Heightened Senses

by The Cathode Ray

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1.
MEMORIES OF THE FUTURE MEMORIES OF THE FUTURE HAUNT ME LIKE A MOVIE I’VE NEVER SEEN I DON’Y KNOW WHY I JUST KNOW I’VE BECOME A PERSON I’VE NEVER BEEN MEMORIES OF THE FUTURE TAUNT ME LIKE THEY’RE GOADING ME FROM WITHIN IT MAY SEEM STRANGE TO REARRANGE THE TIMES THAT WE LIVE IN MEMORIES OF THE FUTURE HAVE GOT ME WHERE I DON’T KNOW WHERE TO BEGIN TO UNDERSTAND WHY NOTHING GOES AS PLANNED AND IT’S GETTING RIGHT UNDER MY SKIN NO GOODBYES - NO REPLIES NO MORE LIES - NO MORE ALIBIS THERE’S NO ONE NEAR SO NO ONE HEARS YOUR DEEPEST FEARS SO WIPE AWAY THOSE TEARS I DON’T TELL JOKES I WON’T BE COAXED INTO BECOMING THAT PERSON I’VE NEVER BEEN ARE YOU SURPRISED BY MY DISGUISE? COS I CAN TELL BY THAT LOOK IN YOUR EYES
2.
LOVE AND DEATH THE CHANGING OF THE GUARD WE TEND TO DISREGARD WHEN TROUBLE IS AFOOT IT ALL FALLS INTO DISREPUTE WE RETURN TO THE SCENE OF THE CRIME WE ARE DRAWN EACH AND EVERY TIME TO FIGURE OUT JUST WHAT WENT WRONG AND HOW WE NEVER NOTICED FOR SO VERY LONG IT’S ALL ABOUT LOVE AND DEATH OUR TIME HAS BEEN AND GONE AND LAID TO REST FOR WITHOUT LOVE THERE’S NOTHING LEFT TO RISE ABOVE THOSE HIDDEN DEPTHS THE TURNING OF THE TIDES THE SUN AND MOON ARISE THE RELENTLESS MARCH OF TIME THIS ENDLESS PANTOMIME BECAUSE THERE’S NOWHERE ELSE ON EARTH THE PLACE FOR WHICH WE’LL ALWAYS SEARCH SO IS THE EMPTINESS OF SPACE ALL THAT’S LEFT FOR THE HUMAN RACE?
3.
ANOTHER WORLD SOMETIMES IT FEELS LIKE I COULD LOSE MY MIND OH BUT SOMETIMES I FEEL LIKE LEAVING IT ALL BEHIND AND THE NEXT TIME NO I WON’T MAKE THE SAME MISTAKES OH THE NEXT TIME I WON’T LET THIS POOR HEART BREAK SO IN YOU I WILL CONFIDE IT’S TIME TO SWALLOW MY PRIDE I’M IN ANOTHER WORLD, JUST LIKE AN OYSTER’S PEARL MADE FROM A GRAIN OF SAND IN AN ALIEN LAND I AM (LIVING) IN ANOTHER WORLD SOME DAY I’LL FIND THE PATH THAT LIES AHEAD OH MAYBE SOMEDAY I WON’T END UP BEING MISLED MAYBE THIS TIME I’LL FIGURE OUT THE HERE AND NOW OH MAYBE THIS TIME I’LL GET IT RIGHT IF I’M ALLOWED TO IS THERE ANYWHERE LEFT TO HIDE? IT’S TIME TO STEP INSIDE
4.
A DIFFERENCE OF OPINION ARGUMENTS – THEY’RE ONLY ARGUMENTS COMPLIMENTS – THEY’RE ONLY COMPLIMENTS IF IT DOESN’T BOTHER ME IT SHOULDN’T BOTHER YOU YOU CAN PUT THAT FOOT IN THE OTHER SHOE PUSH IT TO THE EDGE PULL IT TO THE SIDE YOU JUST CAN’T HIDE YOUR HANDS ARE TIED IT’S JUST A DIFFERENCE OF OPINION A DIFFERENCE OF OPINION ON ONE HAND YOU’RE RIGHT ON THE OTHER YOU’RE WRONG IT’S JUST A DIFFERENCE OF OPINION A DIFFERENCE OF OPINION NEITHER WAY’S THE WAY BECAUSE EITHER WAY’S OK IT’S JUST A DIFFERENCE OF OPINION CONFIDENCE – YOU JUST NEED CONFIDENCE COMPROMISE – THERE’S ALWAYS COMPROMISE NEGATIVITY HERE – POSITIVITY THERE POLAR OPPOSITES EVERYWHERE TURN THE OTHER CHEEK – TURN THE OTHER WAY IGNORANCE WILL NEVER PAY
5.
03:48
DAYS AWAY SHE LOOKED IN THE MIRROR SHE DIDN’T LIKE WHAT SHE SAW SHE’D BEEN SOLD DOWN THE RIVER ONE TOO MANY TIMES BEFORE SHE NEVER TOOK IT FOR GRANTED SHE NEVER TOOK IT AS READ SOME LIVES AREN’T ENCHANTED LIVING ON ANOTHER PLANET INSTEAD BUT SHE’LL NEVER KNOCK IT ON THE HEAD WITH HER WEALTH OF KNOWLEDGE LEFT FOR DEAD SHE’S ONLY DAYS AWAY, DAYS AWAY FROM BETTER DAYS AWAY, DAYS AWAY SO DON’T SWALLOW THE POISON IT WILL BE TO NO AVAIL FOR ON THE HORIZON IS YOUR SHIP THAT’S ABOUT TO SAIL A CHANGE FOR THE BETTER HOWEVER BIG OR SMALL YOU’RE GOING TO SCALE THE DIZZY HEIGHTS THERE WILL BE NO DECLINE AND FALL SO NEVER KNOCK IT ON THE HEAD WITH A WEALTH OF KNOWLEDGE LEFT FOR DEAD YOU’RE ONLY DAYS AWAY, DAYS AWAY FROM BETTER DAYS AWAY DAYS AWAY, WE’RE ONLY DAYS AWAY, DAYS AWAY, ONE OF THESE DAYS AWAY, DAYS AWAY
6.
HEIGHTENED SENSES I’M PROMISING TO MAKE A VOW OF LIVING IN THE HERE AND NOW AS LONG AS TIME ALLOWS I’LL NEVER EVER GIVE IT UP NO NO NO I CAN NEVER HAVE ENOUGH ALL THIS ENERGY INSIDE IS SOMETHING I CAN’T HIDE NO MATTER HOW I TRY THERE’S NO PRETENCES OR SECOND GUESSES JUST HEIGHTENED SENSES INTENSIFIED AND TRUE MAGNIFIED FOR YOU GIVE ME HEIGHTENED SENSES I’M PROMISING TO KEEP IT REAL AND TELLING YOU HOW I FEEL WITH NOTHING HIDDEN TO REVEAL I’LL NEVER EVER SAY GOODBYE WHY OH WHY WOULD I TELL A LIE? THERE’S NO LOOKING BACK MUCH FURTHER DOWN THE TRACK STILL RUNNING WITH THE PACK
7.
03:28
MAKE BELIEVE ONLY MAKE BELIEVE, ONLY MAKE BELIEVE YOU PUT ME TO SHAME YOU’RE THE BEST AT THIS GAME ALL THE TRICKS OF THE TRADE YOU HAVE TO PARADE IT’S A GIFT FROM THE GODS AND I AM AT ODDS I’M SO WIDE OF THE MARK CLUTCHING AT STRAWS IN THE DARK WON’T SOMEBODY PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE SHOW ME HOW IT IS DONE, DONE, DONE RUNNING RINGS ROUND EVERYONE, ONE, ONE LET’S EXTINGUISH ALL TIES LET’S MAKE BELIEVE TILL WE DIE ONLY MAKE BELIEVE, ONLY MAKE BELIEVE TILL WE DIE, ONLY MAKE BELIEVE YOU MAKE UP THE RULES AND DESPISE THE FOOLS YOUR IDEA OF FUN IS TO OUTSMART EVERYONE BUT IT’S ALL IN THE MIND WHETHER YOU STEAL OR YOU FIND YES IT’S ALL FANTASY NONE OF THIS SEEMS REAL TO ME SO WON’T SOMEBODY PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE SHOW ME HOW IT IS DONE, DONE, DONE RUNNING RINGS ROUND EVERYONE, ONE, ONE LET’S EXTINGUISH ALL TIES LET’S MAKE BELIEVE ALL OUR LIVES ONLY MAKE BELIEVE, ONLY MAKE BELIEVE ALL OUR LIVES LET’S ALL MAKE BELIEVE
8.
BEFORE THE ROT SETS IN BLACK SKIES ENCROACHING AS THE NIGHT TIME CLOSES IN DARK CLOUDS APPROACHING AS THE EVENING LIGHT GROWS DIM IT DOESN’T TAKE A GENIUS TO SEE THE WALLS ARE CAVING IN THEY SHOULDN’T MAKE A FOOL OF US BECAUSE IT’S ALL JUST WAFER THIN ALTHOUGH ITS A SHAME THINGS HAVE TO CHANGE FOR US ALL WE GOTTA STOP THE PLOT BEFORE THE ROT SETS IN STEM THE FLOW BEFORE IT GOES WITHIN SEVER APRON STRINGS ALTER EVERYTHING THAT YOU EVER KNEW YOU GOTTA STOP THE PLOT BEFORE THE ROT SETS IN IT’S SO UNNERVING THE RUG’S BEEN PULLED FROM UNDER YOUR FEET IS IT WORTH PRESERVING A POISONED CHALICE MORE SOUR THAN SWEET IT SHOULDN’T MAKE A DIFFERENCE BUT PREVENTION’S BETTER THAN A CURE AND IF I HAD TO MAKE A PREFERENCE IT’S BEST TO LEAVE THEM WANTING MORE IF YOU BREAK THE MOULD IT CAN’T UNFOLD BEFORE YOUR EYES
9.
THE PAST IS A FOREIGN LAND DON’T EXPECT MIRACLES IN YOUR LIFE TIME’S NOT AT YOUR BECK AND CALL IT’S FLYING BY SEEN FROM AFAR YOU WISH THE DOOR WAS STILL AJAR BUT THERE’S NO TURNING BACK IT’S A PLACE YOU CAN NEVER BACKTRACK FOR THE PAST IS A FOREIGN LAND GONE SO FAST KEEPS SLIPPING THROUGH YOUR HANDS OH THE PAST IS A FOREIGN LAND IT DOESN’T LAST IT’S NOT OF YOUR COMMAND SO DON’T GO CHASING WHAT HAS BEEN AND GONE YESTERDAY IT’S A ONE WAY STREET LIGHT YEARS AWAY YOU WILL NEVER RETRACE THAT LONG FORGOTTEN SPACE YOU CAN LOOK TO THE STARS BUT THE PRESENT IS JUST WHERE YOU ARE

about

Following on four and a half years from their last long player, “Heightened Senses”, as the name implies, finds the band’s musical and lyrical palette raised to new levels.

Simultaneously more pop and progressive, direct and experimental, electronic and acoustic, the album’s nine tracks take the listener on a rich and varied sonic journey, while lyrically it concerns itself variously with themes of fantasy and reality, alienation and belonging, hopes and fears, doubts and certainties, optimism and mortality, the past, present and future.

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released November 1, 2019

All songs written by Jeremy Thoms

Produced, engineered and mixed by Jeremy Thoms
Drums engineered and recorded by Sean Allison
Recorded at Mill Farm & Beckside Park, North Yorkshire and Douglas Crescent, Edinburgh between September 2017 and July 2019

The Cathode Ray are:
Neil Baldwin: Bass
Phil Biggs: Lead & Rhythm Acoustic & Electric Guitars
Steve Fraser: Lead & Rhythm Electric Guitars
David Mack: Drums & Percussion
Jeremy Thoms: Lead & Backing Vocals; Keys; Lead & Rhythm Acoustic & Electric Guitars; Bass

With:
Alex Thoms: Synths and additional production on Love & Death, Another World, Days Away, and The Past Is A Foreign Land
Laura Oliver-Thoms: Backing Vocals on Before The Rot Sets In
Robin Thoms: Backing Vocals on Make Believe

Sleeve design by Alex Thoms
Photographs by Jeremy Thoms

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Stereogram Recordings Edinburgh, UK

STEREOGRAM RECORDINGS is an Edinburgh based record label run by musician/DJ JEREMY THOMS with press and PR by journalist INNES REEKIE.
Artist roster includes THE VINTAGE CALVINOS, THE CATHODE RAY, JAMES KING & THE LONEWOLVES, ROY MOLLER, ST.CHRISTOPHER MEDAL, THE FABULOUS ARTISANS, BAND OF HOLY JOY, LOLA IN SLACKS, NEW LEAF, MILTON STAR, THE EASTERN SWELL, STOOR and THOSE UNFORTUNATES
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