Don't Open Till Doomsday

by Alien Skin

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  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    The 2008 cult electronic debut album. CD edition in old skool jewel case design - includes full lyric sheet. It's THE album that attracted a growing legion of new fans to the music of Alien Skin. Signed by George if you choose. [RARE only small quantity remains in the artist's possession till sold out - will not be reissued]

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"...superbly produced album that intensifies the imagination as you float endlessly within its internal fluid & atmospheric beauty." Collective Thoughts

"...'Don't Open Till Doomsday' has an odd character, sometimes sensual and earthly while other times it's like a lone abandoned spaceship floating in the immensity of space. This may be related to the fact that the voice constitutes the organic component while the electronic ambience and rhythmic accompaniments are melancholic, cold & opaque in contrast." Heathen Harvest.

"...a 'kaleidoscope of electronic melancholia - music for astronauts, aliens, and all marginal beings living at the frontiers.' In many ways, this is the best description anyone could give this strange, beautiful record. Like a kaleidoscope, it seems to be in a constant state of flux, with the sound shifting almost imperceptibly as it works its way into the mind." Beatwire.

"...Contrary to the title, Alien Skin's debut CD is a serene and peaceful journey through mellow and surreal soundscapes. Doomsday may be a metaphor for the introverted lyrics and mood of the songs as a whole. If sad songs of longing and despair are your thing, then you will love this. The vocals are very similar to Depeche Mode's Martin Gore and the songs more than borrow the sound style of Mr. Gores first solo EP. This is a very good thing depending on wether you are a fan of that classic disc. The standout tracks on this release are "Saviour" and "It doesn't matter". Listen to those two tracks and you will get a good idea of the potential this promisisng new artist has. In closing, if you're a fan of romantic or gothic synthpop, I recommend you pick this disc up." Amazon

Includes BONUS track '1000 Feet Below' recorded during the album sessions. This bonus (TRACK #11) is a download only and NOT on the CD.

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released April 8, 2008

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Alien Skin Melbourne, Australia

Alien Skin is veteran 'Real Life' keyboardist George Pappas. From the million seller SEND ME AN ANGEL in the '80s to cinematic atmosphere today - sharing the musical sensibilities of Gore/Wilder version Depeche Mode, David Bowie & all things sensuously mysterious & emotive. For those who enjoy the beautiful, the surreal & dark romanticism in electronic music, this is home.... ... more

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Track Name: Dust To Ashes 1945
DUST TO ASHES 1945
An unearthly shadow contorts to speak
And in a chill i wake from sleep
Cause I know where I've been
And what my dreams have seen
A rumble from my passing thoughts
A memory of a day that taunts
And I know where you've been
And what your flesh has seen
Dust to ashes, ashes to dust
On a black Monday came the mighty and the just
Dust to ashes, ashes to dust
On a black Monday, in which god can we trust?
Amidst the ruins I lay her down
A melting skyline a mangled sound
Then darkness falls again
And silence masquerades as friend
Dust to ashes, ashes to dust
On a black Monday came the mighty and the just
Dust to ashes, ashes to dust
On a black Monday, in what god can we trust?

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