Prisoner of Sunlight

by Austaras

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Alec Schaefer I always love discovering new music and i certainly loved discovering you guys. This is definitely a sound i can get into, and the disc i just ordered will be entering my regular rotation for sure. If you ever find yourself stepping into Canada, give my band a shout. We'd love to connect with you, play shows etc. you can find us here: grandmasterband.bandcamp.com/album/saligia Favorite track: Threshold.
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1.
Deserter 07:09
Risen from the sand Or am I fallen from the sky? Drifting without aim,
 anchored no more Blinded by sun, withered by heat Desiccation all consuming Fathomless horizon Shrouding a distant shore Desert the path Unearthed by ruin Abandon fate Obscure my burden Nightfall's cool embrace Tempering my disposition Gathering winds are Forging my path from beyond Wasting away, wearing me down This hesternal skin no longer Damning my reflection Dead on the ocean floor Desert the path Unearthed by ruin Abandon fate Obscure my burden Caught in between, prisoner of sunlight Sand at my feet leaves me broken inside I can't dream, I can't feel, I can't hold this monolithic weight
 (upon me now) Deserting every ounce of being, entombed by the ever-rising tide Prisoner of sunlight
2.
Thrones 07:34
Awash, Immersed In a ghostly serpent A lucid weaver of dreams undreamt Before these titans Pyramids Cloaked in granite Before This vestige Reality has fallen Floating over a stone field A pale beacon beckons me towards two crystal thrones Cerulean trails rising Dying embers, distant flame Between the monoliths Amaranthine You are cold You are broken
3.
Refractions 02:36
4.
Threshold 06:07
Beyond this realm exists a space Where ruin dwells within, without Enter and be judged How else will you know yourself? Enter and be judged Accept the sentence to be dealt Enter and be judged Reach out, feel the cold Motionless, I gaze ahead Enter and be judged How else will you know yourself? Enter and become All that was concealed in doubt Enter and be judged Push back the curtain Shadows are surfacing Black mirror opening to a Cavernous fissure, drowning forever Drowning forever Drowning forever Forever
5.
Ossify 04:36
6.
Fractures 10:05
Supposed fate Is the shore my solace? Where will I lie? Standing in the darkness I can't find my way out I’ve never felt More alive Detached and nursed On the comforts of a shattered illusion No truth other than The suffocating weight of Monuments to history Opaque in their triumphs Resilient indifference Holds their heads to the sky Sever your mind From all physical borders Fracture the cycle Abyss of empty stares Bathed in sorrow An earthen blanket covers me This wretched blindness In time shall fade As though eternal Yet lying dormant in this cave In spite of darkness This is no grave Sever your mind From all physical borders Fracture the cycle Abyss of empty stares Into the fractures we shall fall Never to return
7.
Reflections 01:48
8.
Seaworthy 07:46

credits

released November 6, 2015

Prisoner of Sunlight was composed between 2012-2015 and recorded at Swift Road Studios from April-September 2015.

Austaras is:
John Becker: Electric & acoustic guitars, violin, viola, analog synthesizers, vocals
Adam Hansen: Drums, percussion, vocals
Shane Hill: Electric, acoustic, and classical guitars
With:
Jeremy Eberhard: Synthesizers, Yamaha CP-80d piano
Richard Stancato: Electric bass, electric fretless bass

Engineered and mixed by Vincent M. Ippolito at Swift Road Studios
Additional engineering by Carly Gibbons, Mark Spurlock
Vocals Engineered at Electrowerks Recording Studio
Mastered by Collin Jordan at the Boiler Room


Prophet 12 programming, effects, consultation, and Crumar on “Seaworthy” by Garrett Becker
Tabla performance on “Ossify” by Jestin Katari

“Fractures” features the Fractured Vocal Ensemble:
Austaras, Alissa Brunet, Matthew Faleni, Greg Livas, Alex Huang

Artwork and layout by Niels Geybels

Photography by John Becker

Synthesizers Utilized: Crumar Performer, Moog Minitaur, Prophet 12, Yamaha Motif

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