Static

by Dave Kerzner

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Merve Freshman Dave Kerzner is hugely talented and hit a home run with Static. He deserves your support and if the opportunity arises, go see him live.
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progfrog Kerzner has that elusive 'touch' for producing excellent sonic journeys. Favorite track: 14 The Carnival of Modern Life.
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sumoson Really good drumming! Love this style of Music! Favorite track: 04 Reckless.
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michaeljobborn Dave Kerzner Band has been my favorite band since i have heard "New World". Now that i have heard this album it has only made sure that this band stays in my top spot. "Static is such an awesome album. Everything about it has been done perfectly and I have zero complaints about it. Favorite track: 09 The Truth Behind.
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    "Static" is Dave Kerzner's follow up studio solo album to his acclaimed debut "New World". It's a progressive rock concept album and a "rock opera" about the distractions, chaos and clutter in everyday life and about navigating past this "static interference" in our heads toward clarity and happiness.

    The album features Kerzner on vocals, keyboards and guitars and he is joined by Steve Hackett (Genesis), Fernando Perdomo (Jakob Dylan), Randy McStine (The Fringe), Matt Dorsey (Sound of Contact), Nick D'Virgilio (Big Big Train), Derek Cintron, Durga McBroom (Pink Floyd), Alex Cromarty (Mostly Autumn), Stuart Fletcher (Sea Horses), Colin Edwin (Porcupine Tree) and more!

    "Static" is a "rock opera" with dramatic twists and turns from dark moods to uplifting atmospheric pieces to rich nostalgic rock sounds to modern alt rock edge. The album is the length of a traditional double album on one jam packed CD (or 75+ minute album on CD or download). It features the songs "Hypocrites", "Static", "Reckless", "Trust", "Dirty Soap Box", "The Truth Behind", "Millennium Man", "The Carnival of Modern Life" and more!

    Dave Kerzner - Lead Vocals, Keyboards, Guitar
    Fernando Perdomo - Guitar, Bass, Drums
    Randy McStine - Guitar, Bass
    Matt Dorsey - Bass
    Steve Hackett - Guitar
    Nick D'Virgilio - Drums
    Colin Edwin - Bass
    Stuart Fletcher - Bass
    Derek Cintron - Drums
    Nick D'Virgilio - Drums
    Alex Cromarty - Drums
    Durga McBroom - Vocals
    Lorelei McBroom - Vocals
    Ruti Celli - Cello

    Album Artwork and Graphics by Ed Unitsky
    Artwork concept by Dave Kerzner

    Mixed by Dave Kerzner and Rob Aubrey
    Produced by Dave Kerzner
    Assistant Engineer - Andrew Gonzalez

    Recorded at Sonic Reality Studios Miami Fl, Reseda Ranch Studios, Resda CA, Aubitt Studios, UK and all over the world.

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01 Prelude 00:39
2.
Hypocrites (Lyrics by Dave Kerzner) Out of the woods into the clear Rats in a race running to sheer fright Turn on the set turn up the blame There’s no more shame and everyone’s right So right Sharpen the blade lie to invade Ready the pawns sparing the royal knight Giving to steal Standing to kneel Hurting to heal Failing to feel To feel Leap from the cold into the fire Out of control tripping the wire Pointing at me pointing at you Making us gorge on your point of view Dropping the bombs fighting for peace Selling a war profits increase Dying to love loving to die Destroying ourselves no one knows why So why? Faking for real Does anyone know the deal? Are we for people? Are we just narcissists? Walking through playgrounds Tripping in politics Judging the weak in the crowd Dividing the meek from the proud Scared of the same in us Who can we blame or trust? Obscuring for clear So far from near Crying to cheer We’re yelling to hear Kicked in the head of the state of the innocent minding the gap in the logic where wrong turns to right wings of freedom to fall forsaking it all in the name of the one true God not yours or theirs just mine We’re all hypocrites
3.
03 Static 05:18
Static (Lyrics by Dave Kerzner) The crowd around you Of no concern at all Lost in a haze of confusion On another call Addicted to distraction The curse of discontent You struggle on the path of least resistance To suffer and lament One last chance for saving face There’s no net when we fall from grace We can’t get through the static that reigns inside your head The pulse of life is beating but someone’s playing dead We can’t get through the static cause chaos fills your mind instead In an ocean of your fortune you swim against the tide People try to reach you but you’re drowning deep inside One last chance for saving face There’s no net when you fall from grace We can’t get through the static that reigns inside your head A thousand screaming voices the one of logic fled Can’t rise above the static The waves of reason crash You had the throne of kings and burned it all to ash
4.
04 Reckless 05:38
Reckless (Lyrics by Dave Kerzner) Hey there Pretty baby Thinking maybe You’ve got nothing to lose tonight Pack up the brews and let’s go for a ride Be my honey Bring the money We’re gonna go and paint the town I’ve got the fastest wheels around Sweet lady Call me Shady cause I know a damn good time Chasing a thrill is not a crime Reckless like you’ve never been Crashing on the road within Reckless like you’ve never sinned Now we’re racing You’re embracing The other side at 135 What better way to feel alive? Tires screeching Limits breaching I think it’s time we hit the brakes Do a few lines to raise the stakes? Reckless like you’ve never been Crashing on the road within Reckless like you’ve never sinned Throwing caution to the wind Spitting fire from the back Burning speed and losing track Risking all to get a lift Spinning out on a mental cliff Hey there Pretty baby Thinking maybe We could do it again sometime As long as your boyfriend doesn’t mind Reckless like you’ve never been Crashing on the road within Reckless like you’ve never sinned Throwing caution to the wind
5.
Chain Reaction (Lyrics by Dave Kerzner) When you criticize and you realize cuts you down to size When it’s getting late and you take the bait but you better wait When the innocence turns to self defense into consequence And you wonder how you’ll work it out with no conclusion now Merciful sun Shining on every single one A battle of words we fight who we are Leading to tears and going too far When you’re meaning well and you broke the spell and it goes to hell Shaky alibi with emotions high and the insults fly When the lines are crossed and the feeling’s lost and you see the cost When you hear the crack and your fears attack and you cannot take it back Merciful sun Shining on every single one A battle of words we fight who we are Leading to tears and going too far Dominos fall and promises stray Caught in the chain and slipping away One wrong step and the mine explodes One bad move and the whole thing blows Spiraling down and we lose control Merciful sun Shining on every single one A battle of words we fight who we are Leading to tears and going too far Dominos fall and promises stray Caught in the chain and slipping away
6.
06 Trust 04:46
Trust Lyrics and Music by Dave Kerzner We used to sleep inside your head I know It didn’t matter what we said I know You woke up in another bed I know It's too late for trust and now We’ve reached the end for us We never stood another chance You know When you gave away your own romance You know Wisdom gained from circumstance It's too late for trust and now We’ve reached the end for us Down the stream we flow No one really knows how long I’ve heard the cries Now I chase the sound of alone With certainty unknown Accept what I’ve been shown It’s too late for trust In the fights we disengage It’s too late for trust From the pain we turn the page It’s too late for trust Another path another stage You can never break the trust We’ve reached the end for us Never break the trust
7.
Quiet Storm (Lyrics by Dave Kerzner) Quiet storm rising changing faces in the wind what once was held sacred became hatred with a spin Disguised as freedom Control the way they live and they will lash out so we’ll feel the pain we give
8.
Dirty Soap Box (Lyrics by Dave Kerzner) Here we are at the crossing point of lunacy and mayhem People walk the city streets with torches in their hands Dog eat dog it’s fight or flight put the money in the mattress Alright The magistrate is smoking crack The grimy pot calls the kettle black The lawyer grabs his pile of cash with a monkey on his back Self righteous preacher stands in the corner stage On his dirty soap box Here we are at the turning page from decency to defect Shifty scammers sell their smiles with the deepest disrespect Give me your time and I will rob you blind Neighbors hide and lock their doors Saints confide in greedy whores Shrouded men will spew their hate Desperate housewives test their fate Leaders posting tweets obscene Scholars read the lines between Hackers leaking every last name Imposters feel their shame
9.
The Truth Behind (Lyrics by Dave Kerzner) So many strangers lurk Too many odd disturbing signs From her denial Prying to read between the lines Look at yourself Such a fine mess Consumed with stress She found a new face To get past your blind-folded eyes It’s part of a scheme made of deception and lies Just look at yourself Your head in a cloud floating about and your core is screaming out It’s happening again the chaos and mind-numbing games Your path to the end crawling through slow burning flames We want to live the life we have visions of Sometimes we sink so low we can’t rise above When your suspicions grow from all the clues you find You feel that you have the right to know The truth behind With your tears rolling down You know that you’re the fool who wears the crown Watering the roots of your disdain A relentless pursuit that fuels your pain Is this what you need? You ready to bleed? The stories unfold Outrageous and cold Mislead and played Shocked and betrayed The truth that’s behind It’s blowing your mind Eyes open wide Devotions collide How much can you take? Don’t drown in the wake They’re sneaking around There’s more to be found Their act is a crime But you’re doing the time Doing the time
10.
Right Back To The Start (Lyrics by Dave Kerzner) Tomorrow is just a seed in your heart
 Change will take you right back to the start And now your thoughts unwind

 Drama is just a part in your brain
 Tales that taunt you driving you insane
 But soon you’ll find the strength To leave it all behind
11.
11 Statistic 02:53
12.
Millennium Man (Lyrics by Dave Kerzner) I am the millennium man I’ll get into your head just as fast as I can It doesn’t matter if you love or hate As long as I’m the subject of your debate People say that I’m the big head cheese I look real tall when they’re down on their knees I grab and take with no thank you or please When you’re a star you can do it with ease That’s right A simple education on money and fame is all that you need to play in this game I’m the high school bully I’m the low class clown My smug face gets around I’ve got invisible plans I play pocket pool with my oblivious fans Reach around and I’ll fill your cup I’ll put you down so I can feel up I subscribe to the church of greed all of your change is all that I need I break down expose the wires a robot with feelings implied Less and less human inside It’s time to turn up the pride I have a bigger word I’ve got a prodigy mind and my thoughts are absurd I don’t need no reality tease I’ve got a bottle of gin and a local squeeze I can buy some friends on the street I’ll pay them to leave after kissing my feet I’m the high school bully I’m the low class clown Yeah I know it ain’t funny I like your noses brown I need all of your attention Gotta feed the beast Wanna hear more cheering To hell with the ones we like the least Gonna go for the big one There’s never enough for my insatiable feast
13.
State of Innocence (Lyrics by Dave Kerzner) I used to float in waters clean Then my soul went submarine Out of depth far from serene All the pieces felt like one Till I saw the puzzle done Now I stand doubting everyone Wake up you dreamers see through the lie Shake off the fear of wondering who, what or why All in all no one is solely to blame All of us part of this difficult game called life Don’t be the victim of your own sword and knife On and on the living sphere will turn and we yearn, we burn and we learn
14.
The Carnival Of Modern Life (Lyrics by Dave Kerzner) Pt. 1 Welcome To The Carnival Step right up and win some crap We’ve got everything here We’ve got gallons of beer Over in the corner on the left your favorite reality tv stars Full of entertainment value What ever will they do next? There’s plenty of booze Nothing to lose Gamble away Hold on to your shoes I’ll be your guide So get on the ride Stick out your tongue and open wide We’ll fill your brain inside with gobbledygook Ain’t that right? Just ask my organ-playing monkey Drink that punch and follow me into the fun house the fun White House Welcome to the carnival of modern life Pt. 2 Freak Show Freak show We’ve got a freak show Free swag We’ve got free swag Drugs flow Let the drugs flow Street slag Come on street slag News reel Watch the news reel Clowns cry Hear the clowns cry Spin wheel See the spin wheels Fists fly Let the fists fly Just come on by Just come on and buy Untrue and unkind Watch morals unwind And you’re losing your mind The blind’s leading the blind Pt. 3 High Noon It’s high noon and you’re running cause you’re rolling the dice you owe your self worth but you can’t pay the price All the believers convinced that they’re right All of them here for a day and gone in the night Seeking those to fight and hiding from the light Pt. 4 Leave It All Behind Tomorrow is just a seed in your heart Change will take you right back to the start Your power to leave it all behind When will you claim your right to scale the mountain? If you’re still wondering What it’s all about Don’t be the judge and jury Fate will balance out It’s only a drop of time in waters full of rhyme When you look inside In the corners of your mind What’s what & who’s who? All of mankind Is in you Pt. 5 The Grand Finale (Look At Yourself) Are we for people? Are we just narcissists? Walking through playgrounds Tripping in politics Judging the weak in the crowd Dividing the meek from the proud Scared of the same in us Who can we blame or trust? I break down Merciful sun Static Here we are at the turning page Doing the time We’re all hypocrites Look at yourself

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"Static" is Dave Kerzner's follow up studio solo album to his acclaimed debut "New World". It's a progressive rock concept album and a "rock opera" about the distractions, chaos and clutter in everyday life and about navigating past this "static interference" in our heads toward clarity and happiness.

The album features Kerzner on vocals, keyboards and guitars and he is joined by top musicians including Steve Hackett (Genesis), Fernando Perdomo (Jakob Dylan), Derek Cintron (DC3), Nick D'Virgilio (Big Big Train, Spocks Beard), Randy McStine (The Fringe), Matt Dorsey (Sound of Contact), Durga McBroom (Pink Floyd), Alex Cromarty (Mostly Autumn), Stuart Fletcher (Sea Horses), Colin Edwin (Porcupine Tree) and more!

"Static" is a "rock opera" with dramatic twists and turns from dark moods to uplifting atmospheric pieces to rich nostalgic rock sounds to modern alt rock edge. The album is the length of a traditional double album on one jam packed CD (or 74+ minute album on CD or download). It features the songs:

1 Prelude (0:39)
2 Hypocrites (8:29)
3 Static (5:19)
4 Reckless (5:38)
5 Chain Reaction (4:43)
6 Trust (4:46)
7 Quiet Storm (2:08)
8 Dirty Soap Box (5:43)
9 The Truth Behind (7:11)
10 Right Back To The Start (1:50)
11 Statistic (2:53)
12 Millennium Man (3:31)
13 State of Innocence (4:48)
14 The Carnival of Modern Life (16:52)

©2017 Dave Kerzner and RecPlay Inc. All Rights Reserved.
www.davekerzner.com

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released September 28, 2017

Musicians include:

Dave Kerzner - Lead & Backing Vocals, Keyboards, Guitar, Drums, Bass
Fernando Perdomo - Guitar, Bass, Drums, Backing Vocals
Derek Cintron - Drums
Randy McStine - Guitar & FX
Durga McBroom - Vocals
Lorelei McBroom - Vocals
Ruti Celli - Cello
Steve Hackett - Guitar on "Dirty Soap Box"
Nick D'Virgilio - Drums on "Dirty Soap Box"
Matt Dorsey - Bass on "Reckless"
Colin Edwin - Bass on "Static"
Ewa Karolina Lewowska - Vocals on "Static"
Alex Cromarty - Drums on "Chain Reaction"
Stuart Fletcher - Bass on "Chain Reaction"
Chris Johnson - Guitar on "Chain Reaction"

Produced by Dave Kerzner
Mixed by Dave Kerzner and Rob Aubrey
Mastered by Dave Kerzner

CD Cover and Booklet Artwork by Ed Unitsky
Artwork Concept by Dave Kerzner and Ed Unitsky
Graphic Design and Layout by Ed Unitsky

Recorded at SR Studios, North Miami
Mixed in Miami, Florida, Mykonos, Greece and various parts of England
Additional Remote Recordings by Fernando Perdomo (at Reseda Ranch Studios), Randy McStine, Matt Dorsey, Nick D’Virgilio (at Sweetwater), Colin Edwin and Durga McBroom
Sound Effects by Scott Martin Gershin and Dave Kerzner
Co-Management: Ann Rinaldi
Creative Consultant: Ewa Karolina Lewowska
Kickstarter & Creative Consultant: Veronica Malazzo
Audio Editing by Andrew Gonzalez, Jeremy Plasencia, Rob Aubrey and Dave Kerzner

Special Thanks To: Daniel Earnshaw and Martin Darvill, Cherry Red, Steve and Jo Hackett, Tom Lord-Alge, Fernando Perdomo, Durga McBroom, Ewa Karolina Lewowska, Ed Unitsky, Lorelei McBroom, Jerry Ewing & Prog Magazine, Larry Morand & Cruise To The Edge, Simon Collins, Kelly Nordstrom, Matt Dorsey, Ann Rinaldi & ACR Management, Veronica Malazzo, Ruti Celli, Hal Feldman, Colin Edwin, Derek Cintron, Stuart “Tetra Fletch” Fletcher, Alex Cromarty, Howard Rankin, Nick D’Virgilio, Sweetwater, Robbie Bronnimann, Clavia, Yamaha, Kevin Pollack, Billy Sherwood, Simeon Spiegel, Scott Martin Gershin, IK Multimedia, Sammy Gonzalez, Andrew Gonzalez, Erik Nielsen, Erik Norlander, Sonic Reality, Marty Dubois, Allen Mackenroth, Joel Barrios, Tom Palmieri, Rob Rutz, Jonathan Schang, Mike Cornelius and Claudia Bierschenk (for hurricane help), Jay and Gail Kerzner, Gary and Claudia Kerzner, Daniel and Leah, Sherri and Ken Nahan, all of our friends, fans and family plus an extra special thank you to the amazing Kickstarter backers who helped to create this album including David DeNuccio, Brian Dillman, Malcolm Newington, Andy Verdi, Torben Andersen, David, Richard Schilder, Ed Mulhall, John Kuehne, David Giezen, Dave Lewis, Jacques Paquet, Rick Armstrong, Michel Clares Grande, Gary Bittick, Mario Hudon, Keith Greenberg, Renee Mantkowski, Jon Haverman, Joseph Alvarez, Michael Onufrak, Jens Weimar, Phillip Bailey, Arnold De Larisch, Takashi Oguchi, Josh Gilliland, John Myhill, Michael MrWickey Thompson, Jed Levin, George Yorty, Bruno Kerrien, David Beard, Michael Galligan, Lennart Fagerman. Gary Bruce, Erik Giethoorn, Valentin Vlasenko, Rodney Kidd, Michael Ostrich, Alan Dawes, Steven Wilson, Arjan Van de Logt, Paul Elliott, Joe Sharkey, Michael Treacy, Mathieu Thibault, Mark Marriott, Doug Curran, Claudia Bierschenk, Melanie Shiffman, Oscar Quintero, Richard Ijams, Scott Moskowitz, Marcel Hartenberg, Frank Barrus, Kevin Amburgy, Mark Crouter, Andrew Griffin, Rick Rosinski, Mark Mittentag, John Wyant, John Doney, Marco Casella, Karl Renaud, Judy Humphries, Aaron Breidenbaugh, Asad Rahman, Paul Claxton, Volker Warncke and Executive Backers Bob Harris, Alejandro Araujo and Kathy Axelrod Giroux!

With special dedication to inspiring music artists Kevin Gilbert, Keith Emerson, Greg Lake and John Wetton.

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Dave Kerzner, of the band "Sound of Contact", has a variety of Progressive Rock projects including his work as a solo artist. Dave's “Sonic Elements” project uses sounds from his company Sonic Reality and features iconic guests like Steve Hackett (Genesis), Keith Emerson (ELP), Billy Sherwood (Yes), Francis Dunnery (It Bites), with SR drums from Neil Peart, Nick Mason... ... more

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