Natural Causes

by Solstice Coil

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credits

released 21 June 2011

Solstice Coil are:

Shir Deutch: Vocals, acoustic & electric guitars
Opher Vishnia: Lead guitars, E-Bow and various effects
Shai Yallin: Synths, keyboards & piano
Yaniv Shalev: Electric & fretless bass guitars
Yatziv Caspi: Drums

Guest Musicians:

Neta Cohen-Shani: Cello
Daniel Tanchelson: Viola
Dror Lellouche: Violin
Maya Lee Roman: Violin

All music composed and arranged by Solstice Coil
Lyrics by Shir Deutch & Opher Vishnia
Produced by Shai Yallin and Solstice Coil
Mixed by Shai Yallin
Mixing co-producer: Erez Caspi
Drums and strings recorded at Bardo Studios by Gil Teleman & Daniel Anglister
Vocals recorded at Bardo Studios by Bill Tzur
Acoustic, electric and bass guitars recorded at Eyal Amir Studio by Eyal Amir
Fretless bass recorded at Yaniv Shalev’s home studio
Keyboards, additional guitars and vocals and other stuff recorded at the Domain Studio by Shai Yallin
Mastered at Bardo Studios by Erez Caspi
Artwork concept by Solstice Coil
Cover art by Vitaly S. Alexius, design by Opher Vishnia

We would like to give special thanks the following people: Erez Caspi, Eyal Amir, Uri Goldberg, Diego Olschansky, Aaron Lieber, Noam Aviel, Yoni Haimovich, Ido Talmor, Tomer Haim Shaked, Orya Deutch, Keren Segev, Rafi & Mira Yallin, Tal Caspi, Amiel Caspi, Hila Caspi, Esther Shoval, Eitan Shamir, Marina Shalev, Sapir Shalev, the Shamelashvili family, the Michaelashvili family, Ray Livnat, Doron Giat, Omer Rizi, Itay Hibsher, Uri Schiering, Mark Pinhasov, Itai Weissman, Ofir Shwartz, Avíya Kőpelman, Yuray Oron, Arnon Palti, Dov Rosen, Amit Magen, Daniel Bulselvsky, Noa Babayof, Nadav Lazar, Yan Perchuk, Ilya Skybinski, Ruslan Sirota, Dan Shalev, Elad (Gutz) Sossel, Yuval Ron and last but certainly not least, the all-knowing Flying Spaghetti Monster.

May we all be touched by His Noodly Appendage

Visit our homepage: www.solstice.co.il
Official Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/solstice.co.il

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Track Name: Question Irrelevant
Look how that man is snowing
Inhaling through one nostril
I feel so at ease, to be down on my knees (again)
She used to have a cryophyte,
Now she only has a dog
Who do you please with your rabid disease?
Do you find it justified
We converse with nothing but our fingers
I touch you - they fall, I am losing them all
One by one, till they no longer count
You're under my skin but there's nothing within

How it all became this way
Never could quite have things in their place
Why should I choose to obey?
I may as well be cast away

You have to come up
With a tidier solution
Take two of these; they'll remind you to breathe
This one worked hard enough
To earn a massive heart attack
The wolf's getting near and it all becomes clear
What you left behind is
Mellower than wine
It's an "all you can eat" and the course is your feet
The clouds in your head they allow you to think
Falling apart, it will make you complete

How it all became this way
Never could quite have things in their place
Why should I choose to obey?
I may as well be cast away

Did it all turn out this way?
Never could quite set a line up straight
Why do I feel led astray?
My brain is just too big for my head
Track Name: Fall Schedules
This wooden heart bleeds for no one
Stapling medicine onto their eyes
This cardboard box has filled its purpose

Our society is counting on you
To paint all the sidewalks
Whenever they start to fade
You are indeed
The cornerstone of humanity

I turned into what they've created
They cancelled my sense and my mind is outdated
My life source is now barricaded
I cancel myself
I turned into what they've created
They cancelled my sense and my mind is outdated
My life source is now barricaded
I cancel myself
But it no longer makes any difference

We circle ourselves with exploitation centers
Seeking redemption in our flabby papers
Replacing warmth with sophisticated plastic

Our society is counting on you
To paint all the sidewalks
Whenever they start to fade
You are indeed
The cornerstone of humanity

I turned into what they've created
They cancelled my sense and my mind is outdated
My life source is now barricaded
I cancel myself
I turned into what they've created
They cancelled my sense and my mind is outdated
My life source is now barricaded
I cancel myself
But it no longer makes any difference
Track Name: I Know
I can't be trusted
I know this now
I'm a replacement
I can't be proud
I was misguided
I don't know how
I got this far
Without a heart
Without a heart

I know it's not enough
I know
You call my bluff

Now I am learning
How to be hard
Now I am yearning
For a new start
Give me some answers
Give me a chance
I can move on
I don't deserve much
But I'd like to anyway

I know
It's not enough
I know
You call my bluff
I know
You're not as tough
I want
I want it to stop
But I'm just slipping away

I know
It's not enough
I know
You call my bluff
I know
You're not as tough
I know
You're not a child
I am scared to confide
Track Name: Human Again
It feels strange
To be human again
To crawl out of this static cocoon
I am very creative
With my back against the wall

I am sure
I'm completely uncertain
Trying to diminish what's real
I am very courageous
When playing this out in my head

You spoke of the future
And I had to nod
While playing this out in my head
In my mind we're no longer together
In my mind we're already apart

It is always about me
And I always make the journey back
The first square has been waiting
For me to return to my throne

You spoke of the future
And I had to nod
While playing this out in my head

You spoke of the future
And I had to nod
For the lack of a better plan

In my mind we're no longer together
In my mind we're already apart

I should have been writing
Operas in your name (instead of pausing my existence)
I should be breaking down
As we speak

I should have been laughing
In the face of danger (instead of choosing the obvious)
I've played with my emotions
While you were waiting
For a handout

I should have been writing operas in your name
I should not have waited
Track Name: Singalong Deathtrap
Always but a passenger
And not really there
I make room for the consignment
I relinquish my breath
To sneeze immortality at the sight of your missing aversion

I'm sorry; you must have confused me with someone else
Someone who cares
The way you voice my name makes me so benevolent
As you recycle your pets
You put yourself in my place,
When there is only... only me

She keeps her motives in plain sight
But I always choose to look away
As I'm drifting sideways my mind is left behind
Trapped in a demented smile

A viciously catchy tune entangled in my spinal cord

I'm sorry; you must have confused me with someone else
Someone who cares
The way you voice my name makes me so benevolent
As you recycle your pets
You put yourself in my place,
When there is only... only me

I know
Your mouth can move
But you don't fall through
I fall through you

I see
Your eyes can soothe
You don't read through it:
I fall for you

I'm sorry; you must have confused me with someone else
Someone who cares
The way you voice my name makes me so benevolent
As you recycle your pets
You put yourself in my place,
When there is only... only me
Track Name: Walking Graveyards
Please don't feed me
With useful information
I need to keep myself distracted
Disguise my aspirations in the night

And if it wasn't for the digits
I couldn't tell these days apart
I am compelled to make an effort
Fill my mind with blank
Because it's easier being tired

Tear out my face
Turn it into something that will last
Can't find my place
It's just a hole in the ground
It would fit anyone

The first bite of an apple
Is always the scariest one
I've lost the urge to make an effort
Yet my blood cells linger on
The board has stayed the same
It’s the pawn who has changed
He thinks that he can retire

Tear out my face
Let me know if something isn't right
Can't find my place
I am buried in town
I never see the sun

We are all walking graveyards
Track Name: Too Many Regrets
Complete detachment
A punching bag's constant attempts
To overthrow its masters
She will fall in between the cracks
As did all the other stations
Man's big triumph
Over bread crumbs

Too much maintenance
Must keep mouth open
There are no magical short cuts
Other than persistency

But I am drowning in fuel
Completely saturated
Can no longer tell
Between resource and outcome
Surrendered to carbonate
I swim with parasites
Unable to follow all the instructions
For better up keeping
Of future compost

Too many regrets
Must shed this
Woolgathering barren skin
Blood ties aside
It always feels like hugging plastic

Watch the video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AwZj5MDYphU
Track Name: Moral Oxidation
A random treaty signed
My hands are tied
In front of me
Physical sovereignty
Will force my legs to grow
Can't say I asked for this
But now that it's here
I miss it even more

Swirling in uncertainty
Will never bring me truth
Brain cells tend to change their mind
When transcending youth
Acceptance will be
The death of me

Can't say I asked for this
But now that it's here
I miss it even more
Track Name: Replacing People
It's easy to be constantly afraid
Of something you cannot ever change
And once again I am amazed
At how reality can spoil a good memory

Lately, my concrete flowers seem to grow
I hardly ever feel empty anymore
I'm done with replacing the people in my life
Just so I could keep telling the same stories

It's always nice to have someone
Who's willing to tell you what to do
And once again I am afraid
That I'm biting more than I can chew

Lately, my concrete flowers seem to grow
I hardly ever feel empty anymore
I'm done with replacing the people in my life
Just so I could keep telling the same stories

I tell her, thoughtfully
Your issues are outstanding
But you don't have to worry,
I can fix you
And she says
You already have
Yes she says
You already have

Lately, my concrete flowers seem to grow
I hardly ever feel empty anymore
I'm done with replacing the people in my life
Just so I could keep telling the same stories
Track Name: Designed Instincts
She thinks I don't know why
But I know too well
She wants to make me better
But I cannot be changed
Only those with wealth
Can afford mental health

And now you're going home
Protected by your makers
From the likes of me
You said you couldn't touch
Your body couldn't handle
The song you loved so much became your own

Now I can truly say
That this has been the greatest love of my life, so far
I had to jump through hoops
And still become a selfish bastard, in your eyes
You say you want me here
And then complain I block your light
I designed these instincts
You're so eager to replace

And now you're going home
Protected by your makers
From the likes of me
You said you couldn't touch
Your body couldn't handle
The song you loved so much became your own

You say you want the truth
But I cannot deliver
I cannot give you what you want
You never truly love
Unless you always worry
I really wanted you to be the one
Track Name: Recipe for Eternity
I used to cherish
Those flickering sounds and lights
Now molts are my main concern
I smolder and count, forth and backwards
Frothing and scolding
Bewailing spilled liquid of cows
If times flies
When you're all having fun
Then monotony must be a recipe
For eternity

There comes but a moment
Where all the borders
Are easily swayed beyond a burning doubt
There's one certain limit
Where all of your principles
Metamorphose into stupidity
It's inevitable

I used to perish the thought
Of discarding my habits
Now I lie on thin air
Laying layers of rubbish
I huff and I puff
Indulging my compromises
Tucking everything safely
Under the rug

Watch the video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1PvAYgpGzL4