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Triptych

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The sophomore EP from QUALIA; now Seattle-based, the musical outfit remains faithful to its founding elements - anthemic melodies, un-obvious lyricism, creative arrangements and an unabashed love of all things digital, retro and pixelated.

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released September 15, 2015

Vox/Bass/Guitar: Michael Hazani
Keys: Pier Luigi Salami
Drums: Shawn Crowder
Vocal production and additional vocals: Micky Blue

All songs written by Michael Hazani
Produced by Jay Marcovitz and Michael Hazani
Mixed by Jay Marcovitz
Additional mixing @Rubber Tracks: Brian Pugh
Mastered by Fred Sladkey

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Track Name: Presque Vu
In my indistinct neighborhood
In the years before school
Every day from nine to five
It was good to be alive back then, good to be alive back then
Good to be alive

Whoa oh, in the kindergarten yard
What a curious place to start
But the memory can’t be tamed
I recall just the taste of your name
Do you remember how they made us dance
Just a case of the circumstances

I know we’re both grown up now
Twenty years went go so fast
Many days and miles away
But I feel the same today
Climbing up the walls to find you

Tip of my tongue, tip of my tongue, Presque Vu
Tip of my tongue, tip of my tongue, that’s you

In the kindergarten yard
What a curious place to start
But the memory can’t be tamed
I recall just the taste of your name
Do you remember how they made us dance
Just a case of the circumstances
Track Name: Guillotine
In the cold streets of the city
It’s a new world, it’s a new day
In the jet planes on the cruise ships
It’s a new sky, it’s a new day

In the wheat fields, on the dirt roads
It’s a new world, it’s a new day
In the suitcase, in the closed trunk
It’s a new war, it’s a new day

If the battle hymn
Is nothing but a melody
To be harmonized
With the funeral keen
If it’s killing you
Every time it’s killing me
Why don’t we stop
This guillotine

In the crosswalks in the storm drains
It’s a new life, it’s a new day
On the rooftops where I held you
It’s a new year, it’s a new day

When your fellow man
Is nothing but an enemy
To be torn apart
By the way you feel
If it’s killing you
Every way it’s killing me
What are we gonna do
About this guillotine

Why don't we stop

If the battle hymn
Is nothing but a melody
To be harmonized
With the funeral keen
If it’s killing you
Every time it’s killing me
Why don’t we stop
This guillotine?
Track Name: Tell Me A Story
A dark star over the horizon
I’ve got a lot on my mind
The king wants a new storyteller
To keep him busy in the sleepless night

In walks a rare thing of beauty
Her hips sway in the light of the moon
Her neck under Damocles’ sword, but there’s
Still magic in the room

Old dreams escape me
I got no sleep on my mind
Tell me a story, tell me a story
Stay here tonight
You’re such a sweet sight
For these old, weary eyes
Tell me a story, tell me a story
Save me tonight

Her tale starts but I can’t hear nothing
Her voice flows like honey through sand
I don’t care bout genies and thieves
She’s gotta live but they won’t understand

They call me cruel, the blood red sultan
They say I slayed half my family for fun
I got a name, a name to live up to
I gotta save her ‘fore the night is done

Old dreams escape me
I got no sleep on my mind
Tell me a story, tell me a story
Stay here tonight
You’re such a sweet sight
For these old, weary eyes
Tell me a story, tell me a story
Save me tonight

Cold silence in the room she
Waits for what verdict may come
I say “your tale is far from over
I’ll see you every night until the story’s done”

Tell me, tell me a story