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MODERN CULTS

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FLESH MECHANIC Holygram take the basic idea of post-punk and elevate it to the next level. You have your standard audible bass guitar, hypnotic drum beats, soaring leads and lighter-than-air vocals, but everything sounds so different from the other bands. If you're looking for an album full of anthems, Modern Cults is that album, and I guarantee Holygram will be an unique experience for you. Favorite track: Still There.
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Christian Schaefer Featured this album on the fiftieth issue of RULE of THREE (bit.ly/RULEofTHREEbc). Some tracks seem to fly from the first note and A Faction by Hologram is one of them - wonderful guitars and uplifting synths pull you into the night. Distant lights passing you by while you loose yourself in the melancholy of tears on your face mixed with a huge smile of comfort. When the chorus lands and the whole track elevates once more you just have to close your eyes and spread your arms and let yourself go. Favorite track: A Faction.
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biberto68 great post-punk album. A must have .
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released November 9, 2018

Written, performed and recorded by Holygram at Amen Studios, Cologne
Produced by Maurizio Baggio and Holygram
Mixed and mastered by Maurizio Baggio at La Distilleria, Bassano del Grappa
Additional Engineering by Nima Davari

Cover Photo by Ville Andersson

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HOLYGRAM Cologne, Germany

Music for the lost: HOLYGRAM blends post-punk and new wave with Krautrock and shoegaze elements into a headstrong, multi- layered and thoroughly contemporary homage to the sound of the 80s, including a resolute look to the future: driving, dark and catchy. ... more

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Track Name: Modern Cults
Watch
The city lights
From your window
You’re just a child

No
More compromise
Throw your life away
And feel alive

Lose yourself
In modern cults
You know it’s been a wrong decision
Lose yourself
In modern cults
You know it’s part of your religion
Your religion

Stand
At the gates
Moving lips to breath
Your secret name

No
More sleep tonight
Feel the pain
And drown it deep inside

Lose yourself
In modern cults
You know it’s been a wrong decision
Lose yourself
In modern cults
You know it’s part of your religion
Your religion

Lose yourself...

Lose yourself
In modern cults...
Track Name: A Faction
The sea drowns out
The siren’s song
Our bodies bend
Like giant prawns

The things you feel
The things you say
Better keep
Them locked away

Bow your head
Try to speak
The mirror cracked
Beneath our feet

Is it real?
A faction
Affect and disagree
A faction
A faction
Between you and me...

The sea drowns out
The siren’s song
Our bodies bend
Like giant prawns

The things you feel
The things you say
Better keep
Them locked away

Is it real?
A faction
Affect and disagree A faction
A faction
Between you and me...
Track Name: Signals
Talk to me
Behind a wall
Kiss and live
Without a past
Where’s the sense in all of it?
Coz you and I
We live in the past
We live in the past

Sometimes when I close my eyes
I see you walk away
And everytime the sun comes up
The feeling is the same...

When we are
Talking high
I will fall
Into despair
Where’s the sense in all of it?
Coz you and I

Sometimes when I close my eyes
I see you walk away
And everytime the sun comes up
The feeling is the same...

And every night you make me feel so strange
And every day I still can feel the pain...

Coz
Sometimes when I close my eyes
I see you walk away
And everytime the sun comes up
The feeling is the same...
Track Name: Hideaway
You sell a world you made of clay
You don’t know why you feel alive
And now the days fall into sorrow
And all the cities set alight

No more hideaway...

You save a life to sympathize
Go save a light inside your pain
We don’t know the city no more
And all the people are insane

No more hideaway...

You sell a world you made of clay
You don’t know why you feel alive
And now the days fall into sorrow
And all the cities set alight

No more hideaway

No, I can’t see you, well...

No more...
Track Name: Still There
I saw you there
We started walking in lines
The sea was wild
It left a taste in my mouth
And I don’t know why
We started falling apart
So ease my mind
With your dystopian hands
And I’m still there

And I don’t know why
We started falling apart
I saw you change
In our dandelion grave
And I’m still there
I’m still there…

I saw you there
We started walking in lines
The sea was wild
It left a taste in my mouth
And I’m still there
Standing there
You started walking away

I saw you
You started walking away
The sea was wild
Track Name: Odd Neighbourhood
Hanging like a sleeping swing
Under dead channel skies
It’s a place where no one sleeps
& there’s a boy who lives next door
He dances with a headless girl
It’s the weirdest fashion show
Distant voices from the sink
I often feel I’m losing it
Shadow kissing in the park
I sometimes wish you stayed with me

It’s a cold odd neighbourhood...

When I see you walking home
Humming make-out city blues
Do you sometimes think of me?
& time’s a friend to all who try
And disappear inside a song
That no one dares to sing
Did it hurt you when we fought?
Did it please you when we fucked?
Make the devil pay your debts
A charming man with metallic hair

It’s a cold odd neighbourhood...

Cold
Odd
Neighbourhood...
Track Name: She's Like The Sun
She burns like fire
Her skin is cold as knives
Forbidden secrets
Her lips taste sweet like lies
The more you hide
Safe and sound
Walk in fire
Love unbound

She’s like the sun
Far away...

She catches colours
She is humming as she turns
Magnifying glass
Unwritten stories burned
The more you hide
Safe and sound
Walk in fire
Love unbound

She’s like the sun
Far away...

She’s like the sun...
Track Name: Distant Light
The light begins to fade
Behold the rise of walls

I watch our children dream
So young and yet so far

The picture disappears
Our future like a hole

A different shade of us
A word is just

A distant light...
Track Name: 1997
A man is standing still
At the corner of our street
Children playing games
To the rhythm of a beat
Do you remember?
There’s a place we used to go
But things have changed
Since you left
Since you turned

Away
Away
Another way
Another way...

Does it hurt you when
We see each other dance?
With a stranger
Well, I can hardly tell
I sometimes wonder
Was there things we could have said
But things have changed
Since you left
Since you turned

Away
Away
Another way
Another way...

Look away
Look away
Look away
In silence...

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