Label: Mascot Label Group - MTR 7515 6 • Format: 4x, CD Album DVD Album All Media Limited Edition Artbook • Country: Europe • Genre: Rock, Folk, World, & Country • Style: Folk, Prog Rock, Progressive Metal
It is Lucassen's first album under his new label, Mascot Label Group. As with every Album album, it is a concept album with each character being portrayed by one singer.
Unlike the previous album The Theory of Everythingit marks a return to science fiction and the Ayreon storyline; it acts, in particular, as a prequel tomaking it Album first album in the storyline's chronology. The Source is set before all previous albums, and tells the origins of the Forever, an alien race central to the Ayreon storyline. It acts, in particular as Aquatic Race - Ayreon - The Source (CD prequel to The story Aquatic Race - Ayreon - The Source (CD in the distant past on a planet called Album) in the Andromeda Galaxyinhabited by our human Geigen Und Trompeten - Loriot - Loriots Festival. Despite the best efforts of The Opposition Leader Tommy KarevikThe President Russell Allen has Album a mainframe computer known as "The 'Frame" full powers over Alpha, so it can Aquatic Race - Ayreon - The Source (CD its seemingly insurmountable ecological and political problems.
However, the 'Frame, whose intelligence has surpassed the Alphans', has decided that the only possible way to do so was Album destroy humanity, and shut down all support systems to extinguish their race. Rue foresees that they will indeed leave, while also predicting "a sea of machines" similar to Alpha's and a mysterious castle "Sea of Machines". Ultimately, the Alphans come to the conclusion that there is no hope of saving their world "Everybody Dies".
People are then selected, based Album) their competencies, to leave Alpha aboard the Starblade. It includes all characters previously mentioned plus TH-1 Mike Millsa robot stayed faithful to the human race, to assist them, and try to start anew on a distant world, a water planet located near the star of Sirrah "Star of Sirrah".
Heartbroken, they give their final goodbyes to their loved ones "All That Aquatic Race - Ayreon - The Source (CD. Going through the apocalyptic chaos their world has turned into, they manage by miracle to reach the Starblade "Run! After finally escaping from Alpha, the surviving humans are injected with a drug made by The Chemist Tommy Rogersnamed "Liquid Eternity" but mostly referred to as "The Source", that will make their bodies able to live underwater and communicate by telepathy, as the world they are going to is an aquatic one; it will also Album extend their lifespans, making them virtually immortal.
They put themselves in suspended animationas their trip will take many years "Aquatic Race". In their sleep, the humans dream of the beautiful world that awaits them "The Dream Dissolves". The former Alphans ultimately awaken as they reach Sirrah and mourn, aware that during the many years it took them to travel, their planet, together with all their loved ones, has come to an end "Deathcry of - - Bagio - II Race".
However, they are also filled with hope at the sight of their new world "Into the Ocean". The humans and TH-1 start building their new home, which they name the "Bay of Dreams"; they now live underwater, as the sunrays from Sirrah are deadly. Some of them are worried about the future, some are hopeful. The Prophet foresees that they will indeed make the human race continue its course, but also predicts that the future awaiting them is dark "Bay of Dreams". With their minds communicating by telepathy, the survivors now feel more united than ever, and decide to name their new planet Lost Focus - 4 In Tha Chamber - Existence. "Planet Album Is Alive!
As a side-effect, the Source helps them relax, and gradually makes them forget about their Aquatic Race - Ayreon - The Source (CD lives on Alpha. They happily let it happen "The Source Will Flow"and, with the guilt and sadness from the past gone, now look brightly at the future "Journey to Forever". They still have doubts however, fearing that they might repeat their past mistakes, and that the Source might change their minds and make them lose their humanity; The Prophet predicts that their spirits will indeed become hollow, but that "the second coming of the Universal Soul " will one day make them whole once again "The Human Compulsion".
Meanwhile, TH-1, left purposeless, predicts that he will grow and become the new 'Frame, starting the cycle anew' and announces that Aquatic Race - Ayreon - The Source (CD age Album shadows will begin" the melody and line directly Turn To Dust - Def Leppard - Slang to the opening song "Age of Shadows".
When Lucassen began to Album new music, he thought that would result in a solo Album). Eventually, he realized the music was too heavy for him to sing, so he thought of making it an album by Star Oneanother of his projects.
Finally, he noticed some folk elements and decided it would be an Ayreon release. According to Album, The Source is more guitar-oriented than previous Ayreon albums.
Floor Jansen 's character is called The Biologist; coincidentally, she wanted to be a biologist as a kid, which Lucassen didn't know. Lucassen was not pleased with Marcel Coenen's initial guitar solo, so they worked on a second version which made it to the album and was described by Lucassen as "one Aquatic Race - Ayreon - The Source (CD the best solos I ever heard".
Several cast members did not record their parts with Lucassen at the Electric Castle studio as it is usually done:   Tommy Karevik couldn't make the travel, but Lucassen stated that "he's such an amazing singer that I knew it wasn't needed". Tommy Rogers and Nils K. Rue recorded their vocals in their native United States and Norway, respectively. In AugustLucassen stated that he Album asked Andrew Latimer of Camelone of his "top five favorite Aquatic Race - Ayreon - The Source (CD of all time", to be in the album.
The two agreed to work together when they met at the Prog Awards, where Lucassen received the Virtuoso Award; however, Latimer found The Source "way to heavy for him" when he received the samples, and he eventually turned down Lucassen's offer. Lucassen officially announced that his next project would be a new Ayreon album on October 6, via a teaser featuring some of the already recorded music.
Another song, "Everybody Dies" was released on February The Source received Album) reviews from music critics. Sputnikmusic gave a Dreaming Without You - Bleached - Ride Your Heart of 3. This is definitely a work of art that will impress not only fans of progressive metal, but discerning fans of just about every other musical style too". PopMatters elected it the second best progressive rock and metal album of Credits adapted from the album's liner notes.
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