A STAR IS MISCARRIED

by F8

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[Recorded in 2000]
In the mid-'90s Paul and Springbok Nude Girls guitarist Theo Crous became friends. (Theo went on to become a renowned producer, co-producing the 2014 Terminatryx "Shadow" album with Paul).
In 1999 Paul borrowed a 4-track recorder from Theo to lay down some songs. Two of these were salvaged and included here (in its analog glory). After laying down beats, a few layers of bass guitar got added. Most songs got lost but two instrumentals were salvaged (not everyone has a cassette deck lying around to convert to digital!).

These two analog tracks are on the lo-fi side, but laced with mood.
The one track was used with various other F8 songs as soundtrack for a short film made by Paul and Sonja (his wife and co-creator of Terminatryx, the South African HorrorFest Film Festival and The Makabra Ensemble). The short film was titled imPERFECTION, and since it only had a working title, it seemed apt to change it to match that of the movie as it's title theme.
In addition to these two analog instrumentals, another shelved song ("Diskonnekt") was resurrected and re-recorded, plus version 2 of Drone, a continuation of the percussion loop cut from 1998's Pronounced: FATE.

The cover image is by renowned South African artist (and Paul's school art teacher in the 1980s!) Vernon Swart - www.vernonswart.co.za

Logo and cover design by Paul Blom

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released August 1, 2000

Produced, recorded, performed, mixed & mastered by Paul Blom (aka Pablo Priest) for Flamedrop Productions
Cover image by Vernon Swart - www.vernonswart.co.za
Logo & cover design by Paul Blom
Bass guitars, vocals, programming, sequencing, synths: Paul Blom

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F8 Cape Town, South Africa

in 1997 V.O.D drummer Paul bought a bass guitar while the band was touring Europe (with Katatonia and In The Woods). On returning to South Africa he started creating music on his own terms, with no restrictions. Anything goes. Coining the term Tekno-Grind for this solo project (which only utilizes bass guitars), the initial intention for what it would sound like resulted in an eclectic beast! ... more

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Track Name: imPERFECTION
Instrumental
Track Name: Diskonnekt
DISKONNEKT
(Music & lyrics by Paul Blom - c 2000 / 2003 / 2017)

Sometimes - I want to
Disconnect myself

How thin the line
And blurry the border
We're the balance entwined
Between chaos and order

Between pain & ecstasy
Love & hate
Between madness & sanity
- Lies us

Between failure / success
Rich & poor
Between moderation & excess
- Lies us

Between wrong & right
To defend or to fight
Between blindness & sight
- Lies us

Sometimes - I want to
Disconnect myself

How thin the line
And blurry the border
We're the balance
Between chaos and order

Between good & evil
Heaven & Hell
Between man & animal
- Lies us

Between yesterday's news
And the lies of tomorrow
Between opposing views
- Lies us

Between bliss & sorrow
To force or to choose
Between beg & borrow
- Lies us

Sometimes - I want to
Disconnect myself

How thin the line
And blurry the border
We're the balance entwined
Between chaos and order

Order / Chaos

Between joy & sadness
War & peace
Between vengeance - forgiveness
- Lies us

Between the soul and the flesh
Dirty & clean
Between rotten & fresh
- Lies us

Between darkness & light
Pious & obscene
Weakness & might
- Lies us

Chaos / Order

Between fact & fiction
Probability & chance
Between harmony & friction
- Lies us

Between hit & miss
Black & white
Between serious and taking the piss
- Lies us

Between wisdom / stupidity
The calm & the storm
Between humanity - barbarity
- Lies us

How thin the line
And blurry the border
We're the balance entwined
Between chaos and order

Sometimes - I want to
Disconnect myself

Order / Chaos
Track Name: a.c.h.e.
Instrumental
Track Name: Drone [v2.0]
Instrumental