|Second solo CD by Citizen Cain keyboardist - includes Arjen Lucassen, Simone Rossetti and others!
Format: CD / Cat No: 190394924768 / Released: 27/02/2017
Track Listing: Song 1 - Early Days: Pt i - A Word, A Name / Pt ii - Rude Awakening / Pt iii - W.I.L.D / Pt iv - First Awareness / Song 2 - Time Dilation: Pt i - Stretched Piano / Pt ii - She Never Was / (a) First Entanglement / (b) - 81181 / Song 3 - Intervention: Pt i - Sleep Paralysis / Pt ii - Visitation 1 / Pt iii - Tipulidae Saves The Day / Pt iv - Visitation 2 / Song 4 - The Probability Of Improbability: Pt i - Purpose / (a)The Experience of Purpose / (b) The Purpose of Experience / (c) Tat Tvam Asi / (d) Universal Awakening / Pt ii - Nothing (reprise) / Bonus Track - The Cupboard Of Fear (Chewing Your Tongue In Cheek Mix): Pt i - The Bogeyman / Pt ii - The First Lesson / Pt iii - First Awareness / Pt iv - The Second Lesson / Pt v - Lucidity
More information: In this second part of Stewart Bell's epic trilogy of concept albums we are once again taken on a journey through the inner realms alongside the main character, The Dreamer and his mentor, The Teacher. Taking place during the same time period as The Antechamber Of Being (Part 1), which was released in 2014, the story follows the main characters as they continue to explore the amazing experiences made possible through lucid dreaming; the weird phenomena inherent with this type of conscious exploration of one's mind; the questions that arise through encounters with seemingly independent dream beings and; the realisations and conclusions that are ultimately reached after a lifetime of dreaming awake.
Features several guest vocalists playing the different characters in the story - Arjen Lucassen, Simone Rossetti, Bekah Comrie, Phil Allen and Stewart Bell.
Stewart has been the main composer/ keys player in long running progressive rock band Citizen Cain since the early 90s, and in 2012 he decided to pursue a solo career, starting work on a trilogy of concept albums entitled The Antechamber Of Being. The story is autobiographical and is based on Stewart's lifelong experiences with lucid dreaming - which is something he learned at 6 years old, when his older brother taught him how to be aware while he was asleep and dreaming in order to help him overcome recurring nightmares.