Lyrics inspiration – this will bring your song closer to the audience

You write a song about someone and need more inspiration with the lyrics.
These aspects will give your lyrics more depth and bring it closer to your audience.

Lyrics Inspiration Poster (L.I.P.)

1. Self-referred and Visible
– details of your protagonist
 (“Feel the sweat break on my brow” – Iron Maiden)
– his outfit – what does he wear?
 (“…of white skin on red leather” – Deftones)
– how does he move?
– his look – does he have a beard, glasses etc.?

2. Self-referred and Invisible
– other senses – what does he hear or smell?
– is he suffering from pain?
– what are the protagonist’s future plans?
(“Following our will and wind we may just go where no one’s been” – Tool)
– in what mood is he? angry? sad?

3. Environmental and Visible
– location – where does the story take place?
– what events happen? a disaster?
 (“Infernal machines arise, flesh and steel collide” – Symphony X)
– what’s the weather like?
– what time of day is it? morning? evening?
 (“In the cold light of morning, while everyone’s yawning” – Placebo)

4. Environmental and Invisible
– what year is it? at some point in the future?
– what time is it?
   (“11 a.m., by now you would think that I would be up” – Incubus)
– what is the temperature in the room / outside?
– does the political situation play a role in the story?
   (“A black flag and a red star, a rising sun loomin’ over Los Angeles” – Rage against the Machine)

You don’t have to use ALL of these aspects in your song, of course. But the more you use, the more images you give the audience. And the closer you get to them.

Jericho rag doll – a crowdfunding reward

This will be the next small big thing!

The main character from the concept album “Space Escapism Opera” will become a reward for the crowdfunding of the album. This is the prototype, made by my wife. The real reward will be bigger than this.

I have planned to realize the reward as soon as the project has collected 500€ for support. So get up and support this project on https://www.startnext.com/space-escapism-opera. You can also get several rewards, not only one.

The main Character “Jericho” is a material scientist, who is sick of the world full of technologies in 2050. The aerospace program “Moon Colonization” is the only chance to escape from the sick world.

Jericho rag doll back

The Silence Cometh – the story behind an instrumental ambient EP

How it started.

One day, Spike and me wanted to produce a new, awesome thing. Spike is a great musician and friend of mine. I told him from this idea, to combine relaxation music and doom. For me, these two styles work great together, because they want to put the listener into a kind of trance with their slow rhythms and repeating melodies.

We wrote a story concept and had some jam sessions to compose different melodies. In an iterative process the song parts became more and more refined. I also painted the pictures, we wanted to reflect with the music. After half an year the result was there: The Silence Cometh – 3 Chapters to Redemption.

How the music and the pictures work together.

I. Dreaming Sun

Mountain & Sea View: mountain = bass, sea = piano
Guiding Starlings: path = synth pad, starlings = high tones
Tree of Wisdom: trunk = bass, branches = melody

II. Pendulum Clock of Modulation

Field of Mirrors: Positive Sounds
It’s about Time: Tick Tock
Behind the Mirror: Negative Sounds

III. Lord of Darkness, God of Nightmares

The Summoning: Lord of Darkness = piano, magic = synth pad
Close to the Edge: abyss = synth pad, bats = high tones
Sea of Blood: God of Nightmares = distorted bass & drums

3 chapters, concepted as a symmetric structure.

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The 3 chapters “Dreaming Sun”, “Pendulum Clock of Modulation” and “God of Darkness, Lord of Nightmares” are concepted as a kind of symmetric structure. The first chapter is similar to the third chapter, the second chapter works as the mirror, that changes the positive melodies before into negative melodies behind.

You can listen to the songs on Soundcloud. Have fun.

Final track from ambient EP “The Silence Cometh”

III. Lord of Darkness, God of Nightmares

Darkness fills the sky. Evil powers are summoned. You meet the Lord of darkness, showing you the enchantment of something, that will bring the end to all beings. Is this a dream? Are you awake?Or are all these happenings…within you?

Listen to the final track of “The Silence Cometh – 3 Chapters of Redemption” by proghot & spike

III. Lord of Darkness, God of Nightmares

Second track from ambient EP “The Silence Cometh”

II. Pendulum Clock of Modulation
You are standing in a field full of mirrors. In the middle there is a pendulum clock, keeping on ticking. While you are looking around, what’s happening here, time goes on and on.

What happened so far…
In the first part of “The Silence Cometh – 3 Chapters to Redemption” you enjoyed the silence and beautiful landscape of the sea & mountain view. You could relax and forget all your sorrows. Here you can find the full blog post of “Dreaming Sun”
https://progshot.wordpress.com/2015/06/23/new-music-concept-for-relaxing/

It’s about time.
You still enjoy the clear sky in your field full of mirrors. The pendulum clock is ticking louder now. Suddenly the sky gets grey, then darker. The setting is changing. You look through one of the mirrors and recognize, that the truth lies beneath it. It’s about time…to listen to the track.

First track from ambient EP “The Silence Cometh”

You come home from work after a stressful day and need something to relax. Then play this song, lean back and get 11 minutes of easing. Or even more, if you press repeat.

“Dreaming Sun” is my new instrumental song in ambient style. It’s written in cooperation with Spike, former guitarist from the bands “Accidental Suicide” and “Fist of Sam”.

The song is the first part of an instrumental ambient trilogy and will take you on a journey through a beautiful landscape in relaxing atmosphere. Listen to the wonderful melodies of a sea & mountain view. While starlings in the sky guide you along the path of the truth, you will get insights and a new experience from the tree of wisdom.

https://soundcloud.com/progshot/the-silence-cometh-1

In a view days, I will post the second part of the ambient trilogy, where you will walk through a field of mirrors while the ancient pendulum clock moves the time…

Working titles become final titles

I have thought about the titles on my concept album Space Escapism Opera and have changed the working titles of the songs into final titles. It was important for me to have titles with different lengths and to make other people curious about the songs.

working titles:

01_Future
02_Protagonist
03_Technologies
04_Moon
05_Experiment
06_Awakening
07_Journey

final titles of Space Escapism Opera

01. Ouverture – Megacity 2050
02. Jericho
03. Race of Technologies
04. Moon Colonization – A New Ressource
05. The Experiment
06. New Eyes – Escape from a World of Sickness
07. Finale – The Journey

You can listen to a few songs on Soundcloud
https://soundcloud.com/col-chi/tracks

Dark Progressive Metal – demo song on my concept album

https://soundcloud.com/col-chi/06_awakening-demo

(Click the link to get to the rocking sound)

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This is the second demo song of my concept album “Space Escapism Opera”. The style is dark and progressive metal. I recorded it at home. Chris R. from the band “SoundCircle” performed the vocals. Enjoy it and don’t forget to write some feedback how you liked the song.

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06_awakening (working title) lyrics:

Reaching the dark side
I open my new eyes
Now I can see the shadows in me
Repressed in the subconsciousness

Where am I?
Turn on the light
The past has reached me

Where am I
Turn on the light
Are my eyes open right now?

I remember now…

It will never be – like before this disease, it came to our family
This dark empty hall – is the cemetery for my hopes and my will to believe

Believe…me…
Irreversible Process, it divided us in two
I hold your dying hand because I can’t do more for you
The subconsciousness repressed the shadows in my mind
This is my life, this is my life

It will never be like before
In this cemetery God is weak
God is too weak to kill diseases
It will never be like before

It will never be – like before this disease, it came to our family
This dark empty hall

Irreversible Process, it divided us in two
I hold your dying hand because I can’t do more for you
The subconsciousness repressed the shadows in my mind
This is my life, this is my life

The future’s analog – reject Biotechnologies
The future’s analog – reject Neurotechnologies
The future’s analog – reject Digital Technologies
The future’s analog – the future’s analog

It will never be like before
In this cemetery God is weak
God is too weak to kill diseases
It will never be like before

My escapism is a journey inside myself
Property means nothing, knowing is wealth
To find the truth I take this last trip
To leave this world of sickness with the wisdom I equipped

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https://soundcloud.com/col-chi/06_awakening-demo
(Click the link to get to the rocking sound)