Semiotics

by Tate Eskew

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Instrumental
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Turn around and close your eyes you’ll crash and burn when you realize that all you’ve read and all you’ve learned is falsified through money ties signs around you and behind you ears are ringing from conversating with yourself and no one else you realize you’ve passed it by analyze it and despise it catapult it through advertisement ask yourself if you falsified through petty lies
3.
i am the one they warned you about there’s no reason to shout armed with the truth about your dreams escaping is no way to deceive they only want to make you believe that i’m taking over use those big words to show they care that pseudo-intellectual stare think they exist outside of the game but they are the ones you should blame for everything being the same now i’m taking over
4.
i took your advice, maybe twice throughout this past year i followed it close, read the notes and it was all quite clear everything crashed, nothing lasts when i listen to you speak for myself, no one else that’s what i needed to do
5.
Robot 03:56
penciled in as the one who cares and pushed around with all your stares yeah i’m anxious and yeah i’m real sure, whatever, see what you can steal i’m not as easy to relate to as you might think i’m not as easy to complain to as you might think i’m the robot you insist but you’re the one that’s easy to trick i’m the robot you insist but you’re the one who’s easily dismissed sure take it yeah man i don’t care don’t you know me it’s never fair i was led around the ring but never out of sight oh if you push you know i’ll never fight i’m not as easy to relate to as you might think i’m not as easy to complain to as you might think i’m the robot you insist but you’re the one that’s easy to trick i’m the robot you insist but you’re the one who’s easily dismissed penciled in as the one who cares and pushed around with all your stares
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turn off the phone ringer and cue the folk singer because i’m a psychosis fringer and i’m a reclusive binger futile battle cry you know the struggle with why it’s so important to stay high it’s so important to deny yeah i want to forget yeah i need to forget it’s all i can do and all i can say to make you get up and feel this way it’s all i can do and all i can say to make you get up and walk away everyday don’t forget to remember the 24th of october that’s your brother’s birthday we’re celebrating 10 years of being sober yeah i want to forget yeah i need to forget it’s all i can do and all i can say to make you get up and feel this way it’s all i can do and all i can say to make you get up and walk away everyday
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the comet is closer than we had first guessed viral infected preprocessor didn’t pass the test the cockpit is still a mess collision course is certain but we won’t feel a thing i increase the throttle, speed doubles an object strikes the wing this is not a dream i know you’re waiting you don’t have to hide we’ve seen it coming for some time the light is straight ahead getting brighter all of the time fingers grip the yoke and i steer us directly towards the side and then we collide we are done waiting for the future to unfold we don’t have to hide we've seen it for the last time
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Skinner Road 04:29
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take a look at my eyes tell me what you see empty patterns of nervousness that’s what you wanted from me you say it doesn’t matter anyway eat your words this one time we don’t have to go where’s your younger brother i bet he doesn’t show because he’s a headcase i bet he learned it from you cliché, cliché touché, touché take more pills and you’re okay cliché, cliché touché, touché your life begins or ends today they didn’t even expect us we made it out okay several million in paper what an easy escape now we don’t have to worry anymore cliché, cliché touché, touché take more pills and you’re okay cliché, cliché touché, touché your life begins or ends today

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Eskew’s newest album, entitled Semiotics, is a work of astonishing expression and ingenuity. Intricate arrangements of guitars, distorted organ and drums frame Eskew’s intimate vocals, moving from delicate finger-picked notes to large rock crescendos, and back again. Songs from Eskew’s collection often start in a traditional directive but soon turn unexpected corners, later blooming into a wash of melody and noise. Throughout every track, Eskew’s obsession with refined composition and studio experimentation shows.

This album is probably not an album of immediate impact. This album is one that you sit with, let it develop and surround you. Giving each song 30 seconds to develop will result in a mess of an experience. Turn your patience on in this immediate satisfaction world and engage.

This album has been mastered at levels that enable you to use your volume knob with dynamics left intact. Listening in headphones once in a while is also recommended.

credits

released October 4, 2011

All Songs Written, Produced, Recorded and Mixed By Tate @ Home - Zero Art Studio, Nashville, TN

Remastered by Chad Blinman @ his studio The Eye Socket

Painting used in cover art by Emily Leonard, Nashville, TN

www.tateeskew.com
www.functionalequivalentrecordings.com

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Tate Eskew Nashville, Tennessee

Tate Eskew has more than 25 years experience as a sound engineer, musician, and software engineer. He uses this experience and his fervent interests in ecology, regenerative design, and reconnecting with his own Cherokee ancestry to create a linkage between technology and nature through music. Tate writes code, plays the guitar and uses the studio as an instrument to create sonic building blocks. ... more

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