Empyreal Dissonance


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The beast is waking its blood is pumping Floating metal downstream Tattered white flags beat in the sky For her amber embrace The air of subdued green waning into brown Goddamn this body and its concrete veins They carry me into the fire today They carry her warm corpse today
She goes speaking ethereal and selfish again Wandering in the rain, cold, afraid, and beaten Bloody, naked, and screaming into the fog "Won't you kill me like the panicked animal I am?" "Cut away at my charred roots" "Leave me limp and envisioned" "Lost into a bleak future" She grasps my throat "This keeps happening, It's always happening" Crying eyes stinging through my flesh Through my ugly She throws her life through the glass hallway Staring down the cliffs in her eyes Ready to jump down her throat You're nothing without me I'm nothing without you
Shifting stocks carry her waving hands A drying breath rips away my skin The sunlit lizard cleans its rusty scales Another day for the smoggy beast Laboured in filth Rats scurry their maze Clinging to a broken cog Salvation lies in growth Colonized by pallets A warehouse is my grave Pumping a stagnant heart A warehouse is my grave Pitty the petty king Feed his toxic empire Pitty the pretty prince Feed his lust for power Oil burned arms hold up your sky A poor dirty Atlas to spit upon Hold your tongue for your enforcers Stay in line only strike down Half your blood runs through my veins On a carousel staffed by your mothers Slaving to put the brood in chains You're only free a third of your life YOU'RE ONLY FREE A THIRD OF YOUR LIFE
Ontario 14:16
Like a cold clear sky slowly fading Like a bleeding moon always waining Like the great western dream never beating Solid and sleek are it's starry wing Grounded in twilight divinity moves Bounding the rooftops with cloven hooves Drop into the ocean's sapphire grooves Crack the purple whip her reign is done Emblematic is our deliverance When the golden coin flips into the sky We hang like star-sick angels When the storms wash us away Hear the calls of the misty shore From the seat on the tarmac bayside Bladed engines light the sky And the sleeping heart of the city My heart to Ontario Fighting to keep your head above the clouds Poisoned and thin her fragile legs Collapse into forgotten grazing lands


released July 24, 2018

Tracks 1-3 recorded at the Tririlla Wherehouse in Fullerton, CA on December 21st, 2017

"Ontario" recorded at Riff Mountain in Fullerton, CA on January 4th, 2018

Miscellaneous overdubs recorded at the Wherehouse and Adam and Marie's residencies

Many of the themes, riffs, and motifs here were brought by Mesa and interpreted and improvised live in single takes

Marie McAuliffe - guitar, vocals, lyrics, rainstick, kalimba, field recording, art direction
Adam Heller - guitar, keyboards, synthesizer, instrument cable, album artwork

Joshua Allgood - guitar, fx, shaker
Jake Ingalls - bass, synthesizer, cello
Jon Modell - drums, tampura


Jackson Anthony - didgeridoo on "Sunrise"

Produced, engineered, mixed and edited by Joshua Allgood

Mastered by Brent Vallefuoco at Hear No Evil Studio in Orange, CA



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