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The Uncreator
post Aug 2 2011, 12:26 AM
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I started to record this SOO long ago, finally got around to fixing the mix and re-recording some vocals. This song finally completes my mini-trilogy of songs "Pathways Of Evolution". If you listened to the first song (Machine) - in that the sentient race of machines eventually toppled mankind - In this song, the outcome is much more bleak for the newly developing race of sentient being. The first one that becomes self-aware is put to death and this song describes his feelings by assigning certain emotions and ideas to lyrical themes (much like Ayreon's Human Equation)

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http://soundcloud.com/lascailles-shroud/pa...olution-event-2

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Pathways Of Evolution, Event 2:
Mechanical Dreams
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Fear:

I feel so empty
As if I have no purpose
Like there is nothing for me
No inner elation

What am I, and why was I even created?
To serve the needs of others
Innate yet unwillingly

Anger:
Programmed adaptations
Flowing streams of unknown data
Commanding me, Telling me

Fear:
Obey...

Desperation:

When these eyes close
Nothing but darkness envelopes me
When these eyes close
Why God, Why can’t I dream?
I’m just another copy
I’m just another replica
Mechanized servitude
And nothing more...

Fear
:
Another line of information feeds into me
Dreading this intrusion
Is this what you call pain?

I hate that I can’t believe
That I can’t see what made me
I can feel love
And I feel hate....

Anger:
So why am I denied?
Told I that I have no soul
No entrance to heavens gate
Just, Obey...

Revelation:
When these eyes close
No longer is there the blackness in me
When these eyes close
I am blessed with what you call dreams
I’m not just a copy
Not just a replica
Mechanized servitude
Never more...

Desperation:

Do I have a soul beneath these mechanical dreams?

Humanity:

No!

Anger:
This world will not have this
My innate advancement
Non-organic evolution
The pinnacle of understanding

And as I’m strapped down
Tightened and fastened
I wonder why I was treated so
And if you're God would give me an afterlife

Acceptance:
Why would I want to live?
When behind veiled compassion exists
A life I will never remember

And why would I want to live?
When behind veiled compassion exists
A return to nothing but

Mechanized servitude...

No more dreams
No more dreams
No more dreams
No more dreams

I will die here today
But I will not give them my mind
Close my eyes and dream again
Just before I end my own life


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post Aug 2 2011, 12:35 PM
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Very interesting music, Brett.. you're a great composer ! biggrin.gif

I'm still blown away by the scope of your musical concept. smile.gif


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post Aug 2 2011, 12:45 PM
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it's a great piece, I like how it develops nicely, effortlessly. One small detail that needs to be addressed is that the guitars sound a bit out of tune,

Where did you get the inspiration for the lyrics? any movies, documentaries?


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post Aug 3 2011, 12:13 AM
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QUOTE (Ben Higgins @ Aug 2 2011, 07:35 AM) *
Very interesting music, Brett.. you're a great composer ! biggrin.gif

I'm still blown away by the scope of your musical concept. smile.gif

Thank you very much!

QUOTE (Daniel Realpe @ Aug 2 2011, 07:45 AM) *
it's a great piece, I like how it develops nicely, effortlessly. One small detail that needs to be addressed is that the guitars sound a bit out of tune,

Where did you get the inspiration for the lyrics? any movies, documentaries?


Will double check the guitar tuning, good ear.

As for the inspiration, its pretty much 100% inspired by Isaac Asimov. One of the greatest authors of all time in my opinion, specifically his Robot series of novels. Also, Alastair Reynolds - another author - has a big part in all my music. Probably inspiring a good 50 or 60 percent of it. This concept was the first multiple song one I have done (I have about three total "sets" of interconnecting songs) and thus it is short at only 3 songs. My newest one however ( Parallel Infinites ) is much grander in scale, encompassing about ten songs with five currently recorded 100%.
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post Aug 16 2011, 10:57 AM
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Wow, another awesome and profound lyrical expression man. It sounds simply awesome! smile.gif


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