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"The Oneiroi"

Crossing the Rubicon's first official release under the moniker is a creative and exploratory piece that focuses on concepts such as Sleep Paralysis, Alien Abduction and Dimethyltryptamine.

Each track title reveals a bit of the original vision of the album, to portray the segments of the experience of sleep paralysis and the symbiosis these experiences share with hallucinations and death.

Fac Sapias et Liber Eris
- " Be sure that you are wise and you will be free"

The Inner Journey : Phantasos
- In Ovid's Metamorphoses, Phantasus ("Apparition") was the son of Hypnos and one of the dream deities. He appeared in dreams in the form of inanimate objects. Phantasos was the God of surreal dreams.

The Inner Journey : Morpheus
- In Ovid's Metamorphoses. Morpheus has the ability to mimic any human form and appear in dreams. His true semblance is that of a winged daemon, imagery shared with many of his siblings. Starting in the medieval period, the name Morpheus began to stand generally for the god of dreams or of sleep.

Abductions in Theta
- "Imagining encounters of the third and fourth kind through the perspective of altered brain states and theta waves. What happens in sleep paralysis that is identical in alien abduction"

- Swedish for "nightmare", typically associated with visions of Djinn. In fact, this song used to be called Mare de Djinn.

Hypnagogic Delusions
- Hypnagogia is the technical and medical term for Sleep Paralysis, this is the titular track of the concept album

The Inner Journey : Phobetor
- The personification of fear in the Greek mythos and nightmares, particularly a vision.

- The ancient name of the succubus, the djinn, the old hag

- The point at which an orbiting object is closest to the center of mass of the body it is orbiting.


released November 28, 2012

Recorded by Alejandro Licano at Time Machine Studios.

Programmed, Mixed & Mastered by Alejandro Licano TMS.

A.J Ryan - Percussion Programming and Humanization

Visual Team

Album Artwork / Main Concept Design / Visual Direction
Stephen Davis Nehpets (Stevowitz) |
Benjamin Guarino - Thinking Imagery

Lead Photography
Michael Pelaez (TWEAK) |

Original Logo Design
Thinking Imagery |

Background / Additional Artwork / Support
Nehpets (Stevowitz) |

Assitant Videography / Animation
Alexander Stashkevich |

All songs written by Alejandro Licano except*
All songs published by Retrograde Music (ASCAP)
Copyright 2012

all Performances and Compositions : Alejandro Licano

Mixed and Mastered at Time Machine Studios by Alejandro Licano




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Crossing the Rubicon Dayton, Ohio

Crossing the Rubicon is:

Alejandro Licano - Guitars

AJ Ryan - Drums

Joseph Bradley-Hutchinson - Saxophone

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