Fractal Altar

by Snail

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Madhias Such a great album, relaxing but at the same point cool, hard to decide a favorite track – all of them great! Favorite track: Hold On.
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Jeff Richards I waited so long for the follow up to Feral and the band did not disappoint with Fractal Altar. Fuzzy guitars, dreamy melodies, back masking, and psychedelic efx dominate this record. Highly recommended as part of a healthy magic mushroom excursion. Favorite track: When The Tree Spoke.
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Cheeseburger Great sound on this album. Play it loud! Favorite track: Hold On.
Ale Aquino
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Ale Aquino Like poetry, but written with fuzzy riffs instead of ink. Snail's sound never ceases to amaze me, but the songwriting skills on this album might be their best and most sophisticated so far. Favorite track: The False Lack.
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Suit up, pull up your boots We’re going so high Maps drawn, compass in tune To the other side Three gifts we apprehend Fate bringing treasure Now I give this to you Sacred elixir CH Far out, we’re on a mission from god! Face drawn, real gone, needle-teeth gnashing morose Shaman, he wages battle alone Symbol, spaceman, pattern-things matching echoes Now we’re stars in new space Floating untethered States that we have attained The stateless endeavor Tumble back to the ground Falling from heaven Sharing knowledge we lived With those who can hear it
I’ve got nothing left for you There’s nothing left to say no need to bother. I’ve heard it all before and yet Your head explodes with paranoid libel Boredom is the enemy it seems. Blame projected; it’s your fault is screams, it screams it’s true CHORUS There’s nothing left for you It’s scorched earth, except for my pride It’s not hard to see There’s no soul in your dead eyes There’s nothing left for you Your words like birds they fly away It’s what you do that we wake to tomorrow Your majesty is killing me You’ll be the one to beg and steal and borrow The jester that refused to sing is scary Who’ll be the fool when you are dead and buried? Fools carry the tune CHORUS I’ve got nothing left for you. You’re hollow with no rich and creamy center Attention is no substitute Your soul’s infected it’s begun to fester The magistrate with furrowed brow is seething We’ll rise above we’re fearless now and beaming. CHORUS
Not Two 03:49
Are we beautiful? Are we immutable? Can we know, or is wisdom unattainable? Maybe we can say it... Can’t be overstanded Is a question really silent entropy? No arbitrary ‘peace’ or ‘light’ We’re going down to the devil Our fallacies will sleep tonight Come and sit at my table Sinners and gurus Monstrous and beautiful Maxims and fiction Shadows and heros Bring your appetites And we’ll devour each other The moon implies the sun at night Just like a face in a mirror Those faces change into a mask Now let’s forget ourselves... Pleasure and suffering Love and compassion Seeking and lonely Shadows and heros They all get high alright And get a glimpse of the sun
Hold On 03:08
Sometimes I feel like breaking This spinning wheel is letting go I’m at the brink and shaking Full bore and keel still getting low Hold on Gotta hold on We’ve raped the world-it’s baking The fuse is lit when will it blow? So close my knees are quaking Push down my fear can’t let it show Hold on Gotta hold on (2x) Bread crumbs leave a trail to nothing This cave is sealed, cannot get out Suffocate or swim to safety Wake up, wake up the shaman shouts: “Mad Max is a goddamn Nazi Fat Albert fucked your sister too That world you knew has ended Ride it out now babe, it’s up to you.” Hold on Gotta hold on (2x)
Moon, you are a phantom Moon, turn face away Crossing my sky in your shroud Chemtrails are raining Days that are left to endure Snug in your broken confused Face, sullen I borrow Dance, faithful can pray Adorned in small footsteps so cold Beating deaf rhythms Outsider drinking it deep Grasping for ashes, fade...fade again CH And you’re calling her And you’re falling in Is she dropping you? Fearful leaving us Are you seeing her, are you seeing YOU Just like Genesis, pandrogyne in me
Let’s start” Fall in Half to start Bhang grail fill Statue hides Soft skin Feral, mine Glowing, thin CH Grateful laughter Elephant swimming Cubenzi truffles Shiva, we’re willing Tesselation Rendered in vision Vision of union Vishnu is breathing Tree outside Tree within Coincide Gracious eye
It’s getting hard to pretend To feel everyday I’ve got something I’d like to share You won’t hear anyway Draining white Bask in light Draining white Vast Insight It’s so easy to extend The dream isn’t real Heart pumps, eyes jump, there’s no end The fear goes away Fight or flight Vast insight Draining white Bask in light Teeth bared, death dared and scared Is this me anymore? Let go, death’s blow, there’s no end Time to see and go my way Draining white Bask in light Now is love All is now
Old smoke cathedral Faint gnostic bell compelling The chosen winters Unconsciously retelling Along the way you know, and afterwards discover There’s no observer here without an observation Her clock-face frozen She smashes through her altar As shattered pieces Themselves become new altars The smoke turned solid in the room All sound was trapped, our vision dim A table strewn with precious sins Protect us from advancing gloom He cleans the glass with alcohol The spirits will evaporate The moth we saved clings to the wall He’s grateful for the slight delay When cobalt bottles crack and wear Our mended breaks go on display Old scars, their vengeance should forget Their hammers made us truly great CH And now you discover Fate somehow around We know it’s conclusion Gray clouds in a shroud


"Fractal Altar" picks up where their last LP “Feral” left off — heavy, fuzzy melodic tunes with floating harmonies and lyrics that explore both inner and outer space. But this time, the band comes recharged and rejuvenated, enthusiastically triumphing over their dark side and reveling in their power trio roots.


released April 30, 2021

Recorded by Matt Lynch at All Welcome Records, Inglewood, CA.
Mark Johnson’s additional vocals and guitars engineered by Jennifer Hendrix-Johnson at home in Seattle.
Mixed and mastered by Matt Lynch at Mysterious Mammal Recording.
Produced by Matt Lynch and Mark Johnson. Backmasked guitar on “Fractal Altar” by Ed Mundell.
Cover art by Seldon Hunt. Back cover art by Ella Lynch. Graphic design by Matt Lynch.
All songs by Mark Johnson except “Nothing Left for You,” “Draining White,” and “Hold On” by Matt Lynch. ©2021


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