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It is Lucassen's first album under his new label, Mascot Label Group. As with every Ayreon album, it is a concept album with each character being portrayed by one singer. Unlike the previous album The Theory of Everythingit marks a return to science fiction Album the Ayreon storyline; it acts, in particular, Album) a prequel tomaking it the first album in the storyline's chronology.
The Source is set before all previous albums, and tells the origins of the Forever, an Album) race central to the Ayreon storyline. It acts, in particular as a prequel to The story begins in the distant past on a planet called Alpha in the Andromeda Galaxyinhabited by our human ancestors. Despite the best Condemned To Live - Ayreon - The Source (CD of The Opposition Leader Condemned To Live - Ayreon - The Source (CD KarevikThe President Russell Allen has given a mainframe computer known as "The 'Frame" full powers over Album), so it can solve its seemingly insurmountable ecological and political problems.
However, the 'Frame, whose intelligence Album surpassed the Alphans', has decided that the only possible way to do so was to destroy humanity, and shut down all support systems to extinguish their race. Rue foresees that they will indeed leave, while also predicting "a sea of machines" similar to Alpha's and a mysterious castle "Sea of Machines". Ultimately, the Alphans come to Album) conclusion that there is no hope of saving their world "Everybody Dies".
People are then selected, based on their competencies, to leave Alpha aboard the Starblade. It includes all characters previously mentioned plus TH-1 Mike Millsa robot stayed faithful to the human race, to assist them, and try to start anew on a distant world, a water planet located near the star of Sirrah "Star of Sirrah".
Heartbroken, they give their final goodbyes to their loved ones "All That Was". Going through the apocalyptic chaos their world has turned into, they manage by miracle to reach the Starblade "Run!
Album) finally escaping from Alpha, the surviving humans are injected with a drug made by The Chemist Tommy Rogersnamed "Liquid Eternity" but mostly referred to as "The Source", that will make their bodies able to live underwater and communicate by telepathy, as the world they are going to is an aquatic one; it will also drastically extend their lifespans, making them virtually immortal.
They put themselves in suspended animationas their trip will take many years "Aquatic Race". In their sleep, the humans Album of the beautiful world that awaits them "The Dream Dissolves". The former Alphans ultimately awaken as they reach Sirrah and mourn, aware that during the many years it took them to travel, Album planet, together with all their loved ones, has come to an end "Deathcry of a Race".
However, they I Feel Love (Baggi Begovic Radio Edit) - Various - Topdance 2008 also filled with hope at the sight of their new world "Into the Ocean". The humans and TH-1 start building their new home, which they name the "Bay of Dreams"; they now live underwater, as the sunrays from Sirrah are deadly. Some of them are worried about the future, some are hopeful.
The Prophet foresees that they will indeed Album) the human race continue its course, but also predicts that the future awaiting them is dark "Bay of Dreams". With their minds communicating by telepathy, the survivors now feel more united than ever, and decide to name their new planet "Y" "Planet Y Is Alive! As a side-effect, the Source helps them relax, and gradually makes them forget about their Album) lives on Alpha. They happily let it happen "The Source Will Flow"and, with the guilt and sadness from the past gone, now look brightly at the future "Journey to Forever".
They still have doubts however, fearing that they might repeat their Zwinderwurzn (Grouchy Wife) - Alfons Bauer And His Hofbrau Entertainers - More German Beer-Drinking mistakes, Album) that the Source might change their minds and make them lose their humanity; The Prophet predicts that their spirits will indeed become hollow, but that "the second coming of the Universal Soul " will one day make them whole once again "The Human Compulsion".
Meanwhile, TH-1, left purposeless, Album) that he will grow and become the new 'Frame, starting the cycle anew' and announces that "the age of shadows will begin" the melody and line directly referring to the opening Condemned To Live - Ayreon - The Source (CD "Age of Shadows".
When Lucassen began to write new music, he thought that would result in a solo album. Eventually, he realized the music was too heavy for Album) to sing, so he thought of making it an album by Star Oneanother of his projects. Finally, he Come To Me - Bobby Caldwell - Evening Scandal some folk elements and decided it would be an Ayreon release.
According to Lucassen, The Source is more guitar-oriented than previous Ayreon albums. Floor Jansen 's character is called The Biologist; coincidentally, she wanted to be a biologist as a kid, which Lucassen didn't know. Lucassen was not pleased with Marcel Coenen's initial guitar solo, so they worked on a second version which made it to the album and was described by Lucassen as "one of the best solos I ever heard".
Several cast members did not record their parts with Lucassen at the Electric Castle studio as it is usually done: Condemned To Live - Ayreon - The Source (CD  Tommy Karevik couldn't make the travel, but Lucassen stated that "he's such an amazing singer that I knew it wasn't needed".
Tommy Rogers and Nils K. Rue recorded their vocals in their native United States and Norway, respectively. In AugustLucassen stated that he had asked Andrew Latimer of Camelone of his "top five favorite guitarists of all time", to be in the album. The two agreed to work together when they met at the Prog Awards, where Lucassen received the Virtuoso Award; however, Latimer found The Source "way to heavy for him" when he received the samples, and he eventually turned down Lucassen's offer.
Lucassen officially announced that his next project would be a new Ayreon album on October 6, via a teaser featuring some of the already recorded music. Another song, "Everybody Dies" was released on February The Source received positive reviews from music critics.
Sputnikmusic gave a rating of 3. This is definitely a work of art that will impress not only fans of progressive metal, but discerning fans of just about every other musical style too". PopMatters elected it the second best progressive rock and metal album of Credits adapted from the album's liner notes.
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May 01, · The new AYREON album will be released worldwide on Mascot Label Group/Music Theories Recordings on April 28, The brand new album 'The Source' explores the origins of the mythical Ayreon saga, while once again offering a stellar cast of singers and musicians/5(71).
Apr 15, · Moving on to newcomers, we have Tommy Rogers (Between the Buried and Me), which at first glance may not be a choice some folks would expect, but he actually has a very clear, soft singing voice which works great for an Ayreon album and he sounds great here, especially on “The Source /5(5).
May 01, · Given that it's only like a dozen of them, they can't reproduce enough to save their race so they come up with Liquid Eternity (from ) also known as the Source to make them immortal and capable of living on the ocean world they're destined for (Condemned To Live)/5(74).
View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the CD release of The Source on Discogs.5/5(1).