Rise of the Orangutang

by Chelonaut

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An EP about superheroes, supervillains, a dystopian past, apocalyptic futures, prophecies and prisoners, in flesh both rotting and silver.

All music arranged and performed by Adicus Ryan Garton.

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released June 20, 2015

This EP recorded and mixed in the Egg Rooms in Rovaniemi, Finland, using Reaper 4 and Gibson, Epiphone, Thomann and Ovation guitars, Alesis drums, Ensoniq synthesizers, with amps and effects by Kustom, Harley Benton, Digitech and Line6.

Specific production information for each track can be found at:

academersatz.tumblr.com

Cover photography uses images from NASA and freeimages.com. Edited with Pixlr Editor.

Special thanks to Piia Kuukasjärvi-Garton, Denis Ivanov, Asketia and Keiko's Last Smile.

Any questions, comments, complaints or advice on where to get tailor-made symbiote suits are welcome at rabies.kills@gmail.com or academersatz.tumblr.com.

More Chelonaut can be found at chelonaut.bandcamp.com.

This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License. To view a copy of this license, visit creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0/.

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Track Name: Tendrils
01 - Tendrils

You give me legs when I cannot stand, and I cannot stand you
You open up and give me your mouth, like I need all those teeth
Parasite, you feed off me, symbiote, I feed off you
Parasitic, you feed, symbiotic, I eat

But I forget, when I’m inside
It’s black as night, you wrap your tongue around me

Tendrils slither around my heart

You give me eyes, so I can see, but I don’t wanna look
You open up, and I slide inside, like I need, just what I need
Parasite, you feed off me, symbiote, I feed off you
Parasitic, you need, symbiotic, we feed

I forget, that I’m alive
Black inside, you wrap your skin around me

Tendrils slither around my heart

Is this symbiosis?

I cannot speak when you’re inside me
You begin, I end, my eyes can’t see
I can’t stand when you’re inside me
Where you begin, my end, I cannot see
Track Name: double plus ungood
02 - double plus ungood

She’s beautiful, the future is hers
And we are the dead, we’re dead

Do it to Julia
Rip her face off first

How can she make a song written by machines sound so beautiful?

Two plus two is five
Two plus two is four
Two plus two is three
The only way to peace is through war

Do it to Julia
Rip her fucking face off first
Track Name: Shatter the Sky
03 - Shatter the Sky

Breakdown, chipped away for days
Stay sane, it’s all anyone could ever take

Shadows
Arrows

Break the earth, shatter the sky
Betrayed by hope, you promised I could die
I try to drown, wade into the sea
Grab my cage and shake until someone shows me the key

Shadows and serial killers
Windows, there’s broken glass everywhere
Shallows, the river is always near
Barrows, maidens beware

Stuffed in box, nothing to do but reflect
Searching for knots, allow me to interject

Wresting control, but we’re all just threads
Spun and woven through
Plunge into decay, and wait around in the dark
I spoke too soon

Ladders, and lads not yet men
Shadows, and the shade’s not gonna win
Hallowed, my name across time
Gallows, you promised I could die

You promised I could die
Track Name: Better
04 - Better

I can taste death on the tip of my tongue
In my mind it tastes like strawberry bubblegum
I don't remember falling asleep at midnight
Any last words?

Better, I know what I am now

I can't help it if the magnets are my friends
Dogs won't even meet my eye
They took everything but my heart
Fuck it, you can have my heart

Better, I know what I am now

What else could I be but machine?
Track Name: Marooned
05 - Marooned

“You cannot go home again.”
But will my exile ever end?
I reach for the stars and fail
A nightly routine

I dream of her seas and her shores
I wake to the sound of your wars
I wander the streets, but no one sees
I am not one of you, there is no one like me

There is no escape
Though I have searched high and far
Thus I prowl my cage
And bash myself against the stars

Goddamn all you and your planet of rage
You never listen, never wonder, you’re all insane
To hell with this world and its goddamn waves
To this world without reason, I cannot, I will not be chained

There is no escape
Though I have searched high and far
Thus I prowl my cage
And bash myself against the stars

“You cannot go home again.”
Track Name: Sleepwalking
06 - Sleepwalking (Music and lyrics by Keiko's Last Smile)

Head hangs low, you can sleep when you’re dead
Headlines walk the street, Mr. Monday overhead
Breath of life leaks out, like a cloud, a flock of sheep
Taxman in my dreams, am I awake, am I asleep?

My mother’s eyes, Atlantic blue
Forgot how to spell my name and I forgot yours too
Don’t leave me here, I don’t wanna die alone
The stars all get the joke, but me, I still don’t know

Hungry now, rats gnawing in my guts
I try to close my eyes, but these goddamn eyes won’t shut
Quiet as the grave, blood like tigers in my ears
Broken ballerinas, is that wine, are those tears?

I’m afraid of the dark, and Mr. Monday’s gone away
I try to remember the questions, the ones I’m supposed to say
Inferno in my guts, bubbling up one last scream
There’s no more sand in me, nothing left but dreams

Get up
Walking in my sleep
Track Name: highscraper
07 - Highscraper

Time past count, I tell the tale
First tracker I be, this here's my Yell
Behind us now, long haul from the sands
From the end that were the start
To the crash that were the land

Remember this

May God have mercy on our souls
May God have mercy on us all

Remember this
One of us will come for you

Mr. Dead's on our back, and the wind's up our arse
Past the Pox-Eclipse, highscrapers and cars
Captain took us to the air, said bidey-bye to home
To everything we was and everything we known

Remember this

Remember this, remember this
Tomorrow-morrowland
River of lights and turbulence
Remember this

Captain Walker said ...
Track Name: Shatter the Sky (unplugged)
08 - Shatter the Sky

Breakdown, chipped away for days
Stay sane, it’s all anyone could ever take

Shadows
Arrows

Break the earth, shatter the sky
Betrayed by hope, you promised I could die
I try to drown, wade into the sea
Grab my cage and shake until someone shows me the key

Shadows and serial killers
Windows, there’s broken glass everywhere
Shallows, the river is always near
Barrows, maidens beware

Stuffed in box, nothing to do but reflect
Searching for knots, allow me to interject

Wresting control, but we’re all just threads
Spun and woven through
Plunge into decay, and wait around in the dark
I spoke too soon

Ladders, and lads not yet men
Shadows, and the shade’s not gonna win
Hallowed, my name across time
Gallows, you promised I could die

You promised I could die