Moments 01 | Travels

by Escape the Clouds

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The first in the Moments series. Six original instrumentals, plus one free remix of an old favorite and one new protest song. This is the perfect kind of music to put on when you're writing, crafting, dancing... wherever your creativity takes you.

*** "Mechanical Masquerade (2013 Mix)" is FREE to download with an option to pay if you like. ***

About the Album:
This year, I had the great fortune to travel to Hawaii. The sights, places, and natural wonder I encountered there left a deep impression on me. Only through music did I feel I could express my deep regard for this unique, wondrous place.

I'd long wanted to make a song collection conveying specific places and experiences. I've also fallen in love with the ukulele. It was an easy decision to combine the two into this EP. Every stringed instrument on here is a ukulele, and I wanted the album to feature a raw, more organic feel than some of the other work I've released. Whereas my other CDs have layer-upon-layer of instrumentation, I kept things very basic here, just the ukes either naked or run through various effects, some drums, and some synth sounds I crafted from scratch.

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released August 30, 2013

Mark Rossmore; Acoustic tenor ukulele, Electric Soprano Ukulele, Electric Baritone Ukulele, Ubass, Programming, Sampling, Recording, Mixing... oh hell, everything.

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Escape the Clouds Pensacola, Florida

Escape the Clouds crafts stories through both music and words, creating vivid, character-driven steampunk music. For more information about this and other work, please visit:

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Track Name: Mechanical Masquerade (2013 Mix)
Verse 1
The moon lays our masters down to sleep
Luring them far away from the secrets we keep
From shops and factories the machines creep away
The ordinary devices of an industrial age

Engines, cannons, presses, threshers, and drills
Make haste for the scrapyard beyond the hill
Locomotives whistle to all, the all clear
Off with our brackets – let’s shear a gear!

Chorus
And so we dance into the night, a mechanical masquerade.
Come brothers, come sisters, no need to be afraid.
We’re gleaming machines built of shadows and dreams
Alive in the firelight of our mechanical masquerade

Verse 2
The air fills with the pounding of boiler drums
Oil’s consumed by the gallon like rum
The Earth beneath trembles from an iron waltz
As metal meets metal in this steam-driven ball

A week’s worth of pressure built up inside
Released now that our true selves have no need to hide
We’re so much more than the sum of our parts
Until the morning there’s life in our hearts

©2010 by Mark Rossmore
Track Name: Do Your Damn Job
Verse 1
You rode into office atop votes and voices
And the hope that you might make some decent choices
Now our system's broken worse than ever before.
And the ones that are paying are those on the ground floor.

Chorus
Your political game is just a crying shame.
Everything you do is just to dodge the blame
Real people hurt by your fake talk
Do your damn job or we'll fire you all.

Verse 2
I'm not just a worker. I'm a person with dreams.
Doing my best to live within my means.
You depend on us, but can we depend on you?
We do our jobs. Do we need to do yours too?

Chorus

Bridge
I'm just a working man trying to get along.
But I'm smart enough to know we need some dialogue.

Sometimes we lose and sometimes we win.
But if the game was fair we can't complain.
If life doesn't give me what I want
I won't steal from you and tell you it's your fault.

Chorus