Empathic Circuitry

by Erothyme

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about

Empathic Circuitry marks the launch of the Perpetual Victory Machine and the 37th opus of the interstellar light-lion and Bardo-bard Bobby Blessed, who you may know as Erothyme, the Ambassador of the Space Funk and recently-ordained Minister of Future Soul.

This album emerged ceremoniously from the Aether as a result of the ongoing resplendent return of the rapturous and elusive all-present Muse. It takes a special kind of soulful jam to bring tears to robot eyes or to resonate with the nuances of extra-terrestrial hearts. Knowing this, in an effort to transcend the digital decadence detection disparities between listeners with differing fundamental metaphysical axioms or celestial origins, respectively, Jah West called upon allies from several worlds to assist him in his recording artisan quest before he liberally doused this collection of sonorous synthesizer symphonies in multiplicitous melting layers of homebrewed extra-sultry sentimental sweetsauce. Particularly rigorous attention was directed to the mind-matter connection through the use of highly sophisticated manual melodic manipulation interfaces known as keyboards. This technology seamlessly synchronizes electronic and kinesthetic information, ensuring that the resulting stereophonic journey is not only heady enough to elevate the vibes, but also hearty enough to keep you warm all through the long dark night.

These are love songs; they are messy and beautiful.
As such, they are not so different from you and I.

May your Third Ear take flight on shiny silver wings.
Many blessings from the Hummingbird Tree.

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He who binds to himself a joy
Does the winged life destroy;
But he who kisses the joy as it flies
Lives in eternity's sunrise.
- William Blake

credits

released 24 August 2013

All tracks produced, mixed, and mastered by Bobby West
All music by Bobby West except where otherwise accredited.
erothyme.net

Cover art from "Shakti" by Randal Roberts
allofthisisforyou.com

Presented by Perpetual Victory Machine
www.facebook.com/PerpetualVictoryMachine

Special Thanks: You.

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Track Name: Winged Life (An Introduction)
I was led through the Winter by the hand of Grace
With Spring I embraced the Dawn
Despite all the kisses I've blown to the sky
That Bird keeps flying on
But the beat inside my heart
Still moves with the rhythm of my hips
And the fire on my breath
Sways to the words upon my lips

Another time, another place
Another name, another face
I'll be seeing you

Every peak along my path
Is a reason to climb higher.
Every mile walked alone,
More fuel for the fire.
There is nothing in my hands,
But the world is in my eyes.
I live the winged life
On eternity's sunrise.

Another time, another place
Another name, another face
I'll be seeing you
Track Name: No Flakes But Snowflakes
One Two
It's like...

One Two
Track Name: Coursing Grace
I am the bedrock
You are a stream
Soften the outlines
Course through the seams

I'm steep like the ledges
You flow like the falls
Smooth out the edges
Wear down the walls
Track Name: Badal (Remix of Sherrin Varghese)
Badal kyo rota hai yaar, toota hai kyu, kyu khoya hai yaar.
Dekho uska chehra zara, mere jaisa hi toh hai yaar.

Kaise saare kasme vaade In bundo se dhul jayenge,
Ab to hum sapne me bhi Kisi aur ke na ho payenge.

Kyon judne se, dil ko ab, darr lagta hai yaar.
Aisa hi kya hota Pyaar?

Badal kyo rota hai yaar, toota hai kyu, kyu khoya hai yaar.
Dekho uska chehra zara, mere jaisa hi toh hai yaar.
Track Name: Keys to the Kingdom
I've touched the sky, and I've survived
Hangin' on the edge of a mountainside
If you decide to go for a ride
I got the Keys to the Kingdom
I'm nothin' but unfolding layers
I'm hangin' by my songs and prayers
I got a chance and I don't want to blow it
I could be gone before you know it

I am a gift and I shine my light
I'm sleepin' by myself in the dirt tonight
Singin' for the stars and the satellites
I got the Keys to the Kingdom
I'm nothin' but unfolding layers
I'm hangin' by my songs and prayers
I got a feelin' and I just want to show it
I could be gone before you know it
Track Name: The Resplendent Funk
I know we all want to make it better
Don't you know it'll happen when we all remember
We can do bigger things when we all get together
Love is the only fuel that can run this ship forever
Track Name: Breaking Crests (with Rachel Zen & Steven Polendey)
The sunset fades
So fast
Cause things of true beauty
Were never meant to last

So darling, take my hand
I'll walk with you while I still can
Don't lose heart, just understand
The fire in the sky will rise and fall again

And again, and again...

Rise and fall
Rise and fall, rise and fall again
And again, and again, and again

And again...
And again, and again, and again...

Every promise will be broken
Every secret will be spoken
So take shelter in the notion
There breathes life at the bottom of the ocean

There breathes life, there breathes life
There breathes life at the bottom

At the bottom... at the bottom...
There breathes life
At the bottom

The sunset fades
So fast
Cause things of true beauty
Were never meant to last

So darling, take my hand
I'll walk with you while I still can
Don't lose heart, just understand
The fire in the sky will rise and fall again

And again, and again...

Rise and fall
Rise and fall, rise and fall again
And again, and again
Rise and fall
Rise and fall, rise and fall again
And again, and again, and again...

The sunset...
Fades...
So fast...
So fast...

... and again, and again, and again...
Track Name: Gratuitous Grace III (As the Bird Flies)
Find me in the spaces
Between the stars above
Ever since I saw the light
I've been starving for the love

I've gone beyond all measure
Always tightening my grasp
It only makes the treasure
Slip more quickly through the cracks

So I'll take this opportunity, while it's running through me
To commit this feeling to rhyme
Apprehension of eternity has this funny tendency
To fade with the passage of time

While I watch the world in motion
From my solitary throne
I'll recount my many blessings
Just to know I'm not alone
Track Name: Wake and Ache
Ahhhhhhh...