Sisyphean

by Lamniformes

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1.
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”
2.
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
3.
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
4.
Hypothermia 07:01
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...
5.
Diminisher 06:05
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
6.
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 do this 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

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

"Sisyphean is equal parts post-metal soundscape exploration and emotional, striving indie rock." - Scene Point Blank

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.

New Remix album "You Can't Do This Alone" drops on April 9th.

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