Peripety

by Kardashev

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"The closest comparison or evident influence to the band’s sound would actually be to Cynic and/or The Contortionist, and while that influences certainly do not show in the band’s necessary breakdowns and tech riffs, it is clear in the melodic moments."
- www.Prog-sphere.com

"When it comes to progressive or ambient death metal, I admit—I’m often skeptical of hour-or-more albums that are either monotonous and dull or dense and overstuffed with content. Kardashev put those fears of mine to bed before “Sopor” was finished."
- www.New-Transcendence.com

"Going by this record alone, Kardashev can seriously give the likes of Fallujah a run for their money. As debut albums go, Peripety is probably one of the best I’ve heard in recent years; the perfect amalgamation of cut throat fury, delicate intricacy and vast soundscapes that’ll please everyone, no matter where your tastes lie. It’s a fulfilling journey that’ll both destroy and enlighten you at the same time."
- www.themonolith.com

"Anybody who’s been wanting more metal in the vein of Fallujah’s The Flesh Prevails or Aegaeon’s fantastic 2011 release Dissension, look no further. You’ve found the perfect thing to satisfy that spacey craving with Peripety."
- www.HeavyBlogisHeavy.com

"As one song flows into the next, Peripety will fly by before you even know it. Though quite different sonically, this album left a similar emotive effect on me as Panopticon's Autumn Eternal. I even put off listening to it so I could dedicate my entire focus to the experience. The wait was worth it, and the result highly rewarding."
- metaltrenches.com

"This is where I usually list the highlights of the record. In this case, the entire record is the highlight. DO NOT miss this album if you are a fan of technical death metal and insanely great musicianship."
- progarchy.com

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A culmination of efforts across two years has brought Kardashev to this point. They've done away with complexity and flashiness to take root in the beautiful and minimal. A turning of events... a Peripety.

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released October 30, 2015

Our heartfelt gratitude goes out to the SGR leadership, MiAH, James Martin, Rob Herndon, Luke Kolb, Grant and Debbie Moore, Alex Moore, and everyone that enjoys or shares our music.

Recorded and Edited by Nico Mirolla at Endless Gate Audio. (www.endlessgate.com)
Mixed and Mastered by MiAH at Sound Lair. (www.soundlair.com)
Artwork by Chris Gerlings.
Music by Kardashev (www.kardashevband.com)

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Kardashev is a Progressive Death Metal group focusing on the advancement of the human race through themes of technology, selflessness, love, and altruism. They've done away with complexity and flashiness to take root in the beautiful and minimal.

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Track Name: Sopor
I am temporary.
Seeded by progress,
formed by Intention.
I am temporary.
I question the assumption
that nothing exists.
Conscious thought-
infinite landscape of chemical reaction.
I am human...
conscious thought.
How could I?
How could I think this?
Track Name: Somnus
This is where all things are forgotten -
Craft of our hands feels nothing as
we fade away.
Meaninglessness -
the first creation.
In every action, in every breath,
strength of illusion.

Torn in two -
the sky breaks like a seed
spreading its blueprint on the Earth.
All things beyond the man-made
culminate and fall...
Passionate. Intentional.
Assault your lungs with the greatest of all war cries -
We are! We exist!

I, The offset -
the only word we know.
Light, alignment -
a truth that can be known.

Veil held across the sun,
only we can burn you!

This is when all things can be sacred -
held to fire.
Removal of all that we know.

Torn in two -
the sky breaks like a seed
spreading its blueprint on the Earth.
All things beyond the man-made
culminate and fall...
Passionate. Intentional.
Assault your lungs with the greatest of all war cries -
We are! We exist!
Track Name: Somnium
Intentional omission.
Quiet, fertile ground.
unfinished thought...
hovering word -
rising up from the Earth.

Steps with no echo.
Breath heard by no one.

Wake up!
Waking!

Dried dirt and grit in our teeth.
cracks in the mud on our hands.
Breathing out the dust in our lungs -
unity without a sound.
until the light takes us,
until the dawn...
bleary eyes that see the sun -
unity without a sound.
We step, and the clouds move!

What place is this?
Should, and should not -
swaying field of convention.
Knowing and doing simply to choose.

Follow!
Fall!
Stand!
Track Name: Lucido
Be still and at peace!

What is the equation of this?
What is the sum of all parts?
Here, all things grow on their own.
Earliest of mornings -
awareness before birth.

It was there -
in my dreaming...
pressed tot he ground.
Every law, and all I had felt
dissolved into sound.

Now I have come to know
that all of this is meaningless
as I fall deeper into love,
waking from this slumber.
Track Name: Umbra
I
Once had
Conscious thought.
Are these landscapes
truly infinite?

Who am I,
but an eclipse of the sunlight?
Who am I
but an eclipse?
Track Name: Conscium
Thrown into the wind to create.
Held under the dirt for seven days.
Nothing is hastened,
all things are done.

O, evening to morning!

"Then come to me in bright defile,
where judgement day is not a thing
that can be delayed for overlong." *

Silence at Dawn.
Everything in its place.
Slow moving tides reflect cinnabar skies.
The Earth is beautiful and one day
I shall die.

I'll step into forever,
where the edge is gone.
The Earth unseeded -
The sun sets upon nowhere.
Beauty as emptiness?
Oh, what will I do with such
beauty as emptiness?

And now in light, and in knowledge of this...
what must I do?
what must be done?

Millions of embers have gone out
behind my back.
Four hundred billion more
stare at me from the dull horizon.
Where do I stand?
What claim to make?
So I will let the scales fall
from my eyes -
for here in this light I am speechless!

Who am I to speak of morality?
Track Name: Lux
Wake!
This is silence and silence is still!
Blossomed fist! O, Altruist!
I am immortal. I am Dead.
I have everything. I have nothing.
I am immortal. I am Dead.
I have everything. I have nothing at all.
Nothing at all.

At each core, soft approximation.
delicate abstraction.
Function and Form.
So maintained -
Ceasing acquisition.
True manifestation as I become dust.

Great reversal!
This - a fleeting formation of matter!
Self defined!

We are immortal. We are dead.
We have everything. We have nothing.
We are immortal. We are dead.
We have everything. We have nothing at all.
Nothing at all.

Yet now my eyes on a darkened mirror -
seeing everything in part.

We are awake!

Millions stare back! All of our kind!
We will know each other as we are known!