Super 8

by LUX

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    The analog vinyl of "Super 8" - the debut album by LUX with 8 tracks (download for the full album via a code in the liner notes). Each vinyl numbered and signed.

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"Super 8" (deluxe) is the debut album from LUX (LUX the band) with an additional 2 bonus tracks for this reissued version. 12 tracks recorded at Studio Black Box, France. Produced by Peter Deimel.

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released November 2, 2017

All songs by Laforge/Randall
Produced, recorded and mixed by peter Deimel at Studio Black Box, France.
Mastered by Peter Deimel and David Odium at Studio Black Box, France

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LUX Paris, France

VELVET ROCK
Noted guitarist Sylvain Laforge and New Yorker Angela Randall form ‘LUX’, playing their self-described "Velvet Rock".
Their music lies somewhere between Tom Petty and R.E.M. with a stellar guitar, inspired lyrics and unique vocals. Their debut album "Super 8" recorded on analog tape at Studio Black Box with Peter Deimel has just been reissued with 2 new bonus tracks (2019)
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Track Name: Horse
Horse ©Laforge/Randall

Before it rains the herd is quiet
Heads down and tails to the wind
Once the thundering, once the lightning
Have passed through the meadow
They tear away in a collective frenzy
Echoing the noise of the absent weather

Night riding is like night swimming
Full of imagination and invisible
Every hoof beat is measured
Every stride is gliding on the waves
A precious cargo brought to land
In the company of constant angels

They are nature
They are modern
They are wild
They are tame
They are forgiving

Where have you taken my wild horses
My dream creatures, my brothers in arms

The child won’t speak to me or you
Convinced, that he will answer
She whispers in his ear
He bends down to take her
Giving movement to her words
Recognizing a fellow prisoner

Where have you taken my wild horses
My dream creatures, my brothers in arms
Where have you taken my wild horses
I speak their silent language
They understand the signs

They are nature
They are modern
They are wild
They are tame
They are forgiving
Track Name: Hijack
Hijack ©Laforge/Randall

They put up walls and treat you like dogs
It’s a hijack
They tell you tall tales and set up false trails
It’s a murder
You hold in your fear and wipe away tears
Pull the quilt up, baby
Close your eyes tight to close out the night
Chase the monsters

Can you hear them coming?

But when the morning comes
And illusion is dissolving
Run out while you can
Fallen angel
But when the morning comes
And illusion is resolving
Get up quick and run
Take no prisoners

Turn back in time, conceal the crime
Surreptitious
Dreams of elaborate suicide
Death’s harvest
Hollywood rains - on our windowpane
In the darkroom, baby
All of those lies, I know how you tried
You were ambushed

Did you hear them coming?

But when the morning comes
And illusion is dissolving
Run out while you can
Fallen angel
But when the morning comes
And illusion is resolving
Get up quick and run
Take no prisoners

But when the morning comes
And illusion is dissolving
Get up quick and run
Take no prisoners
But when the morning comes
And illusion is resolving
Run out while you can
Fallen angel
Track Name: Super 8
SUPER 8 ©Laforge/Randall


We’re riding in the car and sitting in the back seat
Taking in the scenery and putting up our little feet
There are skyscrapers, blue sky, hazy days or sunshine
Looks like a Super 8 movie to me

Reel to reel

Summer fills my heartbeat, roll the windows down neat
There are so many people, all bigger than me
There are loud ones and crazy ones and always in a rush ones
Actors play this movie for free

Walk right back in time; take your hand in mine
Wondering what happened there
In a life before my time
I’m longing to rewind
Reel to reel
I’m longing to rewind
This Super 8 in my mind - this Super 8 movie in my mind

Black and white snapshots forgotten in a shoebox
Hiding with the postcards and other memories
Set up the projector, I’m trying to remember
Scouting blurry faces, what about me?

Walk right back in time; take your hand in mine,
Close my eyes to recognize
In a life before my time
I’m longing to rewind
Reel to reel
I’m longing to rewind
This Super 8 in my mind
This Super 8 movie in my mind

Driving to a beach on a Long Island shore
The seats too hot to sit on, we’ll lie on the floor
Pretend to be sleeping, hear the parents speaking
Looks like a Super 8 movie to me

I’ll whisper in your ear, tell you secrets they won’t hear
Moving back in time
Going far away to find
Super 8 in my mind
Reel to Reel
I’m longing to rewind
This Super 8 movie in my mind

Longing to rewind……I’m longing to rewind….
This Super 8 movie in my mind
Reel to reel, reel to reel, reel to reel
Track Name: Rough Translation
Rough Translation ©Laforge/Randall

It’s a work in progress
With a working title
Unfinished canvas on an artist’s easel
A sketch, a screen test, a vivid detail
Remains untitled but the work is his
A brief description that stands as is

It’s a rough translation
It’s a form of art
Life is far from science
In matters of the heart

There’s no deep resolution
Only occasional solution
Sporadic attempts at construction and revolution
On this journey the game’s set in play
To send us rather wildly on our way
No one’s keeping score
We’re left wanting so much more


It’s a rough translation
Trying to make sense
Of words and explanations
Sense from nonsense
It’s a rough translation
It’s a form of art
Life is far from science
In matters of the heart

And in the planet’s collision
If you are one of the lucky ones
Solace will come with the passing of time
A sense of wonder, pleasure and pain
Promise of clear skies to gets through the rain
Beginning or ending, a story waits to be read

It’s a rough translation
Trying to make sense
Of words and explanations
Sense from nonsense
It’s a rough translation
It’s a form of art
Life is far from science
In matters of the heart
Track Name: Damaged
Damaged ©Laforge/Randall


I’ll need some time to understand
As dreams unravel a sinuous past
It’s like looking through a broken looking glass
Of faded scars and fearful lies
We have alibis
We have our alibis

The wings of a butterfly
Once touched he cannot fly

One so small and so very new
Drawn towards the very likes of you
Playing out in mock display
Such dangerous games for children to play

The wings of a butterfly
Once touched he cannot fly

The wings of a butterfly, the wings of a butterfly

Innocence and warning signs
Tell me how and where to draw the line
Corruption and deceit
The guardians fell asleep

Things get broken like shattered glass
They can never be the same

The wings of a butterfly
Once touched he cannot fly
He cannot fly, he cannot fly
What’s your alibi, what’s your alibi?
Things will never be the same
Never never be the same
The wings of a butterfly
Once touched he cannot fly
Things will never be the same
Never never be the same
How you justify and you falsify
What’s your alibi, what’s your alibi?
Track Name: Island
ISLAND ©Laforge/Randall

So she draws me down
Back to the shore
Her whisper I’ll bear no more
Above the liquid tide
In between dawn and night
Under her watercolour skies

Island, hiding in the sea
Island, her beauty is a little out of reach

Waves roll in
Waves roll back out
Revealing on the hard wet sand
Jagged rocks and secret treasures lost
The people are like the tide,
Sometimes on a summer night
They pull the cover from their heart
Love and pain are hidden not forgot

Island, hiding in the sea
Island, she sings her song for me

So when I was young
And more than once
With a girl I thought I loved
Ran naked on the beach
She’s still there
Though I have gone

Island, hiding in the sea, my island,
Her secret belongs to me
Track Name: While Waiting
While waiting ©Laforge/Randall

We’re doing fine, we’re doing alright
Putting sunshine in every moment
Listening to the radio
And learning to let go
And laughing, laughing, laughing

Your beauty’s mine, our destiny lies
Take this journey from light to light
Listening to the radio
And learning to let go
And waiting, waiting, waiting

Dreaming while waiting
Ride on baby ride, Ride on baby ride

Faith in the stars, this life is ours
The road ahead is paved with gold
Listening to the radio
And learning to let go
And dancing, dancing, dancing
REFRAIN
We’re doing fine, we’re doing alright
Putting sunshine in every moment
Listening to the radio
And learning to let go
And waiting, waiting, waiting
REFRAIN
Track Name: Runway Lights
Runway Lights ©Laforge/Randall

I’ve started to learn
Started to yearn
I’ve started on a solo flight
Hands in my pockets free as light
Walking tiptoes on the edge of life

Broken in two, in three, in five
Broken free like a runaway
Take the bit between the teeth
Keeping valentines out of sight

So now what am I going to do
If I go and fall in love with you
Now how am I going to let it be
If you go and fall in love with me

Got so much work to do
Standing tall in high-heeled boots
Cut my hair, get a tattoo
A rebel cause
Better late than never
Some consolation, some conversation
Who is that in my rear-view mirror
Heart beats up, wide eyed wonder
A little bit closer, closer, closer, closer

So now what am I going to do
If I go and fall in love with you
So how am I going to let it be
If you go and fall in love with me

Free and easy
Keep it light
I’m a dissident for independence
A poster girl for solitude
Don’t tell me about love’s devotion
Who am I kidding
Come a bit closer, whisper desire let’s take it higher
Kick the monkey off my back, tell me darling
Can you spend the night

So now what am I going to do
If I go and fall in love with you
So how am I going to let it be
If you go and fall in love with me (X 2)
Track Name: I Am A Martian
I am a Martian ©Laforge/Randall

I am a Martian
Dropped in from elsewhere
Into the living room
For drinks and conversation

On my planet
The moon is always red
The sand from your desert
Reflects the blood you shed

I am an angel
Hiding in your pocket
I’ve bent the sky for you
On a chemical afternoon

Where is my place
Somewhere out in outer space
Who has escaped?
A comic-book character
A paper-weight in two dimensions

I am an octopus
Walking on the highway
Hitchhiking the galaxy
Can fish learn to fly?


I am a Spaceman
I’ve been on this planet
Since before it was born
And all this time as nothing

I am a Martian
A star without a picture
My spaceship will return
And I will be gone

Where is my place
Somewhere out in outer space
Dust on the dashboard
Inconsequential
A Dancing bear in the kitchen

Where is my place
Somewhere out in outer space
Who has escaped?
A comic-book character
A paper-weight in two dimensions
Track Name: Liquid and Fire
LIQUID AND FIRE ©Laforge/Randall

Begins slow and quiet
And gets desperate over time
Needing constant fulfillment
Walking a fine wire
One to calm, one to arouse
Sleeping to waking
A permanent merry-go-round
Always something to do
To keep my hands quiet
With liquid and fire
Liquid and fire
With liquid and fire
Liquid and fire

So I have faithful companions
To my faithful anxiety
Risk only adds excitement
Long term is too far to see
Easy to please, silent and eager
In love with the danger
A permanent merry-go-round
Always something to do
To keep my hands quiet

With liquid and fire
Liquid and fire
With liquid and fire
Liquid and fire

Too much radio static
White noise and disapproval
Jousting with windmills
They always stay one step away
Put on a mask, put up a shield
Don’t need to know who I am
A permanent merry-go-round
Always something to do
To keep my hands quiet
With liquid and fire
Liquid and fire
With liquid and fire
Liquid and fire
Track Name: Lay Low
Lay Low ©Laforge/Randall

Is it half past nine? I didn’t see the time go by
It’s so hard to go but I’ll try to come back sometime
All washed in light, your face becomes a higher plane

I’m transparent as glass
Fill myself with anything to hide the past
Should I try to follow the tracks
Of an invisible path


Behind the door - Kandinsky’s hanging on the wall
All in reds and blues different shades of you
Distracts me from the Siren’s call

I’m transparent as glass
Fill myself with anything to hide the past
Should I try to follow the tracks
Of an invisible path

Is it quarter to? I really can no longer stay
Like the rabbit helping Alice to find her way
I’ve fallen so many times, I think I’ll just lay low

Wait for a stronger wind to push me back home
Push me back home
Push me back home
Push me back home
Track Name: Skin to Skin
Skin to Skin ©Laforge/Randall

Touch me
Wrap me around your little finger
Touch me
Raise me up and lay me down

Hold me
Tight enough to make me wonder
Hold me
Let me see celestial splendor

There’s been way too much talking,
Let’s go skin to skin
Tongue to tongue

Take me
A place where loneliness can’t come
Take me
My head on your lap on a beautiful dawn

There’s been way too much talking
Let’s go - Skin to skin
Tongue to tongue

Love me
I can hear the brilliant trees
Love me
Put your fingers in my mouth to change the world

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