲6 | reblog
Book Two: Spirits, Chapter Thirteen: Darkness Falls
The Lineage: Forever No More
Location: Avatar Spirit Consciousness▲256 | reblog