Blue Hour

by Panic Office

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about

"a real labour of love...like a fine gem that has been cut and polished to perfection. 5/5"
- Sunday Rock Show, BCFM bcfm.org.uk

"This could easily be the soundtrack to a dystopian future - just picture civilisation collapsing and the skies turning grey set to the music of Panic Office... 'Blue Hour' isn't the peppiest record you'll hear - but it's no simple feat to create something with such emotional impact. Rome wasn't built in a day, and every strum on this record is deliberate, purposeful,"
- Live-music-scene.co.uk

credits

released September 5, 2011

Sam Jones - Vocals / Guitar / Laptop
Phil Shelly - Vocals / Guitar
Peter Jewkes - Bass / Synth / Piano
George Banwell - Drums / Guitar / Vocals

All music and words by Panic Office
Additional material on tracks 1 and 7 by Matthew Lewis
Additional vocals on track 6 by Sally Kitching and Lucy Pettler

Artwork and cover photography by Phil Shelly
All other photography by Vicki Mitchem

Tracks 1, 3, 4, 6, 8 and 9 recorded at Subterranean Studios, Hanham. Produced by James Cogan and the band in April 2009 and March 2010.
Tracks 2 and 5 recorded at Horizontal Studios, Worle. Produced by Brian Monk and the band in June 2009.
Track 7 recorded by the band at home in May 2008.
All tracks mixed and mastered by Sam Jones in August 2011
Except track 6 which was mixed and mastered by James Cogan

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Panic Office Weston Super Mare, UK

Panic Office formed around Cheddar with various members coming and going. Then in 2007, with a stable line-up, Panic Office released their début album 'Ghost Music'. A blend of prog-rock, paranoid metal and icy experimentalism it was a work beyond their years. So it took four years to catch up with themselves and release their intense, spacious and intricate follow up 'Blue Hour'. ... more

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Track Name: Light Spirals
Wait for the call stood by the phone, turn over the glass
Empty your pockets full of sand for it is a waster

The light spirals burn a hole in the back of my head

And when the call comes do not speak
The static will cut you off

Fruits of silent protest burn away at the flesh
Holding back your fears to know this
Track Name: Glazed
Take me somewhere new, somewhere you knew
Show me something out of this world
The stars and the sun will revolve through our heads
So please won't you show me?
Show me something new, somewhere you knew

And break me open, see what comes out
I'm sure there will be not that much to see inside of me
And everything is all just part of everything with which we grew
So please won't you show me?
Show me something new, somewhere you knew
Track Name: Now You And I Are Quits
And he stands in the corner of the room
With nothing on his face
There's something he wants to say
But he's just got to leave that place
And he won't
He never will
He cannot
Would make him ill
He stands there still
Waiting for someone to take his breath away

And now we've come to this
And we'll have ourselves stay indoors
And lock us up or burn us down or tie us in chains
There's nothing here except empty names and faces
And break his foot and he won't walk
A gash to his face
I stood there in the corner of the room
And I watched them break you
Track Name: Song For July
I've washed the white walls of everything they've ever known and now the screens are blank

The canvas is fresh to start again
And the streets are empty
The artists are strung up and drunk
So who'll be creating?
The seeds are sown where no plants grow

Today is a new day for all time
We will break down the walls
Today is a new day for all time

The canvas is fresh to start again
And the streets are empty
The artists are strung up and drunk
So who'll be creating?
The seeds are sown where no plants grow
Track Name: Help, But Then Don't
Follow me to the hole inside my soul
Bury me with you
Between us two you will find that...
You don't know me at all
Track Name: Fission
I've searched every wall
Every room
Checked every door
Smashed every window
They'll find us out
So pass the glass and we'll all drink our fill

And they found me burning my way out of the back room
Everyone else has sold their way to the centre
But I'm buying my way out

And I found my way out in the blue hour...
Track Name: Blue Hour
Hello, is anyone there?