Monday, 17 May 2010

Epic Church

Epic Church is a project made by Emerson Olaf, from São Paulo. It aims to cover topics as Humanity, Faith, Technology, Reason. This is the first album and in it it's possible to find some versions of medieval songs in a modern and electronic style, also original tracks of Epic Church. 

Artist: Epic Church
Links: Facebook - Bandcamp - Spotify
Album Name: Epic Church
Date of Release: May 5, 2010 (version 3.0 in 2019)
Style: Electro-Rock, Medieval Electro
Theme: Faith. Christianity, Love, Sci-Fi, Philosophy
Label: CYBER10 Net-Label
Language: English, Portuguese
Cover Art: Battle Abbey, East Sussex, England (Shot taken by EPIC CHURCH, 2009)
Other details: This album is a self production of Emerson Olaf, with support of Diogo Peres to record the voices at StudioUm of Giovanni Machado.
Artist Comments: "This first album sums up a little of my experience in music. I tried to gather elements that I'm personally interested, such as philosophy, faith, technology, sci-fi, elements of post-modernism and dystopia and others. My respect for tradition and my concerns and interest in modernity and technology are put together, which most characterizes the work of Epic Church". 

Track 01: Benedicamus Domino
Composer: Anonymous (medieval)
Style: Medieval-Electro
Lyrics: Instrumental

Track 02: Counter-Revolutionary
Composer: Emerson Olaf
Style: Electro Rock

All we say, all we do makes us what we are
A better choice, the hardest move
You have to sacrifice
The modern beast of selfishness
Lies and says you're free
But deep inside you really know
The way you have to be

All feelings in your heart
All memories that you've got
The gift you must hold dear
The existence of your soul

Trials to be alive, to fly against the wind
It is hard to keep the fight opposite the world
Material thoughts to break the faith
You ought to resist
The Truth is there for you, you know it

Track 03: Dystopia
Composer: Emerson Olaf
Style: Futurepop / Synthpop
Having the future in our hands we disagree to a world that runs to the end
control of mind, down on your knees, like 1984, I want to set us free
Technology, war, but "peace" they will say, preparing their bombs to use anyway
We are in front of a wall, no choice for now The rain started to fall

How could we ever find our way at this artificial reality
Feeling the darkness and despair, I'm dying
Searching for answers everyday we finally find the Creator
Face the secret or step behind, we should decide

Track 04: Dreams
Composer: Emerson Olaf
Style: Futurepop / Synthpop
Dreams seem to be so distant
No strength to tries, impossible to live
The sky is blue, you feel the wind
the perfect landscape but you're alone in paradise. 
All the castles, all the the magic, the light and that special feeling at night
The last kiss, the last embrace, everything had it's end
then nothing can stand, becoming loneliness

Forever dreams will live, in the place you can still reach
Always being true, forever
Through the pain and loneliness, having strength out of sadness
The dreams survive forever

Track 05: Ceinwyn
Composer: Melody: Cosmicman / Lyrics and vocal melody: Emerson Olaf / Arrangement: Emerson Olaf
Style: Gothic Synthpop / Electrogoth
With you, forever, nothing can't stop us now
All dreams, I've dreamt, waiting for you
When I go wrong, your voice is like a song
That tells to me the truth I cannot see

You are my soul, you are my life
I couldn't live without your smile
So passionately, you run to me
Filling the emptiness I feel
You're by my side, nothing to hide
All lies we leave aside
Forever you, no other way
You say the words that I can't say

My promise, you have that I will never leave
Against the world, it's just you and me
Sei mein Licht egal wo ich bin
Mein herz für dich Ich bin nichts ohne dich

Track 06: Bendita Sabedoria No.2 Vas Pretiosum Labia Scientiae
Composer: Heitor Villa Lobos
Style: Gothic Synthpop
About: Villa Lobos' Bendita Sabedoria (‘Blessed Wisdom’) was dedicated to the New York University, written at the suggestion of Carleton Sprague Smith and the composition set short Latin texts of Biblical wisdom, this number 2 is based on Proverbs 20:15.
Lyrics: Vas Pretiosum Labia Scientiae

Track 07: Voyage Through Space and Time
Composer: Emerson Olaf
Style: Electro Rock
Lyrics: Instrumental

Track 08: Laudate Omnes Gentes
Composer: Anonymous
Style: Medieval Electro
Lyrics: Laudate Omnes Gentes, Laudate Domino