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Informaëlstrom

Informaëlstrom

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Presentation

This two-part piece explores the relationship between an individual and their reality, a subject and their objective world.

The first part illustrates the evolution of the thought processes of the individual who, immersed in an overwhelming and chaotic world oversaturated with information, vacillates between confusion and clarity.

The second part aims to depict this reality gone awry, a maelstrom of information as it were, and the struggle of the individual endeavouring to escape the chaos and finally break through the confusion to revel in understanding and effortlessness.

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Lyrics

Chapter 8 : Countless Questions

There’s a thousand radios playing in my mind – Radio’s
And I can’t tell which wave is mine – Wave
Should I turn them off if they have me bound? – Bound
Or were they meant to make me sound? – Sound

A thousand pictures moving in my head – Moving
Remains of stories unsaid – Stories
Should I paint them all for you to see – You
Or were they meant just for me? – Meant, just for me

There’s a billion providers with access to my mind
Uploading the reflections of futures left behind
Should I deny the requests? Could they set me free?
Disconnect them once again or let them alter me?

Radio why are you here, why do you play for me?
Is there something I should see?
Provider it isn’t clear, what do you want from me?
Show the place for me to be

Flow through my eyes, the dreams of another
Flood in my mind, the views of another
Flow through my eyes, the needs of another
Throughout my life, our lives altogether

Countless questions behind those eyes
Burning while I analyse
The design of the line between the world and I
An existence to justify

Too many references enfolded in my head
Who’s to blame for silences? Who’s to blame for what is said?
Redirect me into truth, I’ll strive with all my might
The path is clear yet undefined and there’s no end in sight

Radio why are you here, why do you play for me?
Is there something I should see?
Provider it isn’t clear, what do you want from me?
Show the place for me to be

Flow through my eyes, the dreams of another
Flood in my mind, the views of another
Flow through my eyes, the needs of another
Throughout my life, our lives altogether

Chapter 9 : Informaëlstrom

{instrumental}

Here’s the related poetry :

It started as a feel
And turned into an urge
A persistent appeal
To evolve on the verge

This I could not abide
Without means of living
Seemed safer to divide
Sustenance and calling

At first it was pleasance
As the streams were shallow
But with time turbulence
Got the best of the flow

Between who I could be
And what I was doing
Was a man lost at sea
And tides were conflicting

Thus was born this whirlpool
Against which I’m fighting
Subjected to its rule
Perpetually straining

At once be everywhere
Steady multitasking
Everlasting affair
At once be everything

Vortex unrelenting
Sensory overload
Incessant processing
Get me out of this mode

How on Earth could this be
The place that’s right for me
Tell me when will I see
The time of your mercy

Chaos may be the bulk
Of my experience
But I won’t end a hulk
I still feel transcendence

And in this simple fact
There is enough I find
Motivation to act
And tolerate the grind

From these thoughts appeasing
Though the pressure remains
My revel is stemming
As I unbind the chains

Until there is calmness
This passion will not fade
And in effortlessness
I pursue the crusade

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Clips

Excerpt from Countless Questions (CONGA 2008 Demo)

Excerpt from Informaëlstrom (MIDI Demo)

Excerpt from Countless Questions (Live @ La Ninkasi – 2008)

Excerpt from Informaëlstrom (Live @ La Ninkasi – 2008)

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Comments»

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