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01011001

Studio album by Ayreon
Released23 January 2008 (Japan) 28 January 2008 (worldwide)
RecordedApril - November 2007
GenreProgressive metal, progressive rock
Length102 : 16
LabelInside Out Music
ProducerArjen Lucassen

With his Ayreon project, legendary multi-instrumentalist, composer, producer and vocalist Arjen Anthony Lucassen single-handedly revived rock opera genre in 1990s. Since then, Ayreon has achieved worldwide critical acclaim and success albums charting in various countries. Seventh Ayreon output, 01011001, finds Lucassen both exploring new frontiers and revisiting his roots. Story Through technological advancement, Forever, race of aquatic beings living on Planet Y, has found secret of longevity. They have advanced to point that they have become completely dependent on machines and are losing their emotions. Passing comets on collision course with Planet Earth provides opportunity to revitalize their race; forever harness comets to carry their DNA to new home on Earth. When comet and Earth collide, cataclysmic impact exterminates dinosaurs, but from ashes of destruction, humans arise. At first, experiment with seeded DNA seemed successful: humans forever vicariously relive emotions they experienced before age of machines. In order to help mankind their physical ailments and mental limitations, forever speed up human evolution. But result is tragic: people develop similar technological dependency with their emotions waning just like Forever and moral development not keeping pace with their capacity to invent. Forever must find way to save mankind from its imminent or should they?

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Reception

01011001 is seventh studio album by Arjen Anthony Lucassen's long-running Ayreon project. 01011001 is binary representation of ASCII value of letter Y. AllMusic reviewer Cosmo Lee praised album, saying that it has pristine production byzantine songs that feel like full albums. He goes on to say that music this over top defies criticism. Reviewing it is like reviewing world's tallest building. It doesn't care; it goes on and on. Exclaim's Laura Wiebe Taylor felt that album had some great songs, such as Liquid Eternity and e = mc 2, but that some of other songs were weaker, including newborn Race and web of Lies. She concludes her review by saying that ultimately, 01011001 is hard rock extravaganza. Chad Bower, his review for about. Com, say that 01011001 has something for everyone, and that album is musical tour de force that takes listeners on musical journey with interesting storyline and very well-write songs. Record Collector' s Tim Jones notes differing styles of album's songs, saying that Truth is in Here is similar to music of Blackmore's Night, that river of Time is reminiscent of Jethro Tull, and that beneath Waves reminds him of Pink Floyd.

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Charts

01011001, new rock opera from AYREON, brainchild of Dutch guitarist / composer Arjen Lucassen, has registered following chart positions around globe: Netherlands: 2 Germany: 18 UK: 26 norway: 42 Hungary: 54 Sweden: 54 US: 68 switzerland: 85 Canada: 86 French 90 01011001 sold 1 400 copies in United States in its first week OF release to debut at position No. 32 on Top New Artist Albums chart. More information, including is available at this location. AYREON's last CD, AYREON: Human Equation, was in 2004. It contains guest appearances by number of acclaimed vocalists, including James LaBrie, Mike Baker, Mikael Akerfeldt, Eric Clayton, Devon Graves and Devin Townsend.

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