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"If you only knew the magnificence of the 3, 6 & 9; then you would have a key to the universe."  - Nikola Tesla               Read more Quotes

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19/08/2010 - to mark the passing of 9th months, 9 weeks and 9 days since the launch of the Narcissus album on 09/09/2009, James has announced the posting of a free download of Through the Eyes of Aliens another improvisation, like the 9 minute, 99 second Paradise Lost from the same album. Through the Eyes of Aliens features Tone-Accelerated Acoustic Guitar and Hand-drums dynamically massaged with an electronic Compressor and includes spontaneous themes from Igor Stravinsky's Rite of Spring and King Crimson's 21st Century Schizoid Man. Download it here!  Posted approximately exactly on the 9th part of the 9th hour in the 9th Timezone ahead of GMT, being 09hrs.53min.33sec in Japan, or 23.53 in the UK.

09/09/09 - Free mp3 Download - get it here! This is an instrumental exactly 9 minutes and 99 seconds long called Paradise Lost (Book One), inspired by the work of John Milton, the 17th Century English poet, where the multitude of fallen Angels wake up for the first time in the lake of fire.

Milton wrote: "Nine times the space that measures day and night to mortal men, he with his horrid crew lay vanquish'd, rolling in the firey gulf".

This is the first track of an album called Narcissus, each track will be available for free download until they total 9 tracks and they become a CD release costing (yes, you guessed it) £9.

Due to the current economic situation, James has been forced to spend more time getting gigs to pay his bills and so unable to record as much as he would like. So
, rather than release the whole album of 9 tracks on 09/09/09, James decided to post one track for free download in order to preserve the release schedule for his series of numerological albums. The rest will follow at a suitable time.

Narcissus in Ancient Greek myth fell in love with his own reflection while a nymph named Echo fell in love with him while herself only able to  communicate with him by repeating his own words.

According to the principle of Platonic Reduction there are only 9 numbers. These can be divined from a date or other significant numerical value by adding the constituent numbers together until only a single digit remains. This method usually assumes base ten for the arithmatical process. eg 09/09/09 = (9 + 9 + 9) = 27 = (2 + 7) = 9.

Other tracks from the album will have titles of 9 letters or be in some way concerned with self-regard, self-improvement, mirrors, echoes and sacred geometry.
Narcissus album cover art

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Metamorphosis of Narcissus (1937) by Salvador Dali

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