Resilient

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released February 8, 2013

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Erdh Paris, France

Erdh came to life after Nicolas Pingnelain (composer, programmer, bass and guitars) met Wormfood leader Emmanuel ‘El Worm’ Levy (vocals, lyrics).
Resilient is French duo Erdh’s first studio release.

Resilient is a series of seven tracks which read as so many mazes, structure shifts, meandering paths, ebbing and flowing and will surprise, puzzle and captivate you.
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Track Name: Science Affliction
Fifty years
Without feeling the gravity under my feet
Fifty years
Since I left everything I built,
And everyone I loved, behind
Fifty years
Of silence

I can clearly remember
The day the world
Collapsed on itself

I can clearly remember
The mass panic
The mass graves

Our animals turned against us
And fled far from the cities
Later our trees began to rot
Soon gave bitter and wormy fruits

The streets were full of men in uniform
Who told us to remain calm
Later the streets were full of prophets
Who prompted us to taste the human flesh

From above
It now looks like
A blur dot
That glows so faintly

It was
Not a long time ago
But my home
Is now far away, far away

In space
No one can hear you cry
(No one)
Science Affliction

*Awake*
*Awake*
The heart of our vessel
Is a frozen cathedral
Where recumbant figures
Are peacefully plunged into
An eternal sleep
An eternal life
An eternal dream
An eternal lie

Waiting for
A permanent disconnection

I can’t prevent from wondering
What happened then
Below

Now I can’t prevent from thinking
That my body belongs
To the ground

We left the chaos for the void
And there’s no point of arrival
Up there

-”Transmission”-
-”here is a message”-
-”from the stars”-
-”Can you hear me”-
-”I repeat”
-”Can you hear me”-

It was
Not a long time ago
But the Earth
Is now far away, far away

In space
No one can hear you cry
(No one)
Science Affliction

From above
It now looks like
A black dot on black
And it glows no more
And it glows no more

-”we are lost as lost can be”-
-”end of transmission”-
Track Name: Pink Circuit
It may look unhealthy, at first
But it’s the perfect pleasure toy
It can be everything I want it to be
My slutty slave, my fetish mistress fantasy

Each time I’m plugged, between its legs,
And feel the pulse beating under its ‘real’ skin
It’s not a machine anymore, no
We’re true lovers and so much more, so

And she drains me
She sucks out my energy

And she blows me
A mutual blast of endorphins

I could even feel what she feels

And it drains me
Till I faint from ecstasy

Then I close my eyes
And cuddle up to her
As its air-cooled heart
Now remains idle

I’m not its owner anymore, no
We’re true lovers and she wants more, so

All day long she makes me come
She pushed back the frontiers of climax
In the end it hurts to be alive,
To be a human anymore

It hurts
Like greyscale agony

Let’s fuck one more time

My good pixel fairy
My silicon succubus
My carbon fibre cage
My divine deadly doll

Compress my painful body
Move it to oblivion
And copy / paste my mind
Into your pink circuit

And we’ll run together
And we’ll fuck forever
through the loops of our joyful pink circuit
And we’ll run together
And we’ll fuck forever
Till a power cut tear us apart

And we’ll run together
And we’ll fuck forever
through the loops of our joyful pink circuit
And we’ll run together
And we’ll fuck forever
Till a power cut tear us apart

She drains me
Till I die from ecstasy
Track Name: Oxidized
A boiling crucible
Filled with mud
Half melting steel
Half broken skulls

Into this perpetual grinding machine
A masterpiece of dismal alchemy
A thousand fallen soldiers
Endless echoes of artillery

Bursting with lead

Oxidized
Long gone and forgotten
Petrified
Still poisoning the earth
Oxidized
Oxidized
Deep down under ground

Bursting with lead

We’re at peace now
Almost inorganic
Disbanded batallion
Rooted in the dark

The last postcards from the Front
Are distant memories
Nothing won’t happen again
Under the bark, the bark of the trees
Nothing won’t happen again
We’re safe now

Bursting with lead

Oxidized
Till the Day of Reckoning
Petrified
Till the Grand Corpse Puppetry
Oxidized
Oxidized
Belched from under ground

Deep inside
The haunted fields
Metallic seeds
Bloom in rust

A volcanic birth
A gaping mouth of darkness
A whirling black hole
Heralds the holy Corrosion

These melted shapes
Alloys of flesh and iron
Grim-boned machinery
Now start moving, slowly

(Oxidized)
The sparkling risen
All those who used to be
(Oxidized)
The sparkling angels
All those who died in pain

Animate

Enter the light
Enter the age of steel
Track Name: [O.D.]dity in Neverland
I was made in God’s image
I shape a wonderland inside

I built myself a safe new world
Filled it with ghosts and recesses
A hiding place I keep private
And I folded it up deep into my chest

Here we can party every day
Here there’s always a bunch of friends
Crystal tea
Nonsense tunes
And giant screens
Streaming quality p0rn

-As if in a dream
Quoth the inner voice
-No request is too extreme
Quoth the white star on the screen

And
Your wish
Come
True

I was made in God’s image

Magical run on a golden brick road
The whirling black holes in my head keep turning
As my heart explodes with joy and power
You could nail me like a bug
You could nail me on the cross

Mystical toyshop ; heavenly kingdom
Immortality, immortality’s at end
Quietude, solitude, quietist interlude
Not scared anymore
By the dead bonez in the tomb

And the hellish cauldrons boil
Outside
In the woods

And the three witches keep watch
Outside
In the woods

I fear the dark again
It’s filled with screams and pain

But soon I’ll find a way out
A way back, a way black
Through the rabid rabbit’s hole
[O.D.]dity in Neverland
In Never[...]
Track Name: Resilient
I whispered words of solace
She made a plea for mercy
Then I gently kept her quiet

Critically still

Solemn, suddenly small
Inanimate mangled doll

Critically still

She was one among many
Removed far from pain and misery
Now scattered all over the gloom
Removed from my loving memory

It’s gruesome, but so easy
How resilient I can be
To post-murder vacuity
To my natural empathy

(Resilient)
Condemned to continual widowerhood
I confess I did not take the easy way out
But over time I only keep merry crime memories

You know, I see myself as a refined french gentleman
With very ‘specific’ skills
Kind of old-fashioned romantic hero
In constant search for esthetic rapture
-Through deadly gestures

Alas!
I can’t bring them back
They’re buried too deep, with exquisite care,
They can’t touch me
As I don’t even remember their faces or names
They can’t haunt me
But ‘le fumet’ of their flesh remains heady

You can’t haunt me
You live forever inside of me

You reinforce me
Your life flows, fresh, inside of me

Sometimes at night, I admit I don’t feel very comfortable
Not guilty, strictly speaking, but lonely and observed at the same time
I try not to think too much, and focus on tomorrow
On new ravishing muses
There’s always a smell of decay floating above my bed
Too many organic stains on the floor I can’t clean

I can live with these graceful spirits by my side
While their mortal remains dry in my ‘cabinet noir’

Yes I have nightmares
Like you
Yes I can cry
Like you
Yes I’m afraid to die
Like you
I am such a sensitive man indeed
But my love for Art, passion drawn in red, is stronger than your pain
Track Name: Codex Atrox
I cut myself off from the world
Some thought I was lost
(-and I am)
I went on a drab pilgrimage
To the Abode of the Dead and back

I descended into a great pit of stillness
Surrounded by its thick veil of gloom
I listened to the רפאים lament

What was revealed to thee
Thou shalt not depict

I grazed vague shades
Devoid of expression
Their buzzing chant
Gashed my heart forever

My hair turned from black to bone white
Pillar of fire consumed my narrow sight
Holy terror consecrated my whole soul
And time came to return to the land of living

From Rome
To Mecca
And Jerusalem
To spread the Bad Word
The unbearable Truth

There’s no hope beside, below, or beyond for you
Except יהוה retribution for your sins
There’s no hope beside, below, or beyond for you
No salvation
But eternal pain
And darkness
For all

My cruel brothers, they called me apostate
They said the Devil speaks through my mouth
They said I let my own mother die with grief
They accused me of blasphemy

But for truly, I tell you : God condemns you all
From the top of my very own Golgotha
I’ll sing my insane anthem
Till the glorious End of Times

God condemns you all

No salvation
But eternal pain
And darkness
Track Name: Sinking
So came the day I figured out
That the last teardrop had dried in my throat
I could not deal with rage anymore
I could not rinse the lies that wasted my heart

What you spoiled is lost forever
Who you drowned now drifts forever

Sinking
Drowning

I left your delusions on the shore
Without a single bitter look behind
Pulled all my love out like a slough
Said ‘adieu’ to hostile terra firma

What you spoiled is lost forever
Who you drowned now drifts forever

As I sink
Deeper
And deeper

The current flows
Stronger
And stronger

(Deeper)
(Stronger)

But I feel fine
For the first time in my life
As nitrogen narcosis
Casts a cold smile on my face

Yeah I feel fine
Dead drunk in a liquid dream
Rehydrated, so quiet :
I don’t fear death anymore

I don’t fear its depths
I don’t fear its blue
I don’t fear its waves
I don’t fear
Death

I reach the bottom of the sea
Infinite land of gloom and silence
Between tyrian purple candelabra
Fearsome shadows of rusted wrecks
Ivory shells shimmer

Under a dreary shroud of silt
Misshapen beings quiver
And constrict me
As water fills my lungs

Sinking
Drowning

Half-covered with slimy seaweed
My bones are merged with sharp coral reef
I’d like to spell some human words
But moray eels ripped my mouth into strips

My dislocated jaws seem to sing:

‘What you spoiled is lost forever
Who you drowned now drifts forever’

As I sink
Deeper
And deeper

The current flows
Stronger
And stronger