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Wait 'til Night

by Empress

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Wisdoms End
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Wisdoms End Wonderfull Ophelia-themed album, with great atmosphere, thanks to those awesome female vocals and this well done instrumental execution.

Personaly I like the potential of Chloes singing in the heavier parts like in the first track - just great momentum! Favorite track: Golden Orb.
Jesse
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Jesse lyrics are delightfully dark and desperate
Pavel Kozlov
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Pavel Kozlov Haunting, intense and devastatingly beautiful, this is a perfect soundtrack to Ophelia's journey down the river. A fragile and crushing confession, the album is deeply moving in its delirious lucidity. Not a weak track here. Utterly mesmerizing on both musical and lyrical levels. Favorite track: Back to the Ground.
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dswest I like this album more and more every time I put it on. It seems to pass by so quickly, but because each track includes such lovely vocals and lyrics and rises/falls, pits/valleys that there's never a break in the immersion. I can't quite pick a favorite track yet! Wait 'til Night is a terrific, genre-crossing showcase of broad talent and poetic song-crafting that reminds me of Patti Smith, Angelfish, and Draconian.
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    Empress blur many genre lines. One could reference alternative, indie, shoegaze, post-rock/metal…however the Gold Coast band is probably best described with adjectives such as immersive, soothing, haunting, and delicately massive.
    After a year of writing and recording, Empress entered the Brisbane dark music scene in 2017 with a six track Self titled LP. An emotional collection of songs that push and pull the senses and drag you to the most secret corners of your mind.
    Locally and through East Coast touring, Empress has played extensively with some of the countries most revered Metal, Hardcore, Post-Rock, Noise, Doom and Ambient artists as well as supporting international acts: YOUTH CODE, Church of Misery, The Body, Wolves In The Throne Room and Cult Leader. Empress’ live show has been described as captivating, mesmerising and beautifully terrifying.
    The bands second full length album has allowed Empress to truly refine their sound, once again obscuring genre barriers and creating something that will not allow them to be restricted by categorisation. Empress is a clash of contradictions, soft and harsh, calm and hysterical.

    Recorded by Liam Kriz and Ben Smith at Ravager Sound.
    Mixed by Mike Deslandes.
    Mastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege.
    Photography by Dakota Gordon.

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1.
Golden Orb 05:23
Quiet now, let me wrap my web over your mouth. Bulging eyes, terrified  Pulse quickens as the winds blow south. Colour drains constant rains Muddy waters drag you out. Lick the salt from your skin Paper flowers burn in my mouth. We sigh, we scream Fingers tear at me We fall, we bleed We can’t ever see I’ll stick you to me Suffocate beneath  Now you are inside  Now we cannot breathe Quiet now, let me thread my web through your eyes. I can’t wait, pupils dilate  This is for every time you lie. Burning hair, no ones there And I smile to see you cry.  Patience now, don’t make a sound I will claim my prize.  We sigh, we scream Fingers tear at me We fall, we bleed We can’t ever see I’ll stick you to me Suffocate beneath  Now you are inside  Now we cannot breathe A force to the head A gut full of dread And I will love you Until we’re both dead. 
2.
Stay, stay my love I awake afraid of losing you I destroy everything  But still you’re in my arms You draw from my mouth  The secrets I have swallowed You firmly grip my throat Above sharp collar bone. Eyes are wild, smile hysterical. They wait till night, to feed on carrion.  Stay, stay my love I’m afraid of losing you I try to fix everything  but still you do me harm I dissect myself to fit you in I remove bones and twisted limbs I let myself lie  And do miserable things. Eyes are wild, smile hysterical. They wait till night to feed on carrion.  They wait and watch.
3.
Scorpio Moon 05:17
Still. Still.  Bleached in Scorpio Moon My lips still miss the taste of you Loneliness sickly sweet  And drenched in misery I draw you into me. You trace your name over my veins  Fragile baby blue Barely neath’ the skin  That now belongs to you. I give myself unto, My love Scorpio Moon. I lie awake and burn I wait for your return  I’m nothing to you now. I curse the sacred skies I died within your eyes And I just don’t know how. I only feel myself When I am fused to you I kneel to kiss your feet You slowly part my knees  And I forget to breathe.  I give myself unto, My love Scorpio Moon. 
4.
Hold my wrists and drag me down. You smell of pine and wear a frown. As sons of gods wear thorny crowns My mouth is shut, my hands are bound. Dirty Skinned and steely eyed You drove the blade into my side I smiled and said it was alright Then cried hot tears into the night. The men in town call me insane They tease my hair with angry flame  When rains don’t show then I’m to blame  When crops don’t grow they curse my name.  Light the kindling, tie me down The goddess wears a burning crown The murder fly with ashes now  And I belong back to the ground. I belong back to the ground. 
5.
I watch you sleep across the sea My eyes sting to make you out Oceans away from where I reach And I still do without  Salty lashes harden like stone Death mask of sea foam  And I’ve never felt so alone And I never felt so alone.  I follow the humming of the bees From your hive of a head  Between my fingers run their wings  But I want to feel you instead  And I don’t want to but I have to let you go And I’ve never felt so alone  And I never felt so alone I miss our sunset home I miss the way you speak I miss all the stars lined up beneath my heavy feet I miss your pretty hands The way you run them through your hair I wish you were here I wish I was there
6.
Curse 04:37
I have willed you here Through loneliness and fear  I have to have you near  To face the very day  There is a cord that binds Your hand lashed to mine I’ll have you loving blind  I will make you stay. I am bound to you My love it’s like a curse  A curse I won’t reverse  I embrace the hex. I have willed you here Though you will never know The sky was all aglow  Your hands around my throat  Soft words pull the tides  By flames and silver light  Rough hands to make you rise As planets re align  I am bound to you My love it’s like a curse  A curse I won’t reverse  I embrace the hex. To want you is a curse... I am bound to you My love it’s like a curse  A curse I won’t reverse  I embrace the hex. I am bound to you  Your blood into mine  We drag each other blind  Not knowing what comes next All of us entwined  Soft and serpentine  I will read your mind I will make you mine. To want you is a curse.
7.
And I miss you  Even when you’re cruel  I’d forgive you No matter what you put me through.  It’s like you wrote me down, Your queen darkly adorned It’s like you conjured up Someone you could adore. And you lie beside me  But a hundred lightyears away And back comes the feeling In that old familiar way Do you dare miss me Like the body gone before I can’t keep you near me But you keep on wanting more. A sword unto the lark A moth drawn into the flame A dark hole down to us Where no light can remain. And you lie beside me  But a hundred lightyears away And back comes the feeling In that old familiar way Do you dare miss me Like the one you loved before I can’t keep you near me But you keep on wanting more.
8.
I Let You In 05:24
Break me down from beneath, I’m not worth anything. Silence. Finish what you started Punish, possess. I am yours.  Fill me up.  I swallow down you breathe for me now You take away my sins I let you in  I let you in. 

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All music written by Empress and all lyrics written by Chloe Cox.
Empress is Chloe Cox, Julian Currie, Jackson Tuchscherer, Shaun Allen & Ben Smith.
Wait 'til Night was recorded live From the 5th to 7th of November 2018 at Stokers Siding by Liam Kriz. Additional recordings from the 6th of November up until to 26th of February 2019 by Liam Kriz and Ben Smith.

MIxed by Mike Deslandes
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Mastered by Brad Boatright

Wait 'til Night Released by Brilliant Emperor Records

Limited to 150 Copies of Black Vinyl available for pre-order

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released November 20, 2020

Chloe Cox - Vocals, Synth, Piano
Julian Currie - Guitar
Jackson Tuchscherer - Guitar, Backup Vocals
Shaun Allen - Bass, Backup Vocals
Ben Smith - Drums, Percussion

Recorded by Liam Kriz
Additional Recording by Ben Smith
Mixed by Mike Deslandes
Mastered by Brad Boatright

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