Hightower

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released 09 February 2015

Recorded at Estúdios Sá da Bandeira in Porto, Portugal in January 2014, and mixed at Discotexas Studios in Lisbon, Portugal in July 2014, home of the Pineapple.

All tracks composed and arranged by Equations.

Engineered by João Brandão, Luís Clara Gomes (Moullinex), Cláudio Tavares and Ricardo Crespo.
All vocals recorded and edited by João Moreira.
Produced and Mixed by Luís Clara Gomes (Moullinex) and Equations.
Album Mastered by Chris Common in El Paso, Texas.
Sleeve and Insert Design by João Maio Pinto.

Equations are Bruno Martins, Gonçalo Duarte, José Cordeiro, José Santos and Vítor Barros.

THANKS:
To our good friends Fua and Márcio from Lovers and Lollypops for making this dream possible, Bruno Cardoso (Xinobi) for showing us gnarly technical death metal bands, to the zen master Dave Vasconcelos for the spiritual guidance and to Cristina, our feathered companion.
To our brothers from Coronado for all the support and to our families, girlfriends and friends for putting up with us on a daily basis.
Lovers and Lollypops, 2015.

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Track Name: Afterlights
A dim blue light showed him the way
Devouring maps and stirring eyes
Glowing visions carve the night
Glowing visions carve the night

A dim blue light showed him the way
A future runs within the veils
Fascinated by the sight
Fascinated by the sight
Track Name: Ascent
Hands

His hands are eager to feel a grip
To hold the pages of ordinary.
Despoiled from the logical cloth we own,
Morning seems a distant word.

Mastering the art of counting steps
And watching numbers, watching numbers.
A daring soul would mark every view!
Those birds are near, birds are near.

With a fierce intent he tried to reach
Shining tails, shining tails.

Hands

His hands are eager to feel the stream
Flowing between his fingers.
Dissolving the ordinary.
Track Name: Echoing Green
A mist spreads over the eyes and in a breath
He felt the taste of air,
His body sways.

Leaves wrapped the trails. In wary steps
He moves and tries to grab
A branch of the past.

Skies let out words of exile, behind torn veils.
The feast! The lazy ages!
Divine days!

The dance of invisible chaotic gears.
In silence they finish worlds,
Divine works.
Track Name: Slow Trials
Emerging from the caves,
Years have passed, will he last?
When the erosion of the ages comes with grains of doubt.

Flogged and restrained,
The stones had wrath, eyes will cast
Images and ideals, images and ideals.

"Once I felt a presence, near my neck". Whispers have
Been left during these days, restoring his solemn voice.

Calm chest, slow trials.
Calm chest, slow trials.

Absorving all their faces,
Reading eyes, taking time
And seeking in the shades, traces of ancient lust.

Remembering how the shores were part of a distant past,
But then he saw those feline eyes, he saw those feline eyes.
Track Name: Hightower
"I've tried to escape
From the ropes that were carried by birds.
They told me when i dived in a celestial stream,
I've dried an unique spring.

I kept notes,
They delivered revelations in a formal tone.
I'm the object of a curious empire,
I will seek their lair."
Track Name: SSSUUUNNN
"They want to taste the ink that I've laid on pages beyond their grasp."
His revealing plans to hidden flames,
Recalling those words, once said.

Staring into the sun,
Chasing divine laughter.
"Will this face last?"

Staring into the sun,
Legs are almost gone.
"Will this face fade?"