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Quasiland

by The Cave Children

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about

Two years have passed since their creation. Two years full of recordings and live performances and The Cave Children are now ready to share their first album, entitled “Quasiland”.

Dreamy psychedelic melodies, cinematic themes and raw garage rock outbursts are blended to accompany the existential and sarcastic lyrics of “Quasiland”. The title of the album with first synthetic the word “quasi” comments the political, social and professional uncertainty in which the album was completed and the lyrics of the 10 tracks suggest 10 different approaches to the meaning of Quasiland. The Athenian quartet has been influenced, among others, by the evocative soundtracks of Danny Elfman, The Beatles of 1969, Frank Zappa’s sarcasm, the British 90s, Greek music and the new psychedelic rock scene. The album was co-produced by Ekelon and The Cave Children with respect to the lo-fi aesthetics of the initial demos.

“Quasiland” is out on digital album on April 14th, on cd on May 25th and on vinyl including bonus cd on June 15th from Inner Ear.

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released April 14, 2015

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The Cave Children:
Vassilis Vlahakos
Orestes Benekas
Vassilis Nitsakis
Dimitris Stergiou

Additional musicians
Dimitris Papadopoulos - trumpet
Jim Staridas - trombone
Nefeli Liouta - violin
Stavros Parginos - cello
Maria Karakousoglou - viola
Thanasis Dzingovic - sounds
Ekelon - sounds

All songs written by Vassilis Vlahakos
Arranged and performed by the Cave Children
Brass arranged by Benekas
Strings arranged by Vlahakos
Produced by Ekelon, Vassilis Vlahakos and Orestes Benekas

Recorded by Ekelon and Mike Tsobanoglou at The New Fab Liquid Recording Studios in Athens, Greece between 2013 and 2015
Mixed by Ekelon
Mastered by Yiannis Christodoulatos at Sweetspot Production Studio

Artwork by Petros Voulgaris/Indyvisuals

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Track Name: Maybeland
Maybe she was right and this empty soul was not made to fight
Maybe she was right and these empty eyes cannot see the light
What if she was wrong and
this pain would give no need for a home
Sleeping it through ever since she was born
Can you feel the storm?

Pounding in his chest
Maybe she was right and the clock is set
Every drop of blood feeds a particle of an angry bomb
One way out of this
An ignition solves any mystery
Pregnant forever is the other way
I'll just wait 'till May
Track Name: Lazy God
Degeneration 'til a final demise
A generation as data in disguise
Some will be treated will be treated with love
Then it's repeated, with small stains on your glove

Smell of fear hangs in the air
Am I the answer to something; Ι don't care

Accidental truth
making of a lazy god

This inquisition is your test after all
This might be my turn, what if you are just as small
Against the wall of this plastic hell
Am I the answer to something; I don't care

Accidental truth
Poem of a lazy god

I never gave you the permission to start
Track Name: I See Death
I’ll be ready for you when I’m through
When most things are different
And three time zones away
We will stay awake for no reason
Not ready for the lie, it’s too soon
I am stuck on the feeling

I’ll be ready to feel love

Not ready for the sky, it’s too soon
I am stuck on the ceiling
Tidal waves on the moon, they exist
As long as you can see them

I’ll be ready to feel love

I see death

Rain goes on for three days, but we’ll wait
It won’t rain forever
The projection remains, but I’ll wait
I’m thought to be clever

I’ll be ready to feel love

I see death
Track Name: Ovatron
Lost in a sky of trust and pleasure
No one remembers your name
Fears and decisions turn into water
Love and remorse feel the same
And if I take you there
No one you know is dead
Track Name: Pillowfingers
I. Everyone is said to deserve his fate
You may choose what the future will bring
Others are born destined for pain
But I ‘ve got the power
to take it away for your own sake
Some say they 're waiting in line
Don't be afraid I've done it before
Erasing the past is better than dying

So you wish it were true

So said the Pillowman
He grabbed my hand at the edge of the cliff
What a relief! I felt like a thief
who burns the getaway car himself

II. Not long ago
Well I believed that all this love for you was easy
Not long ago
I did believe that all this love for me was easy for you too
Track Name: Antigone
Killing his kin for treason
Most of my gods are mad and displeased
I could not resist a reason
to fight for everyone

Bury me up in ashes
Cover my body and set it free
Counting the marks of lashes
bury me like a seed

No one will know you came here
No one will see the blood on your hands
And who will ever notice change
when it comes from me

I guess you could just leave me be
Dissolving in the air they breathe
Antigone
Track Name: Metaphor
Woke up in a field of green
Can't remember how I ended up here
Just recall; I found a way
On her island through her eyes

And the trees are all her memories so far
And my favorite kind of tree
is what she thinks of me
and that tree is shining like a star

On the island for three years
I found the hot springs of her secret dreams
and an ego washed away
An island waiting to be built

On the island for three years and counting
The forest is now dark and blue
Lava swallows every tree and every mountain
What's that coming after me?
Track Name: Apart
You ask me if I feel the connection
You make me feel like it’s my call
I have to say I have no recollection
Of myself and my imminent fall
Swimming in a shallow sea I see it coming
Repetition will swallow us whole
Someday

Sometimes we live like we ‘ve never seen the rain
I’m not the only one

Come to think of it I saw it
In the different colors of your eyes
A tiny keyhole view of the future
Will we recognize the signs?
Someday

Sometimes we live like we ‘ve never seen the rain
I’m not the only one

The universe is expanding
Keeps us apart
Track Name: Pelorian
Heads and necks are fixed
looking at the shadows
Moving images and echoes on the walls
Here we stand all of us
We live without a face
Here we stand all of us
With our heads in braces

One day there are no bonds
Nothing to restrain him
He forgot the cause
as they forgot to train him
Steps out of the cave
There are no projections
Looks up at the sun
There are no reflections

He wouldn't stay for long
He's coming back to save us
Can't believe what he said
and his eyes were dead

“Don't be afraid of me
And strap my head in place”
Track Name: Vixen Tapes
Overwhelming the things we say
I’m into love that makes me pay
There’s no good reason for you to stay
I’d rather lie now if I may

Undecided we’re easy prey
It’s only sane to push me away
Empty handed and in the way
I’m into love that makes me pay