The Vanishing of Mr. A

by Sherlock Icarus

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released June 5, 2017

Recorded, mixed and performed by Alex Stjernfeldt.
Artwork by Jonas A. Holmberg.

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Sherlock Icarus Gothenburg, Sweden

Sherlock Icarus is the solo project of Alex Stjernfeldt (The Moth Gatherer, Let Them Hang).
Musically it is a mix of shoegaze, post-rock/metal/punk and dark pop.
Lyrically it deals with themes of dealing with depression, the hardships of co-existence and wanting to stay above the surface.
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Track Name: Crushing Waves
Crushing Waves:
Hands coming out from the mind
Smears the skin with heavy tar
The naked skin slowly turns black
A light shines on this trodden road
Like a lighthouse in the distance
Bleak it rises from crushing waves
A false hope, a false, low light

Good intentions suffocates without the air
The heart never meant to hurt
But these hands burns it all away
Failure and wreckage in the wake

Coiled into the darkness that becomes
A soothing embrace seems like a dream long gone
The memories of a home is lost
The future is a storm without end
Track Name: Only To Destroy
Only To Destroy:
I trawl in the deepest part of my mind
Sinking into the sludge, retrieving what I fear
I wear my oil awaiting combustion
This anchor won’t let me leave this place of illness

The blood boils across the coast
The disease is what defines this vessel
A longing of what could never be
In solitude the forever wanderer keeps on

A year of obstacles and turmoil
A burnout is what remains walking
Intoxication offers salvation only to destroy
A trick which is inviting and beautiful