Things We Fear

by Downscope

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Delving deeper into dark, muted vibes to explore the things that haunt us most. Not to find reason, but to flirt with the concept of fear itself as familiarity can often provide comfort. Perhaps by facing our inner demons and childhood fears we can function better in life, or maybe we'll come to grips with the fact that our fears are the very thing that protect us and keep us on guard in a world filled with danger. Finding the balance between justified caution and dysfunctional behavior may be our greatest challenge of all.
Immerse yourself with this soundtrack of phobias and hope things that go bump in the night are just the kick drum.

About the cover: They are not uncommon to be found down winding country roads. Abandoned, broken down homes that at one time were an abode for living people. Families. Humans with every day problems and dreams. This one particular cramped dwelling I have passed many times, and each time the morbid curiosity tempts me to stop by and step inside the dark, doorless entrance. My mind begins to play out what I'd see as I imagine tiny dust filled beams of sunlight engulfed by the darkness, debris, spider webs, some shredded objects that might resemble a recognizable piece of furniture or broken picture frame. But worst of all I imagine finding a living being inside... some deranged drifter taking advantage of shelter or perhaps an apparition of some sort. Recognizing that it is private property in combination with my fears I pulled my car over to the side of the road to take the photo simply from my car window in haste, then drove off continuing to entertain my fears.

Initial photo:

"The ominous mech drone of ‘Nycto’ for what initially appears as a pre apocalyptic cybertronic death wind gloomed in chilling consequence and stilled in futile finality soon thaws, defrosts and terraforms into a dream machining mind vaporiser."
- The Sunday Experience


released November 11, 2016

Music by Rimas Campe
Cover art by Rimas Campe
(c) 2016 alternating.bit music



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