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1.
First Flight 07:28
First Flight (lyrics Damien Child) A million miles away from anyone Lying lost within white rooms When I leave my dreams are absolute Can’t do it for myself I breathe through you I can follow where the futures end I can journey over tears Light a candle for the way to go I’m leaving home Cinematic frames of memory Beyond the form I cannot hold Disintegrating bonds of reason Nothing to hold me down I’m letting go I can follow where the futures end I can journey over tears When it’s time The only way to go is with the morning light When gravity is sleeping Break the ties The ecstasy of shining Kiss the world goodbye Now my life begins I breathe through you A million miles away from anyone
2.
Before Saturn Turned Away (lyrics Damien Child) We speak the old words to the trees Bequeath our names to the wind Forewarned, or maybe foreshadowing Fairy rings and countrymen A circle for the king And a dance for lady Spring A whisper on the wing When we were young We were so young The days were so beautiful Before Saturn turned away Vengeful and thundering The sky turned the world grey Taken too soon The oceans rise A moment frozen in time We’ve seen, the forest light touch the leaves Beheld a promiscuous moon Deep pools, reflect our imaginings Midnight choirs and alchemy A summons for the king And a bow for lady Spring A breath beneath the wing When we were young We were so young The days were so beautiful Before Saturn turned away Vengeful and thundering The sky turned the world grey Taken too soon The oceans rise A moment frozen in time The watchers on the wild side Secret and alight The watchers on the wild side Secret and alight To begin again To begin again Receive the sunrise For another thousand years Return to the well The waters clear To work the old land And be better than before When the stars do fall The child learns to crawl The shining ones Beloved by all
3.
Telethesia 07:51
Telesthesia (lyrics Damien Child) Defying protocol Another harvest Encoded paradigm Locating target Gossamer borders Written on the map of your hand Removing the line, from the sand No recess to hide Following orders Breaking fibres down into sound Forcing the blows, through the ground You’re silently here. Upgrade our senses So, we can see in the dark Destinations are decided From a hollow house of cards Folding corners Misspent childhood seeing through friends Faking the stories end You’re walking alone Mixing new colours An artist paints the end of the world Crane legs and concrete domes Cold iron and war Upgrade our senses So, we can see in the dark Destinations are decided From a hollow house of cards Stray outside the lines The room feels colder Covert spaces in between Blind spots, smoke and mirrors Playing history by the numbers Plays the scene in monochrome The nest will fall apart When all the birds have flown And tell me Where have all Where have all the days gone Playing history by the numbers Plays the scene in monochrome The nest will fall apart When all the birds have flown And tell me Where have all Where have all the days gone
4.
Fear of Flying (lyrics Damien Child) Gone are the days of damage done Burning our wings to reach the sun High on a ledge not letting go One final leap, no net below Less travelled ways and words unsaid Elevated from the life lived in your head The fear of flying, and the need to fly Gravity has never been a friend of mine Training wheels and alibis Free the understudy for another life Leading a path out on our own Tear up the rules there’s no one home Following signs along the road The way is unmapped and so unknown Less travelled ways and words unsaid Elevated from the life lived in your head The fear of flying, and the need to fly Gravity has never been a friend of mine Training wheels and alibis Free the understudy for another life
5.
Living in the Sunrise (lyrics Damien Child) All the seasons in every day Modalities within the three-act play Traits and tightropes, progressive rate Moonglow and alternating states Spectral chapters and better days Epilogues of life bellow the haze Scattered demons, obsessive ways Memories of words we didn’t say Unending…unending Autumn fading into winter The words are mine to keep Frivolously free End the day and Still my heart to peace We’ll be living in the sunrise A drop in the sea Autumn fading into winter The words are mine to keep Frivolously free End the day and Still my heart to peace We’ll be living in the sunrise A drop in the sea We’ll be living in the sunrise A drop in the sea
6.
Sleeping Giants (lyrics Damien Child) Illustrated landscapes In the cradle of uncertainty Hidden things - All teeth and wings Finger painted genome Edits blueprints to reality Idle hands - Create fretful plans Chorus Beneath, old earth There are giants barely sleeping They await, their rebirth Pillars fall and, Sink within the water bearing years Eyes stare out of sandstone Tease new chapters of astrology Poetry - Dying suns and kings Tables of ascension Praying mantras, stolen litanies Fingered sins - Playing broken strings Beneath, old earth There are giants barely sleeping They await, their rebirth Pillars fall and, Sink within the water bearing years Solar and lunar Mysteriously linear A tribute to those deeper A sign of all that wanders Sight unseen
7.
Seven Billion Tiny Sparks (lyrics Tony Lowe) The world is changing The world is changing So fast Summers leaving Winters coming in So fast Chorus Seven Billion tiny sparks Seven Billion tiny sparks Holding to each other Holding to each other, magnetised My heart is beating - My heart is beating So fast The universal - Shining example At last Seven Billion tiny sparks Seven Billion tiny sparks Holding to each other Holding to each other, magnetised Sleeping hearts and resting minds Floating right across the lines Streaming out into the sky Watching us as we go by, alone.

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‘phenomena’ is the fifth release from Tony Lowe’s ESP Project on Sunn Creative and was written, arranged and performed by Tony, between January and June 2020. The album also features Damien Child who wrote the insightful and imaginative lyrics once again, and added the vocals at the end of May, with a special guest appearance by Alison Fleming on vocals on Track 7.

‘phenomena’ has all the hallmarks of previous ESP albums with alluring melodies and stirring arrangements. Tony’s guitar and synth play haunting themes, weaving over symphonic rock at its most dramatic and uplifting, all interspersed with strange altering scenes and soundtracks that suggest dark and fascinating interiors to this music. ‘phenomena’ is rhythmic and captivating yet strong and hopeful in all the right places.

ESP Project albums have been given over 46, 4-4.5-star reviews by music press, voted into the top 10 Prog Rock albums of the year and top 10 albums of 2017-2018.

“sumptuous production...some great playing, thoughtful lyrics, and the definitive ESP stamp make PHENOMENA another class album." Gareth's Prog Blog

"It’s an absolutely superb album from Start to finish!!!" Garry Foster - Prog Rock Files Show - wcrfm

"Here's the prog you've been looking for." - Brian Talgo (Gentle Knife)

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released August 14, 2020

Tony Lowe - Music & Instrumentation - All tracks
Damien Child - Lyrics & Vocals Tracks 1-6

Alison Fleming - Vocals Track 7
Tony Lowe - Lyrics Track 7

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The mysterious phenomena - 14/08/20 follows The Rising and 'three' a 'stunning' 30 min EP.
ESP Project began in 2015 with ‘Invisible Din’ featuring well-know prog guests.
Followed by ’22 Layers of Sunlight’ in 2018, a collaboration between Tony Lowe & Peter Coyle. ESP albums have over 46, 4-4.5 * reviews by music press, voted into top 10 Prog Rock albums of the year and top 10 albums of 2018
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