Some thoughts about conception of this album:
This is the conceptual album tributed to the greatest cosmosaga of XXI century for this moment created by Bioware® and developed by EA™. All lyrics in this album based on plot of the original Mass Effect™ Trilogy.
We are extremely grateful to the makers of Mass Effect, BioWare company, for all that work and love that they put into their products. Over the time of our supraliminal lives they have been pleasing us with their amazing games always forcing to empathize, love, think, evolve, become better (well, at least if you play lawful good characters). First of all we are speaking about BioWare's RPGs, we have particular love with, that took its place since the very first Baldur's Gate game. Its profundity and diversity astonished us in that times when we were children. The second game completely charmed our hearts. Since that time, we didn't miss a single BioWare game, each game strengthened our confidence in BioWare's guys making the right thing.
Then adult life began and left a very little time for games (heh, but we found a little bit to play Jade Empire). Although, a brand new project Mass Effect had sparked some interest, it was very hard to believe that something can attract attention as much as in the years of carefree youth. We were so wrong! When the game was released, we were convinced one more time that BioWare simply isn't able to make games worse those already released, only better! We loved the setting created by the team not less and, in some aspects, even more than Star Wars sitting on its eternal sci-fi throne. We loved it so much that it became an endless source of inspiration for our creative work.
At some point we realized that BioWare gave us too much and got none except for darned money in return. It's good in capitalist world, but we believe it isn't money what warms up the maker soul. Getting some professional skills we decided to spend a portion of creativeness, we got from the games of Mass Effect, and our personal financial and time resources in making a musical tribute to BioWare's masterpiece.
We consider our work a gift to BioWare for their work and to all these amazing guys and ladies who are willing to sacrifice themselves for the sake of the galaxy.
This is it!
released April 15, 2013
All music and arrangements written by Sergey SC Fomichev.
Lyrics written by Nikolay Fomichev(songs 1,2,3,4) and Evgeny Zarudnev(song 5).
Guitars and bass performed and recorded by Sergey Fomichev.
Vocals performed by Nikita Merzlyakov.
Additional voices performed by Nikolay Fomichev.
Recorded(vocal), mixed, produced and mastered by Nikita Merzlyakov at his private studio.
Sergey would like to thank: my brother Nikolay Fomichev (for support, understanding and for the huge help with lyrics in songs 1,2,3,4), Nikita Merzlyakov(for his countless wise advises, that really make my a little bit better, and for his priceless support in music and sound engineering stuff), my parents (for his patience and for that fact what I am I. Daddy – RIP.), Bioware (for its great games that really inspirative and lead my way during all my life), particularly the composers of Mass Effect, especially Sam Hulick and Jack Wall(for the really deep inspirative mastespiece music that really blows my mind), Evgeny Zarudnev(for great lyrics to "More Than Ideal" and support in life and multiplayer games), Ilya Osipenko from amazing russian band Stilverlight(for renting the bass for the record), many great composers, musicians and band such as Tchaikovski, Grieg, Glinka, Wagner, Vivaldi, Hans Zimmer, John Williams, Thomas Bergersen, Nightwish, Rhapsody, Within Temptation, Amaranthe(especially Elize Ryd<3), August Burns Red, Killswitch Engage, Dragonforce, Yngwie Malmsteen, Skrillex, Eminem, Limp Bizkit, Scooter and many-many others that was formed my musical vision=), Ibanez guitars(for superergonomic design that really makes me enjoy to play this guitars), all fans and haters!
Nikita would like to thank: my lovely Kate Sergeeva (for understanding and support), Sergey Fomichev (the main guy behind this epic project who made tremendous amount of work), Nikolay Fomichev (for massive contribution), my parents and brothers (for patience and understanding), Allen Carr, Mikhail Litvak and Gleb Arkhangelsky (for their great ideas and books, that help me every day), Daniel Heiman, Fabio Lione and Andi Deris (for being unattainable ideals, by that motivating me to work harder), special thanks to all haters (for providing me a bunch of things to laugh at and making me better) and of course to all fans! Play games but don't forget about real world as well! \m/
Nikolay would like to thank: my brother Sergey Fomichev (for everything), Nikita Merzlyakov(for making this project possible), Evgeny Zarudnev (for replacing me on lyrics writing for the fifth song), all the bands I listened/listen/will listen to during all my life, all the people who somehow help me to work for improving myself. And the most important thing: I'd like to thank all those people, who helped us in making this album, and all those people, who didn't interfere!
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