Musical Meanderings

All songs written, performed and recorded by Parimal Satyal, unless otherwise noted.

The Machine Stops

Based on a 1909 science-fiction short story by E. M. Forster that anyone using the Internet should read. I originally wrote this song when I was about 15 for a school assignment. It's since seen many versions and has even been covered. I recorded this softer version in 2012 in Northampton, MA.

A cover of a song from Bruce Dickinson's solo album Tyranny of Souls. I really like the lyrics. The guitar solo is improvised. Recorded in 2015 in Paris.

Il était une fois

Inspired by Midnight in Paris and Yann Tiersen's music to Le fabuleux destin d'Amélie Poulain. My only song involving an accordian. Recorded in 2012 in Northampton, MA.

Vita, morte e miracoli

In Italian, sapere vita, morte e miracoli di qualcuno is to know everything there is to know about someone. I actually use this as my morning alarm on my iPhone. Recorded in 2012 in Paris.

Dreams to Illusions

Dreams to Illusions was once described as "power-game music." It started with my wanting to make background music for a video game so that's not too bad a description. Recorded in 2008 in Kathmandu.

Threads of Time

Darker and a lot tamer than what I'm used to writing. The actual reason Threads of Time isn't very heavy is because my amp simulator wasn't producing very good sounds at all at that particular time. Recorded in 2007 in Kathmandu.

Age of Mist

A mid-tempo instrumental about longing, not knowing, accepting, flowing. Recorded in 2007 in Kathmandu.

Return of the Ghost

A raw, heavy, head-bangable instrumental with two guitar solos and a keyboard solo. Recorded in 2012 in Northampton, MA.

Influenced Virtuality

This one was originally a poem I wrote that I then wrote a song around, back when I was in high school. I was listening to this one song called Alas de Fuego by a Spanish metal band called 'Tierra Santa' and I think the solo has some of that vibe. Recorded in 2006 in Kathmandu.


A fun collaboration with Sushant Rai, with whom I share guitar and vocal duties. This one's a super simple 4-chord song that tells the unfortunate story of a village of valiant (but misguided) warriors under enemy siege.