Basic​/​/​Complex

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1.
Cyclone 02:53
Don't move an inch Stay rooted to the spot A static projection of the future you forgot I'll cut my teeth I'll shed my skin When part of me dies another part begins
2.
I'm unseen colors I'm inexpressible sound I'm unknown messages I'm voices buried underground I wait for you Your days are numbered by all the horrors kept at bay Share what you see in dreams Archaic etches in the clay I wait for you
3.
Refract 03:25
All along the walls we stare back caught in different hues We're gray in places, blue in places back before we saw this through Walking down the hall they stare back and try to cut you through With graying faces, blue in traces and they don't remember you I can't stand still for long enough to see this through They chased me through those days and nights in dreams that held you too And now inside my voice they hang back and wait for someone new Along these nowhere roads and smokestacks the rain falls anew In these graying places dark replaces where the colors once shone through I can't stand still for long enough to see this through
4.
Needs 04:19
I'm out of my head I'm lost in a dream A colorless place I'm alone but I'm free Crawl into my mind Be what you can be The ghost in my shell such a sweet enemy It's you that I need You're under my skin You're all that I see Your color and form fill the space around me The haunting begins and you take your leave Your tired voice falls and I drift off to sleep It's you that I need
5.
Devils Out 03:58
We tried to break this The words won't leave our mouths We could, but don't reach out You can't contain them the colors you don't show You've drowned but you don't know It's hard to hear you You're fading in and out A haze of shape and sound What would it take for a chance to feel you burn? Though you're here, you've not returned And you cannot turn it off Let the devils out Let them run You think it's all unwinding Depends on what you saw and which voice you use to talk When they speak of endings this must be what they mean to be held and not be seen And you cannot turn it off Let the devils out Let them run
6.
Gunmetal 03:48
We are too wild to hear We are too wild to come home The city holds us dear The skyline is our own We're home Forget the desert nights Forget the sleepy sounds They offer no respite No longer to be found at home
7.
Pyrite 03:59
I'm only colors in the haze You're water running underground Wind whips and dancing fire plays Lost in a night of crystal sound Of all the colors in the sun And tastes of earth baked to bone It's toward your voice that I run It's what you sing that brings me home To you
8.
Coinflip 03:43
Grab the end of the old rope for tug of war Between your ears the shifting gears are calling for it Take it back and take it forth You're never sure If nothing's right and nothing's wrong well, what's the point? Turn around Carry us out Don't fear the game of chance When in doubt head over tails the coin is flipping 'round Turn around Your coin will flip It will crash to the earth
9.
Running Out 03:29
Just say anything that works Whatever helps you sleep at night These kinds of words aren't meant to hurt They're only said to set things right For every chance you let get away You're running out Can't give you one reason to remain You're running out Sometimes we talk to fill the void The silence keeps us up at night We're only comfortable in noise so we can't understand the things we might For every chance you let get away You're running out Can't give you one reason to remain You're running out
10.
If I open my eyes would I feel at home? Would all the shapes and colors be what I've come to know? Could I put a name to every familiar face? Or would I still be haunted by these ghosts I can't escape? I know there is no better place to go Always playing what if but I never win Never could escape from this familiar skin What am I afraid of? What can't I bear to face? And what will always haunt me as a ghost I can't erase? I know there is no better place to go But I'm always running somewhere Always on the road

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released June 4, 2013

Polytype is:
Jared Price // Jason Gibby // Mason Porter // Scott Haslam

Produced // Nate Pyfer
Mixed and mastered // Mike Roskelley
Engineered // Scott Wiley
Executive producers // Bern Porter, Mark Haslam, Scott Allen
Recorded // June Audio in Provo, Utah
Additional recording // G Nome Labs in Pleasant Grove, Utah & Volta Laboratory in American Fork, Utah

Backing vocals on Refract, Needs, Pyrite and Familiar Skin // Julianne Brough
Backing vocals on Gunmetal // Nate Pyfer
Additional drum programming on Needs // Finn Bjarnson
Snare drum on Familiar Skin // Brad Pew

Special thanks to:
Bern Porter, Brent Anderson, Catherine Darko, Corey Fox, Dan & Karen Rodriguez, David Haslam, Dean Cheesman, the Deer Nesters, Derek & Robyn Price, Drew James, Hannah Price, Jason & Mona Porter, Jason Moffat, Jim & Pat Camberlango, Ken Wilson, Kiley Price, Kristi Haslam, Kyle Gibby, Lia Purcell, Lindsey Porter, Louise Azarvand, Mark & Terri Haslam, Marley Porter, Melody Purcell, Pam & the Gibby Family, the Porter & Purcell families, Rick & Deb Moultrie, Ryan Haslam, Scott Allen, Scott Shepard, Sina Enosa, Stephanie Camberlango, Teal & Sage Purcell, Vicky Moultrie and Zach Price

Album artwork // Matt Shlian
Design and layout // Elyse Taylor

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