GRIDFAILURE - There Never Was An Aaron
"There Never Was An Aaron" is found on GRIDFAILURE's Shards In The Wire EP, out 11/17/2023 as an independent digital release. The video was directed and edited by GRIDFAILURE's David Brenner.
Shards In The Wire is available at Bandcamp here:
"There Never Was An Aaron"
David Brenner: Lyrics, Vocals, Guitar, Bass, Analog Synth, Bass Synth, Keyboards, Pedals, Digital Drum Machine
You keep searching for answers from your savior
Did I or Us or We invent these tales you keep reviewing?
Immersed you’ve become to this emergent behavior
This lesson by its end will surely be your undoing
This moral compass, surrounded by magnets
The inner me continually setting up the next phase
A deceased right-versus-wrong gauge inundated with maggots
Only attracting more flies of time in these repeating days
Magnetized by those magma eyes
Just sit back and watch him again materialize
Unsure of what, if anything, to believe
Onward we navigate into this vortex of lies
Despite whatever you hypothesized it’s been me all along
Every line, every time, I still have you fucking fooled
Having been in the planning for far too long
Never will you return to a place where truth ruled
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GRIDFAILURE’s Shards In The Wire sees the frequently collaborator-strewn endeavor void of contributors, with creator David Brenner delivering a discordant and unstable solo performance. Fueled by post-industrial beats and unconventional percussion, tense and grating layers of synth, keys, bass, guitars, and more smolder in harsh noise and drone tinted in mournful horror score persuasion, while deconstructive powerelectronics and elements of nature swirl in the ether.
Wrought with layers of the expected GRIDFAILURE’s vocal savagery, lyrically and thematically, the songs on Shards In The Wire express nothing but dejection and loss. Duality mirrors physical actions and occurrences with inner, mental torment in “Upheaval Of The optimism” and “Shards In The Wire,” a sociopathic ire for humanity is manifested in “Skin Is An Organ” and “Corpse Refurbishment,” one purposely wanders into the wilderness with no way or hope of returning in “Panic Azimuth,” a deceitful split personality drama unfolds in “There Never Was An Aaron” – inspired the apex of the film Primal Fear – with “I Lure Dig Far” embodying a play on the project’s moniker itself.
While not the most experimental, apocalyptic, conceptual, or extreme material of the of the vast GRIDFAILURE arsenal, Shards In The Wire is another thematically cohesive excursion into the underworld of music, delivering a primal and charring undertaking.
Shards In The Wire was performed, recorded, designed, and mixed at The Compound in Valley Cottage New York by David Brenner, who also handled the cover art, photography, and visuals, with the final audio mastered by Dan Emery at Black Matter Mastering in Nashville, Tennessee (Ultramagnetic MC’s, Steve Von Till, Krieg, Chrome Waves, Thetan).