Cumulonimbus is a collaboration between award-winning film composers Jeffrey Gold and Vince Lauria. Although the war-like thoroughbass was composed years earlier while Jeffrey Gold attended Cambridge University, the composition never really felt complete until Vince Lauria was able to layer his guitar solo on top of the piece, giving it that dreamy, soaring feeling evoking the feeling of "slipping the surly bonds of earth" and the all the best aspects of aviation. The composition itself was inspired by Eli Khamarov's homage to the lofty privilege of flight.
A sacred privilege is flight.
Those who share in it have become guardians of the earth:
Have seen what the gods have seen.
Flight reminds us of our fragile nature
And the extent of our temporary presence.
It is a sacred thing, really ---
A reminder of where we were not meant to be,
A reminder of where we are,
Our waxen wings lie within the perilous grasp
Of our distracted star.
-- E. Khamarov