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In August 2012, Coerce went in to record their interim release 'Genome'. Setting a pop up recording studio, Coerce tracked in the Old Council Chambers in the Carlton Trades Hall on Lygon Street. A building rich of history, it provided the appropriate location and canvas in which Coerce were to record.
Genome's four tracks sonically explores a stripped bare "as is" approach in the recording/production process and musically travels back in time to where being "unsafe" really was ok.
Contextually Genome is somewhat of a concept release moving through the inner and outer contexts of Melbourne's city dwelling homeless. The days, the internal and external abuse, societal neglect and the circling drain.

Engineered and produced by the bands guitarist Mike Deslandes, mastered by Bob Weston (Chicago Mastering Service) and artwork by Matthew Adey, Genome is a limited run of 250 10" vinyl and digital download released in October 2012.


released October 15, 2012

Recorded at Bella Union, Trades Hall Carlton, Victoria
Additional tracking at Midian, Richmond, Victoria
Engineered & Produced by Mike Deslandes
Mastered by Bob Weston at Chicago Mastering Service
Copyright © 2012 Capitalgames Records
Design by Matthew Adey



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Track Name: Flinders Court
Night time swells up the hours
caught up, crept out the clock tower
I feel the breeze wash the streets
Night tide swells up the hour and there you were
Seller he's off to celebrate the night
Howling screams, a fiend neither dead or alive
I've laid and listened
to your story, sexual victim
Waiting for the night tide, waiting for the night tide
Day breaks to recede the nights high tide
silently the morning breed walks by
Track Name: Genome
Long live I'm the king of my own
let's trade at the stronghold of where I command
Multiple shadows, a figure of one
which one will serve you depends on my act
each has a heart and each has a gun
I'll sever you from the brigade
I'll groom an accomplice, heir to my rule
I'll be the decoy and I'll come to you
I'll live out my stay and rue to the day
I'll be the decoy and I'll wear the bruise
Send in my son, send in my blood heir, send in my long lost age
I'll be ok, I'm back to where I'm from
the salt, the wound, he won
Each has a heart, each has a gun
Long live I'm the king of my own
Track Name: The Rocks
I've built this house I live in
all the fences and the windows
I'm not your burden or dilemma but I'll cause them anyway
I swear I live alone
I'd never live alone
I move across, I swim I wade
Through the rocks I've caught the cave
I swim more across the lake
I've drowned in scars, I've bathed in hate
Frozen tears for years, coloured my skin in dirt and lies
scratching at the earth, pulling from the hurt
I've built this house I live in
All the fences and blackened windows, well
I've built this house I live in
Track Name: The Ceiling
Stepped off the ceiling I started at and fell into an ordinary stay
Stepped off the ceiling I started at and fell to a grave
Dreamed of an actor, a dancer, a soul slinging play
Now I look back at the ceiling I'm thinking, how did I get this way