Empyreal Dissonance

by YTE + MESA

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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

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

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

featuring:

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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Track Name: Sunrise on 91
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
Track Name: Psychosis at 11 AM
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
Track Name: Decaying Empire
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
Track Name: Ontario
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

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