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Scenes From The Flood

by Bryan Beller

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Welcome to a game of sorts, a chance to test your will But this is not for meager stakes, nor for sport or skill Today we consider the possibility that everything you know Is an illusion, a joke, a regime we seek to overthrow What is it you think you see? You think that is reality? Your past is all you think and feel Distorting what you see as real It forms your core identity And limits what you're meant to be You're blind to life outside your view And you are not yet truly you This isn't what I came here for, I know myself real well I'm not about to give that up, so find something else to sell What is it you think you see? You think that is reality? You're stuck in a reactive state Wake up before it gets too late There was a time a moment when I was not there when there was only the experience it came it passed through me it was beautiful it was true and then it was gone When what you think is what you see occurring as your reality Then, only then, you will know what it means to be truly free a clearing for everything and nothing
A Quickening 02:14
The Storm 07:26
The Flood 05:42
Bunkistan 05:15
they vote by acclamation deliver validation a needing inside a bleeding heart belied there's only so much they can do lean in and air your grievance get them to swear allegiance a hole left unfilled a soul distilled the only ones who know what's real are me and you
I am where the water lays down Bittersweet sad sound A thousand geese fly and lay still in the night And keep going they just keep going All angles and easy exits This is why we’re here You dreamed a parade of ghosts Ghosts who missed their train Wind blew right through you Gravity knew you and Brought you back again and again then again then again then again All angles and easy exits This is why you’re here To leave is to return This perfect dream These open arms Past rushing back to me Full color memory Time goes like crazy And stands still All angles and easy exits This is why we’re here All angles and easy exits All angles and easy exits You are always near You are always near You are always n e a r
World Class 09:25
Sweet Water 07:13



What do we keep, and what do we let go?

Bassist/composer Bryan Beller (The Aristocrats, Joe Satriani, Dethklok, Steve Vai) presents a sweeping, epic-scale modern progressive double concept album that asks the question: When the storm comes for us, the big one after which things will not be the same, who are we and what do we become in those defining moments? Scenes From The Flood explores themes of ambition and loss, intentionality and reality, hope and disillusionment, and uses every second of its 18-song, 88-minute running order to tell an emotionally consuming and unforgettable musical story.

Available exclusively at Bandcamp in original uncompressed hi-res digital files.

BONUS ITEM: The official 28-page digital booklet (PDF), an essential companion for the complete immersive listening experience, comes included with every full album download purchase.


released September 13, 2019


performed by:

Christopher Allis, Bryan Beller, Nili Brosh, Paul Cartwright, Darran Charles, Julian Coryell, Mike Dawes, Janet Feder, Guthrie Govan, Ray Hearne, Gene Hoglan, Mike Keneally, Jamie Kime, Fred Kron, Teddy Kumpel, Jake Howsam Lowe, Evan Mazunik, Nate Morton, Rick Musallam, Mike Olekshy, Griff Peters, John Petrucci, Matt Rohde, Joe Satriani, Rishabh Seen, Joe Travers, Leah Zeger

all songs composed and produced
by Bryan Beller
(© 2019 Panorama Ataraxia Music BMI, all rights reserved)

and mixed and mastered by Forrester Savell

except “Angles & Exits”,
music and lyrics composed by Janet Feder
(© 2015 Brainbox ASCAP)
mixed by Forrester Savell, assisted by Erich Gobel
mastered by Forrester Savell

and “Steiner In Ellipses”,
mixed by Forrester Savell, assisted by Mark Niemiec
mastered by Forrester Savell

key editing by Mark Niemiec

“the 18 song avatars” artwork designs by Nightowl Studios, LTD –
art director: Daniel Wagner

artwork and packaging layout by Mike Mesker for Electric Red

BB photography and treatments by Manuela Haeussler

recorded by:
Erich Gobel (asst. Patrick Kehrier) at NRG Studios, Los Angeles, CA, USA (Joe Travers, Nate Morton)
Erich Gobel (asst. Rouble Kapoor) at United Studios, Los Angeles, CA, USA (Gene Hoglan)
Erich Gobel at West Triad Studios, Venice, CA, USA (Christopher Allis, Rick Musallam, Julian Coryell, BB)
Anthony Leung at The Crypt, London, UK (Ray Hearne)
Colin Bricker at Mighty Fine Productions, Denver, CO, USA (Janet Feder, Evan Mazunik, BB)
Josh Clark at Get Real Audio, Bath, UK (Mike Dawes)
Jeff Forrest at Double Time Studios, San Diego, CA, USA (Mike Keneally)
James "Jimmy T" Meslin at Yonderbarn, Monticello, NY, USA (John Petrucci)
Stevie Blacke at Launchpad Studios, Los Angeles, CA, USA (Leah Zeger)
Mark Niemiec at Fishtank Audio, Nashville, TN, USA (Mike Olekshy)
Joe Satriani at Studio 21, San Francisco, CA, USA
Griff Peters at Hilltop Frog Studios, San Diego, CA, USA
Teddy Kumpel at Kumpelstiltskin Studios, New York, NY, USA
Nili Brosh at Be Musical Productions, Las Vegas, NV, USA
Darran Charles, Newport Wales, UK
Paul Cartwright at Blue Door Recording, San Pedro, CA, US
Matt Rohde, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Jake Howsam Lowe, Sydney, AUSTRALIA
Rishabh Seen at Sitar Metal Headquarters, Jalandhar City, INDIA
Fred Kron, Los Angeles, CA
Guthrie Govan, London, UK
and Bryan Beller, Los Angeles, CA, USA

key editing occurred at Fishtank Audio (thanks to Jack Campitelli)
and Muggytone Studios, Nashville, TN

Joe Satriani appears courtesy of Legacy Recordings, a division of Sony Music Entertainment.

Bryan Beller uses, endorses and thanks: Mike Lull Custom Basses, Spector Basses, Gallien-Krueger Amplification, D’Addario Strings, the Korg Kronos Workstation, Dunlop Bass Wah, Xotic Effects Bass BB Preamp, tc electronic Flashback Delay, Darkglass B3K and Alpha Omega

special thanks to those who inspired and supported the creation of this work in myriad ways, from conception to realization and beyond – and to all who support it now, by listening

© (p) 2018 Onion Boy Records, all rights reserved.


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Bryan Beller Los Angeles, California

Bryan Beller has maintained a multi-faceted career as a bassist, composer, solo artist and clinician for over 25 years, earning his reputation as a uniquely talented yet supremely tasteful team player for instrumentally-minded artists. His first new solo studio work in 10 years - an epic-scale progressive concept double album, entitled "Scenes From The Flood" – is set for a Fall 2019 release. ... more

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