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Neon Primitives

by Band Of Holy Joy

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  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    The LP version of Band Of Holy Joy's "Neon Primitives," the last part of a thematic trilogy which began with the 10" "Brutalism Begins At Home" and continued with 2017's "Funambulist We Love You." Bandcamp purchasers can also download this upon release, with the addition of a different mix of "The Devil's Got A Hold On The Land" done for radio play.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Neon Primitives via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    The CD version of Band Of Holy Joy's "Neon Primitives," the last part of a thematic trilogy which began with the 10" "Brutalism Begins At Home" and continued with 2017's "Funambulist We Love You." Bandcamp purchasers can also download this upon release, with the addition of a different mix of "The Devil's Got A Hold On The Land" done for radio play.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Neon Primitives via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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1.
LOST IN THE NIGHT Lost in the night Lost in the night Never quite sure to turn wrong or right Lost in the night Lost in the night
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THE DEVIL HAS A HOLD ON THE LAND Warning to all Regulatory alignement managers Systematic impact assessment overseers Cognitive therapy dummies Branded content providers An unanticipated problem has occurred check back soon and try again For the devil has a hold on the land and the devil has a hold on the land and the devil has a hold on the land Warning to all Armani suited concierges in overpriced hotels Practitioners of hostile architecture Architects of universal credit Credit loan arrangers and providers Providing indebtured misery in all the forgotten towns We are reasonably well adjusted to a profoundly sick society now For the devil has a hold on the land and the devil has a hold on the land and the devil has a hold on the land Warning to all Those of poor style and money grasping smiles Those great at misleading not too great at explaining Who would hold our health in their hands And sell our coughs for laughs Turn our public ills and cares into private stocks and shares Nuanced to algorithms blighted by addictive schisms filtered through a soft-core prism For the devil has a hold on the land and the devil has a hold on the land and the devil has a hold on the land
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So Sad 02:36
SO SAD Why do I feel so sad? Why do I turn everything sad? So sad, so sad Why do I feel so sad? Why do I feel so blue? Why do I turn everything blue? So sad, so sad Why do I feel so sad?
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ECSTASY SNOWBIRDS If paradise was half as nice As the heaven you took me to I never needed any other vice Once I found you Solitude was our Cockaigne Nirvana ran in crystal streams Utopia here in the room It was the dream life in our veins We were living in a world apart We lived like snow birds from the start We were living in a world apart Isolation our lonely art Lonely is the drug that numbs the heart I've been thinking about the ecstasy of aloneness we shared now for days And how the good thing never lasts A spirit always gets in the way A murmuration of starlings filled my imagination My dreams of flight and heat of communication Migrating birds gravitate away Please believe me when I say I was intent to stay We were living in a world apart We lived like snow birds from the start We were living in a world apart Isolation our lonely art No one ever numbed you like I numbed you So detached in the house up on that hill No one knew or cared we were there We were hidden from society bother to none Until I messed up and you wanted me gone We had lived for so long in our own quiet way The nest was now ruined I was gone within the year We were living in a world apart We lived like snow birds from the start We were living in a world apart Isolation our lonely art
5.
TAKE HEED CALUMNIATORS Take heed calumniators All you would be troublemakers You will have your unruly moment Of turbulence, riot and restless foment Cacophonist, transitioner, alchemist I know what you are driving at And how the glimmering magic The shimmering sound could unlock this static And then a happy thing be found It's worth your best shot you can do this I know Don't blow, don't throw, don't let the chance go Take heed calumniators Take heed
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Urban Pagans 03:02
URBAN PAGANS 12.21.12 was not the end of his world per se, but for Al it marked a transitional day> When he felt the shudder or debt and doubt, the shiver free thought being shut out> Unsure of his place in this burgeoning state, the climate change, the right-wing hate. Millennial disconnect that year wore the coolest darkest most cynical pair of shades. For when it's dark it's dark, when it's dark, it's dark, the blind will lead the mind will feed the blind. 03.08.19 every fear has come to pass, for Al, this disconnect is what it is now. 28 Ristretto's drank in the Fleet Street branch of the Caffe Nero chain, everyone here is wired conforming uglay and insane. Al knows though, a better world as seen through lucid eyes will never fade. A pagan beauty can connect will surpass the coolest, darkest, most cynical pair of shades. For when it's dark it's dark, when it's dark, it's dark, when it's dark it's the darkened darkening night. But when it's dark it's dark, when it's dark, it's dark, the blind will lead the mind will feed the blind. And when it's dark it's dark, when it's dark, it's dark, when it's dark it's the darkened darkening night. And when it's dark it's dark, when it's dark, it's dark, when it's dark we will turn and we'll embrace a different light.
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ELECTRIC PILGRIMS Almost disinfectant, almost perfume So close to dying in a distant room Almost fevered, almost cold Almost young, now I'm almost old I'm almost there I'm almost there I'm almost there Almost I'm almost there I'm almost there I'm almost there Almost Almost fractured, almost whole Almost purged the wanting curse in my soul Almost beatific, almost blue I'm holding on to what I know is true I'm almost there I'm almost there I'm almost there Almost I'm almost there I'm almost there I'm almost there Almost Most of all striving, most of all fear Most of all caged, uncertain, unclear Most of all I see the shine above Most of all faith, most of all love Some will endure, others disappear I grow stronger as the day grows near Some say soon, some say never I know one day I'll break this spell forever
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WE ARE SAILING TO THE ISLAND OF LIGHT Hey all you Lovely clowns, you lonely people, naked survivalists, chance opportunists, heroic failures, electric pilgrims, beauty addicts, dream novelists, psychedelic flaneurs, drunken throwbacks to futurist times We are sailing to the island of light, and we're are sailing to the island of light, and we're are sailing to the island of light Sailing, sailing, sailing Say goodbye to The shallow hearts, the hollow likes, I have dreamed of this moment for so long now, when I escape the short-term dopamine driven feedback loops destroying my trustingly stupid open mind works We are sailing to the island of light, and we're are sailing to the island of light, and we're are sailing to the island of light Sailing, sailing, sailing And now that we know who we are, we must call stick together out there, come on you blessed outsider told timers, hoist that tattered queer flag now Hey all you Glam merchants, bible sceptics, mystery evolutionists, anti fascists, fugitive romantics and cosmopolitan scum, those of you being ready to depart of be deported in all your noisy incandescent pagan glory now We are sailing to the island of light, and we're are sailing to the island of light, and we're are sailing to the island of light Sailing, sailing, sailing
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released June 7, 2019

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Band Of Holy Joy London, UK

Among the most uncompromising bands of the last few decades, Band Of Holy Joy drifted from experimental music to the folk music of an industrial age and cabaret until - after a brush with fame on Rough Trade - they embraced a poetical lyricism steeped in social consciousness and wordplay worthy of the Beat Generation, all set against majestic tunes and the clarion call of vocalist Johny Brown. ... more

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