MUSIC

Through Waterless Places EP

 

 

Release Date: July 14th, 2017

Personnel:

Rick Mester – Vocals, Guitars, Bass, Keys & Programming
Rob Williams – Lead Guitar, Bass
Ian Baird – Drums, Sounds, Feedback
Kevin Reeves – Piano
Thomas Kinder – Bass
Kevin Reese – Drums
Mike Kushins – Keyboards

(see individual song links for lyrics & credits)

Mixed by Sir Ian Baird at Arjuna Sound
Mastered by Jimmy P Brown II at 3 Frogz Studio
Artwork by Rob Steel

Tracks:

  1. Rising – Lyrics & Credits
  2. Crown On a Cross – Lyrics & Credits
  3. All I Want To Know – Lyrics & Credits
  4. Sunswept – Lyrics & Credits
  5. Shades of Heaven – Lyrics & Credits

Thanks:

The Sombrance guys (Kevin, Tom, Rob and Kushins) for letting me indulge in this – there are no better friends.  My bros Ian and Jimmy – Ian Baird for the amazing talent you are, the great ideas and for making everything sound so good!  Jimmy Brown for the encouragement, the inspiration (Movable Walls is a masterpiece) and the times you make me laugh out loud at work about…  well you know. Rob Steel for your friendship, ideas and talent.

To all my friends who encouraged me to make some more music when I just wanted to drive around some conservation area somewhere.  And my favorite haunt – the awesome people at Fallon’s for being such good-hearted friends.  My friends and family at COGAB.

My beloved Mother and my two brothers.  Last year was the hardest thing for us, but we are closer than ever.

I want to dedicate this EP to the memories of three dear people lost to me in the past couple years.  My amazing pops, Dale Mester. My pal and bro Thomas Dockery.  Finally, the most genuine Christian man I’ve ever known – Don Sharp.  I miss you all immensely, you shades of heaven… I’ll never be the same.

Finally, to God who loves me as I am, not how I should be. ~rick

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Sunswept

Release Date: 2015

Personnel:

Rick Mester – Vocals, Guitars
Rob Williams – Guitars
Kevin Reese – Drums
Thomas Kinder – Bass
Mike Kushins – Keyboards

Tracks:

  1. Sunswept (lyrics)

 

SunsweptFull Version (7:14)

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SunsweptRadio Edit (4:31)

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Sunswept (Radio Edit) – Amazon

Eli 2010

Sombrance - Eli

Release Date: 2010

Personnel:

Rick Mester – Vocals, Guitars, Bass, Keyboards, Programming
Wade Baird – Guitars
Todd Hurt – Drums
Jimmy P Brown II – Bass, Vocals
Rob Williams – Guitars, Bass

Tracks:

  1. Back and Forth (lyrics)
  2. Mercy River (lyrics)
  3. Lucky 7 (lyrics)
  4. Wasting Away (lyrics)
  5. Crow on a Cross (lyrics)
  6. All I Want 2 Know (lyrics)
  7. Shades of Heaven (lyrics)
  8. Wasting Away (Lush Tattoo Mix) (lyrics)

CDs are available at the  Zophim Records CD Store.

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Eli

Sombrance - Eli

Release Date: 2003

Personnel:

Rick Mester – Vocals
Wade Baird – Guitars
Todd Hurt – Drums
Jimmy P Brown II – Bass, Vocals

Tracks:

  1. Back and Forth (lyrics)
  2. Mercy River (lyrics)
  3. Lucky 7 (lyrics)
  4. Wasting Away (lyrics)

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Dark Days and Afternoon Sleep

Sombrance - Dark Days and Afternoon Sleep

Release Date: 2001

Personnel:

Rick Mester – Vocals, Guitars, Programming, Keyboards
Justin DeTie – Guitars, Keyboards
Jim Calvert – Drums, Vocals
Chuck Cummings – Bass
Jimmy P Brown II – Bass
Caprice Cummings – Vocals

Tracks:

  1. Hope Lies Beyond  (lyrics)
  2. Annabel  (lyrics)
  3. With Fear  (lyrics)
  4. Purge  (lyrics)
  5. I Need You Forever (lyrics)
  6. Tangram  (lyrics)
  7. Alive  (lyrics) (download 6MB mp3)
  8. Memories of the Fallen (lyrics)
  9. Cranberry Skies  (lyrics)
  10. Nephilim Song (lyrics)

CDs are available at the  Zophim Records CD Store.

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The Cold Awakening

The Cold Awakening

Release Date: 1998

Out of Print

Personnel:

Rick Mester – Guitars, Vocals
Wade Baird – Guitars
Jon Cheatwood – Bass
Jason Sarino – Drums
Lael Clark – Guitars

Tracks:

  1. With Fear  (lyrics) (download 3.5MB mp3)
  2. Resonance (lyrics) (download 4.6MB mp3)
  3. Autumn’s Breath (lyrics) (download 4.2MB mp3)
  4. Tribalamawa (lyrics) (download 1.3MB mp3)
  5. I Live Without (Bonus Scratch Demo Track) (lyrics) (download 3MB mp3)
  6. Autumn’s Breath (Bonus Live) (lyrics) (download 3.4MB mp3)
  7. Caving In (Bonus Scratch Demo Track) (lyrics) (download 3MB mp3)
  8. Cry To Understand (Bonus Scratch Demo Track) (lyrics) (download 6.3MB mp3)

Rick Mester – Wallpaper Sky

Rick Mester - Wallpaper Sky

Release Date: 2010

Personnel:

Rick Mester – Vocals, Guitars, Bass, Synths, Programming
Rob Williams – Guitars, Bass, Mandolin
Jimmy P Brown II Guitars

Tracks:

  1. Iliana (lyrics)
  2. Waceke (lyrics)
  3. Take Me Home (lyrics)
  4. Resonance (lyrics)
  5. Colours of Life (lyrics)
  6. Elegy (lyrics)
  7. Sarlage (lyrics)
  8. Shooby Shiver (lyrics)
  9. Slow Moan Sunday (CD only bonus track) (lyrics)
  10. Squat and Rub (CD only bonus track) (lyrics)

CDs are available at the Zophim Records CD Store.

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Ishur Ninku – Contemplation: A Collection

Ishur Ninku - Contemplation: A Collection

Release Date: 2005

Personnel:

Rick Mester – Vocals, Guitars, Bass, Synths, Programming
Angel Poe – Vocals

Tracks:

1.  Hindu
2.  Persia
3.  The Faraway Sigh
4.  Dawn of RA
5.  Plague
6.  Cold
7.  The Coming Sun
8.  Bloodsoul
9.  Hate
10.  Out To The Unknown
11.  Dreams: Circa 1010 (Part 1)
12.  Cosmic Sojourne
13.  Spirit Rising
14.  Gored and Trembling
15.  Asian Rain
16.  Solemn Mindscape
17.  REM Galaxy
18.  Dreams: Circa 1010 (Part 2)
19.  Hollow Skies
20.  Mourning

CDs are available at the Zophim Records CD Store.

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Ishur Ninku – Beyond The Red Door

Release Date: 2014

Personnel:

Rick Mester – Vocals, Guitars, Bass, Synths, Programming

Tracks:

1.  So Down Song
2.  The Mystic
3.  Latsona
4.  Ice Adorned
5.  Empire
6.  Space
7.  Amani
8.  Who Can Separate (Bonus Demo Track)
9.  My Place (Bonus Demo Track)
10.  The Mystic (Bonus Bass Mix)
11.  Shroud (Bonus – First Ever Ishur Ninku Demo)

CDs are not available – Digital only release.

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