CR006 "Rotten Codex"

by BRUISED

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“With Rotten Codex, the long-gestating debut LP from nebulous Chicago post-punk outfit Bruised, we find the project codifying and ultimately transcending the thematic proclivities of their previous work. The surreal sing-song-shout vocalization, lyrical guitar interplay, muscular basslines, and higher-brow inclinations that made Bruised one of Chicago’s most admired contemporary punk projects are on full display here - as are a number of left-field additions to the band’s pallet. Bruised have manifested a beautifully realized rock record with Rotten Codex. Erudite, occasionally something akin to the esoteric, and always evocative, Rotten Codex moves and moves and moves. ”

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released May 15, 2019

Musicians: Vertin Alejandre, Eddie Gio Diaz, Tom Kenneally, Adam King, Macklin, Cesar Robles-Santacruz, Lizz Smith, Nico Valdez

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Track Name: Body Double
encima del otro, jalando la perilla
ardo como cuero que se quema bajo el sol
alas de oro y uñas que brillan, de marfil

al fondo del pozo, rompiendo mis rodillas
dedos torcidos, cubiertos de ceniza
encima del otro, mascando tu semilla
chillo, y chillo, y chillo, chillo, chillo

no tengas vergüenza, te invito al cenote
bautízame, ahógame con agua celestial
mira como queman y quemamos bajo el sol!
alas de oro y uñas que brillan de marfil
Track Name: No Neutral Architecture
stepping where the pavement splits
slick, desperate terrain
stepping where the pavement splits
what's been tethered must descend
stacking links on reddened skin
and a hanging chain indifference
stepping where the pavement splits
will I see it again?

hunched out on the corner, I watched them gut it
dark entrails squeezed out from the brick
wrapped around a scaffold, I waver like the braces
fabric twisting in the wind
mounds of fingers feeling around
stacking links on reddened skin
and a hanging chain indifference
Track Name: Rubble Shrine
where do men go to unwind?
they’re kneeling at a rubble shrine
where do they spend all their time?
they’re shifting, sobbing in a line

drag my skin against uncanny monuments
(through muted halls)
cleaned myself right out, but devoured all I took
so I took, and I took

where do men go to unwind?
they’re pressed against a rubber shrine
where do they spend all their time
they’re squatting, jeering in a line
where do men go to unwind?
Track Name: Psychic Stain
mapping out distorted thoughts
no time to watch the leaves turn and fall
no time to watch developments sprawl
shuffling, waiting for a signal in the dark
watch for a shadow of a figure in a park
waiting for a signal in the dark
lying low, clench loose grass

wiping the psychic stains

and I love the pain technology brings
but I hate the putrid order of things
and I am looking for an answer in the dark
looking for an answer in the dark

wiping the psychic stains
Track Name: Exotic Backdrop
silver thorns protrude from every side
stimulation’s waiting for you
multitudes start turning towards you
a tide is sagging underneath my eyes
vacant pleasure invites pain

eating from a filthy palm, unfurled
licking marble digits clean
the richest veining that I’ve seen
a tide is sagging underneath my eyes
vacant pleasure invites pain
feed my weary mouth again
Track Name: Satisfying Texture
I was a 3-headed, six-legged hound
faces pressed against the ground
following a new, inviting scent
hunting for a satisfying texture

500 dollars, stone slab to sleep in
let my used flesh be your shining beacon
465 to keep one unprofitable dream alive

things fall apart, the center cannot hold
Track Name: (Beneath A) Heap of Glass
tossing, turning
beneath a heap of glass
pushing fingers through debris
out by an underpass

what will tomorrow bring?
pinned to a vapid dream

tossing, turning
wipe off the marquetry
dwelling on a plain technique
while the world moves on around me, without me

what will tomorrow bring? pinned to a vapid dream
Track Name: Throbbing Palm
circling the stems unseen
I watched them gut it, heard it bleed
I gnashed at every shoot and leaf
I stripped my sockets of their teeth

walk wild perimiters
assessing the value, keeping a distance
and when the fruit is ripe
detach it with a knife

stumbled in a frigid trance
curved my body, then straightened like steel
curved my body, then corroded like steel
corroded like steel
Track Name: Birds of Paradise
rope of flowers will rest around my neck
compulsive repetition
sifting through a glowing wreckage

if it's discarded, there'll be nothing to neglect
and nothing to protect except the grief that has been kept
tugging at an arrow of disease
this poison wound will cease to bleed
convulsing paradise

compulsive repetition,
no peace, no deeper vision

dripping down the railing, watch it dry
mashing up the orchids for the flies

tying what's been severed
Track Name: Ceramic Dish
thousand grinning faces, twisting with derision
I bend my body backwards, it's my decision

reading from a rotten codex in the trenches

tu vida artificial no me fascina
mire con atencion las sombras bellas, serpentinas
tu vida artificial no me fascina
no me fascinas

reading from a rotten codex in the trenches

knots in the ore
slithering through fences
who slides the belt towards unbearable tensions?