77345_018 ft Petra Rock (voc), Andras Ispan (bass)
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FREE DOWNLOAD - take a look at the video I made for this track on youtube.com/aazgash. Original song every month!
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Peak: #7   (106,548 songs currently in Metal)
Peak in sub-genre: #2   (10,539 songs currently in Progressive Metal)
Upload date
March 21, 2012
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MP3 11.0 MB, bitrate 160 kbps.
9:37 minutes
Words/music
Petra Rock/Matt Gabnai © Minotaur Project
Story behind the song
For some reason last year a lot of singers came to me asking if they could participate in any way. One of the most professional applications I recieved came from Petra, who also proved to be one of the most delightful person I've worked with on the Minotaur Project, not to mention one of the most experienced female studio singers ever. She actually had more experience with working an outside composer, than I had with singers from the distance (check out her earlier songs, she worked with pretty amazing guitarists before me) - which made the workflow pretty flawless from my end, and caused a result we both are proud of. This is also a great experience for me, because I wrote the vocal melodies (a guide actually) for the first time in Minotaur Project history. Bioshell seemed to be a nice idea to begin our work. This song means a lot to me in so many ways (I have invited my friend, and one of my biggest musical influence or a solo, also the subject, and the mood of the song (not to mention the harmonic progression) is pretty much among the best stuff I ever wrote I think), so I decided to release a vocal version only if its quality matches my highest expectations - which aren't under full-studio quality; and she nailed it flawlessly. Petra wrote pretty much the lyrics I would've want to put on the song if I could - after discussing the subject of the track, I can say these are lyrics I can be proud of, it matches the song perfectly with the picture I had in my mind while writing Bioshell. Therefore our journey for songs doesn't stop here: we're working on our next song, and I have to say I'm pretty much stoked about it already! Technical stuff: Bass: The exact same thing as on the instrumental version of 77345_018 (Bioshell). I used my Warwick Thumb 2011 SE Custom for bass recordings. Tuning: B-E-A-D. Prolude BHV 450L bass amp (lineout output straight into the Line6 interface). I'm proudly using and being endorsed by PROLUDE AMPLIFICATION http://www.prolude.hu for all bass recordings (except for the solo by Andras Ispan). Rotosound Swing60 strings in both cases, Planet Waves Pro and Monster cables, t.c. electronic tuner. Guitars: A korean Squier Showmaster, B-E-A-D-F#-B tuning, D'addario Steel strings, light gauge, Line6 POD HD Pro modeling amplifier. Coming up next: Final chapter of the Escape Solaris, La fin absolue du monde!
Lyrics
Mountains rise with all their might But I move in magnificent ways On a high, sailing through the skies I have no choice - I can't stay Got to leave Mother Earth With the seed that will grow When it's on fertile ground Our shattered skies are ablaze We must escape from the haze Now there's nothing left but our waste And a sad, long lost human race When the sirens start calling I must ... I must... When the sirens start calling me I must … When the sirens start calling me I must… IGNORE THEM! (Spoken word): "Picture this and speak it with your inner voice; Drift with the flow, or force yourself Against the tide of the magnificent stream During the beginning, I stood before the Event Horizon Staring into the singularity Of the end of all understanding Before the vast expanse Of the Great Creator And the Relentless Destroyer…” When the sirens start calling me I must… When the sirens start calling me I must… IGNORE THEM! (Moving into the Exosphere) Planets rise from afar They're moving in mysterious ways Must advance, Sailing to my star I have no choice - I can't stay Got to find worlds anew For the seed that will grow When I've found fertile ground Our shattered skies are ablaze Must escape from the haze There's nothing left but our waste And a sad, long lost human race Silver stars split the sky They shine in such mysterious ways Through Milky Ways Sailing realms afar I have one choice - it's one way Through celestial skies With the seed that will grow When it's on fertile ground Space and time, moving on Expanding in mysterious ways Though I know I must escape the sun I have no choice - there's one way I must seek Galaxies Where the seed, it can grow When it hits fertile ground!