Chronometree Poll

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What is your Favorite Chnonometree song?

Empty Space/ Revealer
3
33%
An Eldrich Wind
0
No votes
Revelation/ Chronometree
0
No votes
Chronotheme
0
No votes
A Perfect Carosel
0
No votes
Chronos Deliverer
6
67%
Spapes of the Morning
0
No votes
Chronoverture
0
No votes
The Waiting
0
No votes
Watching the Sky (Bonus Hidden Track)
0
No votes
 
Total votes: 9

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Post by Theremin » Sun Feb 23, 2003 5:24 pm

There are polls for favorite songs for Glass Hammer's two most recent albums, Lex Rex and The Middle Earth Album, so I thought that we should have one for Chronometree as well! :D
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Post by Guest » Sun Feb 23, 2003 5:42 pm

I think Empty Space - Revealer is one of the best entry song I've ever heard. One of the songs that made me fall in love with Glass Hammer.

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Post by Theremin » Sun Feb 23, 2003 5:44 pm

I had to listen to parts of some songs before I cast my vote but I have (tentatively) decided that Empty Space/ Revealer is my favorite song on Chronometree. It has, in my humble opinion, the best lyrics of all the songs except for maybe The Waiting. Also, as with most of this album, Glass Hammer is able to capture the effect of chaos without resorting to cheap metal distortion. This is my main problem with bands like Spock's Beard, The Flower Kings, and Transatlantic. They are generally good, but they have very heavy and tastless guitar parts that serve no purpose to me but to hurt my ears. Glass Hammer goes the way of Emerson, Lake, and Palmer and uses strange (to non prog fans :) ) instrumentation of synths, speed, and accuracy to start out the album with a bang.

Other songs that I especially like are Chronotheme, Chronos Deliverer, Chronoverture, The Waiting, and Watching the Sky (RECORDERS ROCK! :D ).
I gotta admit that I'm a little bit confused
Sometimes it seems to me as if I'm just being used
Gotta stay awake, gotta try and shake off this creeping malaise
If I don't stand my own ground, how can I find my way out of this maze?

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Post by Elrabin » Sun Feb 23, 2003 10:55 pm

True enough, 'Empty Space / Revealer' is a great song. But for some reason I can't explain, 'Chronos Deliverer' just grabs me. It's just so beautiful, it makes me want to cry sometimes. No, really. :) It's an incredible song; with the soaring instruments and angelic vocals, it can't be beat. I can keep that song playing on 'repeat' forever and it's supremely excellent every single time. Heck, this is one of my all-time favorite songs on any album. It's supreme.
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Post by Sam Gamgee » Mon Feb 24, 2003 2:36 am

Too hard!!! I'm want to put down Watching the Sky, but I love the other ones so much too... eeek... I think I'd have to agree with the general consensus that Empty Space/Revealer is the best, with revalation/Chronometry and Watching the Sky close behind, followed by Chronos Deliverer and Eldritch Wind. Chronometree is a great album. I love its Oddness. :-D And best lyrics, Empty Space/Revealer? What makes you say that? It's all nonsense, mostly! How can that beat Heroes and Dragons? :?:
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Post by Theremin » Mon Feb 24, 2003 7:37 am

Sorry you misunderstood. I think that Empty Space/ Revealer has the best lyrics in Chronbometree, not out of any Glass Hammer song. My favorite lyrics for any song would probably go to Heroes and Dragons or When we were young.
I gotta admit that I'm a little bit confused
Sometimes it seems to me as if I'm just being used
Gotta stay awake, gotta try and shake off this creeping malaise
If I don't stand my own ground, how can I find my way out of this maze?

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Post by Sam Gamgee » Mon Feb 24, 2003 12:43 pm

*whew* Scared me for a minute there. :) Yeah, on Chronometree, I agree. Sounds a lot like Yes lyrics, don't you think? :-p I always hated Yes lyrics. That's why Glass Hammer is so much better. They actually write lyrics with meaning and clarity. Except when they're making fun of themselves, like here, but then it's funny.
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Post by Theremin » Mon Feb 24, 2003 4:47 pm

Yeah...

"A seasoned witch could call you from the depths of your disgrace/ and rearrange your liver to the solid mental grace"

What were Yes thinking?
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Post by JeffMc » Mon Feb 24, 2003 6:45 pm

Um, I think early ultravox took the bizzaar lyric prize:


"I turned around to switch the scene, the room dives like a submarine.
I cross the carpet trying to leave, sometimes i can do it, when you walk through me. When you walk through me, I almost lose me, it's so confusing, when you walk through me."
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Post by Theremin » Tue Feb 25, 2003 6:33 pm

That is pretty weird.
I gotta admit that I'm a little bit confused
Sometimes it seems to me as if I'm just being used
Gotta stay awake, gotta try and shake off this creeping malaise
If I don't stand my own ground, how can I find my way out of this maze?

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Post by Alatar » Thu Feb 27, 2003 11:26 am

I could tell the lyrics were inspired by Yes straight away. In fact, I was sure that they'd been lifted from Close to the Edge. My favourite silly Yes lyric is "Sad preacher nailed up to the coloured door of time".
Mind you, I am also quite impressed by Jon Anderson's lyrics for Tales from Topographic Oceans (partly because I like Indian mysticism), and even Olias of Sunhillow (despite the fact that they are a little twee).
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Post by johnc » Mon Aug 18, 2003 5:16 pm

My vote goes to Big Generator's "Love Will Find A Way". (And Anderson isn't even credited with this song! He must've rubbed off on Rabin a bit too much!)

"Here is my heart
Waiting for you
Here is my soul
I eat at Chez Nous"

What-up with that last line??? Trevor, dial 1-800-Non-Sequitur!

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Post by gojira » Tue Oct 21, 2003 8:41 am

johnc (quoting Yes) wrote:"Here is my heart
Waiting for you
Here is my soul
I eat at Chez Nous"

I was watching a nature program and saw some lions chowing down on a wildebeest. My first thought was "I eat at Chez Gnu".

Just thought I'd share that.

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Post by Guest » Mon Oct 04, 2004 8:35 pm

It's been many months, but as I recall I cast my vote for Chronos Deliverer. Sat down with my bass and took a swing through it tonight.

G whiz. That bass line just goes in so many unexpected directions. I'll get the hang of it eventually.

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Post by johnc » Mon Oct 04, 2004 8:36 pm

...dagummit, I thought I was logged in...
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