Gorgeous Veneration (demo)

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this album was written three years ago. it represents perhaps the darkest time in my life thus far and highlights part II of the degavolver series. the recording quality, equipment, and software used were the absolute bottom of the barrel and i always felt disheveled while listening back, but i've now come to appreciate what was a marvelous experience in turning through the pages to find something bright and new. gorgeous veneration was my attempt at audio cinema, so to speak, so the entire ninety minutes is really just one thematic arrangement telling a story along the way. i would love for you to download this album (for free) and give it a shot with a pair of headphones in a placid room. i've decided to close the door on revisiting it, so if you are listening or reading, please try to enjoy the undertones of what i always hoped to accomplish with music in 2012.

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released February 26, 2015

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Degavolver San Francisco, California

all music is written and recorded by pat savage!

this is a project that tells a story in two mediums. in a general sense, each song showcases a particular human condition. in the world i've created, each song highlights parts of the story. my goal, regardless of the listener's intent or preference, is to provide unique compositions of progressive rock. ... more

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Track Name: Dissension (demo)
what they could be will never be
will can't change me, i've become empty
all this matter, all their fault
so much chatter, such a cult

inside their prowess
quintessential breeds sneer eerily
proving fearful
mocking sour truths

growth will not slow, too bad you are
vengeance is my brand new shine
agree to go, i'll place you far
the world waves goodbye, gulls flap "hi"

inside their prowess
quintessential breeds sneer eerily
proving fearful
mocking sour truths

dissension is here, spiraling away from the clues

i would leave every life to die
every man to become defiled
every woman to starve
every child to choke
on the poison of my desires
Track Name: And Your Telescope (demo)
misty winds
discomfiting
all my sins
stuffed into tins

muffled wails
stooping sails
all their tales
leak water from pricks of the pins

how could you take back all i need?

these crests are procellous
these gulls cause annoyance
this boat's got me wondering
that's all i can do

and if i were to hold back
if i reserve my instincts
if i were to turn around
amends would be failed

how could you send me spiraling?

the court jest has finished his task
he hears the jingling bells rattling inside
the sinister cackle resonates through the mask
startled he is once the sero sea wraps his mind

but a clever mind won't dictate desires
sometimes the water won't put out the fire
let the pressure build, the pipes are bloody and fluid
it may soon be time to hire a new steward

sutures line his scalp
the jester rubs off his scepter
he winces at the whipping winds
the fool smiles, oh so clever

the valve releases, spewing her sanity
lack of patience paints a withered meadow
elegance negated by her illustrious fall
a face of torment cupped in her hands

when the waves bank on the bow
your mind shakes at your vows
when you think about her now
anger comes pouring out

compassion died at your hand
suffocated in your ruthless grasp
swelling vessels under your command
torment proves you the best at your craft

upwelling continues
the cold, dark bottom revealed
cryptic tides
swell in hopes of demise

violence is fleeting
reluctance is near
anxious shivers
erect every hair

once it all settles
you realize how little you care
Track Name: Mutism (demo)
a gem found in the hollows
fine-combed and draped in beauty
feel it press against your chest
as fingers form and intertwine

narrate your feelings
share them aloud
nebulous you are
never keeping me close

dissolving affection is our affliction
diluting our chances to lock in place
i would never reciprocate the agony
but it doesn't matter,
you mute my lust for others

rearrange that black stream of hair
while i revel in colored feathers infused
ravaged and scourged my body's become
and you don't realize what you've done

each word overanalyzed
eating away
lack of intent to entrench upon
all the pieces you won't share

a gem with no affection
that's your affliction
diluting our chances to lock in place
i would never reciprocate the agony
but it doesn't matter,
you mute my lust for others
Track Name: Arc From The Spark (demo)
trace the arc with your hand
try to keep it unplanned
make me feel indisposed
i won't tell a soul

attention's been captured
nothing can stop this blur
make me feel like you care
tell the truth if you dare

years could pass in this hall
i know we'd have a ball
make me feel our bright spark
more brilliant in the dark

lend your hand
what are you thinking?
we are not at fault

each part comes
what am i thinking?
eventually, we'll fault

relieving warmth
icy chills
shivering nerves
shocks my being
Track Name: Slower (demo)
if i just rest my eyes,
let the mourning subside,
squeeze out all the cries,
yet feel nothing but grime

the ibex shows me luck,
yet fortune hasn't quite struck
horns lead a violent buck
grabbing a vine in case i get stuck
in this vile swamp of muck

through all this pain i hold a grudge,
with all the loss i take the plunge,
in this massive trine of floods,
triple the chance of drowning my crutch,
wash away the grip of this judge,
saunter into a doom of sludge

no damnation compares to you,
the ghoul of filth

nothing compares to you,
the ghoul of filth
Track Name: Krystery (demo)
faulty return signified by my face in this haze

i've stumbled in this dirt,
been lost in this grid,
left souls no chance to blurt of the escape by this kid

gold and ashes dictate the world's sights,
quarniesque is the reason to fight
blades and eyes are filled with lies,
krystery is ignorant of my might

my scabbard misses the taste of steel,
but my blade is fixated on the taste of flesh,
stop sending signals of how you feel,
i have no desire for you to heal

gold and ashes dictate the world's sights,
quarniesque is the reason to fight
blades and eyes are filled with lies,
krystery is ignorant of my might

dawn will shroud the darkness you convey
sending a message with disdain,
you can't bring me down
Track Name: Red Tongue (demo)
caverns filled with fangs of frost,
putrid walls torn by claws of cause,
deceit runs wild in this land of loss

a thorn has poisoned my former self,
toxic spray beneath cicatrix,
i've risen anew with hatred overgrown

find the source and suck it dry,
free me of the sting i no longer desire,
pluck it from the caves under this mire

a dawn will soon arrive,
we will part
my ruin's contrived
in the rays of your grievous embark

this old rose bursts with fragrance of you
the day [of our parting] is no longer a loss
you've shown me how to avoid that stench

what little trust i had left,
now runs free like a pest,
but don't be satisfied just yet,
you've only burned my crest

watch the red tongues fade
watch until nothing remains
see the darkness
feel the horror
hear the stampede
taste your plasma
Track Name: Our Cowardice Was Flanked By Requirement (demo)
scorched earth and shattered bones
all was forfeit on this stage
rage has scattered hope on the ground
vicious cycles turn them away

woes were left torn on every stone,
triggered by an innumerable plague

petrified of finding something profound,
this was our fate

our cowardice was flanked by requirement
now we're left with your tattered remains
when she calls, we'll inflame
burn each bit of flesh
didn't i warn you?

acolytes find you in a motionless state
still a soul inside
fighting to breathe
through the gape
of your mouth
of your mouth's fright

when she calls, we'll inflame
burn each bit of flesh
didn't i warn you?
Track Name: Soothed By The Clap Of The Dead (demo)
uy mop j'caow fuz o jufi
duyrd bacdeds, lunept up

mrob ozoi, sucsycaf d'besad

uy mop j'caow fuz o jufi
duyrd bacdeds, lunept up

mrob ozoi, sucsycaf d'besad

duup apuyt, va zerr kuep sva c'visvl

sved ed pus uyc brotya
uy oca d'serr os hoyrs
sved ed vuz es zuc
ep sved caorl uh z'vucad

mrob ozoi, sucsycaf d'besad
duup apuyt, va zerr kuep sva c'visvl
mrob ozoi, sucsycaf d'besad
duup apuyt, va zerr kuep sva c'visvl

d'zuupaf ji sva suym uh vac vopf
duus'vaf ji sva mrob uh sva faof

mrob ozoi, sucsycaf d'besad
duup apuyt, va zerr kuep sva c'visvl
mrob ozoi, sucsycaf d'besad
duup apuyt, va zerr kuep sva c'visvl

falling oh so deep,
fading into sleep

losing sight of life,
memories drift and die

but in this final day,
i recall your face

i will find you soon,
this i promise you
Track Name: Eradicated (demo)
get in this hole
dig at the walls
don't bring my faults
into these depths
they've already left
left in these fields
a past i can't seal

live in this hole
decorate the walls
you'll slip and fall
each time you crawl
crawl like a child
you'll be defiled
i'll wear a smile

these roots nourish
all that's been lost
there is no salvaging
my hope to follow you
the sun will soon
be long forgotten
oh, how i long to see you one last time

the bottom's oh so close
keep losing more of my host
stiffness encumbers me
i've missed my chance to flee

the sun has fled
my wretched soul
there is no salvaging
my hope to find resolve
this is my last
night here for you
oh, how i long to see you one last time

and dark drowns out the light
in this moment i've died
drenched in the sap of life
this was my final strife

andrea is the reason why i've gone
scratch through the mist
find her face welcoming this
last goodbye

goodbye, my dear

if only i had seen through those eyes
those eyes that cried
each time i lied
lied to my pride
soon you will see
one day we'll be...