“Cogito ergo sum,” I think therefore I am.
Break the seal, release the damned.
Flowing forth from my being a cosmic energy radiates.
All I’ve ever known is lost, no sense of purpose, no fight for cause.
Remission to reality, fills a space in my mind.
Consciously unaware of the life I left behind.
Break the seal, release the dam.
I am lost in a world of fragments.
Break the seal, release the dam,
welling up inside me is my personal hell.


from The Crescent Sun, released December 21, 2013
Guitar solo written and performed by Ryan Story



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The Collective Unconscious Morehead City, North Carolina

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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