Comatic Synthesis: Ascension

from by The Collective Unconscious



“I stand amid the roar
Of a surf-tormented shore,
And I hold within my hand
Grains of the golden sand-
How few! yet how they creep
Through my fingers to the deep,
While I weep- while I weep!
O God! can I not grasp
Them with a tighter clasp?
O God! can I not save
One from the pitiless wave?
Is all that we see or seem
But a dream within a dream?”
I awake to the sound of crashing waves,
no sense of purpose, out of place, out of name.
There is only the sky and earth below me,
the sea stretched in my vision, seemed an eternity.
When will this madness end?
As soon as I become conscious sleep returns again.

(with excerpts from Edgar Allan Poe’s "A Dream Within a Dream")


from The Crescent Sun, released December 21, 2013
Bass guitar written and performed by Nigel Story



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Based around common musical interests and a passion for being creative, The Collective Unconscious blends a stream-of- consciousness music style with a conceptual narrative. The Placebo Effect EP, self-recorded in a home studio, is our first attempt at making an engaging auditory experience. Free downloads encouraged, we hope you enjoy. Thanks for listening! ... more

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