Smoke & Mirrors

by Tenek

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    Three years in the making, ‘Smoke and Mirrors’ showcases bigger and bolder sounds that have been building from the tenek studio. Each track having a common theme throughout, “Things are not what they seem...” - tenek. This album was designed to offer a variety for both listening audiences, as well as for global sync licensing opportunities. Taking things to a new level, the band enlisted the talents of additional musicians such as: Paul Jackson (bass player from 80’s British pop band T’Pau), Australian-based Sam Morrison (bass), Michael Steer (bass) and newly added band member Steve Clark (drums/vocals). Since tenek’s second album (‘On The Wire’ – 2010) the 2 recently released EPs (‘Another Day’ and ‘What Kind of Friend?’) were successful tests of the the new direction the band has been taking their music. Since the Devon/Essex tenek debuted in 2007, the electronica duo have toured two well-received albums and 9 singles/EP’s. tenek are all about hard grinding electro grooves, a power house of classic British synthesizer pop and stabs of driving guitar and percussion to bring in a slice of rock edge. Producing a unique crossover which is credible and satisfying to both the cult electro scene while retaining a mass market appeal through the their melodies and hooks. ... more

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    The brand new Tenek album on 6 page digipak. CD Artwork and Design by Cheri Freund. Cover artwork initially conceived by Greg Rolfes. Mastered by Justin Weis at Trakworx in San Francisco. Released by Alien Six Productions. Catalogue Number - ASP005.

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Catalogue number ASP005. Label - Alien Six Productions.

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released December 9, 2015

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Tenek England, UK

Peter Steer & Geoff Pinckney formed the electronic band tenek from Devon/Essex (UK), in June of 2007. Since then, they have produced and released 3 albums and 9 Singles/EP's. They have also toured the UK and Europe extensively.

New album: 'Smoke and Mirrors' is out now following a triumphant album launch show in London on the 28th November.
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Track Name: Everything Lost
You can see it through
If you wanted to
You're trying something new
It's just not good for you

If you could see yourself
Like you were someone else
No need to live a lie
Or even justify

Now I'm turning it round
Giving you everything
But everything lost is meant to be found
Building it up again
I'm breaking it down
Turning it round
Giving you everything
But everything lost is meant to be found
Building it up again

Is something stopping you – Pay attention
There's another view – Introspection
Things aren't what they seem – Misdirection
If you could start anew – Resurrection

Break it down, turn it round
Track Name: Fear for Nothing
Inside sometimes
It's like we fear for nothing
One more chance to feel right
We fear for nothing
We fear for nothing

Sometimes
It's like stage fright
You feel it coming
Are we burning too bright?
We fear for nothing
We fear for nothing
We fear for nothing

Inside outside you go
Inside outside we know

Inside sometimes
It's like we fear for nothing
One more chance to feel right
We fear for nothing
We fear for nothing
We fear for nothing

Inside outside you go
Inside outside we know
Everything you say we know
Everything you say

We fear for nothing
We fear for nothing

Inside outside you go
Inside outside we know
Inside outside you go
Everything you say we know
Track Name: Another Day (Album Version)
Everybody here's got something to say
Everybody here wants to be that way
All the other voices inside your head
The little white lies you told instead

Move on, move on, move on, move on, move on
You're gone, you're gone, your gone, your gone, your gone

I never told you, I never told you..

I never told you
It would be this way
You'll understand why
Another day

I never told you, I never told you..

Tearing this down to the bitter end
Turn around there's nothing left for you to defend
You can take the pictures and try to believe
You can all deny but you'll never deceive

Move on, move on, move on, move on, move on You're gone, you're gone, your gone, your gone, your gone

I never told you, I never told you..

Tell me now, is it clear?
Falling down, getting nearer

I never told you, I never told you..

I never told you
It would be this way
You'll understand why
Another day

Everybody here's got something to say
Everybody here wants to be that way
All the little voices inside your head
All the little lies you told instead

Move on, move on, move on, move on, move on
You're gone, you're gone, your gone, your gone, your gone....
Track Name: What Kind of Friend? (Album Version)
Well if you want to
You can be the reason
But if it haunts you
It won't make it right

Wait now
Can you feel the tension?
But if you back down
You won't be the one

You take it, you make it
You break it down
You take it and you twist it around
You take it, you break it
You twist it around
You make it and you break it down

What kind of friend says keep it down
I don't feel it
I don't need it
What kind of friend says 'leave me alone'
I don't need it
I don't feel it

So if you want to be the solution
Does it hurt you?
Does it make it right?
If we breakdown
What is your intention?
Right now
You could be anyone..

You take it, you make it
You break it down
You take it and you twist it around
You take it, you break it
You twist it around
You make it and you break it down

What kind of friend says keep it down
I don't feel it
I don't need it
What kind of friend says 'leave me alone'
I don't need it
I don't feel it
Track Name: Blue Man
Truth is learning
From the cable to the grave
In your utopia
Who will take the blame?

Like mirrors we reflect
Nothing to project
You talk of something
I remembered to forget

You broke the wire and crossed the line deceiving everyone
You fed the lie that came alive
Yet all the while deceiving everyone

Blue man turning
From salvation to the grey
No use trying
To pretend it's all a game

Like diamonds we protect
Shining to the the end
You're losing something
Now I remember to forget

You broke the wire and crossed the line
Yet all the while deceiving everyone
You fed the lie that came alive
And all the while deceiving everyone
Track Name: Headlights
Looking into the headlights
You can never see the white lines
Looking into the headlights
Waiting for another deadline

You've gotta go

Looking into the headlights
You can only see so far
Looking into the headlights
You're working to another deadline

You've gotta go

You'll never leave this all behind
When all your senses tell you why
You never keep an open mind
There's nothing more you can deny

You're looking into the headlights
Falling underneath the radar
Looking into the headlights
Will it ever be the right time?

You've gotta go

You'll never leave this all behind
When all your senses tell you why
You never keep an open mind
There's nothing more you can deny
Track Name: A New Foundation (Album Version)
Imitation of life unseen
Will you wake when the light turns green
Conversations from left to right
No conclusion no end to the fighting

You are not the end of it all
In this world no-one can find you
Resolution made that call
Now it's gone we move on
Build a new foundation

The equation that can't be solved
Destination is somewhere cold
Building walls that won't be broken
Stolen words that remain unspoken

You are not the end of it all
In this world no-one can find you
Resolution made that call
Now it's gone we move on
Build a new foundation
Track Name: Sunlight
One more chance
You're gonna have another breakdown
Circumstance
Leads you every way

No control
Is more than just another reason
Who can say
Why you are even here?

As we are in the sunlight
You are in the shade
Making you aware of something
You'll never be the same, oh no..

The fear inside
Is looking for a new direction
As the real world
Is leading you astray

You forget
It's more than just another feeling
Who can say
Why you are even here?

As we are in the sunlight
You are in the shade
Making you aware of something
You'll never be the same

You'll never know
If you never try
You'll never see a sunrise

Sunlight

All those tears
Are nothing more than your frustration
Who can say
Why you are even here?

As we are in the sunlight
You are in the shade
Making you aware of something
You'll never be the same
You'll never know
If you never try
You'll never see a sunrise

Sunlight
Track Name: Imitation of Life
When you get what you need
Is it hard to believe
And I know what you want
Is a life underneath
Tell me now

That you really like this
Do you really like this
Yeah you really like this
Don't you, don't you?

Imitation of life
See the world through your eyes
Imitation of life
Only you can rewind

When the lies of machines
Bring you down to your knees
Is it hard to conceive
That you're not what you seem
Tell me now

That you really like this
Do you really like this
Yeah you really like this
Don't you, don't you?

Imitation of life
See the world through your eyes
Imitation of life
Only you can rewind

When you get what you need
Is it hard to believe
And I know what you want
Is a life underneath
Tell me now

(So) That you really like this
Do you really like this
Yeah you really like this
Don't you, don't you?

Imitation of life
See the world through your eyes
Imitation of life
Now only you can survive

Imitation.. Imitation of life...
Track Name: Soloman
In a place, in a time
But I was only wasting mine
Where you lead
I will go

Something for nothing
Something here after all
A simple solution
You're holding forever more

When I can't think of anything
These are the words I want to say

In a place, in your mind
The truth was always hard to find
Do you feel, I don't know?

Something for nothing
Something here after all
A simple solution
You're holding forever more

When I can't think of anything
These are the words I want to say
Track Name: Smoke and Mirrors
And I cannot pretend
My feelings get in the way
These are the words you send
But there is nothing to say..

You will not defend
Your error stands in the way
When there is truth to bend
You're never far away..

Feels like somethings gonna happen today anyway
Feels like somethings gonna happen today anyway
Feels like somethings gonna happen today and everything changes..

I need to scratch the surface
Things are not what they seem
It's easier to hide
So much is left unseen
And you are not my friend
Your silence stands in the way
It's all a great pretence
I want to tear it away

Feels like somethings gonna happen today anyway
Feels like somethings gonna happen today anyway
Feels like somethings gonna happen today and everything changes..