Sprocket Science

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The debut release from Twin Cities Synthpop duo Sprocket-Science. Includes previously unheard tracks and BONUS remix material.

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released February 3, 2012

All songs written and performed by Peter LaVoie and Lucas Melchior.
Additional guitar on 'Whispers' by Luke Haqq.
Mastered by Ryan Mach.
Cover art by Joe Hillman.

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Sprocket-Science

Electro/Acoustic synth-pop from Minnesota concerning monastic motorcycle cults, holy fuel, space travel, technological singularity, climate change, trans-humanism, absurdism, and partying all night.

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Track Name: Ancient Civs
circles of stone scepters of bone
spirits and machines and sweet silicon dreams
cosmic expanse over animus dance
prehistory turns as horizons burn
people under the sky ask constellations why
even better things end up in the bulk again

the metropolis falls and philosopher's halls
are left empty and quiet their voices are silent
like iron to rust exquisite marble busts
are left toppled and broken epitaphs unspoken

epitaphs unbroken
in the bulk again

synchronicity natural electricity
moments of regret eternity to reflect
on reasoning for collapse someone's saying perhaps
sometimes it pays to be humble as monuments crumble

prehistory turns
machines machines

we inspect our machines
believe me friends
we reflect our machines
in the end
we direct our machines
we expect the end
so we connect our machines
bring the end
bring the end
bring the end

(machines)
synchronicity natural electricity
(machines)
moments of regret eternity to reflect
(machines)
on reasoning for collapse someone's saying perhaps
(machines)
sometimes it pays to be humble as monuments crumble

(machines)
monuments crumble
(machines)
monuments crumble
(machines)
(bring the end)
monuments crumble

we're detecting machines
collecting machines
correcting machines
perfecting machines
we're detecting machines
collecting machines
correcting machines
we're perfect machines
Track Name: Waiting 2 Combust
chemical reactions collected in the dust
waiting to combust
combinations i can't remember
for the terms of your surrender

waiting to combust
-repeat x3-

chemical reactions collected in the dust
combinations waiting to combust

one by one the gears align
are set in motion and move in time
their teeth they grind together
and make a sound that i have never
heard in my life but it makes it hard to breath

(waiting to combust)

in tandem they all revolve
working problems that men can't solve
ones zeros
nothing in between

chemical reactions collected in the dust
waiting to combust
combinations i can't remember
for the terms of your surrender

i tried to tell them all
just how far we had to fall
reciprocity
terminal velocity
and all at ones the stars align
they find their voices and speak in rhyme
the sky it shines like summer
and tells us all to find another
conduit for our idolatry

(waiting to combust)
(combust)

chemical reactions collected in the dust
waiting to combust
chemical reactions collected in the dust
waiting to combust
Track Name: Tides Rise Up
fallen comets all around us
crystal cities on the dark side of the globe
the perceptions that surround us
stretch on forever like the open road

if the walls of this container
begin to buckle under pressure from within
is the crossing inter-planar
do we leave behind our skin

burn bright
the sacraments that we refine
(that we refine)
don't fight
prototypes in the design
(in our design)

if the tide rises up
what if im not swift enough
when hypotheticals stop
and the engine's turning over
-repeat-

with the sprockets in alignment
map the distance past the quasars in the dark
crack the code of this confinement
we're combusting when the engine meets the spark

(burn bright)
(dont fight)

burn bright
the sacraments that we refine
(that we refine)
don't fight
prototypes in the design
(in our design)

if the tide rises up
what if im not swift enough
when hypotheticals stop
and the engine's turning over
-repeat-
Track Name: The Call
come devils, come prophets
come microscopic
bring lasers, bring tracers
bring fiberoptic line
come angels on rockets
turn these sprockets

this is the call
and when i fall
i wont stay down completely
so when you finally come around sing sweetly

webs connect
to the neck and we
finally see behind
the veil of our mind

if we're bold enough to leave behind
gravitational hold on human minds
space unfolding as we unwind
if we're bold enough
if we're bold enough

come rebels, find solace
come demigoddess
mechanics, organics
they all will come in time

bring silicon (there's no use for it)
you're not alone (your flesh is forfeit)

if we're bold enough to leave behind
gravitational hold on human minds
space unfolding as we unwind
if we're bold enough
if we're bold enough
Track Name: Step Sequence
throw your tablets into the sea
don't give in to your apathy
whatever we could be whatever we could be
if our circuits can survive this arson can they set us free?
-repeat-

a sixteen step sequence of chemical events
a cyclic elevation in the future tense
the bulk collapses as oposites attract
we thrive on entropy, we react

our conditioning grows ever more complex
we can see it coming, we know what to expect
(mass effects)
rapid movement, iris holds the frame
rewrite the program, it will never be the same

throw your tablets into the sea
don't give in to your apathy
whatever we could be whatever we could be
if our circuits can survive this arson can they set us free?
-repeat-

a sixteen step sequence (chemical events)
a cyclic elevation (in the future tense)
the bulk collapses (oposites attract)
we thrive on entropy (we react)

our conditioning grows (ever more complex)
we can see it coming (we know what to expect)
rapid movement (iris holds the frame)
rewrite the program (it will never be the same)
Track Name: Hydrogen
the stars, the stars
the stars, the stars

build me a rocket, fight gravitation
girders and hydrogen tanks for liftoff
send up a constellation
(the stars)
so i don't get lost
don't let me get lost

pointed at the sun
i know my time has come
is the phaser set to stun?
or am i left to wonder?
-repeat-

aerodynamics, tuned like a six-string
fly like a razor-blade on a fixed wing
send up a constellation
the oxygen's just fine
the oxygen's just fine

pointed at the sun
i know my time has come
is the phaser set to stun?
or am i left to wonder?
-repeat-

the stars, the stars
(is the phaser set to stun? or am i left to wonder?)
the stars, the stars
-repeat-

pointed at the sun
i know my time has come
is the phaser set to stun?
or am i left to wonder?

build me a rocket, fight gravitation
girders and hydrogen tanks for liftoff
send up a constellation
so i don't get lost
don't let me get lost
Track Name: Proximity
fortune and atoms and empty space lie between us
pacing the latitude lines i still can't find the reasons
picture-frame circuitry slowly fading to sepia tones
but you don't fade

proximity can't erase our history

scan the skies, sound the deep
build a signal fire upon these city streets
scan the skies, sound the deep
seeking shelter in the secrets that you keep

oceans and atoms and empty space lie between us
i been pacing the latitude lines i still can't find the reasons
electric light on the map glow with your phosphorescence
and we glow with your incandescence

proximity can't erase our history
i need to have you near to me

scan the skies, sound the deep
build a signal fire upon these city streets
scan the skies, sound the deep
seeking shelter in the secrets that you keep

but you don't fade
and we glow
but you don't fade
and we glow with your incandescence
scan the skies
scan the skies
Track Name: Cosmic Dust
how much will it cost
to rebuild what we lost
and melt this permafrost

when all reverts to rust
and there's no one left to trust
can we crack the upper crust

we must embrace our techno lust
or learn to readjust
to only breathing cosmic dust

out beyond the sun
each breath weighs a ton
and every thread comes undone

when the many fade to one
and there's no one to out-gun
just an engine doomed to run

but digitize we must
as circuitry combusts
and we're reduced to cosmic dust

how much will it cost
to rebuild what we lost
and melt this permafrost

when all reverts to rust
and there's no one left to trust
can we crack the upper crust
Track Name: Whispers
colonize these constellations
if our circuitry's to blame
we'd have ended up the same
mobilize your battle stations
don't give up the spark
or we'll fall into the dark
lost civilizations
lightyears beyond our space
but it's you i can't replace

if i'm feeling low be the one to hold me
if i start to slow whisper the words you told me
if i'm feeling low be the one to hold me
if i start to slow whisper the words you told me

it's always there, what you said to me
i still remember how it set me free
been on the road a long time
now you're here with me and you're all mine
when risk and hazard found me
you wrapped your arms around
-repeat-

if i'm feeling low be the one to hold me
if i start to slow whisper the words you told me
if i'm feeling low be the one to hold me
if i start to slow whisper the words you told me

when the world is too bright
when the sky doesn't look right
when the world is too bright
when the sky doesn't look right
(it's to bright)
when you fall asleep at night
say your prayer and hold me tight

if i'm feeling low be the one to hold me
if i start to slow whisper the words you told me
if i'm feeling low be the one to hold me
if i start to slow whisper the words you told me