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The origin of "Sleep" (known as "Hypnos" during prototyping, but originally titled "What The Fuck Is This?") can be traced back as far as January 8th, 2009, though work was not resumed on this track until almost a year later (December 31st, 2009). This track was the first track recorded for the prior album Lines in the Sky (2009), but it was quickly abandoned, despite its imagery and potential (it did not seem to fit that album's "electro-medieval" undercurrent); thus, it became the perfect starting point for Monstrous Fire, and there was never any doubt that it would be the first track on the new album. It offers a solid departure point for a distinct new direction.

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from Monstrous Fire, released April 19, 2011
Composed and recorded by James Kracht (Jan - Apr 2011)

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Distance to Jupiter Phoenix, Arizona

Music for imaginary films. Soundtracks for scientists and stoners. Scores for storytellers and the headphone set. "All songs are stories."

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