Gyrosophy

by Holy Lamb

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released December 12, 2015

Produced by Aigars Červinskis & Ansis Markauss.
Mixed by Mehmet Uğur Memiş at Mars Productions, Ankara, Turkey; assisted by Bora Özkum.

Drums, violin, flute, percussion and tin plates were recorded by Leons Sējāns in Jūrmala, Latvia.
Aleksandrs & Juris recorded their parts at home.
Everything else was recorded by Ansis at “Hic et Ubique” studio.
Editing: Ansis Markauss & Aleksandrs Voļperts.
Programming and additional editing: Bora Özkum & Serkan Ozyurt.
Guitar reamping & pre-production editing: Leons Sējāns.
Mastered by Jon Astley at Close to the Edge, UK.

Cover art, design and layout: Edvards Percevs.

Holy Lamb would like to thank Leons, Reinis and Liene Sējāns, Eva Bindere, Kristiāna Kārkliņa, Evards Percevs and all our friends and fans for keeping the flame alive; our appreciation also goes out to Gints for introducing us to Edgars who kindly let us capture the voices at his pigsty.

Aigars thanks Elita for support and understanding, bandmates Juris, Aleksandrs, Ansis and Toms, Ludis Illo and Andris Šmaukstelis. More than words can say I will eternally remain grateful to my parents Taņa (1941–2014) and Alfrēds (1945–2003) to whom I dedicate my work on this album.

Ansis sends his warmest regards to Toms Ceļmillers and Slava Slushniy for helping out with the additional instruments used on this record, Alain Poulin and guitarampmodeling.com for the huge impact on shaping my guitar sound, Andris Apinis and Krišjānis Kupcāns for being there for my guitar tech whims; thank you everyone and everywhere (this list would make another booklet) with whom I’ve ever played with and especially Holy Lamb for welcoming me to the family in a most friendly way.

Aleksandrs thanks his family for unconditional love and support: I would be nothing without you. I will always be in debt to all the great musicians I was lucky to encounter in my life. I am especially grateful to my Mother who introduced me to the world of music and sadly did not live to hear this record.

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Holy Lamb Rīga, Latvia

Founded in 1991, Holy Lamb is one of the very few progressive rock bands from Latvia. "Gyrosophy" is their fourth studio album, which should be well worth checking out by everyone into vintage progressive rock that's spiced with some heavier or avant-garde bits.

The band's current album, Gyrosophy, was released by French label Musea Parallele on 30 May 2016.
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Track Name: To the Boy I Used to Be
To the demon within I unleashed
I’ve fallen prey now I scream
Only to see if it can be scared
Or make sure that I can be heard

Meanwhile on the big outside
The boy I used to be walks by
And stops for quick peek inside
To behold such a terrible sight

As if trying to fight some invisible force
His current self now down on all fours
Occasionally lifting his hands in the air
His face distorted in shock and despair

Hear me, now save me
Lead me through high seas to safety
With clouds beneath my feet
You know me, don’t let me be deceived

“Here is the key to unlock the door”,
A voice penetrates right through the wall,
“I’ll be your guide from wrong into right,
Show you the way back, now follow the light”

And the demon within I had unleashed
So helpless after the miserable defeat
Lies smashed and torn down on the ground
Its remains only darkness surrounds

So I greet the new day and drink a toast
To the past that’s my future
And to the boy
That I once was
Track Name: Murderous Words
You say I’ve lost my way
with all your hate
oh what a shame
in disarray
your perfect play
you go insane
your fortune wanes
you wash my brain
then tell your mates

if you were god you’d curse my name
and gather clouds to make it rain
you try too hard to lock your chains
around my neck until you faint

I just don’t care, why can’t you see?
It ain’t no victory you dreamed
your gain is loss of self-esteem
I murder you, you murder me
by words of weak vitality

You say I’ve got no clue
what I should do
and I refuse
to mind your rules
go find a fool
who’d play it cool
a deja-vu
of a handy tool
a dream come true?
then who’s the fool?
one thing’s for sure
ain’t nothing new

I’m not the fool you can abuse
the strings you pull sound out of tune
there comes your doom, I’m warning you
out of the blue and swallows you
Track Name: Trouble Vision
I believe that an endless love will be born
all I ever need is you to open up the door
you’ve got the keys to solve great mysteries
even though you won’t agree
I will beg you just to...
stay with me
and experience this ecstasy
only I can bring

so you break the chains that make my existence
somewhat confined to this celestial freedom

would you hold out your leg so that I can stumble over
and would you pour your acid rain down on my head
would you watch me bleed as I helplessly cower
would you hide spiders under my bed?

I feel my future colouring red
my eyes see a trouble vision ahead

you’re sipping love from my decanter of tears
you pull out the stopper to feel them flowing
down your throat just to ask for more
I’ve got a barrel of tears for your loving
but all you will ask for is more, more, more

drowning down you go – – –
winding is the road – – –

I can read your deepest thought
and see what you are looking for
I feel your future colouring blind
a trouble vision is what you’ll find

I’m your nobody growing in size
my love is a nothing blowing your mind

screaming through the forests of anguish
in hope that you’ll hear my desperate voice
I yearn for your kiss before I vanish
and this nothingness starts affecting my poise

I believed that an endless love would be born
all I ever needed was you to open up the door

you’ve got the keys
to solve big mysteries
in fantasy…
Track Name: Out of Place
Daddy, I’ve found myself in doubt
I wonder what it’s all about
Can anybody tell me now
What it is that makes me sick

Such a long way I’ve been down
Got no fun playing the clown
But I’ve got stardom at my feet
The world to take in hand and hold

Can anybody tell me how
To stop the kicks against the pricks
There’s no way I’ll bear defeat
‘Cause that’s the thing I’ve known too long

I’ve seen the worst things at their best
I must be falling out of place

Bro, I’m treading on your toes
I just want your patience shown
Got to know right now if I
can stand on your feet as if they’re my own

I do love you, but what’s it worth?
I’ve learned it all, that book’s been read
But still I wonder what’s success,
Were all those hang-ups just a test?

I’ve seen the worst things at their best
I must have fallen out of place