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I N T R O

  We're Brian Cypher & Andrea Starbird
and we call our band / project FOREVER NOW
.


It's usually difficult for musicians to describe what "style" of music they play, especially when their music fuses many genres and their natural tendency is to avoid being labeled and put into some catagory like "alternative" or "electronica". I've included an "INFLUENCES" page to let you know what we love and listen to, and although we don't sound like any of them (well... maybe), nor do we pretend to be as good as them (nowhere near), at least you'll get an idea of where we're coming from. I'd have to say we play a strange and unique mutant hybrid of 80's synth-pop covered in a haze of psychedelia, which we record in our modest home studio, PUSH PLAY.


I N F O

  ANDREA STARBIRD: words, chords, vocals, guitar.
BRIAN CYPHER: arrangements, instruments, production.

We live in the northwest part of Washington State, USA


TOOLS & TOYS
Roland SH-101, Roland Juno 60 & Juno106's, Arp Axxe, Emu Vintage Keys & ProCussion, Alesis D4, Roland Drum Pads, Peavey Spectrum Bass & Analog Filter, Korg EX800, Soundfonts for samples, misc. Yamaha synths, Casio VZ10m, Lexicon Jamman, Alesis mixer & monitors, rack effects processors by dbx, ART, Alesis, Digitech, Lexicon, Peavey & ZOOM. Fender acoustic guitars, Rogue bass, Ovation strat, Scholz Rockman Sustainer, Ibanez AD202, some misc. stomp boxes, Heet E-Bow and it's all put together with Cakewalk & Cool Edit and recorded to stereo cassette tape in our little home studio.


M U S I C

The songs included here are our first attempts together, recorded in late '97 / early '98. Our new music will take a different turn from this; I think it'll be more aggressive, more noisy (I hope), and more "electro".
The songs are presented in chronological order,
and are all available on the CD "TIME"
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please take the time to download the MP3's.
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try playing the 56k RA file.

- Time / 56k stereo
- Gone Wild / 56k stereo
- Down To This / 56k stereo
- Don't Run Away / 56k stereo
- Bitter Wind / 56k stereo
- Desolation
/ 56k stereo

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L Y R I C S


TIME

Another day goes by...
and you know you're... going to
die.
Time keeps on slipping... through your hands... through your hands.
You try on... a new set of clothes.
You've got to look right... to play your role.
Time keeps on slipping... through your hands... through your hands.
Trapped... by your fears...
as you waste away... one more year.
Time keeps on slipping... through your hands... through your hands.


GONE WILD

Run to the forest... follow your dreams.
Don't follow your mind... follow your instincts...
and go wild... go nature's child... and go wild.
I wake up... in my dreams... alive and surrounded by green.
I wake up... to the sun and sleep in the moonlight.
I've gone wild... gone nature's child. I've gone wild.
The wind... is my breath.... it's freedom... or
death.
My floor is the earth and my roof is the sky.
I've gone wild... gone nature's child... gone wild...


DOWN TO THIS...

It's down to this... follow your bliss. The time is now... and this is how.

Don't let your understanding... put limits on your soul,
'cause magic cannot happen... if you're afraid to lose control... no, no, no.
It's down to this... follow your bliss. The time is now and this is how.
Don't let your mind confuse your instincts, what's a heart ruled by a head?
DEAD!
It's down to this... follow your bliss. The time is now... and this is how.
You've got to feel... to know what's real.
You've got to be free... can't you... can't you see... you've got to be free.
You've got to fly your arrow straight... without a hint of fear.
You've got to focus straight... even through your tears.

It's down to this... follow your bliss. The time is now... and this is how.


DON'T RUN AWAY

You say time... is a precious thing. I say peace of mind... is a precious thing.
You've got to slow down... and get your feet back on the ground.
Don't run away... Don't run away.

You keep running... through your days. You say running... is the only way.
You've got to slow down... and get your feet back... on the ground.
Don't run away... Don't run away.

You keep running... from your fears. You'll be running... out of years.
You've got to slow down... and get your feet back on the ground.
Don't run away... Don't run away...


BITTER WIND

I've grown... old before my time. Carried... burdens that were never mine.
My heart used to be of supple pine, but now of oak, that creaks and groans.
Standing in a field alone, a bitter wind enfolds.
Tell me... tell me... tell me... why is it so hard to find,
a man who's heart is strong and kind?
If souls touch through smiling eyes, then all I ask is tell me no lies.
Standing in a field alone, a bitter wind enfolds.
The oak falls down in a mighty wind... but pine has suppleness to bend.
So hold my hand... and be my friend... and hold back the bitter wind
and turn this oak to pine again.
Standing in a field alone, a bitter wind enfolds...


DESOLATION

Desolation... everywhere... desolation... nobody cares.
Desolation... all around... desolation... no love to be found.
No right or wrong... in their eyes. Born and raised and fed on lies.
Environment is suicide.
I can see it in their eyes... as they sit... patiently to
die...
all the while... clinging to their lies.
No right or wrong... in their eyes. Born and raised and fed on lies.
Revelation.... if you knew the truth. Desolation... is not what it's worth.
If you could... open your eyes... forget... all those lies.
Learn to feel... again... be real... again...


 

All lyrics by Andrea Starbird except* by Brian Cypher
1998 PUSH PLAY recording

 

I N F L U E N C E S


MASTERS: The BEATLES, JIMI HENDRIX, PINK FLOYD, DAVID BOWIE


BRIAN CYPHER's major influences: David Bowie w/ Brian Eno (Low, Heroes, Lodger trilogy), John Lennon, ULTRAVOX, Bill Nelson, Depeche Mode, WIRE, the Cars (the creators synth-pop!), Roxy Music, Jeff Lynne & ELO, Gary Numan, Peter Murphy, Love & Rockets, Xymox, OMD, Eurythmics, Psychedelic Furs, Tangerine Dream, New Order, Pete Shelley, XTC / the Dukes of Stratosphear, Peter Gabriel, and..... well, you get the idea.... plus a lot of newer stuff....such as, Curve, Babble, Front 242, NIN, Blur, Front Line Assembly / Delerium / Intermix etc..., PSYKOSONIK, new XYMOX, new Gary Numan, new Bill Nelson,
JUNO REACTOR, and GARBAGE, and....


ANDREA STARBIRD listens to... the "voices" in her head.

 

F E E D B A C K



  Any comments or communications are welcome.
E-mail us!!
We'll respond to any sensible inquiries.

All responses from independent record labels
concerning representation and / or distribution
will be taken into consideration very seriously,

and we'll reply to all such inquiries promptly.

music, lyrics & website 1998 PUSH PLAY recording








 

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