The Ivory Maze

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released April 29, 2014

Recorded in Santafé Studios in 2013.
Produced by Javi Peña.
Mixed and mastered by Héctor Nikete.
Photos by Pablo Alzaga.

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The Ivory Maze Madrid, Spain

The Ivory Maze formed in Madrid in 2014 influenced by Seattle’s music scene in the 90’s and French electronic music. Their homonymous debut album, published in 2014, has been played around Spain in cities like Barcelona, Gijón or Cádiz; in festivals and venues in Madrid like El Sol, Caracol and Costello Club.

In 2016 they published their second LP, A Rush of Heat, recorded in the Estudio Uno.
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Track Name: Avalon
It’s not my greed
It’s what I bleed
I need to dive into the dark
and come out clean

And if you bruise your knees
And if you bruise your knees

Hey, what’s wrong with you?

So while I wait, it’s running through my veins
Take me away and get me high
So while I wait, it’s running through my veins
Take me away and get me high

Your crooked teeth
Have crimson bleach
I’m fighting inch by inch
But it’s never in my reach

Hey, what’s wrong with you?

So while I wait, it’s running through my veins
Take me away and get me high
So while I wait, it’s running through my veins
Take me away and get me high

If my blood is shaking
If my mind is aching
Take me to my Avalon

If my heart is singing
If I can’t stop spinning
Take me to my Avalon

So while I wait, it’s running through my veins
Take me away and get me high
So while I wait, it’s running through my veins
Take me away and get me high
Track Name: Bluebird
Sitting in a dark room
I´m tired of breathing this air
A man in a brown suit
Says ill see the light soon

It’s a wolf in sheep’s clothing yearning for the Mida’s touch
It’s a wolf in sheep’s clothing yearning for the Mida’s touch

I am the rolling thunder
I am your vintage hero
Will I survive tomorrow?
Only you know

All these words feel like barking
They don’t seem to make any sense
The bluebird on a branch is
Wondering when will it end

And as the lies come clearer
I’m convinced and I bury my head
Can I look in the mirror?
Bluebird, save me from the dread

It’s a wolf in sheep’s clothing yearning for the Mida’s touch
It’s a wolf in sheep’s clothing yearning for the Mida’s touch

I am the rolling thunder
I am your vintage hero
Will I survive tomorrow?
Only you know

The rolling thunder
Bluebird’s calling me
Track Name: By Your Side
There comes a time when you know that it’s all over
Not dead nor alive and oh, so not sober
Mistakes have been made, the moments you’d trade to change your life
A smile she stole, this heart made of coal, black clouds in your skies

And though
Though you feel there’s no one
You’re not bare alone

On the edge of the knife
Running for my life
I’ll be by your side
I’ll be by your side

Time and time again you know there’s nothing you can do
To quit or play this game you know you can’t become a fool
Hear the voices of your friends but in the end there’s only facts
You wish that you could stay, your scars scream you can’t go back

And though
Though you feel there’s no one
You’re not bare alone

On the edge of the knife
Running for my life
I’ll be by your side
I’ll be by your side

And though, though you feel there’s no one
You’re not bare alone

On the edge of the knife
Running for my life
I’ll be by your side
I’ll be by your side
Track Name: The Weight Of My Ways
If I could see what lies ahead
I’d dive right in and hope it doesn’t hurt
But the wait is burning my toes
And when I hear myself I’ll know
These echoes will just come back down my throat

Chances are your head is shaking
Can you see that I’m not wasting the fight left in my bones?
When the count comes down to zero
Was it a trance or just a… was it just a fever?

What if the rain just falls too hard?
What if it just isn´t in the cards for me
And when I hear myself I’ll know
These echoes will just come back down my throat

Chances are your head is shaking
Can you see that I’m not wasting the fight left in my bones?
When the count comes down to zero
Was it a trance or just a fever?

The in’s, the out’s, the silent shout
My hands are growing old but they don’t seem to know
A dire chance, the reckless dance of everything I do
I hear your voices, they’re only noises that berate my choices

If I could do it all again
One last time

Chances are your head is shaking
Can you see that I’m not wasting the fight left in my bones?
When the count comes down to zero
Was it a trance or just a fever?
Track Name: Break
I’m getting tired of this situation
Controlled by my frustration
In innuendo as the days go by, grab on to a comet and fly
It’s the only way your problems can be solved today

No need to run, no need to hide
There’s no mistake, I need to

Break (break) to the end of the line
Fallen shutters always on my mind
(Break) what I can find
Fallen shutters always on my

What’s the use, no abuse, stabbing a man in the back while truce
Why do you feel you have no satisfaction, step on up to the main attraction
Run back to the scene of the crime just to find out no revolver, no nine
Insignificant and lonely will be the only feelings you’ll share

No need to run, no need to hide
There’s no mistake, I need to

Break (break!) to the end of the line
Fallen shutters always on my mind
(Break!) what I can find
Fallen shutters always on my
Track Name: Hush
Hush, so you can hear
The storyteller’s splintered words
He speaks, you’ll see
Demons and pearls

Over the edge he drove away
The two thumbed surreal man
Flew away, on a canon babe

Hush, to loath and fear
The predator will soon appear
He hunts swine and typewrites
With guns on an acid craze

Over the edge he drove away
The two thumbed surreal man
Flew away, on a canon babe
Track Name: Trouble With The Times
If I go back
To the place
Change the river
Of time and space

Start this tale at the very end
A landscape torn too much to mend
All the pieces you would have to change
Or watch it all go up in flames

Its seems to be so hard to make things brighter
Down in the mud it’s hard to run
And when you sleep my dear you’ll feel much higher
But always come back again
The river won’t stop for anyone

There’s no hope now
Press rewind
All the trouble
With these times

And I’m searching far and wide and blue
In an ocean that’s been bruised
From a fight we seem to have been scorn
Can’t turn back time or be reborn

Its seems to be so hard to make things brighter
Down in the mud it’s hard to run
And when you sleep my dear you’ll feel much higher
But always come back again
The river won’t stop for anyone

Smile darling don’t hide under your bed
It’s just an old story with a brand new end

Its seems to be so hard to make things brighter
Down in the mud it’s hard to run
And when you sleep my dear you’ll feel much higher
But always come back again
The river won’t stop for anyone
Track Name: I'm Not Here
You walk through the forest
With wind in your mind
And lights shine upon us
But you never understand

I am not a painter
I’m an artist on trapeze
I fly trough the colors
I float on the breeze

And It’s hard enough to say that I’m not here
Even though it all seems so clear
Just to write another word my dear

I, I’m not here
And I, I’m not here
And it’s hard enough to say that I’m not here
Even though it all seems so clear
Just to write another word my dear

You scream behind me
As waves come and go
The sun on the horizon
Is melting to gold

But it’s hard enough to say that I’m not here
Even though it all seems so clear
I‘ll have to write another word my dear

I, I’m not here
And I, I’m not here
And it’s hard enough to say that I’m not here
Even though it all seems so clear
Just to write another word my dear

I, I’m not here
And I’m not here

And it’s hard enough to say that I’m not here
Even though it all seems so clear
Just to write another word my dear
Just to write another word my dear
My dear
Track Name: Lost In The Maze
The smell of wine and fine cigars
Come to mind when I leave this filthy bar
My clothes that reek of bitter lust
You can’t sleep, but I lay I must

And when there’s no one, you feel that no one cries
A thought that holds you and feel that you can hide… in the maze

The wooden floors that I call home
Bleed with rom and see though stones
The fire I need to kill the cold
Took my money and left but not alone

And when there’s no one, you feel that no one cries
A thought that holds you on a rainy afternoon

And when there’s no one, you feel that no one cries
A thought that owns you as you pick up your stride (lost inside the maze)

Does it amuse you?
This silly blue tune?