Somniloquy

by The Endless

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Dreams, ghosts, mediums, and stage magic permeate Somniloquy, the fourth release from husband and wife duo the Endless from Los Feliz, CA. Inspired by 19th century photographs of Spiritualists, séances, ectoplasm, and Bess Houdini, Somniloquy is an album of haunting female vocals and electronic shoegaze and dreampop sensibilities evoking such artists as Florence + The Machine, Bat For Lashes, and Imogen Heap.

The album includes the voices of Endless fans. “We wanted our fans to be more involved in the making of the album,” said lead vocalist Adriana Roze. “So we asked them to call a special phone number and share with us their dreams. We were absolutely inspired and amazed by what they gave us.” These recorded dreams became the backbone for the album’s titular track.

Somniloquy brings the first cover song for the band, Neil Young’s classic After the Gold Rush. “We wanted to present the song from the point of view of the human race in the 21st century, watching the devastation of the environment and wondering how we missed the warning signs,” said David Roze, the band’s guitarist, bassist, and engineer. “So there are a lot of harsh, metallic sounds that are juxtaposed with the more organic sounds of strings, straining to make themselves heard in the fray.”

Reflecting on their ten years working together, the band is still in love, both with their art and with each other. “As artists and as a couple, we’ve created a wonderful dynamic of give and take. We’ve learned balance in our lives and in our art, and it has made the process of creating music together a real gift.”

Somniloquy is produced by David and Adriana Roze, released by their label Queen of the Moon Music, and mastered by Matt Brown at The Brewery.

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released January 1, 2009

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The Endless are a husband-and-wife folktronica duo from Los Feliz, CA, mixing haunting female vocals and electronic shoegaze and dreampop sensibilities while evoking such artists as Florence + The Machine, Bat For Lashes, and Imogen Heap. Their four albums have been met with worldwide critical acclaim and they are hard at work on a new album for release in 2015. ... more

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Track Name: Lit From Within
you are lit from within
a perfect specimen

and I want to get
close
close
closer
Track Name: Merge
there is a ruby
buried in flesh
come and pull pull pull it out of me
taste of it now
let it sink down
so I can pull pull pull it out of you

and merge
into my curves
I want to merge merge into your curves
let’s merge

your body lit in the darkness
I never meant to hide this
hold me down through the dreaming
and I’ll come
I’ll come with you
I’ll come

ether to matter
spirit to flesh
I want to pull pull pull it out of you
scrying for love
when will it come
to pull pull pull it out of me

seduce me
with your gravity
let’s merge
I’ve got negative space
awaiting your grace
let’s merge

your body moves in the darkness
I never meant to lie
I hold you down through your dreaming
and I come
I come with you
where do you go in the darkness
a place that isn’t mine
I hold you down through your dreaming
and I come
I come with you
I come

there is a ruby
buried in flesh
I want to pull pull pull it out of you
taste through my mouth
merge with me now
as I pull pull pull you into me

and merge
Track Name: Hunt For The Heart
did you send
your hopes away
like paper cranes
on the wind

a scattered lot
your errant flock
they will not
fail you again

I will hunt for the heart
I will hunt for the heart
I will hunt for the heart of you

I will cut through the heart
I will cut through her heart
I will cut out her heart for you

you need not be
afraid of me
said the wolf
to the lamb

you are free
to harness me
your fear is now
your map

but whatever did
you expect?
you are not
of their kind.

you are wild
you are clean
you are genuine

I will get to the heart
I will get to the heart
I will get to the heart of you

I will cut through the heart
I will cut through the heart
I will bring back your heart for you

can you be the hunter
and can you still release
the trigger you are holding
up to your beauty's beast?

I will hunt for the heart of you
The heart of you is what is true
I will hunt for the heart of you
The heart of you
The heart of you
Track Name: Confidence Trick
I drove through the night
with the moon as my guide
I had to let you know

I drove to the end
where the sea met the land
we had to speak alone

I took your love
I took your love
your love was not your love

I took your love
I took your love
his love is not your love

I didn't realize
it was a double-cross
and I still want you
for my confidence trick

I did not need a map
you were there in the square
with the boys of Provincetown

you were hoping to meet
the ghost of Tennessee
who did not want to be found

I took your love
I took your love
your love was not your love

and I didn't realize
how I could double-cross
and I can't believe
you make such a good mark
and I know how to hide it
so far up my sleeve
and I still want you
for my confidence trick

we walked down to the pier
and we buried it there
my love was not your love

and I loved
how you fell for it
you fell for it, my friend

I took your love
I took your love
his love is not your love
Track Name: Was I Not Your Muse?
you gave me your love
it wasn't enough
I had a kind in mind
you weren't made of

but was I not your Muse?
when was I let loose?
you don't come to my door
for that anymore

we let the pearl sink
into the depths
and none of those sirens
offered it back

we had a treasure
you couldn't own
why must you have jewels
or nothing at all

I gave you my love
it wasn't enough
you had a kind in mind
I wasn't made of
Track Name: Shock Of It All
can you feel it
feel her coming
feel her strength as she pushes us away

she is angry
unforgiving
she insists
it’s too late to be afraid

we waited
we’ve waited
we waited too long

brace yourself
brace yourself, darling
brace yourself
brace yourself, love

there were warnings
in the water
and a red sky
breaking with the day

we waited
we waited
we waited too long

brace yourself, love
for the shock of it all

the summer is over
the harvest is in
and we are not saved

nothing now can
stop her surging
now you know
it’s too late to walk away

all that’s left is
to allow her
let her dance
or be trampled in her sway
Track Name: After The Gold Rush
Music and Lyrics: Neil Young
Track Name: Vespers
so
I won the boy like a lottery
still don't know how he
could be mine

he wove himself in
with a sleight of his hand
and all the loose ends
intertwined

so I sang vespers
till the light would fade
as a serenade
to the night

Suplicat
I know what I am not
don't take him away
don’t take him away

but
I knew all about Entropy
all that's bound will be
torn apart

so I laid my bets on Penelope
still unraveling
in the dark

and I sang vespers
till the morning light
as a serenade to the night

Suplicat
I know what I am not
don't take him away
he is all I've got

and oh it's a beautiful pain

if one day
what we start
will unravel
come apart

then I ask
the Abyss
spare the cutting
for our kiss

we'll stay long
in our song
blessing the twilight
Track Name: Somniloquy
Herein what we speak
We speak in dreams
Track Name: Rosabelle: Answer-Tell
here’s where I strike the blow at superstition
here’s where the candle goes out
here’s where I ask you to forgive me
cause I’m turning around
I’ve waited too long
for

Rosabelle : Answer - Tell - Pray, Answer - Look - Tell - Answer, Answer - Tell Rosabelle
(Rosabelle, Rosabelle, I can’t part the veil)

I sat with the mediums and prophets
I listened for your message to come
and Arthur was a sly one with his poison and his lies
I wanted to believe but we were compromised

and you, with your mother
face down on her grave
waiting for that simple word: Forgive

those days at Coney Island
those strange backwater towns
always escaping
your chains, your past, your hell
and

Rosabelle : Answer - Tell - Pray, Answer - Look - Tell - Answer, Answer - Tell Rosabelle

but if I saw you now
what would I expect you to say?
I’m the only one haunting us now
I am holding you
I am holding you
this is holding me back

the orbs in the photos
the tables in the air
the automatic writing
and you were never there

the handcuffs stay locked
so now I am free
the final prestige
you saved it for me

‘cause ten years is long enough to wait for any man
when I go, I’ll be gone for good
I won’t try to come back.