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  • Mister Sir: The fifth and the last single of Sleep

    11 Jun 2015, 04:28 by mistersirband

    The fifth and the last single from our debut record Sleep.

    Full album is waitin you here:
    https://mistersirband.bandcamp.com/album/sleep
    Memoirs of a Lucid Dreaming Practitioner. Part V
    Slow-wave Sleep.
    The bridge embodies connection between Heaven and Earth, the union of a man and a deity. It is a form of a bond between different points of sacred space. The bridge has always meant a transition from one state to another, a change or a desire for a change.
    Earth and Heaven were once connected by a bridge (or a tree, or a vine), and thanks to this people could easily communicate with gods, because there was no death. Since then the connection between Earth and Heaven has been lost, so you can only cross the bridge as a “spirit”. For that you have to either die, or to enter a trance state. This transition is rather hard to achieve, as it is fraught with dangerous obstacles and not all of the souls are capable of overcoming it.
  • The dream is real as long as you remember it

    29 May 2015, 03:19 by mistersirband

    The fourth single from our debut record Sleep.

    Full album is waiting for you here: https://mistersirband.bandcamp.com/album/sleep

    Memoirs of a Lucid Dreaming Practitioner. Part IV
    Partial awakening.
    The dream is real as long as you remember it.
    With every second our present inevitably turns into the past and we can’t put the clock back. The main proofs of the existence of this past are our memories. Events that occurred five or ten years ago remain in our memory in a form of sketchy scenes, which contain only the most vivid, sharp and unusual changes in the daily routine. When you cogitate over the past, you watch someone else’s life from the sidelines. But what if some dreams leave not less lively memories about visual, tactual, and taste sensations? If we were to evaluate the reality of the past by the fact of having memories of these sensations, then dreams that were not forgotten in the morning would arguably be just as real.

    Salvador Dali - The Disintegration of the Persistence of Memory (1952-1954)
  • We don’t own anything but our inner world

    9 May 2015, 04:25 by mistersirband

    The third single from our debut record Sleep.

    Full album is already available here: https://mistersirband.bandcamp.com/album/sleep

    Memoirs of a Lucid Dreaming Practitioner. Part III
    REM sleep, rapid eye movement stage.
    We don’t own anything but our inner world.
    A dream is the only place where everything is under your control. The law of conservation of energy and substance no longer applies here: you can create any object you like out of thin air, you can bend space at any degree of freedom, you can fly, teleport, rush with the speed of light without fearing experiencing hundreds of g.
    The most interesting part is how our consciousness simulates feelings we’ve never experienced in real life. If during a lucid dream you jump out of a window, first you experience a normal falling (as you should in real life). But just few inches from the ground the falling gradually slows down. When you hit the asphalt, it turns into a jelly, which slowly absorbs you and kicks you out of the current level of sleep.
    Having all of these limitless possibilities one can't help but question the necessity of this “real” world. Why do we need it, if we have a much more pliable inner world where the only masters are we ourselves? The reality is that in this “real” world we don’t own any material things. In a blink of an eye we can lose everything we consider belonging to us “by right”.

    Jacek Yerka - Dream World
    http://webneel.com/webneel/blog/dream-world-revealed-canvas-21-mind-blowing-paintings-jacek-yerka
  • What would life be like if we wouldn’t have to sleep?

    21 Apr 2015, 03:29 by mistersirband

    The second single from our debut record Sleep.

    Full album is already available here: https://mistersirband.bandcamp.com/album/sleep

    Memoirs of a Lucid Dreaming Practitioner. Part II
    Light sleep, the second stage of NREM sleep.
    What would life be like if we wouldn’t have to sleep? Certainly, we would have missed a ton of fascinating dreams. But we would have been able to achieve such great heights without drifting off every day even for couple of hours. Alfred Herpin knew it firsthand. This man had a rare case of insomnia, which allowed him not to sleep at all and this in no way reflected on his health. At some point of his life he claimed that he had been constantly awake for at least 10 years in a row. The rest of the more than 6 billion people will never experience this state. Because even just a day of insomnia results in problems with health for all of us. Within a few sleepless days human consciousness loses its clarity, causing an overwhelming desire to fall asleep with occasional “collapses” into a borderline state with confusional consciousness. This method of moral coercion is used during interrogations and is considered to be a refined torture.


    Original painting by © Richard Hess for a New York Times Magazine cover entitled "Insomnia".
    http://www.hessdesignworks.com/Insomnia.html
  • Meet the first single from Mister Sir's debut concept work "Sleep"!

    24 Mar 2015, 06:28 by mistersirband

    The song is available for streaming here:

    The album is available for pre-ordering here:
    https://mistersirband.bandcamp.com/album/sleep

    Memoirs of a Lucid Dreaming Practitioner. Part I
    Sleep onset, the first stage of NREM sleep.
    One of the most unusual experiences at this stage is the maintaining of consciousness during the transition from waking state to dormant state. Seconds after hypnic jerks, which serve as a signal from the motor part of the nervous system about somewhat maintaining a control over the body, comes the paralysis, and the consciousness disconnects from reality, switching off to “sleep mode.” But if you keep the consciousness after the jerk, you can witness the process of transition to sleep “with your own eyes”. With your own mind, to be more accurate, because by virtue of the inevitable paralysis you won’t even be able to open your eyelids. Right after the paralysis you might even get soreness in the head and your whole body. It seems as if your brain gets suddenly imposed to a swelling current for 5-10 seconds at first and then to a decreasing one. We shall call each period of such increases and decreases in soreness “an impulse.” On the morrow of two or three impulses painful sensations pass off and the consciousness finally enters a dream relieved. However, in the middle of every impulse a drowsy person, whilst being helpless and paralyzed, gets anxious and in a cold sweat. Modern medicine insures that all of these fears are groundless, and sleep paralysis is harmless. But nevertheless you wonder every time: “What if I don’t wake up in the morning?”


    The Nightmare, by Henry Fuseli (1781) is thought to be one of the classic depictions of sleep paralysis perceived as a demonic visitation.
  • The Payday Is Coming! Mister Sir Promises to Deliver

    1 Feb 2015, 08:24 by mistersirband

    In its single the band is starting a topical tale of unnamed Mister Sir – an unremarkable office worker lucky enough to be a part of a mundane, humdrum system of eternal routine, who’s only “joie de vivre” is getting his paycheck and living to see the next one. But soon enough Mister Sir is about to experience his road to Damascus and change forever. Or is he?
    15 February is going to be The Payday! Get Ready!
  • The Payday Is Coming! Mister Sir Promises to Deliver

    1 Feb 2015, 08:24 by mistersirband

    In its single the band is starting a topical tale of unnamed Mister Sir – an unremarkable office worker lucky enough to be a part of a mundane, humdrum system of eternal routine, who’s only “joie de vivre” is getting his paycheck and living to see the next one. But soon enough Mister Sir is about to experience his road to Damascus and change forever. Or is he?
    15 February is going to be The Payday! Get Ready!
  • Dead People, The New Music Video Is Out!

    28 Nov 2014, 08:51 by mistersirband

    Full version of the Dead People music video including the interview with Two Chords lead singer.
    Subtitles on both English and Russian are also available.

    “Dead People”, the saddest statement about living in Russia
    10 years ago I left Novokuznetsk. For me this city, once a symbol of the industrial grandeur of the Soviet empire, had become a haven of crime, unemployment, drug addiction and brain drain.
    Many of the people I had grown up with in that city now have despair and emptiness in their eyes, as if they were already dead. Others had in fact already died long before from drug abuse or alcoholism.
    But even people who are still very much alive, who had not given in to this all-pervasive despair, I can no longer call friends.
    Which is truly a shame, not just for the people whose lives have ended in drugs, but also for friendship, something we have now lost because of the social and political mess that is being made of our country.
  • 'Dead People' - the saddest statement of living in Russia

    14 Nov 2014, 09:09 by mistersirband

    Get ready for the upcoming music video of this new single!



    Ровно 10 лет назад я уехал из Новокузнецка. Этот город для меня - некогда символ индустриального величия Советской Империи, теперь - пристанище криминала, безработицы, наркомании и утечки мозгов.
    Многие из тех, с кем мы росли вместе в этом городе, теперь несут в глазах безысходность и пустоту, словно мертвецы. Другие - действительно давно умерли от той же наркомании или алкоголизма.
    Но даже тех, кто всё ещё жив, не поддавшись этой всеобъемлющей безысходности, я уже не могу называть друзьями.
    Что действительно жаль, так это даже не тех, кто скололся, но ту самую дружбу, которую теперь мы потеряли из-за всей этой социальной и политической лажи, творящейся в нашей стране.
  • In Blight We Thrive

    17 Jun 2014, 10:32 by mistersirband

    Two Chords, the band of four engineers from Siberia has released their debut album In Blight We Thrive which revives rock-music.
    Tired of that crap about heavy music death under the oppression of major labels and trends, Two Chords resurrect rock bringing back hope and rebellion. The latest one reflects in every word spoken by these guys: "Seems like we are all taking part in the Cold War II: the Western world hates Russia and Russians hate everything about the USA. But you know, we don't want to separate ourselfs from the rest of the world. That's why we sing everything in English to let everyone understand us".
    They plug their scuffed guitars into the dead body, turn the volume on the cheapest Chineese distortion to the maximum and started to play rock.
    Rude like Siberian men, sensitive like lesbians, multi-faceted like Russian tricolour and totally free like a fat-woman's dress. This is Two Chords. This is hope.

    Three best songs from the record:
    Fallen Dreams (feat. Slava Zhdanov)
    Hey, Jimmy Kimmel, I Have Gone Through A Terrible Break-Up (Album Edit)
    Хуй С Ней (Album Edit)

    Everything else can be found:
    on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/in-blight-we-thrive/id884385653
    on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/In-Blight-We-Thrive-Explicit/dp/B00KVYE3HQ
    or on Bandcamp: http://twochords.bandcamp.com