Landing Scars

by Failover

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thomas mathie Now this is something different from Har ... a delightfully progressive and atmospheric EP that touches on a number of genres and yet feels wonderfully unique.

I now look forward to more from Failover. Favorite track: Impostor Syndrome.
Sound In The Mist
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Sound In The Mist Here we have the debut EP from Failover, Har's new project. With harmonic and dynamic textures and tones he weaves his guitar on 3 journeys through deep and solid bass lines and accompanying instruments to create a very full, lush soundscape. Of particular interest is his use of layered vocals as they lead the listener through each track. He has used his talent and vast experience in ambient, metal, progressive and other genres to form a unique release, worthy of repeated listening.
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The act begins the moment I arrive 'Cause up is down and left is right, Don't trust myself enough to fully come alive The lessons learned were never taught I swear to god it's only time, before the clock runs out And I am caught The things they think I know that I don't know, Are really nothing real This hoax I perpetrate is just for show With nothing to reveal Impostor walks amongst you all, Until you see right through me I know you see right through me. The wordplay throws them off my trail again, A half-truth here, a half-truth there A masquerade so easy to maintain I can't believe they haven't worked it out I swear to god it's only time, before they call my bluff And turnabout The things they think I know that I don't know, Are really nothing real This hoax I perpetrate is just for show With nothing left to reveal Impostor walks amongst you all, I know you see right through me I'm sure they see right through me The things they think I know that I don't know, Are really nothing real This hoax I perpetrate is just for show With nothing left to reveal Impostor walks amongst you all, I know they see right through me I swear they see right through me...
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Without the silence, Without a care, Despite the violence You know they ain't going anywhere. Without some answers, The Circle breathes Like toxic dancers Refuse to leave. Church bells and air-raid sirens scream Like outtakes from a dream From half a life ago Hide all those trapped below... Time, lost and never found Escape without a sound Or the Circle drags you down. From planes crashing earthbound, to Nudes walking southbound The setups and tear-downs, Through break-ups and take-downs We danced 'round blue searchlights To sirens and knife fights The Circle spins out Engulfed and devoured them all 'Cause no-one heard the call... Drowned, in a pool so small. Time, lost and never found The Circle dragged you down...
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"Flight attendants, prepare for landing..." It's all so different this time The sky and ground invert But I'm so far away. The horizon spins on axis Yet nothing seems to hurt 'Cause I'm so far away. Listen, to your heartbeat Louder than the engines Listen, to the engine's Innards torn asunder... At the center of the Maelström, is where I can be found Calm and faraway See them screaming in slow motion, but I still can't hear a sound So calm and faraway Tearing free To the ground Falling free Aiming down.... (Thirty thousand... Twenty thousand... Ten thousand....) Seconds, become hours. Seconds, become hours. Count the scars, down on the runway Count the scars, down on the runway Count the stones, down on the runway Count the stones, down on the runway So calm and faraway.

about

"Landing Scars" is the debut release from Failover, featuring Pennsylvania-based multi-instrumentalist/vocalist Har.

The full EP download also includes a 5 page PDF booklet (with lyrics, credits, and imagery), front cover artwork, and individual track artwork.

Har is a solo ambient/atmospheric/heavy progressive rock/metalgaze artist, as well as guitarist/bassist/Chapman Stickist for Christus & The Cosmonaughts, guitarist for the synthpop band Elmodic, and former multi-instrumentalist for the atmospheric rock/shoegaze duo Mirror of Dreams.
He has also recorded collaborative releases with such artists as Altus, Cousin Silas, and Thantoloop.
His solo and collaborative music releases have been played on such ambient/space-music radio shows as Hearts of Space and Stars End, as well as online stations such as DKFM, SomaFM, Progzilla Radio, Radio Spiral, and Stillstream.

Follow Har/Failover at:
www.facebook.com/FailoverMusic
www.facebook.com/HarMusic
twitter.com/ambient_gtr
www.youtube.com/user/HarGTR
vimeo.com/ambientguitarist

For more information about Har/Failover, please visit:
www.ambientguitarist.com

Listen to Darwin Grosse's 2015 interview with Har on the "Art + Music + Technology" Podcast 008:
artmusictech.libsyn.com/podcast-088-har

Read Har's interview with Prog Sphere Magazine at:
www.prog-sphere.com/interviews/har-interview/

credits

released July 10, 2020

All tracks written and produced by Har: all vocals and instrumentation (guitars, basses, Chapman Stick, percussion programming, piano), sound design and field recordings.

Recorded, mixed and mastered 2019 through 2020 by Har at "Ice Station Zebra".

Artwork / design / video: Har.

Special thanks to my Golden Eared Beta Testers: Scot Solida/Christus & The Cosmonaughts, Mike Carss/Altus, Mitch Cojocariu/Travel Lanes, Lorraine Hamilton, David Hughes/Cousin Silas, and John Koch-Northrop/Relaxed Machinery

Extra special love and thanks to LN, O'Kneel, Emily, and Sabrina.
Dedicated with love to the memory of my bestest little pal, Arthur.

All music and lyrics © 2020 Har. All rights reserved.
All artwork, graphics and booklet text © 2020 Har. All rights reserved.

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Har is an American solo atmospheric/heavy-progressive rock artist (as Har and Failover), as well as guitarist/bassist/Chapman Stickist for the electronic/prog band Christus and The Cosmonaughts (with Scot Solida), guitarist for the German synth-pop band elmodic, and former member of the atmospheric band Mirror of Dreams.
For more info, visit Har's website: www.ambientguitarist.com
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