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Reign of Frogs
A Case of Mistaken Serenity
Produced by Reign of Frogs
Recorded and Mixed by
John at Digital Mantra
Art direction & design: Currie Todd

Total Length: 44:42

     

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Tracks

1. REGRESSION THERAPY [5:43]

Words: Rog, Music: Greg/John

Greg: Lead & background vocals, synths, drum loops, bass guitar
John: Synths, drum loops, manipulations, background vocals
Rog: Guitars

Our epic to end all epics. The Moody Blues go Goth.
Mistaken Serenity: A second chance fixes everything.

reflections - lyrics - MP3 excerpt

2. THE TRUTH, LAST TUESDAY [4:29]

Words: Rog, Music: John/Greg

Greg: Vocals
John: Synths, drum loops, manipulations
Rog: Guitars
Bob Gumbrecht: Bass Guitar

Our song with the hardest musical edge. Industrial Pop of a sort.
Mistaken Serenity: The Truth will set you free.

reflections - lyrics

3. MY ASPHALT LOVE [1:44]

Words: Rog, Music: Rog/John

Greg: Vocals, bass guitar, synths
John: Synths, drum loops, background vocals, manipulations
Rog: Guitars

From our edgiest song to our most whimsical...itís the Reign of Frogs way. Heavily chorused guitars may be outdated, but everything old is new again in our world.
Mistaken Serenity: Hit the road and youíll find what youíre looking for.

reflections - lyrics

4. GRUDGES [5:43]

Words: John/Rog, Music: John

Greg: Clean lead guitar
John: Vocals, synths, drum loops, manipulations
Rog: Acoustic guitar
Brian McCulloch: Dirty lead guitar

The Cure meets Mike Oldfield and they go Techno?
Mistaken Serenity: The past is more important than the present or future.

reflections - lyrics

5. DISTRACTIONS [0:37]

Words and Music: Rog

Greg: Odd and even vocals
John: Distractions
Rog: Guitars that sound like synthesizers

A trifle of a song, really. Not even a full song. Short, sharp, not-so-sweet.
Mistaken Serenity: Being in a relationship makes you more creative.

reflections - lyrics

6. (I HAVE NO LIFE) OUTSIDE OF MY MIND [4:02]

Words: Rog, Music: Rog/John

Greg: Lead & background vocals
John: Synths, drum loops, background vocals, manipulations
Rog: Riff & rhythm guitars, background vocals
Shalini: Lead guitar, bass guitar

80s New Wave Pop!
Mistaken Serenity: Just a little more social interaction will cure all your mental ills.

reflections - lyrics

7. IN MY HEAD [0:30]

Words: Rog, Music: Rog/John

John: Vocals
Shalini: bass guitar

Coda. Itís all stripped to the bone, right here.
Mistaken Serenity: All you need is right there in your head.

reflections - MP3

8. GRAVE CONCERNS ('99 remix) [4:33]

Words: Rog, Music: John

Greg: Vocals, bass guitar
John: Synths, drum loops, manipulations
Rog: Guitars
Brian McCulloch: Solo guitar

More dark Industrial Pop. With a folksy chorus!
Mistaken Serenity: Faith is all there is.

reflections - lyrics

9. ABSENT REFLECTIONS [4:58]

Words: Rog, Music: John

Greg: Lead vocals, some drum programming
John: Synths, drum progs, background vocals, tambourine
Rog: Guitars, some drum programming
Glen Smith (courtesy of JSK): Bass guitar

A swirling ballad.
Mistaken Serenity: I am happier without you.

reflections - lyrics

10. GRAVE CONCERNS (reprise) [1:43]

Music: John

John: Everything

Bombastic instrumental. Alan Parsons is rolling over in his grave.
Mistaken Serenity: The world ends in bangs or whimpers.

reflections - midi

11. FOR THE GLORY [4:05]

Words and Music: Greg

Greg: Vocals, rhythm acoustic, bass, drum progs, synths
John: Synths, drum progs, chorus ahhs, scratches
Rog: Guitars, chorus background vocals
Brian McCulloch: Break guitar solo

Teasingly subtle instrumentation, singalong chorus. Low-key but biting.
Mistaken Serenity: Hard work is its own reward.

reflections - lyrics

12. ALONE [2:26]

Music: John

John: Everything

The instrumental soundtrack to a movie of a life of despair.
Mistaken Serenity: Depressing music canít be uplifting.

reflections - midi

13. REGRET? [3:47]

Words: Rog, Music: John

Greg: Vocals, bass guitar, fill guitar
John: Synths, drum loops, manipulations
Rog: E-bow, rhythm & fill guitar

A minimalist rumination set to a slow steady beat.
Mistaken Serenity: It wouldíve turned out differently.

reflections - lyrics - MP3 excerpt

they've got the power and they know how to use it