Love and Bloody Violence

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Unspoken

June 9th, 2010 by maz

Revisiting Unspoken (uncertain attribution‘s second full-length song) after a gruelling four days of recording and writing, Blade puts down an impossible violin part to better fit the piece. Still just as jammed with unresolved chords so large they need three hands to play, impossible Messiaenic tonalities and Bartókean structures, but now with a more balanced sound.

Credits in chronological order of creation:

  • Lyrics: Blade
  • Composition of Chords: Maz with refinements from Blade
  • Piano: Maz (quattromani Blade for some of the really big chords)
  • Improvisation with E-bow: originally Maz using Bedlam, but Blade using Angelique on this version
  • Composition of Melody and Vocals: Blade



Unspoken MP3

Lyrics

Wait a minute
I’ve got an addiction to feed
come in out of the light
with your back turned to me
I can see you now
like you’re not really there
if I tell you a story
promise me you won’t hear

They say this too will pass
but the story’s still there
locked inside the clichés
there’s a moral somewhere
but the diving bell’s cracked
and there’s no time to breathe
it will drown with me
unspoken

I still know how to listen
lets talk about you
just buy me some time
with a riddle or two
and I’ll choke down the answers
as you head for the door
all my cryptic evasions
just fall to the floor

They say this too will pass
but the story’s still there
locked inside the clichés
there’s a moral somewhere
but the diving bell’s cracked
and there’s no time to breathe
it will drown with me
unspoken

They say this too will pass
but the story’s still there
and I feed on the fragments
that fall from your hair
and my lungs fill with glass
and the story’s complete
but it has to be
unspoken

Disarm (take two)

June 9th, 2010 by maz

Blade delivers her grungy interpretation of The Smashing PumpkinsDisarm, while the guitar tips its hat to The Smiths.

Credits in chronological order of creation:

  • Original: Billy Corgan of The Smashing Pumpkins
  • Guitar: Maz with Hayes
  • Vocals: Blade



Disarm MP3

When You Bleed

June 7th, 2010 by maz

Sonic ideas in December 2008, Nicecast sessions in April 2009, and now — having just recorded the vocals in Blade’s flat — here is When You Bleed.



When You Bleed MP3

Credits:

  • Synths: Maz
  • Songs: Blade
  • Samples: fire-tongs

Lyrics

I thought last night
I heard your voice
I speak through you
You speak through me
I draw my breath
To let you out
To set me free

This mirrored world
That holds us fast
Keeps me from you
Keeps you from me
When you break down
It won’t destroy
The symmetry

And I know why
You don’t see me cry
When you bleed
Your eyes are my eyes
And when they cry
You can’t see

The bones that crack
The blood that runs
Is death to you
Is death to me
My frozen eyes
Have no more light
To make you see

And I know why
You don’t feel me die
When you bleed
Your heart is my heart
And when it stops
You can’t feel

Logic

Hungry Dyke The Wolf

June 7th, 2010 by maz

Duran Duran get a lipstick lesbian makeover. Beware of werewolves.

Credits in chronological order of creation:

  • Original: Duran Duran
  • Concept: Blade
  • Arrangement: Maz
  • Vocals: Blade
  • Guest: Pluto



Hungry Dyke the Wolf MP3

Reason Insanity

The Making of Lost Forever

August 18th, 2009 by maz


Lost Forever

August 14th, 2009 by maz

Begun way back in February 2008, revamped in May 2008, and under recording and production ever since, Lost Forever is UA‘s most complex work to date with dozens of guitar, violin and piano parts coming together to make a gothic industrial metal anthem.



Lost Forever MP3

Credits:

  • Melodies: Maz and Blade
  • Violins: Blade
  • Piano: Maz
  • Lyrics: Raven and Blade
  • Vocals: Blade
  • Guitars: Maz
  • Bass: Blade
  • Drum Programming: Maz
  • Production: way too many long-distance late nights with Logic and Nicecast involving Blade and Maz

Lyrics

Did you ever
Did you ever care for me at all?
You gave your word
You swore to me that you would never leave me to fall

Now I’m here
Cold and lonely
All at sea
Frozen to my very core
From the abyss
I can hear you
Calling me
But all are ashes now
Forever more

I can’t keep breathing on my own
Down in the depths where I’ve been thrown
Can you see me drowning here alone
Lost forever
I can’t move on and you can’t stay
Eternity stands in my way
You are the price I have to pay
Lost forever

Lost forever
Still haunting me
Left to bear my sins alone
Self destruction
Still tears at me
More than you could ever know

I let you think you could save me
Dry my tears
Erase the past and heal my heart
Made you believe it was easy
Hid my fears
But now you see it was a lie right from the start

I can’t keep breathing on my own
Down in the depths where I’ve been thrown
Can you see me drowning here alone
Lost forever
I can’t move on and you can’t stay
Eternity stands in my way
You are the price I have to pay
Lost forever

[Bedlam/Maz]
[Angelique/Blade]

I can’t keep breathing on my own
Down in the depths where I’ve been thrown
Can you see me drowning here alone
Lost forever
I can’t move on and you can’t stay
Eternity stands in my way
You are the price I have to pay
Lost forever

I can’t keep breathing on my own
Down in the depths where I’ve been thrown
Can you see me drowning here alone
Lost forever
And every time it’s just the same
I’ve no-one but myself to blame
And as I sink I scream your name
Lost forever

Logic Insanity

Hayes

August 4th, 2009 by maz

Raven has finished the custom artwork for Maz’s Ibanez Prestige RG1570L, Hayes. Here is one picture:

See more at Maz’s Flickr account.

Disarm

June 1st, 2008 by maz

Blade delivers her grungy interpretation of The Smashing PumpkinsDisarm, while the guitar tips its hat to The Smiths.

Credits in chronological order of creation:

  • Original: Billy Corgan of The Smashing Pumpkins
  • Guitar: Maz
  • Vocals: Blade



Disarm MP3

Disarm (redux)

May 27th, 2008 by maz

Disarm is uncertain attribution‘s tribute to The Smashing Pumpkins. Maz delivers his interpretation, with hints of Johnny Cash.

Credits in chronological order of creation:

  • Original: Billy Corgan of The Smashing Pumpkins
  • Guitar: Maz
  • Vocals: Maz



Disarm MP3

Unspoken

May 11th, 2008 by maz

Unspoken is uncertain attribution‘s second full-length song jammed with unresolved chords so large they need three hands to play, impossible Messiaenic tonalities and Bartókean structures. Blade once again shows her prowess: exhausted after the end of a long day of writing she still delivers a stunning performance, including the highly technical last verse.

Credits in chronological order of creation:

  • Lyrics: Blade
  • Composition of Chords: Maz with refinements from Blade
  • Piano: Maz (quattromani Blade for some of the really big chords)
  • Improvisation with E-bow: Maz using Bedlam
  • Composition of Melody and Vocals: Blade



Unspoken MP3

Lyrics

Wait a minute
I’ve got an addiction to feed
come in out of the light
with your back turned to me
I can see you now
like you’re not really there
if I tell you a story
promise me you won’t hear

They say this too will pass
but the story’s still there
locked inside the clichés
there’s a moral somewhere
but the diving bell’s cracked
and there’s no time to breathe
it will drown with me
unspoken

I still know how to listen
lets talk about you
just buy me some time
with a riddle or two
and I’ll choke down the answers
as you head for the door
all my cryptic evasions
just fall to the floor

They say this too will pass
but the story’s still there
locked inside the clichés
there’s a moral somewhere
but the diving bell’s cracked
and there’s no time to breathe
it will drown with me
unspoken

They say this too will pass
but the story’s still there
and I feed on the fragments
that fall from your hair
and my lungs fill with glass
and the story’s complete
but it has to be
unspoken

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