Perchance to Dream

by Paraesthesia

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How better to understand primal emotions than to experience them through the eyes, heart and mind of a child? Innocence untarnished - there is no way to assuage the pain through denial, nor is there any restraint in enjoying the visceral sights and pleasures of the imagination.

I'm undertaking the effort to write from the perspective of a child - one who is sleeping and letting the imagination run wild in fantastic and horrifying scenes in their dreams. The joy of entering a colorful world full of childhood temptations without parental supervision, the pain of loss & grief of those close, fear of the unknown that exists in the dark, untarnished love and all that it brings with it.

The album will comprise of two halves - the first half is short format songs that are very singular in nature. All the material shares the same theme described above, but the short format songs will be very tightly focused. There will be one long piece of music that takes the musical and topical theme and melds it into a journey from dusk until dawn within the inner eye of the child.

The final work in a trilogy of albums that go from reflective and dwelling on the upper level feelings and desires for power and insight, through desolation and depression leading to end of life, and now love/hate/fear/joy/sadness/confusion as seen from the perspective of an innocent.


released June 15, 2017

Robert Svilpa - guitars and other stringed instruments, keyboards, bass guitar, vocals
Paul Harrington - piano/keyboards, vocals
John Hernandez - drums and percussion



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Paraesthesia Seattle, Washington

Paraesthesia – a Seattle based Progressive Rock band mixes elements of electronic, avant garde, hard rock, pop, symphonic & classic progressive into their material.

Releases included Onion (2000), The Sound of Thoughts (2005) & A fine line between... (2009)

Robert Svilpa - guitars, keyboards, bass and vocals
Paul Harrington - keyboards
John Hernandez - drums
Marc Miller - bass
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