Giants Hide Among Us

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you are the dance you are the song and in and out of dreams I've been here all along every single day your spirit is the flame echoes every word you say air, my breath morning's son a finger to your lips a whisper and it's gone every word you sing touches everything echoes every word you say our love, our myths will fade to grow rise up - the beautiful unknown
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the seeds of happiness lay deep under the skin peel away, feel the way through the dark and lonely days breathe deep, breathe deep, hear the rush, the hiss, the roar giants hide among us, here to stay I’m pulling away, I’m pulling away I’m showing new form in a new way I’m taking it back, I’m taking it back Let go the illusion, let go the day I’m pulling away, I’m pulling away embrace the anger now to fight her and defeat her with the single song of all the birth of life, the earth, the sun, the air we breathe see the end, bring it down to its scraped and battered knees the sentences of love still cling for new meaning invoking you – words calling for you
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[Have I experienced loss? Well, yeah. I guess we all have to some degree, right? I guess I was about 13-14. I don't really recall the first time and what it felt like. I felt like there should be some deeper reflection, but... We don't exist in the way we think we do. Do we?] Birth to birth. Drowning in an ocean of reality in us and in everything we do That is all [When we go to sleep, our hold on the world around us slips away. Bit by bit. There is no eternal damnation or salvation. Nothing remains. We are all equally powerless when death arrives. Should we feel?] [Loss means you have loved, right? And love is most powerful. The universe is a dance of energy. Experiential - rather than intellectual. is truth somehow MORE true if expressed in extremes? Face your fears. Take responsibility for your feelings and actions. Where there is no courage, there is no love. But you ask yourself... What's in it for me?]
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out from the deepest slumber rise from the secret dream comforting my sorrows she speaks to me another night is over another fear exposed a kiss placed on your lips a heart explodes it's another day a new dawn - a new way arrives beyond all reason yours and mine today an orchestra starts playing echoes from the depths she's flowing back and forth a perfect love and trust it's another day a new dawn - a new way arrives beyond all reason yours and mine today it's another day for us to see our way we know the song that's sung yours and mine today
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(every time that you touch what’s real, why won’t all the words flow free) and I don’t know how to help you understand remove the bomb – from my heart and I don’t know how to let you close to me remove the bomb – from my heart

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GIANTS HIDE AMONG US is the first official release from REANIMATION (Michael Shanahan). The self-produced album contains eight pieces (three of them instrumental). Recorded between 2008 and 2011, GIANTS owes much to its experimental ancestors, with sometimes-eerie progressions and cyclical percussion themes. Listeners will find themselves unconsciously weaving their own personal musical histories into this hypnotic work. Even in a dream state there’s plenty to delve into, from waves of 1970s psychedelic rock to echoes of contemporary Scandinavia.

For GIANTS, Shanahan creates texture by layering mostly analog instruments with synths and assorted sound-producing devices. Guest musicians include Chester Hawkins (Blue Sausage Infant, electronics & appropriations), Brad Allen (Every Part of the Animal, multilayered guitar solo), Adam Cherim (acoustic guitar), and young Cole Perry (piano).

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released October 9, 2011

REANIMATION is Michael Shanahan

Recorded November 2008–August 2011 at Shady Way Studio, Winfield, IL. Sounds of Chester Hawkins recorded at Intangible Arts, Washington DC, piano of Cole Perry recorded in Geneva, IL and guitar from Brad Allen recorded in North Muskegon, MI.

Audio mix and art direction and photos by Michael Shanahan

Mastered by Christopher Leary of Melograph Mastering

copyright 2011 Michael Shanahan

Extreme thanks to:
Brad Allen, Adam Cherim, Chester Hawkins, Christopher Leary, Cole Perry, Doug Perry, Amy Pinkowski, Anita Shanahan and Su Shanahan

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Reanimation Winfield, Illinois

REANIMATION is the vision of Michael Shanahan. Since 1985, the music of REANIMATION and its forebears has resisted easy categorization by combining elements of psychedelia with progressive, experimental, alternative, and pop rock. With REANIMATION, Shanahan melds these influences into a unique experience based on groove, space, atmospherics, and tension. ... more

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