motae EP

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mötæ's EP was a musical experiment involving the exploration of various styles and influences of the many band members involved throughout its creation. During the production of the EP, guitarist Mackenzie Young took over Gavin Bonney's position as bassist, and Joshua Du Chene filled Alan Thompson's role as vocalist, creating an interesting amalgamation of sounds with latin, jazz, and metal influences.


released June 1, 2010

mötæ is Joshua Du Chene, Matthew Lore, Mike Peters, and Mackenzie Young.
This album was self-funded, self-recorded, and self-released.
mötæ tree/logo by Alan Thompson.
© 2010 mötæ



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mötæ Portland, Oregon

mötæ is an exploration in the collaboration of musical expression by a group of long-time friends hailing from the temperate rainforests of the Pacific Northwestern US.

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Track Name: gist
Stop rethinking things, and start to move instinctively.
It’s time to choose, and you know what’s right…
What’s right in front of you – set poised in the sharpest view.
Though still unsure, we’ve been through all this before.
Before the thing is done – we’ve been through all this before.

The light – before the things are set right, before the moment comes – so defensive of reaction – before all this.

The moment’s come now, so be reset by light and what was reaction – the moment’s come now, so be restored.

The moment’s come to be restored.
Track Name: curb side
To cross the line this time – parallel kinds – bending right toward the overpass…
Pass and be passed by, waiting for these lines to reappear side by side.

Unconsciously, knowing one led me astray – here – high-lined – curbside in all of the carnage.

Broke, ruined, snapped at the ankle – all of this – slowly descending to crash into things that some had claimed they’d seen.

Building from the start – back to times when things were so serene – now they’ve fallen apart.

Without fear or a right sense of patience, crash into this ever-present pulsing inclination of rage.
I cannot seem to deal.
Track Name: envy
And you should be so sick of all the shit that rolls across your lips.
I can’t believe my eyes.

It’s green – this shady haze of envy that floats above the words you spoke without ever thinking. What’s your reason?

Will I lie down to your thin sense of humanity?
Skin and bones were broke over words worth less than these.
And I can’t wait to see your face as it all falls in on you.
Black and white are all gray in this new-found, survivalist view.
Track Name: sub rosa
Why am I so scared to let this go – time – please – so that I may burn alone.

Like rays of sun undulating under skin – why can’t I answer the question posed?

It’s all broken and scattered ‘round, slowly raised and torn down, and then blown away with the smoke like the memories of which you spoke.

It’s all gone.
Track Name: daedolic
I think it's over - it definitely had its hold on me.
The taste of closure is coming closer.

I think it's over - it definitely had its hold on me.
I think it's over - I'm so over it.

Though I had the benefit to decide - better whether to call these ashes up and then not rise to the benefit of surprise.

I'm surrounded by all these things that I could not out run.

Well, these words that you spoke - they trickled round your neck and then they'd choke out the light that once was there - so strong and defined.

I'm losing this fight.
Learn to turn the cheek now.