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The Fifth State of Consciousness (double album)

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Peaking Lights’ 5th album titled, "The Fifth State Of Consciousness", is a double LP produced in Peaking Lights’ Dreamfuzz studio over the last two years. It’s both a departure from the new and a return to the old with a whole new twist on the psychedelic dub-pop they’ve become know for. The Fifth State Of Consciousness is an exciting listening experience invoking a story of overcoming the shadow to rise above and painted with otherworldly sounds. It’s a 12 song 2 Disc nearly 80 minute journey, where the album takes precedence over the single. Each of the 12 songs is a story and together form the larger narrative that is the album as a whole. Thru all its peaks and valleys the larger arc of themes within The Fifth State are about dreams, loss of innocence, strength and seeking an enlightened state of being after trials and tribulations.
Sonically the double album shifts through many states from beginning to end, resonating deep, like a drive thru foreign landscapes where you’re glued to the window as everything slowly changes around you. The flow and pacing of songs has a sense of wonderment and each time you play it there’s a whole new batch of lovely sounds and eccentricities within each of the players. While bringing together their love of Psychedelic music, House, Electronic and Reggae each song manages to live it’s own life and yet still there is some magical thread that binds them together.
Produced by Aaron Coyes, the whole creative process was filled with nerdy gadgetry, playful experimentation and deep alchemical soul searching for a musical medicine. Aaron describes Dreamfuzz as “a small junkyard with many happy mistakes”. Using tape machines, writing melodies backwards then playing them in reverse, layering sound upon sound to create “pads”, literally breaking electronics to get sounds, and a strict motto of “anything goes, pure creativity”. Most sounds were run thru Peaking Lights’ 1976 16/8 Soundcraft Series Two mixing console (the same type of board used by Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry at Black Ark, and at the infamous Cargo Studios where many of the early Factory Records bands were recorded) to add some “mojo”. It’s an album that is sure to be a creeper even if you don’t fall in love on the first date.
“The Fifth State Of Consciousness” Will be released worldwide on Indra’s label Two Flowers Records In June 2017.

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released June 16, 2017

All songs written by Aaron Coyes and Indra Dunis
Produced, Recorded and mixed by Aaron Coyes at Dreamfuzz Studio
Mastered by Sonic Boom at New Atlantis

Artwork by Aaron Coyes

Copyright 2017 Two Flowers Records

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Track Name: Dreaming Outside
A PHOENIX AND A FISH

I watched the river
I watched the ocean burning
I watched the river
I watched the ocean burning
I watched the river
I watched the ocean burning
I made my mind up
I won’t be returning

Everywhere I look I see beauty
I see beauty
Until the towers on the hill
Slow decay of fear
Slow decay of fear

I watched the river
I watched the ocean burning
I watched the river
I watched the ocean burning
I watched the river
I watched the ocean burning
I made my mind up
I won’t be returning

Soft sands between my toes,
between my toes
I was a child safe in my home
safe in my home

I watched the river
I watched the ocean burning
I made my mind up
I won’t be returning
I watched the river
I watched the ocean burning
I made my mind up
I won’t be returning
I watched the river
I watched the ocean burning
I made my mind up
I won’t be returning

I watched the river
I watched the ocean burning
I made my mind up
I won’t be returning

I made my mind up
I won’t be returning
Track Name: Coyote Ghost Melodies
COYOTE GHOST MELODIES

Below the Ground
There is a sound
Listen close
It isn’t loud
Like a hushed echo
Inside a shell
Hear the Sound
Know it well

CHORUS:
Hear the ring
Jangling
Let it sing
And envelop you
Hear the ring
Jangling
Let it sing
And envelop you

Let it sing
Like the wind
Stirring dust
Through an empty canyon
Let it go
Like air drops of sun
Flying with the wind

CHORUS:
Hear the ring
Jangling
Let it sing
And envelop you
Hear the ring
Jangling
Let it sing
And envelop you

Hear the sound
Let it ring
Let it roam
Through the lonely night
Hear the sound
Let it ring
Let it roam
Through the lonely night

In the night
Running fast
Coyote ghost melodies
Close your eyes
Hear the sound
Inside you’ll find
Full of sunshine

CHORUS:
Hear the ring
Jangling
Let it sing
And envelop you
Hear the ring
Jangling
Let it sing
And envelop you

Hear the sound
Let it ring
Let it roam
Through the lonely night
Hear the sound
Let it ring
Let it roam
Through the lonely night
Through the lonely night
Track Name: Everytime I See the Light
EVERYTIME I SEE THE LIGHT

I walk alone in the night
Walking down the street
I feel the rain on my face
I feel the sun on the other side

Lunar light
Shining bright
Flickering light
Ocean tide

You make wishes

You make your wishes
Make em fast
Because it won’t last
You make your wishes
Make em fast
Because it won’t last
If you make your wishes
Make em fast
Because it won’t last
No it won’t last

CHORUS:
I’m always waking in the night
Everytime I see the light
I could wake up in the night
I’m always waking in the night
Everytime I see the light
I could wake up in the night

I walk alone in the night
Walking down the street
I feel the rain on my face
I feel the sun on the other side

Lunar light
Shining bright
Flickering light
Ocean tide

You make your wishes
Make em fast
Because it won’t last
You make your wishes
Make em fast
Because it won’t last
If you make your wishes
Make em fast
Because it won’t last
No it won’t last

I walk alone
in the night
in the dark
in the city

I seem alone
But I’m not
I’ve got you
In my thoughts
In my thoughts

CHORUS:
I wish I may I wish I might
Everytime I see the light
I wake up in the night
I wish I may I wish I might
Everytime I see the light
I wake up in the night
I wish I may I wish I might
Everytime I see the light
I wake up in the night
I wish I may I wish I might
Everytime I see the light
I wake up in the night
Track Name: I'll Be In the Sky
I’LL BE IN THE SKY

Sitting watching time go by
Waiting to grow wings
To fly, to fly
Until the crash
I’ll be in the sky, the sky
In the sky

CHORUS:
I’m just lost inside my thoughts
It’s a lonely place
But it’s all I’ve got
I’m just lost inside my thoughts

I’m flying
I’m flying
I’m flying

The dreams we had
Seem far away
From dreams we have today
Sleepwalking by your side
Sharing our thoughts
Sleepwalking by your side

CHORUS:
I’m just lost inside my thoughts
It’s a lonely place
But it’s all I’ve got
I’m just lost inside my thoughts

I’m flying
I’m flying
I’m flying

CHORUS:
I’m just lost inside my thoughts
It’s a lonely place
But it’s all I’ve got
I’m just lost inside my thoughts
Track Name: Love Can Move Mountains
LOVE CAN MOVE MOUNTAINS

I could hear your thoughts
Everywhere I go
And it’s all I’m after

I can hear your voice
In my mind
Let it take over

If it’s wrong
We’ll make it right
And together
all we have to do
Time will say

CHORUS:
I call out your name
And you come running
We ride into the night
Collecting all the light
When we reach the day
I’ll never forget you
I call out your name
And you come running

I’m lost inside
And it’s hard to know
If I can hear your sound

It’s all I ever need
When you open your mind
Your heart wasn’t hard to find

They try to make it
Always the same
But life goes
beyond the mundane

CHORUS:
I call out your name
And you come running
We ride into the night
Collecting all the light
When we reach the day
I’ll never forget you
I call out your name
And you come running

We can move mountains
When we’re together
I’m waiting for your eyes
We can light the way
You were a ship lost at sea
Behind closed doors
You broke free
You broke free

CHORUS:
I call out your name
And you come running
We ride into the night
Collecting all the light
When we reach the day
I’ll never forget you
I call out your name
And you come running
Track Name: Sweetness Isn't Far Away
SWEETNESS ISN’T FAR AWAY

Sweet scents fill the air
I’m taken back
I’m taken back
I’m taken back
I feel good

I’m taken back
I feel good
I feel alive

Why can’t I keep this feeling
Sweetness seems far away
Sweetness, sweetness seems far away

Why can’t I keep this feeling forever

Sweetness seems far away
Sweetness, sweetness seems far away

Dusk arrives
The light fades
Sweet scents fill the air

Sweetness seems far away
Sweetness, sweetness seems far away

A heavy quilt covers and quiets
It’s warm, it’s hot
All layers kicked to the edge
And a new mood appears
A short life full of wonder

All layers kicked to the edge
Is it real
Is it real

Why can’t I keep this feeling forever
Forever

Why can’t I keep this feeling
Why can’t I hold this feeling
Why can’t I keep this feeling
Why can’t I hold this feeling


Sweet scents fill the air
I’m taken back
I feel good
I feel alive

Dusks arrives
The light fades

Why can’t I keep this feeling forever

Sweetness seems far away
Sweetness fills the air
Sweetness seems far away
Sweetness seems far away

Why can’t I keep this feeling forever
Track Name: Que Du Bon
QUE DU BON

Chou blanc
But I didn’t run to you
Je fais chou blanc
Could’ve been true with

Close your eyes
But don’t return
Told me that you built it
When it burned

Que du bon
But I didn’t run to you
No it’s not
Could’ve been true with

Chorus:
Son chat chante sa chanson
Son chat chante sa chanson

Feel like I could do it again
Do you need to too
Tell me again what you do?
Could you have truth with
Who you tell your big mouth wit
You can’t live by lies
That’s not true wit

Say what you know
Speak to me
Say what you know
Speak to me

When I see dead kings
Shoot the clock
Thru the ship
Your hands are closed
It’s cool it’s chill
To break big talk
Made a call to turn it off

Chou blanc
But I didn’t run to you
Je fais chou blanc
Could’ve been true with

Close your eyes
But don’t return
Told me that you built it
When it burned

Que du bon
But I didn’t run to you
No it’s not
Could’ve been true with

Chorus:
Son chat chante sa chanson
Son chat chante sa chanson

Say what you know
Speak to me
Say what you know
Speak to me
Say what you know
Yes I see, you can be
Speak to me
Cleverly tuned
Say what you know
To suit your name
Speak to me
This is the beginning
Track Name: A Phoenix and a Fish
A PHOENIX AND A FISH

I watched the river
I watched the ocean burning
I watched the river
I watched the ocean burning
I watched the river
I watched the ocean burning
I made my mind up
I won’t be returning

Everywhere I look I see beauty
I see beauty
Until the towers on the hill
Slow decay of fear
Slow decay of fear

I watched the river
I watched the ocean burning
I watched the river
I watched the ocean burning
I watched the river
I watched the ocean burning
I made my mind up
I won’t be returning

Soft sands between my toes,
between my toes
I was a child safe in my home
safe in my home

I watched the river
I watched the ocean burning
I made my mind up
I won’t be returning
I watched the river
I watched the ocean burning
I made my mind up
I won’t be returning
I watched the river
I watched the ocean burning
I made my mind up
I won’t be returning

I watched the river
I watched the ocean burning
I made my mind up
I won’t be returning

I made my mind up
I won’t be returning
Track Name: Eclipse of the Heart
ECLIPSE OF THE HEART

CHORUS:
Shadows in the dark
Shadows in the light
Don’t let the shadow
Cover who you are
Like an eclipse of the heart

Be mindful as the sun
Envelops us all
Opens and feeds our spirit

When the sky is the color
Of your state of mind

Be mindful as the sun
Blinds with light
Be mindful

CHORUS:
Shadows in the dark
Shadows in the light
Don’t let the shadow
Cover who you are
Like an eclipse of the heart

Waterfalls in cloudy pools
Rushing by emperors jewels
Air thick with wind
Finding love that lies within

When the sky is the color
Of your state of mind

Don’t give the shadow
A reason to appear
Remember who you are
Be mindful as the sun
Envelops us all

CHORUS:
Shadows in the dark
Shadows in the light
Don’t let the shadow
Cover who you are
Like an eclipse of the heart

In the night
Let the sun sit in your heart
One road bright
Into the sun
In the night shines bright

When the sky is the color
Of your state of mind
When the sky is the color
Of your state of mind
Track Name: In My Disguise
IN MY DISGUISE

Woke up in a jungle
Of visions and sounds
Kaleidoscope of dreams
In sunlit beams

Chorus:
Haven’t had a lot of time
In this disguise of mine
Away from your eyes
Trying hard to hide

I’m lost at sea
With the memory
Of what I used to be
If wishes were fishes
We’d be swimming free

Chorus:
Haven’t had a lot of time
In this disguise of mine
Away from your eyes
Trying hard to hide

When I’m lonely
And it’s only me
And the wind
When I’m lonely
And it’s only me
And the wind
I am free
I am free
I am free

Sat alone at an empty table
In a room of thoughts
Washed my mind
From all its knots

Chorus:
Haven’t had a lot of time
In this disguise of mine
Away from your eyes
Trying hard to hide
Away from your eyes
Trying hard to hide

When I’m lonely
And it’s only me
And the wind
When I’m lonely
And it’s only me
And the wind
I am free
I am free
Track Name: Put Down Your Guns
PUT DOWN YOUR GUNS

Humankind is what we are
We’re more alike
Than we are apart
Beating hearts
Busy minds
We need love

Put down your guns

Nature knows what we are
Full of life
Breathing the same air
Getting old
Dying young
We need love

Put down your guns
Put down your guns

Let love come in
And put down your guns
Look at everyone
Love conquers all
Love conquers all
Put down your guns
Love conquers all
Put down your guns
Look at everyone
Put down your guns

Humankind is what we are
We’re more alike
Than we are apart
Beating hearts
Busy minds
We need love

Put down your guns

Nature knows what we are
Full of life
Breathing the same air
Getting old
Dying young
We need love

Put down your guns
Put down your guns

Let love come in
Put down your guns
Look at everyone

Let love come in
And put down your guns
Look at everyone
Love conquers all
Love conquers all
Put down your guns
Love conquers all
Put down your guns
Look at everyone
Put down your guns
Put down your guns….