KT2

by Khan Tengri

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Calling all beings Calling all beings of light Calling all beings Calling all beings of love It is time to leave this sphere It is time to leave this sphere It is time to abandon this sphere Calling all beings Calling all beings of light Calling all beings Calling all beings of love This sphere has been poisoned This sphere has been poisoned We must abandon this sphere
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Ashoka 07:18
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Here comes the arrogant ape Mother Nature’s fatal mistake Each group wants the others dead Atrocities they love to make They strip the earth of all that’s good Always too blind to see Their evil sets my blood to boil So I’ll let this fire consume me They clog up the streets They block out the sky They cut down the trees They tunnel in the mines Somehow they think they own what they find If the population grows And the world is clearly finite Where did all these apes come from? I know isn’t right You say I’m no better than you You say we’re all born the same But good is good and bad is bad And I know who to blame! They clog up the streets They block out the sky They cut down the trees They tunnel in the mines Somehow they think they own what they find I wish that I could tell you The gods of tech will save you Instead you’ll choke and drown On chemical fumes and metals You say that I’m no better than anyone else But I hate no one more than I hate myself They’ve gone into space They’ve put up a flag They’re just monkeys dressed in divine drag How many of their own kind have died trying to earn those rags?
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Vampyre 04:26
Shadows stalking the land Under the cover of night Planting the seeds of remorse Killing your taste for the light Separate the weak from the herd Drag them off to the lair Nothing left of this man But the scent of blood in the air Nosferatu All of your fears are laid bare Nosferatu The vampire’s unblinking stare A butcher lives in us all Just under a friendly veneer A killer lives in your soul You are already that which you fear Nosferatu All of your fears are laid bare Nosferatu The vampire’s unblinking stare
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Minas Morgul 05:18
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Ruins 04:12
Here in this place a great city once stood Resplendent to behold, cruel in power Dominating the land enslaving all it pleased Now covered in earth, nothing left to see All things pass, all fates are sealed All that lives must pay the final fee Our greatest fears and loves The hopes of you and me All things pass Rulers, slaves and gods, all must die and rot Castles pulled down to the earth Skyscrapers crumble and the churches fall Entropy will come and it rules us all All things pass, all fates are sealed All that lives must pay the final fee Our greatest fears and loves The hopes of you and me All things pass You must contemplate the charnel house And learn to live amongst the bones Soon to crumble into fine dust We die without a home, all alone All things pass, all fates are sealed All living things must pay the final fee Our greatest fears and loves All the hopes of you and me All things pass
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Blind Statue 06:11
Blind statues See more than you Dumb animals Say more than you Why can't you see? Don't you have anything to say? You just stand there crying Where's my share? I did all they asked of me Where's my share? Why can't you see? Don't you have anything to say?
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The follow-up to 2016's "Aeons" finds Canada's Khan Tengri delving even deeper into the cavernous worlds of dark psychedelic music, space rock, progressive rock and ambient. Sixties and seventies influences abound in an extremely eclectic collection with a brooding, meditative, wryly cynical lyrical focus that often contains caustic commentary on humanity's failings. It's music to cheerfully accompany the apocalypse.

The album also contains cover versions of two songs:
- Hawkwind's "The Golden Void" (written by Dave Brock), a classic seventies track from "Warrior on the Edge of Time", interpreted in a style akin to that of the band's late guitarist Huw Lloyd-Langton, a huge influence.
- Popol Vuh's "Last Days, Last Nights (Letzte Tage-Letzte Nächte)" (written by Florian Fricke and Daniel Fichelscher), from the equally classic 1976 album of the same name. As far as I know, this beautifully spiritual song is Popol Vuh's only English-language song.

Both covers are, as always, properly licensed.

REVIEWS:
"I have long been an admirer of Allister Thompson's work, both with The Gateless Gate, Khan Tengri and his more singer/songwriter work with Twilight Fields...he has a philosophical and spiritual outlook on life that is affirming and thoughtful but with a healthy amount of cynicism and his music is always nothing less than top notch. 'KT2' serves to reinforce this. It acts as a perfect showcase for his skill and artistry, taking a gallimaufry range of influences and styles and combining them to form an album that is distinctly psychedelic, often beautiful but always immersive and satisfying."

-Days of Purple and Orange (dayzofpurpleandorange.blogspot.ca/2017/09/premiere-review-khan-tengri-kt2.html)

"Most of these songs are the type that draw you into a web of sonic vibes. Layers of moody, atmospheric sonic tones drone while the electric guitar lazily plays a lead line building tension all of which comes together in dramatic, brooding fashion. Rather than hitting you over the head with bombast they beckon you in. Symphonic prog fans will find much to appreciate with the music on KT2 as it manages to hit all the right notes in my mind. I really like the psychedelic-prog mash-up created by Khan Tengri and the structure and arrangment of the music is complicated enough to certainly keep prog fans intrigued about what was coming next. Great stuff…"

-JerryLucky.com
(www.jerrylucky.com)

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released September 22, 2017

Video for Vampyre:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=ohM0wGyMoCw

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Allister Thompson - The Gateless Gate North Bay, Ontario

This is the place to find the psychedelic, progressive, ambient, and folk/rock music of Allister Thompson released under his own name and as The Gateless Gate and Khan Tengri.
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