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Angel In The Detail

by Legendary Pink Dots

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Cretin Dilettante
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Cretin Dilettante This is Peak LPD and exactly how I would expect them to sound in 2020. Everything I could have wanted, and more!
Imagine Wagons
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Imagine Wagons This whole album is crazy good in ways I can't possibly describe properly. It oozes personality, from the utterly unique, metaphor-ridden lyrics to the fantastic, emotional delivery.
Gives me a bleak Beetles-Vibe, and I can't get enough of it. Favorite track: Double Double.
splatoid
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splatoid I just saw the pink dots in portland and
I have all their Albums. Or at least most of them, I love their sound
Justin Jason
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Justin Jason This album gripped me from the first listen and hasn't let up ever since. It's a beautiful culmination of the Dots' legacy, reflecting facets of their sound from nearly every era. Incredible to think their output is still so good at nearly 40 years in. Simon Paul also did an amazing job with the artwork!
Sing While You May!
Uschi
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Uschi Legendary Pink Dots at their best - can't get enough of this one. Favorite track: Itchycoo Shark/Isle Of Sighs.
paulrichardbishop
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paulrichardbishop Magick is, in fact, real. There are things worth caring about. There are those who survive despite the odds and the obstacles. And the reasonable, rational rules break down if you care to notice. The music can show you how.
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    Even on the darkest day. Even on the longest night. Even when there seems to be no hope left.
    Even when you surf the channels and see only monsters.
    Even little you, little me, pacing our way through a forest of dark menacing shadows wondering if the great creator had simply sneezed upon the candle we need to guide us through to kinder pastures.
    Even now my friends, there is an Angel In The Detail.

    An album two years in the making. There were a few diversions, a few questions never answered, and a cloud full of value moments. The latter have been preserved for you here and many will be related live in the forthcoming Legendary Pink Dots’ 40th Anniversary Tour. In fact we turn 40 in August 2020 , but I guess there is no harm in starting things early.

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    Even on the darkest day. Even on the longest night. Even when there seems to be no hope left.
    Even when you surf the channels and see only monsters.
    Even little you, little me, pacing our way through a forest of dark menacing shadows wondering if the great creator had simply sneezed upon the candle we need to guide us through to kinder pastures.
    Even now my friends, there is an Angel In The Detail.

    An album two years in the making. There were a few diversions, a few questions never answered, and a cloud full of value moments. The latter have been preserved for you here and many will be related live in the forthcoming Legendary Pink Dots’ 40th Anniversary Tour. In fact we turn 40 in August 2020 , but I guess there is no harm in starting things early.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Angel In The Detail via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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    Even on the darkest day. Even on the longest night. Even when there seems to be no hope left.
    Even when you surf the channels and see only monsters.
    Even little you, little me, pacing our way through a forest of dark menacing shadows wondering if the great creator had simply sneezed upon the candle we need to guide us through to kinder pastures.
    Even now my friends, there is an Angel In The Detail.

    An album two years in the making. There were a few diversions, a few questions never answered, and a cloud full of value moments. The latter have been preserved for you here and many will be related live in the forthcoming Legendary Pink Dots’ 40th Anniversary Tour. In fact we turn 40 in August 2020 , but I guess there is no harm in starting things early.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Angel In The Detail via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

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    Even on the darkest day. Even on the longest night. Even when there seems to be no hope left.
    Even when you surf the channels and see only monsters.
    Even little you, little me, pacing our way through a forest of dark menacing shadows wondering if the great creator had simply sneezed upon the candle we need to guide us through to kinder pastures.
    Even now my friends, there is an Angel In The Detail.

    An album two years in the making. There were a few diversions, a few questions never answered, and a cloud full of value moments. The latter have been preserved for you here and many will be related live in the forthcoming Legendary Pink Dots’ 40th Anniversary Tour. In fact we turn 40 in August 2020 , but I guess there is no harm in starting things early.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Angel In The Detail via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

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1.
Happy Birthday Mr. President In the end we’re only code Pre-programmed on a winding road From A to B and back once more The same decisions, breakthroughs, flaws… We think we're learning, finding truth but ones and zeroes only lose. The Hand that counts has thrown a six. It seems he needs another fix. How could we refuse you How may we  amuse you? Happy Birthday to you  Mister President And is it Love that guides the hand? That pulls the strings, That flicks the sand In our sad eyes. Now Burning, mad. We’re funny when we lose our rag. Come on squeeze a little harder Enjoy our latest small disaster. Watch us picking  up the bits, then change the channel as you wish… How could we refuse you How may we  amuse you? Happy Birthday to you  Mister President
2.
My charismatic double plays it perfect, reads the book. He nailed the moves that gets them swooning…. I need a second look. They’re bombarding him with accolades, a kingdom with the keys. While I  lie back, enjoy the shade and make a a gentle squeeze of my lemon. My charismatic  double takes the beggars and the threats. He’s out there  on the terrace while the crowd is getting wet. When the people shout “enough” and show him to the door, long nights ambling by the river will remind him  what he’s for. My charismatic double’s good . Alas he has no soul. He dances well to my sweet tune but does what he is told. Its my party and for now, I'd say it’s absolutely hot. I’ll enjoy it from my armchair…Don’t you know? I Like to watch….
3.
Junkyard 04:10
The big fish eats the small fish while the master warms the grill. He'll invite you out for dinner but will leave you with the bill. You’ll pay in slow instalments til the shirt's stripped from your back. And you, the great free thinker, will be well and truly trapped. Kingdoms come and empires fall, Left hanging for the final call, when master's bored and takes It all ...... I'm ok with the concept but despise the callous fiction. Don't kid me that my quiet voice can change the bigger picture. It’s set in stone.A solemn promise for the precious few. Who shuffle cards and wipe us off the soles Of their new shoes. So better keep your head down.. Just keep things to yourself.. Creatures great and small will not tolerate your Rebel yell...
4.
ITCHYCOO SHARK Beauty’s shy of this Beholder Lost in detail, locked away Investing in an Ugly Future .. Beauty was the price we paid. All we cared for had a tag that just the precious few could pay. So they took it all away.. Close your eyes. Imagine this. You have played your part in this… I have played my part in this Here we kneel catching crumbs From fancy cakes all sampled once. Images of treasures lost now streamed for us at modest cost. Pixelated. Been compressed… When printed out they look a mess. We can still enjoy the sense…. ISLE OF SIGHS She was an island in a wild tempestuous sea. Upon that  horizon stood timid little me. Reeled in by the siren, swinging On a hook. I offered no resistance, she took no Second look. She cast me back to Nothingness. To nothingness…. She was an island but younger than the rest. So proud but so lonely.So tragically obsessed. She pledged a safe harbour until the end of time. For one that's bright, that matches both her blue all-seeing   eyes…I believed. And yes I tried. Oh how I tried and tried and tried and tried
5.
NEON CALCULATORS The River’s running red and we’re told there is no reason.Its mid August and it’s freezing at the Centre of the World. On your feet or on your head.Don’t you move til it stops bleeding.Saw the next door neighbour pleading to a general and his girl. Still they took him.Still they shook him.Tied his hands and crossed his eyes. Wiped his record .Kept him shackled far from home.It just ain’t right... And I spy a crooked crack that runs right across the ceiling. Cannot stifle this bad feeling that the house is falling down. Wish I could roll back the years.All the years that I have wasted. Could have changed my destination to the darker side of town. In the shed or in the cellar, snuff the candle, stash the phone. Wish I had my old umbrella .Please don’t leave me on my own. And I wish I shared your dream.And I wish I had the power. When they knock I’ll be a coward who could simply turn you in. So you thought we had a team that could break free from this prison.We could make the right decisions and save our precious skins. Let’s gather .Hold a seance, clean the table. Clear our minds. Find an answer to the chaos and a pathway through the mines.
6.
MY LAND I got a five star turbo drive. I got a stick that comes alive. And I'll count slowly up to five Before I claim you….. I got a twin beam snakeskin belt, Dead lover's blood drips from this pelt. You know the best I ever felt Was when I claimed him... And in the centre of the Earth There is a trunk that's fit to burst I claimed that much , it's giving birth..... So see this line across the sand Which I have drawn with my own hand Shall be the border of my land I put my claim in…. PARALLELS BEEN SPYING ON THE NEIGHBOURS IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT I’M STUDYING A MONSTER THATS CONSUMING ALL THE LIGHT I KNOW I’M BEING PARANOID COS ITS VERY FAR AWAY BUT WHEN I SWING MY TELESCOPE I COUNT ANOTHER 8 AND YOU TELL ME NOT TO WORRY IT’S A MULTI MILLION YEARS BUT WHAT IF WE KEEP COMING BACK TIL THAT THING’S NEARLY HERE? NOW IM WATCHING THE TV AND THAT POOR NEWSGUY’S IN A MESS. IT SEEMS OUR SUN EXPLODED - WE HAVE JUST EIGHT MINUTES LEFT BUT MAYBE WE WILL HIT A WALL, REVERSE OUR WAY THROUGH TIME AND EVERYTHING GETS BETTER AND WE ALL GET OUT ALIVE I CAN TELL YOU NOT TO WORRY THINGS AREN’T AS THEY APPEAR SURROUNDED BY OUR OTHER SELVES WE’LL CONQUER ALL OUR FEARS WHAT TRAPPED ME ON THIS TIMELINE WHILE ANOTHER ME’S OK SIPPING COKE AND HUMMING FREEBIRD IN SUNNY ST.TROPEZ IF I CLOSE MY EYES AND MAKE A WELL CONSIDERED MOVE WILL MY ANGEL MAKE AN OFFER I CANNOT REFUSE… OR WHISPER "DONT YOU WORRY COS ITS UNDER  CONTROL DON’T FRET ABOUT THE END WHEN WE CAN S;IP THROUGH THIS BLACK HOLE…." THATS ME WAVING FROM THE PLANE ME. STANDING ON MY HEAD ME AGAIN, ON KNEES AGAIN BELIEVED THE WORDS YOU SAID COULD WE ALL FEEL GOOD AGAIN  IF WE JUST LIGHTENED UP AND JUST ACCEPT ETERNITY  IS REALLY QUITE ENOUGH…. NO WORRIES.NO FEAR
7.
MAID TO MEASURE Get a grip. Now read the manual. By the hips or by the handles Easy now no rips, no tangle. No sharp angles, Bear in mind the merchandise is shy…... Say hi  now to your newly blushing bride. Please return if not delighted 15 days and nights to try it. 30 years for you to buy it No surprises. Bear in mind the merchandise is smart. We warned you when you added to your cart. So much more than just a toy She’ll solve your problems Won’t annoy with pointless probes. A Funny noise. Yet sensitive, with big blue eyes. A better friend than all those guys.. Just treat her like your special prize. Please don’t use her . Don’t abuse her…. Don’t refuse her…. So  who’s real, and who’s machine? Who knows the answers, keeps things clean… Who sees the  future, what it means… Who’s obsolete? The mirror’s unforgiving of this guy yet never sees your humble  blushing bride.
8.
Mantis 04:59
MANTIS Pray mantis pray for the glorious day When a feast's on parade And you're one with the Garden The long long grass Where you wait to be pardoned Then strike like a madmen.. It's over…. A field full of eyes you could fit on a dime And a singular goal.. To blend in…. It's time for a snack It's time for a bite.. Cos you waited so long ..no messiah in sight.. Though you prayed…… Sympathy please For this life on its knees With no rhyme or resentment But no hint of reprieve. Do not blow me a kiss I may drown in the mess I will serve out my sentence Cos that’s how it is…. If you feel you must stay Then there’s room in the hay Down here. In detention Pray Sucker…..Pray…..
9.
THE PHOTOGRAPHER Beggars can be choosers underneath that crooked line where all that is disposable can decompose, and lie there for a week, a month , a year. The low-down  scavengers don’t care,  they’ll  fight for crumbs and leave us  here to catch the mood and feed your fear. I chased so many ambulances,rode a few red lights, I witnessed life’s cruel consequences right before my eyes. I crawled through corridors of carnage for the perfect spot. Swerved this way, that way, then the other, as the sniper shot me through my spinning wheels. I greased the palms of psychopaths, dictators,  casual maniacs Met Hitler in a sleazy bar,  I slapped him on the back …whispered “Thank you…."  And yes I sold the sequel. In my book we’re all created equal,  we can sink or soar like  eagles.  Me? l ‘ll keep it legal as I’m zooming in. Who are you to sit there on your throne and say I have no depth? Who are you to hide behind that stone and keep me at arm’s length? You, who would not test the water. You….who will not taste the wine. You, who craves death twice resampled, aired at half past nine If it’s getting all too heavy swap me for a snack.You may change the channel but still you’re just a rat …on a spinning wheel. Rats trapped  on a spinning  wheel.  We shall keep revolving … We’ll spin until that setting sun’s been snatched with cameras rolling. Roll on.
10.
Red Flag 11:06
RED FLAG He showed me his war face….the T-shirt was worse. Like the flag of Japan where the sunrise had burst. And imagine the look  of that loser who's cursed to fall down from the mountain while stealing your purse. And I tried to be stoic. I tapped on my phone. I practised the fine art of turning to stone. But he narrowed his eyes and he ran through my llama. Then he left me alone with my crumbling karma. I gaze  from this ledge with a view of God’s Land where the roads end in tears and  a blanket of cans. And it’s all been so long since we nurtured a cause cos the cat stole our tongues…and I cant find a torch. We show our respect for the forces of freedom. The freedom to shoot  and the freedom to force my opinion on you. If you say you’re not for me, you must be against me.. The way of the World . LET’S PRETEND I’M THE GIANT WHO’S WEARING A CROWN, I CONCEDE THAT THIS GRAVITY WEIGHS ME DOWN.. BUT FROM HIGH ON THIS HILL I SHOUT FE FI FO FUM I SMELL THE BLOOD OF…… NO-ONE I’LL HUM TO YOUR RATTLE  I’LL FEAST ON YOUR BONES IF I ONLY COULD FIND YOU AND BE LESS ALONE BUT I CAN’T REMEMBER THE LAST WORDS I SAID  OR THE SMELL OF YOUR PERFUME MY SIDE OF THE BED STILL I WALK DOWN THE PATH WITH MY HAND ON MY KNIFE LEST I SENSE SOME RESISTANCE

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Even on the darkest day. Even on the longest night. Even when there seems to be no hope left.
Even when you surf the channels and see only monsters.
Even little you, little me, pacing our way through a forest of dark menacing shadows wondering if the great creator had simply sneezed upon the candle we need to guide us through to kinder pastures.
Even now my friends, there is an Angel In The Detail.

An album two years in the making. There were a few diversions, a few questions never answered, and a cloud full of value moments. The latter have been preserved for you here and many will be related live in the forthcoming Legendary Pink Dots’ 40th Anniversary Tour. In fact we turn 40 in August 2020, but I guess there is no harm in starting things early.

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