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 RESOLUTION (2013)

• Produced by Alwyn Walker
• Recorded at Westland & Komodo Studios
• Mixed at Westland Studios, Dublin, Ireland
• Mastered by Darrell Walker at MSB Mastering

• Paul Shields ~ Vocals/Guitars/Bass
• David McCann ~ Drums/Percussion

• Music written by Shields/McCann
• Lyrics written by McCann/Shields
• All Artwork, Photography and Design by Fiaz Farrelly


• Additional Vocals ~ Jackie McNally
• Sound FX/Synth ~ Paul Allen/Chosen/Alwyn Walker
• Backing Vocals ~ Alwyn Walker/David McCann
• Fiddle ~ Fiona Morrin

 Full MP3 Download RESOLUTION.zip (75.6MB)

      


1. Engines of Belief (5:30)
Through the coloured lenses of our worldviews...
2. Defective Prospection (5:42)
The human focusing illusion...
3. The Narcissism Epidemic (7:37)
Conducting ourselves with grand inflation...
4. Mental Clarity (5:12)
Our unconscious minds are at work...
5. Diminishment (5:11)
A haunting immersion in private darkness...
6. Instinct (5:18)
Examining where we came from...
7. Asch’s Paradigm (5:43)
We’re predisposed to act alike...
8. Metaphysical Contradiction (7:14)
Cognitive dissonance and smokescreens...
9. The Departure Lounge (6:43)
We all face the end of our mortal lives...
TOTAL RUNNING TIME APPROX. 54 MINS






In addition to free MP3s, Resolution is also available in two exclusive hardcopy formats. Both versions are strictly LIMITED EDITION. Please note, that while our prices may seem quite high they are simply a reflection of the overall costs of manufacturing professionally made products in small quantities. To make a purchase please use the appropriate PayPal link below or send an email to band@chosen.ie for alternative payment options. Thank you for your support!

The Deluxe Special Edition [2CD] features a 9-track bonus disc of unreleased songs taken from the album sessions, rough mixes, and some drum & bass tracks. This exclusive set comes packaged in two separate clear jewel cases accompanied by high quality printed booklets, spanning almost two hours of music.
THE DELUXE SPECIAL EDITION [2CD] - €9.99

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Bonus Disc Contents:

1. Terrestrial Depletion
2. Manufacturing Victims*
3. The Corollaries of Doubt*
4. Instinct (Rough Mix)
5. Diminishment (Rough Mix)
6. The Departure Lounge (Rough Mix)
7. Defective Prospection (Drum & Bass Tracks)
8. The Narcissism Epidemic (Drum & Bass Tracks)
9. Metaphysical Contradiction (Drum & Bass Tracks)

* Additional Vocals by Jackie McNally

      
The Collectors Edition [Art Book + 2CD] is a beautiful 60-page, full colour softcover book, bundled with the Deluxe Special Edition, extensive liner notes, lyrical themes and illustrations for each song, rare photos, studio diaries and more, all exhibited within an exquisite tapestry of expanded artwork courtesy of Fiaz Farrelly making it a must have item for those who want something a little more tangible to add to their music collection.
THE COLLECTOR’S EDITION [Art Book + 2CD] - €49.99

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Art Book Description:

8x10 inches (20x25 cm)
Softcover
60 Pages
Full Colour
Expanded Artwork
Rare Photos
Studio Diaries
Lyrical Themes
The Art of Resolution
The Songwriting Process
Music in the Digital Age
The Making of a Debut Album

      
***The emails below are not fake. They are real messages from real people, and are just some of many we have received to date from music lovers across the world in response to first contact from us.***

“Your band is phenomenal! I appreciate the manner in which you approached me with your music, it was quite considerate. It makes me wish I were living nearby so I could catch a show. You guys are a force to behold. Cheers!”
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