Infinite Regress

by Gestalt

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released May 14, 2015

Personnel:

Chad Griffin - Vocals / synthesizers
Dave Fischer - Bass / engineering
Matt Baker - Guitar / programming

All music and lyrics by Gestalt.

Recorded December 2014 at The Vomitorium, St. Charles, MO.

Produced by Gestalt.

Mastered by Matthew Koch.

Album art by Lauren Gornik.

Photography by Patrick Murray.

Logo by Christophe Szpajdel.

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Gestalt Saint Louis, Missouri

Gestalt (n): psychology : something that is made of many parts and yet is somehow more than or different from the combination of its parts.

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Track Name: Breach of Eden
For how many times
Through how many centuries
Have different races of man
In separated tongues
Raised their palms to God
Only to feel thorns

Existential Expletive

Hardened traditions
The lion is always at your back
When history is transparent
And the pulpit is the scholar
Scripture is the canon of order
A seminal book
Seeded in deceit

Ezekiel
Latter prophets
When the chariot was dawn from the sky
Divinity lined your pockets
And buried gold in a valley of dry bones

The righteous winnowed
And separated Heaven
Into ebbing kingdoms
Of false denominations

Let the scripture of the world unravel
Beneath the memory of a golden cross
Beneath the Earth which weaned me
I ween there is no sacred passage
No sage nor creed that divides me
No longer imprisoned in ignorance

Observing the mind
Concentrate

Shedding blood
From shattered shackles
Piercing beneath my feet
Track Name: Atavism
Speak
Think
Breathe
Breed

Ethos
Alpha
Tribal
Vestige
Exodus

Hollow
Subsistence

Fealty
Lord
Vassal
Fief
Consume

Wage War
Commerce
Frills
Kingdom Come

Atavus exhumes our primal
Crawling inbred posture
Whelming rumination
Decline
Mating in discourse

Compos Mentis
I reign lucid

This world is a farce
And I am laughing at a joke
That no one can understand
Seething in the sea
The world below, and ponder
The favor it would have been
If we never stepped out of the basin
And drowned our father
In the ocean

Genesis Deluge
The drenched empyrean falls
Into our plaited circle of spines
I refuse to change
Remain the same
Track Name: Tathata
I carry the cruces
On frail and passing vessels

This moment exists as it is
This extant form exists as it is
Until the the hand of time
Palms the grains of sand

Imbue reflection
Before another age is wasted
Before the the hand of time
Turns the grains of sand

Penned in the eternal rending
A somber aubade not long for this world

Within this moment should I choose
I could cradle the landscape
Somewhere beyond where memories lie
And restore the truth within myself
Scrivener of Thusness

Yet here I slumber, barren and
Buried in a thicket of burning veins
Exhausted, apathetic
Subject to the yearning

This moment exists as it is
This profound form exists as it is
Before the the hand of time
Sifts the grains of sand
Until the the hand of time
Lands the grain of sand

Subject to the yearning briar
Track Name: Wade in Toil
Wade in Toil
Dull fruitless labors for God
Anamnesis

Second serfdom
To the usurper clod
Achromatic strife

Lest you feed the circuit
Jest of distant tyrants

Why must I suffer here?
Gratuitous spawn
Begone
We hunger not
Writhe on this barren sphere
In global perdition

Raided soil from rampant creatures
We all bathed in oil

Rive this constant torment
Respite splinters the ax

Yawing the fallen betrayed
Through suffering
Soiled, violated
In total derision

Crawling away from dulcet ichor
Gripped by the tides which swallow the masses
Our mewling, consumed by the tepid advance
Converted, marked as slaves

Arise from the flux which spawned predation
Natant cycle of redundance
Instilling the fear of our emergence
Drowning the barons of bondage
Toil no more