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The Beginner's Guide To Navigating The Universe Via The X-Structure

Howdy stranger. New to these parts?

We know it can be quite overwhelming when you first arrive in these wild and unknown lands of The X-Structure's experimental story telling and vivid imaginative works and we have therefore compiled a short guide of where to start if you first wish to test the waters of these strange new sounds before you go all out and loot the entire collection.

Here then follows "The Beginner's Guide To Navigating The Universe Via The X-Structure".

A good place to start would be with Meta as it captures the heart of what The X-Structure has thus far discovered, followed by Deep Heaven and New Earth.

By now you can either choose to head straight into The Future, followed by Liberation and our latest album Wild Placesor you could try the combination of The Album, Doxology and Flight of Man.

If you want to see where it all started then head back right to the beginning to our first album, Westcoast Trip, followed by 3 in 1 and Earth Epic.

For a prequel to The X-Structure's formation listen to days of night, The PastRedux and Mountain.

And for something completely different have a listen to The Remix Experiment Part 01.

Now if you wish to choose your own path in discovering the essence of The X-Structure then you can use the numbered navigation below or the album menu on right hand side, found a bit further down.

The X-Structure's discoveries and musical explorations are ever-increasing as they seek and witness the wonders of life, the universe and the beauty of existence and beyond. So be sure to check back here every once in a while for you are sure to find a new story being told.

Mountain

Released: 2012

Album: 17

Mountain

To the Mountain we go on our journey of discovery. Prepared in advance for this coming challenge, if we so choose to see the signs and accept the teachings.

Along the way we will learn, see, feel and experience, only truly knowing the deeper truths of life because we are there living it.

We will discover purpose, nature revealed. We will witness beauty, meaning found. We will encounter glorious visions of grand splendour, wonderfully orchestrated by the loving hands of the Great Conductor of Life.

The Mountain reveals the wonder of it all. Through the brutal honesty of nature it breaks down the illusions created by our imaginary social boundaries. It is there where we experience the presence of a Greater Reality.

The Mountain is a symbol of many great things, bringing to light these deeper truths of life, and all along the way of effort, pain and perseverance, realisation, gratitude and brilliant moments of glory we will discover them.

The Mountain is a place of mystery, a place that inspires, a place of peace, a place that challenges. Ancient knowledge passed down through the movement of time, purpose revealed in the sight of a future glory.

Now is the time for the sleeper to awake. Now is the time to go on to the Mountain.

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Words to "Here I Stand"

"The sun is righteous in its radiance.
The moon hangs true to its cause.
The clouds move on silently to fulfill their purpose.
And here I stand, what am I to do but be thankful."

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// Track Listing

01. Sleeper, Awake
02. The Ancient Path
03. Coming 2.0
04. Here I Stand
05. The Most High
06. Eternal Soul
07. Overcome Evil With Good
08. Future Glory

// Release Date

October 2012

// External Sources

Front Cover Photo by Dennis Kamberg aka hdkam1
Back Cover Photo by gemarijo

Cover designs by nightowl

// Label

Bushmen Records - http://bushmenrecords.co.za/
Release Number - bush34

// License

Licensed under Creative Commons license: Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 2.5 South Africa

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Wild Places

Released: 2012

Album: 16

Wild Places

The Wild Places are everywhere, it is within us and it is out there. These wild places are found there where we see life in its purest, where the human presence has not corrupted and moulded things according to their own selfish desires but rather there where God's will and grand beauty is most evident and most clear.

The road less travelled - The pursuit, the longing, the search for the essence of life, the true and purposed meaning which transcends that which is seen. This is a road not often travelled in this age where desires are gratified on demand, mostly with a lifeless counterfeit of the real experience, and purpose is measured on the amount of material wealth you have attained. This road less travelled is a narrow path, a path that seems hard to find and stay on but once taken ultimately leads you into a lush valley where the source of beauty and meaning is found. "Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore." - Andre Gide, "All that is gold does not glitter, not all those who wander are lost." - J. R. R. Tolkien

You have what it takes - You have what it takes to be triumphant over those battles and challenges that you are facing right now, and over those that are to come.

True heart - To have a true heart, to seek and strive for that which is good, pure, right and noble. To dream, to love, to live as you were meant to be and to become your true self.

Stay the course - You will face many challenges in reaching your goals, your quests, your dreams. But stand fast and don't give up. Stay the course. For soon, just beyond the horizon, you will get there, and when you reach it, it will be all the more glorious.

Slowly but surely - Nothing that is worth anything good happens in an instant. Time reveals beauty. There is always a history that has prepared the way for something great to happen to, or through, it. Therefore, keep at it, get into the groove, for slowly but surely the beauty and the glory of its true purpose will be revealed.

The crux of the story - There is a climax to every story. A moment where all the events leading up to that point comes together, their greater purpose being revealed. So too it is with this grand story of life. The crux of the story, where all time and space crossed over to set things in a new direction, to set things right, to set the course towards eternity.

There is a mystery - There is beauty and wonder in the mysteries of life, even more so if there is something great behind that mystery. For not everything in this life is known or will ever be fully known. There exists a vast mystery that is profound beyond measure. There is a mystery to you and to your soul. There is only One who can reveal this mystery and that is the Creator of All. The first steps towards this revelation is faith (acceptance and trust), love (wonder, gratitude, consideration and humility) and hope (expectations for great things to come).

Something greater - There is something great behind the existence of everything. Something greater beyond the horizon of what we perceive as life. Something vast and indescribable. Something greater still. Something which only your soul can truly comprehend. You can witness a glimpse of this greatness for yourself for its likeness can be found within you.

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// Track Listing

01. The road less travelled
02. You have what it takes
03. True heart
04. Stay the course
05. Slowly but surely
06. The crux of the story
07. There is a mystery
08. Something greater

// Release Date

May 2012

// External Sources

Front Cover Art - Aura 1
Back Cover Photo by George Hugo

Cover designs by nightowl

// Label

Bushmen Records - http://bushmenrecords.co.za/
Release Number - bush32

// License

Licensed under Creative Commons license: Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 2.5 South Africa

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Liberation

Released: 2011

Album: 15

Liberation

It was a time not unlike now. A time where darkness and corruption reigned. The situation looked dire. Justice was required. Then during the dark of night a Hero was born. As time passed the Hero wandered into the wilderness alone. On his journey he came to know who he was and where he was to go, and that he was in fact not alone, for his Father's guiding spirit was always with him.

The Hero, now a man, found his way to a dusty town, a town called Hopefound. Here the darkness had corrupted the streets and blinded the hearts of women and men. Where there once was virtue and righteousness, now there was only perversion and tyranny that covered the town in its thick dark veil. The Light that first set life into motion and brought reality into sight was nowhere being sought. But now as our Hero's searching light lit up the dark streets it was made known that there was a new sheriff in town. The Hero donned his star-shaped badge and set forth to free the darkened souls who once knew the joy and truth of the Light. Everyone was in need of his saving grace, the good, the bad and the ugly. They were being released from the bonds of their self-destructive ways, their selfish deeds and the lies of the Enemy. Yes even those poor souls were being recued who thought too highly of themselves and those who had been left outside with no hope, forsaken by the rest of them. They were getting their true identity back.

The next day came as the Hero approached the town center. As he stopped for a moment's rest he was beset by the Corrupt Major's hired gang of bandits, thugs and thiefs, encircled from every side. The sun now sat at highnoon. A showdown was about to take place, a showdown that would decide everyone's fate. The bandits had taken hostage all those poor souls who were out there in the streets, holding up before the Hero their past offences and evil deeds. The Major reckoned to the Righteous Judge, who had also appeared among them, that they were to be his, as their vile deeds where not much different from the very likes of his. The Judge considered his plea but said that it was high time that the records be set straight and that the Mayor's own time would also soon come. The Hero called out for a ransom to be given, to pay the debt for the peoples' due retribution. The Judge then reckoned that only good could right this evil for Justice required that the balance between right and wrong be equal. It was said, the Hero's life in exchange for those who were held captive so that his righteousness might clear their name.

The Hero took the call and laid down his life for all, for he knew who they were and were they were to go, yes even those who had forsaken him. As the day's end slowly drew near and the rescued ran joyous and free, those who were there were sure they could see the silhouette of the Hero in the far distance, riding away into the sunset.

"Walk in the Light, as He is in the Light." - 1 John 1

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// Track Listing

01. Hopefound (The hero is born)
02. Not Alone (In the wilderness)
03. Light of the World (There's a new sheriff in town)
04. Mount Sermon (The good, the bad and the ugly)
05. Riseup (Showdown at highnoon)
06. Destiny's Crossing (The hero's sacrifice)
07. Eternity Inside (The good guys win in the end)

// Release Date

December 2011

// External Sources

Front Cover Art - Remember the Cross by takeru-san
Back Cover Art - nightowl

Cover designs by nightowl

// Label

Bushmen Records - http://bushmenrecords.co.za/
Release Number - bush29

// License

Licensed under Creative Commons license: Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 2.5 South Africa

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The Future

Released: 2011

Album: 14

The Future

The past, the present, the future, time itself a mystery. It is something that has amused and intrigued the human mind since the beginning of time. Yet we experience it without effort, our only requirement is just to be who we are. But still there is more, something else to just being. Something deep within us that tugs at our hearts and minds. Something unseen yet visible everywhere we look. Something more powerful and profound than the works of our own hands. The universe, the world, the body, the mind, signs of a Greater Architect, signs of a Greater Intent. The Great Purpose waiting to be fulfilled. The Future waiting to be revealed.

"We love because He first loved us." - 1 John 4:19

"The creation waits in eager expectation for the sons of God to be revealed." - Romans 8:19

"To ignite our passion in life we need to go back to our First Love. Our First Love is there where our dreams start." - Chacma

"Do not forget where you came from, for in it we can appreciate the present and look back at our dreams, and just maybe, then, we can see that we are living them, at this very moment." - Epic Beard

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// Track Listing

01. Future Vision
02. Remember
03. To Be
04. Fathom
05. First Love (Disco Boogie Love)
06. Faithwalker
07. Dark Night Of The Soul
08. Pray, Always
09. Follow That Star
10. Sinnomore
11. Hypostatic Union
12. The Last Battle
13. Seek Peace
14. Post-Man
15. Pneuma

// Release Date

October 2011

// External Sources

Front and Back Cover Art - Luxuriative Void by ladyrapid

Cover designs by nightowl

// Label

Bushmen Records - http://bushmenrecords.co.za/
Release Number - bush27

// License

Licensed under Creative Commons license: Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 2.5 South Africa

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The Past

Released: 2011

Album: 13

The Past

Before Westcoast Trip, in and around the days of night, many a song were written by the enigmatic musician known as nightowl, but only a few had ever seen the light of day. Now, 7 years later, after re-discovering 4 unreleased tracks in an old dusty chest in their attic, with the source files nowhere to be found, The X-Structure decided to release them as they were, as they were made, to tell the story of a time now past.

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// Track Listing

01. lost
02. re-morse
03. the break
04. sempre fe

// Release Date

September 2011

// External Sources

Front and Back Cover Art - nightowl

Cover designs by nightowl

// Label

Bushmen Records - http://bushmenrecords.co.za/
Release Number - bush26

// License

Licensed under Creative Commons license: Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 2.5 South Africa

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New Earth

Released: 2011

Album: 12

New Earth

"For they are not the thing itself; they are only the scent of a love we have not found, the echo of a tune we have not heard, news from a country we have never visited." - C.S. Lewis (The Weight of Glory)

"Behold, I will create new heavens and a new earth. The former things will not be remembered, nor will they come to mind." - Isaiah 65:17 (The Bible)

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// Track Listing

01. Sacred Call
02. Like Water
03. In The Morning
04. Divine Romance
05. First Cause
06. Anno Domini
07. Dark Light
08. Whether Here Or There
09. Last Days
10. Eschaton
11. Chi-Rho
12. Beauty To Behold
13. Majestic
14. Things To Come
15. Till We Meet Again

// Release Date

July 2011

// External Sources

Front Cover Art - feel it by karil - http://karil.deviantart.com/art/feel-it-160491036
Back Cover Art - 5478 by karil - http://karil.deviantart.com/art/5478-199801667

Cover designs by nightowl

// Label

Bushmen Records - http://bushmenrecords.co.za/
Release Number - bush24

// License

Licensed under Creative Commons license: Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 2.5 South Africa

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Deep Heaven

Released: 2011

Album: 11

Deep Heaven

"This is the courtesy of Deep Heaven: that when you mean well, He always takes you to have meant better than you knew. It will not be enough for always. He is very jealous. He will have you for no one but Himself in the end."  - C.S. Lewis (That Hideous Strength)

"He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the human heart; yet no one can fathom what God has done from beginning to end." - Ecclesiastes 3:11 (The Bible)

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// Track Listing

01. Lux
02. Parable
03. A Time for every Season
04. Shadow of Death
05. Spirit Move
06. Rising Son
07. Deep Love
08. Heaven-sent
09. Saint Now
10. Take Heart
11. Sons of Thunder
12. Veritas
13. Via

// Release Date

March 2011

// External Sources

Front and Back Cover Photo - Mystic Universe by Hameed

Cover designs by nightowl

// Label

Bushmen Records - http://bushmenrecords.co.za/
Release Number - bush21

// License

Licensed under Creative Commons license: Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 2.5 South Africa

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Flight of Man

Released: 2010

Album: 10

Flight of Man

Life. We do not know the true extent of what we can achieve when we first start off with an idea, a dream, with life. What will make us reach our dreams, our purpose, our true place in life? What we need is to embrace faith, and hope, and love. Faith. To trust in Providence. To take the first step, and then the next and the next. Soon, when you find yourself again, you are on the top of the mountain, looking down at the most beautiful view. Hope. To have a vision of what the future holds, of what it may be. Love. To experience the deeper joys of life through love. To travel on this journey with love as a companion, to be the companion of love to others as they travel on their journey.

What then does it take for Man to fly? To reach past the limitations of the physical, the temporal? To excel in a deeper more meaningful way? In truth we cannot fly, for we are born without wings. How then do we fly? Our flight does not take place here, where we can see, but in our minds, in our hearts, in our imagnitation and in our dreams, in our very soul. For it gives us a glimpse of what is to come when this life has passed. A glimpse of the splendor that is to come. For sure I tell you that we will fly one day, but only if we believe. For without belief we will never take that first step.

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// Track Listing

01. Deus ex Machina
02. Spiritual Warriors
03. Shooting Star
04. Grateful Being
05. Hedonistic Illusions
06. Who are You
07. Son of Man
08. End of the Age
09. Band of Believers
10. Worship

// Release Date

September 2010

// External Sources

Front and Back Cover Photo - Afternoon Dream by Yergany

Cover designs by nightowl

// Label

Bushmen Records - http://bushmenrecords.co.za/
Release Number - bush18

// License

Licensed under Creative Commons license: Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 2.5 South Africa

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Meta

Released: 2010

Album: 09

Meta

Meta is that which transcends our perceived order of things. The beauty of metamorphosis, being reborn into something new and magnificent, leaving the old behind. The ingenuity of the metaphor, revealing the truth of the unknown through that which is known. The mystery of the metaphysical, the spiritual realm, where our souls reside, where there are angels, where there are demons, and where we are citizens of eternity.

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// Track listing

01. Dream awake
02. Our message
03. In spirit and in truth
04. Seek and you shall find
05. The way of the Master
06. Walking
07. Forgetting God
08. Slow miracle
09. Kingdom of Heaven
10. Trinity
11. Navigate change
12. Victory this day

// Release Date

September 2010

// External Sources

Front Cover Photo - Lonely Tree by McSlither
Back Cover Photo - Ascension by o-six

Cover designs by nightowl

// Label

Bushmen Records - http://bushmenrecords.co.za/
Release Number - bush15

// License

Licensed under Creative Commons license: Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 2.5 South Africa

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Doxology

Released: 2010

Album: 08

Doxology

Doxology is an album of "modern-day hymns" performed by the virtual hands of The X-Structure. It is an expression of admiration and gratitude towards God. It is the continuing tale of the journey of a new found love. It is the continuing tale of the discoveries that are found when we come to know and believe that there is more to what is seen or felt. These songs are not just songs without meaning, these songs are songs of glory and wonder. This is our Doxology.

Soli Deo Gloria!

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// Track listing

01. God And Man
02. Blessed 2.0
03. Stand Testament
04. Creation Everywhere
05. God Is Therefore I Am
06. Evangel
07. A Sign Here, A Wonder There
08. There Is Always Hope
09. Jesus
10. My King
11. God Is Love
12. In Awe
13. Manana
14. The Greatest Love Of All

// Release Date

August 2010

// External Sources

Front Cover Photo - The X Structure by Hubble Telescope
Back Cover Photo by alvinrock - http://alvinrock.deviantart.com/

Cover designs by nightowl

// Special Release Info

This release forms part of an ongoing collaboration of "joint releases" between the Italian netlabel, 51beats, and the South African netlabel, Bushmen Records. Our goal is to strengthen our international bonds of mutual love for music in the netlabel scene and in turn to deliver our artists' music to a much wider audience. If you like the music then please feel free to share it with someone else around the world. Be sure to check out the other joint releases on our respective websites.

// Label

Bushmen Records - http://bushmenrecords.co.za/
Release Number - bush12

51beats - http://51beats.net
Release Number - [51bts#027]

// License

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The Album

Released: 2009

Album: 07

The Album

The Album's creation was never implied but happened per chance as some would say, or rather as Starrzan would put it, "It was formed by God's guidance and purpose". Each track in itself was created separately and at completely different times but they all found each other together in a particular order to present a story as old as the begining of humanity up until its salvation and to where we are still today.

The Album is also The X-Structure's first attempt at a "live" collaboration with another artist. The artist being the wonderful Jade Q Wang whose calming voice and soothing chants opens up the album to an air of condemnation but at the end of the album true joy is found through being saved from the failure inherent in us all.

So enjoy and may the message resonate with you in both the music and also in its meaning.

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// Track listing

01. The Accuser
02. The Fall
03. The Saviour
04. The Joy

// Release Date

November 2009

// External Sources

Front and Back Cover Art by Jade Q Wang - http://jadism.com/

Cover designs by nightowl

// Label

Bushmen Records - http://bushmenrecords.co.za/
Release Number - bush10

// License

Licensed under Creative Commons license: Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 2.5 South Africa

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Redux

Released: 2009

Album: 06

Redux

Redux is a collection of previously unreleased tracks that were rediscovered in a remote APE warehouse in June 2009. In it we travel back to 2007 where another part of the mysterious origins of The X-Structure is revealed. On discovery many of the tracks were still incomplete but with the expert skill of The X-Structure the finishing touches were added to this chapter of their epic story.

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// Release Date

June 2009

// External Sources

Front and Back Cover Art by Resona Raille

Cover designs by nightowl

// Label

Bushmen Records - http://bushmenrecords.co.za/
Release Number - bush06

// License

Licensed under Creative Commons license: Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 2.5 South Africa

// Track listing

01. Transverse
02. East Meets South
03. Signs
04. The Battle Within
05. Lockdown
06. Crosswise
07. Hero
08. Heavy Days
09. Don't Worry
10. Upright
11. Beyond

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3 in 1

Released: 2009

Album: 05

3 in 1

In the this chapter The X-structure embarks on a mystical journey through Man's struggle with equality, the profoundness of giving freely of oneself and the pursuit of dreams and the gift thereof.

They also strive to honour God's revelation to mankind in what is commonly known as the Trinity, the 3 in 1.

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// Release Date

May 2009

// External Sources

Front Cover Art by mostdefinitely

Cover designs by nightowl

// Label

Bushmen Records - http://bushmenrecords.co.za/
Release Number - bush05

// License

Licensed under Creative Commons license: Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 2.5 South Africa

// Track listing

01. Created Equal
02. Give Freely
03. Dream On

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Earth Epic

Released: 2009

Album: 04

Foreword by Starrzan

Earth Epic is The X-Structure’s third full length album and the first album featuring all of our latest work from 2008 and early 2009. It is a culmination of our musical and life journey and tells once more of the challenges, discoveries and revelations we had and experienced during this time.

Earth Epic

Everything about the Earth is a perfect balance, a miracle to say the least. The moon, the sun and all the planets, in fact the entire universe is in such a fine balance that life on Earth is possible. And life there is in abundance. One would even think that the universe was there only for the Earth to exist and for its inhabitants to experience the wonders of life. Now this amazing thing called life is not always easy as you may know and a lot of the time it is the opposite of good. But through the hardship encountered and the difficulties faced we are given the chance to discover a deeper meaning to life and an opportunity to appreciate the true nature of what is good in our lifes. This planet we live on called planet Earth is indeed epic and it is here where our adventure takes place, and for this we should be ever grateful.

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// Release Date

March 2009

// External Sources

Front Cover photo by Starrzan
Back Cover photo by Macky

Cover designs by nightowl

(Special thanks to Macky for the use of his photo. It is greatly appreciated. Much respect.)

// Label

Bushmen Records - http://bushmenrecords.co.za/

// License

Licensed under Creative Commons license: Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 2.5 South Africa

// Track listing

01. The Promised Land
02. Dark Age
03. Epic Beard
04. Reefbreak
05. The Storm brings the Swell
06. Rainbow Complex
07. Southern Cross
08. Tiny Adventurer in the Land of the Great

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days of night

Released: 2009

Album: 03

Foreword by Starrzan

days of night, also known as days of nightowl, was written somewhere between 2006 and 2007 when nightowl was still venturing alone on his journey through life's many events and perplexing questions. His discoveries during that time would later prove invaluable to The X-Structure's future missions and cleared the way forward for the rest to see that through the darkness in life the light illuminates the goodness throughout it. This album retells some of these stories where he found his name and the days were as night.

days of night

nightowl sat perched on the rocky outcrop of the high peak he had just scaled. Catching his breath he studied the view. He sat in awe staring at the giant structures jetting out from the ground. Their presence putting his being into perspective. The sky was a perfect blue. He was somewhere in the wild mountains of the Cape. It had been a tough hike to the top but he made it in the end.

As the sun lazily began dropping to the horizon nightowl sat contemplating his life and the events that had brought him to this point. Life had not always been pleasant or easy for him, he recalled. Throughout his early years he had struggled with himself and the acceptance of who he was. There came a stage where he could not bear it any longer. That's when he changed. Not by his own strength or will did this happen. It was something else. Something he had discarded many years before. Something he had never really understood. In his darkest hour he had cried out for help to someone, to someone greater than him, to someone he had left for dead. Then it happened. In the dead of night he was saved from his inner turmoil. Saved by one who he would come to know as his greatest friend and companion. Their adventures together would go on far beyond what he had ever understood to be. So who was this mystery saviour? This ultimate friend? It was in fact, as you might have guessed by now, his creator. The One who had given nightowl the gift of life.

The sun had by now left for the day. nightowl shifted his position on the rock. He now lay flat on his back using his backpack as a cushion. The stars were there as they always were. Another sign from his constant companion. He searched the sky for his favourite star. There it was. He found it. The Dog Star, Canis Major, was shinning brightly from its corner in space, Orion's belt always close by. The Southern Cross was not visible yet so he'd have to wait till his favoured constellation came into view. nightowl was grateful for life and the ability to perceive it. He was grateful for the life he had been given and the understanding he now had of it. After the dark times he went through he really understood the good times, illuminated by the light he now saw. He still faced bad things and would most definitely still face many more, but he had now learned a deeper truth to it all and would take on those problems for he knew he would overcome them. By midnight the Southern Cross was faithfully pointing the way south. South to where home was. nightowl smiled and said goodnight.

At five the sun started rising over the eastern mountains. nightowl was awake, the kettle already boiling. He sipped on the steaming coffee, greeting the morning air and the One who had made it. He felt rested and excited for the future, for he knew not what might happen but he knew that whatever happened would be for the good. His hike down was easy for he had the strength to do it and in that to do so much more. It all depended on him if he would use it. He had made his choice and would follow it wherever the Spirit of adventure led him.

Cover photos by Ladyofspira and chris1990

// Track listing

01. crossing the rubicon
02. live by your word
03. nohate nofear
04. gumshoe
05. reborn
06. spiritwalker
07. starguard
08. tripout
09. wildheart

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