Universal Migrator, Part 1: The Dream Sequencer

Label
InsideOut Music
Release date
2000
Running length
11 tracks
Running time
70:10

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    Track     Duration Listeners
1 The Dream Sequencer 5:09 22,144
2 My House on Mars 7:48 26,068
3 2084 7:41 21,215
4 One Small Step 8:45 20,807
5 The Shooting Company of Captain Frans B. Cocq 7:57 13,638
6 Dragon On The Sea 7:08 19,968
7 Temple of the Cat 4:10 28,863
8 Carried By The Wind 3:58 20,151
9 And the Druids Turn to Stone 6:37 19,052
10 The First Man on Earth 7:19 19,912
11 The Dream Sequencer Reprise 3:38 15,752

About this album

Universal Migrator Part 1: The Dream Sequencer is a progressive metal album released in 2000 by Dutch multi-instrumentalist Arjen Lucassen, and is the fourth album of his Ayreon project.

The Dream Sequencer features a musical style quite disparate from its de facto counterpart Flight of the Migrator, telling the story of a trip through time from a variety of perspectives, it features a prog-infused atmospheric feeling, with a softer and more melodic sound than that of Flight of the Migrator.

To Arjen’s pleasant surprise, both albums (which were released simultaneously) sold well and were received positively, with most fans purchasing both separate discs. In 2004, Arjen moved to a new record label - InsideOut Germany - and with this move came re-issues of all the previous Ayreon releases, including The Dream Sequencer. The special edition re-issue did not feature any bonus tracks or behind the scenes video footage, but instead merged both albums into a single release, titled Universal Migrator: Parts I & II. No new features were added, because Arjen felt it would be unfair to those fans who bought both albums originally, in 2000.

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  • Inle-rah

    My favourite Ayreon album, and by a significant margin.

    10 Feb 11:29pm Reply
  • Mnemicz

    This is definitely his best work actually..

    18 Oct 2010 Reply
  • Drifting_Sands

    The most underappreciated piece of genius in Arjen's arsenal of win.

    20 Sep 2010 Reply
  • nathinha_123

    I can't belive i have ignored this album for so long!It's amazing and really Floydish :D

    16 Aug 2010 Reply
  • abbzey

    one of the most impressive albums i have ever heard. this album is musical genious. dark room, sounds up loud and let your mind wonder. modern pink floyd.

    29 Jul 2010 Reply
  • ultrafeel

    Super album!

    10 Jan 2010 Reply
  • GruunldFuulk

    Best cd by them for sure.

    29 Jan 2009 Reply
  • CartaRulez

    Lmao @ part 1 being tagged progressive metal and part 2 being progressive rock

    4 Aug 2008 Reply
  • TheFlyingTeapot

    This one is Amazing, he should make more stuff like this. I really like the electronic approach

    11 May 2008 Reply
  • Mnemicz

    I personally think that this could be Ayreons best work. Yet it is not progressive metal at all. It varies between progressive rock, ambient, folk, electronic and some easy listanable ballad'ish stuff :)

    24 Apr 2008 Reply
  • Gilaventi

    I'm disappointed at how boring this album is compared to Ayreon's newer stuff.

    3 Feb 2008 Reply
  • Ollemann

    Very Floyd-ish at times. Love it.

    19 Nov 2007 Reply
  • Greyhawk

    I took Dream Sequencer's shoutbox virginity! I feel so proud. All these tracks are great prog rock!

    11 Jan 2007 Reply

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