Animus

by Ocean Architecture

supported by
subscribers:
/
  • Includes high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more. Paying supporters also get unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app.

    If you don't want to donate any money for a download, you may enter in 0 after clicking "Buy Now" to get the album for free.

     name your price

     

1.
06:23
2.
3.
09:01
4.
05:24
5.
6.
7.
8.

about

Animus is our first album. It was written between the months of September of 2010 and June of 2011. The music was recorded in Frederick MD, Bethany DE, and Murfreesboro TN between the months of June 2011 and December 2011.

Animus is a musical entity that tells an unfolding story about doubt, anger, perception, confusion, fear, insanity, and enlightenment.

Enjoy!

credits

released 25 March 2012

Parker Deal - Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, Flute
Kyle Standifer - Guitar
Joe Dorsey - Keyboards
Eric Hodge - Bass
Nic Giordano - Drums

All members - Gang Vocals

Drums and Guitars recorded with Sam Hillman at Brambleton Sound in Frederick, MD

Vocals and Bass recorded with Wyatt Lampley in Murfreesboro, TN

Keyboards recorded by Joe Dorsey in various locations

Produced by Ocean Architecture and Wyatt Lampley

Album artwork by Warren Sadler

tags

license

all rights reserved

feeds

feeds for this album, this artist

about

Ocean Architecture Murfreesboro, Tennessee

Like a blast of raw, progressive energy from the college town of Murfreesboro, Tennessee comes a group paving the way for aspiring musicians. Drenched in technical prowess and a desire to rewrite standards in mainstream music, MTSU quintet Ocean Architecture has risen in a remarkably short amount of time to become an intimidating presence.

Our debut album "Animus" was released on March, 25 2012
... more

contact / help

Contact Ocean Architecture

Download help

Track Name: Metatheory
Wake to the feeling

That my dream had meaning

But It's fading faster

When I turn and see her



Try to rest your head, remember without looking down

Like swimming frantically to almost surface, but I drown



Subconsciously viral

This infinite spiral

I finally reach the top

Until I really wake up



Try to rest your head, remember without looking down

Like swimming frantically to almost surface, but I drown



Drown in the thought…



(That) there's nothing to wake up to now

I fell like I'm trapped in a cage

Reality feels different somehow

It's time to turn the page
Track Name: The Last Stand
Feeling free break down adversity you will never know me stand up against the ones who held you down
No time to give in no time to let up with determination we'll chant on.
Fear does not live here anymore, freedom and and rage is written on my face, you compare my will to yours, you run and hide
I stay and fight, so cross the line between fear and bravery
Use the hate to press on through it all
Find you strength in your soul it is there to catch u when u fall

Fight break seek save
Theres strength in the numbers push us forward
Fight break seek save
There is no denying our rage is the cure

They shall not stop us we wield rights to fight and we fly true
The rage is the fire, feed the flame with persistence you've won the game
This is the start of it all, the last stand of courage the opening of our souls
No turning back now rise up and scream out the rage is here to stay

Fight break seek save
Theres strength in the numbers push us forward
Fight break seek save
There is no denying our rage is the cure

Our (r)age is the cure...

Still the struggles carry on no matter how you try
Life will always have a barrier of grief and sorrow

Bringing us down till there are no more tears to cry
Then all you can do is take hold of your life. . .

They will not overtake,
We'll stand here in our final days
And I will push us through 'til the end,
We'll stand here and defend
The breathing, it slows
And nobody knows
As I will take them on one by one
Pray for your daughters and sons

Tear This Place Down (Breaking my back once again)

Our (r)age is the cure

Fight break seek save
Theres strength in the numbers push us forward
Fight break seek save
There is no denying our rage is the cure
Track Name: Plato's Cave
What if perceptions were only deceptions?
a blanket of optical comfort, this place,
a world imagined, a reality fashioned
clues to conclude a curious case

A look in the mirror so suddenly a fear you're
not something you thought you once were
a startling conclusion, a wall of illusion
You're trying to escape the spell you've been under. . .

Theres nothing to wake up to now
You're stuck like a rat in a cage
Reality just wont allow
For you to turn the page

In glorious endeavor, you contemplate "forever",
The colors and the sounds such a beautiful display.
You drink up, you drop out, but you'll find nothing without
A deeper understanding, and so you drift away

Your family and your friends say your happiness depends
upon the life that you lead.
But how could they have known
You wish to break these chains so that you might be freed

Theres nothing to wake up to now
You're stuck like a rat in a cage
Reality just wont allow
For you to turn the page

Spiral downward, spiral downward...

I like it
They repulse me
This light will blind
And what will I find?

I'll tell you the truth when I come back down
And you won't like it, you won't make a sound
Because you'll never be ready to hear

You'll drive me back up like I was before
You'll close the blinds and you'll lock the door
Because you won't have a word I say

Theres nothing to wake up to now
You're stuck like a rat in a cage
Reality just wont allow
For you to turn the page
Track Name: Velvet
This velvet darkness is blinding my eyes
from seeing the path to where I’ve been.
I sense the ground I stand on is nothing but a lie,
but will I ever see again?

Please ask me if there’s anything wrong.
Some false assurance that another cares.
Isolation gives me the will to learn and grow.
Learning gives me the will to isolate myself.

Still some suspicion of a life yet lived...

This velvet darkness is blinding my eyes
from seeing the path to where I’ve been.
I fear the ground I stand on is nothing but a lie,
but will I ever see again?

Somewhere along the arrow, I feel out of place,
lost sight of the breadcrumbs I laid to get back
I used to dream that I could my life.
Now I have nightmares that this life is not my own.

This velvet darkness is blinding my eyes
from seeing the path to where I’ve been.
I sense the ground I stand on is nothing but a lie,
but will I ever see again? Again?

Your eyes will never see the sun.
Track Name: Columns of Time
Give me peace. ‘Cause when they leave, I am hopelessly alone.

I’m not free ‘til I breathe it all in, and I find - in myself - a home. 

I was running out the clocks as I was running out of time, now I run from it all instead.

I don’t care if you don’t love me, it’s not my place to be afraid.
So I’ve changed, so I’ve changed.

I’ve found a new place to call home, a place I understand 

You can’t find me or ruin me in here; but I can 

The days turn into hours, because I'm breathing the past all in 

No more need for new now, ‘cause I’m never leaving again

You call me lost, but you’ve turned me from the path yourself.

I don’t need all these words to know it doesn’t have to hurt like this, so I won’t exist

‘Cause in the quiet I can find all the space in my mind to never have to die

I won’t ever have to die

I’ve found a new place to call home, a place I understand 

You can’t find me or ruin me in here; but I can 

The days turn into hours, because I'm breathing the past all in 

No more need for new now, ‘cause I’m never leaving again

This place of apathy makes it simple for me to see that I am torn apart from you

‘Cause all my reveries can finally appease my subtle disillusionment

And I find time, In my mind, and I'll be fine, here where I'm alive!

I’ve found a new place to call home, a place I understand 
You can’t find me or ruin me in here; but I can 
The days turn into hours, and I’m taking the past all in 
No more need for new now, ‘cause I’m never leaving again

I WILL NEVER LEAVE AGAIN
Track Name: Steel Ecstasy: Columns Collapse
Sweet sanctum is peeling away
My columns collapse onto me

Imprisonment is how I stay free
So there must be another way

Fear lights the water.
No time, no sound.
I can think no farther,
A serene new world I’ve found.

I feel everything, I feel nothing.
To this ink black void, I succumb.
I’ve fallen in love with this something.
My God, what have I become.

I've found a new place to call home, a place I understand
No more need for new now, 'cause I'm never leaving again

Memories of my perception fading.
No textures left to sooth.
I have always waited
For a better version of the truth.

Fear lights the water.
No time, no sound.
I can think no farther,
A serene new world I’ve found.

I will stay and drown...
Track Name: Animus Part I
I never had a lust for answers
Until my existence became the question
Man's greatest machine was twisted in the clouds
And greeted angry waters

Universal balance! (life, born from water)
Liquid wrath! (the ocean took her away)
Have you ever felt this? (consumed by confusion)
Embracing abstraction! (emotional seclusion)

Questions (collapsing my mind)
Answers (hidden inside)

Beauty deprived, breaks my design
Shattered inside, leaving the pieces behind
Doubt is eclipsing the light! Unravel the fabric, and try to become
Bursting with reason, digging to free myself.

Inception, Abstraction, Obsession, for reason
Growing toward the deepest depths, self invasion
Moments of clarity, gleam like diamonds
Swim to reality, swim to her, balance the equation

The sun is weeping today, his tears are flooding the moon
He knows I am falling to fate, to sink surrounded by blue

Questions, Answers!

Grains of sand, birthing the end, the end of the world
This fake world, a projection, now exit to the cure
Waves crash like crashing fists, curling, raging, hissing
I am programmed for this moment, submit, succumb, sink

Fate lights the water
New time, new sound
The moon turns in his sleep
For fear he would be drowned

This wasteland called reality
Will now show it's real face
Take off the mask, wash off the paint,
You're just a ride, a circus act, a foolish rat race

Divine, Align, The universe is telling me:
"Entwine, Supine, Let me show you to the surface"
To the surface...
Track Name: Animus Part II
God spoke to me today
And I was born today
God spoke to me today
Like a mother contforting a newborn child

Was I like an newborn child?
Seeing nothing, my eyes closed to the world outside?
Conscious, oblivious, resisting
Not knowing that I was born?

Removing the bars of this prison inside me
To find that I put them there
Ascending away from abstraction
(First time only) Scale the cave to my first breath of air
(Second time only) My eyes see the sun

Born again!

How was I supposed to find
This beautiful, simple solution
Attempting to find the right
Answer to the wrong question!?

Feeding the fire
Fed me lies
Feeding the fire
Fed me lies

Shatter the shadows
Drown deceptive flames

Removing the bars of this prison inside me
To find out that I put them there
Ascending away from abstraction
(First time only) Scale the cave to my first breath of air
(Second time only) My eyes see the sun

Untangle the emotions that are trapping my soul
Cast them out like arms embracing what I have
And flee the depths of my mind, to reveal the animus I've been looking for

Realize you've been blind
And open your eyes
To the world outside
Lift a smile
To the sky…

Gently awake from the rays of the sunrise
Lying here washed up on the shore
Infinite colored clouds, fade through the skyline
Ocean spray touches my skin, once more in the:

Warm summer sun
Lit the earth at the break of dawn

Breathe…

Warm summer sun (Unrelentlessly bleed out)
Warm summer sun (Unconditional love)
Lit the earth at break of dawn (Filling lungs of summer air)
Lit the earth at break of dawn (For the first day of light)
[Take hold of your life]
[Take hold of your life]

My blinded eyes can see
My deaf ears can hear
My closed mouth can speak
My mind no longer fears

Worries are falling apart
Like a half remembered dream
Effortless stream of clarity flows
Gushes and drips from the seam

This spinning earth
Fails to skip a beat
Six billion human souls
Are singing with me!