Exxon - Magnum Opus
Poppsykosen Antologi VIII
Psyko Records 2000 - PCD012
1. Magnum Opus (18:28)
    a) Saturn(L. Eriksen - O.H. Eriksen)
    b) Basilisken
    c) Det filosofiske kviksølv
    d) Narcissus
    e) Hverdag igen
    f) Magnum Opus
    g) Epilog
    h) Exvasion
    i) Postludium
Lyrics Chords (latest version)
2. Dreaming In The Darkness (5:40) Lyrics Chords (latest version)
3. De Tusind Døre (4:56) Lyrics Chords
4. Power (21:42)
    a) From the darkness
    b) Power
    c) Glory
    d) Warp speed
    e) Intergalactic party down
    f) Entry of the Sun King
    g) Beam me up Scotty (including)
        i) The beaming
        ii) The dark matter
    h) Ordinary man
    i) Power (reprise)
    j) Lament - the last journey
    k) Retirement - A new beginning
Lyrics Chords (latest version)
Music and lyrics: Orla Hylleberg Eriksen    
Orla Hylleberg Eriksen - Guitars, Vocals, PC Sequencer programmings and Mix

Recorded 1998-2000

1982 (3)
1985 (1)
1998 (4)
1999 (2)

Produced by Orla Hylleberg Eriksen

This CD is the last of the anthology series related to Poppsykosen. In 1998, when I discovered that the progressive movement was having a sort of revival, I decided to allow myself free hands to write whatever I wanted, regardless if we could play it in the band.

I then wrote "Power". I wrote it in "Ballade" the midi-sequencer, I loved the most, but had to part with, since it was old and outdated and was not able to contain the whole song. In fact I had to divide it up in three pieces. These three pieces were then converted to general midi and imported to Cubase, where I put them together.

Back in 1985 I wrote "Magnum Opus". We rehearsed it a lot, but never really got familiar with it. We, however, played it live with no success at all, but luckily recorded the performance. This recording and my notes and memory was the basis for this rendition of the song. It was also written in three pieces like "Power" and put together in Cubase.

In 1999 I got Cubase vers 3.6 and started to convert all my songs, which all were in Ballade format. I also managed to get almost the rest of my song catalogue on midi-format. One of these rare songs was "De Tusind Døre", written back in 1982. A song with a lot of tempo shifts and odd meters and thus hard to play. No one in the band really liked it, so it went quickly out in oblivion. I, however still liked it and saw the possibilities in it, so I recorded it.

"Dreaming in the Darkness" is a new song, which we play today.