Isolation & Surveillance

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released November 23, 2015

Music, lyrics, recording, production and performance by Christian H. Sötemann.

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cryptic scenery Berlin, Germany

cryptic scenery was founded in late 1994. Since then, the project has released a number of CDs, CD-Rs, vinyl records, tapes and mp3s on a variety of labels. The musical style ranges from hypnotic new wave songs to Ambient and drone pieces, from minimalist sketches to electronic tracks. The project was founded and still is led by Christian H. Sötemann. ... more

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Track Name: Police State
Implement the liquid
Apply the electrode
Existential isolation
Becomes your biggest pawn

Police state

Persistence is safe
A remnant guaranteed
Existential isolation
Remains my only pawn

Police state

My only pawn
My only pawn...
Track Name: The Bystander
Nothing new
Nothing sacred
Gratuitous objects
Gratuitous people

Did I hear screaming?
Did I see blood?
Did I see blue lights?

Something new
Something painful
Newly found objects
Newly found people

I can hear you screaming
I can see blood
I can see blue lights

Go!

The cot
The bridge
The dark street
The ...

The forest
The purse
The gods
The hearse

I'll confess later
Track Name: Surveillance
Strange dialectics
Induction turns into prediction
Turns into prejudice

Total surveillance
Of the urban world
Complete recording
Of the urban word
Track Name: Dead People On The Motorway
Dead people on the motorway....
Track Name: The Iron Pole
Differences I never could make out
Suddenly shone
Bright in the dark

The violin players' empty pockets
Seemed to glow
Torches disguised the empty zone
The coldness of your heart

Things I'd never noticed at all
Now seemed to take over a crucial role

Staring men on the bridges
Were reporting
The way I ran
Your instructions
Hit my fireplace
And they introduced me
To the iron pole

The iron pole
Playing darts with my heart
The iron pole
Tearing it all apart

The iron pole
Playing darts with my heart
The iron pole
Tearing it all apart

The iron pole
The iron pole
Track Name: The Worst
I prepared myself
For what I considered
To be the worst
My darkest sibling
Last things first
Track Name: Last Stairs
These are
The last stairs
Ending the path of doom

There's a point
Of void somewhere
So I'll be climbing the stairs
Quite soon

Yes...

What will I reach?...

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