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Charmed Human Art of Significance

by Mindsplit

With a style planted somewhere between straight metal, progressive metal and classic rock the band deliver a truly epic tale with their debut album “Charmed Human Art Of Significance”
Genre: Metal/Punk: Progressive Metal
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1. Prologue - The Awakening
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2. Silhouettes
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3. The Traveller
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4. Presence of Time
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5. ...elsewhere?
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6. Inside the Heart of Silence
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7. Battle of the Mind
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8. Visual Minds - The Eternal Flame
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9. NMe - Myself & I
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10. Through the Eyes of A Child
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11. A Room With Thousand Doors
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12. A Purpose of Circumstance
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13. Abandoned Echoes
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14. Epilogue - The Imaginary End
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
MindSplit are a new band yet one with years of experience behind its individual members. With a style planted somewhere between straight metal, progressive metal and classic rock the band deliver a truly epic tale with their debut album “Charmed Human Art Of Significance” which is set for release on September 17th 2010 on Lion Music.

Featuring veterans of the Scandinavian metal scene in guitarist Matthias Holm and vocalist H.B. Anderson, the pair began writing and recording together again in their spare time c.2003 once again after the duo had worked together in the late 80’s with “The ‘n’ Sin”. When the music was taking shape bassist Conny Payne (Madison) joined along with highly respect sessions musicians - drummer Jon Skäre and keyboardist Jonas Lidström. This new collaboration turned into a whole different ballgame though when H.B. found his great old, old grandfather Xerxes Anderson’s Artificial Universe (a.k.a. Prof. Xandau 1807 ~ 1851) notes from his therapy sessions.

Prof. Xandau was a much respected therapist during the first half of 19th century and had his sessions all over the world based in both Europe and the U.S. These notes are the solid ground to this project and are used to tell a true story about psychological thoughts and human behaviours. H.B. Anderson comments, “The memory notes declare what’s going on in the human mind in different situations making for compelling listening, although as there are no names involved so it’s totally anonymous. Its fantastic literature and breathtaking reading, the human brain is very complex and odd. You can say it sure lives its own life”.

This inspired lyrical setting led to the music of what would become “C.H.A.O.S” taking on its own personality. This story line is set to a musically accomplished and captivating release which will draw the listener in from the first listen. Musically the album is big, powerful, dark yet with subtle light and a very impressive aura with a powerful production to suit the mood. This has been further extended by the promotional video for the song “NME – Myself and I” which has received positive reactions from YouTube viewers worldwide.

With “Charmed Human Art Of Significance” MindSplit has produced a debut album of exceptionally high quality and one that will appeal to a wide range of metal lovers and those with an appetite for enthralling concept stories.
This is The Beginning of a new horizon, the first step into another dimension. The clock is set; the time is right, bless the discoverers’ great divine. Sit down and lean your body back, make yourself comfortable, close your eyes and embrace the black. Prepare for a journey through mazes in mind, a travel through changes of turbulent time. Fall apart with the civil art is like a sacred curse. Welcome to my world, my grand design. © Prof. Xandau


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WC Russell - Quicksilver Night Productions

The Ballet of the Juggernaut
“Close your eyes and embrace the black…”

For those with a shorter attention span and only looking for a brief vignette I will say that my first impression of MindSplit is “Dream Theater meets classic Deep Purple meets Disturbed.” Sonically speaking, the band is simultaneously elephant and hummingbird, sledgehammer and scalpel … the ballet of the juggernaut.

Individuals with shorter attention spans, though, would likely not be interested in music of such epic proportions both in terms of individual track length … “Silhouettes” and “A Purpose of Circumstance”, for example, clock in at 12:33 and 10:02 respectively … or overall scope. MindSplit’s opus “Charmed Human Art of Significance” is a fourteen-song cycle explicated on the band’s website as being initially conceived when vocalist H.B Anderson found the notes from the therapy sessions of his “great old, old grandfather Xerxes Anderson’s (a.k.a. Prof. Xandau 1807 ~ 1851) … Prof. Xandau was a very respected therapist during the first half of 19th century an had his sessions all over the world based in both Europe and the U.S. These notes are the solid ground to this project and are used to tell a true story about psychological thoughts and human behaviours. The memory notes declare what’s going on in the human mind in different situations … fantastic literature and breathtaking reading, the human brain is very complex…” (Available at http://www.myspace.com/mindsplitse)

This “ballet of the juggernaut”, as I’ve come to think of it, is perhaps best exemplified by listening to the stunning instrumental “Visual Minds – The Eternal Flame” (track 8) and letting the album run directly to the blistering “NMe – Myself & I” that follows. The breathlessly nimble unison and harmonized runs between the various instruments are executed with inhuman precision throughout “Visual Minds” and are reminiscent of the best of any truly progressive work that you care to name. “NMe – Myself & I” then follows that with hammer blows of merciless rhythms that accompany the tortured entreaties of a soul in its own self-imposed torment, howling “On my own, on my knees … sacred throne and I’ll be free. Bridges burned, bleeding skies … lesson learned, access denied...” It’s not a musical ride for the faint of heart.

Some might find it overwrought to their tastes but there can be little doubt that Sweden’s MindSplit is collectively a musical force of mythic proportions and “Charmed Human Art of Significance” could well be the beginning of a legend to come.