Lightcharges

by ThomC

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about

This record has been recorded in a few different rooms, spaces, at different times of the day and night, with different moods, and a different drink while working (but usually a good cup of tea or coffee).

Once undertaking that long and tiresome journey that is the making of an album, I noticed that there was no way back. I started studying sound as much as I could, work and re-work those arrangements (sometimes coming back to the stripped-down, acoustic versions to remind myself why I was working on these songs in the first place).

This album has taken more than a year to be composed, written and arranged and another year to be recorded, mixed and released. I wouldn’t wish I’d made things differently for the recordings, as it gave me the chance to meet great people, collaborate with great musicians and think music differently. I learnt so much from actually listening, being aware of details that weren’t there before and of all this mesmerizing tiny sonic universe hiding under the musical layers.

I hope that this album will be shared and listened to for what it is, for the completion of a dream, for the obsession of letting the emotions merge into notes.

credits

released October 12, 2014

All music written, composed, recorded, mixed & mastered in Belgium by ThomC.

ThomC // Guitars, vocals, bass, keys, synths, percussions, drum programming

Pierre-Emmanuel Maréchal // Drums and percussions on all tracks except track 13, 9 & 5.

Joachim De Stercke // Additional guitars on tracks 6, 10, 14. Guitar arrangements on Moonquake and amazing advice on pretty much every track of the album.

Salvino Suarez // Drums arrangements on Moonquake

Céléna & Sophia // Backing vocals on tracks 1 and 10
Arnaud Rossomme // Backing vocals on track 12

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Track Name: Lightcharges
Know your eyes, difference of sight
ease what leads you to decide
in the sky high voltage ignites

What you have and all you just can't bear
is a treason to declare
keep in mind what thunder can repair

All the stars are speeding up the light
Lightcharges freeze the time
Hear us now speaking all the truth at once
Lightcharges split the dark

Hurry up have the window shut
leave the glory far enough
you're not wrong, times are just too rough

Leave the fight with flashes of insight
There's a creature in everything
Man the wild beating in your chest

Why can't we find the key
have we lost it or is it destiny
Burning confusion is flying in the circuits of my head

All propheties revealed are a stupid lie in the eyes of men
Why don't you turn the reel and die in the shadow of your friends?
Track Name: The Lunar Wall
Let’s reshape the iron walls
Blind architects will make the call
To our vision still appalled
Break the bolt of “here” and “now”

Grab the aura of the reckless
Dwelling halo on the canvas
Baffled gaze inside the tempest
Superstition, empty lanterns

Let the tempest come
Inevitable, unable to stop
Let the tempest come
The birds are trapped between the rocks
And we’re as one

The needs, of navigators and founders of the truth
Precede, the countless feeders of the mist

We are running fast, the dust is grazing both our ears and eyes
At last, we are reaching for a seldom peace of mind
On the mend, vulnerable is our appearing side
Victims, we now speak to break the lunar wall
Track Name: Blackout In My Senses
You can’t define the cycle of your arms
You’re creating new shapes in the middle of the sky
You’re carving all the clouds, now my memories have a guide
And I’m running to find their source inside your mind

And I see you there

I’m approaching carefully
And nothing more is getting hold of me
It’s just another easy step to feel
A blackout in my senses

Laws of unpredictability
How will I get to leave them be?
Taking all the light off of me
There’s a blackout in my senses

You’re a heartfelt light
And a moving storyline
A secret surprise
Dancing in your eyes

And I see you there

The world is dancing in the dark
Torches burning, people turning and you smile
You smile

I’m approaching carefully
And nothing more is getting hold of me
It’s just another easy step to feel
A blackout in my senses

Laws of unpredictability
How will I get to leave them be
Taking all the light off of me
There’s a blackout in my senses
And a lack of electricity
I cannot move my body
I can’t believe what’s happening
You’re a blackout in my senses
Track Name: A Simple Fate
You’re cutting through the edges of a cardboard book
Separating tales from their lifelong lights
Another element that’s gone out of sight
Animals won’t miss the utterance of facts

Adjusting all the colors of an old stained screen
Made after the rainbow but you want it green
Rejection of the tasteless conductors of weeps
Navigating pointlessly beyond the sphere

You barely recreate
Bring movement to the shapes
A different story to a simple fate

Decisions that you made
That logic can’t relate
A different story to a simple fate

Agoraphobic foxes dying on the streets
Infiltrate the silence, just the silence please
Maximize the growth of our beloved link
Carried through the oceans of our thoughts and dreams

It’s embodying a system, an unspoken wish
And swimming through your vessels like a saving fish
Never will you lose the thread of your ideas
Pulling your devotion to the mighty seas

You barely recreate
Bring movement to the shapes
A different story to a simple fate

The decisions that you made
That logic can’t relate
Are a different story to a simple fate

Double entity, source of heresy
Tonight, it’s over
Blossoming disease, divine destiny
Tonight, it’s over
Races to mischief, drastic empathy
Tonight, it’s over
Falling to your mercy, falling to your mercy
Track Name: To The Basements
What have I done?
To the cold white sun
Weary I’m going on
All is unreal, scarcely revealed
I’m leaning back against the wall
With a story in the eyes
Hope it will be worth the rise
Let my faith be my guide

Citizens close your ears and your eyes
Give yourselves time to be surprised
While the contact with the world declines

Am I the one, who left these things, undone?
Moving the fibers of the clouds
Heartless and hopeless
Bumping the ceiling
I’m staring at the leaving birds
That I hardly recognize
Track Name: The Exodus
Freedom has lied to myself
Washed my poor hands
From all the hope I’ll never get
Breaking at times in a derelict block of my head

The sound of sighs, the endless whys
Am I still striving to leave them aside?
Waiting to rise, extinction is nigh
But time will tell

Would it be right to plant our faith right in your chest?
The kind that tires you from the rest.
We will decide of what is right for you in there.

We're meant to die, five in a row
Let me explore the ocean's wounds ignored
The precious past, these things don't last but time will tell.

I’ve dropped the lines you’ll never get
Undying quests
Ear-stabbing ashes of sick romance
Leaving me with a simple artifact to defend

We’ve lost the wire, leading the eye
The astral conduct of life-augmenting sight
Shaping our nights, leading the tides to another end.

Cause we are all stuck around the same line
There's a hero deep in your eyes

We are all stuck around the same line
There's a hero deep in our hearts

May justice be found inside this man’s lies
There's a hero, will you hear him cry?

May justice be found inside this man’s lies
There's a hero deep in your eyes.
Track Name: Once and For All
We Will Rise.
Track Name: A Taste For Miracles
Could we observe the night?
Chase the comets with our eyes?
Our hands are freezing on this blanket of ice
We would burn to seal just one grasp

There’s no need for words if the feeling’s right
If the feeling is right
If the feeling is right
Track Name: The Furrow
I strolled down the field
Followed the path
Followed the earth
Still untrue to my eyes

I paused a while to hear my breath exile
Silver surfaced water

Not a shepherd in the way
Not a sudden accidental fame
If the silence I betrayed
Would the water flow out of the frame?
Disappearing with a name
In the eye of every single soul
Eagles reading out the soil
With a promise not to let it go
Track Name: Rough Notes of Legacy
Solemn miracles
Fed the dry and bright earth
A row of flowers
Is a memory of its worth

In the arms of a little girl
There’s a butterfly birth
She’s singing lullabies

We are a chain of glass

Despite the wild world
They’re united as a herd
In honour they will fight
Staying side by side

Leaving threads of gold
Everywhere on the ground
I see freedom in the sky
And nothing more to hide
Track Name: The Missing Days
We've just missed the perfect time
The perfect scenery, tonight

How technical the gifts of love
Under our sleeves, they're dying

Meanwhile the world is going mad
Days are missing tears go down
Reading the victories in their eyes
Walls collapsing feats undone

I sometimes think we both are wrong
To miss the chances we won

I guess we've lost the leading path
We're now waiting to part

Meanwhile the world is going mad
Days are missing tears go down
Reading the victories in their eyes
Walls collapsing feats undone

We’re starving for a stroke of light
A major movement inside
I guess we’ve lost the leading path
We’re now waiting to part
Track Name: Vertigo In Reverse
My throat is dry I'm ahead of all time
Standing on the top of a mountain's heights
On a static place to see the ants conspire
A place where the air is just hard to find

Instinct sighs, breathing of the mind
Families queuing for the rapids of life
Indefinitely falling from a series of rise
Not time for a landing on the fields of the wild

Here's a massive slope
If anything goes wrong
We're not out of hope

I'm breaking into the root of a tree
Slowly numerating the few probabilities
While torrents are changing the shape of the hills
Avalanches claim their power to kill
Track Name: Moonquake
Hold tight to the moon rays
They are ladders from the sky

Hold on, just keep it quiet now
By the window you’ll escape

You have dried your river to the stone
Now, there’s a moonquake in your mind
But now, you’re a fragment of the light

You have been bitten to the bone
Now, there’s a moonquake in your mind
Gravity free and endlessly revolving

Climb, and read the stories
Pure and soft ink from the light

Hide, from all the boundaries
From the customs of the ground

There’s a circle of light hypnotizing our sight
And blowing our reason away
In a stroke of delight you let your dreams alight
Casting the shadows in flames

This is not out of reach
It can’t be out of reach
Track Name: Against All Sides
Wrinkles of pain
Traveling down your cheeks
And your smile leaks
Again

Alone behind the door
Looking around, behind and forward
Dead end

My hand on your forehead
Seems like there is more truth
Than anything we’ve said

My hand on your forehead
You know now all I knew
Obsession, thoughts and truths

Sweet whispers of the past
Like a carriage, taking you away
Thinking about those days
Again

Remembrance is at stake
Memorials along the way
Acquainted with this truth
Sometimes overpaid