Dead Computer Blues

by Sigmatropic

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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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Track Name: Dead Computer Blues
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
Track Name: Crystallized
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!
Track Name: Sink!
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!...
Track Name: Spaceface (A Slower Rocket)
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
Track Name: The Clouds Of Antarctica
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
Track Name: Astral Lullaby
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!
Track Name: When Jesus Walked The Streets Of Athens
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
Track Name: Off Hand
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
Track Name: Why Do You Love Me So Much (bonus track)
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!]