Construct

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CMB A powerful & sobering tour-de-force commentary on modern American culture, highlighted by the expansive guitar & adept programming that have been the trademark of this lot since their formative years. As a concept album, CONSTRUCT rivals the likes of Queensrÿche's OPERATION: MINDCRIME in tone & temperament, evoking the discomfort of a collective look in the mirror. For those who still value physical presentation in music, the packaging is an exquisite artistic touch rarely seen these days. Favorite track: Autonoman.
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    SlowEarth spent four years in the studio with the concept: A visceral and provocative deconstruction of the American Dream. The 95-minute opus is both inspirational and disturbing, the juxtaposition of two diametrically opposed themes.

    SLOWEARTH challenges us to visit the modern era of fear-fed greed and manipulation, to face our conflicted disconnection and to reclaim autonomy, personal responsibility and meaning.
    Put more simply, CONSTRUCT is about searching for connection and meaning in a world filled with illusion.

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1.
Providence 05:52
I want to bleed, I'm looking for the point of this From what I see, I'm looking for the things I missed I want the Truth it's at the bottom in the middle of a heap of lies One world drifts away The other comes to play Almost complete Too far away Before I leave It's still not right One world drifts away The other comes to play Can not turn away Turn my back, from what is real From what I've seen He looked the same as you do could be my best friend But I killed him now he's gone Can never see the light of day. Or hear the music. I know, I'll never be the same again In a second it's blown away Why me not him what's fair what's even sane. We gotta do it all again
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contact pt.1 00:33
3.
Rockstar 03:42
I wanna be your rock star lover I wanna take you under cover I'm gonna be your mystery I want a place in history I'm gonna be your rock star lover. I see the signs that tell me where to take you All my life I've been the lucky one Yeah, that's me, the prodigal son, and I can be you, all you, EVERY ONE. Let me fit in so I can be the stranger Let me inside and take me out of danger. Let me take a trip so I can stay longer Let me take a sip so I can stay, baby. We're not the only ones lost in the madness and maybe all of 'this' will be forgotten. Don't want to be ordinary, to be What they say you should be There's more to this routine I wanna be I wanna be.... I've spent my time in heaven and hell, I know something in between can do you well I can be the cliché, I'll be your loaded gun In the guise of tonight, you'll be the only one. Take a taste of all the things before you, I can't wait till the gravity comes. I monopolise on the situation I'm gonna be your number one. We're not the only ones lost in the madness and maybe all of 'this' will be forgotten. Don't want to be ordinary, to be What they say you should be There's more to this routine I wanna be your rock star lover, Don't wanna talk about no other I wanna be your rock star lover
4.
I'll crack the earth I'll break the sky I'll fall into your abyss I'll back you up and throw it down to take away your doubt I'll give you what you want...but will I give you what you want? Tell me Discovering forgotten places we love the journey now And while we go this way we should asking ourselves How we give it what we want Is it really what we want We want A holiday from all these things that trouble we I follow you, you follow me We want the same things....now we know it Can you believe it?
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To get what you want, you have to let go Can't be common, or be status quo The time is ripe and it all starts with hype It's time to buy my piece of the pie Gotta be open, let your mind go insane Show the whole world life in the fast lane The money, the cars, the houses, the rock stars Everything is mine for the taking, mine for the making... What's mine is mine and yours is mine What's mine is mine - I want what's mine What's mine is mine and yours is mine What's mine is mine is mine all mine. Lives were lost and freedoms fought So that we could hold the world in our hands We have it all, it's ours to take The dream is our reality our dream is our reality All you have to do is believe! BELIEVE What's mine is mine and yours is mine What's mine is mine - I want what's mine What's mine is mine and yours is mine What's mine is mine is mine all mine I just want what's mine, Just tell me where to sign. I'll do my dance and sing my song I'll do my part. Is that so wrong? What's mine is mine is mine it's yours is mine All mine
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consumnation 00:41
7.
Gods of War 05:09
This whole spectacle is for your enjoyment I hope you don't mind the small print I've got it covered with all of my intent I just need your time, a moment to present Trust me, my intentions are what's best for me and my agenda is for you to be free. Let me into your head let me show you what you want over and over and over and over and over Come forward and accept your prize Be the winner you will despise Break through, be your disguise YOU are now the machine of lies Just close your eyes, It's a compromise The American Way is to patronize We justify, sensationalize, lies, lies, lies... These fireworks, you can fear and see It's best to watch, while you're on your knees Please believe me, You're the only one Oh god believe me, you got potential, son I see YOU, for what are, I must feed You can BE all you can BE Join me, stay with me, give to me You'll soon find, you're nothing without me Bring forth all your meek and bow down before your gods of war! The only thing to fear is the Fear itself - and we have it all and more!! HA HA HA HA HA HA!!!
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transmission 01:31
<TRANSMISSION> "If it weren't for all those intellectual elitists, we could certainly pay you what YOU deserve, but our enormous bonuses won't pay themselves! As everyone knows, when WE have more, THERE IS MORE TO SHARE! SO, we need to CUT THE FAT! And, unfortunately, that means many of you little piggies will have to be cut loose. Those of you LUCKY enough to stay will certainly have your work cut out for you! Think of this as a fantastic opportunity to PROVE YOUR WORTH! By WORKING MORE and being paid LESS, you have a chance to PROVE how appreciative you are to us to still have your job! And in return, we will surely show you just how much we appreciate your work!" <END TRANSMISSION>
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Autonoman 04:29
Let there be no mistake for your sake I hope you get what you want If what you want is really what you want Facsimile of a man once again I know you want to believe If you believe what you wanna believe Autonoman ...son of a son ...another one You see what you want to see If you see only what you want to see
10.
psychophant 01:41
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Disconnect 04:25
Taken out of context Spoken by the mime Suffer to the one who falls within you Now you see you're blind Kicking out of reflex Circles in a line Never see the one who stumbles through you Run right through the sign And inside I might find Toward the further reaches of behind My mind tries to tell lies, but if I try not to try What will I find down inside I disconnect Me from me cannot hear cannot see Disconnect (go) Shaking from the coldness The world inside my mind Terrorize the one who's locked inside you Lying deep inside Peeking through a window In front is now behind Never see the one who runs into you Go right through the sign ....(go) And inside I might find Toward the further reaches of behind My mind tries to tell lies, but if I try not to try What will I find down inside I disconnect Me from me cannot hear cannot see Disconnect (go)
12.
alienation 02:04
13.
Same Mistake 03:14
I crawl around on the world I know We make the movie but the fashion is slow The stakes are high and the tide is low It's just a feeling; a funny feeling I've never gone so far I realize who we are I can make the same mistake I can make the same mistakes I am me
14.
Contact pt.2 05:53
15.
coercion 00:48
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Chosen Ones 04:39
The balance that we hate The beauty that we break The everything we make The nothing we forsake I am the one you can hate I am the one you can break I am the one you can rape I am the thing you can take Do we know what we do? What do we know what we know? What we are? We are What. A law that we obey. Where are we? Where we are. What do know know? We are told. We are the chosen ones. We are the broken ones. We are the ones that are the ones that see the ones who make the ones who create the ones that are the ones who aren't the ones that make the ones who are the ones that take the ones that see the ones that's every one you are the one we are the one we are the one we are the one.. We are the chosen ones... HEY, HEY, HEY!! WE ARE THE CHOSEN ONES!!
17.
oneness 00:34
18.
Telekonnect 05:04
We're never the same, but we all have ways we're restrained we want the same things but we're too busy trying to refrain from feeding on, from drinking of the same vein we want the same things...we want the same We are the wire, we are connective tissue. I look inside, you look inside you see me I see you. can we construct, can we create a new 'we' is it wrong, is it? If we could only telekonnekt communicate another way? and find a way to rise above all the right, all the wrong If we could only telekonnekt and find a way to reset we could find a way to become Two become One We never relate but we all want to say the same things We've been trained to not say things that might cause too much pain. It's not the way, these traditions are so arcane. we feel the same things...we feel the same. There is more...to us than flesh and bone Can we transcend? can we be part of the unknown? let's take a chance, and break away these constraints become one, become one.
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Shaman 05:13
Follow my lead as you dance with me Footsteps that you burn are the path I take The air that you breath is the space you make You captivate me and make me feel I am free Everything I think you should be, is everything you are because we become everything else, I am there with you. Bind me, untie me, contain me, release me... Security, confide in me, in spite of me - I'll be. [CODA] You are the only way...
20.
sanctuary 00:35
21.
Carpe 04:41
There was a time I could not see the trees Forests grew so dense, so wide, so free When the things that meant the most were all so clear, were all so clean. I could sit for hours in wide-eyed wonder dreaming of lightning, rain and thunder I could smell the dew, feel the wind, hear the leaves I could sit alone and think and breath. And run. Run *I can feel it closing in* Run *It will steal the child within* Run *a mother's daughter, father's son* Run *Can we resist, can we outrun?* Run *Can we escape the midnight sun?* Run *It's already begun....* Shadows fall, dark creeps in The shapes and wind play games causing fear within Somethings coming, I can hear it closing in Always looming, watching, waiting to begin Run *I can feel it closing in* Run *It will steal the child within* Run *a mother's daughter, a father's son* Run *Can we outrun?* I hear the howl of hunger in the distance My panic rises with my heart's resistance I pick up the pace while the shadows stretch... The branches sting with their slight caress. The air grows thick as I can sense my thieves. My footing is stolen by these devious leaves I stumble, I fall, I taste the cool of the earth I lay cold and alone and think back to my birth... I wanna run inside my mind I run, run, run... I wanna hide. RUN
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domination 00:50
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We got to build this construct To keep in the things that we want keep out the thing that we don't want We've got to build this construct To keep in the things that we need and keep out the things we don't want ATTACK! Forces all around we hear and see UNDER SIEGE! No matter where you are, you will receive CONTROL! The messages they've planted underneath ASSAULT! On all our senses till we believe they come armed with clever schemes and promising the 'American Dream' all I have to do is sign the line and everything will be all mine We can RESIST We must CONSTRUCT We can RESIST We must CONSTRUCT We got to build this construct To keep in the things that we want keep out the things we don't want We've got to build this construct To keep in the things that we need and keep out the things we don't want We got to build this construct To keep in the things that we want To keep out the things we dont need We got to build this construct To keep in the things that we need And keep out the things we don't want We got to build this construct To keep in the things that we want And keep out the things we don't need We got to build this construct To keep in the things that we need And keep out the things we don't want ATTACK!: "I've heard the call. I believe God wants me to run for President! Power to the people!" CONTROL! "Be an army of one as we wage a war against drugs and terrorism. CAN YOU HEAR ME NOW?" ASSAULT!: "We're everywhere you want to be and never stop working for YOU. Be all you can be" WE CAN RESIST! "Because there are some things money can't buy! Pledge allegiance to your god!" They come armed with clever schemes and promising the 'American Dream' all I have to do is sign the line and everything will be all mine We can RESIST! We must CONSTRUCT! We can RESIST! We must CONSTRUCT! <TRANSMISSION> -- CONSTRUCT --
25.
resistance 01:54
These sour-faced saints, these sinister fakes They whisper the words, they inflate the stakes We follow the promises, we invest all we have We trust in it blindly, because we have to believe We can be one of them, we can be the elite RESIST! - We are not one of them RESIST! - We are who we are now RESIST! - We are not what we have RESIST! - We are the cracks in the mold RESIST! - We are the chosen ones RESIST! - We are the ones in control
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They broadcast the family, keeping us occupied, while they rape us and break us and sever our ties. They report what's approved by the administration after protecting the religion of the corporate nation A capitalistic propaganda overload to productize us with our own bar codes We sit on our thrones with no one to call United they stand, divided we fall When is 'enough' enough? When is 'too much' too much? When is 'no more' ...no more? And if they offer what you think will last forever I think of you and put it on the line But we are only human In the end we are only human in the end we only want the fantasy Open your eyes, WAKE UP! You're running out, you're running out of time now you're fading out, you're fading out of time now You can't turn your back, can't turn your back It's all too real now, You killed him, now he's gone! They come armed with clever schemes and promising the 'American Dream' all I have to do is sign the line and everything will be all mine! You're running out, you're running out of time now You're fading out, you're fading out of time now Time is running out! It's running out now You're time is running out, No turning back It's just a matter of time now, you're out now! Watch your back! The time is gonna get you, now you're gone You cover your eyes.. Is it your disguise? This world we've made- It's not what you really wanted is it? All you want is to believe we are the same Maybe, someday, you won't be your own enemy But we can hope...we can only hope... Our eyes wide, we're not awake, Our broken hopes sedate us. What we wear will drag down, from what we're really made of. We're a million miles away and yet we've only started This is here and now and who we are and what we are. There's nothin left to take away there is no turning back I'll be there for you can you trust another? HUMAN We all came from this division our lives dependent on decision Will we base our faith on heavy ammunition?
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Judgment Day 04:50
All the things we've said and all the things we've done Can we turn around? Should we tear it all down? Is it fate or faith? Can we toss a coin? Is it love or hate? It's original sin.. We all close our eyes We ignore their cries We wait for judgement day When we'll all say: Where do we go from here? Whom should I send this prayer? How can we make amends? This can't be how it all ends? All the lies and hate we appreciate In the name of fear is what we hold dear. Just name the price and we will sacrifice Our humanity replaced by vanity. We all close our eyes We ignore their cries We wait for judgment day When we'll all say: Where do we go from here? Whom should I send this prayer? How can we make amends? This can't be how it all ends? As the waves come crashing in! We'll be holding hands! In one voice we will pray! Together we will say: Where do we go from here? Whom should I send this prayer? How can we make amends? This can't be how it all ends? It all ends.
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about

SLOWEARTH's latest creation is also their most ambitious effort to date: a thematic double-album magnum opus entitled CONSTRUCT.

SlowEarth wrote CONSTRUCT as an artistic catharsis: a concept piece seamlessly connected by interludes, prologues and epilogues, all under a thematically continuous umbrella.

Lyrically, the album revolves around the impact of government, technology and capitalism on our society'’s inter-connectivity – and its chaotic dis-connectivity. This album represents the summation of a decade’'s worth of reflection, mind-numbing paradox and pivotal frustration, and erupts with melody and lyrics that are sure to at once satisfy and disturb.

Loyal SlowEarth fans have come to crave the hard-hitting electro-rock beats the band is known for, and CONSTRUCT certainly delivers, with added sensuality of rhythmic movement and highly ethereal undercurrents.

CONSTRUCT will reveal SlowEarth'’s most vulnerable side, and it is heartfelt and ruthless. Sounds like Killing Joke, Gary Numan and The Crystal Method making a modern-day American version of Pink Floyd's The Wall.

Over 5 years in the making and clocking in at almost one and a half hours, this is a massive album.
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released July 31, 2014

Zach Solem - Vocals, Programming, Production
Ben Thomas - Programming, Production, Synthesizers
Joe Price - Guitars
Richard Farmer - Drums

Gregory Steward - Additional Programming, Production and Mixing
Eric Richter - Additional Guitars/Lyrics (Autonoman, Disconnect)
PTYL - Programming (What You Want)

Arranged By: Ben Thomas, Zach Solem
Produced By: Zach Solem, Ben Thomas, Gregory Steward
Mixed By: Zach Solem, Gregory Steward, Ben Thomas
Mastered By: Marcel Bellve and Zach Solem

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All Songs Written and Recorded by SLOWEARTH
Copyright 2016

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