Mechanical

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released November 21, 2014

Members:
Emil Kaukonen - Vocals
Jasper Karhunen - Guitar I
Emil Lindqvist - Guitar II
Jonas Holmström - Bass
Viktor Finnäs - Drums & Percussion

Credits:
Alexander Björkqvist, production, mixing & mastering

Benjamin Helling, solo 3 in Digital Scream

Parchment background by Free Seamless Texture, www.freeseamlesstextures.com

Vinyl noise in tracks 1 and 5 by joedeshon, www.freesound.org/people/joedeshon/sounds/140295

Thanks to:
Mikael Robertsson, for Photoshop wizardry; Axel Brink, for his Tanglewood; Benjamin Helling, for his excellence; Caj Finnäs, for drum support; Robert Kangas and Jonas Holmström, for their enthusiasm; Nalle Nyman, for technical expertise; X - YGW; friends and family.

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Track Name: Digital Scream
A dream of an old world
Still sound asleep
A world beneath the deep
Waves drown the scream
A voice left unheard
Waves drawing near
Images of fear
Warning signs
Of a drowning dream
Twisting the real
Into a Digital Scream

Pick out your pads and pods
No time to sleep
The latest Android
He just wants to feed

Head down the street
And make left for memory lane
Escape the world
Where a number is your name

A dream of life
Far from online eyes
A human mind, is no digital device
Means without ends, a lack of common sense
A battle the machine already won

Your world is out of touch
You're out of date
Dare not to disconnect
Then how can you be safe?

The screen will tell you
You're the happiest man alive
Without a question
The machine never lies

A dream of life
Far from online eyes
A human mind, is no digital device
Means without ends, a lack of common sense
A battle the machine already won
(What have we become?)

Digital men, digital women
Create a social recluse
The modern man has gone too far
In his search for an unpleasant truth
Track Name: City on the Moon
A little too weak
For the stronger eye to see
No will to compete
It's not the fear, but the pressure
That drives me mad

Trapped in a corner
Between walls of red and blue
From where I stand the room looks small
And the colours get mixed up too

Splatters on the ceiling
The voice of one more god
Never heard the voice above
His flock is all too loud

They told me
That life could
Be like a dance on roses
But sometimes
It feels like
All I ever step on are the thorns
Break free from this form

A haven from your world
I'll build a City on the Moon
A home far away from your Earth
My City on the Moon

Machines to guide me
To where I'd never go
Structures to keep me locked
Onto the even flow

I will build a planet
A retreat to call my home
I will twist the chains and build
A new world of my own

They told me
That life could
Be like a dance on roses
But sometimes
It feels like
All I ever step on are the thorns
Break free from this form

A haven from your world
I'll build a City on the Moon
A home far away from your Earth
My City on the Moon

All in line waiting for the countdown
The world looks small from up above
Sublunar life demands a fight
Here and now we must make a stand and

Now I know
That life should
Be like a dance on roses
Now I wish
That I could
Ignite and leave it all behind
Leave space and time for

A haven from your world
I'll build a City on the Moon
A home far away from your Earth
My City on the Moon
Track Name: Rain Fire from the Sky
I'm stranded
On an icy shore
Here I built my city
In a ruin from the storm
At the root of their mountain
Is where we made our home
A colony of outcasts
Systematically alone

No water for the thirsting soul
A struggle through dust and gravel
To climb the highest top alone
Just to fall again

A chain
Of hands against their wall
A gathering of heroes
The ones who never fall
Stare up at the darkness
Where they keep the sun
If the climb is too high
Bring the mountain down

Now we light up like fireflies
Against the darkening sky
Together we could learn how to survive

Rain fire from the sky
On the next in line
Through the madness
How did we survive?
Killed by our nation's
Every expectation
How many lives
Will we give for a lie?

No sunlight for the tired soul
The climb feels never-ending
The hands lose touch of the stone
And down comes the rain

The outside becomes a prison
Their heights defy me
I'm drained of all ambition
Their heights deny me
Up above beyond our reach
The sky is opening
Now the cracks begin to show
The wall is crumbling

Rain fire from the sky
On the next in line
Through the madness
How did we survive?
Killed by our nation's
Every expectation
How many lives
Will we give for a lie?
Track Name: Across the Atom Sea
Countless waves
Come to clothe
Hallow shapes
Out at sea

Sailing on a crystal clear sea of entities
Tides across the endless grid drifting in between
The clockwork's shattered now, the golden hands retreat
Traces of emotion lost without community

On a spindrift through time
Facing featureless voids
As the hauling begins

Echoing voices from the deepest ocean floor
Memories of the chaos and the endless lust for more
The sun is burnt and black, toxic air deludes
Ride on the acid wave of past mistakes anew

Countless waves streaming from the centerpiece
Come to clothe islands in disharmony
Hallow shapes surfacing to break the peace
Out at sea a final dying evergreen

The blackened matter holds the world outside the lines
Conscious choice to deconstruct and build another lie
The end was put in motion in the name of liberty
Survivors wait to drown all across the Atom Sea

Countless waves streaming from the centerpiece
Come to clothe islands in disharmony
Hallow shapes surfacing to break the peace
Out at sea a final dying evergreen
Track Name: Mechanical Mind
Beneath the waves
Beneath the waves I flee
Beneath the waves
Beneath the waves I flee

Machine devoid of anger that never turns to rust
Late human data erased
A synthetic lifeblood to keep me alive
Trapped in this motionless space

Life in the clockwork the hours passing by
Programmed to follow the code
A maze of connections the circuits are down
Derelict they corrode

No human unit survives on its own
Burnt on the pyre of the free
The walls of the motherlode falling apart
Jackhammer of liberty

Wheels of an order that never seem to stop
Churning any protest
No new world Leviathan ocean machine
Deep in the blue I will rest

Welcome to my fears
Hear the ratchet, hear the gears
A world inside a machine, static reality
Half-life with no will, the core is pushing nil
Within my

Mind Mechanical
I've lost control
To see, to feel, to understand
The world we know
The undertow
Still keeps me underwater

Harbinger of madness, the messenger of doom
Adrift on the endless sea
All life aborted, the shutdown of the core
The juggernaut is finally free

Conduits are failing, the system's breaking down
No signs of life anymore
No one remembers the human machine
Lifeless wreck on the shore

Welcome to my fears
Hear the ratchet, hear the gears
A world inside a machine, static reality
Half-life with no will, the core is pushing nil
Within my

Mind Mechanical
I've lost control
To see, to feel, to understand
The world we know
The undertow
Still keeps me underwater

Welcome to my fears
Hear the ratchet, hear the gears
A world inside a machine, static reality
Half-life with no will, the core is pushing nil
Within my

Mind Mechanical
I've lost control
To see, to feel, to understand
The world we know
The undertow
Still keeps me underwater

I lived in digital
I died in digital