|Format: CD / Cat No: PPRCD035 / Released: 06/12/2015
Track Listing: 1. Farewell (42:10)
More information: The die-hard Prog musicians of Toxic Smile present their longest song so far: "Farewell". In 42 focused minutes they offer what has become their trademark for almost 20 years: a musical amalgamation of catchy melodies with intricate rhythms and harmonies, that never sound arbitrary. It also features a string ensemble, which provides a distinctive atmosphere for this concept album.
Thematically, "Farewell" deals with the philosophical point of view, that the sense of hearing is better suited to perceive the world than the sense of seeing. The "Hearer" can rather delve into the essence of things, penetrate deeper than the "Seer", who only scratches the surface and is blind for everything that lies beneath. The protagonist in Toxic Smile's "Farewell", oversaturated and disappointed by our lunatic, screen-related fun society, decides to confide totally to his ears and so finally be able to "see" better. A "farewell" to old patterns.