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released April 29, 2016

All songs recorded and produced by Wake Island & Jace Lasek
Except "Bend Again" produced by Jace Lasek & Harris Shper
Mixed by Jace Lasek at Breakglass Studios in Montréal
Mastered by Ryan Morey at Rye Bread Mastering in Montréal
Released by Oh Hi.

Wake Island is Philippe Manasseh and Nadim Maghzal
With Derek Koziol on Electric Bass & Evan Tighe on acoustic drums
Special appearance by Zoé Joly-Lopez on backing vocals in "Comfortably".

Cover photo by Elie Zananiri using Microsoft Kinect.

Our beautiful choir on "Bend Again": Gregory Burton, Peggy Hogan, Stacy Lee, Tyler Reekie, Jean Cousin, Patrick Cruvellier, Ty Snaden, Sam Bick, James Irwin, Tamara Sandor, Evan Tighe, Tessa Dawn K, Natasha Young, Derek Koziol, Harris Shper, Mike Feuerstack, Alexandre Thibault, Luke Loseth, Noah Bick and Nadim Maghzal.

We would like to very warmly thank the following people: our parents and families, Zoé Joly-Lopez, Félix Tétreault, Harris Shper, Noah Bick, Fadi Tabbal, Elias Maroun, Anthony Abi-Nader, Salim Naffah, Cheval Laurent Kung, Gregory Burton, Lauren Wilson, Lory Ajamian, James Irwin, Nic Scribs, Pietro Amato, Stef Schneider, Michel Lopez, Monique Joly, Bantam Wing, How sad, CTZNSHP, Charles Mansion.

Un grand merci aussi à Bernard Joly et Hélène Goyette pour leur génereuse hospitalité.

Released by Oh Hi
Catalog # OHHI005
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Wake Island Montréal, Québec

Wake Island is a Montreal based electronic duo formed by Lebanese musicians Philippe Manasseh and Nadim Maghzal who now split their time between New York City and Montreal. The group fearlessly blends electronic dance music with the skills of veteran songwriters, pairing 90s minimal techno with the raw and vertiginous essence of NYC's No Wave movement.
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Track Name: Carácter
You never know what you're never told
So let me tell you what I think about the world today
We need to listen more to one another
And stop falling into the traps
they set for us

You gotta play, you gotta play the game
But no one said you couldn't break the rules now and then
And it's allowed, it's allowed, it's allowed to make mistakes
That's how we all grow up anyway

You'll never find what you're looking for
if all you can think about is being safe
Go, you go with your gut and never regret the things that you're giving up
Cause we're allowed to make mistakes
That how we separate
the wounds from the pain

And we're allowed to make mistakes

I don't think I can fake it forever
I know we can make it together
So we won't stop till the job is done
Or till we fall asleep
No we won’t stop till the job is done
Or till we fall asleep
Track Name: Never Entirely There
This has been a good year, the best so far
Nothing amazing but I’m in charge
I’m feeling good and I’m feeling sharp
All I’m doing it just works out

This has been a shit year, the best so far
You're going backwards but you're marching on
I know it's hard but you must trust me when I tell you
"don't give up, don't give up"

We’re on the same boat, you and I, won’t you think over?
At the very least, making preparations to disembark.
We’re on the same road you and I so come a little closer
What I’m trying to say is "we’re making progress all the time"

We’re never entirely there, I say
We’re never entirely there

We got it figured out and we know the drill
So let's just party and take some pills
Prepare, prepare, prepare
For all the good times are coming back
They're coming back

We’re on the same boat, you and I,
won’t you think over?
At the very least, making preparations to disembark.

We’re on the same road you and I so come a little closer
What I’m trying to say is "don't you worry, its only life"

We’re never entirely there, I say
We’re never entirely there
Track Name: The Other End
You may judge me you may dare
What will it change? The fuck if I care
You take our money and you take your cars
You take them over to your father
It's time to get a little dirty
I think I'm craving something messy
I need to go to the other side
I need to get myself some pride

I really wanted you to be my friend
But I think you better run
I really, really wanted you to be there
But I think I'm better off on the other end.

These point and click encounters
They take a toll on a my agenda
There's nothing to be scared of
Just give me time, and I'll give you my love

I really wanted you to be my friend
But I think you'd better run
I really, really wanted you to be there
But I think you're better off without my help.

I really wanted to be your friend but I think you better run away from this mess
I really wanted you by my side but I don't want to be the one to make you sad

I really wanted you to be my friend
I really, really wanted you to be there
Track Name: How Sad
If you think you're ready
If you think you got it
Just hang it on the wall and wait

If you think you're ready
If you think you got it
Just hang it on the wall and wait

If you think you're ready
If you think you got it
Just hang it on the wall and wait

And If you figure it out, if you figure it out, why don't you show me ?

So I'm sad
I'm sad and I like it, I like it
Who said sadness was a bad thing?
Sadness is the reason I move between the lines and over the edge of your kingdom,
You wait for me there
you wait for me there, my darling
Yeah I'm sad,
And if sadness is a bad thing
Oh well, I like bad things
Track Name: Our Eyes Are Melting Up
I don't really know why
I decided to talk to you
about my life this morning
I'll keep it short,
I really don't want to bore you anymore than I should
I'm not sure what's missing
but I know I really have to fix it right now
It's already too late
and we got time before we die but why wait?
Cause after all,
It’s really not as bad as we think, this mess we're in

All we need to do is open up
All we need to do is talk about it

All we need to do is open up our minds
because our eyes are melting up
All we need to do is talk it out when it puts itself In front of us
We're all fighting, we're all fighting together
If there's one thing I've learned from all this:
it's a waste of time to run
And the answers are with you

All we need to do is open up
All we need to do is talk about it
Track Name: Comfortably
You sit comfortably
I'm in space and I'm about to disappear
I never meant to hurt you dear
But I'll never be the man you thought I'd be
You destroy me, hate on me
take, take all the time you need
In space there are no needs
And we throw the best parties you've ever seen
I get why you're not here
I know you'll come around
And when you do
we'll go out for a dance
And when we dance we'll dance away the common need
And when we dance we'll dance away the common need
Track Name: Milad Majik
Carry the load, I know it’s real
Travel a lot and fight the disease
Give me some more and give me what real
Give me some love and I'll know it's real
I know what I want, you know/got what I need
So give me some love and let's make it real

Meet me outside, let’s go for a ride
Show me the things that you don’t want to hide
I wanna clean up this mess that I'm in so
Give me some love and I'll make it real
Give me some love and I'll make it real

Yeah, I wanna feel alive, I wanna feel alive
Say what you want but I won't turn around
I never said I'd change my mind and I don't think I will
I'm where I wanna be
Track Name: Bend Again
No one ever says these things to me
and that is ok with me
No one ever bends the rules for me
If you go away, go away tomorrow
I’ll be lost but I’ll wait because I understand
Why, why you did

No one ever takes it seriously.
If we all did, wouldn’t everything be better?
When you’re saying no to all the things you want,
when your mind tells your body to sit down
and sleep and let it do its job
Go outside and walk a little while
Go outside and stop caring about the weather
and whether you should bend again
Just let yourself cry