Christian Älvestam | Departure Theme - Single

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Departure Theme - Single

by Christian Älvestam

The leading single, "Departure Theme," and additional track, "City of Sand Castles," are both tracks which were recorded after the digital release of Self 2.0 but included on the physical version released directly by Christian Älvestam.
Genre: Rock: Adult Alternative Pop/Rock
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1. Departure Theme
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2. City of Sand Castles
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
The Departure Theme Single is meant to complement the previously released digital version of the Self 2.0 album. The leading single, "Departure Theme," and additional track, "City of Sand Castles," are both tracks which were recorded after the digital release of Self 2.0 and later included on the physical version released directly by Christian Älvestam. In order for digital music fans to have access to all available tracks, they have now been made available. The artwork is an adapted version of the cover used for the physical version of Self 2.0.

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Mixed and mastered by Plec and Christian Älvestam, at The Panic Room in 2013.
Album artwork by Pär Olofsson.

Christian Älvestam - vocals, electric and acoustic guitars, bass, keyboards and programming.

Guest musicians:
Ehsan Kalantarpour - synthesizers and effects on "Departure Theme" and "City Of Sand Castles".
Patrik Gardberg - acoustic guitars on "City Of Sand Castles".
Plec - additional guitars on "City Of Sand Castles"
Jari Lindholm - programmed beats on "City Of Sand Castles".
Siavosh - guitar solos on "City Of Sand Castles".

A thousand thanks to Plec, Martin Lindqvist, Tommi Konu, Johan Randèn, Ehsan, Seiya Ogino, Patrik Gardberg, Henrik Sethsson, Jari Lindholm, Pär Olofsson, Stefan Jonsson, Siavosh and Henrik B, for being kind enough, helping me realizing my vision! Your contributions made all the difference and each one of you are worth your weight in gold! Love & respect! Also, a big thanks to Leevan, Ian and Alexi of Pivotal Rockordings for their belief, patience and support! Last, but not least, I would like to thank my better half - Siv - and my parents for all their endless love and support! I could not have done this without you guys - I love you!

"Self 2.0," taken as a whole, is dedicated to the memory of Anne-Britt Älvestam (1924-2012).

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Departure Theme
Music by Ehsan/Älvestam
Lyrics by Älvestam

Into the will a blasted shade
Awakenings off the beaten track
With might and main
The sands now riding on the wind
Shut doors ajar nailed down again
An endless chain

(chorus)
Through the window of time
Far away from a world undisclosed
Into shadow refined
Led astray by the dark sun exposed

Just like a blinding source eterne
The wellspring drained comes back
to life
Transparent cage
At hand a beast with feet of clay
A fear once under lock and key
Turn over the page

(repeat chorus)

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City Of Sand Castles
Music by Älvestam/Ehsan
Lyrics by Älvestam

From year's end to year's end
Freed ghosts and exiled wounds
Intriguing shadows once cast in vain
Stained glass reflections

(chorus)
City of sand castles
In the wake of time
No longer astray
City of sand castles
The abandoned mind
Now breaking away
City of sand castles
Burned-out stars align
Endpoint held at bay
City of sand castles
Drawing down the blind

(repeat verse and chorus)


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