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Ayreon - 01011001

"The meaning of life is to give life meaning..."

SynopsisEdit

The Age of Shadows has begun. The Forever of Y have forgotten what it is to live. In an effort to recapture the spark of life they create humanity, however their own flaws are inevitably inherited by their intergalactic children.

Characters Edit

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PlotEdit

Through technological advancement, 'Forever', a race of aquatic beings living on Planet Y, have found the secret of longevity. They have advanced to the point that they have become completely dependent on machines and are losing their emotions. A passing comet on a collision course with Planet Earth provides the opportunity to revitalize their race; 'Forever' harness the comet to carry their DNA to a new home on Earth. When the comet and Earth collide, the cataclysmic impact exterminates the dinosaurs (the Fifth Extinction), but from the ashes of destruction, humans arise. At first, the experiment seems successful: through the humans, ‘Forever’ vicariously relive the emotions they experienced before the age of machines. In order to help mankind overcome their physical ailments and mental limitations, the 'Forever' speed up human evolution. But the result is tragic: people develop a similar technological dependency with their emotions waning just like 'Forever' and moral development not keeping pace with their capacity to invent. 'Forever' must find a way to save mankind from its imminent self-destruction... or should they?

NotesEdit

Song ListEdit

  1. Age of Shadows/We Are Forever
  2. Comatose
  3. Liquid Eternity
  4. Connect the Dots
  5. Beneath the Waves
    1. Beneath the Waves
    2. Face the Facts
    3. But a Memory...
    4. World Without Walls
    5. Reality Bleeds
  6. Newborn Race
    1. The Incentive
    2. The Vision
    3. The Procedure
    4. Another Life
    5. Newborn Race
    6. The Conclusion
  7. Ride the Comet
  8. Web of Lies
  9. The Fifth Extinction
    1. Glimmer of Hope
    2. World of Tomorrow Dreams
    3. Collision Course
    4. From the Ashes
    5. Glimmer of Hope Reprise
  10. Waking Dreams
  11. The Truth is in Here
  12. Unnatural Selection
  13. River of Time
  14. E=MC²
  15. The Sixth Extinction
    1. Echoes on the Wind
    2. Radioactive Grave
    3. 2085
    4. To the Planet of Red
    5. Spirit on the Wind
    6. Complete the Circle

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