Anthropocene

by Riddley Walker

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Recorded in Vancouver, Salt Spring Island, and Tofino, BC.

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released May 10, 2013

"21st Century Children" (Bill Young) - Byron Peters: Drums - Bill Young: Guitars, Vocals, Synths, Clarinet, Field Recordings.

"Master Chanjis" (Bill Young) - C. Diab: Bass Guitar - Byron Peters: Drums - Bill Young: Guitar, Synths, Vocals, Field Recordings.

"There's an Invisable Dynamo Inside Us All that was Born in a Dust Cloud and will Parish in a Dying Sun (for La Monte Young)" (Bill Young, Byron Peters, C. Diab) - C. Diab: Bowed Guitar - Byron Peters: Drums - Bill Young: Pump Organ, Vocals

"And I'm Not Alone" (Bill Young) - Byron Peters: Drums - Bill Young: Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Bass Guitar, Synth

"To the Boundary of it All" (Bill Young) - C. Diab: Bass Guitar - Byron Peters: Drums - Bill Young: Vocals, Guitar, Wurlitzer

"Guidance" (Bill Young) - C. Diab: Bass Guitar - Byron Peters: Drums - Bill Young: Vocals, Guitar, Wurlitzer

"Circle" (Bill Young) - Byron Peters: Drums - Bill Young: Vocals, Guitars, Synths, Wurlitzer

"Brief Prelude to Infinity" (C. Diab (first 7ish minutes), C. Diab, Byron Peters, Bill Young (last 5ish minutes)) - C. Diab: Bowed Guitar - Byron Peters: Drums - Bill Young: Pump Organ, Synth, Field Recordings.

"A Sacrifice to the Sky" (Bill Young) - Bill Young: Vocals, Guitar.

Recorded by Bill Young in Vancouver, Long Beach, Cowichan Bay, and Saltspring Island BC 2011-2013

Mixed by Bill Young and Josh Stevenson

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Track Name: 21st Century Children
Anomalies of space
Born into it.
This is where we are.
This is how it is.

There’s smoke-stacks for brains
With coal-powered hearts
Motor oil in veins
Tearing our world apart.

They will beat us
They will beat us
They will be destroyed by their own design.

I am all little kids
Struggling for life
Through abysmal dark
Through the blinding light

Close your fucking mind,
I will always hear.
I never get it right,
I never get it clear.

You will beat us,
You will beat us.
You will be destroyed by your own design

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Black Cloud,
Daily traveling,
Through the East Van sky.

Consciously you’re flyin’,
Your design
Is disrupting up my mind
Track Name: Master Chanjis
When there’s robots in your brain
They’ll be cawing and cooing,
And shape the ground beneath our feet.
I expect us all to meet

Believe yourself away

Kids, are we really dying here,
With infinity so near?
The Pacific Ocean is,
In boundless expanses.

Believe it all away

(But, I’m alive)
Track Name: And I'm Not Alone
I want to evaporate up
And channel lighting, channel thunder
And I’m not alone; I hope I’m not alone

I want to fall into a fault
And feel the Earth tremble around me,
And I’m not alone; I hope I’m not alone.

I want to surge inside the surf
That floods the cities, moves the mountains
And I’m not alone; I hope I’m not alone.

I want to sail to the stars
On solar flares and splitting atoms
And I’m not alone; I hope I’m not alone

…but I’m alive

And I’m not alone; I hope I’m not alone.
Track Name: To the Boundary of it All
The mind
Is an open door
The forest floor
Ever-changing, mysterious force
From a vortex in the sky

The light
Is expanding forth
From a single point
To the boundary of it all
To the boundary of it all

You’ve got me thinking we will survive,
Yeah, you’ve got me thinking that we won’t die,
I can’t stop this believing,
But I’m living a lie.

You’ve got me thinking “Oh my God”
Yeah, I’m always saying “Oh my God”
But my God’s within it all,
And it’s the shiningest light alive.

Let the light,
Penetrate your pours
Atomic cores
‘til we don’t hurt anymore
‘til we don’t hurt anymore

The mind
Is expanding forth
From a single point
To the boundary of it all
To the boundary of it all

You’ve got me thinking we will survive,
Yeah, you’ve got me thinking that we won’t die,
I can’t stop this believing,
But I’m living a lie.

You’ve got me thinking “Oh my God”
Yeah, I’m always saying “Oh my God”
But my God’s within it all,
And it’s the shiningest light alive.

We’re all art under satellites
Yeah, we’re all art under satellites,
Ain’t it a tragedy?
Track Name: Guidance
I need some guidance,
For my love

It used to have promise, but…

I know, it’ll never escape.
Aren’t we the biggest mistake?
I know me; you should be running away.
I’m only an arrogant ape.

…And I need some guidance,
for my love.

It used to have promise, but…
Track Name: Circle
Black clouds pour petrol through their pupils,
And it darkens up the snow
Nuclear winter hangover
Just where’d the photons go?

Hold on, you can’t save no one,
The light, the light, the light, the light.

There’s seagull neurons firing rhythms in my mind
And they sync in with the sky.
Our fractal scar in non-existence
Will heal up when we die.

Hold on, you can’t save no one,
The light, the light, the light, the light.

Hold on…why can I never
Hold on?