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Domina Abundia

by The Contrarian

Tell myself that I’d follow you anywhere you should go Make a vow that you’ll never have anything more to know 
Come down hard and then escalate yet again we survive Hold your tongue as the shattering vertebrae marks the time It’s a need for something
Just outside your heart again
 When you whisper softly
 Everything must end It’s your only warning And your final serenade When you whisper softly Everything will fade Everything will fade Tell myself that I’d follow you anywhere you should go
After Oath 03:39
Say the words with us Feel them on your tongue Changing from within You forget where you’ve been

 So many hours And shooting stars 
Fading dawn
 Count down every second 

 Can’t turn this off
 Now your heart is hardened to the cause

As it Comes 03:23
Hey young love You’re shining everywhere You’re tearing out your hair The feelings came and went Hey young love You take it as it comes
 Embracing everyone Until the moment’s done
 Hey young love I meet you on the ledge All your friends are there
 All your friends are there All I know
 All I loved Is gone Hey young love The silence overwhelms You want it for yourself You can’t be everything
A chance to find Inside electric eden 
And by design You know it’s trouble So take my hand
 We enter to the circle
 You feel alive
 Wild and aware This beating heart
 A rhythm stutters slowly I come apart
 For you again

 If we learn
 The language of an empire
 And whisper softly
 Our secrets there Flickers of a former self
 All those dreams surround you
 Rest beside the flower bed
 Cannot live without them All your tears have finally fell
Your Reward 04:06
Arrive the moment when the grievances are made A time to take account of every sorrow claimed The common crying out for words to keep them safe Before the desperation finally overtakes Holding out for Anyone to help them Hearing only echoes Night is falling They say the fleeting life is someone else to blame A shameless mockery by any other name If there's a reason left to try to make a stand Within this broken world that clings to their demands Welcome your reward


Domina Abundia is a five-song EP that represents a stylistic shift for The Contrarian, or at least a return to a more ambient and sparse sound. Melodies and hooks are still present, though the overall vibe is overcast. For fans of dark dub, downtempo and non-cheesy trip-hop (back when such things existed).


released March 15, 2015

Recorded in 2014 and 2015 at Sounds of the Baskervilles in Washington, DC. All songs composed, performed and engineered by Casey Rae.

© Sounds of the Baskervilles, 2015
℗ Lux Eterna Records, 2015



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The Contrarian is the alter ego of Washington, DC-based musician/producer/writer Casey Rae.

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