Dead Computer Blues

by Sigmatropic

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1.
Pick the front seat to see gravity working in the limb of a floating world Fear the gifts that good men hold with a flame to torch the world Burn, die when some day's dawn kills your dazzling love Fire, still burning, higher, although too late, Lyre, still learning, from a cartoon-like fate, from an animated hate Homesick, homeland, homebound let your future shape Seascape, soulscape, dreamscape, there’s no real escape There’s a war between you and your heart and your world is torn apart And there is a machine in some people’s soul that builds a soul in all machines Fire, still burning, preaching about what you lose. My lyre, still learning, from your dead computer blues, dead computer blues I know you since the dawn of time, loved your rhyming singing heart Rainbow-colored water drops rusting your machine bolts You may find a machine in your soul that kills the souls in all machines Fire, still burning, reminding that you never loose. My lyre, still waiting, to sing your dead computer blues, dead computer blues
2.
04:05
Grain of sugary sand mounting dunes of torturing silence Crying child floods a dam air rushes through deadly sirens You love to fail my passing line You won’t let me escape from what’s crystallized Little she, a rising ego piles up to a lower sky Always next to a paper hero meet at last behind the bars The bars that no one wants to see That crystallize in a bad dream Thirsty in the middle of the sea Sometimes a hidden thing of silly lovingness Then freeze in nothingness Among false credos a familiar face in bad command The blade is her mirror of still waters, of crystallized sand. The sand that covers the eternal bed Crystallized, alert to an end. False commands for acerbic cells Still crystallized in a cage and yell The sand that covers the eternal bed Crystallized, in a cage and yell! False commands for acerbic cells Crystallized in a cage and yell!
3.
04:28
Oh ma look, my arms are back! Oh ma watch me being drawn up! Oh ma how come they all know me? Oh ma will they blow my home up? You already knew who I was, when I rose through a wave I'm a flush in the greatest grand masters’ art strokes I lived in the wild layers of your mind trips ‘Nobody’ armed my hands Yet you all enjoyed my fall You still love to call me ‘babe’, a rose in a wave AND I SINK! AND I SINK! AND I SINK! AND I SINK! Oh ma your violent streets give me the shivers Oh ma your bridges are simply connecting rivers I’ll be there on every calling Now I’ll do my homework while nobody is watching Sinking is no pulling back; i will be never left to sack! AS I SINK! AS I SINK! AND I SINK! AND I SINK! I'm a tearful river in your fireplace I burn tumors in democracy’s birthplace In a state of suspense of the manhood I'm the nigger of your mighty neighborhood Now it’s time to bye-bye my friends Home is where any muddy seabed is Till I meet my fisherman-and-angel But god almighty knows surely when My word stays pure and clear; and that is your greatest fear AND I’LL SINK! AND I SINK! AND I SINK! AND I SINK! AND I SINK! AND I SINK! AND I SINK!...
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Spaceface, you're in slow pace, the sea in your eyes never obeys Spaceface dressed in worldly grace; left nothing to gain with your memory erased Spaceface so tired to race The calmness in your mind unlawfully signed Spaceface my deep, moving bass, so blinded by the constellations of your skin Spacecage in a slow revenge Start to sing with a broken violin With nothing new to bring, you decide to sing; to the softest tune, I am immune. Spaceface, you're in slow pace; to the party of your soul, the sky clouds whisper Spaceface, blown in bubbly space and candy canes are growing in your way Catch a slower rocket, as you were born on earth A lower deal, no prophet, that hides divinely, immersed Spaceface, you're in slow pace, the sea in your eyes never obeys Spaceface, dressed in worldly grace; with nothing to gain with your body erased Spaceface so tired to race A calmness in your mind unlawfully signed Spaceface your deep, moving bass, and candy canes are growing in your way Catch a slower rocket, as your home is still earth Your peace may never be in silence And your love may never glow like flame Catch a slower rocket, as your home is still earth Your peace may never be in silence And your love may never glow like flame Catch a slower rocket! Catch a slower rocket
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02:38
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The clouds of Antarctica have spread through the world Please make a guess and live to the end To see how the world ends you need to use your lever For the clouds of Antarctica want to stay there forever The beasts are fed in their wake They drink my milk with bread Wanna see the clouds going away? Let the poets sail free the bay The clouds of Antarctica have sneaked in my air They’ve spawned seeds and stones - I'm one of them The true meaning of winter is found in the mist The clouds of Antarctica are today’s hidden beast The beasts are fed in their wake They drink my milk with bread Wanna see the clouds going away? Let the poets sail free the bay It takes a brain cataclysm to chase the clouds away It takes a new god to wake up in a clear day It takes a new math to hide them in the desert It takes a new grammar to see them gone forever. We feed the beasts in their wake They drink my milk with bread Wanna see the clouds going away? Let the poets sailing free the bay The clouds of Antarctica The clouds of Antarctica The clouds of Antarctica See them gone forever! See them gone forever! The clouds of Antarctica, See them gone forever! The clouds of Antarctica, See them gone forever! See them gone forever! Forever
8.
The plains spread so vast around Stay calm and make no sound Forgetting all about innocence I will show you what I found: I navigate beyond the air A close planet to share Water streams and fountains on the rocks Ignited stars that always glare An open world, yours to conquer! Ladybugs and honeybees Aviate among the spheres And the giant panda in his tiny barge Bails the clouds out with his feet The rabbit shuffles with the sails With the cat tied from the tail Baboons and chimps on the central mast Of a giant dish that turns and swirls But please, not so close to my fears I heard you humming ‘round my bed A hundred light years away from earth Songwriter of a forgotten ache I’ll see you when I'm all awake Love is a witch; sings banging a long stick I will always watch you from my distant star And may you wear your shiny crown And be a princess in your town And be the princess of your town The princess of your town! The princess of your town!
9.
The valley of toys is switched off, the city is gone to bed I'm walking on roofs to find you, as I'm counting the smoky threads I am everything you don’t need to know, I see your little things you can’t hide But I'm telling you I'm not evil, I'll always be by your side; Always by your side When Jesus walked the streets of Athens, it felt like giving birth A thousand saints already took the front seat; and you cheered your guts loud to death Not a single tiny miracle, every record was purged away But do not waste your memory lane, girl; any scream of yours can be heard; It perfectly can be heard When Jesus sang the blues in Athens my kingdom easily went out of sight His sleep was timeless with hidden promise; his cross was painted blue and white An iconic amorphous diamond, I hope your zing will turn to a blow I’ll be waiting with my fingers crossed, girl, for the story of Spring told by Fall Spring by the hands of Fall! Could satisfy your every need, anything your mom and dad can't Here is my precious gift, a gun and a pillow to lay your blown head The valley of toys is switched off, the city is gone to bed I'm following the clues to find you, inside a genius brain or a clown’s head Reverse walking my path in time, to find your little things you couldn’t hide I feel smaller but I'm not evil, I'm only sung that way through godly skies I'm just sung that way! I could satisfy your every need, anything your mom and dad can't I’ll drive you to the galaxies, my simple see-what-you-are-missing plan I’ll drive you to the galaxies, anything your mom and dad can't I‘ll satisfy your every need, more than any wonder boy can …and then I’ll walk the streets of your town
10.
04:55
I'm saving a very special song inside me I'm singing just for you I know you won’t listen the way I want you to But I don’t bother I'm worried if it’s all worthwhile The music and the words So give me five more minutes, if you can I know that you’re up to nothing at this time I know that you don’t get me right I know that you don’t get me right Oh, please, please give me five more minutes Oh, please, please give me five more minutes Open your ears and hear, and give me some time You know it’s not easy that’s playing and seeing You know it’s not easy that’s playing and seeing Nightmares will be finished Just give me five more minutes, give me five more minutes Oh, please, please give me five more minutes Oh, please, please give me five more minutes Open your ears and hear, and give me some time I know it’s not easy that’s playing and seeing You know it’s not easy that’s playing and seeing And nightmares will be finished And give me five more minutes, Give me five more minutes I suppose it’s a good deal between you and me I suppose it’s a good deal between you and me
11.
Why do you love me so much? Why do you love my child so much? Or is it more than what I think, (when you say that) you love my family? Why do you love me so much? What have I done that you love me so much? And love my parents’ parents so much? Or is it more than what I think that you also love my history? What have I done to love me so much? We all have to manage, we all have to face the new state of things: We accept love and we accept care from those we don’t speak of Why do you care about me so much? Why do you hate what I love so much? You hate those that I help so much? You hate what I believe, you hate what I I read Why do I you love my eyes? Hopeless home for a disguise [They are the] perfect home for the ghost looking for a host Why do I you love my eyes? In a bright new day, you come and meet what I pray for “we are of the same old blood”, You say; (Let’s) walk hand-in-hand into the flood [future] How do you manage the state of things: We accept love and care from those we don’t speak of In a dark new day, you find me when I pray And make my old blood flow Flow free into the flood A red red flood [the reddest flood of all!]

about

The new album of Sigmatropic "Dead Computer Blues" comes as a natural continuation and evolution of the 18year music career of the band.

The album raises questions but also yearns for the future once dreamed, hoping that it will come back full of new promises. Its subject theme is the personal crisis experienced by everyone these days. The dead computer tells the story starting from the end, as the vehicle that redefines the future onto an orbit that is, finally, not prearranged by others. The dead computer is also the symbol of the redefinition of music.

From the pseudo-punk pseudo-criticism of "Onion Rock" to the politic-religious fiction of "When Jesus Walked the Streets of Athens" and from the nostalgic look of "Spaceface" (borrowed from a verse of David Bowie) to the cover version of Libido Blume’s "Off Hand", the tracklisting of "Dead Computer Blues" consists of 10 tracks that are made with materials of prosperity and decline of our civilization. All the band members have collaborated in the creation of the final sound and in the arrangements, while "Crystallized" features John Drenogiannis on the electric guitar.

“Dead Computer Blues” is out on CD, LP + bonus cd and digital album from Inner Ear.

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released November 18, 2014

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All songs: words and music Akis Boyatzis, except "Off Hand": words and music Dimitris Stergiou

Arranged by Sigmatropic

Sigmatropic:
Akis Boyatzis: main and backing vocals, bass, acoustic guitar, programming
Fivos Zitis: electric and classical guitar, backing vocals
Theodore Pistiolas: piano, moog synthesizer, theremin, mandolin, ukulele, backing vocals
Yiannis Tryferoulis: drums

Yiannis Drenoyiannis: electric guitar on “Crystallized”

Recorded and engineered by Akis Boyatzis at Sigmastudio (Athens, Greece)
Drums recorded & engineered by Loukas & Giannis Avgerinos at Pandora’s Box Studio (Larissa, Greece)
Mastered by Giannis Christodoulatos at Sweet Spot Studio (Athens, Greece)

Artwork by dB
Original Cover Image: Digital image courtesy of the Getty's Open Content Program
Jean-François Millet (French, 1814 - 1875)
Portrait of Louise-Antoinette Feuardent, 1841, Oil on canvas
The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles

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