CRASH COURSE: A HERMETIC SCIENCE PRIMER (2006)
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Crash Course:   A Hermetic Science Primer is a two-CD, 135 minute, 20 track set containing all original compositions from Ed Macan's Hermetic Science (1997), Prophesies (1999), and En Route (2001).   The tracks have been remixed and remastered from the original tapes and are sonically superior to the original releases—often significantly so.

 

1.   Esau's Burden (Macan)   5:06

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Ed Macan:   vibes
Andy Durham:   bass guitar
Joe Nagy:   drums and percussives
Recorded March 1997

 

2.   Fire Over Thule (Macan)   9:27

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Ed Macan:   vibes, 10-string lyre
Donald Sweeney:   bass guitar
Michael Morris:   drums and percussives
Jason Hoopes:   sitar
Recorded March 1996 (lyre and sitar parts added March 2002)

 

3.   The Sungazer (Macan)   11:02

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Ed Macan:   vibes, marimba, piano, glockenspiel, tubular bells
Donald Sweeney:   bass guitar
Michael Morris:   drums and percussives
Jason Hoopes:   sitar
Recorded May 1996 (sitar parts added March 2002)

 

4.   Fanfare for the House of Panorama (Macan)   4:00

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Ed Macan:   vibes
Andy Durham:   bass guitar
Joe Nagy:   drums and percussives
Xeff Scolari :   spoken intro
Recorded March 1997

 

5.   Intrigue in the House of Panorama (Macan)   4:16

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Ed Macan:   vibes
Nate Perry:   bass guitar
Matt McClimon :   drums and percussives
Recorded May 1999

 

6.   Trisagion (Macan)   8:15

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Ed Macan:   vibes, 10-string lyre
Donald Sweeney:   bass guitar
Michael Morris:   drums and percussives
Jason Hoopes: sitar
Recorded March 1996 (lyre and sitar parts added March 2002)

 

7.   Barbarians at the Gate (Macan)   4:38

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Ed Macan:   marimba, vibes
Andy Durham:   bass guitar
Matt McClimon :   drums and percussives
Recorded September-October 1998

 

8.   Hope Against Hope (Macan)   6:55

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Ed Macan:   soprano recorder, ARP string ensemble
Andy Durham:   bass guitar
Matt McClimon :   drums and percussives
Recorded September-October 1998

 

9.   Last Stand (Macan)   6:28

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Ed Macan:   vibes, marimba, ARP string ensemble
Andy Durham:   bass guitar
Matt McClimon :   drums and percussives
Recorded September-October 1998

 

10.   Lament (Macan)   4:50
i .   Prelude   ii.   Fugue

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Ed Macan:   acoustic piano
Andy Durham:   bass guitar
Matt McClimon :   drums and percussives
Recorded September-October 1998

 

11.   Leviathan and Behemoth (Macan)   9:51

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Ed Macan:   Hammond organ, acoustic piano, ARP string ensemble, soprano recorder, marimba
Andy Durham:   bass guitar
Matt McClimon :   drums and percussives
Recorded September-October 1998

 

12.   State of Grace (Macan)   8:12

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Ed Macan:   Hammond organ, acoustic piano, ARP string ensemble, marimba, vibes
Andy Durham:   bass guitar
Matt McClimon :   drums and percussives
Recorded September-October 1998

 

13.   Mars, the Bringer of War (Gustav Holst )   7:08

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Ed Macan:   ARP string ensemble, Micromoog , Hammond organ, digital pipe organ, Roland EP9
Jason Hoopes:   bass guitar
Matt McClimon :   drums and percussives
Recorded June 2000

 

14.   Against the Grain, part one (Hoopes-Macan)   6:36

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Ed Macan:   ARP string ensemble, Micromoog , Hammond organ, vibes, Roland EP9
Jason Hoopes:   acoustic piano
Matt McClimon :   drums and percussives
Recorded June 2000

 

15.   Against the Grain, part two (Macan)   5:29

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Ed Macan:   vibes, Hammond organ, Micromoog , ARP string ensemble
Jason Hoopes:   bass guitar
Matt McClimon :   drums and percussives
Recorded June 2000

 

16.   Against the Grain, part three (Macan-Hoopes)   4:51

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Ed Macan:   ARP string ensemble, Hammond organ, Micromoog , vibes, Roland EP9
Jason Hoopes:   bass guitar
Matt McClimon :   drums and percussives
Recorded June 2000

 

17.   Against the Grain, part four (Macan)   3:34

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Ed Macan:   Hammond organ, marimba, acoustic piano, Micromoog
Jason Hoopes:   bass guitar
Matt McClimon :   drums and percussives
Recorded June 2000

 

18.   La-Bas (Macan)   7:55

i .   Toccata   ii.   Dirge   iii.   Fugue

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Ed Macan:   digital pipe organ, acoustic piano, Hammond organ, ARP string ensemble, Micromoog
Jason Hoopes:   electric six-string and bass guitars
Joe Nagy:   drums and percussives
Recorded July 2001

 

19.   Raga Hermeticum (Macan)   8:54

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Ed Macan:   10-string lyre, soprano and tenor recorders, Rhodes electric piano,
vibes, ARP string ensemble, Hammond organ, acoustic piano
Jason Hoopes:   sitar, bass guitar, spoken intro
Joe Nagy:   dumbek , drums and percussives
Recorded July 2001

 

20.   En Route (Macan)   6:44

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Ed Macan:   acoustic piano, Rhodes electric piano, marimba,
Hammond organ, Micromoog , ARP string ensemble, timpani
Jason Hoopes:   bass and electric six-string guitars
Joe Nagy:   drums and percussives
Recorded July 2001

 

Tracks 1-4, 6 originally appeared on Ed Macan's Hermetic Science (1997)
Tracks 5, 7-12 originally appeared on Prophesies (1999)
Tracks 13-20 originally appeared on En Route (2001)
Tracks 1-12, 15, 17-20 © Edward Macan.
Tracks 14, 16 © Edward Macan/Jason Hoopes.
Track 13 public domain.

All tracks published by Hermeticum Music/ASCAP.   All rights reserved.
  Unauthorized public performance, broadcasting, and copying prohibited by law.