Defining attempts at structure

by Shuriken

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about

I guess this is where it all started, move from backwoods fnq to the capital city and start a 'shoegaze' band. ha. we recorded this between a practice room an hours drive out of brisbane town called "Grunt Machine" frequented by fine haired masses of local soft metal bands, the rest was done in my bedroom or around various parts of the house, all on a borrowed mac. the beige kind your parents probably used in the war. cubase would crash every 5 minutes. we probably thought adding as many plug-ins as possible would make recording thru $15 microphones make us sound like alan moulder's spectre was in the room. instead you get what we have here.

era review via rockinghorse records as follows:

"Debut album from this Brisbane band who have caused mass stirrings on the underground. Self financed, recorded. Mixed and released, this package follows a fine trend of our locals getting out there and just doing IT! Shuriken, we admire you for that alone, not to mention your wonderful blend of (if I could be so bold) a lifetime spent listening to the gentle pop of Stereolab and the skewed noise of Sonic Youth."

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released May 15, 1999

frm cd liners:
"recorded & mixed by shu-ri-ken, produced by Matt 3rd to 5th /99 thank you"

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Shuriken Brisbane, Australia

5, then 4 kids from Brisbane, ego's and record collections spiraling wildly out of control decide to conquer their own internal logic of indie/rock/art/improv/musick. monumental failure. documents were left behind, wasted gigabytes of files were created + slain. time has no meaning. unlikely to ever be resurrected beyond this digital eulogy. will refrm 4 ATP 10 thou minimum. M.R. ... more

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Track Name: Sailor song
Trapped under the sand
It feels like I'm dreaming
Cast into the sea
Balance turning
Ocean seemed so wide
Waves kept on coming

An ocean left to hide
Sounds of falling
There's nothing left but blue
It feels like your drinking
Nothing left but blue
It feels like your sinking
Track Name: Aphod
The van is waiting
It's time to leave, and so we thieve

The lights are fading
He looks at you, and see right through

There's much to darkness
it closes in, from all around

I won't think clearly
It passed you by, I heard a sound

solid gold
on solid ground

Come without a struggle
Try not to make things worse for yourself
Come without a struggle
Let's not make things worse for yourself
Come without a struggle
Try not to make things hard for yourself
Come without a struggle
Try not to make things worse for yourself
Track Name: Neo-fidelity
(unintelligible)

Don't look
into the eye
of the monster in your mind
the world seems so small
I won't give it a second thought

don't you, care about things anymore
soon to go through anything worth fighting for

you've gotta learn
or things'll get worse
there's no forever in your mind
sometimes people just can't sleep
some creatures can't do what their taught
sometimes people just cant see
I won't give it a second thought

don't you, care about things anymore
soon to go through anything worth fighting/dying for

(unintelligible)
Track Name: Z-Waves
(unintelligible)
Track Name: Treble = untogether
Treble, you're rollin through the bends
Several, times this journey end
This time, I'll see you on the stairs
And it scares me, and it's coming from somewhere
Still it's not there

Don't you feel like this again
Debt runs thru to the mouth of the sand
Soon you will never be the same
Still you know you're not a fool, it's just a phase you're going through

Don't mind, the fact that I don't mind
Silver, traces you can't find
Stay down,hoping it won't show
Still I don't like this
But you're dragged into the fold
Still it's still gold

Don't you feel like this again
Debt runs thru to the mouth of the sand
Soon you will never be the same
Still you know you're not a fool, you're just a phase you're going through
Track Name: Karaoke
(instrumental)
Track Name: Infra-tetsuara
There is an axis of view/there is an answer for you
(Karla: I'll rise, I'll fall, a perspective was all we saw)
There is an axis of view/there is an answer for you
(Karla: there is an answer for you, la la la la la la la la)
Tried to stop what was going on

(Keyboard solo)

Tried to

There is an axis of view/2 perspectives were all we saw
(Karla: 'll rise, I'll fall, 2 perspectives were all we saw)
There is an axis of view/2 perspectives were all we saw
(Karla: There is an axis of view/2 perspectives were all we saw)
tried to stop what was going on
(Karla: I'll rise, I'll fall, 2 perspectives were all we saw)

I'll rise, I'll fall, a schematic was all we bought)
(Karla: I'll rise, I'll fall, 2 perspectives were all we saw)
I'll rise, I'll fall, a schematic was all we bought)
(Karla: I'll rise, I'll fall, 2 perspectives were all we saw)

(keyboard solo)

tried to stop
tried to stop what
Track Name: Smalltowns
Don't just stand here, be an outlaw
ooooooh
ooooooh
Go. and. help. other smalltowns
don't look down
smalltowns
smalltowns

(Matt: blazing a trail)
Don't just stand here,
(Matt: on hallowed ground)
be an outlaw
(Matt: he's that kind've guy)
ooohhhh
(Matt: travels the smalltowns)
ohhhhhh
(Matt: Oh, he usually goes, into a cave, and comes out, the other side, he's on the other side, into a hole)
smalltowns

sorcerers may be invisible
sorcerers may be invisible
sorcerers may be invisible
sorcerers may be invisible
sorcerers may be invisible
sorcerers may be
Track Name: Westrn fields
Wesrtn fields

Sunset, its going down
Saddle up, we're leaving town
Grudging on, wherever I see
Guns blazing, down on me

(Karla: la la la la la laaaaa laaaaa, laaaaa, laaaaaa )

I don't really want to
now there's nothing on to
making something of you
make me think you want to
make me think there're onto
making something of you
I don't really want to

(Karla: la la la la la laaaaa laaaaa, laaaaa, laaaaaa )

I don't really want to
I don't really want you
making something of you
I don't really want to
now there's nothing on to
making something of you
I don't really want to
I don't really want you
making something of you
I don't really want to
now there's nothing on to
Track Name: Teen rock amalgamation
Burnin skull in the back of yr mind
(Karla: Burnin skulls in the back of yr mind)
Down in flames it's your turn
(Karla: we encompass total rock)
Set fire now make if burn
(Karla: yr not as smart as you thought)
we encompass total rock
(Karla: we encompass total rock)
I wanna breach the perimeter of yr love
(Karla: Burnin skulls in the back of yr mind)
Burnin skull in the back of yr mind
(Karla: Burnin skulls in the back of yr mind)
Yeah, we encompass total rock
(Karla: we encompass total rock)
Set routines in the back of yr mind…

Things aren't as good as you thought
(Karla: Burnin skulls in the back of yr mind)
we encompass total rock

(unintelligible)

Yr not as smart as you thought

Burnin skull in the back of your mind
(Karla: yr not as smart as you thought)
Hey man what the fuck do you want?
(Karla: Burnin skulls in the back of yr mind)
Its time to check out what you've got

yeah, yeah, yeahahhh,
(Karla: yr not as smart as you thought)
oh yeah, fucking shit in your box
(Karla: yr not as smart as you thought)
it's just the kids trying to rock

awww
girl
yeah

c'mon

(unintelligible screams)
Track Name: Robot vs Jez
(instrumental)
Track Name: Amatuer
I cross near you
(Karla: I cross near you)
There's something buried in the yard

I can't hear you
(Karla: I can't hear you)
But I'm diggin' up the shards

A Change is comin
(Karla: Change is comin)
But what am I supposed to say

Wish I could help you
(Karla: la la laaaa la)
But I'm an amateur by trade

Strategy's helpless, I just get past this
I guess you're on your own now
We set up defences, but the fortress was empty
I guess you're on your own now
Strategy's helpless, I just get past this
I guess you're on your own now
We set up defences, the fortress was empty
Well I guess you're on your own now