The Lotus Effect
|The Lotus Effect|
|Studio album by|
|Released||June 17, 2011|
|Recorded||Late 2008 - 2010|
|Sun Caged chronology|
The Lotus Effect is the third studio album by the Dutch progressive metal band Sun Caged, released on June 17, 2011 by Lion Music. The album features the same lineup as their previous album Artemisia except for the loss of bassist Roel Vink, who was replaced by Daniel Kohn. Writing and arranging music for the album began almost immediately after release of Artemisia in 2007, with instrumental recording beginning in late 2008. Like their previous work, this album contains many complex musical compositions, with tracks 8-14 on disc forming the 25-minute medley titled "Ashtamangala (The 8 Auspicious Symbols)" 
All lyrics are written by Paul Adrian Villarreal, except where noted; all music is composed by Sun Caged.
|1.||"Seamripper (& The Blanket Statement)"||8:13|
|2.||"Tip-Toe The Fault-Line"||6:57|
|3.||"Ashes To Earn"||5:18|
|4.||"Shades Of Hades"||5:43|
|5.||"Reductio ad Absurdum"||6:18|
|6.||"On Again / Off Again"||7:25|
|8.||"Ashtamangala (The 8 Auspicious Symbols)"
- Paul Adrian Villarreal − vocals
- Marcel Coenen − lead guitar
- Rene Kroon − keyboards
- Daniel Kohn − bass
- Roel van Helden − drums and percussion
- Intro by Daniel Kohn.
- Mixed by René Kroon and Marcel Coenen.
- Mastered by René Kroon
- All music written and arranged by Sun Caged
- All lyrics by Paul Adrian Villarreal.
- Produced by Sun Caged.
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