Digital Lies (Extended)

Digital Lies (Extended Mix) is a hand-numbered, strictly limited to 250 copies 12″ vinyl release, remixed in the spirit of 80s 12″ mixes, with artwork to match. This is the digital download version of the record.

Side A is the extended mix of Digital Lies, the title track from the 2013 album of the same name. This extended mix has nearly three minutes of extra material, remixed from the original master sessions. Hear the song in an entirely new way!

Side B has the original album version of Digital Lies, as well as a Movie Mix of the epic album closer Battle Of Venarium. This mix takes out all of the drums and guitars and focuses on all of the epic orchestral elements of the song.

Released October 1, 2013

Produced by Lord Tim

Musicians that appeared on this album:

LT – Lead Vocals, Guitars, Keyboards
Andy Dowling – Bass, Backing Vocals
Mark Furtner – Guitars, Backing Vocals
Damian Costas – Drums, Backing Vocals

Special Guests:

Jack Fairweather – Voice Actor: Evil Doctor (Incipio, Digital Lies)
Luke Reeves – Voice Actor: Narrator (Battle Of Venarium)

Videos from this release

LYRICS and LINER NOTES

Digital Lies (Extended Mix)

Utopian dream or so they say
The world has changed
Tomorrow is today
Our lives enriched, enhanced
Nature obsolete
Fibre optic data stream
The only path we seek

Strapped down, alone, the table cold
I fear my fate
Around me tools and cables coiled
My forced “upgrade”
Stripped of my will and freedom sold
Skin ripped away
Augmented flesh and bone
Now taking shape

So come follow me
I’ll show you eternity
We’ll reach for the morning sky
Tomorrow is yours and mine
So come follow me
And live out your wildest dreams
A digital life arrived
A cybernetic future world, it’s time

Dystopian life is here to stay
Pushed too far ahead
Mankind lost their way
Our lives betrayed, replaced
Humanity obsolete
Crying tears of ohs and ones
And artificial screams

Cold steel and laser beams
Dismember limb from limb
My captors work and smile
With mirthless, heartless grins
A child of Frankenstein
Not man and not machine
Scheming sweet revenge
The likes before unseen

SOLO: MARK / LT


Liner Notes: LT: “I’ve always loved extended mixes, even as far back when I was a teenager buying my first Duran Duran record. It’s long been a goal of mine to not only release an extended version of one of our songs, but actually do it on 12″ vinyl, which is exactly what we did. This remix is one of my favourite tracks from the Digital Lies sessions.”

Words/Music: T. Grose

Digital Lies (Album Version)

Utopian dream or so they say
The world has changed
Tomorrow is today
Our lives enriched, enhanced
Nature obsolete
Fibre optic data stream
The only path we seek

Strapped down, alone, the table cold
I fear my fate
Around me tools and cables coiled
My forced “upgrade”
Stripped of my will and freedom sold
Skin ripped away
Augmented flesh and bone
Now taking shape

So come follow me
I’ll show you eternity
We’ll reach for the morning sky
Tomorrow is yours and mine
So come follow me
And live out your wildest dreams
A digital life arrived
A cybernetic future world, it’s time

Dystopian life is here to stay
Pushed too far ahead
Mankind lost their way
Our lives betrayed, replaced
Humanity obsolete
Crying tears of ohs and ones
And artificial screams

Cold steel and laser beams
Dismember limb from limb
My captors work and smile
With mirthless, heartless grins
A child of Frankenstein
Not man and not machine
Scheming sweet revenge
The likes before unseen

SOLO: MARK / LT


Liner Notes: Originally from the album “Digital Lies.”

Words/Music: T. Grose

Battle of Venarium (Movie Mix)

“It was a massacre that forever stands as a deathly warning to all civilised kingdoms. The unification of the clans to claim vengeance for the sins of the western nations marked the beginning of a life driven by a destiny known only to the gods…”

“The barbarians emerged from the dark lands to destroy the invaders in ways never before seen…”

“With sword in hand and strength ingrained, a conqueror amongst them strode forth with the aura of a king, destined for greatness…”

Darkness soars on wingless flight, devouring the daytime light
Creeping through the northern haze, intensifying warring ways
Reigning down this shadowed form, resurrection god reborn
Illusions of a grand empire, mocking this now dead desire


Liner Notes: LT: “When I mix songs, I often mute certain sections so I can concentrate on a particular area to get it sounding right. In the process you often hear a side of a song that seems to be a shame to let go to waste. One such song was ‘Battle of Venarium’ – while I was working on the orchestration, I had the metal part of the song muted and it struck me how much like a movie soundtrack it sounded.”

Words: M. Furtner  Music: M. Furtner / T. Grose

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