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All of the songs on the album "Emoceans" are named after the "seas", "lakes" and "oceans" on the moon. Some of these names describe human feelings and emotions. This lead to the naming of the CD, emotions and oceans combined into one name: Emoceans. The relationship between the song and its name is for you, the listener, to determine.

About the cover:
''The giant, who doesn't live far from here, can do nothing with his great body. But his shadow can do a great deal -- in fact, everything. That is why he is most powerful when the sun rises and sets. All one has to do is sit down on the neck of his shadow at nightfall. Then he walks gently toward the shore, and his shadow brings the traveler across the water.'' (From The Fairy Tale by Johann Wolfgang Goethe)

About the cover artist:
 Stephanie Law graduated from the University of California at Berkeley in 1998 with a double BA degree in Fine Arts and Computer Science. While expanding her gallery of personal work, she also does a great deal of freelance graphics and illustration artwork. Most recently, she has been providing illustration for RPG companies such as Black Knight Games, and Talislanta. Most of her inspiration comes from mythology and legend, ranging through various cultures -- Roma (Gypsy), Celtic, Greek, Roman, Indian, and Chinese to name a few. She has also been greatly influenced by the art of the Impressionists, Pre-Raphaelites, and Surrealists, along with current popular fantasy artists. What she tries to convey with her art is not simply fantasy, but the fantastic, the sense of wonder, and that which is sacred. As far as technique goes, her usual media include pencil, pen & ink, intaglio printing, watercolor, acrylic, and digital (Photoshop). The digital pieces consist of an initial pencil or ink sketch that she scans into the computer, then paints onto using Photoshop or Freehand. Contrary to what some may assume, "digital painting" does not mean the pieces are "rendered" or created using filters, but are painted as with any traditional media. The difference being that the brush happens to be an electronic, pressure-sensitive stylus, and the canvas a screen. In addition to painting into the wee hours of the night, and driving her boyfriend up the wall with her quirkiness, Stephanie dances Flamenco, plays piano, and burrows through her books like a true bookworm. To learn more about her artwork visit her website at http://www.shadowscapes.com