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The first collection, loosely inspired by the idea of the Associates' 4th Drawer Down.

From here on in I'll be putting out a track on the first of every month - keep up to date by subscribing to my (brief) newsletter at thecomplexengine.com

I have coined the term "lyrical scarcity and melodic primitivism" for this music, although at times I stray from that ideal.

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released November 1, 2014

all songs and music created, performed & (c) by Mike Stoodley unless otherwise noted.
Artwork - Hamish MacDonald slovenlyhame.co.nz

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the complex engine New Zealand

Perhaps best in someone else's words:
"Flickers of Cabaret Voltaire..…jabs early 80s Gaelo-celtic geetar melody generously wrapped in an Eno-esque crust with undertones of post-industrial industrialness"

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Track Name: skin
I tend towards a life of style
Taking comfort in the surface of things
She said "I like the view from up here
All I see is what I need"
Skin.
Track Name: the empty news
for every moment
that we wasted
when the light was still
you will beg for
just like I do,
the latest silence pill

so I'm gonna make my exit
when the void is filled
if its true, it don't move, you can walk right through

in the fullness of time I'm gonna unwind my mind
hung out to dry by a crystalline why

and like the autumn draughts turn to winter chills,
I'm gonna sink to the ground, there to drag you down
share in my views, hear the empty news
I been released
yeah yeah yeah
Track Name: dusk
yeah I'm hockin' all my poems to the strange strange child
she poses me a riddle in the form of a naive rhyme
I answer in prose with exquisite, lyrical pride
but it seems I missed the mark and the mall-rat, she turns and cries

shouting to her now, startled startled eyes
"I've got some well earned views"
but I've lost my cue so I'm not inclined
I best move on, else I'll be removed

if only I could conjure
I'd make a sweet cool breeze
float me away like fairydown
settle me now where the air is clean
but that hot wind, its gotten me beat
its meltin' me down
still, I'm waitin', for the coldness of your call

lining up those who got something I don't
I'm gonna let it slip but better you mind

As the kid pointed out, I gotta way forward
and every way, its gonna be bleak
the crowd stares back, all those pale pale eyes
and I can't hardly see to think

if only I could conjure
I'd make a sweet cool breeze
float me away like fairydown
settle me now where the air is clean
but that hot wind, its gotten me beat
its meltin' me down
still, I'm waitin', for the coldness of your call
Track Name: dapper man
with a mustard silk shirt
and a pig-blood tie
this dapper man was caught
outta time

with finest mauve flares
assuring style
this measured man took
good advice

for 10 years or more
we watched a sadness unfold.
hoarfrost eyes
and a cobweb mind

and how we wince when the conscience pricks