Started in late 2013, 16 year old Keegan Ostrowski began to write Ilusen's Fallacy, the process starting with Wall of Fog, and gradually working to write song after song until he finished the writing and composing stage in early 2014.
Set to record a full album worth 88.88 minutes, (1:28:52.525), by himself, he purchased the necessary instruments, equipment, and computer hardware by working around the neighborhood, but only got half way through before getting drugged in his own house and robbed by three men he thought were his friends, on March 14th, 2015.
After getting robbed, and going through the little amount insurance helped, he pulled himself up, and persevered to earn back more than everything he had lost, and set himself back on track to finishing his album, while considering everything he had done the first time around that he could correct from the start, as he began to redo everything.
Once he had the ability to resurface, since he had very little time to record the bass himself, he decided to move on to hire his bass idol Linus Klausenitzer of Obscura, Alkaloid, and many projects to take care of all of the 7-string fretless bass tracks for the album. The friendship formed after Keegan emailed Linus asking if he was interested in the music written. After listening to the music, Linus felt very intrigued in the music, and the two started to work together immediately. With a flawless workflow, Linus almost immediately took care of each song in under a very short time.
After a little more than a year, he was back, and released the demo of his album on the schedule promised back in 2015, on 8/8/16, with 8 full songs and 88.88 minutes of music, including many progressive styles of songs ranging from elegant symphony, to complex jazz, to crushing death metal, often all within the same song.
Within two years following, he had worked multiple jobs at a time to fund the official album, and two years later, with Marco Minnemann of The Aristocrats, Necrophagist, and many more on drums, Jeff Loomis of Nevermore, Arch Enemy, and much more as a guest solo, and many more guests on guitars, violins, vocals, the album is finally complete. Five years of passionate writing, precise recording, and dedicated engineering, all for you, The Listener.
Drug abuse, disease, war. This album delves into it all.
Everything composed, recorded, and mixed was completely intentional.
www.ilusensfallacy.com7-string progressive death metal, written by multi-instrumentalist Keegan Ostrowski located in San Diego.
Music composed, mixed, and mastered by Keegan Ostrowski.
7-string guitars recorded by Keegan Ostrowski
7-string fretless bass recorded by Linus Klausenitzer
Percussion and drums recorded by Marco Minnemann