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Traveling the Sun (Remastered)

Remastered 2016

Traveling the Sun (Remastered)
neo-classical experimental progressive art rock


genre: progressive art rock

Traveling the Sun is my first album exploring some of my musical "roots" in 60's and 70's progressive rock, albeit with a twist or two.

With this album I started with a set ensemble of instruments that could actually be gathered together on a stage and played by real people. I’ve approached this more like chamber music - instead of picking instruments (sounds) for a particular piece, all the musicians are already standing on the stage (virtually) and I’ve had to find something for them to do on each song.

The ensemble: piano, organ, celesta, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, bass guitar, drum kit, 2 violins, 2 celli, saxophone (special guest on track 4), tubular bells (special guest on track 12).

This is the newly remastered version of the original 2009 release.

Track listing

  1. Murder of Crows
  2. Slip Away
  3. Exaltation of Larks
  4. Crash of Rhinos
  5. Traveling the Sun
  6. Parliament of Owls
  7. Sometimes We Fade
  8. Siege of Bitterns
  9. Patterns in the Snow
  10. Route of Wolves
  11. Kaleidoscope
  12. Memory of Elephants

Total playing time: 60:38

slip away

if i could, i'd leave this town
slip away, without a sound
still my life turns round and round
can't find my way to the common ground
life is cold, and so unsure
as we grow old, and bitter more
so take my hand against winter's roar
what the hell are we fighting for
and you
you look so fine
beneath streetlight tonight
if i could, i'd leave this town
slip away, without a sound
slip away
slip away

traveling the sun

we are one
traveling the sun
searching for someone
nowhere left to run
in a dream
nothing's what it seems
silent picture scenes
you know what i mean
and i
i fall down
on the ground
fall without a sound
no one else around
this destiny i've found
we are one
traveling the sun
take it as it comes
waiting for someone

sometimes we fade

when the lights are low
and we've nowhere left to go
we fade
when we say hello
and we're greeted by the cold
we fade
we fade
when this life has run aground
bereft of sight and sound
we fade
there's a ring around the moon
there's a shadow in the room
we fade

patterns in the snow

i don't know why we're here
and i cannot say just what it is we fear
search for the answers in a faded photograph
maybe this time the dream will last
i don't know why we're blind
choosing a path that leaves our love behind
a race for the cure for what cripples all mankind
seeking to break those ties that bind
i don't know how we stand
up on this hill of righteousness and sand
take it from one who's fallen down so many times
yes it's a mountain we must climb
once, when i was alone
i saw patterns in the snow
they held truths i did not know
but now, there's darkness on the road
there is this shadow in my soul
and the truth is something i don't know
i don't know what is real
and i cannot say just how it is i feel
some kind of dark and magnificent malaise
the burden of all our yesterdays


kaleidoscope in my mind, take me back to my home
these streets are dark and i'm low on time
i feel this chill to my bones
you were young, but so was i
we cast dreams in cloudless skies
unaware of ebbing tides
no one wants to close their eyes
kaleidoscope, kaleidoscope
show me where you are
kaleidoscope, oh kaleidoscope
let me be your shining star
kaleidoscope in my mind, take me back to my soul
this world is dark and i'm low on time
no one wants to be alone
no one wants to be alone
i never meant to be alone