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In Dreams and Time

by Ancestors

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released April 9, 2012

Produced by Ancestors and Pete Lyman
Recorded at Infrasonic Sound by Pete Lyman and Eric Palmquist
Strings recorded by Kenny Woods at Bright Street Recorders
Additional editing and assistance by Phillip Rodriguez
Mixed at Infrasonic Sound by Eric Palmquist
Additional mixing by Pete Lyman
Mastered at Infrasonic Mastering by Pete Lyman
Drum Tech - Aaron Harris

All music and lyrics by Ancestors
Except 'The Last Return' by Ancestors and Carah Faye;
'Corryvreckan' and 'Running in Circles' by Ancestors and Brandon Pierce

Art & design by Witch1
(Design - Jeff Moore, Art Direction - Jeff Moore / Aaron Giesel, Photography - Aaron Giesel)
with special thanks to Kiersa Carhart
Layout by Greg Buensuceso


Justin Maranga - Guitars, Vocals
Jason Watkins - Organ, Piano, Electric Piano, Mellotron, Vocals
Nick Long - Bass, Vocals
Matt Barks - Modular Synthesizer, Moog, Theremin

Additional Musicians:

Jamie Miller - Drums
Carah Faye - Vocals on 'The Last Return'
Craig Kasamis - Additional Vocals on 'Whispers'
Amanda Salazar - Violin on 'First Light'
Melody Yenn - Cello on 'First Light'


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ANCESTORS create mighty, modern music that dovetails innovative arrangement, crushing primordial riff interplay and melodic instrumental passages with textural atmospherics. With both thunderous roar and expansive communiqué, Ancestors are proving to be a quickly-emerging force of musical power and creativity. ... more

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Track Name: Whispers
In the shade he stands
Fallen yet burning still
Facing indifference
As it spires through the haze
Breaking flesh upwards to
Whisper sorrows to the sky

Gaze stern into the cold
Gleaning fortunes dreamt untold

Once left to seek purpose
Beyond its own worth
To live

Spirits frozen in flux
The way is shut for all
Not shown

Landmark effigy to our time closing in
The glory of countless mundane deaths

Choking dust, blinding lust
He feels the last for what it is
Casting out the withered flower of aspiration
Track Name: Corryvreckan
Inward turning past fearful chance
Through each gilded hell falling
Reflections warring in dread brilliance
Here now in the deepest ring

Ground slashed (tempest come)
Burning wild (take us from dark)
Progress marked red (marked red)
Glowing bright
Broken hands (to decay)
Shake still grasping
In the deepest ring
Undo what we have done

To think what could have been
Fortunes crafted by wicked men
The wolf retreats to mend his jaw
Made to suffer father's law
In sadness
Made to see what's real
Consoled by
What none else would feel
Track Name: On the Wind
And to the end let's think ahead
All we wanted wasted

I've seen their faces all bloodied, but their eyes still shine with the fury of hatred
Evergreen faith has finally dried
Ready to burn

In the dream it feels so good
Now we know it's over

Through all the broken thoughts, you can see it on the edge, once forgotten
Now half remembered, half dead, sullen

Staring back on an unfamiliar path
Faint scent of home on the wind
Track Name: Running in Circles
Rushing with open fields
Orange dusk turns to dark night
Green grow from afar
Empty streets breathe silence
To be filled by sound
Distant bellow of unknown fear

Yet I run to return to again

Bringer of change
Yet I run to return
Safely the same
Still I run
To return
Track Name: First Light
Always waiting for nothing
It's time to learn something
Sometimes the fear's all there is
Working backwards, chasing smoke
We all let this happen
Where were you then?

This sea of sights will fall to rest
Deaf to all vain requests
We fail to grasp what once they held
False truth beneath the one true self

A city stands in dreams and time
In which resides a thousand lies
You can see the lights from waking life
And hear the cries in sacred night

The only law is memory
Freedom's given, but none to see
Trapped we are, too wise to know
What every sense would live to show

Yet the dawn still waits for none
His breath to break the frost that's come
Set to flight on ebon wings
To see the end of everything

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