Enigma EP

by Artifiseer

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This is the second EP from Artifiseer! "Enigma" is a challenging song-cycle, assembled very quickly in mid-2013. Bizarre textures bend and expand beneath kaleidoscopic synthesizers, idiosyncratic, glitched (and often improvised) vocal lines, and alien sounds, contorted by endless sampling and resampling, all topped with thick bass and thumping drums. The increased presence of pop-inspired song-structures and melodies, and the increased use of vocals are perhaps the strangest detail of these songs, lending small, but anxious and heartfelt pockets of humanity to an otherwise surreal and bizarre soundscape.


released June 4, 2013

Recorded at home by Artifiseer
All songs written, produced, engineered and mixed by Artifiseer
All instruments, vocals and lyrics by Artifiseer
Mastered by Ian Livingstone

Cover Artwork designed & edited by Artifiseer
Original photo by Micheal Evans
Alternate artwork for "After Dark (Single Edit)" designed & edited by Artifiseer



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Artifiseer Saint John, New Brunswick

Artifiseer is the solo project of Canadian singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, producer and engineer, Ian Livingstone. By combining twisted, noisy atmospherics, effervescent synth lines, and bizarre orchestration with effected percussion and layers of his brooding, agile vocals, Artifiseer offers a unique blend of experimentation and pop sensibility. ... more

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Track Name: After Dark (Single Edit)
Don't let go, don't let go

Alone in the eve's gloom,
Running until lights we lose,
Ooh, oh, we are dreamers in the dark,
Dreamers in the dark.

Don't let go, don't let go

One with the tainted stars,
All the people that I've lost so far,
Ooh, oh, we are dreamers in the dark,
Soon, we'll see, like dreamers in the dark.
Track Name: Stop! (Reprise)
... Break my walls, my shields, my doors,
After all, my heart's already your's, to keep...
Track Name: (e)vermore, ne(v)er (a)gai(n)
I know...

Hiding in your shadow,
Don't, don't tell me now,
Never again,
Never again.

Waiting until you let it go,
Don't, don't tell me now,
Never again,
Never again.

Never again...
Track Name: ◊ Vilis ♥ Amator ◊
Ooh, to be,
but understand;
you are not my freedom.
No, I see through your open hands.
Lessons learned in the dark,
Lessons learned in stark winter.

Ooh, to be, you...

Lessons learned in the dark,
Lessons learned in stark winter.