Watchwinders

by Coilguns

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1.
01:30
scrolling it up to the bang to the zero point if such a thing ever was who shall we blame? for our tired thumbs our fractal indexes filed in the vapor clouded minds on the city trails looking for faces ranking new places embodied in numbers hunting down fake viewers we're a prey for the brains of a bodiless grace - now if this world ain't sound we just need to slow it down
2.
how inexplicable does it need to be to trigger our hopes - question our needs ? no words can describe what the heart foresees this quest for odd will never cease outsiders and strangers from overseas fascinated by legends, attracted by myths nothing bright enough for us to keep this quest for odd will never cease traffic intruders - sailors of mercy bind their tongues and broken wrists broadways to mainstream bound to oblivion we'll counterflow your digit waves scuttling our barge we keep chasing sunken ships diving deep in the muddy water swallowing sand and chewing nacre seeking paradise underwater our friends gathered for subculture pirates army for punk treasures the only map - guilty pleasure - is hidden there, lost forever - our only goal is going darker - let's just pretend we're seeking pearls stealing values from true nature a chunk of history for world losers an open book of trick spoilers full price tickets for amateurs still no one calls, no rush hour we're waiting here patient dreamers - our only goal is going darker - fucked up frequencies broadcasters sonar sounding buzzers sperm whales for main singers ocean's weirdest subversive choir in the melting ice and increasing water as surface falls into terror we'll vanish all into vapor - our only goal is going darker
3.
mellow your sounds muffle your shouts if you ever get found flatter your crowd failed personal growth flunked self acceptance diluted in disillusion you're close to the ground here's the real pure beauty we can start working on fling all your darkened diamonds your break has come don't you ever reach out in the line of duty to all the other humans that only silence surrounds here's the real pure beauty we can start working on in the lost and worn out peace your break has come
4.
03:15
this premonition is breaking our hearts there's no illusion no magic words just simple facts we were doomed to success and missed our call our second act now we wish we were born a century before the clash - we don't forecast - oooh I wish we were born before the crash a hundred years before we consciously forfeited our task get a second chance, just one, to wind our watch we would off course be thankful enough for fixing our botch - we never act we don't forecast - we can feel it coming and the fear is growing while the clock is ticking and our chances grow dim
5.
we will always end up wondering how this is all supposed to work squeezing hours into minutes, weeks into days fitting cans into glasses drops into haze we will always end up wondering how this is all supposed to work forcing trunks into cases boxes into planes turning roads into trails homes into trains we will always end up wondering how this is all supposed to work swapping friends for guests, bets for promises claiming fortunes out of debts, profits out of crashes we will always end up wondering how this is all supposed to work slowly expanding universe, multiple present tenses eternal life as it flows out of our hands we will always end up wondering how this is all supposed to work framing pictures of our parents who are kids themselves sorting items on straight shelves and being a mess
6.
04:28
odd disgrace flipped embrace reversed pace we're lovers: not brave true menace our real face two-tone grace we're lovers : not brave let’s dry our eyes this cannot be the end of things we will remember being here, together, alone selfishly together and alone forwards and backwards forever stuck at our own and very personal reversed pace for we're lovers: not brave
7.
04:21
all we wanted was a deeper dream floating on - or surfing over - a troubled sea but all we got was a night of sleep drowned in fear when the morning birds will tweet and the online world will see us floating on fallen dreams will we be dead or deceived ? will we be dead or deceived ?
8.
you can save it all not all hope is gone out of range for now you can save it all in the morning shower make a list of past successes be the captain of your ship the master of your fate - defeat, defeat, defeat, defeat deprecation - no matter the odds search for counterparts stop holding it back sabotage adversity pressure builds diamonds don't diminish it find self-esteem weather the storm - defeat, defeat, defeat, defeat deprecation
9.
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10.
if we can't stand each other for the rest of our days tolerate neighbourhood and share space if present dictated by future plans means exode for the many and profits for the few we rather set ourself apart in a different dimension for nothing has changed and nothing can be made if present dictated by future plans means exode for the many and profits for the few - urban reserve for the fools and the weirds all those who don't buy commercial cities - no words from us if we're not forced to bail no need to expand but to keep our home safe if present dictated by future plans means exode for the many and profits for the few - urban reserve for the fools and the weirds all those who don't buy commercial cities (we claim) urban reserves the losers the freaks all of them dismissed from predicted cities
11.
to retreat from all make yourself at home fence it off and pray won’t make it go away it’s an endless flight from a distant fight those you’re blocking here would not enter anyway if you’re facing fear and you’re mocking tears but can’t smell decay don’t you sweep it all away you’re a part of it you’re a part of it all in your private ways don’t you ever turn away
12.
05:18
despite everything we're born twice phoenix and vermin cats and mice half of our brain is a dominant one what's left of our legs carries the man our two hands are tied to a single side we flee the fairs and work for a while wrapped in our beds and sleeping in baths scowling so hard that we'll wreck our eyes doorbells don't sound when batteries are flat it's obvious we're stuck in the dark - we're stuck in the dark - should we run in the streets or hide in the wild ? is this fair to say that we don't need anyone ? does "being ourselves" mean losing our time ? is refraining from talking better than mime ? our boxes are blank for we emptied our minds almost prepared for it - eager for surprise we don't always accept but we cannot deny it's obvious we're stuck in the dark - we're stuck in the dark

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Coilguns' self-sufficient riffing engine ticks like a swiss watch. Right in the middle of their Millennials tour, the band has gathered enough time and life points to craft their loudest record to date. Locked all by themselves in a studio for a month - without a single note written prior to setting up their gear - they have put together an urgent and challenging suite of unpolished bursts. Watchwinders sums up the sheer pleasure of doing things the unusual way. These 12 songs are raw as noise and messy as punk though carefully organized in a daring and flawless sequence. Excessively low-tuned guitars, gnarly synths and eccentric vocals are carried away by Luc Hess obsessive drumbeats. The whole functions as a complex and utopian mechanism of perpetual motion, an urgent and clever serie of sketches of how to merge good ideas into a fascinating mess.

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released October 25, 2019

Engineered, recorded and mixed by Louis Jucker and Coilguns at Farrago, Crissier, Switzerland, Jan 2019
Mastered (LP, CD + Digital) by Svante Forsbäck at Chartmakers, Espoo, Finland
Mastered (Cassette) by Cyril Meysson in Saint-Etienne, France
Artwork by Noé Cauderay
Layout by Gaspard Gigon

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