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In Toller’s Garden (ENoz, France) 2:05

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In Toller’s Garden is an ambient track evoking the lush, carefully tended garden outside the beautiful home of Toller Zolf.  Toller is ostensibly a dealer in antiques, but the core of his business lies in buying and selling illegal weapons.

Toller is a violent, dangerous man–as we see in the next track, Toller’s Song (Prayer for a Gun)–but he’s also intelligent and cultured, and his garden is one expression of that side of his nature, along with his antiquities, history books, and custom fragrances.

That said, even Toller’s garden is not entirely tame.  On the surface it may bear the same signs of careful design as a Japanese garden (below left), but not far beneath that carefully crafted exterior it’s more akin to Henri Rousseau‘s paintings of nature: beautiful, but wild and more than a little dangerous (below right).

A Japanese Garden and a Rousseau Jungle.

A Japanese Garden and a Rousseau Jungle.  Click the image to see it in full size.

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This track is released under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

Credits:

In Toller’s Garden is a track originally titled Pagode Onirique by ENoz, which can be found here. It was released under a Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License and In Toller’s Garden, as a derivative work, is released here under the same license.

The photo of the Japanese garden is from the Daigo-ji temple in Kyoto and is in the public domain.  The Rousseau painting is Fight Between a Tiger and a Buffalo and is also in the public domain.

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