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released 08 July 2014


released July 8, 2014

HYPNOPOMP was written, arranged, engineered, produced, mixed and mastered by BEAR THE SOUND ©2014. Album art by Ms. Andrea Jacobs, ©2014. All Rights Reserved. We would like to thank our families, our friends and our fans.



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BEAR THE SOUND Minneapolis, Minnesota

Our musical collaboration began in the Spring of 2012 and our debut album, ANTHROCENE, was released on 8 April, 2013. The follow-up HYPNOPOMP ep was released on 8 July, 2014.

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Track Name: Moonlight
My mind drifts to the open window
Moonlight forms a lens through which I can see
And all my dreams step out from me into the street to replace me
Our eyes lock in all morning
Sunlight casts a haze over my minds eye
And all my dreams step out from me into the street to replace me
And my eyes roll back searching for God
Track Name: Cross River
You can find me picking berries on the side of the path
With a TV to sedate me stitched right on my back
Boiled wine from the river, making love on the shore
Bed of embers now a mirror of the thousand stars above

So I don't need that power, it can't get me what I need
You never had any power, you're living in a dream
In a lie

Took a trip down the Cross River
To get away from all those obelisks of glass
Met a man atop the highest hill
And ate my guitar in a fire of each different self I am trapped in while dreaming of
Warships of classes in unchanging action
Traps me against my image of God
Sex in the shadows of sweet intentions
Digital frontiers leave shamans to die
My teeth are bared for whatever future we've been left to feed on
Trees on TV screens and water conjured in a factory
Howling at the oil well for something to eat
Howling at the oil well for something to eat
Track Name: The Void
I heard something in the rain
What's happening out there
In the dark?

I had a dream that the city was burning
A bright white light pierced my sleeping eyes
Oh God I feel the whole world changing
Paralyzing atmosphere, I'm hypnotized.

Breathe it all in, all flying by you
Every little thing, living all around you
Together in the void, try and catch a moment
Hold it like a flower, burning like a moth
Track Name: Cedar Roots
When you're not around I think I just talk to myself
Spent my whole life waiting
Roots of all those cedar trees
Creep into my dreams

Stormy nights hiding in my hole
Circuits through the sky try and break my hold
On everything

But in the sun, I'm burning
Or in the trees, by the beach
I'm fading out of time