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The Cyberiam

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  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    Compact disc with 12-page booklet including lyrics and credits designed by Brian Kovacs.

    The self-titled debut album from the Chicago-based band, The Cyberiam.

    “This is such a cool band, full of great concepts and brimming with brilliant ideas that all become revealed when listening to the colossal amount [of] musical output integrated into this ten-track album” ~ Prog Planet

    “Whether you are a fan of Tool and Opeth or like the more classic tones of Dream Theater or Symphony X, not to mention the alternative deeper feel of Porcupine Tree, this album has something for every progressive rock fan out there today.” ~ NEH Records

    “Ranging from emotional to purely technical – and everything in between – and featuring a deep variety of styles, feelings, time signatures and sentiments, this is undoubtedly a promising band that will surely achieve international recognition and deserves your attention” ~ Sonic Perspectives

    “They have a great balance between the mellower and more metallic, the retro and the modern. There isn’t a weak track here, and it never feels tired or repetitive. The field is beginning to get crowded, but this will be a contender for my best of 2018 list of ten releases. It’s that good.” ~ Music Street Journal Review

    Musicians:
    Brian Kovacs – Electric & Upright Bass, Vocals
    Frank Lucas – Piano & Keyboards
    Tommy Murray – Drums & Electronic Drums
    Keith Semple – Vocals, Guitars, Additional Programming and Loops

    Tracks:

    Alice in Afterland
    Cool Kids
    The Fall
    Don’t Blink
    20/20 Visionary
    The Historian
    My Occupation
    Juxtaposer
    Brain in a Vat
    Nostalgia

    Format: CD
    Artist: The Cyberiam

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1.
You did not deserve her Alice is the worlds cure Projecting strength but fragile she was more than meets the eye Now we never get to see What a girl could hope to be I hope Alice haunts your dreams I would pay to hear your screams Is it right or is it wrong for you to think that alone she couldn’t do it Did you ever stop to think she could do this being on her own Where do you get off when you objectify all the things that made her stronger If only you had realized what alice needed you to say She gave you her all You gave her only the means to fall Self loathing, with your lies, tipped over the lever in her mind Guess we’ll never know what could have come to pass If you’d only been her pillar Just a little bit of positivity and she might still be here I guess technically your hands are clean but mentally you’re morphine So in the end to kill a mockingbird all you had to use were your words
2.
Cool Kids 06:59
Can you hear me? Hear me through the noise? Can you see it? Through the girls and boys It’s never what you thought or you could quite derive It’s hard to picture this as somewhat less contrived What does it even mean for you to say you’re cool Performing for the idiots and fools Can you touch it? Does it make you rich? Can you see it? You’re a little kitsch What are your goals in life why don’t you read a book You might explore the world and take a different look Your popularity and fame will fade So why not give your brain a free upgrade We’re the cool kids We don’t give a shit Won’t regret it like those hypocrites Oh God I see it now I’ve wasted all this time To not explore the world on paper is a crime A finite time to search not ramble on Let’s try and fill my brain before I’m gone
3.
The Fall 05:20
I could pull those shackles tight I like it better when you fight Please won’t you try to resist I will slowly break your wrist I love the taste I love the smell My new heaven is your hell I’ll remember you were brave While I’m digging up your grave You can run but you can never hide I could make it look like suicide You’ll fight back but I’ll still take it all Dance the dance before you take the fall When I pull away the blind you can look into my eyes Then it’s back to solitude You will learn some gratitude
4.
Don't Blink 09:47
If I had a tardis I would make my life mine Maybe I’d travel to different worlds and change my timeline That fleeting chance I had with Carolyn in ’99 I could have said the right thing, I could have read the signs If I had a tardis I’d explore the galaxy Maybe meet lifeforms I couldn’t imagine or couldn’t even see Don’t blink or you might fix them in your reality Your time and relative dimension in space would have a sudden finality Don’t Blink. You might just miss it Don’t Blink. You might regret it Don’t Blink. Oh you just don’t get it Don’t Blink. Or you’ll never forget it
5.
Gain focus and fight back More reason, less rhyme Pro human, less hate We can save the species there’s no such thing as fate If you’re pro life Then care about the living Focus on charity Try some altruism What donation Could change someone’s position If you’re tempted Don’t be a politician What’s my purpose Is not a valid question Life gains meaning Through works and self expression A or not A There’s no excluded middle Deal in logic, and not in fucking riddles
6.
I have won the war Cause I will write the history To the victor the spoils Choose what we’ll ignore Sharpening my pencil While I blunt my sword 1st person revelation Must be seen by more Tyrant or a saint These words don’t apply I will make my case With ink like blood and paint Take my worst mistakes And say what you will But I have won the war So what was true is fake Speak no more of what came before Futile revival Forever denial
7.
Revelation You’re never gonna get it and you’re never gonna understand Segregation There is us and there is them and you will never get my homeland Usurpation Give it up and give it all I’m never gonna give it back Misdirection You’re broken and you’re rotten and we’re gonna help you get back on track Violation People won’t believe you and their never gonna change their minds Disaffection You’re evil and dishonest and you’re tainted and you’re feeble so I’m laying down the law and now I think that it is time for you to go My new occupation Total domination I will be your leader I will treat you better You will be my subjects You will show me respect You will not question My new occupation
8.
Juxtaposer 06:02
Juxtaposer You may be my juxtaposer Oh I hate you more than life itself Oh I hate you, hate you like my nemesis Two little angels sitting in a tree One shot the other and the other shot me But I’m not picking any sides between my Jeckal and my Hyde Anti-hero You could be my anti-hero Oh you ruined every one of my plans Oh you break apart every single one you can You may be my ultimate demise You think you’re all knowing and all wise Oh you are my conscience in disguise A cancer that’s metastasized
9.
Everyone I’ve ever argued with was arguing with me Everyone I’ve ever hated Must have really hated what they see All the things I think I’ve learned I’ve learned before and didn’t earn All the lives I thought I’d touched invented fictions not so much I have to assume that this is real All the things I see and all the things i feel I have no other point of reference So my wishes gain my deference I created everything. Every human all offspring I wrote every single book from The Illiad to Captain Hook I invented all the noise all the TV, all the toys I discovered DNA was simply G,T,C and A Do you think you’re looking through a solipsistic looking glass? Do you really think that you discovered what gives objects mass? You equate irrelevance with new levels of arrogance Isn’t it more true to say that you don’t matter in anyway
10.
Nostalgia 08:58
Do you remember when we were kids? When you smashed your face right above your eyelid? It never even crossed your mind at the time That you could have died or ended up fucking blind! Remember when we all went to Magaluf? We discovered Dream Theater and Ryan drank 100 proof A “what would Jesus do” bracelet covered in sick and bile He never lived that down, but I think about it once in a while Seemed like endless teenage summers at the club hitting tennis balls then sneak into the pubs Remember we kept stealing all those cans of lilt? We never got caught, and I still don’t feel any guilt If I could go back to a year it’s 17 Life was close to perfect all be it a little green Mesmerized as I learned human evolution Or the 1940’s jewish persecution We camped out that night in Magheramorne quarry? Now that’s where they film the Game of thrones story Bill and Ted was better than any mans religion Be excellent to each other while we’re living And so my childhood friends have mostly drifted away Nelson, Craig, Andy, Ryan, Toad, Mark and Wiley At least social media helps provide me with the means To see what my friends have become since we were teens Now I’m twice the age I was since my favourite year on earth But nostalgia skews my hindsight. Admittedly the years have been progressively better not worse And so I hope my daughters have the youth they deserve Fill their lives with memories and moments in reserve I’ll jealously relive my youth vicariously through their eyes And hope I live to hear their children’s cries, and then do it twice

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The self-titled debut album from the Chicago-based band, The Cyberiam.

“This is such a cool band, full of great concepts and brimming with brilliant ideas that all become revealed when listening to the colossal amount [of] musical output integrated into this ten-track album” ~ Prog Planet

“Whether you are a fan of Tool and Opeth or like the more classic tones of Dream Theater or Symphony X, not to mention the alternative deeper feel of Porcupine Tree, this album has something for every progressive rock fan out there today.” ~ NEH Records

“Ranging from emotional to purely technical – and everything in between – and featuring a deep variety of styles, feelings, time signatures and sentiments, this is undoubtedly a promising band that will surely achieve international recognition and deserves your attention” ~ Sonic Perspectives

“They have a great balance between the mellower and more metallic, the retro and the modern. There isn’t a weak track here, and it never feels tired or repetitive. The field is beginning to get crowded, but this will be a contender for my best of 2018 list of ten releases. It’s that good.” ~ Music Street Journal Review

credits

released February 2, 2018

Keith Semple - Vocals and Guitar
Tommy Murray - Drums
Frank Lucas - Keyboards
Brian Kovacs - Bass and Background Vocals

Mixed by Keith Semple
Mastered by Andy VanDette at Engine Room Audio

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The Cyberiam Chicago, Illinois

Comprised of some of Chicago’s most accomplished musicians, The Cyberiam have come together to create their own unique brand of hard/heavy progressive rock.
Influenced by bands like Dream Theater, Marillion, and Rush, their music has been described as the “heavy, atmospheric prog of bands like Porcupine Tree and Tool with a good melodic and pop sensibility”. Their live shows are simply stunning.
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