Permanent Distractions

by Ellipsis

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about

It's taken us awhile, but it's finally here.

This 4-track release is the culmination of all our blood, sweat and tears after 6 months of endless songwriting and rehearsal sessions, late nights recording at the studio, and many hours of Photoshop trickery before finally, you hear it through your listening devices and (hopefully) holding the CD in your hands.

Permanent Distractions explores thoughts in a human’s head which are ever-present but always overlooked, such as belonging, sanity, regret, and unrequited love. This EP finds the band venturing into a more diversified sound, fusing together melodic hooks and instrumental breakdowns with progressive transitions.

A review of the Permanent Distractions EP in the Life! Section of The Straits Times newspaper:

“The fourth release from home-grown quartet Ellipsis is a doozy, part-space rock and part-psychedelia tied down by heavy and ear worm grooves." "The four songs in the EP shows the band's knack for sinuous melodies that stick in the mind after the first listen and certainly whets the appetite for a full-length release from them." 3.5/5

Thank you for sticking with us thus far. We hope that you will love listening to this EP as much as we did making it.

credits

released September 14, 2014

Tracks 1 - 3 tracked at The Lithe Paralogue Studio (www.facebook.com/litheparalogue)
Engineered by Anvea Chieu & Tarmizee Taksen
Mixed and mastered by Ren

Track 4 engineered, tracked, mixed and mastered by Julius Chua at Stereo Image Productions (www.stereoimage.com.sg)


Artwork photography by Soh Zhengping
Post-production by Ten Yen Hui

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Ellipsis Singapore

A 4-piece rock band from Singapore.

Zhengping - vocals/electric guitar
Jowell - electric guitar
Japheth - electric bass / backup vocals
Yen Hui - drums

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Track Name: Fireflies
Do you know, by the light, there were ten fireflies coming home?
Can you tell, from their eyes, they were lost and their lives, out of sight
When you look through their minds, you will see images passing by
They will fly through the night, glowing bright, growing strong, inside...

Can you find your way back home?
Do you know when you’ll come home?

Through the wind and the storm, they will creep up the walls from behind
They were black; they were odd, turning back to the light for their glow

Can you find your way back home?
Do you know when you’ll come home?
Track Name: Iridescent Tunes
Cry iridescent tunes,
My mind's all up in ruins...
(When you) cry iridescent tunes,
My mind's all up in ruins...

Your potion unravels the colors of figures, a part of my sanity I can't
Hold up and arrange, through the frames that connect to the pieces of memories I'll forget...
So I'll get you to

Cry iridescent tunes,
My mind's all up in ruins...
(When you) cry iridescent tunes,
My mind's all up in ruins...

The hours are crawling, but time I'm not wasting, the moment I have you inside...
The cracks are emerging, an escape to reality, but we're all but prisoners under the sky In our minds...

When you cry iridescent tunes,
My mind's all up in ruins...
(When you) cry iridescent tunes,
My mind's all up in ruins...

When your toes fit the ground,
As the sky comes falling down
When the sun is in tune
To the sound of the moon

You know it's true without you I will cry, but I'm used to...

Cry iridescent tunes,
My mind's all up in ruins...
(When you) cry iridescent tunes,
Set my mind all up in fumes...
Track Name: Icarus
When you run you go faster,
You take one step in front of the other
When you look back and you wonder,
What do you want and what do you do?

When you jump you go higher,
To reach the sky, it seems like forever
When you learn that there's no reason
For all that you've done and not what you do...

You say that one day you'll walk away...
Don't you walk away...
Track Name: Oh Caroline
The night left us with nothing but sunken eyes
The moon rises above the trees form a line of your eyes and lies
Makes it so hard to cry...

The dawn left us with nothing, my Caroline
The bleak laughter that you weaved in my mind
Washed aside...
Oh my dear Caroline...