Sleepcaster EP

by Lex Plexus & Nix Nihil

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2-song EP from industrial vocal drum and bass collaboration Lex Plexus & Nix Nihil.

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released February 11, 2016

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Track Name: Sleep, Cerberus (Nix vox remix)
Sleep Cerberus (Nix vox mix) - Lex Plexus and Nix Nihil
lyrics by Nix Nihil

loathing, lone-wolfing
beneath the veneer
still sneering
so standing aware
we dream of sleep

danger remaining
stopping the barking
choking and gobbling
guarding the threshold
shepherding three-headed dog
we are cerberus

grooming
the evidence, it disappears
the secret
the sequence (digesting enzymes)
we’re omnivorous
the bones for gnawing
feasting and feeding, beckoning, calling
licking and teething, panting and howling

closing worthless circuits
lay down with the serpent

in the dungeon
deep in halls of Hades
we are the dog "becoming-human"

In pure entropy
we will dissolve In essence
never evolve forever alone

in the dungeon
deep in the halls of Hades
we are the prisoners "becoming-dog"

in pure entropy
we will dissolve in silence
never evolve together alone

in the dungeon
in the cellar
we’re sleeping
just let us be
and leave the dog lie

gaining, closing distance
the smell of your fear, it doesn’t wash off
and turn the lights off
we are the gatekeeper
we are the earth-shaker
we are the hell-raiser
we are so weary
so just keep it down

won’t you humor me
with a moment’s peace?

in the dungeon
stuck in halls of Hades
we are the dog "becoming-human"

In pure entropy
we will dissolve our essence
never evolve forever alone

in the desert
in the crypt
in the halls of
the labyrinth

we are the prisoners "becoming-dog"
encountering entropy we will dissolve
insomniac victim of negated Nyx
forever alone we drink from the Styx

in the dungeon
in the crypt
we’re sleeping snoring
in the desert
in the crypt
we sleep in silence
in the desert
in the crypt
we sleep in silence
Track Name: Path of the Lightning Caster
Path of the Lightning Caster - Lex Plexus and Nix Nihil
lyrics by Nix Nihil

Introductory Excerpt:
Raising the staff up to the cowering sun, the caster blocks what light remains as the last patch of open sky is swallowed up by heavy grey clouds. Rippling disruptions emerge at the vectors of the impending lightning chain manifestation. The caster leaps forward, self-righting into perfect balance, jabbing the staff forward into the horizon, rending the sky with a pillar of jagged light. The heavens groan and crack; the world momentarily flickers as the inevitable thunder chases its luminous counterpart across the sky.

Lyrics:
Crash, split, return
Flash, strike, illuminate

I am the invoker of the ion air
I am the provoker of celestial flairs
I am the beholder of the storm’s eye
I am the consoler of the crying sky
Humanity calls me a shadow-sweeper
A wind-walker, a promise-keeper—
A grinning reaper, a master blaster,
As they behold the lightning caster!

Crash, split, return
Flash, strike, illuminate

The mounting excitement vibrates
unceasing movements of time and space
The shifting through the phases
Disintegrating, reintegrating
Reveling in the rearranging
A zillion different configurations
all at the same time forever and never
always and already, and ever after

An imperative was issued across the aeons
Resonating with the concentrated vibrations
Executed through a living conduit
Blasting to infinity light years in the distance
An ancient star acknowledges
Explodes in recognition of this covenant
The caster now concludes the chant
A wordless murmuring of assent

Crash, split, return
Flash, strike, illuminate
Crash, split, return
Light the path of the lightning-caster

The caster casts the runic staff,
spinning it overhead in a flash
bathing in an electric wind
scraping a sphere of ectoplasm

a steady beat emerges
driving like the engine of a
grand locomotive
immutable rhythm of the universe
rending the sky with a pillar of light
Humanity calls me a shadow-sweeper
A wind-walker, a promise-keeper
A grinning reaper, a master blaster,
As they behold the lightning caster!


Concluding Excerpt:
The caster, standing stone-still with bent knees, raised head, and extended arms, bows while the pouring rain and the jubilant voices ring true. The caster drinks in these surroundings, beholding everything while all visions crackle back into fractals, all air surges back into lungs, and all jarred consciousness rediscovers physical form as intense sensory stimuli saturates all receptors. Panting with satisfaction, the caster observes a moment of gratitude before rejoining the tribe with a smile, returning to the mundane.