Quantum Arkanum now digitally distributed

…and now also Quantum Arkanum is available on #Spotify, #Deezer and all the other digital distribution media 😄. This is my Yin side, dark and symbolic, dealing with Greek and Egyptian cosmogony and ancient myths such as the cult of Amun-Ra. The beginning of a long and comprehensive project. Check it out!

New EP “Quantum Arkanum” soon on digital distribution

My Quantum Arkanum solo project is my Yin: the moon, dark and more Metal. Centred on occultism, symbolism and hermeticism.

While my Quantum Prana music is my Yang, mostly fun and playful with progressive, funk and jazz influences, my Quantum Arkanum solo project is my Yin: the moon, dark and more Metal. Centred on #occultism, #symbolism and #hermeticism (my passions since the 90s 😆), this first EP deals with Egyptian cosmogony (with some references to Hesiod and ancient Greece as well).

Musically, it is built upon orchestral music, King Crimson’s “Red” era, Candlemass, Opeth and other dark stuff.

It will appear on #Spotify and other digital distribution media in about a week. In the meantime, you can listen to it on Soundcloud:

Vocals for Quantum Arkanum recorded

Some update about my upcoming Quantum Arkanum EP: the vocals for track #2 are now recorded. The song is heavy on symbolism and gnostic traditions, consistently with the EP’s title.

If Event Horizon https://g.co/kgs/4AB8BA is my Yang, progressive and rather bright sounding, Quantum Arkanum is my Yin, featuring dark atmospheres based on doom metal arrangements. Still quite progressive anyway, but with a different flavour.

Tracks #1 and #3 are going to be instrumental, while #2 features vocal parts and lyrics on Egyptian cosmogony and occultism. A mix of English and Ancient Greek.

Forecast for the release date: end of June/mid July. Stay tuned!

“Event Horizon” EP now published

My new 4-song EP Event Horizon is now released on #Spotify, #iTunes, #Apple Music, #Deezer and all the other major music distribution media.

  1. “Funky Matters” is the opening tune. A concept song about particle #Physics, #supersymmetry, string theory. Influenced by rock, metal, funk and jazz. #progressive#rock. @KlasGranqvist on drums!
  2. “The Tyger”‘ s lyrics are adapted from the homonymous poem by #williamblake, in a horror story of might, divinity and grandeur. Whispered in the darkness. #Literature #progressive #art #rock
  3. “Sabbatical Leave” is the story of an evil researcher who hates the world and takes a Sabbatical leave to build a weapon of mass destruction. Dark humour & some critique of the #academic #Zeitgeist. #progressive #rock #Metal
  4. “The Stalker” is a collaboration with the #Finnish band Spy. Here I sing a tale of a…stalker, while they shine with their instrumental accompaniment in 5/8. #progressive #rock

New lyrics video – Sabbatical Leave

I have published a lyrics video for the radio edit version of my song Sabbatical Leave. You can watch it below or on Youtube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1mfO0uZ7co

The full version of the track is on my Soundcloud profile at https://soundcloud.com/quantumprana/sabbatical-leave

“Sabbatical Leave” – a new track

“Sabbatical Leave” is the first tale of “The Adventures of Prof. Gideon Longbottom”. The evil researcher hates the world, and particularly his students with their smartphones always at hand. He therefore takes a Sabbatical leave to close himself into a laboratory in the cellar, for designing a weapon of mass destruction…with some (dark) humour.

Quantum Prana: vocals, lyrics, guitar, bass, programmed drums, production.
https://soundcloud.com/quantumprana/sabbatical-leave

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SABBATICAL LEAVE

Walking down the hall, the comedy plays
Students mocking me, “The hatchback will pay”
The rector won’t pay me regards
The faculty has only retards
Walking stick is carrying
My twisted proportions

My forehead is spacious
To accommodate grandeur
Massive head, naughty grin
My asymmetric chin
Showing the wasteland of my hatred for you

BURN! THEM ALL!
Petty dreams end in screams
Fire, your sins
BURN! THEM ALL!
The final resolution
Apocalypse of melted skin

Students check their smartphone
For quantum optics attention is gone
Spoiling little brats, technology
Life upon a display, making them restless

Your ignorance, your blessing
The final resolution

I’m taking my leave
Working in silence
In the cellar
Holding your smartphone
My grin on their display

BURN! THEM ALL!
Makeup and soaring screams
Flaming phones melt your skin
BURN! THEM ALL!
The final resolution
I’m gonna be a superstar!

(My) walking stick in flames
But I won’t care at all
Dancing on your graves
My twisted figure at the shopping mall

Delirium of the senses
The women will be mine
I shall just collect the pieces
Legs oh, will be carbonised
But after all, it will be fair!

Stepping down the stairs, cursing them all
You wonder why my laughing erupts
“That evil man has gone nuts!”

The dawn of my revenge
Sabbatical call

BURN! THEM ALL!
BURN! THEM ALL!
Revenge is nigh!

A new track, “Funky Matters”. An excursion into particle physics #nerdmetal

“Funky Matters” (a play with words) is a song/essay about the discoveries as well as the uncertainties of Particle Physics. Funk and jazz structures and rhythms develop on a metal arrangement, with clean singing and choruses to sing along with (lyrics below).
#nerdmetal

Quantum Prana: Vocals, guitar, bass; lyrics, production
Second Order Effects: Keyboards
Klas Granqvist: Drums
Special thanks to Elisa Mucciarelli and Tatu Hiltunen.

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FUNKY MATTERS
Ancient Greeks figurin’ it all,
Democritos, the atoms, reduction to the call
Fundamental particles, grains of cosmology
Dividing life, by analogy, with our reality

Galilei’s method of induction
(Was) grounded on eye observation
Solitons / got noted / while ridin’ a horse
Newton and Huygens were fighting
Over new tools for understanding
How funky matters / make up the world
Aether was then invented
For light propagation
However the experiments, couldn’t confirm the equation

Einstein eventually, found the solution
Special relativity killed the funky matter
And gave us / Star Trek

Will string theory save us all?
Will we see the curvaton?
Quantum gravity for all!

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CHORUS
Funky matters to all
Come on and join us / at / the / shopping mall
Warping space and time
Enter the quantum loop, and join the ride
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We’re all cool funky matters
Dancing on warping dimensions
We all live under a Calabi-Yau
Supergravity takes the ball
Superpartner of the graviton
Radiative corrections
Are looping in the action
A new bunch of particles was then invented
But nobody has seen them in the Universe
Dark matter remains very dark
Though supersymmetry protects the Higgs

We all need a superpartner!
Will we see the dilaton?
Quantum gravity for all!
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CHORUS 2
Funky matters to all
Come join us / at / the / shopping mall
We’re all cool funky matters
Hunting and searching / the grand unification
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CHORUS 3
We’re all cool funky matters
Particle or wave, (it) doesn’t really matter
Warping space and time
Quantum gravity for all!

A new track, You (edit 2019) on my Soundcloud

So here is my final arrangement (at least until I find a producer) of You, an Odalisque song everybody loved.

I wish to thank my collaborators Elisa Mucciarelli and Second Order Effects for their excellent work. Special thanks go to Tatu Hiltunen and Jussi Lindström for their earlier contribution.
https://soundcloud.com/quantumprana/you-demo-2019

You can listen to the track in my Media page as well.