Music

The idea of a concept album had always sparked the interest of the members of Brian’s Escape. After the release of their debut album, Scrumptious, the band’s vision of a more meaningful project began to take shape in the form of jamming/writing. However, it wasn’t until frontman/vocalist Larry Gast III began researching the 1897 expedition of Swedish Explorer Salomon August Andree that the direction of this conceptual project became clear.

The Journey

The Journey

As the story took vision in Larry’s mind, the rest of band started solidifying the foundation of the instrumental half of the EP. Through the music, the band portrays the events of the arctic expedition from its launch to the point of death for the travelers. The lyrics take another direction, giving a more abstract insight into the growing insanity Andree experienced as he drew closer to his impending death.

Each song on The Journey stands alone beautifully, however, the lyrics and the music complement each other in a way that can only truly be appreciated by experiencing the album from beginning to end.

Journey Samples:
Aterresa

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Polarity

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The Journey: An Account of S. A. Andree's Arctic Expedition of 1897 - Brian's Escape

Released in August 2008, the bands first full length album possesses a wide variety of styles; however, they all maintain the unique, commanding sound of Brian’s Escape. One can find madness in “D.U.I.,” melody in “Breaking the Silence,” and inexplicability in the introduction. Finally, one of the album’s boldest aspects are the two improvisational jamms which were recorded after the musicians refused to discontinue playing when the songs were supposed to end. These jamms clearly illustrate the band’s insatiable desire to create music. They simply have too much raw musical energy to unleash upon the world. And it must be realized.

Scrumptious

Scrumptious

Scrumptious Samples:
The Woods Are Burning

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D.U.I

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Ejection Seat

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Scrumptious - Brian's Escape