A Transmission of Data in the Static

by Blind With Rain

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Blind With Rain marks the final evolution of Aaron Geis' musical vision. The debut E.P. titled, "The Chemical Window," completed in September 2005, cemented his art with a new and experimental sound that is immediately both tender and severe. Its long-awaited, 2008 follow-up, A Transmission of Data in the Static, assaults new ground in the Industrial Rock and Electro-Industrial genres.

The stirring new album explores the infinite stagnance of timeless static across twelve all-new tracks. This collection, three-years in the making, has been described as "dreams of ghosts traveling along an immersive post-industrial, digital landscape." Lyrical themes of desperation, loss, and finding one's place while feeling trapped in this digitized world are rampant, luring the listener into an introspective otherworld that threatens to fade from existence at any moment.

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released September 9, 2008

all songs written, recorded and performed by Aaron Geis 2005-2008
mastered by Tom Baker at Precision Mastering
visual design by Aaron Geis
creative advisor / consultant to Blind With Rain: M. Doucet (www.aspringasfoul.com)
additional vocals on "You Thought It Was Me" by Cheri Arnett

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Blind With Rain carries its origins well with the careful marriage of classic, industrial themes and pulsating instrumental pieces with an enormously broad selection of experimental layers and vicious hooks. The sound is at once distantly familiar and distinctly unique with shattering vocal tracks that pierce the subconscious and demand its submission. ... more

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Track Name: The Corridor
(instrumental / intro)
Track Name: Sometimes
take these dreams you think i have
remove these thoughts that make me believe
you think that i don't know the truth
but i do

i am missing the point to this
i know you feel the same
we tried until we bled
and we destroyed what was left

now i feel i am fading
the towering structures are closing in
my breath is blocked, my voice is mute
every truth i've known is distorted

take these dreams you think i have
mold me into someone else
remove these thoughts that make up who i am
you think that i don't know the truth
but i do

sometimes
the circuitry lies
sometimes
the connection divides
sometimes
we are all offline
sometimes
the wires intertwine
sometimes
the framework's revised
and sometimes
it is lost in our design
Track Name: My Time Was Yesterday
this is my city of sometimes
a snapshot of a life i have left behind
this is my story of years ago
a plot that never saw itself through
silently i got up and walked away
couldn't take the pain, dead ends, or regret again
crawled under a canvas of paint to hide
under too much pressure to even decide
and then you said...

this was my city of sometimes
a whisper of a voice of the desperate kind
a promise i made to myself long ago
a fable so tall it can never be told
fell to my knees as i watched it slip away
a grotesque version of myself looked back at me
drowned myself in every line of rhyme i could find
and then you said...

take it as a sign
you've got to bury it down
take it as a sign
you've got to bury it down
take it into the earth
you've got to bury it down
take it into another place
you've got to bury it down

my time was yesterday
Track Name: Again
i act out this part
this isn't happening
i'm dropping my cover
i'm cracking my shell
this isn't happening
i search all over
this isn't happening
i panic, i pace

i tried this
i tired every night
i tried this
i felt the rain
i tried this
i kept it true
i tried, i tried...

this isn't happening
i think about you
i dream, i fantasize
this isn't happening
you live inside of me
this isn't happening
this isn't happening

those words are something i cannot kill

have i done it again?
have i done it all again?
Track Name: Misery
you lost it
you left it
you forgot about it
they saw you
they caught you
i have it documented
i knew it
before you tried it
now you're quarantined
now it's over
over and under
it's misery

how can you think this
how can you allow this
how can you become this
it's beyond my comprehension
how did this happen?

it took all of my control
it took every ounce of patience that i had
it nearly destroyed me
it sucked the energy
right out of me
right through me
it left me empty

it's misery
it is misery
it was misery
Track Name: The Descent
(instrumental / segue)
Track Name: Killing Vector V
(instrumental)
Track Name: Charms of Numbers
there are these charms of numbers
in my head
they endlessly divide
and end up dead
the maddening sound
takes its time
in fulfilling its life
of childhood rhymes

there are these charms of numbers
in my head
they increase their speed
they multiply and spread
throughout this world
of zeros and ones
are reminders of things
i have left undone

sinks the dove into the sea
unleashed a faint display of me
burned the feathers with the eye
into in which without it died
my love for you it went away
it sank beneath the thought of day
evoked in me but far away
in two and out it falls astray

there are these charms of numbers
in my head
they silently flutter
weaving their thread
their flawless beauty
disguises their crime
of existing for a purpose
to equal and to define

there are these charms of numbers
in my head
they satisfy my needs
they subtract and embed
throughout this life
of binary nones
are reminders of things
i have yet to outrun

ruins in my worship stare
i felt your warmth without a care
watchful and sad are my eyes
uncovered beneath i decide
takes so long to learn the rules
grace it has and with that it flew
scars my mind the third degree
rises the dove out of the sea

it's done
i'm finished
it's over
i'm through
Track Name: Not Just Sadness
useless
and without meaning
i have trapped you
too long
lifeless
and without feeling
i have isolated
this wrong
senseless
and without needing
i have uncovered
the dawn
faceless
and without seeing
i have left it
now it's gone

wanting
without having
i am empty
tonight
learning
without knowing
i am lost
(no where to hide)

running
without stopping
i'm trying
to fly
fucking
without coming
i'm testing
the skies

it's not just sadness
that is swelling inside
it's not just sadness
that is eating me...
it's not just sadness
and i can't confide
it's itching and twitching
i can't push it aside

it's not just sadness
i can't push it aside
Track Name: Will Winter Ever End?
(instrumental)
Track Name: You Thought It Was Me
you thought it was me
who donned this disguise
you thought it was me
who spoke in words wise
you thought it was me
who was the architect of you
you thought it was me
who beveled into the blue

you thought it was me
who fled from the surprise
you thought it was me
who did then didn't but lied
you thought it was me
who was the architect of you
you thought it was me
who beveled into the blue

i'm flailing in this static sea
a speck of life in this frequency
i need permission to radiate
i need permission to radiate
Track Name: A Transmission of Data in the Static
shattering the walls of this place
until the heartache has been displaced
a shadow hangs in the breeze
waiting for a forgiving release
a list of do's and don't's
harass the haves and won't's
patterns so familiar yet strange
cross my thoughts in a maze
this day last year i suppose
was a war of the same old woes

severed and lost
scattered and alone
reflected by hope
and tormented with despair
fleeing this outlet in a panic
like a transmission of data in the static
my only reprieve is a day away
while i become unknowingly damaged and frayed

it's sharp and it stings
where all of this begins
and it won't be different
from what has been

it's the consequence of my life
it's the consequence of my time
it's the consequence of these years
it's the consequence of these lies