WAX MONSTERS

by WAX MONSTERS

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about

This is the self-titled debut album by WAX MONSTERS

Out now on Buddha Tapes and Belgian Man Records:

buddhatapes.bandcamp.com/album/wax-monsters
belgianman.com

Equipment used: //Korg MS-10//Roland JX-3P//Roland JX-8P//Roland Jupiter 8//Yamaha DX7//microkorg//Casio CZ-101//Music From Outer Space WSG//

Music video for "We've Done This Before"

vimeo.com/64757010#at=0

credits

released 26 April 2013

Wax Monsters is:

Matthew Gallagher
Luke Lovett

Featuring Eastman Presser on "PSA" as the voice of Steamship Corporation

"Crossing Over" & "Innovation" mixed by Joseph Migeed & Samuel Fisher

Mastered by Joseph Migeed
Album art by Sarp Yavuz
Lyrics by Luke Lovett

Special thanks:

Our families, Our crew, Kyla, Liz, Joey, Eastman, Jason, Monks, Peter, John, Tom, Lyn, Sarp, Fish, Sammy, Cameron, Steve, Jay, Jheri, Jeremy, Jenny, Neighbors, Dave, Christian, Darrin, Devin, Myles, Tom, Dan, Peter, Malcolm, Ike & not Zeke :3

We love you. <3

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Track Name: We've Done This Before
CHORUS:

When you last said goodbye
That you're leaving me once and for all
I just thought you might need a break
But then I saw you make a recursive call.
Now you are back again,
Just barely had I shut the door when
You came right back inside.
And then it crossed my mind:
We've done this before.

VERSE 1:

When we got together,
You said I had to leave my doubts behind me.
And then you said forever,
"I will love you, love you once again!"

Would I had believed you.
Iteration is all I ever knew.
You saved all your references.
We started everything
Anew.

VERSE 2:

The simplest of cases:
There can only be one thing to do now.
From the smallest places
I'll pick you up, return you to the sky.

Now we're at the bottom.
I thought all was said and done.
But as I stook up I saw
That I was not the only one.
Track Name: PSA ft. Steamship Corporation
Greetings from the Steamship Corporation.

It has come to the attention of those of us here at the corporation, that while communication through the medium of the english language is effective to a degree, it would be a disservice to our constituents to stay satisfied with this language (or even human speech in general) as the ultimate form of communication.

The Steamship Corporation will heretofore be communicating all relevant messages not through the english language, but rather through the use of modulated sound ., designed not only to communicate direct messages (i.e. signals), but also layers of interpretable material having little or nothing to do with the message (i.e. noise).

Please contact the Steamship Corporation Head Quarters with any questions or concerns.
Track Name: Disentanglement
VERSE 1:

When we engage in conversation
All eyes are looking at you and me.
We must look out for our
Reputations, and buy ourselves
Some privacy.

The only sure method for our protection
Is a one-time pad I can give to you
and holds up to anyone's inspection.
I feel your waves coming through!

CHORUS:

You are the one I believe, my child.
You're my choice, as none will ever know
Who has the key and who is my most
Secretive of friends,
Receiving in messages of light.

VERSE 2:

We'll have to agree on bases
When you transmit to me your key.
If no one should ever see our faces
Quantum is the way to be.
If anyone tries to interfere,
Our waves will bounce and then we'll know
That anything you say I didn't hear
Was observed, and as our particles go:

(entanglement, disentanglement,
entanglement, disentanglement ...)

Your signal weakens on the wire-
Has someone tried to splice us apart?
It seems that some enemies of ours conspire
To thwart our scheme, and we must restart.
Track Name: Crossing Over
CHORUS:

Crossing over and we’re trying to survive
Just another generation,
And we’re hoping that our children will not meet
Imitation.

VERSE 1:

A population searching for the key:
Low chance surviving and I hope it’s me.
Will you give me just a chance?
I’ll trade you for the dance,
I’ve got the survival stance,
Generations of our secret power.

BRIDGE:

Approaching
Our
Bright
Imperfection
Crossover
Mutation and
Improvement
Forward

VERSE 2:

Counting seconds and we’re nearly done.
Solutions ready, calculations run.
Will you give me just a chance?
I’ll trade you for the dance,
Time’s put me in a trance,
And at last we’ve reached our golden hour.
Track Name: Innovation
When things don't go my way I
Change my mind.
If you convince me I am wrong I'll
Change my mind.
We are only human beings and
So we find
That when we make mistakes we
Change our minds.

Even when we're at our best our
Goodness falls apart.
But part of human means
Innovation in our hearts.

(innovation, in our hearts is innovation,
in our hearts is innovation in our hearts is)

When I lack good foresight then I
Try new eyes.
If I don't see what you mean I
Try new eyes.
As all human beings do when
We're unwise,
We take another look with
Our new eyes.

Even when we're at our best our
Goodness falls apart.
But part of human means
Innovation in our hearts.

(innovation, in our hearts is innovation,
in our hearts is innovation in our hearts is)

I will put on my new eyes---
Am I looking so absurd?
Is this my brain or electric lies?
Innovation is the word.
Who can keep up with me?
Who could be faster than we?
I'd give up my sensation
For the freedom of information.
Who can keep up with me?
Who could be faster than we?
I'll do your surgery
If you'll just recharge me.

Now I've made a transition
In my body, in physicality.
It's a revelation, of the true human being!
What we've sought in invention:
Communication, no isolation
Is just part of evolution
To mind and machine.

Is it I or now a company
Controlling whatever I can see?
Have the source to what is now in me
To protect our own personality.
I don't see wrong (x 4)
Innovation (x 4)

Now and then we make mistakes.
We change our minds when things don't go our way.
Track Name: (lambda <3)
CHORUS:

Go C-h f defun
And you will know defun
You can build yourself a house of code
That’s free for everyone.
Go C-h f defun
And you will know you’ve won
The key or slight-of-hand
That turns wish into your demand.

VERSE 1:

Our dreams are here:
Atoms and
S-expressions.
Let them appear
In a mode---
Specify your own line,
And under-
-neath we are
interactive.

We just can’t help but
Wrap our hearts deep in parentheses together.

VERSE 2:

Lambda, arg-list,
Docstring then
Definition.
Now I insist
What we do
Now that I can
Define your body.
And here we are:
evaluation.

I can see you
Deep in your lists and held by my round embraces.