Construct

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c.m.bradfordart 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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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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All Songs Written and Recorded by SLOWEARTH
Copyright 2016

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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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SlowEarth is an Atlanta, GA. based 4-piece electro-rock band with an engaging and powerful presence and sound. Fusing heavy dance beats, hypnotic melodies, analog synths and a solid rock band with pop sensibilities; SlowEarth has created their own distinctive sound with an explosive energy not to be missed! ... more

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Track Name: Providence
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
Track Name: Rockstar
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
Track Name: What You Want
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?
Track Name: La Dolce Vita
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
Track Name: Gods of War
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!!!
Track Name: transmission
<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>
Track Name: Autonoman
Let there be no mistake for your sake
I know 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
Track Name: Disconnect
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)
Track Name: Same Mistake
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
Track Name: Chosen Ones
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!!
Track Name: Telekonnect
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.
Track Name: Shaman
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...
Track Name: Carpe
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
Track Name: Construct Pt.1
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 --
Track Name: resistance
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
Track Name: Construct Pt.2
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?
Track Name: Judgment Day
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.