Battle Thru Time by Anecdata was released on March 12, 2020. A little sidestep into experimental synthpop – catchy tunes buried in strange and often lo-fi electronic production.

All songs written, recorded, mixed and mastered by D Satherley / Anecdata. Recorded between 2018 and 2020 in Glen Eden, west Auckland.

Stream it on Spotify, Apple Music and everywhere else. Or download it from Bandcamp and get two bonus songs, ‘Diabolical Machine’ and ‘Arecibo’, plus demo recordings.

  1. Surrender When Anecdata 2:24
  2. The Second Amendment Anecdata 2:56
  3. Richard III Anecdata 2:52
  4. You Decide Anecdata 2:32
  5. Superelevator Anecdata 2:53
  6. Tokyo Regret Anecdata 3:10
  7. Ephemeral Anecdata 2:35
  8. Super VHS Anecdata 1:28
  9. Hardly Angels Anecdata 2:33
  10. You're Not Alone Anecdata 3:13
  11. Phantom Time Anecdata 2:31
  12. Until the End Anecdata 4:25

Lyrics

Surrender When

surrender when i recommend, you lay your gun down and we can bend
palaver then, y tambien, you lay your gun down and we can send
the best of ours, the worst of hell, the rest in malice, and we can fend
off your best, off your rest, the rest embarrass, we have no regrets
surrender when i recommend, you lay your gun down and we can bend
palaver then y tambien, you lay your gun down and we can send
the best of ours the worst of hell, the rest in malice and we can fend
off your best off your rest, and post-insurrect we are all regret

The Second Amendment

i love the NRA, i love the NRA, yeah
they keep me safe from harm
i wish i had a gun, i could save the world, and i could save the world
me and my 45 could keep the world alive and
you wouldn’t have to fear threats from afar and here
i could save the world, and i could save the woorld
and if you had to choose between me and nukes, who would
you trust your life with now?
nukes or a madman with the power to kill and the power to kill you
i love the NRA, i love the NRA, yeah
they keep me safe from harm
i wish i had a gun, i could save the world, i could save the world now

Richard III

why did it take so long to dig me up and rob me blind of my fame?
i was never gonna be your king too long
i was living dead ahead, to be fair forever
my kingdom for a horse
who messes with a king who left a string of family dead, rotting corpses?
are you not surprised to see me back alive?
supergrass’ man of war in the bones, sans flesh
my kingdom for a horse
where did you think i went? across the channel to france or germany?
i’ve been stuck here since before world war got foxed
oliver cromwell
none of them compared to me, richard III, old crouchback
my kingdom for a horse

You Decide

there’s far too much riding on this, far too much relying on this
whose idea was it to ask me ’cause i’m paralysed just thinking about it
i don’t know so you decide, so you decide what’s right
’cause if i can’t decide on nothing, nothing’s what we’ll be
so you decide what’s right and you decide who’s wrong
and you decide what’s right and you decide what’s wrong
the paradox of modern life is too much choice, none of it matters
whose idea was it to ask me ’cause i’m paralysed just thinking about it
i don’t know so you decide, so you decide what’s right
’cause if i can’t decide on nothing nothing’s what we’ll be

Superelevator

Instrumental

Tokyo Regret

would you believe i’ve never seen tokyo? or any capital of the world
of course i have been to wellington, but wellington is hardly tokyo
this is my one regret
i haven’t got many regrets yet
can you believe i haven’t been overseas, unless you count islands
and i don’t, so why should you care a bit about my plans?
this is my one regret
i haven’t got many regrets yet
do you think i should start with this urge to go across the sea
do you think i should start with this urge to go across the sea

Ephemeral

serendipity, ideas
i don’t know what to do or what to say
curiosity, i fear has been my perennial ephemeral
electricity in here
i don’t know just what to do or what to say
instability endears every one one to the critical parasitical
commonality, we fear in thrall to the criminal, hypocritical
electricity in here
i don’t know just what to do or what to say
negativity and fear, they rule, incompatible, ephemeral
you recommend instead i get out and make some friends to the bitter ends
an ephemeral, a mutineer
i can’t stand the smaller talk around the clock

Super VHS

Instrumental

Hardly Angels

Instrumental

You're Not Alone

so you thought you might be home alone tonight
i’ve got news for you it’s not so black and white
and did you notice that i have time for you?
or does it mean nothing to be one of two?
aaah aaah aaah aaah
you’re not alone

Phantom Time

If you’ve got a story to tell of history you might as well reconsider times and dates
they’re nothing but lies, correlations of our past
nothing good can ever last
why on earth are we so vain? they’re nothing but lies
i recognise you in me, i live inside you
i never noticed you there
there’s never been a master plan, no tricks for the age of man
what happened to the sceptical patterns of our minds?
i recognise you in me, i live inside you
i never noticed you there
a phantom time of the year

Until the End

Instrumental

Battle Thru Time

Release Date : March 12, 2020
Artist : Anecdata
Genres : electronic, experiental, new wave, pop, synth, synthpop