In Static

by Edge of Reality

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Alan Schoen I choose a fav track because it wouldn't let me pick the whole album. Amazing, just Amazing Favorite track: Puzzle Man.
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FritzPelz A band with an interesting direction. Usually, this kind of music would be horrible in my ears, but after I repeated some tracks, i began to love it more and more. Now it's one of my favourite art rock albums of all time and I hope we can be excited for new stuff, in the future. Favorite track: Bed Of Lies.
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conz i will miss you eor Favorite track: Child of Darkness.
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Guitars recorded at EoRHQ2 in Nashville, TN, USA
Drums and vocals engineered and recorded by Jesse Brock at Downey Dude Fortress in Nashville, TN, USA
Bass engineering/assistant drum engineering by Nick Mills
Mixed by Adam Warne at Old Street Studios in London, UK
Mastered by Steve Kitch at Audiomaster in Devon, UK


released May 31, 2019

Megan Rasmussen: Vocals on track 10
Laura Epling: Violin
David Williford: Saxophone on track 5
Spencer Hurst: Electric piano on track 5
Justin Berger-Davis: Upright bass on track 5
Eloise Tyner: Spoken word on track 2
Artwork by Elena Brighittini

Special thanks to:

Ernie Ball Music Man, Fractal Audio Systems, Darkglass Electronics, Danny Elfman, Stephanie Kopel, Nick Lobel, The Brocks, The Frevolas, The Pecks, The Centers, The Millses, Greg Brown, David Mills, Bryan and Christa Thompson, Andrew Blanchard, Jonah Hickson, Bo Brock, Byron Williams, and Steve Lobmeier. We are grateful for the unending support from all of our families, friends, and you.


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Edge of Reality is an eclectic art metal band based in Nashville, TN that embodies a wide variety of influences and expresses both light-hearted narrative and thought-provoking concepts. They aim to inspire, to entertain, and to confuse through said influences, narrative, and concepts. ... more

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Track Name: Attack of the Great Worm
What a piece of blind creation you are
I’ve been sent to exterminate this thing
Enter the space marine

Violence ensues
Children of The Worm
Decimate the fleet
Spawn killed my whole team

Death by the thousands all around me will not avert this
Look for a pattern in their attack; there’s a weakness
Something about them maybe our leaders didn’t see

Coming into our view
The shape twisting, pulsing, its mouth agape

The weapons hit but there is no effect
Repeat: no effect

Collect star shards
Need more shards
Fuck am I supposed to do?
They only gave me two

I used all two
I have no health
Everyone regroup
Everyone regroup

Plotting a vector, we are leaving
Everyone fall back
There’s a pupa attached to my engine
Mayday! Mayday!
I feel the stability fail
I’m going down, going down
I’m down!

I’m amazed that I am still alive
What remains of this vessel will never fly
I set across the unknown world that I have found
I’m gathering pieces to salvage the hyper fuel
In the sky, I can see the beast is still alive
Why won’t it just die?

A possibility
If I’m close enough I can detonate the reactor

So from the ashes and waste I return to put an end to our foe
Once and for all
I am the only one remaining close enough
I know it will be my end even though

Looks like the Great Worm has spotted me
Looks like I forfeit the element of surprise
With the reactor fuse close to me
My body’s shaking as I brace for the final flight

Radiant cascade shine devour me
The beast is gone
I finished the campaign on normal difficulty
Track Name: A Consultation
Lost control of mind
An obsessive compulsive cry for order

How may I help you?
Do you have an appointment?
Okay, what is your last name?
May I see your insurance card?
Okay, you can have a seat in the next room.
He'll call you in when he's ready
Have a nice day

I'm going insane!

My thoughts are not mine and they have control
Caught in the center of what I’ve wrought
My nerves are thin and I’m losing hold
All I want is to be free

Tell me everything about you
Tell me all the things you've been through
In time I know I can help you

No one has ever so quickly gained my trust
No, never have I felt such peace; not in all my life
Can I break free of the sickness wreaking havoc inside me?
In his eyes I see that everything will work out in due time

Time to move along
And escape this destructive frame of mind
Cosmic forces rage, somewhere they struggle
But this could be my obsessive compulsive remedy

Stow away your pain and demons in your labor
One by one the angles start to collapse into the void of your mind
Go to the west
Track Name: Puzzle Man
Will it all ever fit?
Everything is so practical
Maybe I should commit
And mold my body more just to conform

Liberty won’t give way
Arrogance causes luck to bend
Alcoholism kills
But I need to have a little to fit in
Find the piece that sets me free

So, at the rate
At which we create
We’re turning a loss
And don’t know the cause
The pieces we make
Eventually break
Without overuse
And never abused
I want to live in a space where I don’t have to fit in with you

Architects can’t seem to find the source
The internal comprehension of what we’ve envisioned is clouded and opaque
Inner structure starts to crack and break
We are living in confusion and making excuses for what we all believe

We are not in control
Meaning will not uphold

So, at the rate
At which we create
We’re turning a loss
And I know the cause
The pieces we make
Eventually break
Without overuse
And never abused
I want to live in a space where I can exist
Alone, unknown, perform without the fracture lines.
I found a hole on the corner of pretense and greed
And there underneath the rim lays the weapon I seek
Uncover dimensionality

I rise up above the puzzle
I tunnel beneath
Malleable existence
I evade your rigid scheme
I am ‘Z’

The constructs change
Meaning diffused
I’m ready to choose

I’m free to be reckless
I’m free to be adaptable
I’m free to be alone

Don’t go looking anywhere
Don’t go looking anywhere for me
I’m not here

Now I can fit anywhere
I don’t have to give up anything
I have found another realm I can build in

I’ve become the missing piece
I am Puzzle Man
Track Name: Bed Of Lies
K, I’m back
I steal this fatchel smatch machine
Last fifteen minutes ago
To make for the...the...thing

I calling the thing
Something sounding like the sound of hoo...hooman
It will sperience laif to for me
While I am thinking evil plot

We are creating the final pieces of the human beans
Soon someone will make me for me

No! So the fatchel snatch goes in the winkle monk
For to create an contraption fitting nicely inside the fenk denk clever!

My friends,
Tomorrow is the first big test
And it seems that we are
Running short of the key ingredient
(typical, stupid Casper)
Don't play dumb
We cannot complete the trial without it
(typical, unprepared Casper)
Did you not read subsection 3 in chapter 15?
We need the bleeabort!
Attain the bleeabort!

Finding signs of life
The bubbling of thought
The tensing of fibers
That which Casper retrieved is now infusing into the brain

Double check the couplings
Triple check quadruplings
Go ahead and quad check the filling
Quinta check the fatchel smatch
Hexa check winkle monk alignment
Septa check the intern on the lunch order
Time to hit the switch!

Shudder, convulse, writhe in electric waves
Keep close eyes on the color of the skin
Retain, retain, retain the bleeabort
Holy Heinrich Westphal it’s alive!

Tension rising in my seams as I approach the storefront with my family
Dying to become among the many who experience hoomanity

First you put on your new sheets
Put the hooman between
Use the pillow to see
A brand new realm

Let them live your life
Cotton, feather, twine
Rest your weary minds

Became what we should be
How did we fail to see
The road to chains
We are their slaves
Trapped in these sheets
We see the future through dull cattle eyes
We are their servants trapped in a bed of lies
Track Name: Lovestruck
The light from your eyes
Shining it's way into mine
Time stops around you
Feel the pressure
To give you attention

There's no disguise
Nothing salacious to hide
There's something about you
There's an answer
A brand new invention

But what a surprise
These feelings I don't recognize
I'll travel to you
Run forever
Just give me direction

Please dress your best
Rock your rhythm
And make me confess
Break through my shields

We don't fall gently
We burn together
Look past the flames to the monster within

Born from the depths of my dreams
Come forth and spread your disease, Love!

So short of breath, we speak in whispers
I've always wanted what we've discovered
Stare down the titan as he approaches
Our time is in hours, but we will transcend them
And the best we can do is hold each other
Caught in this maelstrom of metal and fire
I've breached the id for all to see
Those flames by which we create
Now we return
Track Name: Notebook
The last piece is mine
Notebook evolved
I’m sure this time
This puzzle’s solved

What are you?
Share your secrets; teach your truths to this your humble follower
What do I do?
Where do I go now?
Show me the way
What are my tasks today?

Please break my fall
And welcome me to better days
Notebook resolved
For I have done your will
Track Name: Azira
The morning comes at last
And the waking daze ensues
I rise from a dream
Unsure of what it means

Recalling that the world at hand is not the wasteland
Underneath these sunken eyes
Returning to the day I’ve planned
Step into the land of Azira

There’s a highway leading to the capital
It’s towers shine in amber rows
The pinnacle of invention, where energy flows into every home.
Community thriving in every borough underneath the crystal dome
Every moment living so free, so unsuspecting of our home.

High in the sky the reflection of our world bends around the barrier
Wonder on the shape and perimeter and what lies beyond that limit
Is our fate to remain within?
Who created all we know?
There’s no trace of their names or from where they came

I will aid you
I will make you see

Here on this busy road
I sense a gaze that I have felt before
And though we’re not alone
I can only feel your hold

Can’t turn away
There are no features; there is only grey
I see an open door
I long for you to show me more
Track Name: New Fuel
Hold out your hand
Take your fill of all that you could ever have
So much here to gain
Everything revolves around your happiness
Society accommodates
Hold out your hand and take your fill

All of this time remaining unaware
A consumer knowing no consequence
No regard for this world or yourself

Endless hunger
Squandering everything within sight
Nothing here to provide fulfillment
Senseless suffering
Thrashing through chaotic streets of
Self-inflicted emptiness

Circulate a new fuel before we fade
Restoration of mankind reverse our fate
Light your rage and feel real pain
Creeping from the earth we’ve killed
We’ve erased home
Obfuscate the planet trade by
Trade your hope to circulate

The entirety of the business’ existence
Is tethered to currency
Torn from homes of low income participants
This sedentary lifestyle I chose woke a ghost
Mother Earth? Mother Earth? Commonwealth? Anyone?

God damn I’m so sick of it
Test the patience I cannot bear
I can live on pennies but I want to be a millionaire
God, I would kill for a taste of it
I would spend your money so well
Why would I try when the capital grows itself?
No one can get in my way
Pour the money over me

Circulate a new fuel before we fade
Restoration of mankind reverse our fate
Light your rage and feel real pain
Creeping from the earth we’ve killed
We’ve erased home
Obfuscate the planet trade by
Trade your hope to circulate
Must escape
Find a way
Turn the page
Another world we can claim

So slowly
If only we could live our lives
More thoughtfully
We can make amends
We can soon be whole
I can't leave
These burning feelings
Tethered to this weary world
I don’t see us
Comprehending the situation’s gravity
The event horizon closes
Track Name: Child of Darkness
Before the times we’re living
The world was chaos blinding
We needed to agree
On a pathway to unity

Then our goddess heard our plea
And sent the woman who would lead
She brought about harmony

Oh, let it grow
Join the chorus
Fill the sky
With the sound
Of your love
and devotion
For our leader
Fearless and steadfast in her deeds

Before our planet’s forming
The matriarch had a vision
Instead we turned to darkness
Beg for forgiveness and return to the light

Why should I believe a thing you’re saying?
These lessons aren’t about truth, they’re about control
No more mind games, I won’t have it

Calm down child
There’s no need for that tone of voice
Sit in the hall

Child of darkness
Search the light
See these wonders
From the stars
Feel your loving Matriarch
Bringing balance
to your life

Oh, let it grow
Join the chorus
Fill the sky
With the sound
Of your love
and devotion
For our goddess
Living her vision for our lives

Marion, our prophetess
We will rally by your side
Tell us the Matriarch’s will

Oh, let it grow
Join the chorus
All around us
We’re the fruit
of her love
and her vision
Out of the darkness into
Light, let it glow
Fill the night sky
Singing bright
Oh! Let it grow
Join the chorus of voices
All people smiling
Grateful and Joyous
No more split expression
We’re united as one
Track Name: Illegal Chord
It’s hard enough as it is
To get my feelings across when I’m unrestricted
Now with these new laws I could be incarcerated

I am silenced
Can’t express myself with B - D - F# - A# - C#

We have silenced the dissenters
Those who endorse ugly chords
Are out of the way
The dissonance has been outlawed
Perfect harmony/antiphony composed to realign the citizen banter
A zero tolerance policy
Is now in place across the land
This sound should never hit your ears again
This is just a public demonstration

Now I’m on the run
I’ve made the choice to stand alone
A fugitive in my own home land
Just for speaking my mind
But I know somewhere out there
More voices long to cry out

We can mount a resistance
Time to demonstrate in protest of our censorship

People beware
There’s a terrorist movement coming
Cover your ears
Follow my lead, we’ll persevere
I’m the one in charge
I am making the world a better place
You can’t deny

So now I’ll stop the terrorists in their tracks
End their sick aural attack
And rid the world of B minor Major 9

Rebels move along
Call the protest off
Sing our perfect song
There’s no need lives be lost
Before you start a riot
Have you considered the cost?
You are waging a war you cannot afford
You're liberty slipping away from you

Listen to our screaming voices
Hear the truth as we are drug away
They have refused to reform
We have been violated
Wake up! They control us all
They force us to obey
And once they’re through with us
They’re coming for you too

The moment’s finally here
We’ve poured our hearts out hoping, longing
To transform this world we live in
Is anyone even listening?

I cannot stay silent
I won’t give in
Must express myself
With strong clarity
Even when the world
Remains in static

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