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From Nothing 01:06
slowly, this season brings release from the famine of the beast change of winters conceive the young new life will flourish for harvest has come harvest has begun this birth of tragedy them sultans of blindness flock in diaspora moving, going nowhere blessed irony agony element of suffering bound by inertia moving going nowhere
sparring with the paramount crime: our whim is our purpose staring through the molecular glaze, may we discover the bounty of age? we project and transcend, you’ve served your time he who confides in unwritten law, is the man who cries the Nile life is much more beautiful, when it means nothing at all! the shameless difference between; life within the grains, of a mans jaw or the nectar of the hemlock’s roots; challenge the absurd; every, living way knowledge is my own! victory for those who revel in; a new discourse; owners of thoughts alive, the union of our sorrows; the shaded respite; light from darkness knowledge is my own! down from the tree, his steady hands carve, a return to the earth sentient at his time, for he stared into the mirror of possibility
A Friend 03:06
The Trial 17:34
the salope and the madness she induces, meant to be a stepping stone in which one avoids cessation, failing lust for creation scaling the ladder dimension, with less we are more loves union, embodiment of error, too pleased by the fauna loved orchid grows much further on, new forms in the zenith the subtleties of desperation their kingdom ends
Challenging 06:25
modern day: the archetype of mind this planet, our consciousness shared duality; facades of polarity; our insanity – the ambrose law! who dare stop the man? savage blindfold, jading our ideas suffices, enough to deprive opal, grand gorge: knowing is forged split the heralded body of mind! with thought, are we traveling somewhere? wonder of the multi-mind what purpose? liberty of thought man rise above this insanity the zenith the tower above mankind


released October 6, 2009

Justin Maranga – 6 & 12-String Guitars, Electric Sitar, Vocals
Nicholas Long – Bass, Vocals
Brandon Pierce – Drums, Percussion
Chico Foley – Electronics, Keys, Vocals
J. Christopher Watkins – Organ, Piano, Vocals

Additional Musicians:
David Scott Stone – Modular Synth on ‘A Friend’ and ‘The Trial’
Sera Timms – Vocals on ‘The Trial’
Ramiro Zapata – Cello on ‘The Ambrose Law’

All music and lyrics by Ancestors
Produced by Pete Lyman & Ancestors
Engineered by Pete Lyman
Assistant Engineer – Ian MacGregor
Recorded at Infrasonic Sound in Los Angeles, CA
Mastered by Pete Lyman at Infrasonic Mastering

Art and Design by Derek Albeck


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Ancestors Los Angeles, California

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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