Atavistic

by Testube

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Glim Records Catalog No: GLIM-01201-1504-ATA

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released April 5, 2015

Written and Produced by Jeff Danos / Testube (BMI)
Vocals on "Bleeds More Cowbell" by Clover Danos

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Testube Eureka Springs

Testube was formed by Jeff Danos in 1994. Approaching each new musical release as an experiment in sound, Jeff fuses atypical idm, industrial, glitch, and ambient textures into complex cohesive compositions...which is a fancy way of saying that he has a knack for making strange and experimental music somehow more palatable. ... more

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Track Name: Gater
there is no more headroom,
no more hills to climb
you're shouting from the highest pinnacle
but filtered by design
a loudness war unparalleled
of those for sale
and those who spin
the quiet authenticity
is lost beneath the din

you can't fight the gater
the threshholds loud as hell
the nuance and the subtlety
are lost when forced to yell

a million voices overlaid
the sines are growing square
you occupy the valleys
and no one hears you there
Track Name: Snowbound
the hours melt slowly with the icicles outside
like prison bars, they drip their guard
this igloo's fortified

no sand or salt or vintage malt
to melt the cold away
regardless of ambitions
we're still snowbound for the day

a week of cabin fever
born in artificial light
i haven't shaved or showered
and can't tell day from night

windows wet with condensation
the cold wants to get inside
inspires us to plan vacation
despite the captive white

dusting off neglected plans
boardgames and the phone
we laugh and we commiserate
imaginations roam

our savior is a shovel
frozen fingers losing touch
the ice can sometimes cripple
let's not used it as a crutch
Track Name: Testube vs Nulectro - Bleeds More Cowbell
left my little hole in the wall
and though i'm looking small
i'm gonna make a big impression on you

so you don't see me now
i don't care anyhow
i ain't sneaking...
you're just too highbrow

but one day when you're slack
and ripe for the attack
you'll look behind your back
i'm walking past your trap
you didn't plan on that
i've got the skill,
the speed,
the brain,
the talent,
and the bass track

i hear you coming...
i hear you coming, cat
you can't sneak up on me
you can't sneak up like that
your cowbells ringing,
i won't take up the slack
your cowbells ringing,
intentions bleeding black