The Current

by Noēsis

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about

This is the first studio album from Quebec's progressive rock band Noēsis. It mixes the sounds of musical influences such as: Mastodon, System of a Down, Dream Theater, Porcupine Tree and even classical music.

Drifting between a more raw "Rock/metal" sound and a more progressive and nostalgic vibe, "The Current" is surely an interesting and original album for both rock/metal and prog rock fans.

credits

released July 15, 2016

- Produced, Recorded, Mixed and Mastered by Antoine Baril at Hemisphere Studio

- All music by Charles Lavoie and Noēsis

-All lyrics by Jonathan Gagné, except for “The Fall of Barca”: lyrics by Jonathan Gagné and Cédric Lepage

-2016 Noēsis. All rights reserved. Unauthorized reproduction, copying and rental of this recording is prohibited by law.

-www.noesisofficial.com

Noēsis is:

- Jonathan Gagné: Lead Vocals
- Charles Lavoie: Guitars
- Samy Guenette: Guitars (Not recorded on this album)
- Anthony Hébert: Bass and harsh vocals
- Cédric Lepage: Drums and vocals

We would like to give a very special thanks to Louis Verreault, former rhythm guitarist, for his participation in the recording and in the process that led Noēsis where it is today.

Studio musicians:

- Louis Verreault, guitars
- Antoine Baril, guitar (The Prey, guest appearance)
- Nathan Vanheuverzwijn (keyboard: recording and composition)
- Marie-Pascale Gagné, vocals
- Roseline Marois Bernier, vocals
- Marie-Pier Gagné, cello

Artwork: Keven Stapleton. Thank you for your amazing work.

We would also like to give our special thanks to all of the people that helped us in the process of making this album, to all the studio musicians and most specifically to:

-Antoine Baril, for all of his dedicated and passionate work
-Alexis Cyr-Poirier, for lending us his studio for the pre-production
-Marie-Pascale Gagné, for her help in the management
-Serge Gagné, for lending us his old school fender showman amp
-And finally; our families, our friends and you, last but not least, the listener

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Track Name: The Prey
The Prey

“See these faces around you ‖ Judging you ‖ Your reflection” ‖ Through their eyes I don’t see ‖ Any harmful thoughts at all ‖ Or am I blind to the madness ‖ The one that blurs my eyes ‖ (Yes I will) My will’s not yours to take away ‖ (Take control) I’m not your prey ‖ (Corruption) Will not flow through my veins ‖ (In your blood) ‖ You tried in vain ‖ “What’s the matter, are you afraid?” ‖ To this suffering I surrender, happiness is a lie ‖ You say that I am still alive ‖ But everything is warmer than me ‖ “What’s the matter, are you sane? ‖ Don’t cry, ‘cause you’re alive” ‖ As I’m walking to the bridge ‖ The one in-between me and my insanity ‖ I fear I’ll lose myself, or even my life ‖ My own life ‖ “Seems these faces ‖ All are gone ‖ You are left ‖ For me” ‖ (Yes I will) My will’s not yours to take away ‖ (Take control) I’m not your prey ‖ (Corruption) Will not flow through my veins ‖ (In your blood) ‖ You tried in vain / (Your life is vain)
Track Name: On the Edge
On the Edge

I hope to feel something, here on the edge of my mind ‖ Here can I feel the warmth of this freezing breeze ‖ Hoping this floating paradox pushes me ‖ Pushes me off the edge ‖ This questioning, this mind sickness, I want it to cease ‖ So intensely ‖ Desecrated, ripped apart in his mind ‖ Let the wind flow ‖ Lacerated in his soul ‖ He’s now blind to this leap of faith ‖ In these waters, he searches for an answer ‖ Doesn’t know if he’ll find the right path ‖ Away from his doubts ‖ Drowning in these doubts of mine ‖ Searching for a feeling ‖ A feeling I wanna hold in me ‖ Oh I wanna hold in me ‖ A feeling I wanna hold ‖ In these waters he’s aiming at the end ‖ Desecrated, ripped apart in his mind ‖ Let the wind flow ‖ Lacerated in his soul ‖ He’s now blind to this leap of faith ‖ This leap of faith guiding him to his end
Track Name: Post Mortem Illness
Post Mortem Illness

In the desert of my mind ‖ I am lost, lost and dry ‖ Am I the only one here? Why can’t I feel the wind anymore? ‖ How can these strange waves have led me here? ‖ Still, this nonsense is comforting, at last the pain has died; ‖ The everlasting battle that set stage beneath my eyes ‖ It is frozen in time, ceased to corrupt my vision ‖ It’s now clear; that the pain didn’t die alone ‖ I cannot breathe, don’t need to ‖ Hold my hand as I run ‖ From this paranoia ‖ Come with me out of this land ‖ This wretched land that I need to leave ‖ To leave ‖ Stand in the sun ‖ Oh in the sun ‖ Die alone (alone) ‖ Oh die alone ‖ How could I know I would still feel alive? ‖ Alive in my death, still trapped in my mind ‖ Hold my hand as I run ‖ From this paranoia ‖ Come with me out of this land ‖ This wretched land that I need to leave ‖ To leave ‖ To be finally free
Track Name: Raging Hell
Raging Hell

I don’t care what you tell me ‖ As long as I get my dose ‖ All these shitty faces around me ‖ Could not bear the life I chose ‖ ‘Cause I ... ‖ I’m sick of all your sanity ‖ Just give me something ‖ To set me free ‖ I just wanna let it burn in me ‖ And rise from this raging hell ‖ Raging Hell ‖ I’ve reached the point of no return ‖ Watch this city, let it burn ‖ I am sick of all of you ‖ Tellin’ me what to do ‖ ‘Cause I ... ‖ I’m sick of all your sanity ‖ Just give me something ‖ To set me free ‖ I just wanna let it burn in me ‖ And rise from this raging hell ‖ This hell I’m in ‖ ‘Cause I am lost in this raging hell ‖ I just wanna let it burn in me ‖ And rise from this raging hell
Track Name: The Fall of Barca
The Fall of Barca

The scars on my skin are there ‖ There to remind me ‖ All the reasons I got to fight for my kin ‖ They ran away ‖ Like the cowards they are ‖ The man I was before; he’s gone ‖ Since their betrayal ‖ We need to find the better way ‖ To fight ‖ Plan our way through their bones ‖ So we may rise ‖ Scarred and burned to the soul, these are no men ‖ Fear us now, our city will prevail ‖ The hole we left them in, empty field of dust ‖ Only as dry as their skulls ‖ Lying by our gates ‖ We’re still thirsty for blood ‖ We need to find the better way ‖ To fight ‖ Plan our way through their bones ‖ So we may rise ‖ Scarred and burned to the soul, these are no men ‖ Fear us now, our city will prevail ‖ Seems the end is near, the final hour ‖ Our people shall always be free ‖ We shall not be slaves ‖ Oh how sweet ‖ The taste of revenge ‖ Hear the distant horn ‖ There is no retreating ‖ I shall be the one ‖ To take my life ‖ We need to find the better way ‖ To fight ‖ Plan our way through their bones ‖ So we may rise ‖ Scarred and burned to the soul, these are no men ‖ Fear us now, our city will prevail ‖ Redemption is gone ‖ Fading away with a man ‖ A simple man ‖ Romans got the city ‖ My time is over, here’s my last stand ‖ I may now close my eyes ‖ And be silent forevermore ‖ (Forever)
Track Name: Collapsing
Collapsing

What’s this coldness I am feeling? ‖ A sensation of soul nausea ‖ As time flies by, my trust fades away ‖ The air whispers their mockeries ‖ Or could it be something else? ‖ Could these tormented voices be from within? ‖ Have I built my own grave? ‖ Oh, I feel so high on these lies ‖ They keep drowning me but I like it ‖ In this permanent joy ‖ This drug is my joy ‖ But they say that time is gone ‖ This can’t be true ‖ You’re all misguided ‖ Preaching that they’re right ‖ Saying that I’m not ‖ (Oh they say that I am not) ‖ I thought I could bear the unknowing, but look at all those happy smiles ‖ Those fake ones, even lying to the carriers ‖ Maybe fooling yourself’s the way ‖ The way to sanity ‖ Falling apart ‖ Slowly collapsing ‖ I am falling apart ‖ Slowly ‖ My trust if fading ‖ Is there an absolute? ‖ The truth must be somewhere ‖ But I’m so tired of searching ‖ I’m so tired ‖ This can’t be true ‖ You’re all misguided ‖ My trust if fading ‖ Is there an absolute? ‖ The truth must be somewhere ‖ But I’m so tired of searching ‖ I’m so tired ‖ But they say that time is gone
Track Name: Until the Sun
Until the Sun

Oh I’m so lost in this current ‖ Dragging me away from society ‖ They try to tell us what we were born to be; ‖ “Try this test, it will tell you what you are” ‖ They walk the line, lead by the blind ‖ Me I like to run, to run aside ‖ Led by feelings of questioning ‖ I don’t know what to search for ‖ I know ‖ I know I’ll find my way ‖ Somehow, my way ‖ Deep inside, I see that ‖ No, this can’t be true ‖ I know I am meant for more ‖ I know that I am meant for ‖ More than you can comprehend ‖ Than you can understand ‖ I may not know right now ‖ But I’ll die trying ‖ ‘Cause I feel the need of the greater cause ‖ I just don’t have one to fight for yet ‖ One to fight for yet ‖ (To fight for yet) ‖ They walk the line, lead by the blind ‖ Me I like to run, to run aside ‖ Led by feelings of questioning ‖ I don’t know what to search for ‖ I don’t understand why they seem to be searchin’ for nothin’ ‖ While I gotta find my way, my reason to be here ‖ My way down here ‖ I don’t understand why they seem to be searchin’ for nothin’ ‖ While I gotta find my way, my reason to be here ‖ My way down here ‖ I gotta find my way ‖ But I gotta find my way, my reason to be here ‖ My way down here ‖ My way ‖ Oh I, I am lost ‖ Well I gotta find my way here ‖ ‘Cause I am lost in this hell
Track Name: Intoxicated
Intoxicated

Won’t you leave my head out of conscious sight? ‖ Leave my thoughts at night, Oh get me out ‖ Of this cell of flesh and bones ‖ Hold back your grieving tones ‖ You’re the one from my dreams ‖ But moonlight’s turning grey ‖ I’m sick of all your schemes ‖ The way my heart beats at your sight ‖ Such a feeling 'n ashamed fright ‖ It tends towards your coldness ‖ But emptiness is left ‖ Left as a mess ‖ A beautiful mess ‖ That’s haunting me ‖ Every heartbeat, every thought of you and me (thought of you and me) ‖ Filled my soul of a quivering joy (quivering joy in me) ‖ So intoxicating was this feeling ‖ Still flows in my veins, this adrenaline ‖ This blindness holds me to you (to me) ‖ Letting the senses overrun clarity (let it overrun clarity) ‖ I am fading pleasantly escaping (fading from my life you are) ‖ The sadness of uncertainty (I’m sure you are sad now) ‖ Of uncertainty ‖ Every heartbeat, every thought of you and me (thought of you and me) ‖ Filled my soul of a quivering joy (quivering joy in me) ‖ So intoxicating was this feeling ‖ Still flows in my veins, this adrenaline ‖ Every heartbeat (every heartbeat) ‖ Every thought of you and me (you and me) ‖ Filled my soul of a quivering joy
Track Name: The Thing Called Consciousness
The Thing Called Consciousness

Follow me to the grave ‖ Let me explain something to you ‖ To you ‖ Oh tell me why doubting the world is bad ‖ When the one we’re in crumbles apart ‖ Brightful innocence should always be bliss ‖ Tell me why, why he had to die to make us all ‖ All, wonder why we live so blind? ‖ Tell me how, how you’re gonna change your life ‖ Don’t you even feel bad? Do you even feel (something) ‖ Something at all? ‖ Oh, something at all ‖ You are better off ‖ Not knowing the truth ‖ Than assuming you’re right ‖ Follow me, I will show you how ‖ Pretending you’re right will consume your light ‖ Light will fade; will fade away (away) ‖ Feel bad for yourself, you’re the one alive ‖ Not the one who’s right, not the one who’s bright ‖ Tell me why, why he had to die to make us all ‖ All, wonder why we live so blind? ‖ Tell me how, how you’re gonna change your life ‖ Don’t you even feel bad? Do you even feel (something) ‖ Something at all? ‖ Follow me to the grave