by Alter

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"Pendulum" was recorded on August 6th and 7th of 2016 by Noel Mueller in his Tiny Castle. Mixed and mastered by Noel Mueller. Artwork by Terence Hannum. © 2017 Grimoire Records.


released April 28, 2017



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Alter Baltimore, Maryland

Three piece shoegaze / post-rock


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Track Name: False Mirror
I see this stranger in my reflection
It comes back to me
Who I am, who I've become

The world's we create inside reflect off the world outside
In these false mirrors we hide

I hear these thoughts
I question if they're even mine

The world bleeds into me
Others become mine
The worlds we create outside distort the worlds inside

In the mirror I see a reflection that isn't mine
This strangers fades in & out
In this false mirror I'll hide
Track Name: Momentary Life
In this momentary life I'm lost in mystery
Shall I fear or shall I live?

Instinct tells me this is temporary
The world weaves forever into me
I'll embrace this momentary life
Track Name: Pendulum
Weightless I drift on the currents of ease
The hourglass fills this weight in me

I'm pulled under the currents of a restless sea
Like a pendulum I drift towards the shore I need
Washed ashore I feel myself align with the world
Track Name: Inner Eclipse
This moment without light
An instinct arises inside
It reminds me that the world governs our minds

This inner eclipse resets my dreams
My world becomes clear
Fear disappears
Track Name: The Storm
The wind moves the ocean
The waves move towards our shore
Shadows cast what will soon occur

This storm moves in
It'll changed you
It'll destroy you
Yet we stay here

I ignore this threat
To willful to change
This storm will occur

It reminds us something must change
In our hearts we stay the same
Track Name: Lost Instinct
Instinct you rule me
Yet have I lost you?

Purpose unknown
Instinct has come & gone

Lost instinct will you come back to me?