Exxon - The Great Divide
Psyko Records 2002 - PCD014
|1. Alienated (7:55)||Lyrics||Chords|
|2. Can't Kill The Beast (5:40)||Lyrics||Chords|
|3. ...And The Cattle Marched On... (7:21)||Lyrics||Chords|
|4. Frozen Shadows (5:42)||Lyrics||Chords|
|5. The Great Divide
a) March Of The Giants
b) A Shard Würm Must Die
c) In The Kodiak Caves
d) The Gates Of Thurgadin
e) Coldain Funk
f) The Giants Marches Out
|Lyrics (latest version)||Chords (latest version)|
|6. I Never Could Reach You (7:46)||Lyrics||Chords|
Music and lyrics: Orla Hylleberg Eriksen
|Orla Hylleberg Eriksen
- Midi-programmings, Guitar and Vocals and some synth solos. Mix and Mastering.
All songs wirtten in 2001, exept 1, which was written in 2000.
Produced by Orla Hylleberg Eriksen
|After finishing Magnum
Opus in 2000, I wrote one more song, which would be included on later versions
as a bonus track, because I at that time did not want to write and record
However in the start of 2001 I felt the urge to write and record more songs, starting with "Can't Kill The Beast". This is a song we play in Poppsykosen. However more inspriration came over me, so I wrote "Cattle", which included a Synth-solo piece written in 7/8 and some heavy bass-lines. The band declined to play it.
Then I wrote the jazzy "Frozen Shadows", which some in the band found not suitable for the band. At that time I realized that I've written a half an album and then the idea of an epic came up. For more than a year I've been playing EverQuest, an online game. "The Great Divide" is named after a zone in that game and deals with some of the mobs (mobile objects) and places there.
"The Great Divide" is certainly not suitable for the band either. I contains odd meters and almost unplayable breaks. Lastly I thought 'why not make something completly impossible', then I wrote the last song in 11/8.
So "The Great Divide" is something more than just a song and a CD - it's a divide between me and my band.