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In Orbit

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    Issue #4 of the 'True Music Guide' magazine. This issue features the debut release of Dutch alternative/progressive band Skylake, entitled 'In Orbit' and is limited to 100 copies. Comes with a copy of the album on CD.

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Skylake is a Dutch alternative rock group that is active since 2015. The current formation consists of Bart Laan on lead guitars and vocals, Charlie Feld on bass guitar, Suzan van den Engel on vocals and harp, and Arjan Laan on drums. While initially playing covers of their favorite artists, the band quickly shifted focus towards writing and performing their own material. In the second half of 2018, the band completed their debut album ‘In Orbit’ after an extensive writing process of four years. The album contains seven original tracks, and is musically informed by bands such as Karnivool, Tesseract, Anathema and Porcupine Tree, though mostly featuring their own sound. It alters between atmospheric, melodic and rhythmic styles, and varies in its intensity from calmer acoustic and ambient sections to more guitar-heavy pieces.

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released February 25, 2019

Skylake is:
Suzan van den Engel - lead vocals, harp
Bart Laan - guitars, additional vocals
Arjan Laan - drums
Charlie Feld - bass guitar

Guest mucisians:
Felix Kessels - violin, viola on "Prisoner"

Production: Bart Laan
Mixing + mastering: Bart Laan

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Skylake Utrecht, Netherlands

Hi! We are Skylake, a Dutch alternative rock band inspired by the likes of Karnivool, Anathema, Tesseract and Steven Wilson, among many others. We’ve been active since early 2015,.
Our debut album "In Orbit" is inspired by various musical styles, containing ambient and melodic, as well as more rhythmic and energetic pieces.
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Track Name: The Storm
Let me tell you
An unheard story
Deep blue oceans
Moonlit night sky

Five minutes only took three seconds
It happened so fast I didn't even realize
I lost all my possessions
Even faster than water falls
He stood next to me I looked again
The walls became the floor, he was gone.
Nothing I could do

Drifting away
Losing you
Drifting along
On the high waves of the sea

Diving into my conscience
Should I risk my life to save him
Will I confront the gods of the ocean

Drifting away
Losing you
Drifting along
On the high waves of

A roar of thunder as the wood cries in pain
Clouds of rain are starting to come down
While I can only watch you fall

(Watch you fall)

Time’s slowing down
Time’s slowing down
Time’s slowing down
Time’s slowing down
Time’s slowing down
Sinking deeper
Time’s slowing down
Time’s slowing down

Time’s slowing down
Time’s slowing down
Sinking deeper
Sinking deeper
Time’s slowing down
Sinking deeper
Just let me pass
Ocean keeper

Time’s slowing down
Time’s slowing down
Sinking deeper
Sinking deeper
Losing it all
Losing it all
Just let me pass
Ocean keeper

Time’s slowing down
Time’s slowing down
Sinking deeper
Sinking deeper
Just let me pass
Ocean keeper
I’m losing it all
Losing it all

I'm losing
It will never stop sinking
Drifting away
Track Name: Haste
We should know better
Than following patterns
Erase days as they go by

Desperately we adjust our needs
To what should become
our successful lives.

Bound to time we are
Fighting for decent scars
Never reminded
Of who we are

Why not enjoy the ride
Search for a better life
Why can’t we open our minds
And break the barrier

I’ve fought through eternal nights
Uncertain of the path that I chose to take

But I’m giving it everything
Knowing there is no escape
From this cycle of haste

My head keeps spinning ‘round
There is always something that troubles me
Am I lazy giving in?
It’s draining all of my energy

Bound to time we are
Fighting for decent scars
Never reminded
Of who we are

Why not enjoy the ride
Search for a better life
We just have to open our minds
We’re already there

I'm breathing to find
It's moving away from me
I'm living a lie

The things that I would say
The places I would go to
The dreams I'd recreate
While doors of gold close behind me

Finally I feel free
As the pressure’s relieved
Time won’t wait for you
Find the flame to pursue
Track Name: Prisoner
I have lost my way
My mind in disarray
I wish I could but I can't let it go
There's not much left to change

Places appear inside my head again
Fragments of the past
Can't remember who I was or what I thought
Regret is what comes last

There's something in the air I can't escape
A prisoner of my own memories

Goodbye
You are from a day I thought I'd left behind
So why do I have to revisit it again

Every time
It seems to happen every time
Now I can’t find the way back home
How long will it last if there is no solution
To this confusion
To make these thoughts disappear

You don’t have to forget yourself
To feel alive
Take time to adjust
You could bury your old demons
But their shadows are meant to last

There is something in the air I can't escape up until now
'Cause I can't do this any longer
How do I survive inside this maze
If I keep stumbling upon dead ends

I have lost my way
And no one to relate
I'm on my own now
Fighting what’s inside me

I've failed myself twice now
As I try to break the rule
I wish I could
But I can’t let it go

I've waited far too long
With looking forward
Track Name: Smooth Skin / War Within
[SMOOTH SKIN]

It's such a painful moment
When you realize
They can't keep lifting the weight
That's dragging you down

Stumbling through the night
They’ll never know
Tethered to their fleeting light
‘Cause I’ll never show

But without them the poisoning
Keeps seeping in and draining me

There's something trapped in here
Waiting to go off
It is fighting to break free
I can’t let it out
Let me out

Reach out here
Take my hand, we are here for you
You do not have to fight this war
On your own

[WAR WITHIN]

The gathering clouds taking away the light
Trying to resist but know it won’t bide
And so I’ll wait for the storm to take me
And then vanish without a sight
Come on then, let's fight

I'm sick of the long nights
Of hot guilt and cold ice
Of being haunted by my own glare
I will break free of this nightmare

The drain is clogged
The way is fogged
The road is blocked
I’m being sucked into

And so in the end, alone after all
But I know I'll win this time
Waging the war within
Track Name: Vicious
Carelessly I want
Desperately I need
To be in this place
That's tearing me apart

Something gnawing me
Doesn’t go away
Trying to untie
The knot inside

Why’re you still here waiting to get out
You've been here all day, wasting your time
The digital river's consuming you
Suspend your work for now
You can't work in this state anyway

Having no hopes or dreams to chase
Maybe this is all just a phase
I just won't understand

Meaning and purpose are hard to find
Seeking a way to clear my mind
Without being blind I just can't

I'm stuck inside this place
Filled with melancholy
Trying to escape this maze
Only gets worse for me

Inside this cycle now
Fueled by guilt and doubt
Struggle to tell myself
I just have to find the light

Parasitic way of life, mindless waiting
(Wasting, expecting)
Dreaming away the chances you had
(Deceiving yourself)

Do you really expect
To get anywhere at all
Idling the way you do day by day
Do you really believe yourself
Saying you can answer the question
Just look away

Still stuck inside this place
Filled with melancholy
Trying to escape this maze
Only gets worse for me

Now, still inside this cycle
Fueled by guilt and doubt
All I have to do
Is just to find the light
Track Name: Crossroads
Opportunities collide
I know it’s part of life
Just don’t ask me to choose yet

The arrow only goes one way and
It’s like I can’t speak my mind
My dreams fade in real time
I can’t deny the truth seems hard to find

Who are you
What’s your narrative
A fool are you
The answers are right here

Have I evaded this life for too long?
Afraid to cave in, can’t you see?

Pause, and count the minutes twice
You might not live that life
You're timing is important
Every move has to be perfect

Don’t forget anything wise
You will need advice
But leave it there
Get out on the road
Why does it take so long

A wave of ice cold water
Made me understand
How hard it is to find a fire
To get warm enough

Have I evaded this life for too long?
Afraid to cave in, can’t you see?

Don’t look for an
Easy way out
Track Name: Luna
Sweet child, don't you know
You can't just keep dreaming
And forget your future
Don't fool yourself
You cannot and never will fly away

Luna, why can’t you
Just take me away
And let me fly
Show me the way

You should, you can't, you
Must get your head out of the clouds
(Get your head out of the clouds)
Perform, obey, focus
Don’t throw your life away
(Don't throw your life away)

She's so neglecting you should know
What has she done, so innocent

I built a paradise in the sky
A safe place to reconcile
Falling through the clouds again
Crashing back to the ground

Luna, I'm here after all
And now I
Can finally fly

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