The Flight of the Crown Hawk

by Vinyl Dial

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Ghigigi Blending space rock, prog rock, and prog metal, this is a great album. It's full of unexpected twists and turns. The production is a bit murky, but that's forgivable.

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Seffi Starshine I am speechless.. My mind is completely blown by this legendary progressive rock masterpiece of beyond epic proportions. The Flight of the Crown Hawk ranks all the way up there with the greatest albums by progressive rock legends such as Genesis and Yes, and it is truly a life changing experience. I will cherish this album for the rest of my life. 12/10 candy hearts <3 Favorite track: The Drift of the Nautiloid.
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Press:
theeliteextremophile.com/2020/02/17/album-review-vinyl-dial-the-flight-of-the-crown-hawk/

yeahiknowitsucks.wordpress.com/2020/02/02/vinyl-dial-the-flight-of-the-crown-hawk/

In a small town, not too different perhaps from the one where you live, begins the first adventure. It’s 2009, and your friend just joined a rock band. You hate the songs. You decide to pick up your guitar, and as you sit on a plastic chair in the back corner of the garage (where you’ve spent the past 4 years procrastinating), you record an ostentatious prog rock version of their hit single, and upload it to MySpace.

You don’t want him to find out that it was you, so you send it under a fictitious band name, but you haven’t got one. You pick up the nearest magazine, flick through and pick two random words which you then type into the computer – “Vinyl Dial”.

This album is everything that happened following that moment.

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released September 5, 2019

Vinyl Dial – Vocals, lyrics, keyboard, guitars, bass, driftwood, beer can, stylophone, mixing, mastering
vinyldial.bandcamp.com

GUESTS:
Keith Andrews – Piano, keyboard, vocals and lyrics on 2, 6
Waddo – Lyrics on 2, lyrics, spoken word on 3
Constance Rawlins – Lyrics on 5

SPECIAL THANKS:
Mr. Ocean // Seaside Tapes

Music Videos:
The Flight of the Crown Hawk - youtu.be/QSKU75kh3OQ
The Drift of the Nautiloid: youtu.be/kbxObfz0TnA

Recorded in Bedford, Norwich and London, 2009
Remastered, 2019

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Track Name: Shapes in the Clouds
Turbine cutting through the fog
We are the Shapes in the Clouds
I turn down the magazine
What a way to waste the world

Speeding forward lying back
Looking out
Taking in
Speeding forward lying back
Speeding forward lying back

Part of the machine
And I start to disconnect
My soul is flying free
Though the coordinates are set

A plastic earth through clouded eyes
So very far away
Straight through this reality
My mind it separates

Turbine cutting through the fog
We are the Shapes in the Clouds
I turn down the magazine
What a way to waste the world

Speeding forward lying back
Looking out
Taking in
Speeding forward lying back
Speeding forward lying back

I’m fading my time out
I’m biding my time now

I’m fading my time out
(Stuck in a seat don’t wanna meet those people)
I’m biding my time now

I’m fading my time out
(Stuck in a seat don’t wanna meet those people)
I’m biding my time now
(Aeronautic, claustrophobic, schizophrenic)

Breaking through the storm
And I’m
Floating on the clouds
Closer to the sun

Tearing through the sky
And I’m
Running on the wing
Closer to the sun
Track Name: The Flight of the Crown Hawk
Woodworm eating out my soul
Earthy feeling I can't control
Forced to ride the Crown Hawk from its nesting ground
Soars into the sky with it’s magical bird crown

(The early bird catches the worm)
(Bird, an informal term for a member of the female genre)

‘cause I'm flying the Crown Hawk
Soaring through the sky
Swooping in the mountains
Getting so high

Going at warp factor nine
And he's running out of time
Seeing the world through a pair of different eyes
Pulling out of a sonic nosedive
We survive!

(The most yolks found in a single birds egg is nine)
(Hummingbirds fly)
(A list of flightless birds include swallows, swans, and fat girls)
(Have you heard about the bird?)

‘cause I'm flying the Crown Hawk
Soaring through the sky
Swooping in the mountains
Getting so high
Track Name: Took Away The Pain
The streets are full of mist or could it be my eyes?
Was it just a dream I had
Or a message from the skies?

Deep dark planes of nothing I live
Landscapes drained of energy
Dream of a life I might forgive
Fight my worst enemy

There were noises like a storm
Coming from a distant land
And there were voices in the darkness
That I couldn’t understand

Then a light burst from the sky
And I didn’t feel again
But I won’t forget the winds
That Took Away The Pain

Each day that I counted since the day she shot the gun
Life feels like a sleepless coma
Dark space in which to run

Hands of ice that freeze my blood
Lead down a silver corridor
Lights that blind my conscious for good
How will I stay the same?

There were noises like a storm
Coming from a distant land
And there were voices in the darkness
That I couldn’t understand

Then a light burst from the sky
And I didn’t feel again
But I won’t forget the winds
That Took Away The Pain
Track Name: Reoccuring Dream
Ready to relax
Time can elapse
As we fall into sleep
Into distant sleep

I can fly to my mind’s horizon
Distant space lies beyond
I dream a fantastic vision
Of a planet of my own

I can see everything
I can hear anything

I’m the reason why I’m here
Never knowing where I’ll go
Colours in my mind always glow
Always returning with nothing to fear
Nothing to fear

Now I’m in this state
Running late
I carry a land with me
It’s all I can see

I can see everything
I can hear anything

I’m the reason why I’m here
Never knowing where I’ll go
Colours in my mind always glow
Always returning with nothing to fear

Reoccuring Dream
That I see
In my sleep
Track Name: Cockroaches Have A Nice Day
Will you tell your children where plastic and metal collide
Who decided that the refuge of shadows hiding inside
Let me prove to you what, what they tell me
Cockroaches in the mastery of poverty

Cockroaches Have A Nice Day
(Have a nice day)
Take away of many survive them

Will you tell your children the refuge of the shadows
Who can I blame for yet the wave crashes upon you
The power of hiding sex from ourselves is where plastic and metal collide
The problem throws me left and right and from and to

Cockroaches Have A Nice Day
(Have a nice day)
Take away of many survive them
Let me prove to you just what the voices tell me
A finished person is that someone else is driving
Track Name: The Drift of the Nautiloid
He had drifted five thousand miles into the ocean
And he knew that this was a one way journey

He plunged through the abyss
To incomprehensible depths
His body impervious to the pressure
He sank deeper and deeper

As his journey reaches it’s end
He hits the bed of the trench with a mighty thud
The water now infused with sulphur
Engulfs his body
As he forms a union
With the deepest blue

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