Sisyphean

by Lamniformes

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about

An album by Lamniformes
Written from spring 2009 to winter 2012.
Recorded from summer 2016 to summer 2017.

For Chicago, shrugging off the cold under yellow light.

"To call it stoner/sludge would be accurate yet also reductive, but to call it interesting would be on point." - Revolver Magazine

"...whether that's something reminiscent of the crushing post-metal of Neurosis or the slow-burning instrumentals of This Will Destroy You, Lamniformes is all about riding a vibe out to its full conclusion." - No Echo Magazine

credits

released March 15, 2019

On "Sisyphean" Lamniformes were:

Terrence Alexander - E-bow, Guitar
Logan Bloom - Guitar
Ian Cory - Drums, Glockenspiel, Midi Programming, Organ, Percussion, Piano, Rhodes, Toy piano, Vocals
Henry Crawford - Vocals
Seth Engel - Engineering, Mixing
Richard Gin - Photography
Oliver Kalb - Vocals
Joseph Klomes - Design
Mike Lambert - Guitar
Parker Langvardt - Bass
Daniel Lee - Cello
Greg Obis - Mastering
Gabrielle Smith - Vocals

Music and lyrics written by Ian Cory

"Sisyphean" was recorded at Pallet Sounds and mastered at Chicago Mastering Service.

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Lamniformes New York

Pronounced "Lam-neh-forms."

The songwriting project of Ian Cory.

Genre agnostic, generally heavy.

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Track Name: Nothing Ends, Nothing Lasts
Picking the pieces of gravel from my feet
I lift up my head, heavy with both hope and dread
I take another step through the doorway to where we first met
Barefoot and blinded but completely unsurprised
At the way that the mountain stretches to the skies
You tell me that you’re glad that I want to try again
Even though we both know exactly how this ends
It’s just that the alternatives don’t have the same appeal
I’d rather take the hard road then stay down here
I know I’ll never make it, I know I’m going to die
But what’s the point of living if I don’t try
To push this wretched boulder all the way to the top
And keep my heart pounding until the day it stops
Suddenly you’re gone and I start my ascent
With the echoes of your words ringing in my head
“Nothing ends, but nothing lasts the future becomes the past”
Track Name: I Have Been A Flame
An exercise in futility
When muscles all have atrophied
There is no poetry only pain
No force of will could make it change
A vain attempt to justify
The slowest road to suicide
There is no poetry only pain
No force of will could make it change
I'm not afraid of burning out
I've been aflame for hours and hours now
When all the weight comes crashing down
I'll bear the pain for hours and hours
A scythe, a sigh
No light no life
All the iron in my hands
Won't save me when the meteor lands
Track Name: Deep Despair In Covington, KY
I keep thinking that I see mountains in the distance
Shrouded in blue
I’m looking for something that doesn’t exist
I leave behind small pieces of myself at every stop we make
What will be left when I get back home?
The future dies one day at a time
It can’t be stopped and we’re still stuck inside
Stones cut the floor
Branches crush the roof
A coffin fit for three
Track Name: Hypothermia
I only need you at my coldest
When the earth has frozen solid
When feeling leaves my fingers
I will learn to let each breath linger
So wrap your arms around me
To keep the heat from running away
And when my grip is losing ground
A glorious sound
I only need you at my darkest
When the sky has been swallowed
When my limbs have stopped shaking
I will learn to love my organs failing
So wrap your arms around me
To keep the heat from running away
And when my grip is losing ground
This is the sound of arms unfolding
Nothing ends but nothing lasts, the future becomes the past
So warm
A golden glow
Sunlight
From the snow
So wrap your arms around me
To keep the heat from running away
And when my grip is losing ground...
Track Name: Diminisher
You cannot choose the company
In which you have epiphanies
Morning sunrise, light through the trees
Burning away insecurities
No way to hide, no illusions
No escaping who we’ve become
And at the end, a irony
We always are who we pretend to be
Diminisher
Smoking from the start
Now I watch you burn
Down to ashes in the urn
I am soaking wet
Watch me melt away
I should know some tides never turn
An open mouth
Taking in and spilling out
Track Name: Measured In Rings
Sisyphus you fucked it up
Abandoned us again
To be honest you’ve made no progress
But we are still your friends
It doesn’t matter how high you climb
You’ll fall back to the floor
Don’t despair though it isn’t fair
We’ve all been here before
Measure my life in rings
The ones I run and the ones around my eyes
And when they seal shut
The world will know that I tried
Sisyphus just let it go
You can’t make it alone
The rock you’re pushing is not a prison
Draw beauty from the stone
Measure my life in straight lines
The ones that start and never seem to end
But before they stop
I’ll break my back trying to make them bend
Don’t be afraid
Nothing ends and we’ll still be here
When gravity brings you home

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