Belly of the Whale

by AMBASSADOR

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about

Debut album Belly of the Whale by Ambassador - a cavernous musical quest fusing heart rending doom, shoegazing aesthetics, and a deepset pop sensibility.

"This album is full of potential and as a debut album it’s honestly probably close to a masterpiece level of artwork. It’s got so much light and dark, a raw talent that shines through and very, very solid influences to draw from and blend together. While I do think this album is better listened to as a whole album experience rather than individual songs, I have nothing but praise for this album and congratulate everyone who worked on it." - Remy Kendall (Overdrive Music Magazine), overdrive-mag.com/2018/09/24/review-ambassador-belly-of-the-whale/

"Ambassador know how to turn emotion and atmosphere into music...I go so far and claim that Belly of the Whale is the only album of the last years which really breaks new ground." - Thomas Müller (The Nerd Post), thenerdpost.jimdofree.com/metal-reviews/a/ambassador-belly-of-the-whale/

"I like it when bands go their own way and dare to risk being fresh and more exciting than most of the bands today, I like that they don’t want to regurgitate the same sounds and ideas over and over again, too bad that most bands do that. I also like that they build this album like an album and not like a collection of songs, the album as a whole is stronger than the individual parts and those parts are really good." - Daniel Källmalm (Hallowed), www.hallowed.se/english/music/reviews/2018/ambassador-belly_of_the_whale.html

credits

released September 28, 2018

All songs written and performed by Ambassador
Mixed by John Tyler O’Neal at O’Neal Audio Services
Mastered by Alan Douches, West West Side Music
Artwork by Gabe Vicknair

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AMBASSADOR Louisiana

Ambassador is a dark-rock / post-punk band from Baton Rouge, Louisiana whose debut album, Belly of the Whale, dropped September 28, 2018. They have been compared to Dredg, Pink Floyd and A Perfect Circle.

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Track Name: Empress
See the crop fields burning
Through a clever design
As the elders prayed for rain
Atoms glow red in the air
Hear our pulses
In a marching lane to the profit
Silos are barren
No court can waive the undecided
Until we kiss the empress
A peasant’s march
Bare-soled and callused
Until we kiss the empress
See the crop fields burning
Through a clever design
As the elders prayed for rain
Atoms glow red in the air
Hear our pulses
In a marching lane to the profit
Silos are barren a marching lane to the profit
Silos are barren
No court can waive the undecided
Until we kiss the empress
A peasant’s march
Bare-soled and callused
Until we kiss the empress
You'll know them
By the colors that emblaze them
In righteousness
The gates are closed
Not getting in
The gates are closed
Not getting in
No, she's a sidewinder
Track Name: Ledges
She’s of violence
A machine of corporate grace
In her mind she thought the end a place of white
She blamed herself for the lies that they tell
Am I supposed to hear the ledges creak from the pavement?
Who thought from these gold wings
That we had no landing gear
On the pavement
Could you blame us?
She’s of violence
A machine of corporate grace
In her mind she thought the end of place to wait
While she’s over it
She’s six feet from the ledge
She’s over it and she can’t say a word
She’s over it
She’s six feet from the ledge
She’s over it and I have all to gain
She’s six feet from the ledge
She’s over it and she can’t say a word
She’s over it
She’s six feet from the ledge
She’s over it and she can’t speak
A place of white to cut away
And form into a red array
Of fireless guilt from within
The falling seas to carry it in
Could you blame us for the pheromone
Well I wanted
In a violent protest
Track Name: Sea of Galilee
Across the Sea of Galilee
It shines
On a distant shore
A priestess sings
Until her light has gained
The back way to our souls
Notes will decay
Thoughts resonate
Notes will decay
Thought will
This light it feels like home
We crawl back down
Beneath the stone
It pays to remember that
We can sleep tonight
Part the waves
And separate our wrongs
We can sleep tonight
On a distant shore
A priestess sings
Until her light has gained
The back way to our souls
Notes will decay
Thoughts resonate
Notes will decay
Thought will
This light it feels like home
We crawl back down
Beneath the stone
It pays to remember that
We can sleep tonight
I’ll cut the rope
As you turn the tide
I’m on the boat
You’re the waves on the side
We’ll sterilize all that we find
It takes me much longer to waltz
When the room is still
I’ve lost hold of the bow side
This light it feels like home
We can sleep tonight
Track Name: Belly of the Whale
I played the part and made decisions
Impossible to not recognize the hand that
Waved an hour ago
Led away like Jonah
In the belly of the whale
In the belly of the whale we elude
Told you once don't play with fire
But you didn't learn
You listened well to the pulpit
Fire the burns away
Led away like Jonah
In the belly of the whale
Save my life ‘cause I
I can’t stop now
I'm going under I'm going under, down
Save me
Told you once don't play with fire
But you didn't learn
You listened well to the pulpit
Fire the burns away
Led away like Jonah
Weary of ground, tossed out to drown
Save my life ‘cause I
I'm going under I'm going under, down
Save me I'm going under
I can’t stop now
Save me
Bring forth your offering
Your white whale
Track Name: Profiteer
Through their eyes they all believe
Their arms await the calling green
Their heads bowed to their deceiving
Silver spoons and golden offerings
Hey, what’s your story
Hey, what’s your offering, your purpose
Winter solstice, light the coffin
Take me again
Do you know my name
Do you know where I came from
It’s like wine from the holy grail
It’s like vines through the heart of it
Place your faith in the profiteer as the animals claw for the air
They will propagate and meander through the gate
Don’t be the hero
Place yourself at heel
Don’t be the hero that cleans the vine
These offerings evade the meek
Grist for the mill they’re carrying
Here’s your profiteer
Evoke your profiteer
Track Name: Feral As They Were
Racing toward the forest
Beyond the field
As cattle run for cover cheek to heel
Lamenting for wiser souls to hear their hooves
Stomp the bloodstain ground they're racing through
Wait, the chase will end
Lion, feral beast that roams beyond the iron vale
Feral, just a stray among them
While pacing through the meadow
The frost revealed a place to hide for winter
A time to heal
Lamenting for wiser souls to heal their wounds
In the bloodstained they're racing through
Wait, the chase will end
Lion, feral beast that roams beyond the iron vale
Feral just a stray among them
Track Name: Return/Castaway
I would stray from any un-expecting eye
As we sway like broken barrels in the waves
Give me a bottle and I will embrace
Find comfort in knowing
That I will come back
I’d follow your love
To the edge of the earth and back
I’ve been sailing on this ship a castaway
I’ve been gnawing on these scraps for thirty days
Give me a bottle and I will erase
The fear of not knowing
If I would come back
I’d follow your love
To the edge of the earth and back
I swear that I won’t call
You’ll evade me forever more
On the wings of our love
Cause’ I’ve been born hollow
I’ll scour, skin and bone
Scour, skin and bone
I froze from within these waves
The storm will guide us in
Track Name: Whitewash
It’s an invitation
To fall in line
To purify this filthy crime
In a pool of dreams
To wash it clean
Watch the truth go down the drain
As we whitewash
Conceal our scars away
Whitewash
Bring forth the pyre
Embrace your guilt
And throw yourself
Into the fire
Lower your shield
And lay your axe down
It’s a simple choice
Between water and fire
sink or swim or burn
As we whitewash
Conceal our scars away
Whitewash
Bring forth the pyre
Embrace your guilt
And throw yourself
Into the fire
Lower your shield
And lay your axe down
It’s an invitation
To fall in line
To purify this filthy crime
In a pool of dreams
To wash it clean
Watch the truth go down the drain
We all shed flesh
When the zeroes connect
When the cycles correct
Track Name: Shadows + Seams (bonus)
We will cleanse our sins away
As night sets in and calms the storm again
Stone blind we felt alive
Stone blind we were paralyzed

Embrace the dark this hideaway
Blindness fell upon everything
I am left with no other way

I want to stay Stone blind
In the shadow of you
Stone blind
In the shadow with you

Before night becomes day
I will find a way
To be the life form in your veins
I will not stray
Festering since I cored down again
Through the shadows and seams we crawl between

Embrace the dark this hideaway
Blindness fell upon everything
I am left with no other way

I want to stay Stone blind
In the shadow of you
Stone blind
In the shadow with you

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