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CygnosiC - Extended Edition

by CYGNOSIC

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The Key 03:45
THE KEY I came alone Just like the day we met Don’t say I don’t regret I know I should have paid more For the might and the pride With faith inside my heart As the key Inside a hole Being blind - it is a fact For every former act It would be easier to run For the might and the pride With faith inside my heart As the key
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UNDER THE RAIN And if I apologize Through my fallout I found the strength to push myself For stepping out Under the rain I will remain Bounded by silence Consumed by pain Come, strike For I am ready now To break these chains Under the rain I will remain Bounded by silence Consumed by pain Come, strike For I am ready now To break these chains
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Miles Away 03:03
MILES AWAY I’ve lived enough Where egos rose My eyes are closed On lust and pose Inside of me I feel your weight I can’t turn back I’ll just look straight The time is up For grudge and greed Where people stab For things achieved Hate is your weapon That you can bring here to sway For I will be miles away And I don’t mind What people say I saw my past To find my way Over their hate Above their sins My purest goal Straight to my dreams The time is up For grudge and greed Where people stab For things achieved Hate is your weapon That you can bring here to sway For I will be miles away
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NOW IS THE TIME You’ve been away For so long Until you saw There is no road You let the years Passing by Don’t be afraid For now it’s the time You’ve been away For so long Led by mistakes Without brakes You hid the truth Deep inside I want you know I am here by your side
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Pitch Black 03:54
PITCH BLACK Dark clouds And rain Are all inside my veins I hear The shore The wind is telling more The stars Are bright I am blinded by this light The sea unleashed Pitch black from the Abyss On top The mount It whispers from the ground The sky turned red To speak inside my head Inside the sun I met the wisest man The moon Glass-made Will watch until we fade
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A PLACE IN THE SUN I saw my work is done For my place in the sun How I got deceived Burned under my skin And this I’ve done to you Unclean unseen untrue How I got deceived Burned under my skin I sensed the truth was near And how I lived in fear How I got deceived Burned under my skin
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We 03:10
WE We touched the light And took its grace We brought the sun To every place We saw the moon When first appeared We held the truth Throughout the years And still We are here We changed the world And formed its shape We led our foes To their escape We came and passed Through joy and fear At world’s demise We are not the ones to disappear
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Promachos 03:32
PROMACHOS Goddess of Light Place us under your wing Foes are at sight Strike with your mighty shield In hell we dive It seems we can’t survive Goddess of Light Come show us what was taught We’ve been at night So long that we forgot In hell we dive It seems we can’t survive Goddess of Light! Goddess of Light! Goddess of Light Lend us your brightest spear Come forth and smite Before our deepest fear
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Underskin 03:07
UNDERSKIN Spread out and brightened Like city lights Malicious deeds For lower needs Craving for power On every act Vicious and hollow Being here to distract Alright The beast is the sin That crawls underskin Shaped by kindness Shows no remorse We came to those Without a cause Being surrounded As we become The worthless kind That comes in the mind Come on The beast is the sin That crawls underskin
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UNLEASH YOUR RAGE Behind your acts There is no single trace Unleash your rage Remove your mask So we can see your face Unleash your rage Behind your acts There is no single trace Unleash your rage Remove your mask So we can see your face Unleash your rage
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REAL THOUGHTS Behind the wheel You drove yourself To power Powered by me And by my will to be Inside a cage I tried to make you see The inner me For I was blind and weak Today I read your real thoughts for me Your naked truth has been revealed to see
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Originally released in 2014 this classic LP, the eponymously titled 4th album from CYGNOSIC, has now reached its 4th incarnation on CD – having sold out both of its 2 previous commercial releases despite countless thousands of copies having already been given away gratis with German magazine “Orkus” on the original release date!
Also variously known as "The Black Album", "Pitch Black" or "Cygnosic 4.0", this, truly, definitively, IS "CygnosiC" – and fans of what has by now become CYGNOSIC's instantly recognisable style will find everything they have always loved and more in the distinctive dark electro on offer here.

As with "Fire And Forget" before it, for this his 4th album Greek songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Georg Psaroudakis introduced new iterations into his mathematically-composed electronic music, reflecting perhaps an increasing interest in more traditional sounds - ranging from the harpsichord arpeggios of the COIL-esque "We" (a feel pre-figured by the closing instrumental passage "Until Glory" on "Fire And Forget") to the 80s goth guitar of "Under The Rain" and “Real Thoughts”.
With nods like this to THE SISTERS OF MERCY - and to PARADISE LOST or TOOL with the sound and structure of album-opener "The Key" and depressive "A Place In The Sun" - Psaroudakis reaches back to his pre-CYGNOSIC metal roots to present us once more with something similar yet different to his previous offerings, alongside poppier uptempo electro cuts like "Now Is The Time" or “Miles Away” and the signature slow grind of "Pitch Black".
Reflective lyrically and aesthetically perhaps of a particularly dark period in the artist's life, this Extended Edition incorporates the "Grey" club mix of "The Key" and the ROTERSAND remix of "The Key" which both originally featured on the only single to be taken from this album...
The latest, 4th CD edition features an all-new design 12-page booklet including all lyrics and previously unpublished photos

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released June 14, 2018

Written, performed and produced by Georg Psaroudakis
Mixed and mastered by Dimitris N. Douvras @ Lunatech Sounds Studio
(p) + (c) 2014, 2018, 2020 DWA

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