Echo Chamber

by Heliophile

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Sing to me, it is the same old song
When no uncertainty survives
But all the facts went wrong
Sing to me, strike the reverberent gong
In this encasement falsehoods thrive
Disinformation's born

It's lather, rinse, repeat
Distort until complete
Through tribalism we always seem to regard it as true
Suppress, withhold the files
Insurgent voice exhiled
If all comes out in time, they'll just say an apology's due

The echo chamber calls
It bounces off the walls
It is a lie
But we're so comforted by our certainty
The truth remains unseen
We're cogs in the machine
They lead the blind
Only shadows we'll find
Of what once was real

"Once the wheels are set in motion, it becomes nearly impossible for people to accept new facts that refute the rumour.
And it is through this mechanism that even the slightest hints of economic decline become self-fulfilling prophecies."

Sing to me, it is the same old song
So little subtlety survives
And all the facts went wrong

The echo chamber sounds
Convenient culprit found
The buckets full of blame are in place above the drop zone
We need not be concerned
Our prejudice confirmed
We elbow through the crowd to try to cast the first stone

"Your internet browsing experience is highly personalised. Any opinions conflicting with your own are filtered out."


released November 23, 2014
Performed, recorded, produced and mixed by Gijs van Ouwerkerk.
Mastered by Ken Porter.
Spoken word performances by Jimm Kjelgaard and Bob Buckley.



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Heliophile Enschede, The Netherlands

Heliophile is Gijs van Ouwerkerk, a synther-songwriter from The Netherlands. Consistent with his geographical location, between the UK and Germany, his music can be described as a cross between the more accessible British synthpop and the slightly darker stuff made in Germany. Heliophile has a 4-piece live line-up. Similar artists: Diorama, De/Vision, Mesh, VNV Nation, Tenek, Pet Shop Boys. ... more


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