Golconda

by Aerial View

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copper_diadem Brendan kills the drums in this album. The vocals are tight and modern, but aren't lackluster like a lot of modern songs. Very good listen Favorite track: With Eyes Unseeing.
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released May 10, 2017

Kieran Hansen: vocals, lyrics, guitar, bass, percussion, synth, programming
Brendan Brady: drums, percussion, synth
Additional Vocals On “With Eyes Unseeing” by Jenna Jill Balderson

All songs written by Kieran Hansen
Produced and Engineered by Kieran Hansen and Mat Leffler-Schulman (of Mobtown Studios)
Mastered by Paul Gold at Salt Mastering

Recorded at Mobtown Studios, Kieran's House, UMBC and Tonton Pida's Apartment

Album artwork by Sam McKenzie
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Mobtown Studios
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Impressionist rock from Baltimore, Maryland.

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Track Name: I Run
Among the rungs of the desolate cityscape
As they chase me down the twisting alleyways
Within the empty tenements I’ll escape
Surely they won’t find me

I run, doesn't matter who from
Through empty strip malls, parking lots
Through thousand foot forests
And crumbling city blocks

They wouldn’t search every vacant room
On every floor of every vacant skyrise
Their hounds could sniff for days
But not every potential hiding spot

Leave the hangar or the warehouse
Where it’s easier to spot movement
Scamper down the hallways like a mouse
To the fields where I’ll escape

Past the orange glow of the industrial lights
Where I’ll get out of sight, conceal me,
Though the forest’s dense and dark
I’ll brave the black night

What’s it that causes me to want to run?

Through empty strip malls, parking lots
Through thousand foot forests
And crumbling city blocks

I run, doesn't matter who from
Track Name: Golconda
Crush you under
Corporate fingers

Lest you try to act against us

Strip you naked
for the prison
Cut the earth with
Giant scissors

‘Nuisance in the way of my manifest destiny’

‘Live our will, be our serfs and,
Let your helplessness become your guide,’
They can play malevolent gods
But their broad facade, you recognize

This is what occurs when they realize you won’t bow

Water cannons
in freezing weather
Thrown grenades and
Silent anchors

Lest you try to act against us

Freeze you up and
Starve you out
They who think us nothing more than ants
Ghosts of past relentless greed
never left, I must understand
Where's the fiery pioneer
with the slaughterhouse mentality?
He is now the CEO,
“I let the sheriff do my work for me”

Silence isn’t peace in this
Golconda that you keep from me
Track Name: Silent Majority
We sit in this prison that you made for us
But the funny thing is you’re in here too
Powerful men mould your mind, convincing you the blame’s on us
Filled with anger while the real reason escapes you

Who is the silent majority?
Sneaking round the annals of history
A decision away from kristallnacht
The person sitting next to me

I swing from the strings of brats and bullies’ ignorance

Who is the silent majority
Watching from their windows with apathy
“Decisions are made by someone else
My ignorance, I take pride in”

We swing from the strings of monolithic companies

We’ve been pushed backwards but we’re not powerless

We sit in this prison that you made for us
But the funny thing is you’re in here too
Powerful men mould your mind, convincing you the blame’s on us
Filled with anger while the real reason escapes you
Track Name: With Eyes Unseeing
A haven, the forest was
And their home was on the earth
There was wonder in the vines and
Each flower had its worth

Then it took them away
and shoved them indoors
Cuffed them to the chairs
To move no more

Their Faces to the floor
The stress they can’t absorb
Emotions torn apart
But their mouths must remain shut

Then it took them away
and shoved them indoors
Cuffed them to the chairs
To move no more

Shaping was mandatory
They were put on the tray
and burned within the oven
‘Til they hardened like a clay
So when the time came
to return to the forest
They looked with eyes unseeing