Proximal Distance

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    Proximal Distance is a collaboration of progressive rock groups Slychosis and Majestic. Featuring Gregg Johns (Slychosis) and Jeff Hamel (Majestic).
    Beginnings
    In summer of 2008, Gregg and Jeff began the collaboration. Slychosis and Majestic were similar in format. Both were the typical multi-instrumentalist “one man” bands. Although both bands brought in other musicians as guest artists, artistically and musically both bands were very similar in style and how they worked. The two musicians decided to try a couple of tracks as a collaboration via working over the internet, recording parts and beginning the process of building some music. It became quite clear that as the first couple of ideas started to form that the music was solid and started to take a direction on its own. It so became that an album had to be released.
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    As the music was taking shape, Gregg and Jeff decided to bring on board some other talents on to the project. Taking on vocals was Majestic’s own Jessica Rasche. On drums and percussion two talents from the Slychosis camp, Jeremy Mitchell and Todd Sears. Also handling the release artwork is Slychosis artist Vladimir Moldavsky.
    Music
    Taking from both Gregg and Jeff’s progressive influences, the Proximal Distance sound is along the likes of Yes, Genesis, Pink Floyd, Saga and many more 70′s style influences and should please even the most hardcore progressive rock listeners.
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released February 15, 2010

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Majestic Minneapolis, Minnesota

Jeff Hamel was born in Detroit and is now living in Minneapolis. While Jeff composes and plays most of the music you hear with Majestic, he also brings in guest vocalists and musicians from all over to help bring forth his vision. Jeff’s unique guitar style mixed with atmospheric keyboards has created a unique sound of progressive rock. ... more

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Track Name: Algol
Algol

(Instrumental)
Track Name: The Shaman
The Shaman

The magic man, warrior clan,
Broadsword and spell, talisman
His power is known through shire and town
Wielding a spell and his ancient steel

Shaman, there's a bitter foe so near
His evil power set to enslave men
His evil power must not rule again, again, again

Rally your horde prepare for war
Gather your wits, you'll need it for sure
His power is known through shire and town
Wielding a spell and his ancient steel

Evil Overlord: You shaman fool!
Give up your quest, my evil has reigned for centuries!
The magic you have, can't match my own
You doom your horde to slavery

The Shaman can win with faith
Defeating the evil foe
Never back down, just stand your ground
And savor your victory

Evil Overlord: It's not over
I've just begun
I'll unleash my demon Gorgon beast
You should just run away and begin to pray
You condemn your horde to Death

Shaman: Here in this place
I can understand the phrases
The center that is everywhere
The circumference of limitless space
I am the center of my concentric ripples
Organizing with my every breath
Thought, feeling, reach and step
Spirit is at my center
Of every atom of existence
Every touch of every bit of creation
Limitless in the ripples and their destination


The Shaman can win with faith
Defeating the evil foe
Never back down, just stand your ground
And savor your victory
Track Name: Gypsy
Gypsy

We are the travelers
With no destination
Performing our magic
With fascination
We have our own laws
We choose to follow
We hear the call
The crystals tell all

I come from long ago
With your all seeing eyes
Tell me gypsies
Which destiny is mine
Tell me gypsy my destiny
Tell me gypsy my destiny

Come with me child
I will show you the way
A new life awaits you
Run with the sunrise today

As we travel through these lands
I will teach you to fly
You will see a new sign of freedom
Guided by the stars in the sky
As the days begin to pass
Reason will grow inside you
Learn the ways of mother earth
and she will let your dreams come true

I am reason, I found a way
I am the seasons, I am true today

You have the magic
You have the way
You will dream
You are free
Track Name: Contemplation
Contemplation

I see the tide approaching
I see the waves ahead
I see the sand behind me
I see all that is left

As time is moving forward
I see the look in your eyes
It stays with me

I see the things forgotten
I see what we didn't say
I see tomorrow morning mist
I see the moon in the day

As time is moving forward
I see the look in your eyes
It stays with me

As time is moving forward
I see the look in your eyes
I see you look away
It stays with me
Track Name: Flashback To Now (A Hippy's Lament)
Flashback To Now (A Hippy's Lament)

Flashing back to another time and place
Fuzztone axes, colors dancing on my face
I dare not stay here but this is a groovy place

I'm not ready to flashback to now
and leave this happening scene that I've found
I'm not ready to flashback to now

Now debt, anger and fear
I need a break, a break from here
Overworked and not much time
I need a place to ease my mind
Too much suffering, too much decline
I need to groove and trip sometimes
Just you and me baby in our own scene
I know you know, you know what I mean

I'm not ready to flashback to now
and leave this happening scene that I've found
I'm not ready to flashback to now

Facebook, twitter and crap online
I need a break, a break this time
Information overload, you just got mail
I need to leave this modern hell
Everybody sits around with phones in their hands
But they're not talking and they don't care
I wanna go back to a hipper time
Where people groove and they expand their minds

Take me back, all the way home
Down the long and winding road

I'm not ready to flashback to now
and leave this happening scene that I've found
I'm not ready to flashback to now
I'm not ready to flashback to now
I'm not ready to flashback to now
Track Name: Deep Space Intermission
Deep Space Intermission

“Am I dreaming? Is this what's become of the past?
Or what happened in the future?”

Are we dreaming in the past
Are we seeing the future
Time is now, then and before
Moving through the stages
Racing through the ages
Standing still on the hands
That seal the fate of all
Track Name: Leaves Fall
Leaves Fall

Crisp cool air
Falling leaves
And smells
That fill the air
With distant
Summer memories

The roads glow
An orange and red show
As the trees
Prepare to
Rest a while

Tiny feet
Stomping through
The leaves
Making such a
Familiar sound
Autumn is here
Autumn is here

I remember, I remember
That day I got the call
I remember, I remember
Felt my world crumble and fall
I remember, I remember
Holding you in my arms
I remember, I remember
It was too late, just too late
I remember, I remember
Surrounded by strange eyes
I remember, I remember
They looked down at you and I
I remember, I remember
They had to pull me away
I remember, I remember
That sad autumn day
Can't remember, can't remember
What is my name
Can't remember, can't remember
The shape of your face
Track Name: Journey Of Truth
Journey Of Truth

Lost in strange darkness
Barefoot in tall grass
I search for a truth
Hidden deep within the mist

They all come here
To find their own way
The water like fine wine
Helps blur confusion away
Away

But don't wait to long
The dragon's eye is watching everyone
Fight, you must fight
You are the chosen one to guard the light
And they need you
You are the only one that knows the truth
Don't hesitate
Don't let the storybook decide your fate

The story had been written
So many years before
Your only choice is living
Like so many did before
There was no one quite like you
The journey of your truth
The journey of the truth
The journey of the …

There was no one quite like you
The journey of your truth
Track Name: Coherence
Coherence

Desynchronous lines
Denote a state of fear
Fueled by adrenaline
Allostasis is clear

Very low frequency
Respiration high
My heart is racing
Limbic system awry

I need coherence to save my body
and to save my mind
Save my mind
Give me coherence, serenity and peace
Can now be mine
It shall be mine

Entrainment happening
Resonant frequency found
Interbeat intervals
Cortisol is shutdown

Alpha waves abounding
As I hit the zone

I need coherence to save my body
and to save my mind
Save my mind
Give me coherence, serenity and peace
Can now be mine
It shall be mine

I think more clearly, my brain is alive
I see more clearly, my breath is my guide
The cross-coherence you feel it too
Cross-coherence it's happened to you

Serenity is mine, now that I can see
It's mine now that I can see
Track Name: Expanding Universe
Expanding Universe

New event on the horizon
Fade in before our eyes
Abundance of thought
We are lost in
Closing the distance
As we rise

Linear points
Mark the lines ahead
We move and plot the course
Disregarding the words they said
We move on through the doors

Coming back to the place I seen before
Looking at the way the mind will soar
Reaching out to find a better way
Turn around no more yesterdays