Perfectionately Yours

by Infinity

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about

This is a "concept" album. We designed each Track so it would be played "in order" and without any gaps between the songs. The best listening experience is through headphones. We positioned "Night Of A Thousand Years" as the "representative song", here on BandCamp, but if you enjoy it, please start with this album's first Track: "Dialog - The Broken Chord". They will each play, in succession and without any gaps between them.

Also, as a Bonus for purchasing this album, you will receive the accompanying Poster in your download. It contains all the Lyrics, some artwork and some comments about most of the Songs as well as the music gear we used to create these incredible sounds.

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Sylvia and I make-up the band "Infinity". We both moved from opposite ends of the United States, at different times, and met in New Mexico in 1980. In 1987 we were married. In 2011, we spent 3 horrible weeks in hospice and on 4/9/11 My Sylvia "crossed-over".

We've been Musicians all our lives but "life" kept getting in the way and our music career was pushed into the background. Several months before Sylvia "crossed", she said it was Time for us to change our life and focus everything on making music. While in hospice, we talked about this again. A few months after Sylvia "crossed", she indicated that "it's Time for us to start working on OUR songs." (Our "original" songs.)

For many more months, I dragged my feet, not wanting to start this album, because, even now, I still feel that overwhelmingly-crushing emptiness of her not being right here with me. On some days, it's difficult to function more than I have to.

In 2014, we finally began working on this album. I don't "Channel" Sylvia but I can, somehow, "sense" what she's suggesting. She sends me images, dreams, insights, feelings and more than I could find words for.

Sylvia works on the songs from "her" side of the "Veil". When she's ready to send me that song, I'll "just know". She sent most of these songs to me as pieces... melodic phrases, sound ideas, rhythms, lyrics, etc. It's then my job to "assemble" everything into an actual "song".

I know "I" didn't write these songs. Although I have written a few songs in the past, mine have very basic melodies and almost no harmony. The songs on this album are well-crafted, have interesting melodies, supportive harmonies and insightful lyrics. THAT'S how My Sylvia writes music. So I know these came from her.

Sylvia plays Keyboards, is an excellent Singer and Composes. I'm a Drummer and Synthesist (sound designer).

The "male" voice on this album, except for the computer-generated voice in "Dialog - Inextinguishable", is me. All my life, I've been a Drummer and Synthesist. Many times I thought I was a "Singer" but after doing this album... I'm NOT a Singer. I told Sylvia I couldn't sing those songs but she said "This is what we have to work with" and she gave me a few singing and breathing lessons (from "the other side"). So we go through it.

The "female" voice, representing "Sylvia", is computer software from Yamaha and is called "Vocaloid - Cyber Diva". Although "she" sings fairly well, she doesn't "talk". In a couple of songs, especially "Dialog - The Broken Chord", I had to program her to talk. She didn't do a very good job of it but her "talking-style" does lend itself to the mysteriousness of working through the "Veil".

Some of the songs Sylvia sent me were very complicated. At least for "me". For example, Sylvia wanted "Night Of A Thousand Years" to a "Symphonic" piece. As I was exploring possible instrument sounds, from our music gear, I had to remember to stay within her guidelines of using "traditional instruments" played in their "traditional style". In other words, I couldn't use an Analog Synthesizer, to create the sound of a Timpani and I couldn't play that (virtual) instrument higher or lower than a standard Timpani's melodic range. I had to use a real-recorded (sampled) "Timpani" and play it properly.

Probably the most difficult song for me to bring-through from Sylvia AND to actually "play", is "Time Machine". This song has different "Time Signatures" (3/4, 4/4, 5/4), "Styles" (March, Rock, etc.), "Tempos" and many different sounds. It took me quite a while to put that puzzle together. The drum part alone took me 2-weeks to figure out and practice before I could play it all the way through in a single recording.

Between my Roland electronic drumset and my Octapad, the Time Machine "drum part" required me to play 20 Pads, which produced 23 sounds. The “hollow wood” sound and “high, bell” sound are “Velocity Switched” from the same Pad (on the Octapad). These “sounds” and “Pads” include the use of 2 Cymbal Pads as well as a Hi-Hat pedal and 2 Bass Drum pedals (on 2 different Bass Drum Pads, which means I had to move my foot between them while playing this song).

Although "Perfectionately Yours" is a "concept album"... about me and Sylvia and our journey "together" and "through hospice" and now waiting to be reunited with each other again... the "songs" and "feelings", brought here through our bond across the "Veil", may help others deal with their own portion of "Loss".

Keep in mind that this album will take the Listener through those powerful emotions of losing your "Significant Other"... chaos, confusion, disorientation, anger, sadness, hopefulness, etc.

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released December 18, 2016

Sylvia Rego: Composer
Paul Rego: Assembler

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Track Name: Dialog - The Broken Chord
Dialog - The Broken Chord

(Sylvia) “It is time for us to start working on our songs.”
(Paul) “This is NOT fair! We should be together… “physically”, when we work on OUR songs.”
(Sylvia) “This is where we are now. Things will change very soon but we need to begin creating our music.”
(Paul) “We are NEVER supposed to be separated from each other! I HATE this Chapter of our LIFE!”
(Sylvia) “You can do this.”
(Paul) “I CAN’T do this… I’m a Drummer!… and not a very good one.”
(Sylvia) “You are MY Drummer and you are the best I have ever heard.”
(Paul) “I’m not a Keyboard player. There’s no way “I” can ever begin to play your 10-finger Chords. I’m not sure of the sounds you want to use… and this is a new Keyboard… I haven’t figured it out yet. This is all so overwhelming and…”
(Sylvia) “…I will help you. We will work together on this. I will work through you. “WE” can do this.”
(Paul) “Alright. Let’s do this.”
Track Name: Refractionary Landscape
Refractionary Landscape

We can do this. We will remain linked to each other across the Veil.
Remember, “All things ARE possible, IN-finity”.

Me: I don’t know. I just don’t know!
Sylvia: smeeS tI tahW sI gnihtoN (Nothing is what it seems)
maebratS eht stcelfer rorrim ehT (The mirror reflects the Starbeam)
(We are linked across the Veil)
(Our Love will never fail)

Me: Everything is so surreal. My world is now fractured. Everywhere I look… the landscape is refractionary.

“Nothing is what it seems”

I am holding you.
I will always be with you.
I will guide you.

You and I make “US”.
We are “One”.
We are “timeless”.

Our Love… can find a way
to cross the boundaries
that stand in our way.

Our Light… can guide us through
along the Mobius
you know I’ll guide you.

We found each other once
AGAINST ALL ODDS!
Our Love is linked across the Veil
ACROSS THE ENDLESS STARS!

Our Love, my Love
will find a way.
I’m here with you always.

Don’t focus on the echoes.
LOOK DEEP INTO THE AETHER!
That’s where our Love grows.

Our Life… together as one
linked across the Veil
we’ve only just begun!

smeeS tI tahW sI gnihtoN (Nothing is what it seems)
maebratS eht stcelfer rorrim ehT (The mirror reflects the Starbeam)
(We are linked across the Veil)
(Our Love will never fail)
Track Name: Guided-Aligned
Guided… aligned
Each… on one side of the Veil

Guided… aligned

I am here
You are there
but we a linked
across this Veil

Guided… aligned

No words
can describe
the Love we share

Guided… aligned

I am
with you always
be aware (of that)

Guided… aligned

We. Are. One
…in our Love together

Guided… aligned

As we walk through
our Life forever
Our journey will bring
us home
…to each other’s arms.

This illusion…
This artificial reality…
Is soon to be dissolved.
Track Name: SearchLight
SearchLight

We’re never taught
how to grieve.
Our emotions
on our sleeve.
Knowing the Love
we share…
This separation
is too MUCH too bear!

I look for your SearchLight
every day.
I check for cracks in the Veil
in every way.

I hold our Love sacred.
I hold our Life dear.
This reality has restrained me
tied up with fear.
Society says
I’ll never see you, again.
…but I know
I know there’s more to us.
…and I know
…I just know
Thanks to your Visions
I keep holding on…

So… I…
Look for your SearchLight
every day.
I check for cracks in the Veil
in every way.
I know that your SearchLight
is Guiding me.
The cracks in this Veil
will bring us
to our True, Reality.

I know that your SearchLight
is waiting there.
I search for your SearchLight
carefully aware!

I know our Love
pierces this Veil
…but this illusion
tries to restrain me…
tied me up with fear.
Society says
I’ll never see you, again.
but I know our Love
is piercing this Veil.
…and I know
… I just know
Thanks to your Visions
I keep holding on.

So… I…
Look for your SearchLight
every day.
I check for cracks in the Veil
in every way.
I know that your SearchLight
is Guiding me.

So… I…
Look for your SearchLight
every day.
Track Name: Night Of A Thousand Years
Night Of A Thousand Years

You’re the light of my life
my wife… my every-thing
Together we walk our Path… as One.

You’re the spark of my world
my girl… my every-thing
Together through our life… we fly.

Each n-i-g-h-t…
A night of a thousand years

Memories fill my mind
Our love, now sees my tears
I just want to roll back the time
and walk away from this night of a thousand years!

Tomorrow’s… just another day for me
Each day’s the same
I’m stuck in this illusion’s g-a-m-e-!

I count the days, since you’ve been gone
but the weeks… the weeks are adding up
I…know… I’ve… had enough

We pledged our lives t-o-g-e-t-h-e-r
those oh-so many… years… ago
We said our love will last f-o-r-e-v-e-r
You… know… I’ll… never… let… you go!

Those nights. Those horrible nights
without you.
You know I’ve had enough
These weeks are adding up

Each n-i-g-h-t…
A night of a thousand years
Memories fill my mind
Our love, now sees my tears
I just want to roll back the time
and walk away from this night of a thousand years!

When you’re near my Heart soars
it s-o-a-r-s… oh how it soars
way beyond… these mem-or-ies

Together our Love… can reach the stars
Our Love ignites the Sun
We have only just begun
Singing songs as yet unsung.

Each n-i-g-h-t…
A night of a thousand years
…a broken life
and shattered tears

Each n-i-g-h-t…
A night of a thousand years
I’ll never let you disappear
I'm left with broken dreams and no atmosphere

> Catching my breath
> Catching my breath
> The pain has broken my Heart
> and pierced my S-o-u-l…

Each n-i-g-h-t…
A night of a thousand years
I miss you!

Each n-i-g-h-t…
A night of a thousand years
One day we will find each other again.

Each n-i-g-h-t…
> Catching… MY breath
Each n-i-g-h-t…
> Catching my breath
> Catching my breath
A night of a thousand years
Each n-i-g-h-t…
Track Name: Dialog - Inextinguishable
Dialog - Inextinguishable

(Cabal) You should not touch things which don’t belong to you.

(Paul) Who are you?

(Cabal) I am the Controller of all things.

(Paul) What?… Wait a minute… Even as a cowardly Hologram, I recognize who you are… You’re the Cabal. You’ve kept us mindless, asleep and trapped here for eons.

(Cabal) I control everything you do.

(Paul) I’m not part of your Mind Games any more… and there are LOTS of us who have now awakened.

(Cabal) Hey!… That Veil is dangerous. You should move away from there before you’re hurt.

(Paul) Since when did YOU ever care about ME?… No! I think you don’t want me inching through this Veil because you’re afraid I’ll succeed.

(Cabal) Why that’s preposterous! I’ve never been afraid of anything. It’s YOU who should be afraid, little man.

(Paul) No! You now realize the “99-percent” are waking-up and you really ARE scared… THAT’S why you suddenly showed yourself today.

(Cabal) Well you’ll never make any headway through that Veil. It’s 10-miles high and 1-mile thick!

(Paul) My wife is on the other side of this Veil and I would re-order the planets, to get her back… and I’ll do it all while deflecting everything YOU could ever throw at me! If you want to send in your Mind Slaves and cross me over to the other side of the Veil… guess what? “I” win! I will then be with My Sylvia. If I make it through this Veil before you can affect my actions, guess what? “I” STILL win and it’s Game Over for YOU!

(Cabal) But…

(Paul) Either way… YOUR days of controlling THIS planet and its inhabitants are numbered. WE are taking back our TRUE reality. You’d better start packing your things because I WILL get through this Veil.

(Cabal) But…

(Paul) Wait a minute… you already know this… You know this because THAT’S why you’re here. You want to discourage me before the “99-percent” take back their lives and this planet… and bring YOU to justice. As I said, YOU BETTER START RUNNIN’
Track Name: Ominous Vectris
Ominous Vectris

…and the people thought me mad.
I feel your presence
I hear your voice
I see the dreams you shine on me
We are one

…and the people thought me mad.
We are the same candle
We glow a single flame
The magic that we are together
…will bring you back again.

…and the people thought me mad.
I hold the Light of our Love
I fold the page of Time
I see your smile on the horizon
We are Love

…and the people thought me mad.
We grow the Love of Light
We stand aboard tomorrow
The magic that we share together
…will ignite our inner glow.

…and still the people thought me mad.
I feel you behind me
I catch your scent in the air
I know our Love will set us free
We are Love

…and still the people thought me mad.
Track Name: Float
Row, row, row your boat
gently down the stream.
Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily
Life is but a dream.

Row, row, row your boat
gently down the stream.
Enter your Heart and go through the “Veil”
This is now the key.
Track Name: Time Machine
Time Machine

Like a rock in Space
we tumble
separated by a wall.
Now we race
together
for a way to make it fall.

Time and distance
have no consequence
It’s up to you and I
to show Humanity
this old reality
It’s just a blink of the eye

I’m gonna build a
time machine
To take me back before
we met (we first meet)
And you’ll know that
we are meant to be
And we’ll spend our time (lifetime)
side by side every day
There’s no denying
our Love

Shielded by our Love
we can brave
any storm
Now we’re linked
across the “Veil”
Of this mission
we can never fail

You had to go.
You told me so.

I’m gonna steal a
StarShip tonight
To take me to the
other side
Knowing you wait for me
just as I wait for you
And we’ll spend our time (our new lifetime)
side by side every day
There’s no denying
our Love

We hold our hands
Across the “Veil”
Together we are
L O V E
Together we spread
M A G I C
Love undeniable
Love indescribable
O N E
We are O N E

I’m gonna build a
time machine
To take me back before
we met
You’ll feel our Love
naturally
And we’ll spend our time (lifetime)
side by side every day
There’s no denying
our Love

I’m gonna steal a
StarShip tonight
And get me to the
other side.
Knowing you wait for me
just as I wait for you

Activate the Systems
Energize the Lasers…
and punch a hole
right through that “Veil”

I will find you
Nothing can stop me

“It’s all an illusion.”

I’m gonna build a
time machine
To take me back before
we met
And you’ll know that
we are meant to be

I’m gonna build a
time machine
To take me back before
we met
You’ll feel our Love
naturally

I’m gonna build a
time machine
I’m gonna build a
time machine
I’m gonna build a
T I M E (repeating echo and fade)
Track Name: Dialog - Mergible Inertia
Mergible Inertia - Dialog

I don’t understand this!
What just happened to us?
You were here and now you’re not here!
We’re married… WE are STILL married to each other.
We’re always together… but now I can’t find you.
I can’t see you. I can’t hear you.
This makes no sense.

Where are you?
I need you here! and you need me there!

I really hate THIS Chapter of our life!

You told me to “Hold our space”…
…and right after you crossed-over, you actually said:
“The Veils are getting thinner. I will be with you soon”.
I heard you. In my own ears. I heard you say that.

You mentioned that we’d be working on this album together… and we are.
…but I sometimes think you asked me to do this just to give me something to do until the “Veil” is removed.

During our last “physical” years together, you encouraged me to work on my psychic abilities.
I remember that… and now I know why.…
Some part of you knew this would happen and wanted me to exercise those energies within me, in order to “sense” you and “communicate” with you “now”.

I do NOT understand ANY of this!
I know that, on some level, you and I did this.
We did this together.
Maybe, before we incarnated this time, our Higher Selves stood back and realized what was going to happen to this “reality”… to this very “illusion”.
I’m sensing that you’re agreeing with me.
…and maybe, because of our powerful and unquestionable Love for each other, we need to anchor the Light on each side of the “Veil”.
So we decided to temporarily separate “physically” from each other, in order to accomplish this…
…and… once the “Veil” is dissolved, you and I will be reunited with each other.
I’m sensing you’re nodding your head “yes”.
So I just have to be patient?
I HATE being separated from you!
We belong to each other!
We ARE each other!
Alright. Alright. I’ll do the best I can “here”, while you are “there”.
We’ll just continue to work through the “Veil” until the “Veil” is no more.

Thank you for staying by my side.
Track Name: Shining Armor
Shining Armor

My knight, in shining armor.
You may come looking for me.
Looking everywhere.
Here, by your side, I’ll be.

I see you there
but your mind cannot pierce this Veil.

I wish I could hold you, again.
Wrap my arms around you
my…Twin…Soul
You reach for me
and I feel you…
but you don’t see me
standing here
right here, beside you.

I send you hope, in your Dreams.
I send you Visions of your True, reality.
Hold our space.
I will return… my Love.

We share our Life now, in our Dreams.
You see the Visions… of who we are.
We are One.
We are Love… in Love… my Love.

You are my knight, in shining armor.
We’ve traveled the destinies.
Together everywhere.
Here, at each other’s side.

Our Life…
Our Journey…
Does not end here.
Track Name: Perfectionately Yours
Perfectionately Yours

There’s something… I want you to know.
Since that time we looked up
and gazed at the sky…
Since the beginning
when birds first began to fly…
Since the dawn of time…
Since that first day and night…
I’ve been Perfectionately Yours.
Perfectionately Yours.

I remember
when it all began.
We sat on the edge of the Universe
and watched the Stars begin to shine
When I first looked at you
your smile
lit up the Galaxy.
Your my symphony.

There’s something… I want you to know.
Since that time we held hands
and I gazed into your eyes…
Since the beginning
when you first spoke to me…
Since the dawn of time…
Since that first day and night…
I’ve been Perfectionately Yours.
Perfectionately Yours.

In the beginning
it was just you and I
We stood on the top of the mountains
and watched them paint in the sky.
When you first took my hand
your caress
made the Stars start to spin
Your my everythin’

I’ve been YOURS forever.
I need nothing more.
We’ll go ON forever.
It’s you I adore.

Our LOVE knows no bounds
We live our life as one
We LIVE in the now
Our Love is perfection

Since the dawn of time…
Since that first day and night…
I’ve been Perfectionately Yours.
Perfectionately Yours.