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Cognitive Disordenance

by Nick Pastorino

This album will take you on a journey that extends from the darkest reaches of your mind to the euphoria of perpetual enlightenment. An unorthodox combination of rock, folk, pop, gothic, and classical music. It is a mix of songs and instrumental pieces.
Genre: Folk: Folk-Rock
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Free
4:04 $0.75
2. Mr. Hobo Man
4:25 $0.75
3. Kerosene
2:44 $0.75
4. In the Rain
2:26 $0.75
5. Modern Day Blues
4:37 $0.75
6. By the Bay (Instrumental)
5:05 $0.75
7. Alien Invasion (Instrumental)
6:29 $0.75
8. Eerie (Piano)
5:00 $0.75
9. Melody of Time (Piano)
6:43 $0.75
Downloads are available as MP3-320 files.

ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
I grew up listening to all different kinds of music, never limiting myself to only one or two genres. I enjoy listening to everything from Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart to Metallica to Tupac to Michael Jackson. I could only listen to music for so long before I felt there was something lacking. Every artist would hit a plateau where their music became irrelevant to how I was feeling. Upbeat music would feel unrealistic, sad music would drain my energy, pop music can at times be very unintelligent, and heavy metal would give me anxiety. I wanted an artist who would make music that related to all of my emotions. As a human, my emotions are constantly changing; I'm not happy all of the time, and I'm not upset all of the time either. Usually, I'm a mixture of happy and sad. Most artists only make music that ties to one or two specific emotions, and no human only experiences one emotion. So I decided to make an album that celebrates all of the human emotions as a whole, that celebrates the very essence of what it means to be a human being.

The artist who designed my cover art is Antonio Cruz. He is not a performing artist.

My debut EP, "Prisoner of My Mind", was more focused on getting over a broken relationship and dealing with personal issues (can be found on CDBaby as well). On "Cognitive Disordenance", I explore many aspects of humanity including fear, guilt, civil rights, resilience, belief in extraterrestrial beings, and relief. I even have a song that is dedicated to what I personally believe is the greatest video game of all time; Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (the song is called "Melody of Time").

My vocals and instrumental skills have improved significantly since my first EP. I have written and scrapped many, many songs before settling on the ones recorded in this album. I was once an English major at a university, and I also took a poetry course at a local community college. I have spent years honing my songwriting skills, and the only thing I can really say is that good art can't be forced. It's something that simply flows out. I hope you enjoy my work and I thank you for giving it a chance.

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