Elusion

by Echoes of the Moon

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Recorded between July of 2015 and May of 2016 in Brock's home. Field recordings also took place in various locations around Indiana and Miami, Florida.

"Elusion" is the follow-up to 2015's "Entropy" and further explores the philosophical themes of that album and "Esoteric" from 2014. Elusion enters a different territory with its ambiguous message and its, at times, surreal lyrics. The songs begin in quiet places, accompanied by different field recordings, and take on different forms as the music progresses with different levels of intensity.

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released June 4, 2016

Trevor Day - guest solo on track 2 "Acquiescence"

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Echoes of the Moon South Bend, Indiana

brocktheserb@yahoo.com

Echoes of the Moon is an experimental metal project lead by Brock Tatich. All of the music is written and recorded from his home and features styles ranging from black metal and doom metal, to psychedelic, avant-garde, atmospheric, and drone. ... more

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Track Name: Acquiescence
Did you want to open the box?
And there’s the answer.
To know why.
Freedom we find.

Tampering with the order of things
holding true the paradox
Your cognitive dissonance overtakes
your ability to act rationally

And you’re sure it’s out there
It’ll free us all.
You’ll chain death until he breaks free
and toil for the rest of eternity.

Causal reasoning and consequences
have you questioning your place on earth.
To put forth all you have in this life.
Deny your own mortality.

Take it by the reigns
and know you never had to look.
Each time the sun comes up,
accept this world you can never understand.

Feeling a sense of purpose,
to stake your claim in the earth
Daunting, the task it is.

And you want to feel something more
and break the chains
that have been placed around you.
So you can look them in the eyes.

And say, “This is all mine.”

Feeling a sense of purpose
to stake your claim in the earth.
Daunting, the task.

And you want to feel something more
and break the chains.
That have been placed around you.
So you can look them in the eyes.

and say, “This all mine.”
My own life.
but when you look down at your feet
and then look up to your hand that’s holding the key.

You put you there.
Exactly where you are right now.
How did it come to this?

When you look down,
at your feet
and then up to your hand,
that’s holding key.

You, put you there.
Exactly where you are now.
How did it come to this?

It’s true. You want freedom.
but the extent to which you can let yourself go
is only as far as you’ll let yourself see.
Track Name: St. Anthony's Fire
A sunrise,
pale and cold.
The splendor
of this world.

Falling under
the colors of haze.

Feel the whisper
of these broken limbs.

Take one of each,
one white, one clear.
Let’s take off into whereever it goes.

Don’t look.
They are coming
after you.

Ergo, ergot has got you by the neck.
Don’t struggle; take it all in.
This what we are given
from this indifferent world.

This indifferent world.
Be ready, we are not waiting for you.
That is vanity.
Don’t expect this all to make sense.
Don’t expect this all to make sense.

For just once
can you fix your stare?
On what this not
your life.

After all this time.

This is all absurdity.
You seek meaning.
I haven’t said one thing
to you.

Seek out, whatever you can.
You must take it all in.
It won’t make a difference
to them.
Whoever they are.

Just this once,
a sunrise passed behind.
Ergo, ergot has got you by the neck.
Let this pass by.

Just this once,
a sunrise passed behind.
Ergo, ergot has got you by the neck.
Let this pass by.
Let this pass by.


Can it just be what we want it to be?
We will see what we want to see.
Can it just be what we want it to be?
We will see what we want to see.
Can it just be what we want it to be?
We will see what we want to see.
Can it just be what we want it to be?
We will see what we want to see.

But I will not let it be.
This is not the way things are.
Clouding my vision of what this world has to offer.
Utter absurdity. Utter indifference.
If this is what you call meaning, then existentialism is my forte.
If this is what you call meaning, then pantheism is my forte.
But I will not dwell on this line of reasoning.
Of this line of reasoning.
Track Name: Mount Carmel
In a dark night
with longings kindled love.
Oh blessed chance.
I went forth without being
Observed.
My house already being
at rest.

The ends of the earth,
the center of your mind.
Breathing a wicked sunrise.
Standing around the dissonance.
Feeling the sounds of the opaque grin.
A sight beyond your breath.
Can’t see the word upon your brow.
Can you swim to where I stand?

I bowed to the colorful swarm
decades of fear.
Lustful and light.
Trembling like a dove gone awry.
I can’t see another feeble sigh.

Did you want this light to lead you away
and be with those you wish had stayed?
Has life not held you by the hand
to guide you right where you stand?

Shout thy name,
you pleasant swine.
A cold dark stare, I’ll drink my wine.
Blackened, crisp, and swarming near,
gather ‘round for all to hear.
Blackened, crisp, and swarming near,
gather ‘round for all to hear.

I am without essence.
I am lost in existence.
So loud they are
yet they speak of nothing worthwhile.

Real life awaits us.
Track Name: A Window of Perception
I lost the silence
Opened the void.
The toil of man;
a boulder and hill.

Labor under the sun
convinced of an answer.
Devoid of meaning,
in need of feeding.
Looking in the reflection
without inflection.
The blankest stare
looking back at you.
Looking in the reflection
without inflection.
The blankest stare
looking back at you.

Looking back at me.
what do you see?
what do I see?
A window of perception.

Which one is true,
a meaning or nothing?
I’ve lost the silence
and found the absurd.

Look back at the stars
and what do I see?
A world passed me by
and nothing to hold.

Lost in the absurd,
I find no release.
I find no reprieve.
No hold onto me.

Lost in my mind.
Locked in this room.
the demons they come
and gather around me.


Was it all a dream?
A dream I had,
where I was a man.
Where I felt alive.

All I’ve ever known.
All I ever did love.
Exists inside me.
Inside this room.

There is freedom
in losing hope.
There is freedom
in knowing yourself.
In knowing yourself.
There is freedom in knowing yourself.

Looking back at me,
what do you see?
What do I see?
A window of perception.

Take back this life, it was yours to keep.
Take back this world, only you knew it.
Track Name: Absurdism
At the end of the day
looking to the western sky.
With nothing quite near,
and nothing to come.

I’ll let out a sigh,
so deep but calm.
I look to the sky,
blackened and grim.

Indifference, it wades
in the sea of infinity.
The stars are aligned.
but tell nothing inside.

A feeling so cold,
each time I reach a peak.
To fall straight below.
To look up once again.

Has this all been there
to find no one?
To burden this soul.
To let go of this light.

For in this dark sea,
and in these dark skies,
what light is there to hold
this soul up from below?


And at the end of the day,
I’ll look to the sky.
The sinking sun
to light what’s below.

And I’ll know why
I dive into darkness.
To swim in despair
and to dim these lights.
and to dim these lights.

This creation and all
can serve no one.
But one can serve anyone
and there can be light.

To hold inside
a thick despair
and share a gift that means nothing.
We hold silence in our hearts.

And mournful we are when all is lost.
For what cruel world, we find ourselves in.
To see such despair and isolation
only to be alone in the end.

And at the end of the day,
we are all alone
to never be satisfied
with who we had been.

At the end of the day,
we are alone
to never be satisfied
with who we had been.

A thick cloud will shroud us all
and when all the leaves have blown away,
it’s today that we will live
and tomorrow that we will die.