1) Cannonata

from by Keegan Ostrowski

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    After putting eight 2-disc sets up for sale on 3/14, seven of them sold out within 12 hours, the last one sold after 6. So for 4/20, I'm putting up eight times that amount up for sale. I'm selling 64 sets of The Ilusen's Fallacy up for sale for 4/20, a date that bears all kinds of significance.

    Each disk was handmade by myself, and each set comes with both discs in a jewel case.

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    For 4/04, I've made a batch of limited press cassette tapes of The Ilusen's Fallacy! Every tape contains the entire 88.88 minutes of the album. Each cassette comes pressed on a TDK D90 Type I tape from 1982, although come in many different styles. These can be played in boomboxes, cassette decks, or car tape players!

    Although cassette tapes are undeniably outdated, the novelty of creating cassette tapes by myself filled me with almost as much joy as I had releasing the album. I was genuinely so happy. Not only does it fill my heart with so much passion, but I've also grown to love the warmth and noise that comes with cassette tapes.

    Every purchase not only comes with the feeling of a vintage, physical tape, but a digital download of the best quality version of the album. Each purchase gives you the choice of FOUR different styles of tapes, pictured above as "Miami", "Seattle", "Los Angeles", and "Chicago", and as there are only 8 tapes in total, there are only 2 of each style. The price is $16 to fund better and more types of merchandise, such as clothing and records, and to go towards the music!

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Cannonata is the first actual song on the album, focusing on a Prisoner of War right before, during, and after his capture.

This song is the most stochastic of the album, as it never stays in one place, from 3/8, to 9/8, to 13/16 time signatures, plenty of tempo changes, and multiple original themes.

All of the lyrical dialogue is based off of vocabulary learned from war documentaries, and admittedly enough, a few Medal of Honor games.

lyrics

I - Retreat!

Running through the battlefield, trying to maintain a low profile,
Lit the fuck up, avoiding the spray of automatic rifles.
Bad Guys are scanning, you're last team standing and ammo is running low,
Your teammates are scattered, left you shot and tattered in the tail all alone.

Got to make it out of sight, push harder, away from the attack,
You're wounded, and bleeding, in desperate need of immediate casualty EVAC.
100 meters to upzone, with an adrenaline charge of fear,
There's no chance to make it, no reinforcements, you couldn't persevere.

Nowhere to go, Taken by patrol. Captured and imprisoned, You failed your last mission.

II - Neutralized.

Try
To fight back
If you could even stay awake,
You're slipping out,
Being pulled about
By your captors as you can't even kick or shout
To try
To fight back,
If you could make out their
Face

As your senses fade,
The death brigade,
Takes more of your friends in their
Cannonade.

III - Captive.

What did we do,
To so badly lose,
That they captured our entire crew?

We'll never be found,
They'll never look for us,
Here's where my life ends,
And starts as a prisoner.


IV - POW

Captured for a prolonged time, been
Sentenced a lengthy durance, you're
Stuck here for a dreadful stay, best
Hope for the resistance.

Stranded as I lose a hold
On time, no more it bears its price, I
Pray The Opposition comes
In the pertinent amount of time,
It's nothing more than a slim hope,
From a closed minded perspective, yet I
Can't tell I'm dreaming but I hear the interception

V - Cannonata

It’s confirmed, rescue reserve, is on their way to your prison,
Something that you’ve hoped for silently in prayer but never expected to happen,
You thought you were a gravestone, under terrorist submission,
No longer a token, out of their contrition, escaping the seize of the opposing villain.

Made it through, with half your crew, out and over to L-Zone,
Got swooped by the heli, embarking away, when you’re placed in command of the rampgun,
In charge of getting revenge, as you shower down hundreds of rounds,
You’re unleashing death on the outlaws defending, your captors, criminals, ended by your
Can-nonata

credits

from The Ilusen's Fallacy, track released August 8, 2016
Guitars: Keegan Ostrowski
Bass: Linus Klausenitzer
Harsh and clean vocals: Keegan Ostrowski

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Ilusen's Fallacy San Diego, California

7-string progressive death metal, written by 19-year old multi-instrumentalist Keegan Ostrowski located in San Diego, California.

Guitars, bass, drums, symphony, and lyrics written by Keegan Ostrowski.

7-string guitars recorded by Keegan Ostrowski.

7-string fretless bass recorded by Linus Klausenitzer of Obscura and Alkaloid.

Writing started in 2013
88.88 minutes
(1:28:52.52)
Released 8/8/16
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