Recorded in 2012 for Peripheral Records. Album sound based on american power electronics such as Slogun and Bretheran. More vocals on this To The Lovers, Farewell album that any other.
Ballast Abode refers to the weight around your neck in terms of mortgage. Not that is a constraint but it is something that grounds you, thats your ground zero until you are removed in some way.
BastilleDominion refers to, again, your house and its contents. Lyrically I certainly dont remember what was said when recording as it was all improv. The Bastille was a state prison in France, a dominion of these things constitutes you within your home. Almost a prisoner, a prisoner to overdraft and loan. Its old ground and I am not covering an idea that is new, but it mostly refers to my own situation. Not that I am unhappy but aware of it.
Hope Could Be Misconstrued As An Anthemic Decline refers to the nature of always striving, that hope in that it will get better. Not that it 'may' get better but it will. As oceans of people are within hope the end seems better than it may have been from the persepective of the people around you.
The Arcadian Reveal refers to Arcadia, which is some type of harmony or Utopia, again that hope or striving to achieve this dream must lead to hopelessness.
When Asked Can You Cope, Reply, With Positive Sunsets Dragging My Chariot, simply refers to the face we put across our skulls everyday to distance ourselves from the internal emotions firing off in all directions.