Archetypes

by Cyanna Mercury

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Solarized God fuckin' dammit, this was freakin' awesome! A sweet variety of influences and sounds wrapped in a dark, atmospheric veil. This could well be the single time my native language (greek) tied in perfectly in a predominantly english-sung tune. Will probably invest in the beautifully packaged vinyl as soon as possible.
Stand out tracks: the sexy, rockabilly-tinged Lilith, the Cult-meets-Cash-meets-Doors anthem Horse Dark as Night and the meaningful If We Were Blind. Excellent! Favorite track: Lilith.
Geopan
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Geopan The Fucking best Psychedelic Album since years. Favorite track: If We Were Blind.
lili7
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lili7 One of my favorite 2016's album.
Greetings from France.
I wish I could see a show in France. Favorite track: Lilith.
bserem
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bserem I attended a live gig the band did in Patras Greece. I didn't even knew them, I went because some friends insisted I had to listen to their music. They were more than worth it! All the people in the venue were discussing that this was one of the best gigs we ever went, and I've been to a great deal of live performances.

"Awe" can't even describe the gig and the "Archetypes" album. Just listen to it! Favorite track: The Lunatic.
Nikos Zairis
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Nikos Zairis Amazing psychedelic rock from Greece. Favorite track: The Lunatic.
Vangelis K
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Vangelis K one of the best band i've heard Favorite track: Horse Dark As Night.
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1.
All your girls they are riding white horses In their pale skin with mirrors aligned I know why you want those, they are easy See the slaves climb the mountain of life As for me there is one and she’s broken See her come on a Horse dark as Night She’s a flame, underneath she’s a love thing And she lets me believe she is mine I know why she is broken I know why she is broken It’s the mirror that lies to her face when she’s naked So where is that pride? It’s the voice of her Daddy inside All the world is her bed smell like roses Bit my lip pearly teeth frail and young I know why she is brave and still loves me Going hard on the waves of our time As for me she’s the one and I’m hoping See her come like the wildest of fires In the plains of my heart she’ll be riding Between her legs be the Horse dark as Night
2.
00:57
3.
05:13
Feel like the crazy A naked soul Pull down the bell rope You hear the growl? The toll must breakthrough The sound must fall The toll must breakthrough I am the Lunatic Why can’t you see the word We fall like dying Why can’t you feel the Sword? The toll must breakthrough The word is bond The toll must breakthrough I am the Lunatic
4.
01:32
Oh my Lord, oh my God Help me believe If you’re not into Stone come breathe in me Oh my Lord, oh my God I’m home, I’m free I am not made of Stone I breathe, I’m free
5.
Well you want me to be your Daddy Check how the light of the room hits your body I’ll take you to bed, read you stories If you promise that I’ll be the one Be your only Go on look to the stars for the answer Your image I’ve painted with love - you’re a Dancer I’ll take you with me when it’s over I’m the Father that still lets you be You’re my Daughter I feel lost - I feel hunger Is this why my angels are gone? Is this how my angels are gone? I feel lost
6.
03:21
I could never be with a girl like you - ever again I could never be with a woman like you - ever again You've been crushing my dreams You've been squeezing my love - every day Like a vampire you’re cold, sold the devil my soul Brought him into my world I could never be with a girl like you - ever again I could never be with a woman like you - ever again I remember a time when I thought you were mine - you were the sun Now I know you’re the Moon, you’re the priestess of doom - Babylon’s down All my troubles seem like the demons within - they wanna come out If I sound extreme, it’s the trouble I’m in - my faith and my doubt I could never be with a girl like you - ever again I could never be with a woman like you - ever again I could never be with the likes of you - ever again I could never be with a girl like you - you ain’t my friend
7.
The conflict in us getting deeper by the day Look how the Light kills the feel - pleasures, they all drift away The weight of the world now, falls on our shoulders We stood in the middle of things, but look now we’re older Had we been blind, we would have touched more We would have touched more Had we been blind, we would have felt more We would have felt more If our eyes were sullen - If our eyes were lost We would’ve had more vision, we would've seen more We would've seen more There are times like tiny moments between pauses of the mind There voices small like whispers - there are things you can’t deny Ride on through this wicked morning - keep your eyes peeled at all times Let the Sun come warm your nostrils - leave the view of Hell behind Had we been blind, we would have touched more We would have touched more Had we been blind, we would have felt more We would have felt more If our eyes were sullen - If our eyes were lost We would’ve had more vision, we would've seen more We would've seen more
8.
I’ll try to break it down for you It all went south from there We were like Wolves after the morning The Lord was painting our picture with all the colours of dusk and dawn We were like Crows under the moonlight The Devil is thirsty - the Devil is due But if we stand inside the circle There’ll be nothing he can do This mischief was kept from me, I kept feeling sorry It was like Death was at my window What a way to make ends meet - a wayward behaviour Like a Snake was wrapped around me The Devil is thirsty - the Devil is due But if he stands inside the circle There’ll be nothing we can do Why do you just stand there? Evil is at the gates Why do you just stand there? Evil is at the gates Why do you just stand there? Evil is at the gates Evil is here Evil is here Evil is here
9.
03:10
I remember back in the day I remember back, back when you were great I remember when we had fun Remember when you were the one? There was a meaning in what we did and there was nothing to be hid Oh dear friend how have we come to this Is this what we had to miss? Things people hide in their basements Things people hide in their hearts TV stays on to fall asleep to - cables all heat up And there we lie cold and far apart Until there's no more to left to say Until the eyes see in the dark And that’s a dreadful way and I wonder why I never knew - I never knew What kind of Snake were you Why do we have to change? Why do we kill the child inside? Why do we fall apart? Why is there more said than done? Things we hide in our basements Things we hide in our heart The loss is more or less a constant We knew that from the start But still I wonder why it's senseless To keep one straight fuckin' line Just look into the eyes of someone and know what lurks inside Cos when I look into your eyes The fear and void I see You know it’s kind of creepy You know you’re creepin' me out I never knew - I never knew What kind of Snake were you
10.
There will be a Light - so bright That everyone will see Everyone will see everything Everything There will be a Night - so dark That everyone will sleep Everyone will sleep peacefully There will be a breeze so cool That everyone will feel Everyone will feel everything Everything There will be a Time so high That everyone will dream Everyone will dream blissfully All of this not now but after All of this not here but somewhere Not in this land Not in this life but later, later It takes time it’s alright It takes time it’s alright Later, later

about

"Do not be misled by self-release. This is an excellent quality record that, if the world were fair, would make all forward-looking labels happy. The Greek scene is in turmoil and these guys are great exponents. "
--- Stefano Cerati, FIRE Magazine

"A dark mystical vibe permeates the debut album from this Greek quintet, settling comfortably somewhere between Sabbath, Sisters Of Mercy and The Doors. Spyreas Sid's powerful (English) vocals descend directly from Morrison and Eldritch, and (Greek) spoken-word segments ('Hermes') and piano interludes ('Apollo') break up the surrounding maelstrom..."
--- Jeff Penczak, SHINDIG! magazine

"This is a wonder I could never anticipate from a Greek band. It almost sounds unconventional compared to the rest of the Greek underground scene. Dark folk, gothic, traditional greek rhythms, psychedelic rock. Cyanna Mercury have already made their mark with their debut release and I can't wait for their next steps."
--- Parasighting

".. Wonderfully left of centre and defying any type of genre categorization 'Archetypes' is an album that dazzles and disturbs in equal measure"
--- Frazer Jones, Desert Psychlist

".. an approximately forty two minutes journey to which the audience is enticed to partake with its earthy ritualism in an album best heard around a burning pyre casting shadowy light around the grouping.”
--- Emerging Indie Bands

More: cyannamercury.com/blog/archetypes

credits

released November 21, 2016

Produced by Dimitris Lilis & Cyanna Mercury
Co-produced, mixed, engineered by Alex Bolpasis
Recorded at Artracks studios, Athens
Mastered by James Plotkin

Spyreas Sid - vocals & percussion
Nick Sid - keyboard
Diamond Pr - guitars
Dennis Panagiotidis - drums
Dimitri Georgopoulos - bass

Cover Painting by Kyle Fite
Layout Design by Bewild Brother

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