Misery in Soliloquy

by Symbion Project

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    4th full length album 5 years in the making, released in sept 2009 on cd & dvd features both stereo and quad surround audio

    following in the footsteps of 2003's "immortal game," this latest album returns to the esoteric beats, scratchy vinyl samples, and lush synthesizers that are trademarks of the symbion project sound.

    working closely with simon swarbrick, who also added strings to UHP's "subtle things ep," many of the songs feature an array of elaborate string arrangements that breath life into the mechanical beats.

    melissa kaplan of UHP adds her beautiful vocals and lyricsto many of the songs in addition to kasson who sings on quite a few as well.

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4th full length album 5 years in the making, released in sept 2009 on cd & dvd features both stereo and quad surround audio

following in the footsteps of 2003's "immortal game," this latest album returns to the esoteric beats, scratchy vinyl samples, and lush synthesizers that are trademarks of the symbion project sound.

working closely with simon swarbrick, who also added strings to UHP's "subtle things ep," many of the songs feature an array of elaborate string arrangements that breath life into the mechanical beats.

melissa kaplan of UHP adds her beautiful vocals and lyricsto many of the songs in addition to kasson who sings on quite a few as well.

overall, the flavor of this album is dark, melancholy, and introspective. this album was also the first chance to mix the album both in stereo and in quad surround.the album comes on both a stereo audio cd and a video dvd containing both the quad surround dts mix in addition to a hi-res 24bit 44.1KHz stereo mix. if you like symbion project in stereo, you can only imagine it spread over 4 speakers and immersed in the soundscape.

credits

released October 6, 2009

written by k.crooker // songs 2 & 11 cowritten with melissa r kaplan (universal hall pass) // published by speed of dark music (bmi) // strings played, arranged, & recorded by simon swarbrick // mastered by tom waltz @ waltz audio // layout & design by clifford stoltze @ stoltze design // photos courtesy of dorothea van camp

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Track Name: Exploited & Exposed
All bad things have to begin
Just chose the place and time
I pick a fight I cannot win
And let you have your way with me
Let you take away my pride

You make me weak
You make me weak
You make me weak
(You make me weak)

Not that I could ever hope
To carry on with this charade
You made
I'm left exploited and exposed
A lapse of faith in who I am
Turned into a mascarade

You make me weak
You make me weak
You make me weak
You make me weak

You make me weak
You make me weak
You make me weak
You make me weak
Track Name: Beyond Orion's Arm
Small star
How you've come to grow such stellar arms
So far away
Or just an earthly ghost of yesterday

So, so afraid
Lights can lengthen shadows by the yard
This is hard
To let a halo dim itself and go
Beyond Orion's arm

So far away
Or just too close to what was yesterday?
Hold the matter in
And bars may form across those stellar arms
For just a star


Pulsars
Buckle from the weight of heavy hearts
Words - worlds away
Your halo's sending missives anyway
So, you're so removed
No constellation scatters by a sound
They're still around
For every standard candle has a fit-ful luminary heart

For just a star...
For just a star...
For just a star...

Small star
How you've come to grow such stellar arms
So far away
Or just an earthly ghost of yesterday
So, so afraid
Lights can lengthen shadows by the yard
This is hard
To let a halo dim itself and go
Beyond Orion's arm
Track Name: Exercise in Futility
I exercise in
Futility, it
Keeps me fit and
Makes me thin. I
Venture out into
The bleak light
On a lark, on
A random whim. You
Overwhelm my
Sense of balance. I
Hold it tight
Keep it close
And controlled and within

This chemistry can
Only create more
Disbelief
You call the shots
You hold all the reins tied to me

Yours is the voice of uncertainty
Where is this path you are leading me?
Some sort of twisted methodology
I may be deaf, but I still can see

Yours is the voice of uncertainty
Where is this path you are leading me?
Some sort of twisted methodology
I may be deaf, but I still can see
Track Name: An Ocean Full of Waves
Another day

Another day

Another day

Just a fragment of my life
An ocean full of waves
Another day

To forgive my errant ways
And the turmoil that I made
Another day

Each one a step ahead
Let's push the past away
Another day

To leave this place behind
To settle under dust
Another day

To hold you in my arms
And feel your beating heart
Another day

To feel the faintest breath
With my head upon your chest
Another day

Just a fraction of my life
An ocean full of waves
Another day

Another - day
Track Name: I Need More Green than Grey
Pull me close
Seduce me with your noise
Don't look down
I'll see you for what you are
Bring me in
You've stolen all my friends
Draw me near
And make promises you can't keep

Underground
Full of chaos and decay
Bide my time
How heavy you must weigh
Push me out
And that's okay
Cast me off
I need more green than grey
Track Name: Self-Destruct & Self-Destroyed
All good things will have to end
How could I fuck up once again?
Why did I let there be this void?
Self-destruct & self-destroyed

The life we built - I tore apart
My own deceit - your broken heart
I seek no shelter from this storm - to avoid

Self-destruct & self-destroyed

Self-destruct & self-destroyed

Self-destruct & self-destroyed
Track Name: Elastic Words
Your elastic words snap back
The stinging pierces deep and fills me with your pain
No antidote can save me from the fact
That thoughts of sympathy I cannot entertain

Every move I make just tightens up your grip
Your damaged psyche cannot be undone
Every move I make just tightens up your grip
Why don't you let me slip away from you?

This push and pull, it frightens me
Bound by promises I know I cannot keep
This push and pull confuses me
Take advantage while my tired eyes
My tired eyes are full of sleep

You thought that I could save you from yourself
Some sort of shield, some kind of shining knight
Hidden thoughts are hazards to your health
I will not fan the flames that passion would ignite

Every move I make just tightens up your grip
Your skewed perspective cannot be undone
Every move I make just tightens up your grip
Why don't you let me slip away from you?
Track Name: The Smallest Pearl
My pitch sea
You worry me
As how, not why
Before her waves
Subside to find
The smallest pearl
Inside
An ocean's heart
She unfolds invisible
I'll know you'll find
A sheltered home
Come in
From
The
Cold

Your cosmic force
Will run its course

Your cosmic force
[able to discern]
Will run its course
[secrets we will learn]
Your cosmic force
[all the tides will turn]
Will run its course
[and the heavens burn]

Your cosmic force
[able to discern]
Will run its course
[secrets we will learn]
Your cosmic force
[all the tides will turn]
Will run its course
[and the heavens burn]
Track Name: Misery in Soliloquy
I wore my heart upon my sleeve
Only to brush it away on some later day
Something I forgot - something we need
Left out in the rain
After our first date

No more misery
No more misery
No more misery
No more misery

How could I miss it for so long?
To carry on each day
Nothing left to say
You showed me how unconsciously
I tried to hide below
The greedy undertow

No more misery
In soliloquy

No more misery
In soliloquy

No more misery
In soliloquy

No more misery
In soliloquy

I see you in the muted light
Easy to enthrall
Quixotic to a fault
So exotic in this faded night
The ocean breeze
Whispers absently

No more misery
No more misery
No more misery
No more misery

No more misery
In soliloquy

No more misery
In soliloquy

No more misery
In soliloquy

No more misery
In soliloquy