Rites At Dawn

by Wobbler

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Rites At Dawn is the third album by Norwegian prog rock band Wobbler. Released by Termo Records in 2011.


released May 18, 2011

Andreas Wettergreen Strømman Prestmo - lead vocals
Morten Eriksen - guitars
Kristian Hultgren - bass guitar, saxophone & glockenspiel
Lars Fredrik Frøislie - keyboards & vocals
Martin Kneppen - drums & percussion

Additional musicians:
Hanne Rekdal - bassoon
Ketil Vestrum Einarsen - flutes

Trine + Kim Design Studio - artwork & design
Lars Fredrik Frøislie - producer, engineering and mix
Tinfoil Audio - mastering
Janne Rugland - photo

Recorded at LFF Studios in Oslo and Hønefoss between May 17th 2009 and February 9th 2011.
Cembalo recorded at Roth Händle Studios in Stockholm.


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Wobbler Oslo, Norway

Wobbler is a Norwegian progressive symphonic rock band formed in 1999.

They have released three albums; Hinterland, (2005), Afterglow (2009) and Rites At Dawn (2011). Over the years Wobbler has gained more and more recognition, and it is fair to say that Wobbler is a household name amongst the progressive community worldwide.

As of spring 2017 they have finished recording their fourth album.
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Track Name: In Orbit
the forest where we came
to life and where we
praised the Sun and the Moon
tomorrow brought us closer to all the hidden things
what we became

* * *
Out from the woods, with weapon in hand
– they flee ‘cross the fields
leading the tribe, into a new land
to build a home by the river

To capture the rites, the cycle of birth
- to sow and to follow
to harvest the fruits, from the womb of the earth
and the seeds of the present
– sky!

Gathering light, for the snake to unfold
down a passage of stone
into the core, to watch it explode
let it shine like the bright star in the sky

* * *

Wake them up now, the seeds in our eyes
in Floras name
we do revive you

Come again with your
petals in bloom – white
as the moon that shines on the fields

We bid you to rise
and cleanse our minds
strengthen our hearts

Daylight – silver and gold spun soaring
threads of life - bright chariot
descending on cities of stone
sensing the serpent eight within us
as moonlight breaths the dawn

* * *

Listen to the words, that fly with the wind
– that fly with the wind
the teachings of the earth, that flows from within
let it shine like the brightest in the sky

Relieve us! Relieve them!
we have blinded ourselves and cannot see
relieve them! relieve us!
let it shine like the bright star of the sky

* * *

Once, in the dark, a hand outstretched towards a spark
grasped a form, a shape
a circling square
inside a sphere, around and round towards the signs
flowing stream of life, the floral web and the sea
enter the core and dissolve
closer to a meaning

What we used to be
tells us something of where, where we belong
deep down inside the greater beings hidden laws
the reference frame of all life
euclidean space inside the observer

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