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A collection of previously unreleased music, 2012-2016. Commissions, novelty tracks, experiments in electronica. Download features 10 bonus tracks.

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released July 19, 2016

Cover art by Hadron (hadronus.tumblr.com)

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Michael Guy Bowman Los Angeles, California

Poet and/or prophet.

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Track Name: Awake (2012 Version)
Awake again
Here in my bed
Eyes staring up at the ceiling

A breath of air
Light in my window
Heart still aglow with the feeling
I was dreaming

Another time, another place
A strange and yet familiar face
Buried deep within my bed
I wade through memories in my head

My sock's half on
Hand in a book
Finger is still on the chapter

We both were there
I told a joke
I can't recall what came after
Just your laughter

Clock goes off across the room
And time restarts and life resumes
I rise to meet the coming day
But someone's laughing far away
Track Name: Airwaves
Keep your eyes on the airwaves
Don't look down if you don't want to fall
Out here, ain't nobody dancing
Up in the air you ain't nobody at all

Keep your forward direction
Look for signs of the enemy, enemy
You're too far gone for protection
I am a spaceship who's looking for love (yeah)

Open your doors and shoot your missiles
Blow away everybody you pass
Just a bunch of peculiar people
Looking for a party to crash

Keep your back to the sunlight
Keep your eyes on the rubber T-Rex
Save your teardrops for later
You're going to need them for the part that comes next

Wake up trashed in the ocean
Look for signs of the enemy, enemy
These drones can feel emotion
I am a spaceship who's looking for love (yeah)

Open your doors and shoot your missiles
Blow away everybody you pass
Just a bunch of peculiar people
Looking for a party to crash
Track Name: Mad Science
"Yes! This thunderstorm is just what I need to bring my creation life! LIFE!"

Your career starts with a dream
That becomes a brilliant scheme
When you first acquire the rudimentary skills
Soon you're turning lead to gold
And making space's fabric fold
And breathing life into the dead to get your thrills

You may say it can't be done
But baby, I am number one
And the things that I can do
Prove the facts I know are true!

MAD SCIENCE
We do it 'cause we can
MAD SCIENCE
It's all part of the plan
MAD SCIENCE
Yes, we have got the tools
Consequence means nothing when you learn to break the rules

"Steady, now. We wouldn't want to scare the poor creature. Look into its eyes; there's a light behind them. Yes! It's intelligent! It's learning! It's learning! Yes!"

People first will be impressed
They will call you a success
Put your name on some important-sounding prize
But when it starts to leave a scar
They will say you've gone too far
And they'll call your work a dirty pack of lies

You may say my proofs are wrong
You may say my tests are flawed
You can shove it up your flask
I'm too busy playing God!

MAD SCIENCE
We do it 'cause we can
MAD SCIENCE
It's all part of the plan
MAD SCIENCE
Yes, we have got the tools
Consequence means nothing when you learn to break the rules

Losing your patents to idiots in suits
You run from the world and its trivial pursuits
Living in exile with henchmen and minions
Your work's too important for outside opinions

In a castle far away
You plot revenge throughout the day
Putting touches on your horrid master plan
Those tiny peons would not learn
Which is why they'll have to burn
Progress cannot wait upon the will of man

You may say it can't be done
But baby, I am number one
And the things that I can do
Prove the facts I know are true
Don't pretend you're not intrigued
You're as twisted as the rest
You might mock me in the day
But at night you are obsessed!

MAD SCIENCE
We do it 'cause we can
MAD SCIENCE
It's all part of the plan
MAD SCIENCE
Yes, we have got the tools
Consequence means nothing when you learn to break the rules

"Okay, back to work."
Track Name: Far Away
So far away
Way out beyond

No capsule you could swallow
Could possibly compare
To the one that swallows you
And takes you through the air

Hollow rockets filled with solid fuel
Faster than the Earth can pull
Body of the aether's night
Takes you on your maiden flight!
Track Name: Diamonds and Diamonds and Diamonds
Hidden from the naked eye
Beyond the view of telescopes
Behind the diamonds in the sky
From where the oldest light elopes
Nothing written in the waves
The signal's clear, the picture's black
Nothing standing in the way
The anti-matter stares straight back
Nothing to see but diamonds and diamonds and diamonds and diamonds and diamonds and diamonds and diamonds and diamonds

Objects brighter than the sun
Shift to red and fade away
A universe built on the run
Eclipsed so easily by the day
Nothing written in the waves
Event horizon, no return
Nothing standing in the way
Perhaps these things cannot be learned
Nothing there but diamonds and diamonds and diamonds and diamonds and diamonds and diamonds and diamonds and diamonds
Track Name: Bandages
Colin Burns
But he does not char
The fire laps at his appendages

Embers spurned
Cannot leave a scar
He is safe behind his Bandages

The alias
The other skin
Who knows what can lie within
The Bandages
The Bandages
Track Name: Know That You're Mine
I’ll pack a blanket, a handwoven basket
Of red roses and wine
Rest with me here on this bed made of grass
And I’ll know, know that you’re mine

In the cool of the evening the sound of your breathing
Seems all that you dare need to say
With incense and flowers, the minutes and hours
Like fluttering leaves slip away

The sky turns from blue to an orange to black
With the slow passage of time
We ought to be home, but you know that I’m yours
And I know, know that you’re mine

We will look to the skies with our twinkling eyes
And we’ll write out our names in the stars
Though it’s dark here on land, when we’re both holding hands
All the lights up above will be ours
Track Name: In The Marching Band
Some bands only play in small bars
Show up in their own cars
Only just to pass time
But my band always plays arenas
You probably have seen us
Playing at the half time

Sequined soldiers of the football stands
Killing our evenings in the marching band
At every game we're in demand
Our parents are our biggest fans
As long as we're in marching band

Some bands never really get big
Only play a few gigs
Not at all immersing
But my band always goes to contest
Cannot get a night's rest
Always up rehearsing

If the team keeps winning, wouldn't that be grand?
Going to playoffs in the marching band
Loading the equipment van
Testing our attention span
Oh why'd we join the marching band?
Track Name: Make It Bounce
Make it bounce
Make it bounce
Make it bounce
Track Name: Explosion Force (They Do It Right)
When the moon is high and the night has fell
They ride like demons out of hell
But they're not demons, they are men
Who send the demons back again

Men of action, men of dreams
Armed with guns and laser beams
Hunting down all supernatural beings

Explosion Force, they do it right!
They drop the bomb and win the fight
Riding in the Explosionmobile
Fighting for justice and keeping it real

Who will live and who will die?
When the war is over, then you'll see why
Explosion Force, they do it right!

Roll call!
Arthur, demolitions expert
Felix, demolitions expert
David, demolitions expert
Bryan, who's also a demolitions expert YEAHHHHH

Together fights this secret crew
Sent from VASCU
A secret cell of the FBI
Sworn to make motherfuckers die

Bad guys from the Cult of Scars
They will find out where you are
Where there's an ass to kick, they can't be far

Explosion force, they do it right!
You may bark, but they will bite
Ghouls and goblins, you best beware
You're no match, your ass is theirs

Who will live and who will die?
When the war is over, then you'll see why
Explosion Force, they do it right!
Track Name: This Sunset
As I watch this sunset
The enchantment of the long night descends around me
Through the fading blue sky, stars arrive quietly
And the chirps of crickets herald the golden hour

The day is at an end
And there are ten million things I'll have to do before I sleep
In the morning, there will be ten million, yet still
And then again, a sunset

But in this moment
The sun is not just some giant ball put there to make me feel small
It is an old friend who I have known longer than anyone else
And this evening, I am by its side to tuck it into bed

In this moment
I can feel only the grace of the world around me
This calm, this light, this air, this body
This sunset
Track Name: Awake (2013 Version)
Awake again
Here in my bed
Eyes staring up at the ceiling

A breath of air
Light in my window
Heart still aglow with the feeling
I was dreaming

Another time, another place
A strange and yet familiar face
Buried deep within my bed
I wade through memories in my head

My sock's half on
Hand in a book
Finger is still on the chapter

We both were there
I told a joke
I can't recall what came after
Just your laughter

Clock goes off across the room
And time restarts and life resumes
I rise to meet the coming day
But someone's laughing far away

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