Snare

by BOO

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slowmo Another super album from BOO. As with their earlier work, it features beautifully crafted textures and beats, but the mood is often darker and more sparse than before. That said, who could resist the fun of Charismatic Megafauna? Brigitte's vocals are particularly beautiful on this album and the mix of voice within synth space always interesting. The instrumental Borders (Fall) is a lovely closing piece. Favorite track: Under The River.
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Jon Harper The sweet spot between the cold synths of The Human League and early Depeche Mode Casiotone synth pop yet feels so current. Can't think of higher praise despite it sounding like Alan Partridge 🤔, album pre ordered and can't wait. Favorite track: Perfect Wreck.
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From the shadows, each song emerges like a warning. In the exquisite handmade CD artwork mysterious figures are waiting and watching. A spy plane looms overhead while taught wires hold it all down.

BOO’s cold-war inspired SNARE traces echoes of a divided past into an uncertain future reverberating with the errors of history, and it does so in an electrifying way. Lush 70’s and 80’s analogue synths combine with solid beats and urgent songwriting that comes like a clarion call from the not too distant future: don't get caught.

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released August 10, 2018

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BOO Brighton, UK

Inter-dimensional indie synthpop.

“Highly charged electronica with incredibly addictive melodies” -Louder Than War

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Track Name: Strange Goodbye
Before I leave this town
Slip the rope before I run aground
Going down without a sound
Lock the door before we hit the ground

Though I know that it's not right
I'm gonna see you one last time

I burned the notebook that I found
The drawings and dreams you need around you
A stranger's footprint on your floor
Watching your face as you lock the door again

Though we know that it's not right
I'm gonna see you one last time
Turn your face a strange goodbye
Feels like our grave in neon light

Though we know that it's not right
I'm gonna get you off my mind
Turn your face a strange goodbye
Feels like our grave in neon light

Before I leave this town
Track Name: Sweet Dreams
We watch while you sleep
We see each move you make
Sweet dreams
Sweet dreams

Outside the lights are burning brightly
Sweet dreams
Sweet dreams

Every thought you've had
is just another path we gave you
Sweet dreams

You know you're free to be
Anything we've made you want to be
Sweet dreams

Sweet dreams
Dreams
Sweet dreams
Sweet dreams

We're working while you sleep and
in to your thoughts we creep
We find you
Sweet dreams

Our gentle arms are wrapped around you
Sweet dreams
Sweet dreams

Sweet dreams
Dreams
Sweet dreams
Sweet dreams

Dreams
Dreams
Sweet dreams
Sweet dreams

Outside the lights are burning brightly
Our gentle arms are all around you

And now you're free to be
Anything we've made you want to be
Sweet dreams

Sweet dreams
Dreams
Sweet dreams
Sweet dreams

Sweet dreams
Track Name: Poliakov
When I ask myself who you are
I just get grainy photographs
Leave the briefcase by the car
Don't ask questions remove the wire

I'm not doing this for myself
I'm not doing this for myself
I'm not doing this for myself
I'm not doing this for myself

Burning papers on the ground
Got devices recording sound
The smile on their faces when they're found
I love
But

I'm not doing this for myself
I'm not doing this for myself
I'm not doing this for myself
I'm not doing this for myself

Tonight
I don't care
I'm alive
They can stare

Tonight
I don't care
My last night
The final dare

Tonight
I don't care
I'm alive
They can stare

Tonight
I don't care
My last night
The final dare

Tonight
I don't care
I'm alive
They can stare

Tonight
I don't care
I'm alive
Track Name: Perfect Wreck
Getting tired getting tired
of all these recurring intervals
The only time that I smile's
when I'm heading for the door

Every time I try to like you
Every time You want to take more

Gonna buy gonna buy
Gonna buy some new clothes to wear
Gotta fill gotta fill fill fill
this gaping hole

Every time You close your eyes
Every time You've fallen to the floor

You keep me hanging keep me hanging
Keep me chasing empty promises
Paint a picture in my mind
Of the way that it could be

Every time You move the lines
Every time Again I'm caught again

Thought you were human
but you're cracked
Steel shuttered fears
just bounce right back
One time I tried to break your neck
I was remade your perfect-

Twisting wires starting fires
Azure smoke and hot machinery
Slash the tyres stop the lies
Steal the clock and run away

Every time I close my eyes
Every time Waking up in the same place

Thought you were human
but you're cracked
Steel shuttered fears
just bounce right back
One time I tried to break your neck
I was remade your perfect wreck

Thought you were human
but you're cracked
Steel shuttered fears
just bounce right back
One time I tried to break your neck
I was remade your perfect-

Getting tired getting tired
of all these recurring intervals
The only time that I smile's
When I'm heading for the door

Every time I try to like you
Every time You want to take more
Every time I try to like you
Every time You want to take more
Track Name: Nocturn
I've been here again and again but
Today it's all shaking I'm waiting
For you

You gave me a reason to run and
I should have but here I am waiting
For you

I'm waiting I'm waiting
Come for me I'm waiting
I'm waiting I'm waiting
For you

They pass by
I look to the windows
And I see light
It's quarter to two

I know that you meant it
You said that you'd be here
It's cold and I'm ready
I'm waiting for you

It's cold and I'm ready
I'm waiting for you
It's cold and I'm ready
I'm ready
For what I must do

I'm waiting I'm waiting
Come for me I'm waiting
I'm waiting I'm waiting
For you

I'm waiting I'm waiting
Come for me I'm waiting
I'm waiting I'm waiting
For you
Track Name: Charismatic Megafauna
Monster in the palace
Holding on tight to everything
Chairs are running
From this house where you are king

Something has to be done
has to be done
About this charismatic megafauna
Something has to be done
what will be done?
About this charismatic megafauna
Something has to be done
has to be done
About this charismatic megafauna
Something has to be done
has to be done
About this charismatic megafauna

Monster in the party
Handing out pieces of his mind
You can tell he
Does it cause he's so kind

Hiding in plain sight
Watch those hocus pocus hands
You can tell it's
Gonna be a late one

This is all you'll get
All you're gonna get from me
This is all you'll get
All you're gonna get from me
This is all you'll get
All you're gonna get from me
This is all you'll get
All you're gonna get from me

Something has to be done
Something about this
charismatic megafauna
Something has to be done
Something about this
charismatic megafauna
Something has to be done
Something about this
charismatic megafauna
Someone has to get a
A big gun

Something's telling me
Let them walk around around
like they own the place
Something's telling me
Let 'em walk around around
like they own the place
Something's telling me
You gotta let 'em walk around around like they own the place
Something's telling me
You gotta let them run around like they own the place!

Own the place, don't they?
They own the place don't they?
Yeah
Track Name: Bella
We pull the net across the street
Tarmac burns bare feet
We cast long shadows then
I dream of strangeness
We wait, we wait, we wait, we wait, we wait

Lost in long ago
You're getting too close
You never escape
We wait, we wait, we wait, we wait, we wait

We burn our schoolbooks on the beach
We see the future in the flames
We cast stones in the sea
I dream of strangeness
I run, I run, I run, I run, I run

Lost in long ago
You're getting too close
You never escape
I run, I run, I run, I run, I run

We lived a lifetime
We lived a lifetime
While we waited to start

We lived a lifetime
We lived a lifetime
While we waited to start

We wait, we wait, we wait, we wait, we wait
(We lived a lifetime while we waited to start we lived a lifetime)

Remembering a thousand promises
(Lost in long ago)
Track Name: Optical
Looking up
The sky feels solid today
Shifting stars
I can't find my way
Feel the life
All around you
Is it real
Is it real

I can see the
I can see the light falling through

Take a cup
Feel your way around and in
Quick, drink it up
Take it up
Bring it in
Sweat it out
The stars are moving nearer

I can see the
I can see the light falling through
Track Name: Under The River
The way you walk into the square
and enter glass spaces
All doors are open to you up there
Take what you want and don't care

And you so high beyond compare
Is there anything to stop you now?
Don't look down
Is there anything to stop you now?

How does it feel when you look down
Could you find my face?
Are we separate
Surface bound

A shadow grows your time is done
The swollen river lies
But I won't leave you behind in dust
There's nothing left here only rust

We / We will become free
We will be / We will become
We / We will become free
We will be / We will become

A hundred arms have cut you down
Did you see my face?
Thousands of voices that scream one sound
I will be replaced

Under the river and outside time
It's too late to change
But I won't leave you behind in dust
There's nothing left here only rust

We / We will become free
We will be / We will become
We / We will become free
We will be / We will become
Track Name: A Clearing
Frightening interference
Something came between us
The world is full of voices
Permanent on call

We ran for days together
We came upon a clearing
Somewhere to lay your head down
And watch as darkness falls

Please don't let this drown us out
Please don't let this drown us out

With all of England dreaming
Standing at the sky side
Naked in the starlight
The pause before the fall

When did you stop dreaming?
Where did it all go wrong?
Pining in the starlight
Forgotten who you are
When did you stop dreaming?
Where did it all go wrong?
Hiding in the half light
Forgotten what you're for

Please don't let this drown us out
Please don't let this drown us out
Please don't let this drown us out
Please don't let this drown us out

Half the world is sleeping
Frozen at the skyside
Blinking in the starlight
The pause before the fall

We ran for years together
We came upon a clearing
Somewhere to lay your head down
And wait as darkness falls

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