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3065 posts since 31 May, 2002 from My chair

Post Sat Mar 24, 2007 1:34 pm

Plowshares to Swords to Plowshares: A Progressive Rock Odyssey (Abridged) ... shares.mp3

lyrics wrote:The determined farmboy appealed to the witch-queen:
"I seek glory and fame!
Give me the power,
And I will conquer in your name."

The witch-queen smiled dryly:
"Then I give you the might you desire.
Go -- make the world mine to rule,
With fist and sword and fire."

And so the young warrior embarked on a legendary journey...

He took the head of the gorgon
Tamed the jaws of Cerberus
Wore the skin of a dragon
He even beat Chuck Norris

Outriddled the desert Sphinx
Solved the maze of the minotaur
Toppled temples of Syrinx
Whatever came he beat them all

Until one day...

I've grown tired of this war
Can only wonder if there's
something more

The flowers and trees
The birds and the bees
And other things
That rhyme with "E"

My conscience keeps me
from sleep at night.
Must I go on?
Why must I fight?

"You fight because *I* command it."
"That's not good enough anymore."
"Then your final battle shall be... against me!"


Years later the old man died while tending his fields,
alone and unsung,
branded a traitor,
But with ultimate peace in his heart
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9994 posts since 2 Jan, 2005 from somewhere in the woods

Post Sat Mar 24, 2007 2:08 pm

Mellotronaut presents:

Prognuts ... ;attach=93

The lyrics are pure prog, means holy nonsense.

Have fun!
"It dreamed itself along"

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7116 posts since 18 Apr, 2004

Post Sat Mar 24, 2007 2:20 pm

Well I'm pretty unimaginative so once again a cover tune, this time from Icelands №1 pr0g icon...

download Human Behaviour as >> ogg vorbis << or as >> mp3 <<.

Sound sources & manipulators:
  • EnergyXT (sampler filled with ddummers Sonor kit, Sascha's Music Man and Hypertone's Wurlitzer), Crazy Diamonds, ASynth
  • El Cheapo® guitar + Boss GT3
  • Classic Compressor/EQ/Phaser, OldSkoolVerb, TLs Pocket Limiter, mdadelay, AnalogDelay, P1-tapedelay
  • My gf's voice (singing for the first time since many years)

392 posts since 11 Mar, 2004

Post Sat Mar 24, 2007 7:59 pm

Well... here's this month's lead balloon...

Aftermath (View From the Sky)


We sweep in low
Throwing up waves of dust in a field of graves
Tell me again
Are these the ones we came to save?

Make another pass
Upturned faces like a broken bell's ring
Tell me again
Is this the peace we came to bring?

Primary instruments: Pentagon and B4 (the crunching chords are B4 too); everything played in "real time" except the drums.

(Sorry about the "throwing up", but "stirring up" didn't seem to be strong enough, and I'm out of time.)

Oh, and dadblastit, Scoops! I wasn't going to do these contests anymore and here you come with a theme I can't resist. :P
Last edited by papatomany on Sat Mar 24, 2007 8:48 pm, edited 3 times in total.

63 posts since 5 Mar, 2003

Post Sat Mar 24, 2007 7:59 pm

The Allegory of the Cave - a Micro-Epic ... e_cave.mp3
  1. Memory of Sunlight
  2. Echo Chamber

    If you could just see what you believe
    You would believe that you want to believe what you see
  3. The Prisoner's Dilemma

    Dream light
    Sound fury
    Steal soft
    Sun waking
  4. The Onslaught of the Forms
    1. Ascent into Light
    2. The Terrible Truth of Table-ness (in 10/4)
    3. The Melancholy Glory of the Philosopher Kingdom
    4. Transubstantiation
Meat Space Instruments
6 string accoustic and electric guitars, 12 string
accoustic guitar, Yamaha P-80 piano, Korg X5DR, chime.

Cubase SX3

Virtual Instruments
BFD DLX, Squid's Tron Collection, Minimonsta, Lounge
Lizard, ZR1, Taurus

Amplitube, Firium, Neodynium, PSP Vintage Warmer, Cyanide 2

Thanks to Alex for support (Moral, Mixing, Mastering).


Edit: made corrections to track list, fixed formatting, and added missing lyrics
Edit #2: corrected link to make it in proper contest format (duh!)

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