Kabuki Death EP

by Z

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about

Kabuki Death was a short lived project I was involved with in November and December of 2011. It consisted of Taylor Ford on guitar, Mario Silva on drums and myself on bass and vocals. With the coming of 2012 Mario Silva and I left to form Magnetic Circus with Jason Kisch. Though Kabuki Death never performed the seeds of some interesting songs were planted in my mind where they began to grow and recently flower.

Only one of these songs, In Stars, was actually completed in any form during the course of the band and even here it is present mostly in structure and bass lines, making this essentially a solo composition inspired by the band Kabuki Death. Milk is a song that I wrote at the time of Kabuki Death that was later performed with Magnetic Circus but never recorded. Heavy Drone was a song in progress at the time of disbanding with only my bass melodies from the quieter central section making it into this new composition inspired by the direction the original songwriting process was heading. All guitar and keyboards recomposed by myself for this project. All drums recomposed by myself with inspiration from Mario Silva's original work on In Stars.

credits

released 12 August 2014

All lyrics by Z
Track 1 music written by Z with Mario Silva, Taylor Ford and Clint ?
Tracks 2 and 3 music written by Z
All tracks arranged by Z

All tracks performed, recorded, mixed and mastered by Z
at the Paper Doll Recordings studio in Seattle, WA
April-July 2014

Z: vocals, electric and acoustic guitars, bass, drums, keyboard, tambourine

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Track Name: In Stars
Explosive
Expendable
Elusive
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Is how I feel when I'm away
From those clear eyes and that deep stare
And when I can't take this world alone
It's like you feel it because that's always when you come along

I see your eyes
Stars explode inside my mind
I see your eyes won't look away
I feel your mind wrapped in stars around my arms
I feel your mind and I lift away

I feel trapped inside this mortal world without you

I just want to feel the flesh you're dressed in
Pressed against me firm
Caress me
Feel our bodies intertwine
Let our spirits weave the dance of time

It's how I feel when I'm away
From those clear eyes and that deep stare
And when I can't take this world alone
It's like you feel it because that's always when you come along

I see your eyes
Stars explode inside my mind
I see your eyes won't look away
I feel your mind wrapped in stars around my arms
I feel your mind and I lift away
Track Name: Milk
I peer deep into the darkness at times
I look close at decay
Sometimes the easiest disguise
Is to just nakedly embrace the pain

CHORUS A:
I can't sleep at night
Without the way you make me feel
I don't dream quite right
Without your warmth so near

I know these sweet, little tastes of relief
Come baring gifts of waste and deceit
But it feel so good right now
It feels so good

CHORUS A

CHORUS B:
I need just a little bit
Take one sip
And hope to ease the pain
I need just a little bit
Take one sip
And hope to fade away

One drop of synthemesc
One drop of vellocet
One drop of drencrom and I let go of my mind
One drop of synthemesc
One drop of vellocet
One drop of drencrom and I release my hold on time

CHORUS B
Track Name: Heavy Drone
This life we live is a heavy drone
A web of frequencies on which we hang our bones
If you look closely there's really nothing there
Yet still we touch each other
Still we're touching things ourselves
Life's locked in the heavy drone
When you move so fast all you feel is the heavy drone
Life's lost in the heavy drone
When you move so fast all you see is the heavy drone
So how can we know our world with such limited tools
Like ears and eyes that feed us lies amid such a very thin gruel
We can't even see infra-red bands
Tell me how is it we can pretend
To know the stars and what they really are
How could we ever know in this life?

I found my breadth when I found death
I found life's breath when I found death
Wrapped up in a lullaby misplaced by time
One kiss, one sigh, one chance to say goodbye
And all there's really ever been is the moment we're in
And that's now and now

When scale and size betray our eyes and twist our mind
We'll never find what truth could ever be
But whose truth is it to see?
What looks like a speck to one can be a universe to me
And another gathers up those specks as flecks of dust
And washes them onto a beach beside the sea

For us eternity is split into moments of failure and wit
But our perception gives it its own perspective to play with
Life's lost in the heavy drone
When you move so fast all you feel is the heavy drone
Life's lost in the heavy drone
When you move so fast all you feel is the drone