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HailSatanDrinkCoffee Do you have the courage to confront your Shadow-Self? Listen deeply and without distraction. This album will take you to your Master, and you will emerge forever changed.
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Lamp DX So many strong feelings in one album! Mister Lies tells a story that demands your attention, beautiful in its sadness. Favorite track: New Woof.
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Nymph 08:13
Deepend 04:34
Expectations low. Stoned stung and jet-lagged. Pay the taxi fare (don’t know how we go back). You’re staring at a screen with all the rats you smell. No talk of where you’ve been, you’re homesick for a hell. A stranger with a smile has paid you a visit. Your skin is for the show and they scalped the ticket. Our friends have turned their backs but (somehow) that’s okay. Balance the bona fide from those that we call fake. Don’t pull me up. I would drown happily. They are the deepend and I’ve forgotten how to breathe.
New Woof 03:56
I look at photographs you took and pretend I'm in them, but nothing here is going to stop the fact I'm leaving. Your closet door is closed tonight. Your nose is bleeding. You refuse to change your mind and this is why we can't have nice things. You're not getting older. Go hide behind her shoulders, but you're not getting older. (I'm) amazed that you'd still share the bed, but I'm not bitter. While I resist the urge to laugh, you smoke down to the filter. This is why we can't have nice things.
Pill 05:16


released October 28, 2014

written and produced by nick zanca
between june 2012 – april 2014
in chicago il, ludlow vt, vancouver wa, new canaan ct
and several bedrooms and hotel rooms in between

originally released by orchid tapes in october 2014

track 5 was written with harrison lipton
track 7 was written with malcom lacey

nick zanca – voice, laptop, bass, piano/rhodes/wurlitzer, prophet/casio sk-1/yamaha dx-7, vhs, machinedrum, guitar
malcom lacey – voice on track 2 and 7, baldwin organ, guitar pedals, percussion
ansel cohen – cello on tracks 1-3
lexi bodick – upright bass on track 1 and 7
harrison lipton – atmospheres, voice on track 5
bridgette lemoine – voice on track 5
zechariah lacey – piano on track 7
alex thompson – atmospheres on track 8

mastering – warren hildebrand
artwork, design and photography – brian vu


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Mister Lies New York, New York

New York-based producer, composer and sound artist Nick Zanca has been releasing music under the name Mister Lies since 2012. Over the years, his sounds have inhabited a specific intersection between intimacy and atmosphere through a maximalist mosaic of field recordings, sample-based textures, glitchy soundscapes and nocturnal pop songs. ... more

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