Care Vale

by AMBASSADOR

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Peter Jones
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Peter Jones I have been listening nonstop tonight. This is a brilliant album, full of dynamics and emotion. It captures the painful beauty that is life in such a mature and moving manner. My only complaint is there isn’t nearly as much music from this band as I’d like. Favorite track: Spasma.
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bryanehrhart This is an AMAZING effort from AMBASSADOR, and I consider myself extremely lucky to have found this incredibly talented band. The production work is stellar, it just sounds so massive and urgent. The lyrics and vocals are emotional and haunting which take you to a different realm with each listen. Care Vale is such an incredibly powerful record, and one of - if not the best rock records of 2020. The future is beyond bright for AMBASSADOR.
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Adam Babin Care Vale is little over 1/2 the length of Ambassador’s 1st album, at six tracks, but actually feels more complete. Each song is well-written; ethereal guitar over chugging bass & drum blend perfectly w/ beautifully haunting melodies making you forget there are 4 distinct musicians in the band. Dark tones throughout a swing of heavy & light, cramped space & open air, kinetic & potential energy give the album the feel of a living thing. So is it too short? Nah, you’ll be playing it on repeat.
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1.
Colonial 05:17
They have come to feed Come to take you away like robbers of the grave Don’t speak Be still little lover Don’t you fret Cause’ our burning eyes We see right through your disguise Claim what you want to, forget what you will You don’t always get to consume what you kill There are rabid deceivers waiting patiently to colonize this decrepit falling kingdom of dust Burning eyes, we see right through your disguise Claim what you want to, forget what you will You don’t always get to consume what you kill They have come to feed Come to take you away like robbers of the grave Don’t speak Be still little lover Don’t you fret a thing They have come to feed Come to take you away like robbers of the grave Don’t speak Be still little lover Don’t you fret a thing Burning eyes, we see right through your disguise Claim what you want to, forget what you will You don’t always get to consume what you kill Burning eyes Consume what we kill Burning eyes Consume what we kill
2.
Voyager 04:42
Walking through the world with your head down and your eyes closed Searching for the answer that everyone around you seemingly knows It’s anything goes, discompose, pick your poison, come on You’re stuck here in between fantasy and a dream, your mine I want to carry you across the vale I, skilled and trained to rule you Just take my hand, Just take my hand I promise you I promise you this will only hurt for a short time I promise you I promise you this will only hurt for a short time Tracing borders of the silhouette that’s defining your innocence Dance in circles like a marionette Embracing the imminence I promise you I promise you this will only hurt for a short time I promise you I promise you this will only hurt for a short time Tracing borders of the silhouette that’s defining your innocence Dance in circles like a marionette Embracing the imminence I promise you I promise you this will only hurt for a short time I promise you I promise you this will only hurt for a short time
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Subterfuge 05:42
Once I had moments of clarity Blind to present, the rising severity As it seems our lives are filled with so much grace and opulence We’re grasping our devices as if we were deprived of oxygen Once I had moments of clarity Blind to present, the rising severity As it seems our lives are filled with so much grace and opulence Grasping our devices as if we were deprived of oxygen But I can’t remember the last time that I could truly breathe
4.
Care Vale 04:52
I’d evoke the nautilus Pains from ice and wood beneath my hands Splinters in the folds and cracks Am I afraid to lose I’m tired, I’m cold and I’m tired I can’t hold on I need a rescue Seafarer I need a rescue I need a rescue Seafarer I need a rescue A damage done, a damage due This fate is what I bid to you For all the things I can’t undo I guess you thought I needed to feel this I guess you thought I needed to feel this The tides have torn apart this broken bow but I have landed here
5.
Severant 05:29
Use to dream and wonder what the fight would bring but you lost the battle, you've skipped a beat You wait for ascension but you never be free if you stand beneath the weight of their feet Masquerading to please the throne as your heart turns to stone Can you reach and touch what’s beyond it Can you fathom the fate that’s slowly killing you The truth, it bleeds through the eyes Shatter the moonlit sky Sharpen your wings before you fly Shatter the moonlit sky Sharpen your wings before you fly Through the wind and thunder that the storm would bring you've lost the target, you're incomplete But will you be faithful to the hand that feeds and keep descending in atrophy Masquerading to please the throne as your heart turns to stone Can you reach and touch what’s beyond it Can you fathom the fate that’s slowly killing you The truth, it bleeds through the eyes Shatter the moonlit sky Sharpen your wings before you fly Shatter the moonlit sky Sharpen your wings before you fly The truth, it bleeds through
6.
Spasma 05:32
My old friend, how have you been I saw your picture on the web and everything looks well I hope that we can find the time in real life I’m sorry if I come on too strong I want more but you don’t have the time I’m hoping that you will realize that I tried but you don’t have the time Just don’t feel right You seem so put together You seem so figured out We’re dealing with a digital consequence now You look so perfect in all the pictures We’re dealing with a digital consequence Old friend, how have you been You seem the same but so different I hope that we can find the time Old friend, how have you been in real life Behind the screen, behind the cool grin I’m sorry if I come on too strong I want more but you don’t have the time I’m hoping that you will realize that I tried but you don’t have the time Just don’t feel right You seem so put together You seem so figured out We’re dealing with a digital consequence now You look so perfect in all the pictures We’re dealing with a digital consequence Old friend, how have you been You seem the same but so different I hope that we can find the time Old friend, how have you been in real life Behind the screen, behind the cool grin You seem the same but different

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released September 18, 2020

Recorded and mixed by James Whitton and Assistant Recording Engineer Nick Pope at Hightower Recording. Mastered by Audiosiege.

'It is a game of opposites that attract each other; clouds and clearings, calm and storm, light and shadow, with the rhythm section acting as a trait d’union'. www.thenewnoise.it/ambassador-care-vale/

'Care Vale can take you soaring through the sky at some points while at others, you’ll find yourself dragged down deep into the sludgy quagmire.' www.gbhbl.com/album-review-ambassador-care-vale-self-released/?fbclid=IwAR1Uf-17oPglkCYQQ4366YBwfVJOFtJQuXlA5kNWarSYL2Urv7yVPP6eaHA

'While Care Vale is only the band’s second release, one could be forgiven for thinking AMBASSADOR have been around for decades. The songs on this album feel so mature and well-crafted. They also represent a significant step forward from those on the album’s much longer predecessor'. distortedsoundmag.com/album-review-care-vale-ambassador

'On "Care Vale", the Americans finally keep all their promises and deliver hymnic darkness with a lot of bounce and a gripping, in the best sense of the word, oppressive atmosphere'. www.demonic-nights.at/2020/09/ambassador-care-vale/?fbclid=IwAR1FyPXqxiWZcnDUEP2MaSVdIarV8jCtnoSulj9bF1aQPkCV1s0bnYJgTH0

'Between the vocal hooks and the plodding riffs, Ambassador moves like a unit of despondency, slinging music that catches on the heart as well as the head.' www.angrymetalguy.com/ambassador-care-vale-review

Not all Rock is fast, loud, hard, and riffy. Some Rock is a little more deliberate in slowing down, basking in the moment, surging on a more complex wavelength...They take a more meaningful path, meeting at the crossroads of Goth Lane and Avant-Garde Metal Avenue. bostonrockradio.com/forum3/articles.php?article_id=1022

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Ambassador is a dark-rock / post-punk band from Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

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