Altered Carbon

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This first track draws inspiration from the book by Richard Morgan. A tech-noir soundtrack that stretches between here and Harlan's World in a Philip K. Dick-esque yarn of virtual reality and futuristic body-modification.


Altered Carbon

Follow me to Harlan’s World
Take the needle cast and the trip is short
The Martian portal should provide the key
For interstellar transport technology
Don’t go in person, just download your stack
To a clone tank sleeve with the latest hacks
Empty your mind before storage, they say
apply the Psychospiritual Envoy way

We’re …. Altered Carbon We’re …. Altered Carbon now

Sleeved up, neuratech, back in the lights
Nakamura muscle with a Wolf gene splice
The tetrameth was just a dream
the side effects of neurachem conditioning
Nakamura Merge Nine is always the best
The hyper-empath future way to enjoy sex
I lost my body but my cortical stack
can restore my neural systems for the journey back

We’re …. Altered Carbon We’re …. Altered Carbon now

In preparation for the needle cast to Bay City, Earth, please confirm pre-launch ordnance catalogue - see list below:
Envoy conditioning -check
Augmented vision - check
Biochem enhanced proximity sense - check
Khumalo Mark IV neurachem - check
Tebbit knife in a neural springload sheath - check
termite microgrenade – check
Nemesis X sidearm – check

near-death - - Betathanatine
a.k.a. The Reaper flatline
Military re-sleeve biochem Khumala
Clone tank storage sleeve bays at Kanagawa
Interrogation trauma messed up my sleeve
Now it’s psychosurgery - - and I’m not me
Bubble bubble up in the flotation gel
- - time to crank up the neurochem

We’re …. Altered Carbon … Altered Carbon now


from DUCK, released March 7, 2015



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