Adrenochrome

by XP8

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about

Andrenochrome is far more than just your traditional album: based on a story written by Marko in the late 1990’s and recently revised, it takes place in the not so distant future in a third recession London.

It follows two individuals, Liam Bateman and Kath Hastings.
Liam is assisting Kath from being captured by various organizations for information she carries. As the story unfolds through all the twists, turns, and deception, you'll meet a host of intriguing characters with larger than life personalities.
Very cyberpunk in nature, Adrenochrome is calling upon all the classic themes of the genre and maintaining a distinct rivethead feel, but overall fans of sci-fi or suspense will too be captivated by the story.

Every track on Andrenochrome is named after a chapter in the book and the music acts as the perfect accompaniment to the story, but of course will also be played as a standalone in a club, car, or your home.

Here's what the press says about the album:

"'Adrenochrome' feels like XP8 have finally been let loose without constraint and as a result they have seriously upped their game in terms of production and song-writing. The album is intelligent, innovative and cohesively ties in with the atmosphere of the novel without denting its club-friendly credentials. It's a rewarding experience and one that perhaps even warrants dramatising or animating to cover all the media bases."
Sean Palfrey, Intravenous Magazine

"...ultimately, this album wasn't three years in the making for just one reason - it's a clear labour of love, and an evolved, stoic effort that both adds freshness to the group and paves the way for a new era of listeners. For those who previously couldn't make their mind up about XP8, this is probably the best album to have a listen to. For those who have never liked the band, I can't honestly say this will change your mind - but it will be the best shot the group will have to convert you. Towards the end of the album, we even take a trip down memory lane with some classic Futurepop style tracks that give a respectful nod towards 2005's 'Hrs:Min:Sec.' However, it's unfair to say that the band are stuck in that loop. The group are much better now than ever before, and actually, the ghost of "HMS" could well and truly be exorcised here. As I said, it isn't the perfect release, but it feels like the duo's strongest so far. "
Nick Quarm, Brutal Resonance

"“Adrenochrome” is very well produced, have some really amazing atmospheres of futuristic theme and every track keep a solid and cohersive structure. It’s catchy with strong melodies like the addictive “Night Run” or the album opener “Awakenings” to name a few. It is full speed from the very start and some tracks are more aggressive than others, like “Beyond The Looking Glass” or like the amazing and more melodic 80′s vibe “Hostages”. This is probably the bands most diverse album to date and strike with a modern Futurepop sound with strong beats and many floor fillers. The story is actually one that was written by Marko in the late 90′s and set in a future London and follows two characters that struggle to stay away from different organizations from being captured that want the information they have. I’m looking forward to read this ebook and as the Sci-Fi fan I am, I think it would be really interesting to see this as a full length movie. Don’t you think? "
Björn Andersson, Blackvector Magazine

credits

released 01 June 2013

Written by: Marco Visconti, Marko Resurreccion.
Lyrics by: Marko Resurreccion.
Voiceover on track 3 by Steve Nine
Engineered and mixed by: Marko Resurreccion @ Apple+S Studios.
Mastered by: Addz Milner @ Vindicated.
Artwork by: Vlad McNeally @ kallisti:design.
Promotions by: Christian Bankes @ Taurant Services

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Track Name: Awakenings
The darkness, the pain
My memories, insane

The darkness, the pain
my memories, insane
Waking up on the wrong side of death
Unable to think, to breathe, to react

I don't know
I don't know why
I don't know why I'm still alive

The milky light of a November sky,
A trembling hand shielding my eyes,
Dragging myself out of a Docklands street,
Can't think of a reason why I'm still on my feet
The darkness, the pain
my memories, insane

I need to know
I need to know why
I need to know why I'm still alive
Track Name: Camden Town
The beating heart inside a crippled and dying city
The hungry buzz of business, crime, sex and music
Seek refuge in its wide obliviating embrace
In Camden Town, to disappear without a trace.
The cold breath of November soothes the pain of my wounds
My shoulder scraping the million poster bills on the walls
The door code is cracked and opens with a metallic click
Inside the empty and silent hallway the air is so still.

We meet we share our histories
We meet our lies divide us
We meet we share our histories
We meet our lies inside us

In her tattoo memories of a distant past
Of random looking connections hiding an oder above my grasp
They're tracking you!
They're watching you!
They're tracking you!
They're onto you!

We meet we share our histories
We meet our lies divide us
We meet we share our histories
We meet our lies inside us
Track Name: Getaway
Speeding over Blackfrairs
Our lives through an head-up display
The rush of life on the run
Protection in a concealed gun

We gotta getaway
We got to find a way

Chased by the unknown
Together but so alone
Dodging bullets and cops
Wondering will it ever stop?

We gotta getaway
We got to find a way
No time for looking back
We gotta getaway

The rush of life on the run
Protection in a concealed gun.

We gotta getaway
We got to find a way
No time for looking back
We gotta getaway
Track Name: Information
My mind melts, my body stiffens
My body melts, my mind stiffens

Standing on the edge of our world
Looking down
Twisted by the age of our words
Uttering no sound

My mind melts, my body stiffens
My body melts, my mind stiffens

Clocks stop ticking when she's getting high
Feeling the heat spreading from her thighs
Images flicker on her eyes in synch
Following the rhythm, the pulses of our sins
Shrinking, tumbling, feeling paralysed
No place left or you and me to hide
No means go when they're getting high
Feeling like she's gonna die tonight

My mind melts, my body stiffens
My body melts, my mind stiffens
Track Name: Night Run
Long trails of streetlights
Engraved onto my eyes
Plagued air invade my lungs
Visor down on this night run.

Light's traffic, two levels down
The seediest part of town
The sexiest motorbike
Going after those from whom we hide.

Shake the tension off your mind
No running even if we're out time
Try to melt into the crowd
The unrelenting wall of sound.
We're inside, we're patching in
Logging on this cruel machine
Looking for some hidden path
To the code we need to crack

This toxic air is part of me
The streets unfolding underneath
The circuit of my destiny
Printed in blood and bones in me
This dying city is part of me
It'll show no sign of my defeat
The circuit of my destiny
Printed in blood inside of me

The ceiling cracks they're onto us
Can only see their muzzles flash
Out on the street we try to hide
She got hit and you didn't see her die

This toxic air is part of me
The streets unfolding underneath
The circuit of my destiny
Printed in blood and bones in me
This dying city is part of me
It'll show no sign of my defeat
The circuit of my destiny
Printed in blood inside of me

Four in the morning the skyscraper sleeps
I am alone to taste my defeat
The room is dark where she waits for me
One single kiss won't erase my guilt

This toxic air is part of me
The streets unfolding underneath
The circuit of my destiny
Printed in blood and bones in me
This dying city is part of me
It'll show no sign of my defeat
The circuit of my destiny
Printed in blood inside of me
Track Name: Beyond The Looking Glass
I'll show you what you need to know
The pain that rots my wretched core
I'll feed your ears no other lies
This killer's got the simple mind

I'll show you what you need to know
The pain that rots my wretched core
I'll feed your ears no other lies
This killer's got the simple mind
The need is riding me again
I know where it will get me
I'll leave you time to realise
You'll know you have my victim's eyes

Louder Louder Louder than your ears can take
Brighter Brighter Brighter than the sun
Louder Louder Louder than your ears can take
Harder Harder Harder than a bomb
Louder Louder Louder than your ears can take
Brighter Brighter Brighter than the sun
Louder Louder Louder than your ears can take
Harder Harder Harder than a fuckin' bomb

Louder Louder Louder than your ears can take
Brighter Brighter Brighter than the sun
Louder Louder Louder than your ears can take
Harder Harder Harder than a bomb
Louder Louder Louder than your ears can take
Brighter Brighter Brighter than the sun
Louder Louder Louder than your ears can take
Harder Harder Harder than a fuckin' bomb.

The need is riding me again
I know where it will get me
I'll leave you time to realise
You'll know you have my victim's eyes
Track Name: Going Underground
In the dark
Deep underground
That's where we can start
Connecting at last

In the dark
Away from it all
Crushed by fear and remorse
But sharing a new hope

The firm grip of knowledge
The coldness of facts
The colours of madness
The thousand shades of death

In the dark
Away from it all
Crushed by fear and remorse
But sharing a new hope

The firm grip of knowledge
The coldness of facts
The colours of madness
The thousand shades of death
Track Name: Hunters
A perfect machine
Following the drill
Waiting to hit, waiting to kill
Psyched up and synched
Part of the team
Breathing as one
Hitting twice as hard.

Target in sight
We're keeping tight
rRady to strike, ready to die
The trap is set
Orders fill my head
Before I know it's time to go

Search and destroy
Hit and recoil
Rage is your friend
Fear guides your hand

Search and destroy - Incoming!
Hit and recoil - Incoming!
Rage is your friend - Incoming!
Fear guides your hand - Incoming!
Incoming!

If only this rain
Could wash away the taste
Of my fucking guilt, my treasured fear
I'm over the edge
Soaked in regret
I can't slow down, I feel my self drown

Search and destroy
Hit and recoil
Rage is your friend
Fear guides your hand
Search and destroy - Incoming!
Hit and recoil - Incoming!
Rage is your friend - Incoming!
Fear guides your hand - Incoming!
Incoming!
Track Name: Hostages
Death unwinds its wings
Tonight's prey is me
Trapped into make believe.
Hate fills all of me
Sharp and cold as steel
They'll pay for all of this
For all of this.

Chained to my cross
Murdering thoughts
Drowned by the storm
The barrel of a gun
Pushes into me
Dragging me back to reality

The rising sun
Telling me you're the only one
The rising sun
As we come undone
The rising sun
Telling me you're the only one
The rising sun
As we come undone

Death unwinds its wings
Tonight's prey is me
Trapped into make believe.
Hate fills all of me
Sharp and cold as steel
They'll pay for all of this
For all of this.

The rising sun
Telling me you're the only one
The rising sun
As we come undone
The rising sun
Telling me you're the only one
The rising sun
as we come undone
Track Name: Showdown
You can control our voice
but you can't control the noise

My chances going down
Aping the sun in the sky
My time is running out
As tears flowing from my eyes.

Showdown, bow down
Press your head onto the ground.
Showdown, bow down
Press your head against the fucking ground!

Submission and defeat
On her weary, longing eyes
She's here to claim my freedom
She will pay with her life.

Showdown, bow down
Press your head onto the ground.
Showdown, bow down
Press your head against the fucking ground!

You can control our voice
But you can't control the noise

Showdown, bow down
Press your head onto the ground
Showdown, bow down
Press your head against the fucking ground
Track Name: Inside Their Heads
A click and we're there
staring at the horizon we have decided to share
Our fate.
Illusions turned real
Projections of our Will, of our hopes and fears
Our brightest dreams.

No time for the past
No time for what wasn't meant to last
Dust to dust.
No space for regrets
No space for what we will have to forget
In this space inside our heads.

Our common trait
Reptilian instincts still commanding our race
Our fear of death
Driving us on
Pushing science to take us beyond
Our human form.

No time for the past
No time for what wasn't meant to last
Dust to dust.
No space for regrets
No space for what we will have to forget
In this space inside our heads.
No time for the past
No time for what wasn't meant to last
Dust to dust.
No space for regrets
No space for what we will have to forget
In this space inside our heads.