Anhedonia

by Undersmile

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DanCraig Every element just works so well.. the steady and fatiguingly slow drums, trudging riffs and most of all the incredible, unique, haunting dual-vocals. Not to mention those very special moments which can only be appreciated by listening start to finish.

The sadness and anxiety which this music captures is very real. For me the title "anhedonia" doesn't relate to the content, but instead the aftermath. Makes sense considering the closing lyrics.

One of my favorite LPs - to listen to when needed. Favorite track: Atacama Sunburn.
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xor_bot One of my favorite albums of all time. No matter how many times I've listened to it, I simply don't get tired of it. Every song is full of surprises. Love it! Favorite track: Emmenagogue.
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    Anhedonia is an album that leads you down labyrinthine paths of harmony and discord, amplification and acoustics. Recorded with a live feel in mind, Anhedonia is also the band’s most honest release, the closest they’ve come to reproducing a live sound on record.

    Anhedonia was produced at Skyhammer Studio by Chris Fielding (www.skyhammerstudio.com), and mastered by James Plotkin (Khanate / Jodis).

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1.
Labyrinths 10:36
I heard the engine They left while we both slept I felt the leaving I smelled the burning wreck There's a hope in wreckage There's a code in the message No grace passes through here Graceless, graceless hope Hallow, hollow Bright like bone (Taz Corona-Brown)
2.
Sky Burial 08:01
The sun came low And were there sounds? I don't remember Anyway The birds came low Turned bones to mirrors On the snow They cage my soul Below There's no one else I'm the only one There's no one else The job is mine There's no one else So near the sky as I And every time is As hard as the first I have to drink just to do it I tell myself I won't remember But the meat And there's no one else So the job is mine There's no one else I'm the only one There's no one else The job is mine There's no one else So near to the sky am I (Taz Corona-Brown)
3.
You owe me one more smile Before you go You turned your back on me Into the snow I held you close you were but Skin and bone You said the sun and stars would Guide you home Oh, holy sound There's a hole in the ground Where we're all bound Where we're all wound (down) You walked into the place of the wreckage With the name in your mouth As the toxin takes a hold And your body is burning cold And the shadows surround you Hound you As I wait for you My candles burn so low Heart heavy like a stone Did they rip you in two As they'll rip me (too) You walked into the place of the wicked With a stain in your mouth (Hel Sterne)
4.
Down to the waters To the sea There, where the rocks They wait for me Wait there Out near the bay Where the weeds grow thick I am tired but I swim on Swim on Taste of waters Taste of waters and of her Taste of waters And of her waters And of her Swim on (Taz Corona-Brown)
5.
Aeris 11:28
I hang above your head You hang around my neck You're strung across my back I'm slung across your lap Been a long time since the sun was in the sky Been a long time since I looked into your eyes Do you see her in the mirror when you're alone Do you see her under water and sea foam We're not lost Yet We got lost Dead Oh, why did you get so low? Why did you let go? When all the vultures bow To taste us fallen down I stare into the white And through the other side Pray to the One Who can Pray to the Sun Who can Bring back everyone Who can Bring back everyone White light (Hel Sterne)
6.
Emmenagogue 11:50
She rises in the West In the hollow of your chest And the trees in the fields Will clap their hands And the grass on the hills Will turn to sand She rises in the West In the sorrow of her rest She died in the water Of the wishing well She lies in the water But she wishes well I learned my lesson I never saw her coming In the light In the stark daylight I never saw her running Towards me with a knife (Hel Sterne)
7.
Home It's reddish inside I lit a fire Someday soon I'll light a fire Hypnotic little one Through woods and wolves you've run Your vacuum-packed desire You push through you Like wire They haunt your strange tear-gas dreams Like teenage magazines And the empty feeling Comes on hard and low And the empty feeling Of the afterglow I don't feel hollow I don't feel sorrow I don't feel anything really (Taz Corona-Brown)

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released April 1, 2015

Written and performed by Undersmile.
Recorded by Chris Fielding at Skyhammer Studio December 2014.
Mixed by Chris Fielding and Undersmile. Mastered by James Plotkin.
Cover photograph by Pier Corona, layout and type by Jack Burley.

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