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Templeton

Hi, we're Templeton Universe - an indie, raunchy, alternative, rock band from the klein Karoo, South Africa. I started off as a solo musician, 'Templeton', and morphed into 'Templeton Universe' when my band started coming together (thanks to my soul mate and bass guitarist, Cherie Roe Dirksen - no, she's not my sister...lol). I've been in loads of bands: 'Birdhouse', 'First Black President', 'The Bends' (Cherie was also in this band with me), 'Band of Hats' and 'mc²' (Cherie and me doing covers) from 1994 onwards, so we've been around the block. Our passion is to bring raw, good, cosmic vibes into the world via our music. We also feel strongly about shifting into a new way of being/thinking in the world and write a lot about what some call the 'awakening' or 'quickening' experience and other important global issues.
Headspace (2012)
After two years in the making, I feel elated and relieved to have a new album out in the ether. I have chosen the title of “Headspace”, well for many reasons, one being that for the past two years I’ve had a head full of songs — some finished, some totally in their infancy.
“ Science fiction has turned into science fact…. and henceforth “HeadSpace” was born.”
Another strong theme on this album is Science Fiction and after reading many a Zecharia Sitchen novel, watching the Ancient Alien TV shows, and listened to Coast 2 Coast during my bouts of insomniac evenings. Science fiction has turned into science fact…. and henceforth “HeadSpace” was born.
Below is an in-depth review of each song:
1. Anticipation Frustration Well, I don’t know if it’s just 2012, but I started feeling this intense restless energy around June 2010. The first few lines of this song do say it all…”can’t speak, can’t sleep, can’t eat….” Well I’m sure we all go through this at some point, but I have never experienced such energy on such an immense and prolonged scale. This song speaks of dealing with that energy, and a knowing that something is lurking on the horizon?
On a musical note, I’d like the listener to look out for the tasty beats that were created using “Propellorheads — Reason” program (just love it) and also some new guitar sounds were conjured up with the help of “Guitar Rig”. Was going to start off the album with “Galactic Rider” but this one got the vote as the intro song…
2. Stop Star This was inspired by the Sumerian tablets as translated by Zecharia Sitchen. It tells a story of an ancient race (The Annunaki) who traveled from their planet Niburu to our Earth in search of gold…I won’t go into the whole story, but it has changed the way I look at earth history and can recommend everyone to read these chronicles. As the chorus suggests, I still have more questions…. Who would have thought that this piece started out as an acoustic folky song — oh, keep the computers at bay!?!
3. Facebook Status I wrote this song after watching “Schindlers List” back in the 90′s, I was also touched by the “Diary of Anne Frank” — so it has a WW2 theme to it. The song however got shelved and forgotten. I decided to resurrect it for this album and fell in love with it again. The name “Facebook Status” came up after reading people’s newsfeeds and how utterly “fake” our lives seem to be. Social networking, as much as it is a gift, can also strip us of our integrity.
4. World in a Glass There are certain moments when a musician is handed a song on a plate. This was one of those moments, from verse to chorus and all the bits in between — it took 15 minutes to write. I only had a cellphone, nearby so the demo is still on there.
As for the meaning of the lyrics, well I’m still trying to make out what the music spirit was trying to convey that night. Something about us all being trapped behind a veil, a glass, a sordid past and then breaking free into…we’ll wait and see?
5. All in One This piece of music grew organically and evolved several times as the months went by. I have got into the habit of finding a particular sound or drum beat and then just going with the flow and seeing where one lands up.
6. Slow Emotion Here’s another song that was resurrected from the archives. I had recorded this with an earlier band. We all liked this song but I always felt that it was never complete. Now was as good a time as any to revive this heart pleading emotional song — may the words speak for themselves.
7. Morning Glory I wrote this song whilst living in England. It came to me after awakening from what felt like an eternity of sleep. I felt as if I’d returned from a far away journey and had just been given the answer to life…wish I could remember! This song features 8 acoustic guitars and 12 vocal overdubs.
8. Exhale This is probably the most commercial/pop-like song on the album. What can I say, I’m still a hopeless romantic. This is a fictional piece about seeing someone who takes your breath away and yet it’s a love that can never be.
9. Necessary There are about seven different versions of this song all written around 4 lines. I decided to combine three different takes of this piece to make up the one whole. Confused, great! I know I am…
10. I’m afraid to ask, but… This was meant to be a classical piece and once again it turned into a beast of it’s own making. The song speaks of the daily stress of our 3D linear lives — especially regarding money, loans, financial throttling and red tape, etc. In the crescendo, one transcends the grips of these limitations and wakes up in a money-free, wondrous world (see Ubuntu Contributionism).
11. Galactic Rider This was the first song recorded for the CD and sort of set the standard for the rest of the album. It’s my vision of ascension and crossing through boundless dimensions. This song was totally organic as it was not written on any instrument and had no” verse/chorus” structure. It grew from what it was to the metamorphic is-ness that it is now. - The End

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# (PT) Name length Rating Notes
1 9:00 Anticipation Frustration 03:00 4 New song
2 9:03 Stop Star 06:12 3 New song
3 9:09 Facebook Status 03:50 4 New song
4 9:13 World in a Glass 03:24 4 New song
5 9:16 All in One 05:56 3 New song
6 9:22 Slow Emotion 03:17 4 New song
7 9:26 Morning Glory 05:12 4 New song
8 9:31 Exhale 03:14 4 New song
9 9:34  Necessary 05:21 4 New song
10 9:40 I'm afraid to ask, but 04:23 3 New song
11 9:44 Galactic Rider 03:38 4 New song

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Gnostalgic
Blending elements of alternative rock and 90's grunge, Gnostalgic features a modern sound with power vocals and intricate melodies.

Based in Pensacola, FL
Founded in 2017
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“The stunningly lyrical vocal talent combined with the sweetest nostalgic sounds that I’ve heard produced this side of the 90’s.”
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# (PT) Artist Name length Rating Notes
12 9:48 Gnostalgic Slip Away 05:20 4
13 9:53 Confused By Zebras I Can Fly 04:20 4 New song
14 9:58 Keith Lally No One Can Love Her The Same As You 03:10 4 New song
15 10:01 Keith Lally Voodoo Doll ( Acoustic Mix ). 02:37 4 New song
16 10:04 Kill The Beast Band Devil behind your back 04:19 4 New song
17 10:08 Purple? Here 01:10 3 New song
18 10:09 After Alice Morning 04:18 4
19 10:14 AirCrash Detectives Half the Man I Used To Be 05:00 4
20 10:19 Alan Garmonsway Warwick Revisited Pts I-III 05:33 4
21 10:24 Allen and Douglas Pretty Pretty Streams 02:26 4
22 10:27 CJay DWN Sunday Morning 02:55 4
23 10:30 deleo Game Lover (Acoustic Version) 04:06 4
24 10:34 Glenn Shayne All Tied Up 03:15 4
25 10:37 J.Delfino Alive 03:29 4
26 10:41 Lazuli Shoals Rosemary 02:06 4
27 10:43 RJ Comer One Last Kiss 03:48 4 New song
28 10:47 Rolan Crowfoot Drifting Away 02:50 4
29 10:50 Richard Gilbert This Old Highway 04:37 4 New song
30 10:55 Mike McCleary Clarity 04:54 4
31 11:00 C.K. & The Rising Tide Manhattan Project 04:41 4
32 11:04 Coco Scott Black Eyed Boy 04:04 4
33 11:09 Bristol Kids You're Mine Tonight 02:54 4
34 11:12 Alison Reynolds Gina's Dance 04:16 4
35 11:16 Lucy, Racquel & me Millions out there 03:54 4
36 11:20 Alessandro Bagagli Wait & See 04:09 4
37 11:24 Alan Fish Wrong Side of the River 03:05 4
38 11:27 Caroline Ferrante Feels Like a Holiday 03:19 4
39 11:31 Gaslight Millie Ricky Bobby 03:31 4
40 11:34 Hegarty  star in the sky 04:59 4
41 11:39 Jiggley Jones del Alma 04:26 4
42 11:44 Joshua Rich Listen To The Un 04:26 4
43 11:48 Michael Crawford I'll fix all my wrongs 05:28 4
44 11:54 Owen Diamond The Beauty Of You 04:18 4
45 11:58 Pete Falloon Contemporary Ways 02:21 4
46 12:01 Rick Shaffer Modern Lie 03:37 4
47 12:04 Roger Gomez I Will Call Heaven Home 05:20 4
48 12:10 Russell Foisy Smile 03:43 4
49 12:14 Second Hand Arms Dealer Political Puppets 03:43 4
50 12:17 The Arañads House On Fire 04:06 4
51 12:22 The Saw Back Stabber 04:49 4
52 12:27 AirCrash Detectives Magic Man 03:31 4
53 12:30 Alan Fish Babys Eyes 04:01 4
54 12:34 Axemaster Aldar Rof 04:29 4
55 12:39 Rick Lally Down In Jamaica 04:01 4
56 12:43 Bleak Shanghai Blues 04:00 4
57 12:47 Burntfield In The Air 03:58 4
58 12:51 Company of Dreams Secret of Life 08:00 4
59 12:59 Jean Marc Vignolo Duel 04:30 4
60 1:04 Jeremy Porter and The Tucos Walk of Shame 04:05 4
61 1:08 JetBelly The Lost Parade 04:17 4
62 1:12 Jiggley Jones That Pearl 03:43 4
63 1:16 Jimmy Lee Morris Bigger Sky 05:09 4
64 1:21 Joshua Rich Wanna See You Again 03:52 4
65 1:25 Juxta & Grand Space Adventure Ravens 03:25 4
66 1:29 KURT ZELTNER BLACK 03:32 4
67 1:32 St.Cyr-White Does Heaven Need Another Angel 03:34 3
68 1:36 Scott Smith Spinning Round 03:16 3
69 1:39 Rolan Crowfoot Summer Fun 03:35 3
70 1:43 Tony Russo somewhere theres a someone 02:17 3
71 1:45 Wilson Daniels Whiskey Bride 03:49 3
72 1:49 Dunn wiv Whiskey Maybe That's The Point Of Te Blues 04:24 3
73 1:54 The Weeklings In The Moment 03:04 3
74 1:57 Dunn wiv Whiskey Bryan's Song 03:23 3