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Elizabeth Sandifer

Elizabeth Sandifer created Eruditorum Press. She’s not really sure why she did that, and she apologizes for the inconvenience. She currently writes Last War in Albion, a history of the magical war between Alan Moore and Grant Morrison. She used to write TARDIS Eruditorum, a history of Britain told through the lens of a ropey sci-fi series. She also wrote Neoreaction a Basilisk, writes comics these days, and has ADHD so will probably just randomly write some other shit sooner or later.Support Elizabeth on Patreon.

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  1. mx_mond
    August 4, 2017 @ 10:28 am

    I’ve only managed to listen to all of SOL once and it deserves much more (there are a couple of songs on Madness & Extinction that I appreciated only after listening to the album a few times).

    So far, my highlights (some of which I’ve listened to earlier, in whole or in part, thanks to the various snippets) include:

    Stranger – ever since hearing that chorus on Eruditorum Presscast. That’s a powerful anthem and right now my Facebook avatar is just KEEP GETTING STRANGER.

    Knowledge – this is right up there with The Burial and possibly better than Worldburners Unite (maybe because that funky influence makes it sound intriguing and like nothing I’ve listened to before). “So I want complain when my shattering is dreamt by the 99%” is just an unbelievably strong piece of lyrics that I want to shout-sing along to as I walk down the street.

    Phantom Limb – English is my second language, so I don’t always immediately register the lyrics. This is one of those Seeming songs that at some point make me go: “Wait… what?” in the best way. I love the ’80s vibe.

    I Love You Citizen – it seems like a simple enough idea, but it’s probably one of those that only seems simple once somebody comes up with them – so kudos to Alex for that. And the sudden change that starts with “I am reaching out to you and only you…” is just brilliant, appearing suddenly like a sudden shadow of a cloud and immediately changing the temperature.

    Wildwood – that’s me, right there in the song. I love this one, it transports me instantly to my favourite numinous place from childhood that still sits at the centre of my personal mythos.

    At the Road’s End – brilliant and dark, although the solo at the end is really not my thing.

    Talk About Bones – one of the songs I’ve only heard this morning, while listening to the whole album, but it immediately drew my attention. It feels quite upbeat, like “Decorate Your Scars” did on Madness & Extinction. I like that the album ends on such a note.

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  2. Sean Dillon
    August 4, 2017 @ 3:47 pm

    For some inexplicable reason, I want a version of I Love You Citizen done like it’s being sung by the computer from Alphaville. Might be an idea that only works in theory, but it’s one I think would be worth testing.

    Also shameless plug for my live tweet of listening to the album for the first time: http://deathchrist2000.tumblr.com/tagged/SOL/chrono

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  3. Brian B.
    August 15, 2017 @ 12:26 pm

    Although I think your largest contributions to my life remain (1) your own writings and (2) your guided introduction to the existence of the Doctor Who New and Eighth Doctor Adventure novels, Seeming are making it close. Madness & Extinction was my favorite album of 2014; “Party to Say Goodbye”, “Worldburners Unite”, and “Holy Fire” were three of my favorite songs of 2015; Sol has jumped into my 2017 album lead. And this time around, I’ve made a few conversions.

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  4. Luke Hobbs
    August 31, 2017 @ 4:51 am

    Jesus fucking Christ, this album.

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