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released July 3, 2011

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Robots from the Future Minneapolis, Minnesota

Robots from the Future have traveled back to the distant present with a simple mission: to enlighten your ears and enrich your neurons. They have disguised their cold metal hearts with the inferior flesh of two humanoids, Keith Lodermeier and Reynold Kissling, who will blast sine waves at your sensory receptors, transforming the vibrations into electrical signals for processing in your cortex ... more

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Track Name: Replicant
I was being followed
but thought him far behind.
Now I see how close he is.
Now there is an end in sight.

I used to be the hunter,
but now I am haunted.
The fear I've caused in others
now replicates inside.

For the first time
I've made sense of dreams.
Though I am disembodied,
I have found my meaning.

I was being hunted
but thought him far behind.
Now I see him standing here.
Now I see the end is clear.
Track Name: Observer
The distance of seven billion
light years to the nearest person.

How long, how far
from where you are?
Be my observer.

Seven billion people here
and further from each one it appears.

Come to me I’ll
come to you.
We’ll be observers.

How long, how far
to where you are?
Be my observer.

Someday it will be silly
to wonder if we are alone.
Someday it will be fitting
to watch the stars,
to know there are
eyes looking
back back back.

(Repeat)
Track Name: Serious Man
Don’t make me laugh
when I am mad.
I am a serious man.
Pay attention
to what you’re forgiven of.
Touch me not with your kid gloves.

It may
be fun
to see
my colors run.

No I am not
just being stubborn.
I prefer determined.
Don’t make me smile
when you’re on trial.
No it’s not a case of denial.

It may
be fun
to see
my colors run.

Don’t twist my tongue
or dissect my idioms.
I am a man of
distinction.
Track Name: I Won't Be Alone
However you go
it won’t be alone.
I’ll have you followed.
You won’t remember me,
and I won’t remember you.
I’m just someone new.

May we partake of these
moments I’ve made into memories?
May we partake of these
moments I’ve made into memories?

However, if you go
I won’t be alone.
I’ll have my pictures with me.
You won’t remember me,
but I’ll remember you.
We are something new.

May we partake of these
moments I’ve made into memories?
May we partake of these
moments I’ve made into memories.
Track Name: The Arrival
From here
I can see what is
not there
to our own eyes.
From there
I can hear what is
not heard
by human ears.
I can feel
the arrival of truth.
Truth.
But it comes
to me without
proof.

I have been chosen by
something not alive.
Incubate its will
through me.
Synthesize its
piety.

I can feel
the arrival of…
I can feel
the arrival of…
Track Name: Vanitas
In my still life
there’s a skull
and bowls of fruit
that will be rotting soon.

I suppose the best
I can do
is immortalize
eternal gloom.

I suppose the best
I can do
is sign my name
on these minutes of fame.

Where is all of the wine?
Where has all of the wine gone?

Where has all the wine gone? x3

Ahh…
Track Name: Clamor
In the span
of half an hour
we will live our lives.
The high silence
resounding now
with the echoes of
our listening.

You and I will make a clamor
in this half an hour.
The sulking gods protest on their clouds
as we vandalize the silence.

In the span
of half an hour
we have lived our lives.
Now we wish to hear
the voices of
our future,
but to speak is sin.

You and I will make a clamor
in this half an hour.
The sulking gods protest on their clouds
as we vandalize the silence.

Ooooh…
Track Name: A New Stone
When we all are undone
there will be sand
to build a new stone.

And all the crumbled symbols
are disowned.

Dawn is not so dark
as the day
we burn out.

And all the shadows stutter
in doubt.

When we all are sand
there will be stones
on which to stand.

And all the crumbled kingdoms
are reclaimed.

Ahh…
Track Name: The Brave
Who’s kept track of time?
How many years till we arrive?
Eight in ten have died.
Open the hatch goodbye.

The future of
our race
is for the patient not
the brave.

Who’s kept track of time?
How many years till we arrive?
How old now am I?
Who can now make sense of time?

Systems working fine.
What does it mean now to have a life?
Nine in ten have died.
Open the hatch goodbye.
Track Name: Open System
From the big come small.
The sun goes dancing now
as the flagella propels.

Faces up there
come out from
nowhere.

From the small comes large
the moon is out.
He is smiling now.

Faces up there
come from here,
from us.
Track Name: Carnivorous Forest
The ray of fruits
fall and float
by the millions
until they take root.
We are not
what you call weeds.
In our tiny pods
we are more like gods.

Our spores
softly glide
but devour
like the tooth of the lion.

We are a
forest of
carnivores
don’t try to stop us.
We have
the numbers.

Our spores
softly glide
but devour
like the tooth of the lion.
Track Name: Tony
Don’t break me.
Don’t break my heart again.
Don’t fool me.
Don’t make me a fool again.

Chasing you boy wasn’t easy.
I thought forever meant with me.

Don’t bleed me.
Don’t leave me high and dry.
I’m dreaming.
Please open up my eyes.

Chasing you boy wasn’t easy.
I thought forever meant with me.

Well baby I’m dying to know.
Was this a lie?
Is our love now dried out on the vine?
Tony…

Don’t break me.
Don’t break my heart again.
Don’t fool me.
Don’t make me a fool again.