Messier

by Scott T. Currie

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Messier is a concept EP that goes beneath the surface of what is seen by the telescope. It revolves around 6 different nebulae, each with a distinct story and personality. These specific nebulae were chosen based on their resemblance to earthly things, such as eyes, flowers and animals. Messier is really about the connection between what is here on earth and what is beyond us. Instead of each nebulae being seen as a giant ball of gas, they are seen as living things that we can relate to.

The EP was named after the french astronomer, Charles Messier, who was most known for creating the "Messier Objects" list. This list consists of 110 nebulae and is used to help distinguish between permanent and transient objects in the sky. His reason for creating this list was because he was a comet hunter, and found it very frustrating to find objects in the sky that resembled comets, but were not at all. He created this list to avoid confusion between nebulae and comets when observing the night sky.

Messier was recorded in the basement of a house that Matthew Janzen and I (Scott Currie) were house sitting at in July of 2011. The whole recording area was set up right by where we were bunking, so we could work long into the night. Throughout the weeks that we lived there, much of our time was spent writing, recording, mixing and watching retro cartoons. The entire EP took approximately 3 weeks to complete. Using only two Microphones, and several guitars, we were able to capture how I wanted the album to feel; a warm earthy tone coupled with a distant astronomical voice.

I feel like Messier is a step further into something new for me in my music. I really hope that you enjoy listening to it as much as I did making it. If you have any questions about the album or any of the songs, please feel free to ask me. Thank you very much for your support, and I hope to continue making albums for you in the future. Please enjoy: Messier.

- Scott Thomas Currie stcurrie@hotmail.com

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released July 29, 2011

Produced by: Scott Currie & Matthew Janzen

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Track Name: Eta Carinae
I'm looking up to see if you're still glowing.
I'm looking up to see you light the sky.
So many call upon your luminosity,
and your giant heart.
Eta Carinae lights up my world.
Impossible to tell me otherwise.
you're glistening.
You are not hypernova.
At least, not quite yet.
They're counting down the days to your destruction.
But you're holding on.
Eta Carinae lights up my world.
Impossible to tell me otherwise.
you're glistening.
Track Name: Rosette
You were formed to represent love.
Patiently, you watched from above.
Now I just sit, and gaze through a tube
as you glow calmly in space.
But I see that your love is warmer than any flower's.
All your seeds are made out of stars
planted deep in the garden of God.
When you die you'll surely explode,
just to be born again.
But I see that your love is warmer than any flower's.
You are not growing old.
Your light keeps me young.
Track Name: Eagle, Spire
No bird has ever flown so high.
You are safe.
Just sitting still like nothing's wrong,
you stand alone.
But the moment's gone, and I'm burning out.
These will be your words a billion years from now.
But for now you're free to fly.
Track Name: Butterfly
Break out of your cage and into the night.
kiss your mother goodbye. You've taken flight.
You are now on your way. You are on your way.
Your bright coloured design shows off your strength.
Much larger than most of your kind, you stand alone in this hole that sucks the life out of most, you are brave.

Come down and land upon my head.
I dream of joining you instead.
Do not be scared or insecure.
I've only got my own two feet.
So will you fly with me?
Track Name: IC 2118
There are giant stars a million miles away.
Born from Rigel's light, you lit the lifeless way.
But you are not real. You do not feel.
Let me show you. Let me show you.
What a devilish smile you wear upon your face.
Formed beneath the ground, yet up in outer space.
But you are not real. You do not feel.
Let me show you. Let me show you.
Track Name: Helix
Helix, see me.
Please forgive me.
My Father's eye, floating.
For you see completely.
Even me.
I can't run from you.
You see beyond what's thought as truth.
Countless times I've thought you blind,
until I see you watching me.
For you see completely.
Even me.
Helix, see me.
Please forgive me.
My Father's eye, floating.