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    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

    Songs (Full songs) between 3 to 8 minutes are $2.

      $2 USD  or more

     

  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    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.

    If you have any special requests for your purchase, feel free to leave them in a message.

    - Keegan Ostrowski

    Includes unlimited streaming of The Ilusen's Fallacy via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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    edition of 64 

      $16 USD or more 

     

  • Limited Cassette Tapes
    Cassette + Digital Album

    *** COMPLETELY SOLD OUT ***

    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    Although cassette tapes are undeniably outdated, the novelty of creating cassette tapes by myself filled me with almost as much joy as I had releasing the album.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!

    - Keegan Ostrowski

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about

Icarus is a song written by Marie McAuliffe. In 2014, Keegan took a very heavy interest in this song when it was just maturing into something big while Marie was emptying her folder of GuitarPro files. Upon getting hold of the song file, Keegan augmented into and changed it, until he managed to make it into what you hear before you.

The lyrics are talking about the classic tale of Icarus, with the twist that the Son of Daedalus is creating a symphony, or a play, that is incredibly out of reach from any artist he brings it to, no matter how knowledgeable of a wizard, until he finally plunges into frustration and insanity.

lyrics

Confined by some imaginary barrier played by people of today.
I will be the one to overcome this, the man to change this ordinance.

With my wings made out of wax and feathers.
I will,
Take flight,
And rise.
Above everyone else, UNSTABLE.
I soared, so high, my wings, would melt
Until I crashed into the sea...

Burn.
Fall.
Restrained like everyone else, by what you can play.

Determined to, create, an
Incredible masterpiece,
Unmatched, superlative,
Something too intense,
Nonpareil.
No one to help.
The masters are all perplexed, I took too deep a delve.

I am trapped.

I am powerless.

Once, ages ago, I was
Committed to, create, an
Incredible craftsmanship,
Unmatched, a paragon,
Something too extreme,
Unplayable
No one to help, I'm in Hell.
Every maven that I asked, couldn't parallel,
I had failed.

credits

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