The Catalyst

by Sidestep Complex

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released July 20, 2018


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Sidestep Complex Boston, Massachusetts

Sidestep Complex is a married musical collaboration creating intuitive multigenre music by weaving the epic violin tracks & experimental composition of Liz Anaya Sheils with the intricate raps & hip hop production of Scatterboxx.

We write about our psychedelic romance, post-apocalyptic adventures, and the unfolding of the collective cosmic consciousness.
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Track Name: The Catalyst
"The Catalyst"

The catalyst. atoms split in half & smashed to bits.
imagine this. wax will drip & ash will draft
passing spliffs with savages & pacifists
having cataclysmic acid trips.
jurassic aphids & arachnids.
neuropathic crashes backing up its traffic.
you can feel the magic.
galactic cinematic bombastic flashes of syllabics.
plasmic glasses act as an apparatus
to access scholastic schematics.
ink splashes the fabric.
the pad drips sadness & madness wrapped up in ad libs.
formatted adjectives & an asterisk*
*pointing to the fact i wrote this shit on catnip.
better make sure your floor's matted.
make sure your doors are locked & your walls are padded.
cryptographic syntax is in action.
pen hacked with thick sap carved out a cactus.
chapped lips. batted eye lashes.
so scatter my ashes on Saturn's Y-axis.
a clairvoyant wearing foil on my hair. i'm hearing voices.
i'm scared & i swear it ain't just paranoia.
so weird i oughta listen. i'm staring off in distances
with marijuana glistening a terra-cotta prism.