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This has been in the works a couple of weeks and pretty accurately reflects my mood of late. Of course, music is great therapy...

There are 48 track of dark goodness, almost evenly divided between guitars and vocals, with some bass and drums thrown in for good measure. There's a lot packed in to the seven plus minutes and, by the end, it pretty much had pegged the volume meter to the roof. So listen with your speakers turned up to 11.

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Dark Planet
©2010 Joseph Gurner

If I could
fly away
leave this dark plaent behind

I’d head out for the stars
never to return

Floating breathless
between the stars

my atoms burn away
as I move from dark to light

Burn away the dark
Burn away the fear
Burn away the anger
Burn, Dark Planet, burn

Stars are born
burn to life
push the emptiness away

I watch their flames turn to dust
and burn again

On and on and on and on
no destination no time

I watch the whirlwind of stars go by
and fade to infinity
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Uploaded: Jul 29, 2010 - 04:12:34 PM
Last Updated: Jan 30, 2012 - 06:42:36 PM Last Played: Apr 25, 2019 - 11:59:49 PM
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alackbass said 3365 days ago (July 29th, 2010)
Dark Planet
Some cool prog rock here. Then the vocal come in and almost becomes a moody piece by The Doors. I like the layers in the instrumental arrangement.
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Vic Holman said 3365 days ago (July 29th, 2010)
dark flow
quite a adventurous piece Joseph. yes some good space prog rock. excellent!

must of been a layering nightmare with 48 tracks.....but seems to me you pulled it very nicely.
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Mike_Lynn said 3364 days ago (July 30th, 2010)
Rich sound
48 tracks ? Nowonder it's so packed & rich. Very neat art rock sound. Thanks for sharing.
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RAVENS said 3364 days ago (July 30th, 2010)
Wow, I can't imagine working with 48 tracks. I was at my breaking point with 20! This sounds really great, diggin' the lyrics. Good stuff!

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TobinMueller said 3364 days ago (July 30th, 2010)
Moody Blues feel
This has a nice Moody Blues feel. The sense of differing time signatures adds to the floating, and I like it, altho I think at times it gets just a tad aimless. I like your singing, again a Moody Blues feel. This is one of my favorite things you've ever done. Thanks for sharing this, and working so hard on it.
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ramonaji said 3364 days ago (July 30th, 2010)
this is a cool song
great work!!!
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Moviz said 3364 days ago (July 30th, 2010)
Even with
the vocal (which are excellent) this could be classed as Cinematic. Love the way you've done this with such quality in the sound, production and performance.... really is powerful and thoughtful in both the lyrics and music.... I can understand there being so many tracks and it was really worth the work. Fantastic, regards M
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lavalamp said 3363 days ago (July 31st, 2010)
Are you trying...
...to bring Dark Planet out of hiding?

This is EPIC

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moorlandt said 3363 days ago (July 31st, 2010)
What a huge sound.This sounds so pro.
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magnatone said 3363 days ago (July 31st, 2010)
Dark Planet
Moody Blues eat your hearts out!!! this is awesome joseph - what an accomplishment - this will be a fabulous addition to my iPod - thanks!
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Reggie_Pole said 3363 days ago (July 31st, 2010)
Dark it is
This is a huge piece of work. Serious and ambitious. It's also very good.
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drakonis said 3363 days ago (July 31st, 2010)
infinity burning
Sheesh Joe, you wanna lay down on my couch and let some of this out? :-) This is indeed quite ambitious, I will agree with Tobin, but for opposing critical effect... I agree that there is an aimless "lost" quality to this music, a distracted ambivalence, but if you read the lyrics, I truly believe THAT is what you were going for, and you nailed it! There's a gritty hopeless angst here that is well portrayed. Your guitar work, singing, and choices for layers of synths really hits home. Although with this many layers it is so hard to keep things from getting a bit muddy, overall the mix is OK. But overall, the concept and writing and pacing is excellent. Faved without a moment's hesitation.
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jiguma said 3360 days ago (August 3rd, 2010)
Joe's big adventure!
Now that's BIG Joe! Very Moody Blues feel and a great listen.
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