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Seven Lions — Leaving Earth
Album: Creation
Avg rating:
7.5

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Total ratings: 2115









Released: 2016
Length: 6:16
Plays (last 30 days): 4
(instrumental)
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Remind Me of Emancipator, But I Like It
En-trancing, indeed!
 westslope wrote:

Good to know!  Thanks lizardking.  
 ;-) grove on westslope!
 lizardking wrote:

Wiki says you're WAY off, westslope...sorry....

"The name Seven Lions comes from a fantasy book called Latro in the Mist by Gene Wolfe, who he names as his favorite author. Seven Lions is a character in the book."

Although after reading about that book, which appears to be in the style of or based on, Greek Mythology, maybe the ornate architecture idea isn't too far off....Long Live RP!!
 
Good to know!  Thanks lizardking.  
 Proclivities wrote:

Yes, it is quite groovy, but I don't think there are 7 lions playing on this - no more than 4 or 5 lions at most.
 
Are you suggesting he's not giving it his all; sandbagging, as it were?
phoning it in?
Drowning out the dreck on the office radio with this beauty through my headphones. Why can't people see the 'truth'?
Previous song: The Clash, London Calling... I can just imagine Bill saying "and now for something completely different..." just before pressing play on this one. 
 lizardking wrote:

Wiki says you're WAY off, westslope...sorry....

"The name Seven Lions comes from a fantasy book called Latro in the Mist by Gene Wolfe, who he names as his favorite author. Seven Lions is a character in the book."

Although after reading about that book, which appears to be in the style of or based on, Greek Mythology, maybe the ornate architecture idea isn't too far off....Long Live RP!!
 

Gene Wolfe has written some amazing stuff. The Book of the New Sun is a gem, lost in the face of all of the self published garbage science fiction and fantasy out there on Amazon.
6 to 7 rating
One of the most perfect audio tunes I've ever heard. Genuinely amazing.
 westslope wrote:
Would guess that the name Seven Lions was inspired by some piece of ornate architecture.
 
Wiki says you're WAY off, westslope...sorry....

"The name Seven Lions comes from a fantasy book called Latro in the Mist by Gene Wolfe, who he names as his favorite author. Seven Lions is a character in the book."

Although after reading about that book, which appears to be in the style of or based on, Greek Mythology, maybe the ornate architecture idea isn't too far off....Long Live RP!!
It really feels like leaving the earth. If one day I decide to leave the world with my space ship, I will listen to this track  
Would guess that the name Seven Lions was inspired by some piece of ornate architecture.

EDIT:  Apparently that guess was wrong.  See  
This is distinctly reminiscent of the instrumental band God is an Astronaut, though with less of a dark cutting edge. Nice enough but unmemorable. The title reminds me of the Porcupine Tree track about the Heaven's Gate cult. 
 Jelani wrote:
I really like this tune, rated it 8. The rest of the album left me unmoved.
 
Couple of other good tracks on the album, but this is the stand-out for sure. Love it.
 On_The_Beach wrote:

There's 2 on tabourine (not very talented but they look good).
 
Lion groupies.
 Proclivities wrote:
Yes, it is quite groovy, but I don't think there are 7 lions playing on this - no more than 4 or 5 lions at most.
 
There's 2 on tabourine (not very talented but they look good).
 pdneumiller wrote:
This is a groovy number.
 
Yes, it is quite groovy, but I don't think there are 7 lions playing on this - no more than 4 or 5 lions at most.
 Jelani wrote:
I really like this tune, rated it 8. The rest of the album left me unmoved.
 
Thanks.  Good to know.
This is a groovy number.
Only 4 from me  
Just amazing, one of the best tunes I have ever heard
I really like this tune, rated it 8. The rest of the album left me unmoved.
I started this at 8 a few months back... It has been upped. Love the title too.
 Alexandra wrote:

This is really pretty.

 

Kind of tear-inducing with its beauty when one is grieving the passing of one's mom, though.



 
I can see that.  8

Condolences.
 Alexandra wrote:

This is really pretty.

 

Kind of tear-inducing with its beauty when one is grieving the passing of one's mom, though.



 
So sorry about the loss of your Mother, music heals.  Hugs.

This is really pretty.

 

Kind of tear-inducing with its beauty when one is grieving the passing of one's mom, though.


 roadie wrote:
I thought the SAME THING.  Seamless.  In fact, it was so smooth, I thought it STILL was Shine One even though I know every note of that song. 

 


 andrew2112 wrote:
Such a cool transition from Shine on You Crazy Diamond to this!

 


Such a cool transition from Shine on You Crazy Diamond to this!
 westslope wrote:
Lizardking: 750 km?  What is 750 km to an active imagination?   ;-)

Too bad about Montecito.  The fire, now the slide.  So many dead.

I looked at a google earth map of Montecito and noted that the municipality had spread right up the mountain sides.  That was an ecologically risky thing to do and now people are dead.

 
Trust me westslope, I often imagine I'm back there, usually during our cool/wet/grey/depressing winters in Seattle.  And a lot of the new money in Montecito (vs the old money the SB area is known for, you know, the super wealthy people NOBODY knows) probably meant moving up the hills.  I lived in a house near Montecito, on a curvy street in the SB area called the "Riviera" where the higher up you go the nicer the houses are, and after the Northridge earthquake I quickly thought "please don't have a mansion land on us!"

Ironic that the song we're commenting on is called:  Leaving Earth. 

PEACE 


Lizardking: 750 km?  What is 750 km to an active imagination?   ;-)

Too bad about Montecito.  The fire, now the slide.  So many dead.

I looked at a google earth map of Montecito and noted that the municipality had spread right up the mountain sides.  That was an ecologically risky thing to do and now people are dead.


 westslope wrote:
Jeff Montalvo was born and raised in Santa Barbara?  

Probably hangs out and drinks herbal tea with the Goldsmiths.  I strongly suspect some kind of insidious conflict of interest driving the 11 plays in the last month.  ;-)  
 
No matter, I thoroughly enjoy this song every time it is played.

 
Funny, and while I normally consider SB to be paradise, it is about 750 Km from Santa Barbara to Paradise.

And unfortunate as it is, SB has been in the news a lot lately with fires and now mud slides.  A little bit of paradise lost {#Frown} As I get updates from family and see images on the news, I can't help but think "what? NO! those are the roads I learned how to drive on!"

 bluematrix wrote:
 westslope wrote:

Please explain.  

 
I think I get what Colorado John means by ".... it leaves me wanting it to flash an edge..." 

I felt it too. Its like this really nice groove smoothly glides along and I'm more than happy to glide with it, as it's not too syrupy or slow. But when it ends... it feels a bit like that, just under the surface, waiting to knife upwards through the whole song, is a sharp but still silky smooth edgy little "something". Keys or guitar or maybe something else completely. Nothing jarring or fast, just... just a knife edge like a shark fin through calm water just for a moment. Porcupine Tree achieves this with grace and skill sometimes and is probably my favorite thing about that band.

 
OK.  As in.... introduce some edgier tones as a contrast to the rest of the piece.  

Yes, Porcupine Tree/Steven Wilson do that very well.  With good sound equipment, you can distinguish each individual note in PT/SW's edgier moments.

And here I thought this was some unfamiliar drug culture jargon .... which if you pay attention to Colorado John's post is not entirely off base.

Thanks bluematrix for the explanation.  

 westslope wrote:

Please explain.  

 
I think I get what Colorado John means by ".... it leaves me wanting it to flash an edge..." 

I felt it too. Its like this really nice groove smoothly glides along and I'm more than happy to glide with it, as it's not too syrupy or slow. But when it ends... it feels a bit like that, just under the surface, waiting to knife upwards through the whole song, is a sharp but still silky smooth edgy little "something". Keys or guitar or maybe something else completely. Nothing jarring or fast, just... just a knife edge like a shark fin through calm water just for a moment. Porcupine Tree achieves this with grace and skill sometimes and is probably my favorite thing about that band.


Listened to this album last night from Tidal on a set of Bose noise cancelling headphones my daughter gave me, while working on my KTM.
Was awesome sounding indeed.
 Mattan wrote:
Hard to tell this guy is in to Viking rock (according to Wikipedia). 

 
Well, Jeff Montalvo likes Opeth and Storm Corrosion, a one-time collaboration between Opeth's frontman Mikael Åkerfeldt and Steven Wilson, formerly of Porcupine Tree.  

I like Storm Corrosion and some of Opeth's material.  I see the connection and Jeff's interest in this kind of  Prog metal.   Though I would not have reached for metal to describe the Storm Corrosion album.  Some of Opeth's material is not in the death metal vein that might have popularized the band.
 coloradojohn wrote:
.... it leaves me wanting it to flash an edge...

 
Please explain.  
Hard to tell this guy is in to Viking rock (according to Wikipedia). 
If I ever get around to creating a morning or chill playlist this would be on it... 
Very Alan Parsons I Robot -era stuff to my ears at first close listen... Like a lot of A.P., though, it leaves me wanting it to flash an edge...
Jeff Montalvo was born and raised in Santa Barbara?  

Probably hangs out and drinks herbal tea with the Goldsmiths.  I strongly suspect some kind of insidious conflict of interest driving the 11 plays in the last month.  ;-)  
 
No matter, I thoroughly enjoy this song every time it is played.
Bumped it +1 just for that album art.

Leaving Earth? Well, leaving work at least... almost quitting time on a Friday here!!
 Solanus wrote:

Ooh, play "So Long, and Thanks For All The Fish"

 
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Ooooh, yes; floating on clouds music; love it.
 Solanus wrote:

Ooh, play "So Long, and Thanks For All The Fish"
 
At the very least "Journey of the Sorcerer" would  quite apropos.  
 wolverine wrote:
I'm liking this. {#Meditate}

 
I am liking this a lot.  What is the rest of the CD like?
I'm liking this. {#Meditate}
This has my attention... Sounds pretty cool. Hopefully it will be another great introduction by RP.

Reminds me of All India Radio
 aelfheld wrote:

Surely you know about the hyperspace bypass?

 
Ooh, play "So Long, and Thanks For All The Fish"
 blotto wrote:
Leaving Earth?
played right after PT, Last Chance To Evacuate Planet Earth Before It Is Recycled?

Is there something I need to know.?
 
Surely you know about the hyperspace bypass?
Leaving Earth?
played right after PT, Last Chance To Evacuate Planet Earth Before It Is Recycled?

Is there something I need to know.?
nutrod42 wrote:
Sounds a little like Mont Blanc by Quiet Hollers.
 

q4Fry wrote:

I could stand to hear that song again.

Seconded!


 nutrod42 wrote:
Sounds a little like Mont Blanc by Quiet Hollers.

 
I could stand to hear that song again.
S—-M—-O—-O—-T—-H...!!!  An 8 right out of the box.
Sounds a little like Mont Blanc by Quiet Hollers.
Love this
This song is super cool. Thanks!
Jeff Montlavo has really changed his game over the years, from the pure aggressive dance electronica to what appears to be a pretty neat, ready for a documentary of Earth and climate change, track.  I like seeing an artist progress, and while his art (i.e. electronica) is not my favoriate form of music, I really appreciate his progression.  And he's from Santa Barbara which is cool since it's my 2nd hometown.  LLRP!
Cool man...