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This wiki is dedicated to the music of Mechina and specifically the epic scifi story told through their albums.
This is my attempt to document a story I don't fully understand. I'm hoping others will correct me where I'm wrong. I don't want to describe my interpretation of the story, I want to describe the "actual" story (as Joe Tiberi intended).
Notes from Joe -- Updated 1/2/2020
Reading this Wiki
Each song has its own wiki page, which includes my interpretation of that track. To learn the story as it progresses, visit each song's page in turn.
If you're too lazy to read every song's wiki page, ---> read the Story Overview <---, which is my attempt to put all the pieces together.
Conversely, if you want to read an in-depth analysis and rampant speculation of themes in the story, check the Analysis page.
As Embers Turn to Dust
The story told through Mechina's albums is titled "As Embers Turn to Dust". It includes new planets being colonized over centuries and a war of man-made gods and city-sized machines called Titans. Mechina releases the story as full-length albums with a "single" between each album. These singles fill in missing pieces of the story and bridge the gap between albums. Mechina has a habit of releasing full-length albums on January 1 of each year and a single sometime during the summer.
with a single between each album (Andromeda, Cepheus).
The Soldier of Earth - Fought in the war on Earth (one of the main characters)
Amyntas - Titanborn soldier from Acheron (one of the main characters)
Alithea - Titanborn soldier from Acheron who intends to use Amyntas to get revenge on Empyrean
Enyo - Alithea's twin sister
Andara - Alithea's and Enyo's mother
Earthborn - Inhabitants of Acheron
Titanborn - Augmented humans linked to the Titans
Titan Guard - Bodyguards of the Titanborn
UNI - Utilitarian Nation Initiative, one of two global powers on Earth
IGC - the other global power on Earth
Cepheus - Militarized division of Empyrean
Titans - City-sized machines on Empyrean
Specters - Transport ships
Andromeda - Spaceship which you use to flee Earth
Nefeli - Alithea's personal ship
Earth - Destroyed during a religious war
Empyrean - Planet inhabited by machines and cyborgs
Acheron - Planet inhabited by humans
Erebus - The bridge between Empyrean and Acheron
Cepheus Ring - Space stations which encircle both Empyrean and Acheron
The Just City - The Utopia you are seeking
Albums released prior to Conqueror which are not part of the As Embers Turn To Dust story.
|Covers, Remixes, etc.|
|2||Pray To The Winds|
|5||[ error 36_48.58_connection Lost ]|
|7||The Iron Law|
|7||[ Cryostasis_simulation__2632_01 ]|
|4||On the Wings of Nefeli|
|5||The Halcyon Purge|
|7||Ode to the Forgotten Few|
|8||The Hyperion Threnody|
|11||The Future Must Be Met|
|2||Ashes of Old Earth|
|5||The Horizon Effect|
|3||The Allodynia Lance|
|7||The Archivarius Chaos Ritual|
|2||The Worst In Us|
|6||Claw at the Dirt|
|7||Blood Feud Erotica|