A Sequence Of Moments

by Ali Ferguson

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Conceived and created by
Ali Ferguson (guitars, vocals, keys, programming)

With
Chris Agnew - Bass (tracks 1,3,6,7)
Lawrie Macmillan - Bass (tracks 2,5,8)
Liam Saunders - Keys
Kim Shepherd - Backing Vocals
Duncan Ferguson - Strings
Kerstie Barr - Spoken Word

Spoken Voices in “Above This Fractured Earth”:
Scott and Amelie Spence
Carolyn,Finlay,Isla and Francesca Reid
Nadia Czajkowska

“All In The Winds” was inspired by the genius of Olafur Arnald’s “Only The Winds”

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released January 12, 2016

Recorded and produced by Ali Ferguson at Little Blue Room Studios
Mixed by Graeme Hughes at Strange Fish Studios
Additional engineering by Liam Saunders at Loopmaniac Studios
Mastered by Pete Maher Mastering
Album photography by Kevin McCollum
Design and layout by Alice Lake-Hammond


Ali would personally like to thank:

Josef Huster, Ulf Knolle,
Christian Baier, Jan-Peter Selter,
Volker Warncke, Oliver Wilson,
Jacek Lisewski, Monica Lewis,
Mark Honeyborne, Duncan Ferguson,
Karen Gallagher, Jens Heye,
Catherine Hearn, Luke Fisher,
Johnny Bonsai , Rangan Chatterjee,
Fraser Edgar, Uwe Brenner,
Paul Aniello, Gilbert Lawrie,
Jane Triebler, Ray Wilson,
Norval Barclay,

For their support.

And all his family and friends for their unswerving belief and understanding
Most importantly of all J,T & F who make my own “sequence of moments” so incredible every day...

Dedicated to my Dad...one of “the good”

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Track Name: Out Of The Dark
Thought, mindful and open
Conscious now we are,
Of how things are connected.

Breathe, no words need spoken
and we will not be far,
Call me misdirected.

Somewhere a wave falls,
On shores of white sand,
Somewhere a star forms,
And out of the dark,
Comes light.
Comes light

Feel, arms fold around you
Be now who you are,
Not who you expected

Seek, high, far above you,
Minor thoughts we are,
But dream and keep connected
Track Name: A Sequence Of Moments
Don't lose hope,
When the sun goes down, the stars come up
Still we walk,
upon this lighted earth.

Is all that we are,
just heat born from stars?

Light, We burn light,
And pass it in front of us,
In a sequence of moments....
That we call life.

Life, This fragile life,
First ashes and then to dust,
That scatters and breaks from us,
Back into light.

This world, spins on
From falling sun to breaking dawn
Still we fear,
But we are not lost, we are here.

Heat born from stars,
Is not all we are
Track Name: The Realisation
“Step forward if you feel it”,
A light ascending, A vision dissolving,

In this stadium of lights, this cathedral of sound,
you are offered your time in the sun

Those around move forward as one,
One huddled, cowering flock given false strength by numbers,
They emerge blinking and reborn into the phosphorescent rays of an artificial dawn,

This is where it begins...

And as your leaden feet begin to rise,
A single voice pierces the blank canvas of silence and whispers,
“Run....
towards the warmth of the day,
Towards the colouring skies and the songs of the birds,
And you need never return here,
for this is the moment you have broken free...”
Track Name: Is This Enlightenment?
Is this reality?, Is this enlightenment?,
Is this the future you see, as you bring down the Government?

Is this the blinding?, is this the coming of all?,
While billions of candles still burn in your halls.

Is this your truth, Is this insight
Is this the teaching. Is this your right?

Is this your refuge?, Is this your shelter from war?
Come and be safe with us here,while we kick in your door.
Track Name: Into Falling Stars
Fare thee well my companion,
You have taken all that you can,
You have broken my dreams,
torn my heart from it's seams,
and now I must wish you well.

And as I fall from this orbit,
Deep does my conscience dwell,
On our times in the sun,
as they fade into burn
and collapse into falling stars.

And you can sing Hallelujah,
You can say God will save our souls,sweet souls
But in my heart of hearts, I don't believe you
This is now, but is this real and is this love?

Holding fast to this moment,
Its the last chance you have to feel,
Finding comfort in the dreams.
of what one day might have been
Be still and quiet your mind.
Track Name: All In The Winds
Light...sound
Dissolving...all around
I can't remember you
Though I try
You're gone
But you watch as I burn...Staring straight into the sun,
I thought I heard you whispering,
But it’s all in the winds

And as I stumble and fall,Did you call?
Or was it all in the winds?

So here is what is and all we really have is us,
From beneath the surrounding static and the blinding white noise
can be heard the tiniest whisper of life,

A solitary seed can break the earth and find itself
in a field of companions turning towards the sun.

Give hope to the hopeless and they will truly be born again,
Give voice to the voiceless and soon a choir may be heard,
Give love to the unloved and perhaps we can still save the child,
It may not be too late,
There may still be time…
Track Name: The Lost Satellites
Come leave your towers and walk ,
For miles and hours, sit with me and talk.
Feel the sun, burn through the haze
Break the wires, communicate

But the lost satellites,
Still reach out for home, through the dark of night,
So stand in a circle, hold the little ones close,
Tonight we speak.
"You cannot break us for the good will out
and we are the good..."

We all belong here, we've all felt pain
Through darkened waters, bursts sunlight through the rain
Sending out, all hope now as one.
In time the answers, will return
Track Name: Above This Fractured Earth
Above this fractured earth,
I see light, I see the universe.
Through blinking, watered eyes we see,
We only need each other you and me,
You and me