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by The Dharma Violets

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Justin K. Day I love this album. Cool alternative feel. Smooth and nice on the ears. Some of my favorite chill music. I featured the track "High Resolution" on my show Random Transmissions Episode 6. The song was a resounding hit! It really fit the feel of the show. Favorite track: High Resolution.
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Rich vocal harmonies and thoughtful lyricism blended with swirling guitars, spacey synth textures, hypnotic drones and soundscapes set to driving melodic bass hooks over energetic, rock-inspired grooves.

All songs written, performed and produced by The Dharma Violets.

The Dharma Violets are;

Nathan Hazell (Vocals, Guitars), Alun Jones (Guitars, Noisemaking), Stu Laws (Bass), John Holland (Keys, Synths, Piano), and Tobias O'Reilly (Drums).

Special Thanks to Rich Hopkin (Trumpet on High Resolution + Take a Look from the Inside) and John Lawrence (cosmic snapshot).

Recorded at Cwmpiban Barn, Rhulen, Cardiff Sound Studio and Musicroomz, Cardiff.

Mastered by Gethin John at Hafod mastering.

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released August 3, 2015

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The Dharma Violets are a Cardiff based psych/indie/rock band blending rich vocal harmonies and thoughtful lyricism with swirling guitars, spacey synth textures, hypnotic drones and soundscapes set to driving melodic bass hooks over energetic, rock-inspired grooves. ... more

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Track Name: Hypnotonic Wave
Come for a while,
Sleepy head, rest your eyes,
When the day sees you right,
Got it made, here comes the night.

Drift away for a time,
Lift your soul, come as you find,
The winding path that leads you on,
Glide on through, wind you along.

Hypnotonic wave,
Drifting out of range,
Hypnosonic rave,
In the sea of change.

Dream for a while,
Leave yourself to visualise,
A white light you're letting in,
Breathe it out and let it sing.

And it may be for some time,
What it takes to realign,
Feel awake, the body sleeping,
In transition, into the deep.

Hypnotonic wave,
Far out, on the way,
Hypnophonic wave,
In the sea of change.

Hypnotonic wave,
In the sea of change,
Hypnosonic wave,
Hypnotonic wave.
Track Name: Take a Look from the Inside
Take a look from the inside,
I can see a way out,
And the moments I have tried,
To the point of breakout.

I've been letting my senses,
Run away with the flow,
And it shatters defences,
Where to nobody knows.

And if you just say when,
We can do it all again,
What's the worry?
With the right head set,
With no regrets,
There's no worry.

It's been a long time coming,
Guess it's long overdue,
Changing nothing to something,
Like a bolt from the blue.

I've been dancing on fire,
Raising up the belief,
By the will of desire,
By the skin of my teeth.

And if you just say where,
We can do without a care,
What's the hurry?
If it's time well spent,
And it's evident,
There's no worry.

Listen in to the outside,
I can see a way in,
Life is something you can't hide,
You let the memory swim.

I've been taking a venture,
Doing all that's undone,
On to further adventures,
The journey's only begun.

Take a look from the inside...
Track Name: Butterfly in a Hurricane
Whatever the forecast,
When the chances are slim,
Before a change in the pressure,
It was tranquil until.

Adverse conditions,
Pulling deep from inside,
A shower of strength,
That even logic defies.

Stranger things have happened,
Why however it still flew,
There's no explanation,
On how it got through.

Odds against, face the strain,
Butterfly in a hurricane,
Odds against, all hope remains,
Butterfly in a hurricane.

Whatever the weather,
Maybe a lucky escape,
When all hands are pointing,
The fickle finger of fate.

Paper thin wings,
Into an eye of a storm,
Showing no fear,
Just keeps on flying on and on.

Stranger things can happen,
It's no real surprise,
Still no indication,
On how it can fly.

Odds against we face the strain,
Like a butterfly in a hurricane.
Against the grain all hope remains,
For the butterfly in the hurricane.

Thunderclouds roll in again,
For the butterfly in a hurricane.
And if you say oh what became,
It fluttered by through wind and rain.

Odds against we face the strain,
Butterfly in a hurricane.
At odds again we face the strain,
Like a butterfly in a hurricane.

Lightning strikes with no restraint,
For the butterfly in a hurricane.
Some elements you cannot tame,
Butterfly raising the game.
Track Name: High Resolution
Knocking on the door of perception,
Open up the link to the fray,
I'm looking for a better connection,
Serving up the choice of the day.

Streaming in full high definition,
Vivid colours oh they flow like a dream,
Receiving all the random transmissions,
Staring at the bright shiny beam.

High resolution,
High resolution,
High resolution,
The view from here is crystal clear.

Walking through the door of convention,
So hard to keep your foot on the floor,
I'm tuning into some kind of station,
I've never seen the likes before.

Soaking up the waves from the backlight,
Shaking to the will and the way,
Try and spy a ray full of sunshine,
Splash some colours into your grey.

High resolution,
High resolution,
High resolution,
The view from here is crystal clear.

If you go chasing those rabbits in the headlights,
You'll wonder where the time has gone,
Don't pass or stand by,
Just take a look,
You'll be surprised,
How come it seemed to take you so long?

Kicking in the door of transition,
Wired to the memory frame,
I'm lining up the point of precision,
Go sailing back from where it came.

High resolution,
High resolution,
High resolution,
The view from here is crystal clear.
Track Name: Meet Me in the Shadows
Black out the darkness,
Breaking all I know,
Ride out the restless,
Until it's good to go.

All washed out and hung to dry,
Heed the warning sign,
All packed up and standing by,
To wind away the time.

Come meet me in the shadows,
Come meet me in the shadows,
You greet me in the shadows,
Come meet me in the shadows.

Break down the breakthrough,
Observing every side,
Way down the way to,
A full blown override.

All strung out and weary eyed,
Where I'm going to,
All worked up cut down to size,
With nothing left to lose.

Come meet me in the shadows,
Come meet me in the shadows,
You'll greet me in the shadows,
Come meet me in the shadows.

You'll meet me in the shadows,
Come greet me in the shadows,
Defeat me in the shadows,
Come meet me in the shadows.

Come meet me in the shadows,
Come greet me in the shadows,
You'll greet me in the shadows,
Come meet me in the shadows.

You'll meet me in the shadows,
Come greet me in the shadows,
Defeat me in the shadows,
Come meet me in the shadows.

In the shadows,
In the shadows.
Track Name: Awake for a Reason
I was only awake for a reason,
The reasons you have to believe,
So we all take a walk through the seasons,
The seasons they wind and they weave.

I was only asleep for a season,
The seasons they flow and retrieve,
And we all tend to talk of unreasons,
Unreason that screams disbelief.

I was only awake for a reason,
I was only awake for a reason,
I was only awake for a reason,
I was only awake,
Awake for a reason.

Flowing slowly away on occasion,
Occasions they come and they go,
Most will get lost in translation,
Translations we already know.

I was only awake for a reason,
I was only awake for a reason,
I was only awake for a reason,
I was only awake,
Awake for a reason.
Track Name: Lights On, Nobody Home
Is it hitting home?
The absent no reply.
All the pigs have flown,
No answer can't deny,
Has it come to what's intended,
No one home as was suggested.

Lights are on but there's nobody home,
Last known location's unknown,
Situation's vacant,
It's a hazy strewn malaise,
Lights are on but there's nobody home.

Will the penny fall?
Not active can't respond,
Stumble when you stall,
The outcome's way beyond,
Has it come to what's expected?
No one home you can't defend it.

Lights are on but there's nobody home,
Last known location's unknown,
Situation's vacant,
It's a hazy strewn malaise,
The lights are on but there's nobody home.

Is it all a misdirection?
Sleight of hand on close inspection.

The last known location's unknown,
Lights are on but there's nobody home,
The last known location's unknown,
Lights are on but there's nobody home.

Lights are on but there's nobody home,
Last known location's unknown.
Track Name: Onwards and Upwards
Facing the hillside,
Back to the wall,
Taking the first step,
A beckoning call.

Up to the hill climb,
Determined to try,
To kick start the notion,
Begin to apply.

And I think by now,
I should be heading on.

Onwards, upwards,
Onwards, upwards,
Onwards, upwards,
Onwards, upwards.

One thing's for certain,
The flame's on the rise,
It seems to be working,
No smoke without fire,
To muster the effort,
And shape the return,
It's not for the first time,
I've got more fuel to burn.

And I feel somehow,
We should be jetting on.

Onwards, upwards,
Onwards, upwards,
Onwards, upwards,
Onwards, upwards.

And I think by now,
We should be heading on,
And I think somehow,
We should be heading,

Onwards, upwards,
Onwards, upwards.
Track Name: As Far as the Eye Can See
Into the open,
Yet so far away,
A silence has spoken,
So I hear them say.

Sheer resistance,
There's just no telling how,
A leap to the distance,
It's not very far somehow.

As close to the edge as you can be,
Stretching as far as the eye can see,
As close to the edge as you can be,
Stretching as far as the eye can see.

Out on a threshold,
On the borderline,
The limits will unfold,
Mulling over time.

Sheer resilience,
You're out on the ledge by now,
A foot in the clearance,
You can't capture it somehow.

As close to the edge as you can be,
Stretching as far as the eye can see,
As close to the edge as you may be,
Stretching as far as the eye can see.

As close to the edge as you daily,
Stretching as far as the eye can see,
As close to the edge and I see thee,
Stretching as far as the eye can see.

As far as I can see,
As far as I can see,
As far as I can see,
As far as I can see.
Track Name: Haywire
Watching the both ends burn,
The fuse is long lit,
There's a short cut round the long way,
Gets you home for Monday.

And if you go with it,
It's easy to remember,
Slip up, let your hair down,
Wake up when you come round.

The pedal's got no brakes,
Acceleration's climbing,
When the space around you,
Keep your wits about you.

Go haywire,
Go haywire,
Go haywire,
Go haywire.

Push your limits up the dial,
It'll make it all worthwhile.

Go around the twist,
It's far more entertaining,
Good sense in the long run,
Dirt cheap, go make your own fun.

Whip it into shape,
The manifest is looming,
Hold on, it'll last for longer,
Chin up and build it stronger.

And if you catch the trail,
While out exploring,
It's a change from familiar four walls,
High diving into freefall.

Go haywire,
Go haywire,
Go haywire,
Go haywire.

The pressure's off so let off some steam,
Spin like a top in a dizzy scene.

Go haywire,
Go haywire,
Go haywire,
Go haywire.

Up the limits, jack the dial,
Only do coz there is no try.

So here it goes again,
It's worth repeating,
There is far more understanding,
In the way you landed.

Half way around the bend,
Gravitation's pulling,
One way for the better,
Deep in the epicentre.

It's no coincidence,
There's always a reason why,
It turns into escalation,
Lose all your inhibitions.

Go haywire,
Go haywire,
Go haywire,
Go haywire.

Check the gauges are in a whirl,
Second wind from the afterburn.

Go haywire,
Go haywire,
Go haywire,
Go haywire.

Push the limits, pressure's high,
Watch it rocket to the sky.
Track Name: Sky's the Limit
Hey,
There are no limits to the sky,
You can head on up,
So many ways out there to try,
It's what you need now,
There's nothing standing in your way,
It makes you see how,
Whatever happens come what may.

When you find yourself,
Lost along the way,
Keep your spirits high,
No limits to the sky.

Hey,
Count all the blessings in disguise,
Keep on looking up,
So many ways to get on by,
You're in the here now,
Standing nothing in the way,
It makes you feel how,
All things coming into play.

When you hide yourself,
Lost along the way,
Keep your head up high,
Send your limits to the sky.

When you lose yourself,
Found along the way,
Don't let a day go by,
No limits to the sky.

It felt so unequivocal,
I'm sure I heard the oracle singing,
She was singing.

If you find yourself,
Lost along the way,
Swing from low to high,
No limits to the sky.

When you lose yourself,
Find along the way,
No ending in sight,
No limits to the sky.
Track Name: Ride On
Take it easy,
Lift that weight off your shoulder,
Don't carry it round,
You might lose what you've found,
There'll be no looking back again.

Easy gently,
Be where the freedom of change is,
I think you should,
In fact I knew you would,
Go wander all the roads ahead.

If you talk with the tongue tied,
Ride on,
When you walk with the wild-eyed,
Ride on.

Shake it slowly,
Break that chain from the boulder,
It's been and gone,
And it won't take long,
The answer's only where and when.

More than likely,
You have the key to your cages,
But you can't deny,
It's the extra mile,
That keeps you pushing on again.

When you walk with the wild-eyed,
Ride on,
If you talk with the tongue tied,
Ride on.

Take it easy,
Ride on.