Ansible

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Moniker's fourth EP is a swirling galactic epic, showcasing the band's reach across the audible spectrum - a focal point of two themes that create an experimental sonic state highlighted by texture-filled soundscapes, droning melodies, and blasts of syncopated rhythm. These elements combine to form a chain reaction of songs stretching from cautious ballads to zealous calls for war - each song a battle for the attention of the modern listener reachable only through instantaneous communication.

Directly inspired by Orson Scott Card's classic sci-fi novel Ender's Game, "Ansible" is a prog-rock concept album that explores issues of social suffocation, technological misuse, and individual guilt throughout an accelerating universe.

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released November 5, 2012

// MONIKER //

Peter Bartash - drums
Luke Walker - bass & vocals
Socrates Cruz - guitar & vocals

All songs written by Socrates Cruz
"Pits & Pendulums" lyrics co-written with Luke Walker

Recorded and Mixed by Peter Bartash, Luke Walker, and Socrates Cruz at Wadzilla Mansion (Allston MA), Juan-2-3-4 Studios (Roslindale MA), The Bridge Sound & Stage (Cambridge MA) and GS Music Center (Medford MA)

Drums recorded engineered by Adam Cook & Peter Bartash
except "Bonzo's Bodybag" engineered by Owen Curtin & Marly Carre

Produced by Socrates Cruz
Mastered by Luke Sullivan

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MONIKER Boston, Massachusetts

Progressive-psychedelic rock band based out of Boston: effect-drenched guitar riffs, manic rhythms, and sonic storytelling.

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Track Name: Formic Army
hive mentality, greed vanity
point us to the skies, we will not forsake your highness
drop the bomb…

should we tear it down?
or should we not destroy your city?
it'd be such a pity…
should we tear it down?

burn!

what's the cause, what's the problem?
martial law, partial pain
sacred flaws, who will solve them?
heaven falls, judgement day

should we tear it down?
or should we not destroy your city?
it'd be such a pity… burn!
Track Name: Pits & Pendulums
idle minds, keep you blind
they save your soul rarely
check, check the time, what's your crime for?

victim of the war
crawling on the floor
try to get up slowly

my body strapped to stone, blade at my bone
your swinging pendulum, to die is to succumb
ropes that tie me down, your guilty crown
and swinging pendulum, salvation never comes

don't forget your bounty
go collect the skin

my body strapped to stone, blade at my bone
your swinging pendulum, to die is to succumb
ropes that tie me down, your guilty crown
and swinging pendulum, salvation never comes

victim of the war
crawling on the floor
try to get up slowly

don't forget your bounty
go collect the skin
Track Name: Doctor DeVice
call the doctor, something's wrong
need prescriptions, make them strong
check the vitals, read the cues
flip the hourglass, light the fuse

every morning fresh out of bed
the voices keep crawling into my head

i say stop. tell me what you want
stop. are you coming here to haunt me?
stop. i'm trying not to care.
stop. won't you vanish into air

'cause you are just like me…

blind lead the blind
silhouettes and darkness
can i show you who i am?
don't you rush me.

on a planet similar to ours
in the ocean of dark dying stars
global warming, nothing to dread
ockham's razor close to me head

every morning fresh out of bed
the voices keep crawling into my head

i say stop. tell me what you want
stop. are you coming here to haunt me?
stop. i'm trying not to care.
stop. won't you vanish into air

'cause you are just like me…

blind lead the blind
through silhouettes and darkness
can i show you who i am?
don't you rush me.
Track Name: Bonzo's Bodybag
training for battle they'll send you to war
dying to forfeit they'll ask you for more

out in the starry valley
you're gonna change the tally

you've been so, you've been so,
you've been so busy

finally face the choir
clench your first and feed the fire

you've been so, you've been so, you've been so busy

you're stronger than everybody
his body's a bruised and bloody and hell

you've been so, you've been so,
you've been so busy
Track Name: Burn this City
read all the words in this book before
thought i'd discover something more
peace for the soul, food for the mind
lessons learned left behind

burn this city, burn this city
burn this city to the ground

how did this all happen so fast?
started ahead, finishing last
thoughts of a slowly aging man
fading away wasn't part of the plan

burn this city, burn this city
burn this city to the ground

it all falls down, it all falls

i don't know how this started
i don't know what went wrong
i'm left here broken hearted
i'm crumbling to the ground

burn this city, burn this city
burn this city to the ground

it all falls down, it all falls

somebody said it would end this way
brick to dust and night to day
somebody said we're supposed to die
nobody told me exactly why

burn this city, burn this city
burn this city… down

it all falls down, it all falls