The Desolation Test

by Bounte

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Bounte's signature blend of genres are on display throughout this EP — from IDM to trip-hop to industrial, even touching on disco — at times woven with intricate programming, at others cobbled together with brute-force production. The result is a slick yet emotional electronic album that calls on one to drop the self-censoring voice and trust the expression of loss, anger, confusion, frustration, desire, and bliss.


released February 19, 2013

by Zen Dozer (ASCAP) ZD013




Bounte Chicago, Illinois

Producer Dean Dunakin combines structural elements of electronica, jazz, pop, classical, and rock into a range of collage-like songs that groove easily, yet reveal their inventiveness to listeners who long to dig deeper.


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Track Name: Know: Your Love Isn't Evil
the reason that you stay in at night is the torture for your ego
the freedom that you fear when you're all alone keeps you so low

the reason that you play down your life, it's a dirty dripping halo
the freedom to lay down your life, it ain't much, and really ain't so

the freedom of running away strips you down into a small lie
but it hurt so long you could make that lie feel so high

make my life a memory of who i thought i'd never become
lead me down another way from worry
and this time
take the road that you so love
and be young
know your love isn't evil
Track Name: Edge of the Earth
right off the edge of the earth
into the black universe
no time to reverse
it couldn't get any worse

right off the edge of the world
and she was my little girl
now she fills all the sky
with her bright lullabies

my little girl...

there's no way to atone
so I'm left all alone
my wonderful friend
I'll never see you again
Track Name: Primitive Suffering
like a good friend passing on: tight as one, suddenly gone
like a selfish petty one: prattling on, prattling on
like a rusty nail on a jack and coke, and another three rounds on me
then the pain behind your eyes: too much light, going blind

like the pressure on that job: boss you hate, don’t be late
like the traffic flow downtown: slow and tough, cut you off
like you worked all day, all the power goes out, and you realize you didn’t save
then the voice inside your head: out of time, you’re so dead

like a psychostimulant: crawling touch, don’t take much
like forgetting where you went: was it fun, or just dumb?
like tryin’ too hard while gettin’ it on, then you can’t get it off at all
or you’re shot down by that 10 who loves you -- just like a friend

your primitive suffering
Track Name: Two Moments
one moment of anger
two moments of pain
take it down a notch
Track Name: Those Moves
those moves you show
are makin' me go
to meet you on the dance floor
that body you show
is makin' me go
to move you on the dance floor

see the minute you're gone is so so long I don't really know how to wait
but the moment you go on the dancing floor i'm just one second away
then we step into a rhythm that is swingin' and you're singing and our bodies jump up and sway
say you're makin' it all up as you go along, but the angels guide you to this song

my eyes on your eyes, my hands on your hips, your step follow mine, first right then left
top rock, take off, don't take too long, max out the time we dance to this song
then we're spinning as we're grinnin' in the zone i guess we're in it, mark it down: another win
when you suddenly shake your body just that way, we're gliding on up to heaven's gate