The most important feature of the track is the backmasked whispers that appear several times over the course of the track. Backmasking is a process of hiding messages in a music track by playing the message backwards behind the forward track. The messages can be 'decoded' by listening to a backwards version of the track, however exactly what is said in the whispers is still unclear.
The artist, Echodeath, also has a Last FM account, and a "description" can be found, stating: "We destroyed her world, and now she wants to destroy ours." On 31st December 2014, Sparkles* uploaded a picture to his 500px account titled 'At Sunset', this picture (the right-hand side of it) is the background of Prologue III's artwork. Sparkles* has hinted at the possibility of a Prologue II.
Do you, do you want to live inside the hive? 10:12
Or do, do you want to die on the outside? 10:23
Do you, do you want to live inside the hive? 11:25
Or do, do you want to die on the outside? 11:35
Do you, do you want to live inside the hive? 11:45
Or do, do you want to die on the outside? 11:56
Backwards Version (WIP)
And she waited
And there she schemed and she plotted and she became a creature of hate. 00:39
And then he'd slept, like a ghost, until now
And he was confessedly accused to destroy all she loved, her kingdom, the voice 01:30
And she turned her back towards the middle and watched as the final sample spun and cancelled out all of her work 02:20
And she was filled with rage, and from her there came a scream, and humans who had done this knew the scream, and they understood, but they could do nothing to stop their death. 02:30
And she saw though what the team spotted (7:00)
And then she moved, silently, to the place where this world had fallen.
And they sent her to me 08:47
And she decided that she would destroy the... and/that didn't return 09:48
(and she walked, and pulled me to the surface) 10:00
(Your enemy) 10:05
Oh so long ago 11:20
And she looked up and she felt all of the anger and fury that had guided her in the sun 11:28
And the sun set for one final time over the Echoplane 11:45
For the world she loved had been destroyed 11:59
0.00-3.45: Synthesised electronic sounds, minor key.
3.45-6.40: Same, with drums and Eastern-sounding instruments
6.40-8.40: Also Synthesised, with Eastern-sounding tune
8.40-12.00: Synthesised, Drums, Singing.
12.00-13.50: Moving to slow piano.
13.50-17.00: Piano with occasional whispers, drums.
17.00-19.00: Eerie whispering and synthesised sound.
19.00-End: Creepy white noise, with whispered message at end.
On May 17th 2014, Sparkles* hinted at dropping a massive clue. Eventually the clue was found on his Soundcloud page, (the Prologue III song) though it is no longer there. It was later sold and released in Sparkles*'s bandcamp group, Ghostofrecords, on July 11, 2014 (Found here). It is still available for purchase.
- Where are the other prologue parts? - Sparkles* said in a tweet that there is a part 1, but unfinished.
- What is Echodeath?
- Is it related toEchoplane?
- Is the III related to the Triangle theory?
- In the album art two overlapping analogue waveforms can be seen behind the title. Related to The Digital vs. Analogue Theory
- Is Cassandra, Pt. II part two of the series, and this part three? If so, what is part I?
- This song is credited to "echo one" (synths, vocals, artwork) and "echo two" (drums) - Likely to be Sparkles* and Leo?
- The mirror images in the Cover Art background and lettering of "echodeath" could have been a hint that something was "mirrored" or "backwards" in the audio track - was it left as a clue to lead us to the reverse whispers?
- The order of the "whispers" makes more sense when read in the chronological order of the original version of the song ("And the God Echo cried"/"for the world she loved had been destroyed"/"and the Sun..."), but could the reverse order have a second interpretation?