Left in Relief

by Atheists

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Travis Button This album is truly unique, versatile, weird, thoughtful, and any other adjective you could think of all at the same time. Kind of reminding me of Sing Leaf a bit but lots of influences could probably be heard. Thanks for following me on Twitter or I probably wouldn't have come across this!
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I wanted to take a break from my reliance on acoustic guitar, so I tried something that I had never tried before: using keyboards, synths, and beats. It's not exactly danceable, but let's be honest - that isn't much of a surprise, is it? Anyway, I went out on a limb, and this is the result.

I hope you like it.

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released April 6, 2018

All songs written, performed, and produced by Atheists.
Illustrations and layout by Atheists.

Recorded in the fall of 2017.

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Track Name: Creatures
Morning, an opening for us. Drawing an instinct from below us. Fielding the chaos that surrounds us. Carry it over me. Carry it over you. Connect the dots and connect the tissue. A lumbering bold and slumbering cold body; a carapace of old. See the creatures - see the way they inhabit a home. Taking me away from where I rest. Knowing, always believing in the best. Drawing an old instinct from the dust. Carry it over me. Carry it over you. Connect the dots and connect the tissue. A lumbering bold and slumbering cold body; a carapace of old. See the creatures - see the way they construct a home. It all begins, I think, before we could have known. Translated through a film of water through a phone - something's bound to get lost when it leaves the home. An alchemy: the purely dazzling enormity of home. See the creatures - see how we inhabit our own.
Track Name: Left in Relief
Cut out of nothing into something. What should have been here? What could have been here? I don't wanna be left in relief. Blooming, up from the bone. The vertices of truth of colliding. The certainties of life dividing. I don't wanna be left in relief.
Track Name: Half-Known
Darkness, dark night; silver-lit twilight. Driving myself home. Half-out and half-alive. Never turn around, lest we run aground. A fever in any form. Half-free and half-bound. The turning of the road - a black slick down below. I can hear the rushing sea: half-want and half-need. I require no space, no time to see the constellation as it lies before me. And though there is no chance of rising up for air, I will take this dance. All is fair, all is fair. A feeling rising up (it is unable to stop): the water's blurring plea. Half-heard and half-believed. A myth once recorded, embedded, engraved in my memory. Half-known, and half only believed. The water's blurring plea half-heard and half only believed. And though there is no chance of rising up for air, I will take this dance. All is fair, all is fair. An eye that can see through every dark hallway: a secret weapon of time.
Track Name: Dreamshell
Is there a secret space dreams go? Dreams go. To be kept safe? When the time is not now and will not be soon. Is there somewhere dreams go? Do they burn and turn to ash? Do they ever happen to walk past? Unsure of which pleasantry to say. Maybe it depends how you left things. Maybe it depends how you left.
Track Name: Conspiracy Theory
Take me to the place where it all began. I need to see with my own two eyes where this shit first ran. Let me electrify the ground, I'll make it hard to stand. Break it down below, shatter its bones, so this shit will land. Furthermore, tell me more about your specific part in this plan. Were you the mastermind, or simply a measly hired hand taken out of your comfort zone of cotton and dimly lit lamps? If I have a say, man, you will never sleep again. The flame will never die, it will only evolve and grow. Try to fight it and you will find a pain that you've never known. You'll never see it coming, and I promise you'll never see it leave. Wait wait wait, I've got to figure this all out.. Don't try to distract me, I know what they've been after now. It doesn't take a professional to see what I am without. Taken me for what I'm worth and now - well, what now? I never saw it coming, and I'm sure I will never see it leave.
Track Name: Minerva
Thought it was over, but it's just beginning. No I had no idea that it would take so long. Broke the fever, but still have the stains - I need the reminder, so I don't make the same mistakes again. Minerva! Be with me! I feel like an empty vessel! Minerva! Be with me. Now that I'm here covered in water, no I had no idea that things could go so wrong. Minerva! Be with me! I feel like an empty vessel! Minerva! Be with me. Minerva, I wish I knew more back before. Minerva, I wish I knew. I wish I knew more.
Track Name: No Wires
I want to go where there's no grid and there are no wires. I need to hear the beat of the Earth, ears unencumbered by towers. My head is full of such distractions. It's hard to do anything at all. Out in the vista it's like a painting. It's undisturbed by man's call. No eyes no time no eyes no wires. There is going to be a chance for you to be here - be here now and now will be then. Now will be all there is. No eyes no time no eyes no wires.
Track Name: Wax
Satellite...
carry my voice
over sea and over rock
and boomerang it
back to me.
Track Name: Only Dreaming
Am I only dreaming of a place? Am I only dreaming? A place where I will be. A place where you will, too. A place where I can be - just be - and you can, too. Am I only dreaming? Am I only dreaming? Am I only dreaming of a place? Come to me! Come to me! Come to me!

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