EP​-​01

by Mana Machines

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    Mana Machines is a Sci-Fi band.

    Style = Urban + Electronica + Folk

    To quote myself:
    "EP-01 is a 5 song resume of tracks subtly layered with texture and warmth similar to Peter Gabriel or fellow Portlanders The Helio Sequence. In some cases 50+ different vocal and instrumental tracks are blended together into a single blanket of sound and feeling. The EP balances sparse and overwhelming, electronic and acoustic. There’s a dynamic of feeling and sound that shares its ideals as much with classical movements as a set of pop/rock songs can. Every song is an unpredictable surprise. A strong beginning for a unique musical direction."

    - Erik Dewhurst

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released December 15, 2010

Vocals/Guitar/Bass/Violin/Sequencing - Erik Dewhurst

Drums on "Escape Plan" - Jason Joy

Thanks to:
James Sasser, Lynne Dewhurst, Dan Gauger, Chad Dewhurst, Jason Joy

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Mana Machines Portland, Oregon

Portland progressive pop project established in 2009.

Sci-fi inspired lyrics, Pop inspired music, strong vocals and unique rhythmic interactions.

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Track Name: World Of Steam
In the middle of the forest is a place I know
And if I ever leave here that's where I'm gonna go
But the city keeps me comin', coming back again
Somewhere in this world of steam.
I'm stacking stones to the heavens to reach out for my dreams
There's a girl that I know. I believe I'll meet her there
In that house in the forest. she's waiting on the stairs
But all I have is a picture; with a promise on the back.
Somewhere in this world of steam.
I'm stacking stones to the heavens to reach out for my dreams
All I have is a picture; and a promise on the back.
Track Name: Matters
These years flash by like moving pictures past my eyes
I felt so small inside I'm surprised that I'm alive
This might just matter

Wires in and power on. start the dynamo
Spins around the room until there's no more asking why

I think this matters

You can hear the metal shaking loose and breaking free
But holding it together's why we love you so

You're all that matters
You're all that matters
Wires in and power on. Start the dynamo.
Spins around the room until there's no more asking why

I think this matters
You're all that matters
Track Name: Faith of Heart
When my father died I was not surprised, no
but I closed down inside
I went to a sermon looking for an answer
and wound up high and dry

I don't blame the preacher
he did what he could do
and I heard every word

I'm not jaded
I have faith
a faith of heart and mind

looking under tables for answers in the dark
finding only keyholes to doors I can't unlock

Somehow I found morals
a compass in the darkness
to tell me right from wrong

I don't think it's too wrong
to say I found the answer
without that preacher's help

I'm not jaded
I have faith
a faith of heart and mind
Track Name: For The Light
I saw a light hung by a doorway
and searched the sky to find my own
covered up against my fears
and I steer myself away from here

Maybe next time you'll be there
holding up a light to steer me home
Maybe someday you'll be there
and maybe someday I'll come home

Found myself outside a window
searching for a friendly stare
I caught the eye of one I once knew
but she didn't seem to care

Maybe next time you'll be there
holding up your eyes to steer me home
Maybe someday you'll be there
and maybe someday I'll come home

In the limbo between then and now
in the middle of my life
in the back seat; holding tight
headed toward the light

Pushing forward with my hands tied back
Moving onward with my mind
in the back seat; holding tight
headed toward the light

Maybe next time you'll be there
holding up the keys to my front door
Maybe someday you'll be there
and maybe someday I'll come home
Track Name: Escape Plan
(instrumental)