Sanguine Aether is a characterization of the element air represented through music. Rather than symbolize separate aspects of air, or pick certain ideas to focus on, Sanguine Aether intends to take the listener on a journey through the eyes of air itself.
The introduction "As the Wind" tries to portray an environment where the concept of embodying air is expressed instead of something passing through air. From there, the wind takes flight through the various forms of air. The listener, as the wind, travels across the sky, above the clouds through a blistering tempest, to resolve as a warm zephyr that finally settles back to earth.