In « Rapids, » the third part of « The Dam, » the protagonist/narrator is being carried from a mostly disappointing river straight into an heretofore unseen dam.
The intent behind this instrumental section is to convey a feeling of being taken ahead by an unrelenting force, and to let the listener reflect on the discourse presented in « River. »
In the storyline, the rapids represent the rising tension which…Continue
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« The Winged Life » takes its name from William Blake's poem « Eternity » :
He who binds himself to a joy
Does the winged life destroy
But he who kisses the joy as it flies
Lives in eternity's sunrise
This piece is a singularity as far as the poligrafic repertoire is concerned.…Continue
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« Polygraph » is intended as a portrait of human relationships turning to the sour, hinting at the necessity of constant genuineness. The suite lasts about ten minutes and is composed of the following four sections : « Exposition, » « Confrontation, » « Deliberation, » and « Vindication. »
The second movement, « Confrontation, » aims to depict the often difficult yet cathartic experience of having to stand one's ground and…Continue
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« Polygraph » is intended as a portrait of human relationships turning to the sour, hinting at the necessity of constant genuineness. The composition lasts a little over 10 minutes and is composed of the following four sections :
I have a particular fondness for that piece of music. One fine evening many years ago, the…Continue
When I complete a composition there are often unused ideas left. Some of those I find actually pretty good but if I can’t see how to fit them into the piece then there’s not much choice but to discard them. For a while.
I rarely delete stuff, I archive. Once in a while I browse the archives and listen to such ideas in no particular order, and sometimes I get to see a way to combine some of them. Then I have the seed of a new…Continue
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On a background of Wall Street Bailouts and Large Hadron Colliders, « Void » paints sunyata, the Buddhist concept of emptiness.
In Buddhism, the realization of emptiness of inherent existence is a “state of pure consciousness” in which the practitioner realizes all particular objects…Continue
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« Leaving The Ashram » is the third chapter of « Entering The Stream, » a trilogy describing an episode of intense introspection that will open our second album, « Satori. »
This instrumental suite comprises four movements :
It was originally put together in 2004, way before…Continue
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« Waking In Heaven » is a short instrumental about learning to trust life and allowing it to do its thing so we can end up where we belong, healed, hopeful, happy, and in love with life.
The composition starts with a minimalist approach, goes to the grandiose, and then takes a leap for the celestial. An irresistible mood lifter for me, it works well on its own, but I have a feeling that it could end up as the concluding…
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« Stereoscopy » is the definitive title of a song which I used to refer to as « Point Of View. » I changed my mind about the title while writing and singing the melodies, thinking that the former word doesn’t get the chance to be employed very often, while the latter phrase is rather common. Well, around here at least.
The underlying idea of the song is that of the benefit of sharing perspectives, for instance to get…Continue
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Poligraf’s first album will be entitled « Samsara » in reference to the cycle of reincarnation in Buddhist culture.
Samsara is a Sanskrit and Pali term derived from to « flow together, » « to go or pass through states, » « to wander, » and which translates as « continuous movement » or « continuous flowing. »
In Buddhism, it refers to the concept of a cycle of birth and consequent decay and death, in which all beings in the…Continue
The closing movement of « Juggernaut » is entitled, simply, « Epilogue. »
Inspired by ELP's «…Continue
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« The Chrome Lake » is the core middle part of the « Entering The Stream » trilogy. Lasting a little over 12 minutes, the composition depicts one episode of intense soul-searching, and…Continue
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The eighth and final movement of « Octoccata » is entitled « Multilethalead » and…Continue
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("Athletics tracks finish line" by Petey21)
« Marimbariation » takes its name from the brief passage featuring the marimba that leads this seventh movement of the « Symphony of Eights. »
Once the percussive instrument concludes its opening…Continue
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How on Earth can a musical movement be named « Progigoriation » you ask ? Well, obviously, because it's the prog rock variation of another similar movement entitled « Igorchestral » I emphatically reply.…Continue
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The next segment of « Octoccata » is entitled « Reoctoverture. » Basically, this section is a reprise of the introduction, hence the name, as it restates the theme presented therein, albeit…Continue
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The fourth movement from « Octoccata » is entitled « Biorhythalead. » Its title came about from the markers I used to identify each of the sub-sections of the composition.
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