The Answer

by 2L8

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Good news! Τhe world has finally ended!
And now it is a time of pure joy. It is time to celebrate. For we still have each other, we still have the passion, we still have the will. They destroyed the world but they failed to destroy our mutual consciousness and the thread that unites us all. It's time to rebuild. It's time to reestablish. It's time to form a new language. With new words. With new meanings.

We are post human, we are calling to send this last message to YOU.
The future depends on that tiny bundle of energy you hide inside.
Join us
The war is far from over
And we need you

Signed: He&She

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We decided that all income produced from "The Answer" release will be donated to causes that support the refugee crisis in Greece. This is the 3rd crowdfunded album for 2L8, it is your generosity that made the album happen, so it is time to give back what you gave us. It is our DEBT nothing more, nothing less to answer the distress call for what is more important right now for the community, our people and ourselves. Thus, all income from selling the album that will be generated from online orders and at our shows will go where it will be mostly needed.

Take care,
2L8

credits

released March 20, 2016

2L8 are:
Kostis Vozikis: Guitars, Voices, Words
Elisso Papastrati: Violins, Choir
Babis Tsinikosmaoglou: Guitars, Choir
Vicky Gritza: Voices, Choir
Minas Vakaloudis: Bass
Dimitris Economou: Drums
* Sax at Learning to breathe by Thanasis Sabaziotis
* Most of the lyrics of Pro War Funeral Hymn come from this wonderful work of art by Spencer Cathcart, do yourself the favor and go and watch this now. Feel inspired and join the cause:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=ipe6CMvW0Dg

Recorded, produced and mixed by Kostis Vozikis
Executive producer: The Rosy Fridays
Drums recorded at ​The ​Soni​c​ Ark studio, Thessaloniki and mixed by Stelios Stelth Koslidis
Mastered by Stelios Stelth Koslidis
Photography by "Nicki Upstairs", www.nickiupstairs.com
Artwork design by Johnny Feelmore

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2L8 Θεσσαλονίκη, Greece

A collective led by K. and comprised of greek talented musicians, 2L8 is a bold project that has come to be categorized by their radical stylistic shifts between albums, while retaining a consistent interest in rhythm and distinct sonic accents and textures. Their music is rewarding, challenging and lurches deftly between emotional intimacy, ambition and uncompromising experimentation. ... more

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Track Name: Oh hell, they are landing again!
I am calling to say goodbye
I am calling to share what I found
I am calling but I am always so far
I am calling from afar
Calling
Calling
Calling
Track Name: Post Human
Into the wind, I got lost, into the fire I left my spirit
Into the wind, I am lost, I am always in between

I surrender my spirit, be part of the evolution
Nature has a way to make order disappear
I connect my spirit to the infinite consciousness that lies beyond us
I surrender my spirit, to the overlapping chaos
I am energy flowing, atoms spinning
I am so much more
Than my five senses

Nowadays
All I do is look at myself from a distance
The image is blurry. I live in the past
I vaguely recall the ideas that shaped me
The questions that pushed me oh so far
The wolf in me, is still hungry
The wolf in me, is still hungry
For me being enslaved by poverty, brother
Nothing is more able to kill than routine
Will someone please break the bubble?

Into the wind, I got lost, into the fire I left my spirit
Into the wind, I am lost, I am always in between

When the music stopped I realized I was alone. So keep hitting the drum. For I am always in between. Trying to write in order to understand and reach those who matter to me, yet also trying to push my mind with ideas beyond the everyday. This borderland I inhabit. Not here, nor there. At some point I stopped singing, and all I do is scream. Shout it out loud. My words hurt my throat. So keep singing choir. Keep singing. I am on my way. The bastard son is back. Keep singing. None of us has a singing voice anymore. Keep singing.
Track Name: Learning to Breathe
You looked away when I was on fire
Running from truth again, cause you lit the fire
I'm on fire
On fire
Something must have moved in my world
Cause I can breathe no more
Since that day I can only see
From the eternal perspective
I grow colder
A calm came in his eyes
It was like he figured out something that the rest of us are never gonna see
I saw it in his eyes, he was free in a whole other kinda way, he was ready to live
I am further than I ever was
Track Name: Underwater
A flock of sheep sleeping in my mouth
The word no never, never comes out
We are stuck in between, we are stuck in between
That's what we say to keep our conscience clean. And it's working!

Will you love me underwater?
Will you love me underwater?
Will you love me under the sea with the fish and a mermaid daughter?
Will you love me underwater?
We're stuck in between
Are we stuck in a dream?

Did they put a hole in, a hole in your skin? Oh no!
Did they put a hole in, a hole in your skin? Oh no. Well, I wanna see it.
Every day i write a poem titled tomorrow
Every day i write a poem titled tomorrow

Will you love me underwater?
Will you love me underwater?
Will you love me under the sea with the fish and a mermaid daughter?
Will you love me underwater?
We're stuck in between
Are we stuck in a dream?

We will never, we will never, we will never know
Track Name: Veil
My world is a veil
So thick, I can't see
My world is a veil
And the face I wear is not my own
This is a world
That nothing gets solved
It's all solid and cold
Beware, beware of passion
It's in your bones, in your bones, in your bones
The pain we suffer
Is nothing compared to the pain we cause
It's in your bones, in your bones, in your bones
I don’t mind the pain its hope that kills me
There're savages, live under your skin, they feed from your flesh, they nurture the need
It's savages, they need you to kill, they call it the spell, could be a matter of will?
We have to be reborn to escape that doom
It's in our bones, in our bones, in our bones
Track Name: The Pattern
My hand was on your chest
But you were never there
Who set the rules to this game?
That force us move away?
Day in, day out
Why does love cost so much?
A longing to find someone
Who knows the depth of our sadness
If my love isn't unheard of
Then it's not worth mentioning
Day in, day out
Why does love cost so much?
Day in, day out
Love in, love out
They longed for the touch
Track Name: Decay of
I blame you for the all the sleepless nights
I blame you when the stars do not shine
I blame you for all my rivers are still dry
I said I am broken, I said there are some people who are meant to be alone, so save yourself
All the lies, as I set off for a trip to the dark side.
The gloom, no weakness, no disappointment
All I meant was save me, and I will save you
I blame you for the love we lost
Track Name: Desire! Desire! Desire!
We need a way out of our hate. this is the trap
Cause it’s better to feel pain than nothing at all
Please don’t leave me
How will we ever forgive ourselves?
“We made life seem like a quick succession of busy nothings”
Please don’t leave me

I want you, I want you, I want you, I want you
New normal - you are fucked at birth

The nameless grave that I dig for myself on bad days
It’s a handwritten list of the people I once knew, the people that left me
Our generation will never be new again
Our youth has been stolen from us

I want you, I want you, I want you, I want you
New normal - you are fucked at birth
Track Name: Alternative lifestyle unit
If you’re going to the prison
To be a guard to do some guarding
You’re still going to the prison
You’ll spend most of your life there
And waste it away

If you’re going to the prison
To be a guard to do some guarding
Once you cross the gates there’s nothing
Nothing but bars behind you
Are they guarding you?

You’ll never be the same again
We’ll never be the same again
Track Name: The String
Nowhere to hide, crippled inside
The system is designed for you to fail it
Falling
Track Name: The place promised in our Early Days
Kneel down put your eye in the keyhole and I’ll tell you what you see
They walked for ten days and twelve nights and the fog swallowed the memories
They wept in the desert to water the earth, and making no traces they reached the gate
With no key, no answers

Kneel down put your eye in the keyhole and I’ll tell you what you see
Each breath an eternity, the entire journey a blink of an eye
Partly frustrated but still desiring, seeking
Decided to keep on wondering and not to stop until they track down the new day

Kneel down put your eye in the keyhole and I’ll tell you what you see
Dark shadows of gloom hang above the
The lion roars this is a representation, everything is merely a description not my real self. Everything is a shape, a form, an identifier to let others recognize me as me
No longer being afraid that they will lose their identity if others leave them, no longer seeking their own value in the perception of others decided to swim for the sea of memories is enormous

This is the closing, this is the beginning, falling in love with people sleeping

Kneel down put your eye in the keyhole and I’ll tell you what you see
After all these years, all the struggles, we are still, looking at our children, lying at the bottom of the ocean.

They died
For the answer
Track Name: The Answer
The answer
They'll die for the answer
And all that journey down through space
In cool descent
She spins a ladder to the place
From where she started
In the spider's web
You'll find a truth discerning
Attach one silken thread to you
For my returning
Meet the spider, praise the villain
Meet the spider, praise the villain
The answer
They'll die for the answer

From a tiny bundle of energy
We try to build a perfect balance
The road is long
The road is endless

Farewell anger
Farewell hatred
Farewell questions
Farewell sadness

The road is long
The road is endless

Farewell