Far Enough Into the Void

by Brian Larkin

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davidpenna Damn this guy is good... not just the guitar playing which IS insane... but this is some deep, serious music. Rhythmically complex but still grooves - the riff at 1:35 of Self-Deprecation Boogie is just bad to the BONE! Favorite track: Disembodied Profanity.
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about

Diverse and unpredictable, Far Enough Into the Void is not your run-of-the-mill guitar-driven solo debut. In his first offering since his 2-year stint as Dark Empire’s lead vocalist, Brian Larkin takes us on a wild 72-minute ride that’s every bit as melodic and energetic as it is cerebral and thought-provoking. His is a quirky and original brand of progressive metal that, while maintaining its own voice, allows a wide range of influences – such as Dream Theater, Bumblefoot, Freak Kitchen, and Joe Satriani, to name a few - to shine through.

While it may seem obvious to note Larkin’s staggering chops and intense vocal performances, there is also a profound emphasis on songwriting and composition. Far Enough Into the Void features a veritable abundance of catchy melodies, memorable riffs, and interesting song structures, as well as a seamless blend of styles including funk, rock, fusion, and metal. The album also features several guest musicians, including Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal (Guns ‘n Roses), Christophe Godin (Morglbl, Gno, Metal Kartoon), Matt Moliti (Dark Empire), and solo artist Chris Brooks.

“A great, well rounded album from a talented, creative songwriter and guitarist. The album is obviously a little dark and crunchy and suits some spectacular fireworks from Brian, but there's groove, funkiness, light and shade, and some sinister tonalities too. Go support this album, if my hearty recommendation counts for anything.”
– Chris Brooks

“Emotionally driven, from start to finish… Larkin has managed to create an album so diverse that it captures a gamut of feelings to which we can all connect. Odd time signatures, death vocals, soaring melodies, pummeling riffs, boogies, and tracks that take a lesson or two from classical masterpieces are just some of the many faces by which we’re overcome.” -Target Audience Magazine

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released January 14, 2014

Brian Larkin - guitars, bass, vocals, drum programming and editing, mixing
Guest appearances - Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal, Matt Moliti, Chris Brooks, Christophe Godin, Rich Ratner, Gene Micofsky

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Brian Larkin New York, New York

Progressive metal guitarist / singer / songwriter from NYC. Debut album Far Enough Into the Void features guest appearances by Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal, Chris Brooks, and Christophe Godin.

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Track Name: Disembodied Profanity
Welcome to my delusion, poison for you all
Words failing, failing again, but now the writing is on the wall
And every year, I fed the burden with my fears
Laughing as it crushed my spirit, forced to persevere

The clock is fkin’ with my disillusioned head
I bear the weight of my world and every hour of truth I’ve bled
Festering sickness blurs these jagged, uncrossed lines
Tripping through a desecrated nightmare of my perverse design

Every day is a blank expression of ways we could be
Loudly into the void we scream another disembodied profanity
Worlds apart in a common space, with those words we could not replace

I take another step into the sinking sand
The cold air fills my lungs as the fear misguides my hand
Dreaming of ways to dream of dreams I left behind
Never meant to finish what was started, in madness unrefined

It’s always the same as the crashing waves ignite my heart
Dismembering every line to make the fire obey the spark
Running in circles, daggers at pages we stare as we fade away
Dissipated, depleting, a coward self-de-f-feeding, fallen on wasted days
It’s a tired, repeating maze

Every day is a blank expression of ways we could be
Loudly into the void we scream another disembodied profanity
Worlds apart in a common space, denying all we desire
Breaking this thick mold of lies
Track Name: Darkest Place
Loose ends justified all we denied
Spinning through spirals of jaded sighs
Forever content just to survive
Buried with lies in the wreckage of time

Maybe you’re clinging too hard to a drowning man
What if we wash away with the lines in the sand?

We’re forever looking in from the outside
Wasted time reveals a promise left behind
Nothing ventured, nothing gained from the inside
Out of mind, safe from what we’ll never find

And the higher we climb, it’s a longer fall
When the odds are against us, we slow to a crawl
I’ve traced over shapes and the lines we’ve drawn
Making sense of the noise that’s been here for so long

So much perspective is lost when nothing seems to align
Under a sky ripped apart by a dream undefined

We’re forever looking out from the inside
Losing time and now the blind are leading the blind
And I think I’m burning up on the outside
Out of mind, safer still with this blame of mine

And in my darkest place, she’s a million miles away
So we become the demons we face, and the words we can’t say

We’re forever looking in from the outside
Wasted time reveals a promise left behind
Nothing is ventured, nothing gained from the inside
Out of mind, safe from what we’ll never find
Track Name: Swam
I own every lost year, each crippling fear
I own the sounds I hear, distractive and unclear
I own infinite rain seeping through pain
I own every mistake
Now watch me as I break

I swam through seas of noise, and flew through miles of lies
There’s no room for compromise
So if we don’t connect, it comes as no surprise

Mourn the loss of faith, and slow decay of hope
Blistering through slow descent down endless slope

I own these masks I wear, when I dare
Hiding angry stares, fabric slowly tears
Conceived now, a delicate fatalistic misstep
From the weeping flames of intensity’s breath
Where deeply ingrained dreams go to die
And strain to whisper reluctant goodbyes

I wandered into the void, and faltered at every turn
There’s much time left to burn
Falling through floors as all the tables turn

Silently aware, in a shallow, toxic daze
Left with these absurdly tortured, catastrophic days
Attached and yet we feel so fucking separate
Tracing spirals drawn by every former self we’ve shed

Words are mine to erase, dreams mine to chase
Forces mine to deploy
Walls are mine to destroy
My choice is to decide, or run and hide
Embracing abandonment with reckless abandon, yet…
I’m as lost as I can get

But I slept through weeks of pain, and lived through years of sleep
You’ve sown all I’ve ever reaped
So much left to prove, but will is buried deep

Mourn the loss of faith, and slow decay of hope
Blistering through slow descent down endless slope
Attached and yet we feel so fucking separate
Tracing the spirals drawn by every former self I’ve shed