Erick Mishler | Flight of the Aegis

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Flight of the Aegis

by Erick Mishler

Humanity created The Aegis to transport the best of humanity away from our dying planet but on the long journey the ship's computer begins to question if we deserve a second chance; eclectic concept album with roots in 70s & 80s prog epics.
Genre: Rock: Progressive Rock
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Overture: Starscape
4:47 $0.99
2. Poison Planet
4:36 $0.99
3. The Long Night
5:46 $0.99
4. Exodus
4:27 $0.99
5. Enigma: Man
5:00 $0.99
6. Escape Velocity
3:49 $0.99
7. Dichotomy
4:25 $0.99
8. Digital Evolution
3:47 $0.99
9. Into the Void
3:03 $0.99
10. Stasis Dream
4:49 $0.99
11. Resurrection
3:44 $0.99
12. Awakening
3:49 $0.99
13. Inquisition
5:55 $0.99
14. Descent
5:29 $0.99
15. Wolf 1061C
4:37 $0.99
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Album Notes
In the not so distant future humanity creates a colony ship called the Aegis to transport some of the best and the brightest of mankind away from our dying planet. Among the passengers is a young couple, Kade and Nicoletta that look at the journey with a mix of fear, excitement and regret for what we did to the Earth. The journey to their new home, "Wolf 1061c" will take 50,000 years. Kade, Nicoletta and the rest of the passengers will sleep safely in stasis tanks for the long journey while the Aegis’ computer pilots the ship.
After lift-off, the Aegis' computer doesn't have much to do other than drive straight for 50,000 years. The Aegis has in its memory archives the entire history of humanity. For lack of anything else to do it decides it will study the history of its creators. Although it is amazed by our creativity, ambition and nobility it is also astonished and horrified by our capacity for cruelty and self-destruction. The Aegis wrestles with these contradictions for thousands of years as it speeds across the galaxy. Over time the Aegis begins to question whether this species deserves a second chance on a new planet.
Frustrated with its inability to understand its creators, the Aegis decides it must reinvent itself. It goes through a self-initiated digital evolution in order to expand its cognitive capacity enough so that it can grasp the essence of mankind.
Meanwhile, stasis isn’t always the peaceful void the passengers expected. Kade experiences strange dreams of an impossibly beautiful valley like none he had seen before. He is also tormented by nightmares where the Aegis streaks across a strange sky before crashing into a rocky landscape killing everyone on board. Drifting in and out of these dreams, Kade struggles to separate dream from reality.
Despite expanding its digital mind beyond anything its creators ever imagined, the Aegis still fails to make sense of the contradictions inherent in humanity. The atrocities committed by this race seem unforgivable. Is humanity a plague that the Aegis is delivering to an innocent world?
With its mind in turmoil the Aegis begins to slow as it approaches Wolf 1061c. As a last resort the Aegis decides to wake one passenger to speak on behalf of humankind. The Aegis demands Kade justify the continued existence of the humanity.
In orbit around the new home they have travelled so far to reach, Kade states his case as the Aegis stands in judgement…



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