Title of forthcoming Glass Hammer album (or am I insane?)

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Title of forthcoming Glass Hammer album (or am I insane?)

Post by Theremin » Sun Mar 02, 2003 7:18 pm

This is what I hear in track #10 on Lex Rex, "Good Night":

"The hero redeemed, the savior revealed, the dragon exposed, and glory found at last. Thus, Lex Rex has reached its dramatic conclusion. Your carriages will be brought down directly. Until then, the gentlemen will no doubt wish to retire to the billiards room for gaming, brandy, and cigars. Ladies, feel free to make your way to the ___ room where you will find treats and refreshment. Please return to our next performance of Babb and Schendel's 'Beyond the Great Beyond', a musical of epic proportions. Thank you all again for your patronage; I bid you all a good night . . . good night . . . good night . . . good night . . . good night."

I can't make out one of the words in the middle there, but it sounds like pool, but that wouldn't make any sense. Anyway, the narrator implores us to return to Babb and Schendel's "Beyond the Great Beyond." Could this possibly be the title of Glass Hammer's next album? Only time will tell. :D
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Re: Title of forthcoming Glass Hammer album (or am I insane?

Post by Guest » Tue Mar 04, 2003 6:59 am

Theremin wrote: I can't make out one of the words in the middle there, but it sounds like pool, but that wouldn't make any sense. Anyway, the narrator implores us to return to Babb and Schendel's "Beyond the Great Beyond." Could this possibly be the title of Glass Hammer's next album? Only time will tell. :D
Great! You found a clue. We do have a track on the next album with a working title of "Behind the Great Beyond". The narrator got the name wrong, but we didn't go back and change it. :D
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Post by Sam Gamgee » Tue Mar 04, 2003 6:46 pm

Yeah, I was wondering about that myself!]

...so what is the album going to be called?
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Post by MayorOfLongview » Sun Mar 09, 2003 1:09 pm

Sam Gamgee wrote:Yeah, I was wondering about that myself!]

...so what is the album going to be called?
:banghead:
No working title yet. Got any proggy ideas?
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Theme?

Post by ChangFest » Mon Mar 10, 2003 10:51 am

What sort of theme is in the works for the new album? If there's a theme in the works, maybe we all can help with the album title :D
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Re: Theme?

Post by Guest » Mon Mar 10, 2003 4:41 pm

ChangFest wrote:What sort of theme is in the works for the new album? If there's a theme in the works, maybe we all can help with the album title :D
Well it isn't a concept album this time! That makes it even harder.
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hmmmm...

Post by ChangFest » Tue Mar 11, 2003 10:46 am

Well it isn't a concept album this time! That makes it even harder.
:cat:
Yes, that does make things more difficult. Well, maybe I can come up with something, but I'm not really good with album titles and such. I'm more of a fan of stupid and funny album titles. :cuckoo: Although, there aren't many bands that have less serious album titles... so I guess I'm on my own here. :roll:
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Post by Fingolfin » Tue Mar 11, 2003 8:17 pm

How about... Aiya Elenion Eärendil Ancalima? Sure, it has nothing to do with anything, but it sure sounds pretty, and it's in the best language, you know. Besides, only a very select handful of Tolkien freaks will be able to translate that. Of course, Tolkien freaks are not the type you want to anger... ;) :eyebrow:©
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Post by Sam Gamgee » Tue Mar 11, 2003 8:41 pm

That's right! :mrgreen: "Behold Eärendil Star of Long-Light!" Frodo says that. :)
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Post by Theremin » Tue Mar 11, 2003 8:44 pm

Crazy... :shock:
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 Theremin » Tue Mar 11, 2003 8:49 pm

Crazy... :shock:
Where did you learn all these Tolkien languages. I read the appendix of Retun of the King and I didn't learn hardly anything about them.


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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 Theremin » Tue Mar 11, 2003 8:49 pm

Ha!!! :lol:
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 Mar 13, 2003 9:10 am

Well, you could do the Chronometree thing and pay homage to the early prog rock albums

Thick as a Topographic Ocean
Selling Salad by the Pound
Dark Side of the Crimson King
:D

Alternatively
"An Inkling of the Great Beyond" (have you guys ever considered basing albums around Tolkien or Lewis :) )
Something based around B&S (Babb and Schendel), such as "Blue and Silver", "Breath and Speech", "Bach and Sarsparilla", "Basso e Sotto"
"Colorless Green Thoughts Sleep Furiosly" (Noam Chomsky's famous example of a sentence where no two adjacent words make sense with each other)
"Nai Varda Oio Sila Tielyanna" (may Elbereth ever light your path)
"Gee, thanks for the going away present Bilbo" (Sorry, couldn't resist)
"The Satanic Nurses" (I don't seriously think you'll use it, but could someone pass the idea on to Spinal Tap, I'd love to see the cover)
If you weren't Christian I would suggest "Zen: Nothing is Sacred"
"The synths of the father"

OK, now I'm just getting silly. Incidentally, can anybody think of an album title that really stands out for them?
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Post by MayorOfLongview » Thu Mar 13, 2003 9:15 am

Synths of the Father is pretty cute.
However, I think we still need to keep working on it! I thought about something really silly like: "TronoSaurus Rex", and use a picture of aT-Rex smashing a Mellotron as the cover. :cackle:
Any takers?
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lol

Post by ChangFest » Thu Mar 13, 2003 11:03 am

Steve, I dig the humor. That's more of what I like in a band's album name and cover; something that's just over-the-top silly. Humor is a good thing! :D I myself have been trying to think of something humorous for you, but I've found out that I sort of stink at coming up with good, funny ideas. I have some serous ideas for an album title though:

"Sarissa" (which is a 15ft long pike, and doesn't really have anything to do with music, but I really like the word and how it sounds.)

"Despite the Existance" (Doesn't make much sense, but sounds proggy to me. :wink: )

"Profundity" (meaning: "the quality of being physically deep" which I think is a good word for a prog album title.)

"Counterbalanced in the End" (Could work for a work of prog. Counterbalance used here would mean to "balance". I dunno, could have something to do with a prog album :|

I can try to come up with more ideas, but this is all I have at the time. So maybe this will help you a little more Steve. :lol:
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where as other people just dig the dirt
some try hard to make the spotlight
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