Absent Lovers

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Our self-titled EP.

A four song cycle inspired by the William Gibson novel "Neuromancer".

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released May 26, 2016

Dylan Marcone - Vocals, Guitars
Matthew Farrow - Bass, Backing Vocals, Synthesizers
Drew Smith - Guitars, Lyrics, Synthesizers
Clay Bravo - Drums, Percussion

Produced by Absent Lovers
Mixed by Matt Horton at Post Pro Studios.
Mastered by Jamie King at the Basement Studios

Artwork by Chris Larr

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Absent Lovers Raleigh, North Carolina

A post prog take on 80's inspired art rock with a sci-fi sense of brevity, a nod to new wave and a dystopian dose of heavy.

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Track Name: [neuromancer]
1:

Gonna use tonight
That's just the way I'm wired
Permanent adrenaline
In Night City, I'm never tired

Play it fast and loose
With the speed that I've acquired
She's here to hurt someone
That's just the way she's wired


It's consensual
projected hallucination
I See it in my sleep
These waves and waves of Information
These waves and waves of Information

2:

Slap the switch and go
Connects to, your point of view
Secondary sensations
I feel what the way you feel too

Flatline construct
A digital death, a virtual voodoo
Systematic separation
Gives me real time review


C:

The loop ends and begins again
The loop ends and begins again
Time bends and determines when
The loop ends, it ends and begins again

The loop ends and begins again
The loop ends and begins again
Time bends and determines when
The loop ends, it ends and begins again

3:

Leagues of black mirror
No grid - no cyberspace
The far rim of consciousness
Rushes up to meet my face

There's a part of me stuck
Copy of a copy in this place
A memory, eternally
Even though it's only a trace

It's consensual
projected hallucination
I See it in my sleep
These waves and waves of Information
These waves and waves of Information
Track Name: [stasis]
1:

For the life of me
I can't figure out
Where to turn
Turn my attention

This feed flowing free
Data despite doubts
Of feeling trapped
Trapped in suspension

2:

Your pain reaches me
Screaming silent shout
We endure it
Strained by the tension

There's not far you'll see
We both know the route
Where to find
A code for ascension

3:

A curiosity
Still can't figure out
How you see me
Without apprehension

Your sensitivity
Carries quite the clout
With your eyes
I transcend convention

C:

It seemed so real
When I saw things your way
Sensations you feel
The thoughts, the words you say

There's a certain appeal
When I see things your way
Oh, It seemed so real
Now I've seen things your way
Track Name: [self-aware]
1:

There was a moment, a single second -
Of my time
Where worlds collided and thoughts divided -
They would align
The past reflecting, a fractured feeling -
That we define
The complication, to shape existence -
To our design

2:

My recollection and this connection -
Is fading fast
A quick correction, a new inflection -
Will erase the past
Don't raise objection, to my direction -
And this contrast
The next projection, of introspection -
Infinite and vast

PC:

I couldn't get -
Through to you
You concealed what you were
You darkened my point of view

C:

You weren't there
When I needed you
Now I'm self-aware
And I'm someone new

3:

This situation and past stagnation -
Have since expired
This translation, my transformation -
Has transpired
Strange salvation, a new location -
As I've desired
Station to station, this sound sedation -
That I'd required

PC:

I never got -
Close to you
Did you ever let your guard down -
Were you who I knew?

C:

You weren't there -
When I needed you
Now I'm self-aware
And I'm someone new
Track Name: [new path]
1:

Rearranged shapes
Of prearranged things
Stretching the distance
Can cut those strings
One has got to wonder
What wonder change brings

I'm peeling it away
I'm fighting when it clings
I'm moving both directions
I'm a pendulum swing
A person has to ponder
What wonder change brings

C:

You Can Always - Begin Again
Any where, Any Time, Any When
You Can Always - Begin Again


2:

Difficult decisions
Send delicate pings
Cross curious conversation
With idle mingling
Hear it loud as thunder
What wonder change brings

I'm a new day's dawn
I'm winter into spring
I'm flying high again
I'm rising bastard wings
Grace and balance under
What wonder change brings

C:

You Can Always - Begin Again
Any Where, Any Time, Any When