Translational Symmetry

by Iguana

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1.
Time Translation Symmetry We're coasting through odd space. Revolving simply 'round the next higher mass. Stephen mumbled just an odd phrase: "Here and now is just the lighted past“ My thoughts circle 'round the deep space Who contrived it, dropped us down We've been searching for a baleful onset Think he just let us down In less than a hundred years, we've got a feel for long gone light and spheres We will get through more odd days We are revolving 'round excessive needs Stephen rumbles just a dull phrase: "Reality is beyond the reach of your mind“ Some folks still hang on to the flat earth, (certainly) a world upside down. ----- Instrumental —— We are starring into cold space looking out for the next world to waste. Stephen stutters with his odd voice "My existence will be soon just a lighted past."
2.
Below The Hinterlands I look over yonder I set a course in any direction There’s a new world upside down on the map Growing up so far east, locked street doors facing west. A turnaround is the key to the gates The promised flourishing scenery Trampled down for an Eagle note I look over yonder The wall is down, but the fence is high. Hammer, compass, golden ears Pulled off, thrown down, for a new pride to fear I look over yonder It dawns on us, but the sun sets west. I sing out of time when old hammers fall with beats like a call to build up new walls. If you dance in time as that old curtain squeaks to a Goebbels-speech. It’s not a dance, you’re marching again! I look over yonder Walk along on golden streets Some folks think it's too good to last. Growing up so European with open doors and end to war The future holds what the past has seen.
3.
Leaving Crete I look off into clear blue skies No man, no lies just endless light The world I’ve known seems far away I get closer, I get closer I see the skies and escape great maze. From the low sun of the morning to the sound of the evening The lightning howls and the the skies fall down. I try to rise but the grace is gone. The sun I saw seems far away. I fall deeper to get closer down, down, down I see the skies and escape the great maze. From the low sun of morning to the sound of the evening I saw the skies from far away, above you. Too low to get the real light and too high for a naive child The lightning howls and the the skies fall down. The more I rise the more I'll fall The son I was seems far away. I can see now, I'll be closer.
4.
The Fish Code We shot for the moon when all lights went out. I've seen a light 'bout the dark days ahead. They shot at the moon did you see it at all? Now, free from the flames I watch dead stars fall. Silver planes glinting through the night. Red brick houses glowing in the dark. Im in a shining light, so bright. We asked for the moon, but we reached for an end. The light has gone, we watch followers descend. I see a town, once so royal oh so still. We've cought the bright moon but the dark days stay on. Chapel’s chimes ring forth the light. I'm in the shining light, so bright. We shot for the moon, now an old town is gone. I don’t see the dark, but the ruins stay on.
5.
Vessel Meerkatze I can't whisper, I've lost my control. Answers coming, but no truth in whole. The ocean ripples, washing life vests ashore. The crystal palace won't shine anymore. I can't dash, just stare into space. I've been waiting here night and day. Where is the spotlight flashing for you? That western lighthouse won't shine anymore. Hold your head high, above the waves. The storm's approaching from long forgotten days. A thousand eyes might look alike See through mine and change your mind Hold your head high, above the waves! The storm's approaching from long forgotten days All I want is to see you soon. Are you out there, where have you gone? All I want is to see a smile. Are you out there? Hold your head high! Tell me how did it get this far? All I wanted was to keep my head high There is a world you just learn to kill, don't even think to learn a soft skill Hold your head high, above the waves! The storm's approaching from long forgotten days Your monster lasts for all eternity Makes you prosper and makes us flee Hold your head high, above the waves! The storm's approaching from long forgotten days
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7.
Hear The Kid Out They tie me down and rough me up I might blow chunks onto the rug Attack my gut and mess me up (but) the super poopers gas lifts up The doc-man says it'll be allright You might rise up into the light I burst those bonds and fly away No gun, no arm can make me stay! Last man standing fears my stench Through tears he swears a hard revange I rise up right - to the top Fight the bad guys, live it up! I dont wanna see the lights I'm a member of the super knights But when my amour crashes down I'm just a kid that bears your frown And if you think this sounds absurd A kid restates what's been misheard. You want to be a better friend Hear the kid out till the end! They tie me down and rough me up I never thought I'd give it up I dreamed my poop can change the globe But for me there's still no hope!
8.
Repeating Odd Dream I see it in my mind's eye, not here, not now, but maybe somewhere, way up high! I dream I have an open ear for snakes and honest man I think they always tell a truth I picture nights below the open sky, so crystal clear, and there I'll dwell in open fields of fear. I wake up dreaming with an open eye I see it yet again, the mischief on parade will return. I picture nights below the open sky, so crystal clear, I smell the fires burning up all I need.
9.
Spinning Top 06:05
Spinning Top I wander down, down to see a tin god. Once I'd been told there you find silver and gold. I waved you off to go down into a false dawn. I see poisoned snakes and a devil crouching down He says: "I wonder why we just can't get along, I wonder, I wonder why it all went so wrong, I wonder, I wonder" His tone dies down and then the downpour kills the hush. I keep on going and feel the burden down my back. I pass unseen, I pass through every open door. I wandered off to see that I'm the false god. to see that I'm the false god. I wonder, why am I the poisoned one, I wonder, I wonder why we just can't get along I wonder, I wonder why it all went so wrong I wonder, I wonder Odd seasons came and turned our silver jet-black. New idols fade, their gold brang on misfortune Stone-broken snakes swallow up their poisonous drying skins Im crouching down someone's getting closer I see myself, passing through every open door. I wonder, why I'm just the poisoned one, I wonder, I wonder why we just can't get along I wonder, I wonder

about

IGUANA can be found somewhere in the stylistic abyss that comprises symphonic Kraut, Stonerbeats, Nostalgic Grunge, British Invasion and Dreampop-Crooners. Rarily has Fuzz Rock sounded this diverse and experimental – at least not since the legendary Desert Sessions, which certainly struck a chord with the IGUANA boys. For a while now, they’ve been brewing up something of their own, carefully side-stepping the mainstream and any stereotypes, but dropping little pearls from the genre every now and then. And they’ve been playing with all sorts of acts (like Brant Bjork, Saint Vitus, Colour Haze, Kadavar, and Samsara Blues Experiement) at gigs and festivals, and on tours all across Europe. Just for kicks. Crazy! Certainly enough to make a small splash in the Heavy-Psych-Circus (Visions, Laut.de, The Obelisk, OX-Fanzine). Crazy, indeed!

In 2018, it was back to the studio to capture the current feel, dynamic and sound of the band once again live, in the full-band experience. Presto! What came out of these sessions was IGUANA’S most
compelling contradiction to date that nonetheless remains stylistically true to the band’s roots. It also marks the band’s greatest artistic leap with regards to song-writing, instrumentalization, arrangements,
and the poetics of the vocals. With „Translational Symmetry“, IGUANA walks the experimental tightrope between catchy singalongs and songs deconstructed to their heart’s content. Luxurious sounds and hooks stand stark contrast to sometimes nightmarish lyrics and the poetic engagement with the current abyss of the occidental Zeitgeist, heavily influenced by developments in their hometown Chemnitz.

„Translational Symmetry“ is carried by Stoner, Psych, and Fuzz Sounds – nothing new there – and by the pioneering sounds of the 60s and 70s Kraut-Era, analogue synths, fuzzy guitars and gorgeously primal baselines – still nothing new. And yet, „Translational Symmetry“ shows up with this IGUANAtypical, refreshingly romantic, lyrical and musical framework that brings new life to an old hat. IGUANA makes no effort to keep their musical socialization a secret – quite the opposite! Of course, they’re not reinventing the wheel here, but they’ve thrown their hearts into making sure their old bag of tricks never loses its charm. What’s it like? Imagine All them Witches, Motorpsycho and Kyuss jamming together with Ty Segall, Tame Impala and King Gizzard at the Rancho De La Luna. What that might actually sound like could be completely different, but it doesn’t matter! For now, there’s IGUANA.

credits

released November 15, 2019

Alexander Lörinczy | Vocals, Guitar, Synthesizer
Alexander May | Bass
Robert Meier | Drums
Thomas May | Guitar, Synthesizer

Produced by Iguana, 2019
Recorded and mixed at Larox Tonstudio, 2018
Mastered at Echochamber, 2019
Artwork by Falk Schwalbe, www.rainbow-posters.com

All Songs composed by Iguana, except
»Time Translation Symmetry« Music & Lyrics: Lörinczy.
Lyrics: 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9: Lörinczy & Anderson.
Copyright © 2019. All Rights Reserved.
Unauthorized Copying And Broadcasting Prohibited.

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Iguana Chemnitz, Germany

IGUANA performs a sincere, versatile, heavy and progressive kind of Fuzz Rock. Although still being deep-seated with this genre they have moved on to develop their own vision of a deep, melodic and wistful Hard Rock music. It’s somekind of Desert-Psychedelic-Doom-Post-whatever in the broadest sense. ... more

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