Prelusion

by Ascent

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This is the second EP release of the Manchester based progressive rock/metal band Ascent.

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released 06 March 2015

Arya Bobaie - Vocals
Dan White - Guitar, Vocals
Andy James - Keyboards, Vocals
Chris Gaduzo - Bass
Tom Rice - Drums


Recorded and mixed by Tom Rice and Dan White

Mastered by John Mitchell
www.outhousestudios.co.uk

Front art by Leslie Gaduzo
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Inside art by Scott D'Arcy
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Track Name: The Return Movement
[What Once Remained]

Restless and torn at the death of your god
Cry no more
Fading fast along the heights
Take a moment and face me inside my friend

Come see the face of your future
The key to your perfection lies here with me
Disguised behind this simple form
are the eyes that resist temptation and pride at all costs
Enclosed far beneath the frozen fields I've let go
Moved closer to touch the light, spiring to and fro
Watched the patterns of chaos ripple out
And return through my troubled roots
I know we're ready to make it through the transition

We've felt the weight of your greed killing our innocence
I thought you were empowered with a gift
To understand why the wind betrays you
And how the cure is all around you
Go then if you don't feel right
Separate the shores

We're too connected to slip away
Too fragile to lead you on, light your way
Fly into your sculptured sun
Bring back what once remained

Settle down, grasp and lock out fear
You're moving further through your hostility
Peel your eyes open, recognize
You're scratching through the walls of mortality

We're too connected to slip away
Too fragile to lead you on, light your way
Fly into your sculptured sun
Bring back what once remained


[Transitions]

Surrender as the cyclones rage
You never have to hurt again...
We’re dying to feel her hold of care
One gesture, one glance from her
May take the weight we have come to bare
(I'm frightened by your pain)
Will take the weight we have come to bare
Heal me, heal me, heal me
Heal me, heal me, heal me

Up from my centre
Through the seventh gate
Like my thoughts, I rise
Like my thoughts, I die
Terrified of what may come now
I'm only pure when I burn with clapping at your throne
Feeling aligned with this source through you
No longer will I yield to the comfort so cold
No longer are we fooled by their reckless desire
Where the hearts turn to stones could you and I with fate conspire!


[Satori]

Higher, higher, higher
Utterly in the moment
Tremendously in the moment
Utterly in the moment
Tremendously in the moment
Take me higher, higher, higher
Let's feel the harmony flow within confusion and disorder
Track Name: A Place Unbound
And you asked to trust not the ones who turn from love
Retreat inside with humility and climb to freedom

In front of our eyes they
Burn the clues, forge the sound
The sound of our reason
to dwell in a place unbound

Oh you wonder if we still belong

Now self-delusive freedom in my brain
Invisible leash I consider sane
Clear me out for a new delight
Before the suffering fools unite
I'm the reflection of you disarming them
with one cry, “Where have I been?
Where am I going?”

In front of our eyes they
Burn the clues, forge the sound
The sound of our reason
to dwell in a place unbound

As darkness falls each night we purge this love
I’m safe in your arms
Safe in your arms, fearless like I began

The time has come to step aside
(to see what's beneath)
The time has come to turn to dust

Feed the fire that changes all I’m a part
Conquer the space more than I trust
And the best has yet to come
As I raise my eyes towards the sun
I disown all I have come to embrace
Through ages, isolated and fried
In my final hours I’ll fight for resolve
I know that I’m still alive

Can you see me now
Unearth and saved
I swear I’ll brave this light
For a thousand years I’ve been
So afraid to greet you
As you are