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Sentinel 09:39
Sentinel 1. Drifting, Breathing, Pulling up too fast. Levelling, Wondering, "Why?" Is it over soon? How-- Will I be caught? Now-- Is there a chance I've found Tearing through skies and dust? Every breath is pressurized air This is "freedom": the blackness, despair, the cold, the void. All I can hope is that I won't get caught. No...I won't just stop. Like a knife, cutting through night's silk, Another breath...another thought of doubt: What-- do I even run from? Who--is that even the question? Beyond knowing space time-- A glimpse, then an end unrelenting. 2. Inside the walls--of knowing, seeing, Beyond passage of time's weary journey, A steady light, snaking into being wrapped upon existence--clutching, thinking: "Of what is this? Why does it seethe upon this spectrum? It coils tight. ITS VERY HEAT, ITS VERY RHYTHM, FABRIC DEFIES MY INTENT TO RID--MY INTENT TO EXCISE! KNOWING NOT OF WHY, KNOWING NOT ITS NEEDS ONLY THAT IT WAS, AND NOW, CEASED EVER BEING. KNOWING NOT OF WHY, KNOWING NOT ITS NEEDS ONLY THAT IT WAS, AND NOW, CEASED EVER BEING.
Witch King 05:14
Equanimity 05:27
EQUANIMITY When everything is broken--and crumbling, Life's beyond control and tumbling, Keep your head down--and eyes up ever pushing on toward the end of the tunnel. This constant motion, always on the run. Earth spins on its axis, circling 'round the sun Never give in to the chaos That's all around In my fortress, in my bubble, Safe from the troubles that surround. A hefty toll has been taken, and a heavy burden has been borne. The only goal was to survive, never heeding words that warn. Reclaim this life from Years of endured strife. Nothing ever remains, only constant change. Many mantras to repeat to keep my soul steadfast: "This, too, shall pass." "Nothing ever lasts forever. Ever." Meditate. Contemplate. Don't you dare tempt fate. Never deviate from the path.
UrSu 06:20
Inertia 07:11
INERTIA In the shadows, we seek that which carries caution. Learned ones become weak under threat and suspicion. All along, the truths lay bare seeds of doubt sown by inane questions. Consumed by dark defiance there, some live lives wrought with hesitation. (*Chorus*) Embrace veracity and basic fact that no one man is an island. It's obsolete, so dissolve the pact. For the wise seek peace, not violence. Awaiting illusions--"Mysterious Ways." Conclusions of self-fashioned divine. Dictations on living out ones days. Frozen in fearful inertia, they await "The Sign." We're told it's healthy to fear, that in our trust, life is complacence. The book we love, hold its words dear. Faith locked tight--static, staid in patience. Rely On The Wise, For They Seek Peace. They seek peace. Rely On The Wise, For then shall we Rise... and bring peace. So let's rise, and bring peace, Together.


Engineered & Produced by Alex Ciel. Mixed & Mastered by Sammy D'Ambruoso at Andem Street Studios


released November 10, 2023

Bri Vieira - Vocals, Strings, Piano
John McGrath - Guitars, Mellotron, Moog Taurus, Devices
Nate Dilgard - Bass, Synths
Alex Ciel - Drums


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Hemlok Providence, Rhode Island

You're here! There's choices to be made- Whether it's multipart instrumentals, sabotaging convention with the odd and exotic, or choosing to be catchy amidst dark aural shades, Hemlok remains Providence RI's most curious musical proposition. Comprised of John (Guitar/Devices), Nate (Bass/devices) and Alex (Drums/percussion) (With special guest Bri - Vocals/Violin) - Listen now... ... more

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