Protean Threat

by Osees

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SCRAMBLE SUIT II I SEE AN EYE WITHIN YOUR EYE YOU SEEM DISTRAUGHT IT WOULD IMPLY I KNOW YOU I FEEL RECALL WITHIN YOUR VIEW A WAKING KIND OF NIGHTMARE YOU WILL NOT MEND YOU WILL NOT CARE I KNOW YOU YOU’LL BE ALRIGHT WHEN WE ARE THRU UNCERTAIN HOW YOU GOT HERE DO NOT RECALL AND DO NOT CARE
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DREARY NONSENSE THANK YOU SURELY THAT'S THE LAST PLANT TOOK A LITTLE EXTRA GET INSIDE YOUR HEAD YOU SAID SO WHAT? I SAID WHAT FOR? FIGHT UNTIL WERE DEAD THATS THE NEXT THOUGHT GUR-GLING THROUGH BACKDOOR ENTRANCE OF YOUR MIND INFECTING & DUPLICATING COVERT WASHING OF YOUR MIND THINK SO VERY VERY MUCH SO DON’T KNOW WHERE YOUR HEADS AT WORSHIP MILLIONAIRES WITNESS REVELING IN DEATH THROE HABITUALLY REPOSED GROWING IN THE GROUND PERHAPS SOMETHING LESS PERMANENT A RECONFIGURATION MIND THAT'S YOU AT LEAST YOU REALLY THINK SO BETTER KEEP YOUR HEAD DOWN DON’T WANT TO LOSE YOUR MIND
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UPBEAT RITUAL I KNOW YOU’VE GOT THE BEAST BY THE COLLAR ALL THE HUFFING ROUND THE ROOT CELLAR JANGLING THE CHAIN OF ANCIENT TIME LET'S RUN LOOSE LET'S RUN WILD, UNTETHERED ALL THE TIME RATHER THAN CEDE TORPID MOMENTS FLICKING PICTURES UNDER GRIME WE REFUSE TO STUDY MORTAL KILLING ALL THE TIME WE KNOW TRUTH, WE’VE TRUDGED THRU THE FECUS AND THE SLIME PEEL BACK THE GUISE AND SEE MAGUS LAYING ON HIS SHELF CONJURING A HAUNT WITH FACELESS SCIENCE HIDDEN IN HIS SPELLS
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Red Study 03:12
RED STUDY I'M GONNA TELL A LIE LOOK YOU IN THE EYE I CAN'T SPIN A TRUTHFUL TALE SO NO USE IN TRYING I DRINK 7 UP BUBBLES IN THE GUT FOAMING UP & UNDULANT UNPLEASANT SURPRISE IF YOU PASS ME BY I MIGHT CROSS MY EYES I APPEAR, IN A PICTURE, HANGING FROM A VINE I AM RIGHT AT HOME REFLECTED IN YOUR PHONE YOU’RE GONNA TELL A GRUESOME TALE ONE TEXT AT A TIME I'M GONNA TAKE A NAP NESTLED IN THE CRAP LAY ON TOP THE GARBAGE ROTTING DEEP INSIDE OF YOU I DRINK 7UP I SMOKE CBD I GONNA TEACH YOU HOW TO BE A FUCKING FOOL FOR FREE
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TERMINAL JAPE I KNOW YOU YOU’RE LIKE ME COVER YOUR FACE AT NIGHT WHAT GOES ON WHAT GOES DOWN THE SYSTEM HAS BEEN THROWN AROUND I KNOW YOU CCTV BLOOD IN YOUR FACE IS WIRED HURTS A LOT THE BLOOM OF BLOOD THE SYSTEM HAS BEEN BROKEN DOWN, YEAH WHY NO YOUTH? ARE YOU FREE? SCANNING YOUR FACE REQUIRED WHAT GOES ON WHAT GOES DOWN SYSTEMS HAVE BEEN BROKEN DOWN YEAH I SEE YOU IN 3D COVER YOUR FACE WITH LIDAR ALL ADULTS MUST LINE UP YOUR VISAGE MUST BE CHRONICLED, YEAH FUTURE YOUTH DO CONSPIRE FACELESSNESS IS KEY CLOAK YOUR FLAG DISSIMULATE DIVERT, DISGUISE, MISLEAD I KNOW YOU CCTV BLOOD IN YOUR FACE IS WIRED HURTS A LOT THE BLOOM OF BLOOD THE SYSTEM HAS BEEN BROKEN DOWN, YEAH
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Wing Ruin 02:06
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SAID THE SHOVEL I'M FLECKED WITH BLOODY DUST, BABY CAN'T YOU SEE WE’RE ON THE LOSING SIDE? I KNOW WHAT TIME TO DIG IT, BABY TELL THEM JUST TO LEAVE THEM ALL BEHIND I'VE GOT GIRLS THEY GOT CHOKED UP, SCREAMING WHEN THEY DIED THEY GOT FUCKED UP, CHEWED UP, THROWN UP & IN THE DIRT THEY LIE SOLIDER SOUPED UP, THROW CUTS I'M A MINER BY DESIGN I'M CLOAKED IN CARRION CARRY ON A CAMOUFLAGE OF FLIES I TRANSMIT GOOD ADVICE DEEP BEHIND THE VIVID LINES, I HIDE TURNING INTO ROTTEN PILES PEPPERED OVER RIVAL MILES, I LIE EXCAVATE PERFORATE EXTRACT AMPTUTATE A LOT ENTOMB INHUME SELPULCHER EXHUME A LOT ATROPHY EMPATHY MORTIFY CASSATE A LOT EXCAVATE PERFORATE EXTRACT AMPTUTATE A LOT
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Mizmuth 02:09
MIZMUTH BLASTING A TRAITOR EXTERMINATOR BURY DICTATOR HE IS A HATER AN INSTIGATOR LIES IN A CRATER THE LIQUIDATOR DEAD VIOLATOR A VINDICATOR RE-ESCALATOR SWEET VENTILATOR CANCER LOCATOR
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IF I HAD MY WAY I'M A LITTLE BIT UP I'M A LITTLE BIT DOWN I'M A LITTLE BIT CONCERNED SINCE YOU’RE LAYING UNDERGROUND I'M A LITTLE BIT HIGH I'M LITTLE BIT LOW I FEEL A LITTLE BIT DISTANT SINCE YOU’RE LIVING UNDERGROUND I'M A LITTLE BIT DRY I'M A LITTLE BIT WET I'M A LITTLE BIT CONCERNED WITH THAT COMPOST ON YOUR BREATH I'M A LITTLE BIT HIGH I'M A LITTLE BIT LOW I'M ALL FILLED WITH NONSENSE SINCE YOU TALK SO GOD DAMN SLOW EVERYBODY LOOK UP! ARE YOU IN LOVE? ARE YOU FREE? ARE YOU ALIVE? ARE YOU EVIL? ARE YOU ALL ALONE? ARE YOU TESTING IT OUT? ARE YOU FLYING SOLO? AREN’T YOU TIRED? ALL ALONE’S THE BEST! ALL BY YOURSELF YOU DON'T EVEN NEED THE REST OH LOVE BUT OF COURSE YOU DO OTHERWISE WHY THE FIGHT?
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Toadstool 04:56
TOADSTOOL HOW'S A KID SUPPOSED TO FLY CHAINED TO THE AFTERLIFE HOLLOWED OUT VACUOUS YOUTH HOW'S A KID SUPPOSED TO BE HANGING HEAVY IN A TREE EMPTIED OUT & PUNCTURED THROUGH & THROUGH I CAN'T HARDLY WAIT TO SEE VICIOUS TRIBES ROAMING FREE POWERFUL AND POTENT THROUGH & THROUGH THIS IS HOW THINGS SEEM TO BE WILL OF LEADERS WILL PROCEED A WAR UPON THE RIGHTEOUSNESS OF YOUTH LIVING HOW YOU’RE SUPPOSED TO BE CARRY ON WITH DIGNITY IGNORANCE IS TIRED AFTER ALL ONCE THE MEN REALIZE BULGING IN THEIR BLOODSHOT EYES THE TORMENT AND WICKEDNESS EXTINCT
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THE GONG OF CATASTROPHE HARKENING THE SMOKE AND THE RENT EARTH ROARING SPLITTING APOGEE OF THE GONG OF WARNING CRUMBLING THE SPIRES THAT YOU THOUGHT YOU KNEW SO WELL DUST IN THE EYES OF THE FROZEN RABBLE THEY WOULD LIKE TO BE VERY RIGHTEOUS RULERS? BUT DON’T HOLD YOUR BREATH FOR A TRUTHFUL LEADER LIKELY HAVE A DOYEN THAT YOU THOUGHT YOU KNEW SO WELL TWITCHING AT THE CURTAIN IN A BEGGARLY MOTEL AND IN THE NIGHT TIME, YOU CAN HEAR THEM COMING BANGING ON THEIR SHIELDS AND THEY’RE SHOUTING SOMETHING LIKELY HAVE PROTECTION THAT YOU THOUGHT YOU KNEW SO WELL HAPPY SWINGING TRUNCHEONS AT THE RINGING OF A BELL
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Canopnr '74 03:00
CANOPNR ’74 IT'S AN OCCUPATION I DO IT WHILE THE TIME FLIES STARTING AT THE CEILING ANTICIPATING FLY BYS GOT A SITUATION I'M SITTING ON A GOLD MINE FORCING ELEVATION I'M COMING ON STRONG I'M COMING UP ON DIGGIN UP A FEELING CAN'T HELP IT IF I DON’T TRY AN EVALUATION AN ARTIST IN MY DOWN TIME SUCKING ON A MOMENT AND WORKING ON A MILD HIGH FIGHTING AGGRAVATION YOU’RE COMIGN ON STRONG I'M COMING UP I'M ABOUT ELATION YES, EVEN WHEN A SLOW CLIMB THIS ABOMINATION REALITY IN REAL TIME FICKLE AND FRUSTRATED I'M PLENTIFUL WITH ENZYMES NO IMAGINATION I'M COMING ON STRONG I'M COMING UP
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PERSUADERS UP! WE STOP TO THINK ABOUT IT WE THINK TO TALK ABOUT IT WHY WOULD WE LIVE WITHOUT YEAH WHY START TO COME APART I THINK WE OUGHT TO KNOW MORE I FEEL WE OUGHT TO THINK MORE I WISH I COULD BE BETTER I THINK I COULD BE BETTER I FEEL THE THOUGHTS AWAKEN I THINK WE’VE BEEN MISTAKEN HOW WE COULD PULL APART WHEN WE ARE ALL RELATED

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released September 18, 2020

ALL SONGS “ARTIFICIAL HEAD PUBLISHING” ASCAP

JOHN DWYER: GUITAR, VOCALS, SYNTHESIZERS, MELLOTRON, TAPE EFFECTS, PERCUSSION, SAMPLES
TIM HELLMAN : BASS
TOM DOLAS : KEYBOARDS
DAN RINCON : DRUMS
PAUL QUATTRONE : DRUMS , SPACE DRUM TRIGGER

RECORDED AND MIXED : ERIC BAUER, ENRIQUE TENA PADDILA , MARIO RAMIREZ & JOHN DWYER AT SONIC RANCH APRIL ’20
MASTERED : JJ GOLDEN
ARTWORK : DYLAN MCCONNELL tinylittlehammers.com
LAY OUT MATT JONES
PHOTO BY JPD
THANK YOU TO OUR FANS
GOOD LUCK OUT THERE

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Osees Los Angeles, California

Psych-punk psychic warrior, ear worm-farmer, and possessor of many stamped passport pages John Dwyer does not let up. His group Oh Sees (aka Thee Oh Sees, OCS, The Oh Sees, etc) have transmogrified to fit many a moment - from hushed druggy folk to groovy demonic pop chants to science fictional krautrock expanse and beyond - to suit his omnivorous whims. ... more

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