melancholia

by beautiful mechanica

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melancholia is the definitive new album from beautiful mechanica - focussing on the band's catalogue of beautiful, yet melancholic songs. featuring three previously unreleased tracks, a new vocal version of another and 7 remixed and remastered tracks from 2018's "This Hotel Has Ghosts" album.

"there is something of that ethereal, ghostlike, otherworldly quality that emanates from beautiful mechanica. they are a band who find solace in sadness and fully grasp the bittersweet nature of life.
beautiful mechanica's world is the threshold between consciousness and sleep, it's a musical hypnagogia that transports you to an esoteric plane”

peter dennis, pulse magazine


beautiful mechanica's music fuses synthesis and analogue with beauty and dark romanticism.
beautiful mechanica are resolute in being unaffected by the sounds and styles of any given time - be it now or the past.
Whilst those who love the electronica of new wave and the new romantics will find much to feel at home with, the songs are as contemporary as they revivalist - the ambition being only that each is as unique and affecting as possible.

beautiful mechanica are graham sampson (writer, singer, programming, guitars & keys), grace bailey-hinks (piano, voice) & van naarden (guitars)

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released March 26, 2019

graham sampson : voice, guitar, piano, synth, programming
grace bailey-hinks: voice, piano
van naarden : guitar
all songs written and produced by graham sampson

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beautiful mechanica London, UK

To describe beautiful mechanica's music, one need look no further than the name. Fusing synthesis and electronica with beauty and dark romanticism.

Whilst those who love the electronica of new wave and the new romantics will find much to feel at home with, the songs are as contemporary as they revivalist - the ambition being only that each is as unique and affecting as possible.
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Track Name: the swedish house
the swedish house

it made no sense at all

this broken heart

will never mend at all

tiny hearts will haunt you down
Track Name: life after time
eyes where no words are

just dancing like children

with no care at all

a pair pact in magic

& fate laden thinking

to vanquish the bores



I was prepared to believe love was something

that science and cynics had no place in mocking

but love will frustrate you

life will frustrate you

time after time after life after time



this fan will need fanning

the oxygen blocking

will turn blood to coal

i thought you were in me

i thought this was something

to better them all



I was prepared to believe love was something...



i once had a sense of who i should be

and who i'd accompany

i'd lost who i was

& what i could be

with others

but lonely



I was prepared to believe love was something...



I was prepared to believe love was something...



I was prepared to remove every something

that stops me from winning a world full of wonder

but love will frustrate you

life will frustrate you

time after time after life after time
Track Name: see how they play
she plays a harlots game

her friends are just the same

reveals the devil's call

against her rocks we fall



she plays a harder game

her friends are just the same

reveals the devils call

with painted nails they're torn



see how they play over new wounds & old scars



she plays a harder game

her friends are just the same

reveals the devils call

with painted nails they're torn



she plays a harder game

her friends are just the same
Track Name: this dark is your soul
the history of you offends

the mystery of you I tend

to overcome my natural guard

& flounder at your charms becoming

the secret of seeing you

the mystery of passing through to

places in my soul i guard

i flounder at your charms becoming



this dark is your soul

the concrete life you bind me to

i'm now a man without a history

so who are you now

i'm ready to bare my soul

i'm ready to share my soul



the secret inside that's you

a darkness i'm working through to

exercise my inner truth]

i flounder to myself becoming

am image that's sometimes true

a truth that is partial to

eyes a mask I dare to wear

the worms of life will eat me hollow



this dark is your soul
Track Name: pocketbooks of butterflies
pocketbooks of butterflies

makes the most of crying eyes

pocketbooks of butterflies

makes the most of crying eyes



catch a rainbow

catch a raindrop

catch a memory



she can fix my broken wing

she can make fly again

every word like summer song

came from good to fix my wrong
Track Name: freezing
why in the world would you do that?



mine is the soul you are taking

mine is the life you are breaking



so you pretend I am no one

invent a disguise for your feelings

once you you were warm, now your freezing

once there was us, now i'm grieving
Track Name: show your heart
time makes good sense of all

i've seen the best and worst of everyone

a world of folk impure

whoever said they'd rule for all - they lied



show your heart

shy to boast

i can see your soul within you

let them pass

power fuelled

they would steal our legs to stand so tall



i'd slit their smirking grins

the psychopathic bastards

bred to rule

entitlement

i'd take that silver spoon

and mill a blade to purge

their evil heart



show your heart..
Track Name: not evermore
My body broken

A trophy token

Esteem that’s stolen



Unrobed

My sex awoken

My body broken



You on a pedestal

Like Art on wall

I loved you once

Things die

Things die

I loved you once

I loved you once

Not evermore



My soul

My soul is broken

My pain unfrozen



My heart

My heart is broken

My death awoken



You on a pedestal…



We were children chasing dreams

Like Butterflies

Golden summers sound-tracked gold

Like lullabies

Like lullabies

Like our goodbye

Like our goodbye




You on a pedestal…
Track Name: the goodbye moment
the time we feared has come

the time we feared has come

the goodbye moment

the goodbye moment



what legacy will you leave

what legacy will i leave

the goodbye moment

the goodbye moment



a scar i'l always wear

a scar i'll always bear

your goodbye moment

your goodbye moment



it's very painful

to love someone

and not be in love

to cherish

and adore

as passion ebbs away

like blood from a wound

to realise

that the future once

is now the past
Track Name: damaged goods
please don't think this thing was love

we surely sullied all that's love

the less i think of you i'm fine

the less i see of you smile

how could such treachery be love



it's true in front of you i'd sway

so please forget the things i say

i throw those words without regard

and now the youth in you i've scarred

i'll take my place in hell i guess



you'll forget me

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