Symbols

by Prevrat

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Prevrat is more cosmopolitan, with a darker pop sensibility and a slightly less glossy sheen of beats and percussions for backdrop...DECODER MAGAZINE

"A release that has quickly taken the first spot in my ´Album of the year´ contenders list, albeit having absolutely nothing in common with this metalhead´s musical preferences...TZEEEAC

With his unique distorted Punky Pop-adelia, Ric Gordon aka ‘Prevrat’ might’ve created one of the most compelling records of the year...INSTANTFILTER

There are plenty of big name artists on major labels attempting to marry synth-pop with psychedelia in this fashion, and to my mind Ric Gordon's solo Prevrat project has quietly gone ahead and trumped them all - it's that good...THE ACTIVE LISTENER

This angularity and reinvention of the formats Ric carries with him goes very well with a cool beer on a lazy summer's evening. and as far as refractive assuaging is concerned, Prevrat, to quote Rene Zellweger, "Had me at hello"...SUBVERSION

Now if it weren’t for The Velvet Underground’s Live at Max’s, I would have never known that Kansas City had any essential ties to the music world’s sub-culture, but Prevrat seems to be proof that there’s still something worth experiencing in those fly-over states. So worthy in fact, that I Shit Music is proud to premier his new video for “I You Two.... I SHIT MUSIC

A dash of post-punk and a pinch of synthesizers is a quick recipe for Kansas City’s Prevrat, but that hardly defines the art these tunes truly are. “With Our Eyes Closed” is just an example of how detailed Prevrat gets, incorporating strange resonating tones, sweeping synths...INDIE ROCK REVIEWS

Prevrat is a Kansas City based artist and producer that blends influences from ambient, electronic, new wave and post-punk into catchy synthpop songs...ALTSOUNDS

A chilled out ambient glide to soften any leftover monday morning vibes. If anythings going to make you forget what a dick your boss is it’s probably this...SHINYSHINYNEW

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released 09 April 2013

Victoria Rau - Bass on Safe Distance, Abandoned & Sal Masekela

Label: Russian Winter Records
russianwinterrecords.com

Press: Russian Winter Media
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Prevrat

Artist/producer Prevrat blends influences from electronic, post-punk and new wave into music ranging from catchy synthpop, to indie rock. His sophomore album, Symbols, features the singles With Our Eyes Closed, For You, I You Too and Safe Distance.

Prevrat is more cosmopolitan, with a darker pop sensibility and a slightly less glossy sheen of beats and percussions for backdrop...DECODER
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Track Name: With Our Eyes Closed
With Our Eyes Closed
Words and Music by Ric Gordon
Copyright 2012 Joric Music BMI

I
Storm clouds form over our heads
We’re torn from out of our beds
No more to learn from the rest
So sure of passing the test
To hold the world in our hand
So bold to play in the band
All told never making a stand
As though we walk through the world

Chorus
With our eyes closed
With our eyes closed
With our eyes closed
With our eyes closed

II
We shall see the light of the day
And feel that maybe we’ll stay
To be part of the way
It heals the cracks in the clay
They’ll find whatever we miss
How kind having chances like this
In mind to check off the list
As though we tenderly kiss

Chorus

Repeat First Verse

Chorus
Track Name: I You Two
I You Two
Words and Music by Ric Gordon
Copyright 2011 Joric Music BMI

I
Time will call
To all of us
Minds will fall
And self-destruct
Rhythms played out
All so nonesuch
Take my hand
To rise above

Chorus
You know I
I know you
We are one
Made from two

II
Strange emotions
Fill up the stage
Bring forth notions
To disengage
Paperback tomes
Fill up the days
Guarded oceans
Of dying waves

Chorus
Repeat
Track Name: For You
For You
Words and Music by Ric Gordon
Copyright 2012 Joric Music BMI

I
So much has been told
So little is known
In our hands we will hold
Strange feelings so bold

Chorus
For you
For you
For you

II
As we walk alone
Our shadows will mourn
What leaves us so torn
That love come stillborn

Chorus

Bridge
Hope keeps us whole
Love cradles our souls
Your eyes warm the cold
You always, you always

III
Cross fade till we’re old
Too soon time to go
Emotions full grown
Make themselves right at home
Track Name: Safe Distance
Safe Distance
Words and Music by Ric Gordon
Copyright 2012 Joric Music BMI
I
I never said I understood a single thing about you
You always knew I couldn’t live a single day without you
Inside the walls you build to hide the emptiness that surrounds you
All of the love you feel will grow until it simply astounds you

Bridge
Our lips so lightly
Touch so politely
A safe distance to stay
A safe distance to stay
You need it
I need it
Desire is no mistake
A safe distance to stay
A safe distance to stay

II
Such complicated expectations seem related to tempting fate
No wonder skeletons of love fall around us just like snowflakes
Look for the darkness in my soul to empty through a rusted gate
While all the love we feel returns in colors we can’t forsake
Track Name: Abandoned
Abandoned
Words and music by Ric Gordon
Copyright 2012 Joric Music BMI

I
It doesn’t matter how soft it’s said
When you’re the forsaken one
She leaves you to your empty bed
To bleed out till it’s done

Chorus
You lose your soul to the one that you love
While walking the streets to find you’re the only one feeling
Never mind spending half of your life
Just to find that love will leave you abandoned

II
A twist of fate can’t ease the pain
Of knowing that it’s dust
You stare into her perfect face
Her blue eyes turn to rust

Chorus

III
Her voice still rings inside your head
Her hair brushes your face
Her skin so warm you’re filled with dread
You morn the lost embrace

Chorus
Track Name: Sal Masekela
Sal Masekela
Words & Music by Ric Gordon
Copyright 2012 Joric Music BMI

Chorus
I want to be Sal Masekela
Looking so chill like the TV made ya
Not some poser pretending to be a player
I want to be Sal Masekela

I
Ain’t got time to sit and watch a lava light
Just find some herb and wait until the time is right
Hanging on to make it through another night
Now is the time to grab some air and make my fight

Chorus

II
Got my board grinding hard on an empty pool
Dude over there hitting her up like some kind of tool
Keep pushing hard till finally they know I’m cool
Don’t even matter cause Sal Masekela rules

Chorus
Track Name: Traffic
Traffic
Words and Music by Ric Gordon
Copyright 2012 Joric Music BMI

I
A blue car runs right through a red light
A blue car abruptly stops at a green light
A blue car proceeds through a yellow yield sign
A blue car crashes on my mood all the time

II
A brown car breaks right through a train barrier
A brown car swerves just to strike a mail carrier
A brown car smashes through a police line
A brown car crashes on my mood all the time

Chorus
Traffic, traffic, traffic, traffic
Traffic, traffic, traffic, traffic

III
Look at all the fancy cars that live in Abu Dhabi
Look at all the flashy cars that people build as hobbies
All the piles of rusted cars are clogging peoples minds
All these cars are crashing on my mood all the time

IV
The cars have taken over even in Shanghai, Chinas
Pretty soon we'll be using Hum Vee's as our diners
This way and that the cars can't make up their minds
All these cars are crashing on my mood all the time

Chorus
Track Name: Choose
Choose
Words and Music b Ric Gordon
Copyright 2012 Joric Music BMI

I
Choose to waltz through the sky
To dance right on by
To ask yourself why
Choose to swim through the air
Never asking them where
Never stopping to stare

Chorus
Wonder the world holds such wonder
Surprises to behold
Each day that we are told
As if we are just trying to

II
Choose the path to the left
To keep from the rest
To skip over the test
Choose to lead from the right
Never showing your might
Never fearing the light

Chorus

III
Choose the life that you need
To see it grow from a seed
To write the book of your deeds
Choose to keep yourself free
Never needing to plea
Never failing to see

Chorus