Terra Ignota

by Capture the Sun

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Written over the course of 3 years, Terra Ignota tells the story of the creation of a planet, and the subsequent people and societies which dwell within it.

There is a place where dreamers dream. It starts as nothingness, an empty canvas, a TABULA RASA. The HELIOS flickers, illuminating and breathing life into the sublunary world below. With this breath, it begins CARVING THE ATMOSPHERE and encompasses the iridescent, azure skies. The CLOUDLESS hue, pure and empty, becomes sundered in twain by the OROGENESIS it oversees and, with a sprawl of ARTIFICIAL LANDSCAPES, a home is made for the dreamers. Now they may attempt to conquer the TIDES, the cerulean skies, and the rest of this unknown world as THE METHUSELAH TREE patiently watches over what is left of this TERRA IGNOTA.


released August 1, 2017

All music and text by Capture the Sun

Vocals on Tabula Rasa by Ashley Peyton Abbott
Synth solo on Helios by Z2K of Superorder
Spoken word on Carving the Atmosphere by Justin Curtsinger
Saxophone solo on Carving the Atmosphere by Andrew Sullivan
Bass on Cloudless by Tony Babb
Vocals on Tides by Aaron and Jordan of Falls of Rauros
Spoken word on The Methuselah Tree by Sean Edwards

Tracks 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, & 9 mixed by Evan Sammons
Tracks 1, 4, & 8 mixed by Kyle Hussey
Mastered by Jamie King
Artwork by Samantha Monoxelos


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Track Name: Tabula Rasa
Above the orb, below the stars
Slate to city, dust to life
From nothingness comes all creation
A crucible for sacred dissonance
Track Name: Helios
By him the sky is turned
Illuminate and effervesce
Cast your halcyon flames towards the ground
Cast them and breathe life, breathe wisdom
Track Name: Carving the Atmosphere
A mere semblance of its future self
It began as an etching shrouded in emptiness
An ephemeral moment were
Nothing could be conceived
A birthplace of limitless possibilities
Entwined in the eternal miasma of
Past, present, and future
Layer, upon layer, upon layer,
It slowly comes to form.
Track Name: Cloudless
An untrodden sky clout by ardent gale
With zephyrs vapor masked in veil
To split the seam between the two
There sphere remains a cloudless blue
Track Name: Orogenesis
Formed underfoot, a world reborn
skies devided, mountains rising nowhere
one thousand past lifetimes, outlived
a world, reborn
Track Name: Artifical Landscapes
The framework is drawn
A blueprint of oppidan ideology
This perpetual sprawl, an apex
of architectural realization
Track Name: Tides
I'm floating through these tides
Lost in sea and skies
Slave to current

Tonight, these stars are mine
Remnants of lost time
I'll float no more
Track Name: The Methuselah Tree
Time will pass and suns will fall
Mountains will crumble, and homes will be leveled
Greed will take route and still it will stand
An ageless entity, beginning to end
An omen of things to come
Track Name: Terra Ignota
An unknown world
A creation of nature
An unknown future
A Construct of man