Fate of a Dreamer

Release date
2000
Running length
10 tracks
Running time
51:27

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Tracklist

    Track     Duration Listeners
1 Estranged 2:49 14,055
2 Ashes 5:29 14,927
3 High 4:16 13,557
4 Cold Metal 6:50 17,016
5 Fate 7:41 11,461
6 Sick Ceremony 3:46 11,652
7 Lost Message 4:32 12,124
8 Surreal 4:39 11,439
9 Sweet Little Brother 6:08 11,327
10 Dreamer 5:17 10,761

About this album

Fate of a Dreamer is Ambeon’s debut album, released in 2001 by Dutch music label Transmission Records. All of the ten tracks features samples from and arrangements of Ayreon’s songs, as noted below. The album is currently out of print, due to the closing of Transmission.

Wikipedia Information
Ambeon is a Dutch progressive metal act, a project consisting mainly of multi-instrumentalist composer Arjen Anthony Lucassen and vocalist Astrid van der Veen. The act’s first and only album to date, Fate of a Dreamer, was recorded in 2001, when van der Veen was just 14 years old. Ambeon’s atmospheric sound draws from a wide variety of influences, including Celtic, gothic and progressive music. The songs on Fate of a Dreamer are mostly composed of different remixed pieces of songs from Ayreon albums, whereas the lyrics are original, written by van der Veen.

Etymology
The name Ambeon is a play on the words Ambient and Ayreon. As the music - sans vocals - is based on previous Ayreon songs, it could be said this act is Ambient Ayreon. Ambeon can be said to be progressive metal with elements of dark ambient music.

Future
When asked on the “Ask Arjen Anything” channel of communication about the possibility of a new Ambeon album, Lucassen simply stated “Possibly”. However, has said that he would like to release more Ambeon albums:
“I’m not really satisfied with . I think it could have been better because it’s a bit cold for me. It’s too electronic, a bit too much computers…

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