Surviving On Borrowed Time (2019)

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Cask

Cask’s latest release “Surviving on Borrowed Time” is easily his biggest and boldest venture to date. Covering a concept of dystopia and sacrifice; the album features production and mixing by Alan L. Williamson at Ivory Studios in the Isle of Wight and features a wide range of themes from the poppy “Into the Night” all the way to the heavy “Presentiment” and closing the album is the epic “Cataclysm in Winter” which is the ultimate theme tune to an apocalyptic world drained of all hope.

Surviving on Borrowed Time is part one of what is to be a tragic trilogy. Recorded using a combination of digital equipment (Pyramix from Merging Technologies and Sonama 32-Track DSD Workstation from the Super Audio Center) and analog (Revox and Tascam reel-to-reel recorders utilizing recording to Analog Master tape).

Cask J. Thomson, referred to as Cask, is a Scottish musician, audio engineer, composer, graphic designer and author born in Falkirk, Scotland, and currently living in Queensland, Australia. He started performing as a teenager and taught himself guitar, keyboards, drums and how to produce music. Initially focusing on analog recording, Thomson wrote and recorded the debut Cursed Legacy after performing for Hillsong United and having, as he describes, "second thoughts about the two years of Christianity and what [he] truly believed in." The album was recorded using a mixer connected to a Sony DTC-700 DAT recorder and a reel-to-reel system. As a result, the album features hiss and audible tape glitches that were left in during mastering. It was produced by Jeff Cripps in Sydney. The album was distributed in Australia by Festival Mushroom Records and released independently.

Surviving on Borrowed Time is an exclusive early pre-release at NativeDSD Music in December 2019. (The album's international official date is in 2020.)

The Genre is progressive Rock. All songs are Written and Produced by Cask J. Thompson/Vocal effect by Christian Donovan. You can find the song lyrics in the Booklet.

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Cask

Cask J. Thomson is a Scottish musician, audio engineer, composer, graphic designer and author best known as the founder of the progressive rock project Cursed Legacy. The band started in 2008, releasing Death of a Hero which was written, recorded and produced by himself. The band remained a solo project for several years, often featuring various guests. It has since developed into a project for which he performs guitarist and synthesizers, and for which he is the principal songwriter. Cursed Legacy have released five albums and Cask has released two solo albums.

photo: from Artist's Twitter

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Surviving On Borrowed Time (2019)

Thomson

Cask

Creepy Vocal Effects: Christian Donovan
Mastering Engineer: Cask J. Thompson
Mastering Room: Ivory Flyer Studios - Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
Producer: Cask J. Thompson (Producer), Doc James Chillrains and Alan L. Williamson (Co-Producers)
Recording Engineer: Cask J. Thompson (track 1), Alan L. Williamson (tracks 2-12)
Recording Location: Definitive Audio - Queensland, Australia
Recording Software: Pyramix, Merging Technologies and Sonoma DSD Workstation, Super Audio Center
Recording Type & Bit Rate: DSD

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Survival Prelude - Hour Zero
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Into The Night
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Hourglass
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Messengers Part II - Cult Of The Stars
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Reaper
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Safe
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Rejected Redemptions
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End Of Impossible
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Inapprehension
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Presentiment
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Eleventh Hour
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Catacylsm In Winter
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