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a01 is the first release by antonym. These songs have been created in Linux.

Many thanks to our SOs, Friends, and family, and hopefully "fans". You know who you are, and don't think we don't love you if you're not mentioned below. you're important. Yes, YOU, reading this! Thank you even if you're streaming alone. You matter, and I hope you enjoy what we're doing.

We have to give special thanks to Joe Virus of Solemn Assembly/Robot Seppuku Crisis/ The Church Dallas for playing our songs before anyone else and having us play shows with him, and just being an alternative badass cyberpunk music genius in general. Go look him up if you don't know You need to know!

A well earned shout out to Skar of Designed In Kaos for booking us for killer shows and just being one of the best people you'd ever hope to meet in any scene. Look for Designed In Kaos to release their full length in 2016. It is going to rock!

And again, the SOs. You are important to this process by always expecting us to progress and remain true to ourselves. Thank you extra with industrial beats on top. You're the best. No really. How you tolerate us indorkstrials we'll never know.

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released January 1, 2016

All songs written and produced by antonym (r. mccormick and n. delavega)

Mastering by Bloodied (J. Johnson)

Logo design by Arkceylon (k. cornell)

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antonym Chicago, Illinois

antonym is nik and rik.

Here's our newest release on Glitch Mode Recordings:
glitchmoderecordings.bandcamp.com/album/liars-world-single-remix-2

We met at legendary industrial club The Church Dallas and have been brothers in music for years.

It's supposed to be a different and somewhat more deliberate approach to dancefloor industrial.
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Track Name: fraught
Tragic is the cornerstone of humanity, a trust in magic that splits us through.
You will never find me in the divine device, as that is a lie you've got to trick yourself into.
You say never say never. Well aren't you clever? Truth be told, I would not know unless I tried. To lie to myself and pretend that I know things I know that I don't. I think I would rather die because...

It takes us back to darker days.
Forgets the lesson, implores us to believe that we'll never know anything

I could live with my cognition
dissonant. Train my gaze upon my fears and run away. I could live in fear of never really knowing. And I could give up on myself, but not today.

When you let the ghost of your amygdala rise it will always build itself a home.
Our predilection for safety mistaken for grace is then mistaken to be known.

Incredulous. Obstinate. The cowardice of comfort sings.
Forgets the lesson. Implores us to believe that we'll never know anything.

This is not how it's supposed to feel. This is not where I'm supposed to be.
But if I understand that I just project myself into my own futile microcosm, I can admit that nothing anywhere is truly meant to be anything.
And
I could live with my cognition dissonant. Train my gaze upon my fears and run away. I could live in fear of never really knowing. And I could give up on myself, but not today.
Track Name: won't be forgotten
Now there is no desire.
Now you are the one who is lost.
Now I am setting the fire.
You don't have the option to cross.
It takes you beyond the reach
of lengths that you're willing to go.
That’s the price of living beliefs
when you should stand by what you know.

We were led to believe the problem was us, but really it's me and the things I've done
I'm unable to see the value of us diluted to me as the only one
You recieved the deceit as filtered by lust. That was not good enough,
now was it?

You can preach to the choir.
You can't abstain from the loss.
We were beleaguered by liars.
I count myself among their flock.
(It weighs on me)
It takes me beyond the reach
of lengths that I’m ready to go.
That’s because I chased my beliefs
without respecting what I know.

As you drag my name through the mud you take what you don't
know for granted, and, where implanted, those lies are rotten.
Quick suspicion deepens the cut it’s not what you deserve
but what you demanded. This won’t be forgotten.
Yes, I tried my best and gave up. Well so what? That was never gonna be good enough.

Discretion. Deception. Distraction. Deletion of me.

I, the suspicious pariah.
I could not chew what I'd bit off.
I inspired pain that won't tire.
Now we have succumb to the assault.
(I’m so sorry)
I took us beyond the reach
of lengths we are willing to go.
That’s the price of living beliefs
blinded by what we don’t know.

We were led to believe the problem was us, but really it's me and the things I've done
I'm unable to see the value of us diluted to me as the only one
You accepted deceit as filtered by lust. That was not good enough for you.
Track Name: destroyers
I still taste you my sweet pretender, I've been running,
your words bring me right back into the fold,
Yeah, we could be friends, but this mind won't mend
While you ensure the truth can't/won't be told. You
Destroyer. Destroyer. Destroyer.
Why take me as a trophy?
So you can let yourself feel pretty again?
I think that is vile. The worst kind of evil.
You're treating my love like it's a cheap plaything.
This is truly, not simply, a matter of will.
My frustration is real and yes it deserves a voice.
I want you hunted by the thought, running from the chill,
I know I should know better, but I see no choice,

Because the fear the doubt the pain
Compounded by regret
Mistakes and shame
Encrypt me to a state
I can't decode
Maybe I am wrong, but now you know

This is how it feels.

You're why I'm alone
This fear of love decaying me,
Deeper than I know,
I'm still in love with the memory.

We both know that there is no sense pretending
That we don't know the genesis of the sound,
As we lay dreaming the walls keep screaming
the truths in which we drown
I will be survived by denial
You will leave behind a legacy of deceit
The lips entreating, the lies misleading
just leave me distraught and caught in misery.

Fear, and doubt, and pain
Compounding my regret
Mistakes and shame
Encrypt me to a state
I can't decode
Maybe I am wrong, but now you know

This is how it feels.

You're why I'm alone
This fear of love controlling me,
Deeper than I know.
I'm still in love with the memory.

And I still feel you now you destroyer.

Leave me alone. Take what you need.
I will survive. The light will be seen.
I gave you my all when I gave you me.
But that is never enough. This gesture of trust.
so you will just bury the knife and twist until I scream..

The fear the doubt the pain
Compounded by regret
Mistakes and shame
Encrypts me to a state
I can't decode.
Maybe I am wrong, but now you know

This is how it feels

You're why I'm alone
This fear of love decaying me,
Deeper than I know,
I'm still in love with your memory.
You're why I'm alone
This fear of love destroying me,
Deeper than I know,
I'm still in love with your memory.