A beginner bassist's foray into the unknown

Pestilence – The Level Of Perception / Aurian Eyes / Soul Search

The Level of Perception is one of my favorite Pestilence songs. Spheres (1993) is a really unique album that a lot of older death-heads despised when it came out. It was very progressive, and Patrick Mameli said that at the time, they were really being inspired by jazz and classical music. Looking at it now, lyrically, I can make many associations between it and playing bass & music theory from the 3rd line and onward.

Lyrics:

Sceptical research of mind control
Fear of philosophical consequences
Theories given to master and use
the hidden abilities of your senses

Explore minds’ mystery, and capabilities
a subconscious release

Distant perceptions from different times
Fragment from one’s selfconsciousness
Deceptive visions can be so real
by trusting our gifted awareness

Mental force set free, personal energy,
magic strength in me

The level of perception, reach incomprehension,
Imagination, lost in confusion

Hypnotic state of reality
Offering gifts through which you’ll see
The secrets kept from humanity
and secrets they will always be

The level of perception, reach
incomprehension,
Imagination, lost in confusion
The level of perception reflects an illusion,
Mind intuition, constructive delusion

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  1. Pingback: Cool jazz soloing technique – the Cantus Firmus Method | Ugly Bass Face

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