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Embryonics is a deluxe, double-disc collection spanning the pre-Relapse work by one of heavy metal's most unique and creative bands. An extensive and exhaustive collection, Embryonics features Alchemist classics (Chinese Whispers, Yoni Kunda), band favorites (Dancing to Life, Staying Conscious), rare demo tracks, and never-before heard recordings. Enveloped in a stellar package created by Alchemist guitarist Roy Torkington replete with liner notes and photography encompassing the bands history, Embryonics documents the growth of this Australian band from its formative years into one of the most progressive and inventive bands to grace the international metal scene.

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released February 21, 2006

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Alchemist Canberra, Australia

Alchemist is an Australian progressive metal band from Canberra whose style combines death metal, progressive rock, psychedelic, Eastern, Aboriginal and electronic influences

Instinctively aware of the importance of stylistic individuality, and disillusioned with the stagnant metal scene of the late eighties, ALCHEMIST was formed with the purpose of creating original & emotive music.
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Track Name: Chinese Whispers
Speaking my mind
Single trail of thought
Difference in the way we perceive
Your ability to receive
I know you listen, faults lie between us.
You hear my speaking, something changes my words.

[Chorus]

Hordes of inconsistencies and fiction swarm the paths of your thoughts.
Your interpretation of my actions, convenient to your cause.
I'll say again another way.

Splintered slithers of truth, rumored tales, my proof.
Tolerance prevents and outcome.

[Repeat Chorus]

Words a moldable form of matter,
interpretation, your point is shattered,
lies a manifestation of truth
changes arise because of a difference,
Words a moldable form of matter,
interpretation, your point is shattered,
lies a manifestation of truth
Don't accuse me because of a difference
I know you hear my words,
But somehow there's faults that lie between us.

Speaking my mind
Single trail of thought
I know you're listening
But some faults lie between us,
I know you hear my words.

[Repeat Chorus]
Track Name: Abstraction
Help me!
I am watching atomic warfare
from the safety of the moon
I am dancing sacrilegiously
to sound of infectious tunes
There is no sunset,
is no sunrise,
things on Earth don't seem as they are
The opal planet I once called
home is revolving a dying star

Strange!
Awakening from cryonic sleep
I vacate my homely hemisphere
My soul travels on turbulent thoughts
whilst my innards remain here
I feel pity for the ignorant one who
leaves the egg but the shell remains
The severance of umbilical ties
multiplies his deepest pains

Thought the eyes in my head
I hear the purple flower's scent
Casting shadows in the shade
Lusting for the gates of jade
Though hallucinative wealth
I can not comprehend myself
Sterility, fertility -
the life that dwells inside of me

I often stop to wonder
whilst gazing to the sky
Is there life beyond the quasars,
will I find out when I die?
Is there a beeing out there
who gaze into the night
And see our burning sun
as a tiny spark of flight?

[Repeat verse one]
Track Name: Unfocused
All my thoughts are unfocused.
help me focus the distorted - my
conscious span is spun all my thoughts
unfocused - a collage of thoughts in my
mind help me focus the distorted -
conscious span is spun protruding
exertion of concentration - perception
corruption is my frustration unbearably
undecided - undefined and uttered.
Track Name: Enhancing Enigma
A captive soul returns
Limited materialistic boundaries.
Repeating the progress of leaving
as previous knowledge dissolved long ago.
Bewildered by totems in nature
we quest universe reflection, but

When mind potentialities exhaust
the answers remain untapped.
Homo sapiens terrorize one another
Conforming like drones
Homo sapiens, molesters of nature
Homo sapiens, parasite of the Earth

Concepts of existence astonish,
reality resides within myself.
Significance is questionable
We're less to the universe
then amoeba to the oceans

A mass of molecules and atoms
united to my consciousness
Ending in physical erosion
Repeating the cyclic process

Is this concept mirrored within myself?
Track Name: Dancing to Life
LIFE
In all it's fragile beauty surrounds me
LIFE
It's energy and vigor consume me
LIFE
My zest for life and living remain
LIFE
The chi flows thick and forceful through my veins

The wisdom of her anatomy
Denies the first to enter the chance to create
Survivors travel the unknown
With the knowledge of the location of their goal

Each an individual
Yet all together one
Track Name: Brumal
Dwell on an eccentric orbit, Plutonian hemisphere engaged
in a mutual - eclipse. The sun just a bright star low in the sky.
Rock and ice, the dark world under -
Charon, where the light succumbs to dark.
Pluto god of the lower meridian. The apparent paths of the sun.

Two nuclei collide and from into a new phase, exploring retina is
locked into zenith gaze.

Far from a common orbit -
I see sights that no man knows!

The picture of our universe, spread infinitely over space, observe
the riddle that's entwined -
beginning yet existed forever. Cold as??
The initial state of the universe is often hard to comprehend, due
to the macrocosm of space.

Alpha Centauri is now clear in view, yet the galaxies still can't be
seen thought. Light years away from any other being?
Shadows of Charon I am now foreseeing.

Existence within worlds within worlds?
Existence within worlds within worlds!
Existence within worlds within worlds?
Existence within worlds within worlds!

Two nuclei collide and from into a new phase
but now the zenith gaze is just a haze.
Track Name: Lunation
The silent image of a poetic light the
crescent moon enhances the
blackened night my eyes are bound to
the beauty that I see the moon's
magnetism - it beckons me pores of
my mind rise and fall in lnation lost in
a spell entranced in lunar fixation
alters the rhythms and the tides of
the oceans eclipsing hemispheres of
my emotions moon enters in its new
phase-governs both the nights and
the days bathe in its heavenly rays -
strange allure the one that I praise
Track Name: Staying Conscious
When the first single cells
Felt the first rays of light
Carbon beings in process. Leading to life
that we have today.
A billion years later, technology springs,
exploding progress pushes is forward,
but exploding progress is tearing us down.

What is fiction is fact,
there is no blame for conditioning,
Reality's created by ourselves,
we're to blame for our problems.

Cells of our shells, merge with the earth.
Becoming separately involved, composting,
transgressing, in order to embrace
life and death, we must eliminate
the boundaries that lie between the
physical and the spiritual.

Symbiosis a two way process,
people read their lives and then
create their psychosis.
Staying conscious requires effort,
evolution re-awakes the primal subconscious.

Aware - Awake - Alert
Know or felt by ones inner being.

Flow and slower
observer and observed,
a wave, invite ocean
life and death in cyclic motion.

You are a human being
You have an ego and mind
It's a useful part of you
but it's not you
Track Name: Shell
The abundance of pores in this shell
manifest as I draw experience
Only time will tell
if I've manufactured a spiritual cell

Filling each space with what I see
Experience molds my destiny
Life is the reasoning for the cause
My existence bids to natures laws
My body a shell of human cells that contain me
Myself a kaleidoscope of thoughts that won't set me free

With each breath that I take I slowly fill the space which will be me!
This feeling it causes me to
While away the years and suck experience
till my shell is filled and I die

Woven flesh - tomb encases my soul
Changes in seven year cycles
Still wandering - does my shell have a cause?
The end. A measure of my worth.
Track Name: Garden of Eroticism
Through the abundant life your ability
release my infidelity swollen ovaries of
temptation
shall I dare submerge myself with
obsession ?
trapped by lust, nudity an obscenity
shading its darkness with light fooled,
I am drawn toward the gate of jade
garden gates forever trap me, forever
to tend her fields rewarded with the
fruits of life take another bite, fate
seizes me
I am punished by my loyalty to her
desire
garden of eroticism hemaphrodelia
punished by my loyalty to her
salocrophobia - testostrodelia.
Track Name: Jar of Kingdom
Unleash your swimming life
Allow it to be caught by science
Life's boundaries are being smashed
Progress in natures defiance
Existence without creation
Life without conception
Humanity pushes progress
but is it in the right direction, baby?

cones

Not knowing where you came from
Professionally created
Who were you spawned from?
Frozen you have waited.

An after crop of technology,
not knowing the warren crop of
flowing milk and honey.
Experiments no longer restricted to
animals as long as you got the money.

Caught in a realm of fantasy -
is an actual reality.
Life of mass brutality,
you're blossomed from modern surgery.

End the tears of infertile parents,
embryo's paused in time.
Is your life an endless question
or unnatural crime?

Now you know,
you have been told the truth
about your life
Your father was a sterile test tube,
your mother a surgical knife

Unable to carry a child
so meek and mid -
who's fault is this?
Our seed shall blend with
science in an alliance -
our minds insist
So now you find your life's
an endless cause.

The endless question
that haunts you - you can not pause
Your parents say they are truly yours
Answering questions, opening doors
Track Name: Paisley Bieurr
[Instrumental]
Track Name: Yoni Kunda (Live to Air)
Observe sacred form with reverence.
Thoughts enthroned with a deep lust for
life
Serve her sacred form with reverence.
Thoughts enthroned with a deep lust for
life
The womb that mothers the seed of a
serpent energy life springs from vagina
completely embodied I genuflect before
its totemic power.
Track Name: Closed Chapter (Live to Air)
Situated in the present alive in the
moment of now separated from
attachment
- gone but not forgotten what is meant
to be inevitably will be, destiny a force
rather than an outcome of events
my point of change is on the horizon,
what brought it together now took it
away
chapters open, chapters close,
opportunities rise and fall like an
everlasting circle
My memory still plays the events
Affection is a state of mind.
My mind is altered.
Emptiness is eventually filled,
The universe unfolds
- things shall be as they are.
Although I often deviate I always return
to me.
Many paths are marked for us
Track Name: Eye of the War
[Instrumental]
Track Name: Beyond Genesis
The past is open,
but the future still hides.
Natural selection,
the strongest will survive.
Planetary process of
evolutionary change.
Natures chosen aspects from
hereditary range.

[Repeat twice]

Perspectives of truth,
Artificial selection,
Rather than supernatural intervention

Could life possibly be
as simple as your revelation
because we have evolved
there is no myth of creation.
We may have been created
But not from two single beings
Eternal genetic process of mutating genes.

Random shuffle
Random mutation
Track Name: Yoni Kunda
Observe sacred form with reverence.
Thoughts enthroned with a deep lust for
life
Serve her sacred form with reverence.
Thoughts enthroned with a deep lust for
life
The womb that mothers the seed of a
serpent energy life springs from vagina
completely embodied I genuflect before
its totemic power.
Track Name: Purple
Looking in the corner of magic round room trying to find
the bottom of the top from the in between plane.
Ultraviolet craniums glowing with seductive scent
The circus now surrounds me, attractive but obese

I do not understand me!
Could you repeat me please?

A strange and distant melody
Provoking an absurdity
Opaque, my existence from the end to the start
Numbering creation but creatively inspired

I do not understand me!
Could you repeat me please?
Particles of edis saloc
Taste the thought provoking breeze.

An interpretation of creation
Feel the uncontrolled is oscillation
But a vision alienation

Enter into a labyrinth
A new direction to uphold
New inputs accepted
Then as entering the world still turns
and mother nature will never grow old!
PURPLE

Angels found is symmetrical visions -
impossibilities come to life
Edis saloc stripped from nature
Severely severed
Placed in a pyramid
Track Name: Imagination Flower
Let your imagination flower,
pollination of thoughts you devour. ( X 2)

Imagination flower
Imagination flower.

Search to find-
Fruits of the mind.
Let the journey begin to the left zone.
Provoking genius within the unknown.
A spectacle of majestic sight.
Delivered to imaginary life.
QUEST EXPLORE INQUIRE
Alter my mind to reach the unknown.
Enhance my own enigma all alone
Kiss the porthole, imagination flowers
Entwined in a mystic path of cosmic power.
QUEST EXPLORE INQUIRE
This fiery mist opens the left zone door.
My mind is mine for me to explore.

Fruits of the mind.
The left zone's the desired space to be.
Utopia for all to see.
Bathe in forces yet untried.
Soul and body, now untied.
Track Name: Spiritechnology
We offer you the key to your spirituality,
the answer that links us to our eternity,
the difference that lie between yourself
and all you see.
But this does not convince you,
you lust technology.

Unite the earth

Our gods have failed us,
All along it was a farce an all along
you knew, but refused the help of visitors,
a concept that would boom higher
intelligence
Was kept a secret from us for a minority's
profits.

But praising god won't save the world
only praise of human kind
[Echo]

You close your eyes and place demise.
On this forgotten entity.
Fabricated stories, to protect your
former glories.

A time is soon at hand,
the covered hall be revealed
exposing your whole lifestyle
as nothing but a lie.

Galactic intervention
Dimension intervention [repeat]

Progress your spiritechnology [repeat]
Track Name: Soul Return
We do not die - We only change
All must die before their rebirth as
fruit must rot to release its seed
soul transmigration from divinity to
the mutable world of birth and
disease, old age and death the breeze
created by a soul's departure arising
from this dead and lifeless shell we
emanate from the deceased we do
not die only change, only change, you
know we do not die only change - you
know we only change death is the
dying of the light now the
imperishable soul begins its journey to
the divine implicit and vague become
explicit and clear infinitely long
passage from another world to our
own the winds of a departing soul-
the time of now is slipping away we
do not die only change, only change.
Track Name: Road to Ubar
The commands of an ancient sultan
Whispers through the sandstorm winds of time
Calling across the centuries
A lost ghost city of the mind
Far beyond the valley of the kings
Lies buried deep within the sand
A city of decadence and lust and greed
That's why the gods condemned this land
The gods condemned this land

Furthest reaches recorded time
Lay Ubar, city of lust and greed
Reading the chiseled inscriptions
A funerary temple
Osiris's tributes to the gods
The sultan of Oltman

Denied the presence of this land
Decipher the hieroglyphics
City overcome with lust
Ancient brothel returns to dust
Angered by the plague of sin
Let the holocaust begin

Furthest reaches recorded time
Lay Ubar, city of lust and greed
Reading the chiseled inscriptions
A funerary temple
This was the city of Ubar
Watch our modern life return to ancient ways

Was the city of Ubar
Watch our modern life return to ancient ways

We're on the road to Ubar (x4)
Track Name: Found
I once had a vivid dream
Where all was so clear yet unseen
And boundary-less I could go
My physical form did not show
And looking down from below
At the people who gathered and cried
Came the realization
That my body had died
Track Name: Clot
Clot - by my own closed mind poisoned
images self imagination - sense of
reckoning halutz its gestation attitude
and feelings unable to relate the iron
barrier my subconscious creates
- clot, CLOT, CLOT, micro-electric
memories solitarily confined preventing
new additions to the archives of my
mind confrontation of my lobes to bridge
the gap where knowledge flows knowing
what I thought is hidden from me -
confrontation of my lobes to bridge the
stream where knowledge flows
Track Name: Worlds Within Worlds
Like creatures within the deepest oceans,
you are existing unaware of
worlds outside your own.
Disregard what is believed
and fantasy shall enter
Begin to think of concepts
that are slightly left of center
Begin without beginning and
conclude eternally
A mass infinite cycle I am in and is in me.

The not yet born and dead may know
where we've been and where we go
what's to come and why where here
but when I look it's most unclear.

At times I'm lost with things I find
Is god creator or image if mind?
A macroscopic universe - a microscopic view
variety of astonishment I can't see thought.

Imagine places I've not been
Picture sights I've never seen
Believe in worlds I cannot see
Those I'm in and those in me
Though life's torment I now find
Life may be a state of mind
Disregarding the impossible
We believe in what is tangible

We feel the warmth of one in a trillion starts

Ethereal continuation -
thoughts beyond infinite cycles
are we just a chemical equation that reached consciousness
though evolution?

Earth's nature confines itself.
But within cosmology - infinity
Track Name: My Animated Truth
I exist yet still exist intoxicated with the
senses of life an awareness, an example
in this world I am god picture mind's eye
to stimulate the nuclei I am the god of
the inner world, all I see and comprehend
is mine visions taken in remain sublime,
overcrowded ethics overwhelm -
Welcome to my animated truth.
Picture of a world of imagination,
physical world is just interpretation.
Reconstruct myself. Dreamscape.
Imagine images of your imagination.
Track Name: Closed Chapter
Situated in the present alive in the
moment of now separated from
attachment
- gone but not forgotten what is meant
to be inevitably will be, destiny a force
rather than an outcome of events
my point of change is on the horizon,
what brought it together now took it
away
chapters open, chapters close,
opportunities rise and fall like an
everlasting circle
My memory still plays the events
Affection is a state of mind.
My mind is altered.
Emptiness is eventually filled,
The universe unfolds
- things shall be as they are.
Although I often deviate I always return
to me.
Many paths are marked for us
Track Name: Chinese Whispers (Live)
Speaking my mind
Single trail of thought
Difference in the way we perceive
Your ability to receive
I know you listen, faults lie between us.
You hear my speaking, something changes my words.

[Chorus]

Hordes of inconsistencies and fiction swarm the paths of your thoughts.
Your interpretation of my actions, convenient to your cause.
I'll say again another way.

Splintered slithers of truth, rumored tales, my proof.
Tolerance prevents and outcome.

[Repeat Chorus]

Words a moldable form of matter,
interpretation, your point is shattered,
lies a manifestation of truth
changes arise because of a difference,
Words a moldable form of matter,
interpretation, your point is shattered,
lies a manifestation of truth
Don't accuse me because of a difference
I know you hear my words,
But somehow there's faults that lie between us.

Speaking my mind
Single trail of thought
I know you're listening
But some faults lie between us,
I know you hear my words.

[Repeat Chorus]