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Ayreon/Arjen Lucassen Thread (The Source, April 28, 2017)
« on: April 27, 2009, 10:02:40 AM »
Always room for a thread for this talented guy.


Also, concerning Guilt Machine (his newest project) guess who's going to be on the 8 minute instrumental bonus track?  ;D
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Re: Ayreon / Other Arjen Lucassen Projects Thread
« Reply #1 on: April 27, 2009, 10:09:28 AM »
My absolute singer favorite composer. Ayreon, Star One, and Stream of Passion are all excellent. I adore pretty much every Ayreon album except the Migrator I & II, and even those are good.

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Re: Ayreon / Other Arjen Lucassen Projects Thread
« Reply #2 on: April 27, 2009, 10:10:14 AM »
Always room for a thread for this talented guy.


Also, concerning Guilt Machine (his newest project) guess who's going to be on the 8 minute instrumental bonus track?  ;D

The Count of Tuscany?


Oh no, what have I done?!

I'm gonna guess either Petrucci or Michael Romeo.

I love me some Ayreon.

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Re: Ayreon / Other Arjen Lucassen Projects Thread
« Reply #3 on: April 27, 2009, 10:11:27 AM »
Oh, and of course I'm excited for his new project, I even sent in a voice clip that I'm hoping they use. :D

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Re: Ayreon / Other Arjen Lucassen Projects Thread
« Reply #4 on: April 27, 2009, 10:11:39 AM »
Always room for a thread for this talented guy.


Also, concerning Guilt Machine (his newest project) guess who's going to be on the 8 minute instrumental bonus track?  ;D

The Count of Tuscany?


Oh no, what have I done?!

I'm gonna guess either Petrucci or Michael Romeo.

I love me some Ayreon.

Wrong, the answer is: ME!!!


Also, it sort of saddens me that Arjen doesn't feel like making an Ayreon album at the moment. He goes and does other stuff, returning to Ayreon albums when he feels like it.

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Re: Ayreon / Other Arjen Lucassen Projects Thread
« Reply #5 on: April 27, 2009, 10:22:21 AM »
Hopefully when he returns to Ayreon, he'll get Ripper, Barlow (wouldn't that be something), More Hansi, Some Schaffer, Petrucci, Kevin Murr, More Sharon Den Adel, Jorn "Chimes in at last chorus" Lande, and other of MY favorite musical talents that he's unaware of.

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Re: Ayreon / Other Arjen Lucassen Projects Thread
« Reply #6 on: April 27, 2009, 10:23:43 AM »
Please, no Ripper or Barlow in Ayreon. Also, no Schaffer. Basically, Iced Earth needs to stay away from Ayreon. :lol


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Re: Ayreon / Other Arjen Lucassen Projects Thread
« Reply #7 on: April 27, 2009, 10:23:54 AM »
Hopefully when he returns to Ayreon, he'll get Ripper, Barlow (wouldn't that be something), More Hansi, Some Schaffer, Petrucci, Kevin Murr, More Sharon Den Adel, Jorn "Chimes in at last chorus" Lande, and other of MY favorite musical talents that he's unaware of.

I have a friend who has been actually been talking sort of as a messenger between Arjen and his favorite vocalist, Claudio Sanchez.


I know not what to think.

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Re: Ayreon / Other Arjen Lucassen Projects Thread
« Reply #8 on: April 27, 2009, 10:31:43 AM »
Please, no Ripper or Barlow in Ayreon. Also, no Schaffer. Basically, Iced Earth needs to stay away from Ayreon. :lol



Come on, how awesome and hilarious would it be to have those three featured all on one song? It would be like The Clouding remix I have where the innocent emotional  Barlow lost his memory and doesn't know what to do, and then the evil Setian Ripper laughs and tells of how the human race is now enslaved by the setains. And then to make it even more awesome, a totally random Sharon comes in with her beautiful angelic voice. 

Hopefully when he returns to Ayreon, he'll get Ripper, Barlow (wouldn't that be something), More Hansi, Some Schaffer, Petrucci, Kevin Murr, More Sharon Den Adel, Jorn "Chimes in at last chorus" Lande, and other of MY favorite musical talents that he's unaware of.

I have a friend who has been actually been talking sort of as a messenger between Arjen and his favorite vocalist, Claudio Sanchez.


I know not what to think.

I do. I think that would be the worst idea in a long string of bad ideas. Just like taking dinosaurs off an island. :neverusethis:

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Re: Ayreon / Other Arjen Lucassen Projects Thread
« Reply #9 on: April 27, 2009, 10:34:09 AM »
I don't know, it would entertain me, at least.


A clash in interests over Space epics for sure.

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Re: Ayreon / Other Arjen Lucassen Projects Thread
« Reply #10 on: April 27, 2009, 10:35:31 AM »
All of the singers he's had have all been excellent. Why ruin it with a guy that sounds like he just sucked in helium?

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Re: Ayreon / Other Arjen Lucassen Projects Thread
« Reply #11 on: April 27, 2009, 10:39:06 AM »
EXACTLY


But who knows how it could turn out.

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Re: Ayreon / Other Arjen Lucassen Projects Thread
« Reply #12 on: April 27, 2009, 02:51:37 PM »
I don't know, it would entertain me, at least.


A clash in interests over Space epics for sure.

First thing I thought of, especially since both are pretty much "finished" at this point.

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Re: Ayreon / Other Arjen Lucassen Projects Thread
« Reply #13 on: April 27, 2009, 03:00:19 PM »
Please, no Ripper or Barlow in Ayreon. Also, no Schaffer. Basically, Iced Earth needs to stay away from Ayreon. :lol


Actually I think Barlow would be AWESOME in the right role. Plus, Arjen is an amazing vocal director and really does get fantastic performances out of his singers. On all the Ayreon albums I've felt that the performances from most of the singers have been amongst their best.

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« Reply #14 on: April 27, 2009, 07:46:42 PM »
It's finger lickin good.

Best lyric ever.

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Re: Ayreon / Other Arjen Lucassen Projects Thread
« Reply #15 on: April 27, 2009, 09:05:49 PM »
My absolute singer favorite composer. Ayreon, Star One, and Stream of Passion are all excellent. I adore pretty much every Ayreon album except the Migrator I & II, and even those are good.
Really? I got introduced to Ayroen by those two (because of Russell Allen's participation). The Dream Sequencer is some of his best stuff, imo. Very laid back, 2084, My House on Mars etc are fantastic. I can't say I'm a big fan of his earlier stuff, though. Some songs on ITEC are good but most of it is not for me, same for the previous albums.
Ayroen should make an album where the only singer is Anneke. She's always so amazing on his rocords (she is always amazing).

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Re: Ayreon / Other Arjen Lucassen Projects Thread
« Reply #16 on: April 27, 2009, 09:08:06 PM »
Also, Live on Earth and Live in the Real World are great live releases with tons of often altered (vocally or arrangement wise) Ayreon songs that can often be even better than studio.

Biggest case of this is Stream of Passion doing Computer Eyes.

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Re: Ayreon / Other Arjen Lucassen Projects Thread
« Reply #17 on: April 28, 2009, 08:04:33 AM »
When you guys listen to the 8 minute instrumental bonus track on the Guilt Machine album, listen for, "...I feel like I'm getting what I deserve..."

Because, gentlemen, that will be MY voice saying that line.

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Re: Ayreon / Other Arjen Lucassen Projects Thread
« Reply #18 on: June 22, 2009, 11:59:36 AM »
This thread needs to be bumped.
I've recently started listening to Ayreon (and specifically The Human Equation) and I love it. Days 7 and 11 are favourites so far, but probably more when I've listened enough.

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Re: Ayreon / Other Arjen Lucassen Projects Thread
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« Reply #20 on: June 23, 2009, 10:09:25 AM »
Any Ayreon fans have any thoughts on the 3CD box set 'Timeline?' I don't normally like to buy box sets/compilations, especially for bands I am not familiar with, but this one looks pretty solid.
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« Reply #21 on: June 23, 2009, 11:34:22 AM »
This thread needs to be bumped.
I've recently started listening to Ayreon (and specifically The Human Equation) and I love it. Days 7 and 11 are favourites so far, but probably more when I've listened enough.
How to eternally ruin Day 7:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a_O6QtwFtkk

Anyways, Days 2, 3, 12, 15, 18, 20 are all amazing songs. Plenty of other "great" one too, like Days 5, 11, 13, 14, 17.

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« Reply #22 on: June 23, 2009, 12:18:13 PM »
I gained a newfound love for Day Whatever: Loser

That song rules, and is possibly the only time I've enjoyed something Devin Townsend has been in.

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Re: Ayreon / Other Arjen Lucassen Projects Thread
« Reply #23 on: June 23, 2009, 02:51:15 PM »
Any Ayreon fans have any thoughts on the 3CD box set 'Timeline?' I don't normally like to buy box sets/compilations, especially for bands I am not familiar with, but this one looks pretty solid.

Considering I have 95% of what's on it, I didn't buy it, but it certainly looks like a fantastic, well priced set for someone just getting into them.

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« Reply #24 on: June 23, 2009, 11:30:40 PM »
The Human Equation has my coveted "Favorite Album" award. Flawless in every sense of the word.
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Re: Ayreon / Other Arjen Lucassen Projects Thread
« Reply #25 on: June 24, 2009, 01:01:37 AM »
This thread needs to be bumped.
I've recently started listening to Ayreon (and specifically The Human Equation) and I love it. Days 7 and 11 are favourites so far, but probably more when I've listened enough.
How to eternally ruin Day 7:
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Re: Ayreon / Other Arjen Lucassen Projects Thread
« Reply #26 on: June 24, 2009, 02:31:51 AM »
This thread needs to be bumped.
I've recently started listening to Ayreon (and specifically The Human Equation) and I love it. Days 7 and 11 are favourites so far, but probably more when I've listened enough.
How to eternally ruin Day 7:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a_O6QtwFtkk

Anyways, Days 2, 3, 12, 15, 18, 20 are all amazing songs. Plenty of other "great" one too, like Days 5, 11, 13, 14, 17.
I remembered that video having James Labrie sitting in a tree singing. Unfortunately I remembered wrong :(.

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Re: Ayreon / Other Arjen Lucassen Projects Thread
« Reply #27 on: June 24, 2009, 06:32:48 AM »
Arjen announced the new Guilt Machine album!

http://blogs.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=blog.view&friendID=59300772&blogID=496415040

Well, I'll be buying the special edition, if not the limited edition.

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« Reply #28 on: June 24, 2009, 07:03:16 AM »
This thread needs to be bumped.
I've recently started listening to Ayreon (and specifically The Human Equation) and I love it. Days 7 and 11 are favourites so far, but probably more when I've listened enough.
How to eternally ruin Day 7:
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« Reply #29 on: June 24, 2009, 09:31:43 AM »
I see that ex- PT guy Chris Maitland is doing the drums for Guilt Machine, which intrigues me.  I think he's an excellent drummer.  His presence could make for a slight shift in Ayreon's overall sound. 
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« Reply #30 on: July 03, 2009, 11:59:33 PM »
It's finger lickin good.

Best lyric ever.

If by best, you mean worst, then I agree with you.  The lyrics in that song make the ones on the last two DT albums look like they were written by Shakespeare. :lol

Anyway, after being into Ayreon pretty good for a while, I am majorly off of them now.  Their stuff is all too samey to me.  But I still like Into the Electric Castle quite a bit, and most of The Dream Sequencer is good.  On the other hand, The Human Equation is the most overrated record ever in prog circles. 

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« Reply #31 on: July 05, 2009, 09:26:19 PM »
It's finger lickin good.

Best lyric ever.

If by best, you mean worst, then I agree with you.  The lyrics in that song make the ones on the last two DT albums look like they were written by Shakespeare. :lol


I actually like the lyric.  It works to add a bit of humor and variety to the music.  I think it was pretty ballsy and adventuresome to put out a lyric that is so outlandish, especially for a prog metal album. 

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« Reply #32 on: July 07, 2009, 06:08:12 AM »
Friday Night, I'd had a few.  :lol

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« Reply #33 on: July 07, 2009, 07:08:16 AM »
It's finger lickin good.

Best lyric ever.
On the other hand, The Human Equation is the most overrated record ever in prog circles. 

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Re: Ayreon / Other Arjen Lucassen Projects Thread
« Reply #34 on: July 07, 2009, 09:06:35 AM »
Ayreon is awesome regardless of lyrics (and those are pretty cool too)

I just put the Guilt Machine release on my calendar. How could I not buy an album that I'm on?  :hat