Motus Octo

by Bouquet of Dead Crows

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about

Bouquet of Dead Crows return with their brand new album "Motus Octo".

The title (referring to the fact that there are eight tracks on the album), essentially means ‘eight movements’, or eight emotions.

Limited Edition Colour Vinyl Versions of the album plus T-Shirts and gig ticket are available at www.musicglue.com/bodc/shop

Bouquet of Dead Crows are;

Antoinette Cooper : Vocals
Neil Bruce : Guitars
Graeme Clarke : Bass
Andrew Coxall : Drums, Percussion, Trumpet, Synths & Keys, & Backing vocals

REVIEWS

......the quartet goes from the heavier waves of Alternative Metal to the charm of British Rock and the melancholy of Blues, extracting crisp and vibrant sounds from their instruments throughout the entire album, keeping us hooked on their music and always eager for more. THE HEADBANGING MOOSE

with their second full length and a fuller, more aggressive sound emerges, consolidating the tension between the hard rock of the music and Toni Cooper’s melodic vocals. The music takes on a much broader more orchestral sound, the riffs are heavier, the structures are more complex. The band have demonstrated a clear development of their sound in this release. AURAL DELIGHTS

It's a big step forward from the debut. The songs on the debut were great, but on Motus Octo they seem to be finding their own sound as well, which I think is down to pushing the boundaries and adding more depth to the songs, especially the longer ones. The guitar sound is wonderful as ever, but with added changes in tone and tempo- everything from almost pastoral picking to brutal riffing. There's a denseness and, dare I say, darkness to the sound at times (even to the song titles) which, to these hairy ears, had hints of Sabbath and Soundgarden in their pomp. Which is obviously a very good thing. There's a real depth, swagger and power to the rhythm section which adds to this and Toni's singing is a revelation. She's not just singing, but owning these songs, with a super confident, strident and sometimes edgy delivery which left my hairs (metaphorically speaking of course) standing on the back of my neck. DAVE HAMMOND, CAMBRIDGE 105

VIDEOS

The Devil's In The Detail - youtu.be/lLUL7aPotqc
Incessant Desire - youtu.be/a7nQs4XZDf8
Band Interview - youtu.be/D_U0FEtdlO4

credits

released November 23, 2018

Faultlines - Lyric : Cooper / Music : Bruce, Clarke
The Devil's In The Detail - Lyric : Bruce, Cooper / Music Bruce
No Tomorrow - Lyric: Clarke / Music Clarke, Bruce
Slow Motion Ghosts - Lyric & Music Bruce
Fragments (Black Hole Eyes) - Lyric : Bruce, Cooper / Music: Bruce
Cold Inside - Lyric : Cooper / Music: Bruce, Clarke
Incessant Desire - Lyric : Cooper / Music: Bruce
Undone - Lyric : Cooper / Music: Bruce

Extra vocals on Cold Inside By Jethro Steel

Recorded and Produced By Neil Haynes at the Parlour www.parlourstudios.co.uk

Artwork by Stewart Harris stewartharrisdesigns.myportfolio.com

Band Photography by Stuart Isteed www.facebook.com/stuartIsteedphotography/

Vinyl mastered by Color Sound Studio, Paris www.colorsoundstudio.com/mastering-studio-paris.html

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Track Name: Faultlines
Maybe it's time to fly away
Just for a little while
And some day I will return again

Just trust me now please
I don't mean to hurt you
This is not quite goodbye

Your tears // will wash // over me
Maybe // my heart // is numb // & empty

Maybe it's time to fly away
Just for a little while
And some day I will return again

Just trust me now please
I don't mean to hurt you
This is not quite goodbye

Your tears // will wash // over me
Maybe // my heart // is numb // & empty

No light escapes
Life null and void
No one to hear your prayers

An endless night
No dreams to share
The void engulfs like a vacuum...like a vacuum

Your tears // will wash //over me
Maybe // my heart // is numb &...
Your tears // will wash // over me
Maybe // my heart // is numb & empty
Track Name: The Devil's In The Detail
Is this transitory or is this a sign
Are things unravelling by design
The road ahead looks clear
but the route is never simple

I guess...
The devil's in the detail
Oh oh whoa oh oh
And this is just the latest hell
Oh oh whoa oh oh

Is it time to call it a day?
Everything always ends anyway
Situations change but the problem remains the same

I guess...
The devil's in the detail
Oh oh whoa oh oh
And this is just the latest hell
Oh oh whoa oh oh

Waiting for another chance to
Turn the clocks back again
Again!

I guess...
The devil's in the detail
I guess the devil's in the detail
Oh oh whoa oh oh
And this is just the latest hell
Oh oh whoa oh oh

I think our ship has finally sailed
Track Name: No Tomorrow
A whisper in my head telling me to rise again
I’ve already wasted my tomorrows

Can you feel can I heal
hen my fingers are just bones
I know I’ve wasted my tomorrow

No answer to my cry now, mute, to live in pain
As I dismember beneath the cold and mud soaked rain
A metal cross to bear engraved with living sin
As I dismember without a soul and this voice within

The dirt that lies in my chest is laced with the price of hate
But I have no anger left to give
Can I call? Can you fall?
When life lingers as just words
On lips that have tasted no tomorrow

No answer to my cry now, mute, to live in pain
As I dismember beneath the cold and mud soaked rain
A metal cross to bear engraved with living sin
As I dismember without a soul, and this voice within

A whisper in my head telling me to rise again
I know I’ve wasted my tomorrow…
No answer to my cry now, mute, to live in pain
As I dismember beneath the cold and mud soaked rain

A metal cross to bear engraved with living sin
As I dismember without a soul, and this voice within
Track Name: Slow Motion Ghosts
You slowly drift away
As I float in on the ether
Melodrama starts to fade
As I fall a little deeper
The nights are so cold when you're alone

Time passes by so slowly
I sigh
The need to belong somewhere
I cry, I cry

I take a look inside
All the corridors of my mind
Seeking an open door
To a place I've not been before
The nights are so cold when you're alone

Time passes by so slowly
I sigh
The need to belong somewhere
I cry, I cry
I cry
I cry
I cry
Time passes by so slowly
I sigh
The need to belong somewhere
I cry, I cry
I cry!
Track Name: Fragments (Black Hole Eyes)
Fragments of nonsense
stream through my subconscious
but my dreams are empty
just like my soul

In & out of phase yet visceral
Falling in the darkness
No light will fill these skies
I'm suffocating in your Black Hole Eyes

Hey!

In purgatory
and the future seems so bleak and though I can't cry
I'm not dead behind those eyes
In & out of phase, still visceral

Falling in the darkness
No light will fill these skies
I'm suffocating in your Black Hole Eyes

Falling in the darkness
No light will fill these skies
I'm suffocating in your Black Hole Eyes
Uh oh uh uh ooh oh
Uh oh uh uh ooh oh
Track Name: Cold Inside
Frighten them all and make them cry
Does it make you proud?
A lifetime of bullying, justifying the sin…

Has left you cold inside
Chipping away at your soul
Leaving a dead mind

I see your face you cannot hide how dare you look into our eyes
Mocking so many, destroying so much
Do you see beauty?

Consumed by resentment, driven by hate
Your pedestal of truth
Has entirely been

Decayed by all the lies
I see your face you cannot hide how dare you look into our eyes
Every cut eventually heals, the scars are badges of strength

A plague does not triumph because the antidote never dies
How can you look in their eyes and cause them so much harm?
Is the world really that grey?

A special place is saved for those who cause such pain!
…has left you cold inside

Chipping away at your soul
Leaving a dead mind
That won’t let you go
We’re all cold inside

I see your face you cannot hide how dare you look into our eyes
Chipping away ch ch chipping
Away

Chipping away ch ch chipping away at your soul.
Chipping away ch ch chipping away
Chipping away ch ch chipping away at your soul

Chipping away ch ch chipping away
Chipping away ch ch chipping away at your soul
La la la la laaaaaaa
La la la la laaaaaaa
Track Name: Incessant Desire
You’ve got me good, all wrapped up
Wound up tight, and all figured out
But tides do turn, and seasons change

Ending the term that’s come of age
Incessant desire it drives us
I can see the whites of your eyes

Oh oh yeah yeah yeah

Line them up and try again
Take your time it’s worth the chase
Alluring fun is what you need

Tell me I’m wrong, I’ll make you see
Incessant desire it drives us
I can see the whites of your eyes

Oh oh yeah yeah yeah

Incessant desire
it drives us wild
It drives us wild

I can see the whites of your eyes
It drives us wild
It drives us wild

Wild!
Track Name: Undone
The message pours down awaiting a response
Calling for a reason but the rhymes all abscond

Looking for direction, they just watch and wait
Teach them something simple like how to walk away

The pressure can be too much, life hateful for the young
Caught by the devils within nowhere left to hide

Turmoil taints years we completely sympathise
But how can you be mad at the world when you won’t try?

Love & hate are but one
Completely free and undone

A lesson learned is a priceless task
Don’t ignore the simple things they have no cost

Too many regrets and ‘I didn’t mean tos’
Will decay us all from the inside
Love & hate are but one
Completely free and undone

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