COMMUTERS

by Coilguns

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about

Commuters is the first full-length by the unconventional Swiss trio Coilguns. Within less than 2 years of existence, the band has already released 3 EP's, played 2 European tours and had the chance to support bands like The Dillinger Escape Plan, Baroness, Norma Jean, Nasum and Black Breath.

Coilguns' line-up is pretty unique: drummer Luc Hess and guitarist Jona Nido are the only instrumentalists in the band. A massive custom-built pedal board and a well thought-out chain of several amps allows Jona to sound like 2 guitar players and a bass player altogether. Vocalist Louis Jucker completes the lineup.

Commuters was entirely recorded live, every song in one take. To challenge themselves and as a stance against "email albums", several musicians have been invited to take part in the recording process, including Keijo Niinima of Rotten Sounds / Nasum fame, who came down to Switzerland to lay down guest vocals on one track.

On their debut album, the incorporation of synths and more guitar and bass loops has added more depth to their original punky version of mathcore. Some tracks on the album are featuring up to 5 guitar players at the same time. No overdubs or edits have been made on this record except for the vocals.

Coilguns have been pushing their boundaries to find a unique and most certainly odd sound, and by simplifying their songwriting, they've intensified and emphasized their heavyness.

Long time friend Julien Fehlmann was in charge of mixing and mastering the album and his experience and approach to this record was as unconventional as the band's new songs. The whole record has been approached more like a 70's rock record than a metal album. What came out is a mix that is different from anything you can hear in modern productions.

The band, who used to manufacture their records on their own (including hand-sewed and wax-sealed packagings), has opted for a slick 6 panel- digipak in the shape on an upside- down cross (CD version) and a fancy hand-made silk-screen printed vinyl version (3 different vinyl colors) this time around. The artwork was done by Spitzhorn, a Swiss duo dedicated to avant-garde design.

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released February 22, 2013

Line up:
Louis Jucker - Vocals
Luc Hess - Drums, Bass
Jona Nido - Guitars, Bass, Mini-Moog

Guest musicians:
Keijo Niinima - Vocals, backing vocals Fabien Bedoy - Guitar
Mathieu Guignard - Guitar
Christoph Noth - Guitar
Mathieu Hinderer - Guitar
Emmanuel Devaud - Bass

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Track Name: Commuters Part 1
it all starts with words, confidences
all of them, single parts, were designed to fit in abstract cells of a unique building unorganised and obsolete, programmed to habit their aetheral void of spleen paradoxal universe, infinite dead space with tents or shelves as walls and ceilings _
run, go to these places and meet the ones we'll let down
set our camp, we're the hunters of their continuous space
weapons of our own, new tactics to share, we evolve in their world that never changes
datas in highways, messengers and pages, we read through the lines that we're missing the faith
trust our engine and drive the way that distances us from their ever setting days
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bail, run from the towns, the ones we were belonging to go to these places and meet the ones we'll let down
we bail
Track Name: Hypnograms
it's in our mind: nothing changes
we drove far beyond the grids of the ancient coast which is haunted by the seeds of deep hopes they woke up this morning, and they'll grow
fade in time
fall asleep
lay your head low and close your eyes they need it, they love it, machines of sleep
there, these are the moments we shared, gone through places we've lost
where no one else will ever reach such motions in time and emotions and tastes but caught by the haunted, not every word is coming right
not all the noises are heard in their right phases
these are the ghosts we fear, these are the ghost we fear,
these are the ghosts we fear - the ones driving along our chariot
these are the ghosts we fear - wheels and chairs, engines and tires windshields and mirrors, driving backwards - these are the ghosts we fear
machines of sleep, mellow and silent, glowing in dotted white lines yeah, machines of sleep
Track Name: Machines of Sleep
it's in our mind: nothing changes
we drove far beyond the grids of the ancient coast which is haunted by the seeds of deep hopes they woke up this morning, and they'll grow
fade in time
fall asleep
lay your head low and close your eyes they need it, they love it, machines of sleep
there, these are the moments we shared, gone through places we've lost
where no one else will ever reach such motions in time and emotions and tastes but caught by the haunted, not every word is coming right
not all the noises are heard in their right phases
these are the ghosts we fear, these are the ghost we fear,
these are the ghosts we fear - the ones driving along our chariot
these are the ghosts we fear - wheels and chairs, engines and tires windshields and mirrors, driving backwards - these are the ghosts we fear
machines of sleep, mellow and silent, glowing in dotted white lines yeah, machines of sleep
Track Name: Plug-in Citizens
speed up the time, break the door and rush don't miss our last chance, remove the covers unleash the beast and get out the case, rush ! all our heavy load, all the shit we brought, fear ! this will blow your ears this will ruin our shoulders
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let us shade the sky we're back in the plug-in cities
landing on the roof of their houses modern wooden sheds, fountains and terraces we've seen everything all their empty roads, all their shopping malls, fear ! they will bore our minds, they will burn our heart
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let us shade the sky we're back in the plug-in cities we convey the clouds we're back in the plug-in cities
Track Name: Submarine Warfare Anthem
waters, deep waters never take me alive
we'll ever sing the same lifelong song
we'll never change a goddam word no way we heard that a war will start above our heads we're writing the story of modern lovers
Track Name: Minkowski Manhattan Distance
how could it be simple - to find a way to tell impossible things - ?
distances don't get smaller, maps never shrink, may you wash them like bed sheets we won't be there in time for there is no one there waiting
we have hairs on our foreheads, arms and legs, teeth and ears
they'll stay healthy for years to come for we don't use them for real
we belong to the ever sleeping youth and won't wake up until we're gone from here
we vanish and reappear, counter-clockwise - we're magicians it's already been told, we told you about the shuftan experiences well, who would have guessed that this process could hurt ?
we freeze the time and eat the road, all of us float above the ground
rockers and speakers, highway dreamers, octane drinkers, the homewreckers we're employees of the month and we're so proud of our job
what are we good for - to export ourselves this far ?
are we earthians ? earthly pleasures of self-contemplation we'd love to watch now for we stay long after you're done
to each his own souvenir of epic memories we might not remember of
tell us more about yourself, remind us of your name, feedback us, amplify the story and we will speak the truth, another invented language of our own you never heard of
anyway, now's the time to start telling impossible things, the whole odyssey
as we don't forget that at the end of the day we might be closed
close friends with a distance. we will keep our secret. you will keep your distance
Track Name: 21 Almonds A Day
your face is lying there
it's time to let if float
it's allright to say the truth it's fine you're everywhere
now's the time to face the impossible thing the whole odyssey
to return home discover no one's there and face the evidence
no soul is waiting here for us
we heard random noises and joyful laughs
this scene can't be real for we're on a set
this movie is our nightmare and we should wake up
Track Name: Flippists / Privateers
giving the problem another name it stays the same yeah: it stays the same
showing the world another face won't make it change you remain the same
you're all the same you're all the same
you don't fancy our ideas
that's not something we're sorry for there is no answers in our guide
you sweet little things
see your bookshelves as the world you won't leave them before you die
never forgive you'll never forgive
your shattered mind will never use the hidden words behind the walls you left these ones aside
they'll only become games odd games in your words eachoneisaway tolie
phrase or notion smoke and signs pure digression hailing from the skies
Track Name: Earthians
what are we good for - to export ourself this far ? are we earthians? earthly pleasures of self contemplation
we'd love to watch now for we won't stay long after you're done come back whenever we can
what are we good for - to export ourself this far ? are we earthians?
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are we earthians ?