That maybe if you changed your sound slightly, you could have more mass appeal? And fighting time so hard I pray that this moment lasts forever. He just took bits of Kraftwerk, and took every influence and put it together and created this really nice package. Even from the day the album came out, people were already listening to the song over and over in order to practice the lyrics. Days followed days and years were meaningless. I let the wind run through my hands before I turned to walk away. Electronically, Giorgio Moroder is the father for me of taking electronics and putting them in a format that then lead on to a ton of other music — like all the dance music styles, techno, whatever else. Through my eyes, stare into me I bear my heart for all to see With my face turned to the sun, there ever standing still And fighting time, so much I ask I will this moment last forever Though seasons change, things come to pass Remain inside of me And fighting time, so hard I pray That this moment lasts forever And will the world stay standing still, at least for me? I think it was seven months pretty much nonstop.
Notably, the album was produced using only software synthesizers instead of hardware synthesizers. It was recorded by a guy in Holland, who then recorded it in five different ways, and then sent that off to me. So I wanted that vibe. The orchestral album '' was released on 15 May 2015. I had no faith before that time in any vow or deed Days followed days and years were meaningless Despite the wisdom of defeat I bore my heart for all to see the wonders I'd seen The wonders I'd seen And fighting time, so hard I pray That this moment lasts forever And will the world stay standing still, at least for me? You get that vibe through it, rather than being just a string of hits, that there was this similar kind of tone or a sort of vibe to the music, rather than melodically or the instruments used. And it really got people intrigued. I will this morning last forever.
And fighting time so much I ask. Eyes betray the soul and bear it's thinking. Their unique sound blends thematic lyrics. But I think from a surface level, a lot of people just thought it was rallying words, and it was meant to be cynical in a slightly little way. With my face turned to the sun there ever standing still. While mostly composed using software synthesizers, several different analogue modular synthesizers were used, along with an array of vintage effects. Humanity will face one, I know.
And fighting time so hard I pray that this moment lasts forever. And this is my album of what happened 30 years later. It consists of tracks selected from their back catalogue reimagined for orchestra. You got through it every day and it becomes a blur. And will the world stay standing still at least for me. And will the world stay standing still at least for me. I was doing things like for the intro of the album, I made this radio call sign, which all radio stations used to have at one time on shortwave and longwave.
And fighting time so hard I pray that this moment lasts forever. I sent that to a guy in the north of England who transmitted it across shortwave. And I went to that kind of level to give this album this atmosphere, and this touch that I wanted it to have. I used a lot of techniques and a lot of even ancient technology, by our standards, to give this album this kind of vibe. I grew up in a country torn apart by war, so it was my way of dealing with this, how we throw ceremonies on top of it and flags and wreath-laying ceremonies and all kinds of things to basically deodorize the worst aspects of humanity. On the 10th, they played a standard electronic set, and on the 11th, they performed with Ronan Harris on vocals accompanied by a full for the first time.
There were also plans for a number of extended and enhanced re-releases of previous albums in 2010; however these plans did not materialize. Eyes betray the soul and bear its thinking Beyond words, they say so many things to me A stranger here, reborn it seems Awaking wonders deep in me If nothing's ventured, nothing's gained So I must seize the day And fighting time, so hard I pray That this moment lasts forever And will the world stay standing still, at least for me? Through my eyes, stare into me I bear my heart for all to see With my face turned to the sun, there ever standing still And fighting time, so much I ask I will this moment last forever Though seasons change, things come to pass Remain inside of me And fighting time, so hard I pray That this moment lasts forever And will the world stay standing still, at least for me? This shift caused their mainstream popularity to increase still further, but alienated some of their fans who preferred their earlier harsher and darker sound. The band embarked on a highly successful world tour in support of Futureperfect from 2001 to 2003. During that time Harris also wrote for the online magazine of which he was the webmaster until 1999. The mom in Dallas is a woman called Barbara Bel Geddes. So futurism is obviously a big kind of part of electronic music. We came to the brink of nuclear war a couple of times.
The assortment of instruments used in the production was much larger than on previous albums. Futureperfect was for me based on the turn of the century, the turn of the nineteenth into the twentieth century, and the concepts around the time. And fighting time so much I ask. I love singing the song live, and everybody reacts to it. . Harris: Yeah, I used the exact the exact same synthesizer he used.
And then when you add that all up in context, no album sounds like it was disparate from one another. I write this music first and foremost for myself. Through my eyes, stare into me I bear my heart for all to see With my face turned to the sun, there ever standing still It wasn't you, it wasn't me, it wasn't anything It was a day so long awaited and a chance to be as me I let the wind run through my hands Before I turned to walk away In distant days, I long to sense it all so clear And fighting time, so hard I pray That this moment lasts forever And will the world stay standing still, at least for me? This album was also the first time the band used an outside producer. First thing I do is checking my e-mail, and basically have my coffee and have my first cigarette of the day, and I get on with it. Empires was a very melodic and very catchy and very emotional album. I bear my heart for all to see.
That will lead onto another change, and another social change, and another social change. But as I started to read more about this era, I found that an awful lot of concepts that we inherited today, like a lot of social issues were suddenly being addressed for the first time ever. Yet amid themes of failing ideologies, empires ripped apart by warfare, and broken promises of brave new futures, Harris and cohort Mark Jackson have captivated audiences around the world as their message is infused with a sense of hope that we are only approaching the brink, with a chance to make for a better world still remaining. Despite the wisdom of defeat I bore my heart for all to see the wonders I'd seen. Empires had that effect at the time, and Automatic, it seems that people are talking about the artwork a lot. It wasn't you it wasn't me it wasn't anyone. Beyond words they say so many things to me.
It was almost like without the idea of why a plane or a car should look that way, it was that everything should be, could be, racing, fast-forwarding to the future. I wrote that album never to be released. Harris: Ah, the daily regimen. Some neoclassical instrumental pieces were included in the album. Their next release, in 1998, continued largely in this vein, and they began to enjoy a larger degree of commercial success. Also of note is the lack of effects applied to the vocals, a departure from previous albums, which allows Harris' voice more space in the mix. So in the end, it all kind of adds together and it gives it something nice; it gives it this nice texture.