Make A Sound

by The Opiate Mass

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First record, spanning sounds from the clean and simple, to electronic flam, to loud and dense. Live recording of "Lesson & Response" contains aleatoric elements; "Ringing Home", also live, employes a bit of French for no particular reason; our first adaptation from Handel's "Messiah"; and the closing piece, tracked at our studio "Sanctus (For Cathedral)".


released February 16, 2010

Zadok Wartes (Producer, Mixing Engineer), Tara Ward (Assistant Producer), Joshua Sherman (Recording Engineer), Jason Gregory (Recording Engineer), John Metzler (Assistant Engineer), Floyd Reitsma (Mastering Engineer), Jeremy Mangan (Cover Art), Patrick Meagher (Executive Producers), Jena Meagher (Executive Producers), Tim Soerens (Executive Producers), Cote Soerens (Executive Producers)


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Progressive sacred music for cathedral.

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Track Name: Awaken The Dawn
Track Name: Ringing Home
used to feel you, like a drug
in needles, pipes, and cuts
left undone, barrel of my gun
when you aren't there I make you up

one for billions, still I doubt
if I get you, when I'm out

don't you hate the sun
don't you hear a sound
don't you have a song
don't you hope for long

would you see me, and know what I've done
my thoughts, my ways, my tongue
anxious, lust, paid for, loved
you're beside, behind, in front

still I ask, for the dark
and I scream, over songs
Track Name: Lesson & Response
make a sound
numbers, ethics, complexity
what are these things

why did you leave such room for doubt
why did you let such drama out

precious are all your thoughts of me
love is the drama of new beauty

make a sound
please make a sound
Track Name: He Shall Feed His Flock
he shall feed his flock like a shepherd
and he shall gather the lambs
with his arm, with his arm

and carry them in his bosom
and gently lead those that are with young
and gently lead those
and gently lead those that are with young

come unto him, all ye that labor
come unto him that are heavy laden, and he will give you rest

take his yoke upon you, and learn of him
for he is meek and lowly of heart, and ye shall find rest
and ye shall find rest unto your souls

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