Fantastic Dreamer

by TCP (Temporal Chaos Project)

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TCP's second progressive release includes guests Tom Shiben (bass), Nicole Tarnecky (backup vocals), and features Glenn Arpino (keys) along with his epic piece, Vision. TCP's 2009 debut CD, The Way, was a critical success that landed the band on many top 10 lists for the year. Fantastic Dreamer sees them further refine their sound, adding depth and layers to the foundation previously established. Deftly blending elements of classic-era and modern progressive rock, the nine tracks that make up Fantastic Dreamer showcase a haunting and emotive blend of vocals.

“...the fact that remains is that I have been fascinated by this album and what it has to offer to the point that it has been continuously playing for the past 2 weeks.”
- Nuna Lourenco (Portugal), Proggnosis (May 04, 2011)

“[TCP] has probably produced the best album of 2011. After the amazing The Way (2009), these brilliant “Yankee” minds have delivered a masterpiece. Fantastic Dreamer is a treasure chest full of rich progressive, well-crafted music...”
- Jordi Costa, Sinfomusic (Spain) (May 16, 2011)

“...simply one of the best releases of 2011”
- Ron Fuchs, Prognaut (US) (Jul 13, 2011)

“Although it’s still early days, TCP have undoubtedly come up with my favourite album of 2011 thus far. They skilfully combine modern progressive rock sensibilities with the drama and (slightly eccentric) grandeur of bands like Genesis and Gentle Giant...”
- Geoff Feakes (UK), Dutch Progressive Rock Pages (May 08, 2011)

“Think what it would have been like if Wish You Were Here era Pink Floyd had decided that they wanted to merge with Gabriel era Genesis to create a new, but familiar sound and then add a more contemporary verve and a cutting edge production. You're getting there now, but there are still plenty of twists and turns to make Fantastic Dreamer into what should genuinely be held up as a progressive rock classic - and I don't say that lightly.”
- Steven Reid (UK), Fireworks Magazine (May 03, 2011)

“an engaging amalgam of compositional sophistication with math-rock undercurrents; wide contrasts in dynamics, dramatic vocal delivery and stellar musicianship.”
- Eric Harabadian, Progression Magazine - Issue 62 (Aug 08, 2011)

credits

released June 15, 2011

Henry Tarnecky (vocals, keyboards)
Blake Tobias (bass, keyboards)
Jack Wright (guitars, drums)

Special Guests
Glenn Arpino (keyboards on tracks 4, 5, 6, 9)
Nicole Tarnecky (backup vocals on track 7)
Tom Shiben (bass on track 8)614511

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An American progressive band since 2008. Please see our website for more detailed information.

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Track Name: Schizoid & Guntrip
blistering sun for days i’ve run
hiding myself from you… hiding myself from you
bleeding
concealing
pleading
leave me alone… get your own
scissor cut mental home
pre-lingual safety zone
mad childhood ego state
step back don’t touch me… let go!

i’m anticipating… over undulating… today

me not me what do you see… hiding in a bush … behind that tree
if you knew what i’ve been through… you’d be hiding with me too

heal me
completely
know me

you’re so close to where i am
guntrip you’re the man
the doctor understand
oh guntrip you’re the man
i put my fear in your… hands
Track Name: In the Movie of You
Take 1… action!

The light is just right, the shadows are in
Your movement is sultry get closer, your love is for him
There’s glare upon your pale face, just raise your chin
The part is full surrender, let the story begin

Honesty… you give, receive,
Always be you
Let your eyes be windows, through the crowd crescendo
In the moment let go
Can you feel them watching you
Just forget they’re watching you

You are what you are… you’re a celluloid star,
If your fame takes you far, more than beauty you are

interlude

The clock is turning backward in the movie of you
The scenes are growing awkward… is it possibly true
You lost your self for fear of falling… from the stardom you knew
They sold your sex, your face, your body… and you couldn’t refuse

Your name in lights won’t last forever
But you lust to be news
And when the audience cheered “how clever!”
Then your fantasy grew

Ha hey… shouldn’t we kiss?
Sa say… dramatics

Succumb to beg, steal or borrow
Get your studio picture to play
In a false life of fakeness to follow
Where oblivion blows you away

Don’t cry… (cut... cut),
Your eyes…call makeup!

Win praise for skill and ambition
The remarkable faces you make
Shoot thru your depression conditions
Miss Fanatical please take the stage
No… no… no!

I saw you change from dreamer to heartache - bad publicity blues
The camera keeps rolling darling… in the movie of you

Vivling hear me now
I don’t want to lose you to someone else somehow
I don’t want to share you on the silver screen

Honesty… you give, receive
Always be you
Let your eyes be windows through the crowd crescendo
In this moment let go

Can you feel me watching you
Don’t forget I’m watching you
Track Name: Devotee
and your runs…cross the sea… of delusion… devotee
like a bird… like a bird… you must fly

i’m not gonna tell you what to do… you can always have my heart
i’m not gonna tell ya devotee… cause you’ve had it from the start

i’m not gonna tell you what to do… i’m not gonna tell you what to say
i’m not gonna tell you how to live your life… ya gotta live it your own way

when your eyes… change their view… devotee I’m with you
on and on… turn me on…on and on

and i know… it seems hard… seeking light… in the dark
but my word… is the word… you will see

i’m not gonna tell you what to do… i’m not gonna tell you what to be
i’m not gonna tell ya how to live your life… ya gotta live it any way

so live it up… or live it down

and I know…that it’s true… it can happen to you
one day now… you’re asleep… then awake

and the odds… are so few… that it’s not up to you
you need help… call for help… from above!

i’m not gonna tell you what to do… you can always have my heart
i’m not gonna tell ya devotee… cause you’ve had it from the start

i’m not gonna tell you what to do… i’m not gonna tell you what to say
i’m not gonna tell you how to live your life… you gotta live it your own way!

so live it up… or live it down
okay… go ahead… live it up
sure go ahead… live it down…………live it up!!!

faith will take your hand… lead you cross the sea…devotee
Track Name: Ambiance for the Active Mind
ambiance for the active mind
subconscious in tune with mine

ambiance for the active mind
subconscious in tune with mine

save yourself
it’s not impossible to break out
there’s no more time for contemplating
save your self

ambiance for the active mind
subconscious in tune with mine

ambiance for the active mind
subconscious in tune with mine
Track Name: Fantastic Dreamer
oh fantastic dreamer
show… me what is really inside this third eye
the light that glimmers
glows… like a far distant star in the night
dualistic beamer…
knows… no one ever escapes here alive

try to ascend among the mice and men
conflicted nations… donkeys and elephants
oh fantastic dreamer
show me what it takes to awake and survive

invoke all your strength and come back to me
the future’s uncertain… it will always be
no……………! do not deceive
cause the karma you make is your enemy
pure love has a cleansing effect on the self… but you say you have so much to do

like… rise and shine in the nick of time…check your face and your state of mind
scurry about then out the door… take your place in the big what for
tell yourself behind the wheel… on your way to cement the deal
you love the money…. and what it do… ooh… for you

buy a big house and a fancy car… all the underpinnings a celebrity star
take a little lady any day if you could
paid a pretty penny boy she better be good
you love the honey… and what she do… ooh… to you

take a break… slow the breath…. sit now still boy you need a rest
ask yourself if you’re in denial… who the master… who the child
everybody plays with the evil ways and depending on the karma of the good old days
there’s a struggle with the subtle but if you don’t mind
you can inch away above it’s a matter of time
you dream what in me… not what i do
ah… but it’s for you… hey hey
when light is beaming… this scenery… who’s beaming me?

mother will you love me… always and again
was no surprise… she rolled her eyes
and probably new what I would do when I was through

father can you help me… now and at the end
he took one look and closed the book!
Track Name: Releasing
words to live by… have i none
soul to wander … am i one

releasing because i see… infinite sorrow
believing is not for me
change is the main thing

indecision…with loaded gun
tears from under… down they come
appearing to alter deep… my inhibitions
revealing the worst of me… dark exhibition

maybe someday… grace will come
unforgiveable… and restless i run
releasing the heart of me… i can not love

tossed and tread upon… caught under the wheels
how can anyone… know how i feel
no intrusions... turn down the lights
god confusion… give up the fight… fight… fight!

bed of red roses… be of comfort to me
come tomorrow… i’ll be gone
come tomorrow soon… my will be done

indestructible consciousness… make the final appeal
in this hour... take me home
unlock the seventh seal… thru which i must go
releasing uncertainty… i wanted you to know…oh…oh!
Track Name: Fading in the Rain
isn’t every day
a moving day… a moving way… through the rains of pain
and isn’t all the world
a crazy world
a crazy way… to the grace of love… we’re coming to
yes I’m coming to… baby me and you…in the rain one time
i’m coming to
baby me and you
in the rain one time… in the fading rain with you
baby i’m fading in the rain
baby i’m fading in the rain
somebody’s fading in the rain… baby I’m fading!

isn’t every love
the having of… a lovely phase… in the way you’re living
and isn’t all the pain
a fading rain… a fading look… at the way times… trying you

don’t stop defiant… follow your heart as you seek
though colored vibrant… this place is not what you think

isn’t everyday
a moving day… a moving way… through the rains of pain
and isn’t all the pain
a fading rain… a fading look… at the way times… trying you
baby i’m fading in the rain
baby I’m fading in the rain
somebody’s fading in the rain… baby I’m fading!

baby I’m fading
baby I’m fading
somebody’s fading in the rain… one time!
Track Name: Upon Further Review
this is a chance this is a way so lovely
get rid of the past and such
this is a way to live on the earth untouched
to stop wanting her over and over so much

upon further review i’m out of luck
upon further review of it because
upon futher review i think i’m stuck… again
my friends… ha ha!

can’t stop where you are
no matter how hard… it gets!

look at your hands look at your face its showing
the fight in the world is tough
it’s time to unwind in the mind… that’s enough

upon further review i’m out of luck
upon further review of it because
upon futher review i think it’s love . you send
my friends

suppose it’s an oddity
your eyes looking over me
say yea
this is not the end
Track Name: Vision
See … when you fall asleep deep inside a looking glass
and if you have a vision and it takes you far
on a silent moonbeam to a shooting star
When the morning comes and you return
share the things you learn when you have gone…
through the door

Be… all that you can be for how long will this wonder last
Teach… all that you can reach, so much is misunderstood
We were once just children with a heart so young
and our thoughts were simple, let the spirit run
Now the world has changed… those days are gone
but you can still believe and go beyond… through the door

(2:09 instrumental)

Colors floating all around me
though converting I’m the same
Gone the bones and flesh that bound me
I’m receding from the game

(4:11 instrumental)

See me, do you?
See deeply thru you
I… I am coming to you... to you

(5:47 instrumental)

Hey… hey, come what may

Hey… I have a thesis -we’re nothing but pieces
in a puzzle that’s made

Hey… when matter releases and craving here ceases
you won’t need a name

Hey… over here
hey… velocity eases…
when panic decreases
no hurry to wait

You may want to know… where did I go…
Is it cold… am I alone?

You can talk to me… through telepathy … unconventional self
Know your tendencies… love your enemies… look inside you can tell
Your reality... is duality… I do wish you do well… as you may

You can follow me … thru this odyssey… unconventional self
Know your tendencies… love your enemies… only time here will tell
If you come with me… in love secrecy… bid the world a farewell

Your reality... is duality… I do wish you do well… and you may

(10:30 instrumental)

See… deep inside your dreams and one day you’ll be living them
If you have a vision and it takes you far,
can you take me with you through the door beyond?

When the journey ends and we dissolve
Who remembers then to carry on?
There’s a photograph when we were young
You were laughing and my eyes were closed...

(Fading Outro)