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Deluge Grander Query

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Topic: Deluge Grander Query
Posted By: fuxi
Subject: Deluge Grander Query
Date Posted: December 23 2007 at 13:44
Hi folks,

Some of you may have noticed that Dan Britton, keyboardist extraordinaire and leader of Deluge Grander (who recorded one of last year's most fascinating prog albums), has joined Prog Archives under the name EMKOGCEO. Great to have you here, Dan!

You know, I've been dying to find out what "Inaugural Bash" (the opening track on AUGUST IN THE URALS) is really about. Perhaps someone could now enlighten me?

Posted By: avestin
Date Posted: December 23 2007 at 13:49
I guess Dan himself could answer that, it's great to have him here in PA.
I am a big fan of his creative musical mind and look forward to the - Birds & Buildings  release to come out and to the next DG release.

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Posted By: emkogceo
Date Posted: December 24 2007 at 00:37
Well, I get the feeling I'm breaking the artist's code by responding, but what the heck:

initially I had conceived this grand story of some kind of political figure getting drunk and falling asleep at his "inaugural bash" and having surrealistic dreams about how he could use his power to enslave the people who elected him.  This was AFTER most of the piece was written though.  Some early versions of the song had vocals all over the place, but, as I'm not the most adept singer, I opted to take most of them out.  Plus it's really hard to write lyrics that will get the point across and still sound good.   I think I had titles for all 7 parts that would try to tell the story too, but also opted to not use them. 

So I guess the only things in there to give an idea about the song's plot are the picture in the booklet, the words in parts 3, 6, and 7, and maybe the mood of each part.  Part 1 is sort of normal sounding, part 2 is dreamier, part 3 is bizarre, part 4 is rockier in a "let's get down to business" kind of way, part 5 is complex and sort of scary, part 6 is like a surreal march, and part 7 is the culmination of that march.  The only things I had room to fit in the plan for the picture were the politician dreaming at the bash (parts 1 and 2), an overcrowded prison (parts 3, 4, and 5 maybe), and people building a giant pillar (parts 6 and 7).

New Deluge Grander album to be done by the end of 2008 I hope!


Posted By: fuxi
Date Posted: December 24 2007 at 03:23
Oh, thanks very much! Just what I was hoping for. Looking forward to the next DG album, and all your other projects!

Posted By: avestin
Date Posted: December 24 2007 at 10:06
Thank you very much for that, Dan.
Looking forward to both DG and B&B albums! All the best with those!

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