Chapter I: In Which Our Crystalline Child Travels The Confines Of Isolation

by Stars & Constellations

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Part 1 in the Epic Catalogue of The Crystal Heart

Disclaimer: the words are merely a read-along to their respective songs, acting as a poetic telling of the true story


released December 12, 2011

Written, Conceived, Mixed, Mastered, Told by: Arctic Bear and Azrael Belford

Artwork adapted from a scene in the movie "MirrorMask", which directed by Dave McKean, and the mask created by Ian Miller (whose work can be found at )



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Azrael Belford Buffalo, New York

I began making music in 2009. In 2010, I released my debut album as The Silent Boy. In 2011 I began my instrumental project Stars & Constellations and released its 1st album that December. I have a project called AQVARIVS that's on a hiatus until 2024. I started a dance project in 2016 called Kaleidanoyse. Currently working on the LP7 for The Silent Boy and Chapter VII for Stars & Constellations. ... more

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Track Name: The Descent
Children run and hide, while Fear is raining from the skies. Sparkles, sparkles stabbing the ground. Vanishing people, making no sound.

Welcome to the Future. This is the New Beginning.
Track Name: Crystalline Midfall
{no words}
Track Name: A New Fear
Crystals come in waves. The cries echo in the Caves. You looked quite horrified, staring at the Stars that aren’t there anymore; the great Stones block them all out.

Shiny lights, and whispered sighs haunt all your synapses into silence. Those Smoking and Mirrored Ones caved in on us.

Sleep cold on the floor, while the Diamonds all hunt for the cure. Where did you hide yourself among the stalactites and stalagmites? Did they swallow you whole, too? All the Hope has left our Spirits, all our souls have quieted their songs.

Shiny lights, and whispered sighs haunt all your synapses into silence. Those Smoking and Mirrored Ones drowned us here.

Child, Child where are you now?
Track Name: Time Travel
{no words}
Track Name: Craving Warmth
The Crystal Heart inside of my chest, longs for a warm place to rest far from these cold Caverns of moping and misery. Take me home, gentle stone. Take me home.

This vessel I’m in gets cramped and stiff: the Chrysalis of Mirrors. They set me inside of this ship as a boy, hoping for answers that would bring them joy. Now, I reach through this looking glass to find it.

They don’t know me. Love is inside of my bones. I adopted this silence to save them from theirselves, the babe and the crone. But, now I see that this life wasn’t meant for me…
Track Name: Flux
{no words}
Track Name: Neon Children
Floating on waves, pixelating eye frames. They said, “Welcome to Gnumeria, far, traveling stranger with glowing chest and limbs.”

Eerie young children with eyes like the Neons, pale skin ever-shining… they sang, “Thank you for arriving. We’ve been waiting for your presence. Come to find the Mask.”

But, how did they know I was coming? Suspicion now running thick in my blood, I slept until the mourning Sun. Still, the kids are ringing in my cranium.

“Thank you for arriving. We’ve been waiting for your presence. Come to find the Mask. Thank you for arriving. We’ve been waiting for you.”
Track Name: Finding Sleep
{no words}
Track Name: Transmission 001
{no words}
Track Name: Circumvention
Attackers slip right in - into my cocoon to steal my breath.
Hiding in the grass, as stabbers running past, looking for a sign for the life of mine. I scattered about the weeds, hunting for the Key.

Water, overflowing, rushes under my feet.

Wash, wash me away, Oh, Glory.
Track Name: Aftermath
{no words}
Track Name: Dreamland ((Act I: Sinking Stars, Act II: Drifter))
I wake on a darkened shore of night, all the lights fell out of site. Orbiting into the cosmos, I drift though this unknown land of speckled black.

I dream of the home that once gave me peace, but I come back to my swimming back vibrating from an empty December.

I was set on this mission of finding the Mask of hope and dreams, to sow my torn seam’s decision to mark up the world in sparkles of white.

A war-torn land, a brand new start to search for meaning and for heart. Empty shell of mine, unintertwine.
Track Name: Epilude
{no words}
Track Name: A New Song
I saw you hanging from the Universe, swinging and turning on a string. I called out to reach you, and your face glittered back to mine.

I grabbed your wrist, twisting and turning the ropes off your body. And we flew away into Oblivion for shelter and rest, for our frozen heads.

Everything illuminated, and spoke into Existence our Hope and our Dreams to mend all the seams. We are the same, Crystal-Hearted Children alike. In the morning, we’ll drift away.
Track Name: Orion: The Arrival
{no words}