Mascara Mandrill

by Psychic Seizures

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about

This album combines 1990s lo-fi sound with a strong streak of 1960s psychedelia. Melodic tunes with introspective lyrics, bastardised by the psychotic sound of a fuzzbox of brutality. Enjoy!

This record is written and recorded throughout the year of 2017 in Berlin.
I made the record because writing and recording music is my idea of a good time, and because next to nothing else can sooth my soul.

The seeds of this record were sown in the late fall of 2016. 
 
Frustrated by another failed attempt at putting together a live band to be able to perform my songs, troubled by severe anxiety, tired of feeling like a “sell-out soul” just punching the clock, and generally frustrated with my place in the world and other grown-up-problems, I decided to start playing.  
For you have to keep your brainchild alive to remain sane as a grown-up.   
I played and played and played, until I finally realised that the brainchild had outgrown its cradle and was ready for a life of its own. 
 
So be good to this brainchild of mine, cause I’ve grown very fond and proud of it.  

credits

released May 15, 2018

All music and lyrics: Mads Jorgensen

Mads Jorgensen: All guitars, Bass, Drums, Harmonium, Mouth-organ, Tambourine, Feedback-sound, Vocal.

Maria Sabine Kjaer: Vocal (Track 8)

Mixing: Tamar Weiss

Mastering: Analogcut Mastering

Duplication: Tapedub

Illustration: Bea Davis

Inner-sleeve photo: Vicky De Bruyne

Cover-layout: Dennis Bettels

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Melodic garage/psych-rock from Berlin

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Track Name: Tarantula
If I could I would erase
The day I met the spiders-she
Im in too deep im in too hard
She made a feast of me
Life-expectancy is a joke to me
For whatever I do all I want is
Sweet Angie

I can see the point and know
You’re right I don’t agree
But when I picture women
All I see is sweet Angie
Life-expectancy is a joke to me
A fly who want to live,
Should avoid the spider-she

Angie would you wait for me
Angie I can’t fathom what you see
Angie

Pay your dues or go to hell
Throw them down the wishing well
The spiders are what spiders do
Do you know what I mean?
I think you know what I mean?
But do you know what I mean?
I think you know what I mean?
But do you know what I mean???

Angie would you wait for me
Angie I can’t fathom what you see
Angie
Track Name: Penitentiary
Uh yeah can you hear them talk
Very loud how they are killing my good mood
Talk of blizzards and the freak wave
And the hurricane
Talk about that toxic rain

Uh yeah the hour is late
Give me shelter wherever you see fit
I’ve got to get off the street you see
For those who will remain
Is gonna drown from toxic rain

Just take me to your Penitentiary
Im willing to go anywhere with thee
Drugs won’t work although you overdose
The time you burn runs faster than you know

Uh yeah can you hear them talk
Very loud how they are killing my good mood
Talk of blizzards and the freak wave
Another the hurricane
What about that toxic rain

And if I ever make it out alive
I will be pledging my allegiance to the man
But if the cow jumps over the moon
Then could you spare me the pain
Of being drowned in toxic rain

Then take me to your Penitentiary
Im willing to go anywhere with thee
Drugs won’t work although you overdose
The time you burn runs faster than you know
The truth will be heard, when those who bite their tongue
Come clean with themselves and tag along
It’s coming down hard, you’re prayer are in vain
For the name of the game explained is toxic rain
Track Name: Sovereign, Sovereign
Sovereign, sovereign
Choke me with the choke-chain
Sovereign, Sovereign
Choke me with the choke-chain
I know I can’t escape, Sovereign

Sovereign, Sovereign
Let me feel the steel-cane
Sovereign, Sovereign
Hit me with the steel-cane
And if I don’t obey thou lady fair
I Know that there will be murder in the air

And so I smile
And so I get by
But know, I know the score
My will is not my own anymore
Track Name: A Wall of Rain
Behold the beacon shines ahead
To guide the shipwrecks forth instead
of sinking into nothingness and dread
So this is what I thought would be
equivalent to infinity
But all it really is, is borrowed time

A wall of rain is rising up ahead
A wall of rain will wash away the dirt
There is a wall of rain across the world

They killed God, my daddy’s is gone
Shipwrecks burning up at dawn
Drag them all across a treacherous sea
And I know that its getting close
I’ve heard it said, and I suppose
A safety-net is nothing but borrowed time

A wall of rain is rising up ahead
A wall of rain will wash away the dirt
A wall of rain will separate the herd
A wall rain is rising from within
There is a wall of rain closing in
Track Name: Seizure no. 6
Little apple fell, far from the tree
Fell far from the trunk, as far as can be
Got the monkey high on speed
And there is gonna be an accident indeed

I think you ought to play it fair.
I Know you dont care
Talk too much to be true
I despise you
All you say is a means
To an end unforeseen
All you ever do
A seedy plan
To hide the fact you are a tiny man

So apple fall, fall from the tree
Roll on down to the big city
Apple is different from before
Poor rotten apple, rotten to the core
And the monkey is so distressed
And now the whole damn kitchen is a mess

I think you ought to play it fair.
I Know you dont care
Talk too much to be true
I despise you
All you say is a means
To an end unforeseen
You can run like hell
Just understand
I know that, you are a guilty man
Track Name: Gruesome Gertie
Surely never quite so alive
Satisfied and sleep-deprived
Time is ticking, the clock are running late
The world is pretty, im no longer afraid
Of people pushing themselves into a pulp
Try to forget that they can’t cope
With the terror of the ticking time
The time that slipping, is the time which is mine

I found out today
Im damaged im in dismay
Never coming back again
Watch your days going down the drain
You should know

The mascara mandrill
And the bipolar baboon
They are my special friends
With whom I spend the afternoon

I found out today
Im damaged im in dismay
Never coming back again
Watch your days going down the drain
You should know
Track Name: Oppenheimer Rising
And he will make the crippled walk like giants
He will teach the blind man to see
He reveal the villains and the demons
And make the fire walk across the sea

Oh set it up
And all the world unfolds
Behold a vast explosion
Of all you can build but not control

And he will let laughter roll through cities
Populated by the hanging heads
Take the pain out of the junkies
And let them be strung-out on love instead

Oh set it up
And all the world unfolds
Behold a vast explosion
Of all you can build but not control

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