Course Of Empire - Initiation Demos album download
Course of Empire is the debut self-titled album from the Dallas, Texas band. The album was originally released on Dallas based Carpe Diem Records and sold over 5000 copies in the city alone. All songs were written by Course of Empire and produced by David Castell (Blue October, Burden Brothers, Deep Blue Something, SouthFM). The following August, Zoo Entertainment signed the band and reissued their CD with distribution through BMG. "Ptah" – 4:17. Coming Of The Century" – 4:04.
All songs were written by Course of Empire and production by David Castell. While many CDs of the same era contained a hidden track after the finish of the listed tracks, usually preceded by a span silence, Course of Empire and David Castell managed to fit three on Initiation. Running Man" was hidden in the pregap of the CD, which nearly caused legal action when another producer/engineer claimed that he had patented the use of the pregap for audio information.
Course of Empire was an Alternative, post-punk band based in Dallas, Texas. The band was active for ten years, starting in 1988 and then disbanding in '98. The band had a distinctive sound to their music as they had two drummers in the line-up, playing simultaneously - this gave a 'propulsive, driving beat'. Vaughn Stevenson 1988-1998 - Vocals. Mike Graff 1988-1998 - Guitar. Paul Semrad 1988-1998 - Bass, backing vocals.
According to the gospel of Course of Empire, the end of the world is drawing near. Initiation, the second release from these Dallas, TX, harbingers of doom, is a glimpse into the apocalyptic future of mankind. And apparently that future will be filled with darkness and suffering. With titles like "Infested!" and "Minions," the message is abundantly clear if a bit heavy-handed. Initiation is driven by the percussive onslaught of drummers Chad Lovell and Michael Jerome
In the early days, large drums would be placed throughout the audience as a means to eliminate the separation between performer and audience. Inspired by the Kodo Drummers of Japan, . sought to use the theater of mass drumming to illustrate their vision of a future culture that would evolve as a response to the exponentially increasing human population on the planet. The band released their first single/EP, Infested, ahead of the Initiation album in 1993. The single featured two new songs, Joy and Let's Have A War (a cover of a song by Fear (band)), as well as a "Darwin Goodman" remix of Infested - Darwin from ary scientist Charles Darwin, and Goodman from legendary big band clarinetist Benny Goodman.
Play any song, ad-free. COE's debut album- maybe not as familiar as "Initiation" or "Telepathic Last Words", but a classic nonetheless. I had the cassette of this album "back in the day" and wore it out. I looked on and off throughout the years for the CD, but as it was on a smaller label, it was near impossible to find. If you're a fan of good '90s alternative, this is one for you.
SR: Mike, what a wonderful album. It rocks and rock and rocks in the right groove for me. Lots of musical surprises. A lot of times what happens is we do demos, off the cuff that are priceless moments to try and recreate. You go mad because you can't always do it. Half the time we're still writing the song. SR: You also used Benny Goodman samples on "Initiation. I will now think of CoE when I hear that song. There are so many layers on this work, so I recommend headphone right out of the box.
Course Of Empire Initiation/The Gate. Course Of Empire White Vision Blowout. Brian Keane The Course Of Empire.
|1-01||Initiation Theme I||2:29|
|1-02||Fields Of Discipline||4:43|
|1-03||The Gift (Hiss)||5:24|
|1-04||White Vision Blowout||3:20|
|1-05||Breed, Breed, Breed||4:01|
|1-08||My Friend Fear||3:05|
|1-13||Leaves Of Gold||3:06|
|2-01||Initiation Theme II||5:45|
|2-05||Jesus Of The Robots||1:44|
|2-06||How Much Time?||2:24|
Notes2 CD set housed in a DVD case.
Available exclusively from www.courseofempire.com.