Pangaea: When The Continents Were One

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Nicolas RESSOT
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Nicolas RESSOT Après l'univers dans une coquille de noix de Stephen Hawking, le monde dans un album de Mikronesia. Tant de styles abordés de belle manière ! Les frontières sont abolies et les effets de la mondialisation, avec cette approche, je suis pour ! Vive la Pangée ! Favorite track: Time Is Not Ours To Have.
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Faisal Ali This whole album was a gem to find. While some of the songs were mediocre, others were pleasant to listen to. There will be definitely be different songs that different people can click to. Favorite track: A New Way Out.
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Banished 02:31
Return 01:58
Love of Fire 05:00
Ambush 02:52
Peacemakers 04:39
Earthmovers 03:35


A media opera about a mythological world of prehistoric wonder, Pangaea: When The Continents Were One tells the story of the first peoples of earth as the continents were separating. This chamber rock opus was written and produced by earSnake co-founder Michael McDermott (Mikronesia) and has lyric and vocal contributions from Megan Cauley (Gemini Wolf), Steve Quaranta (Language Problem, Paper Masques), John Morrison, Jalima Shani, Lillie Ruth Bussey, Brian McDermott and Christian Rabin (Solomon Slowburn).

This studio record presents the tale of Pangaea: When The Continents Were One as the final chapter in a planned seven part series telling the story of prehistoric earth through various media components.

When The Continents Were One was premiered at The Rotunda in Philadelphia on November 11, 2011 with a 20 piece band. The show also featured masks and costumes by Tigre Bailando and Megan Cauley, videos by Nico Dominguez and giant create puppets and masks by Liza Goodell.

This recording was made possible by American Composers Forum Philadelphia Chapters and Kickstart supporters.


released November 11, 2011

Keyboards, Electronics, Guitars, Bass, Percussion and Production: Michael McDermott
Vocals: Lillie Ruth Bussey, Megan Cauley, Brian McDermott, John Morrison, Steve Quaranta, Jalima Shani and Christian Rabin
Drums and Percussion: Jimmy Coleman
Violin: Carlos Santiago
Viola: Steve Heilinger
Cello: Eve Miller
Flute: Heather Fortune
Trumpet and Flugelhorn: Adam Hershberger
Trombone and Baritone Horn: Larry Toft

Words and melodies on "When I Was Older", "Ancient Warning", "Treebones Fete", "Return", "Northern Wind", "Love of Fire" "Honey Bees Disappear Completely", "Peacemaker", "While We Slept": Megan Cauley
Words and nelodies on "Ancient Warning", "While We Slept": Steve Quaranta
Words and melodies on "Sabertooth Tiger": John Morrison
Melodies on "Love of Fire": Lillie Ruth Bussey
Words and melodies on "To Make Him Talk": Jalima Shani
Words and spoken word on "Battle For Pangaea" and general lyrical inspiration: Christian Rabin

music, story and additional lyrics: Michael McDermott

Mastered by James Dellatacoma at West Orange Sound Studios


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