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djinn13 Nick has a great collection of songs which is sure to put his stamp on the industrial scene, can't wait to see how he expands his musical talents.
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Tom Quinn This is a great debut album! It's been a long time since I've heard an album with such a great grinding industrial feel to it. I can't wait for more. Favorite track: Mine.
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denmom Nick's got a great first album here! I'm looking forward to hearing more from him! Favorite track: Undertow (instrumental).
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Electric Dream Society This debut album is a darkly aggressive, mood-driven work of art – a welcome addition to any electronic music fan’s arsenal. Favorite track: Love.
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released August 28, 2017


Produced by: Nick McLaren + Matt Reeves
Studios: ÆRØ Studio (Austin, TX)
Engineering + Mastering: Matt Reeves
Artwork: Nick McLaren

All songs written, arranged, programmed and performed by Nick McLaren (except where noted below)
©2017 Nicholas Allen McLaren

"Down in the Park"
Written by Gary Numan
Copyright Universal Songs of Polygram International Inc
Programmed and performed by Nick McLaren




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The Static Architect is an indie synth rock/industrial-esque amalgamation of noise, guitars, and electronics. A sonic hack into your virtual soul.

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Track Name: Break
You think things are fine around you
but I've been locked inside my head
The sky is falling down upon you
all the black becoming red

Crack the glass and smash the mirror
I no longer want to see
The fragments of my fate seem clearer
..and there is not much left of me!
Track Name: Mine
I don't know what you want from me
I don't know what you are
I don't know why I do these things
or why it goes too far

So you gave to me what you will never ever see
and you will never know.. what it did to me
how bad it felt when I put the knife inside
but you'd never believe me

but you say I didn't try
I did not do what you want to
then it wasn't my idea of what to put you through
This thing that wasn't mine

I could show you the door and you'd walk through it
but you wouldn't like what you would find
You could bring me down with just one word
and then the only thing that's left
is the emptiness that's inside

Then you gave to me what you will never ever see
and you will never know.. what it did to me
how bad it felt when I put the knife inside
You said you'd never deceive me

but you said you didn't lie
You did not do what I want to
you know it wasn't my idea of what I want from you
This thing that wasn't mine
Track Name: Down in the Park (Gary Numan cover)
Down in the park
where the machmen meet
the machines and play 'Kill by numbers'
Down in the park with a friend called 'Five'

I was in a car crash
Or was it the war
But I've never been
Quite the same
Little white lies
Like 'I was there'

Come to 'Zom Zoms'
A place to eat
Like it was built
In one day
You can watch the humans
Trying to run
Oh look
There's a rape machine
I'd go outside
If he'd look the other way
You wouldn't believe
The things they do
Down in the park
Where the chant is
'Death, death, death'
Until the sun cries morning
Down in the park
With friends of mine
We are not lovers
We are not romantics
'We are here to serve you'
A different face
But the words never change
Track Name: Rewired
Out by the wall where the snakes all crawl and I know
Damn little moles in the hole
I can't give'em any more
and the sounds they will make it's like a bad mouth seventh son
and it drones when they come in the night past the fading sun

The machine's all crawling down your back
now you cannot stand
for the hack that leads you to the black-top
down where you land

Taking all your parts
dis-assembling your heart
now you'll redefine
we have no room for any liars
so we're taking all your wires
until you fall in line

Your thoughts of what you would never
never want to do anything
The scrapes on your hands
you never bother
they're healin' anyway
Now you're breaking apart
and you can't see the park through the fog
Why you never finish what you start
with your digital/analog
Track Name: A Dream-Like State
Move along the passage dreaming aimlessly
asleep on the pillow
they come crawling back to me

the rabbit goes down the hole
lying I try to breathe
intentionally escaping
as far as the mind can see

a weak faded image
fragile symmetry
following all the mystery
that reveals itself to me

the rabbit goes down the hole
conspiring to deceive
cleverly masquerading
see what you want to see

tumbling down the hole
all that I can perceive
I think I'll soon be trapped here
they'll never let me leave

but the tape is now running empty
it's grip is now loosening
returning to old reality
and all that I used to be
Track Name: Love
there is a hole that finds a way
through the hollowest of hearts
it lightens up your day
while it's tearing you apart

it wants to take away
all the hope that you've been stealing
it tries to make you free
from the burden of your feelings

i don't care if you need love
i don't care if you speak love
i don't care if you feel love
i don't care if it's real love

there is a time and there's a place
for all the emptiness to start
scoring lines upon your face
and dropping blood into your art

bittersweet the aftertaste
and all the parts that you've been healing
all the warmth that time erased
on the floor you'll soon be kneeling

all your demons giving chase
all the shadows creeping in
over the pool of your disgrace
the final notes of violin

lasting memories will fade
all the time that you've been wasting
only wish that you could trade
for one more moment left embracing
Track Name: Nobody Else
the delicate hope of my whole endeavor
the shape you take
expecting me not to notice
and I hide
inside myself
without a sound
without emotion
my mind
biding my time
and I will be fine

even though my heart is broken for the millionth time
I won't be fallen
self-sustained I will find a way to live
until the pain subsides

grace and purity you never had
not at all convincing
they look upon your empty promises
and fail to see
you cheat
out for yourself
no one else
no one important

nobody else
no one at all

even though my heart is broken for the millionth time
I won't be fallen
self-sustained I will find a way to live
until the pain subsides

and when you think you can judge someone in your pathetic life
know you're nothing better
your narcissistic self-importance
will never lead you right