- Members: jasper-isis, Kalium
- Title: ProjeKct Life: Epic Metaphor
- Premiered: 2006-09-19
- Liquid Tension Experiment When the Water Breaks
Two years ago, Kalium created the first half of this track for the now-defunct MEP called ProjeKct Life. It remained the way it was until this spring, when jasper-isis extended it to bridge the gap between Kalium's track and the next. A few changes were made to Kalium's original editing, but the premise remains the same.
The track can be called two different things:
A composition that celebrates the feats of a legendary or traditional hero.
A figure of speech in which an expression is used to refer to something that it does not literally denote, in order to suggest a similarity.
With these definitions, it is easy to see how our track may be called an "epic" and how in the larger context of the MEP (which sadly will never be seen) it may also be called a "metaphor." But things are often more than the sum of their parts, and thus a more appropriate label for our track became clear:
epic metaphor (n.)
A metaphor that extends to superfluous lengths, containing elaborate details that are not, in fact, necessary for the metaphoric purpose.
As this is a relatively old creation, please be aware that the technical side of editing here probably does not reflect our present editing abilities. You are still welcome, of course, to leave any general thoughts and comments on the overall video.