Akamai Drone

Akamai Drone

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It's a clash between electronic trip hop beats & industrial metal. Influences include, but aren't limited to The Smashing Pumpkins, Nine Inch Nails.

Biography

(Originally published in Wax Words from the article titled "Akamai Drone-The Details" Author E.L.S.)

The artist you are about to experience is everything but ordinary, especially with a name like Akamai Drone. With such tracks as 'Still Fading' & 'Shallow', his are some of the most experimental sounds. An open mind is necessary for listening, as the tracks are complicated in structure and melody. It's a clash between electronic trip hop beats & industrial metal. Influences include, but aren't limited to The Smashing Pumpkins, Nine Inch Nails, Goldfrapp, Esthero and more.

He explained, with a passion, the details of the solo record he created. What first sparked Christian Imes interest to birth Akamai Drone were the repetitive genres on the radio. Other bands he played with weren't keeping his attention, as he described them to become stale. He was filled with ideas and feelings that he yearned to convey, yet didn't feel the satisfaction that follows expression.

So, he embarked on his own. He began writing music when he was fourteen. "After a few years of playing in different bands and a few crazy relationships, I had all I needed to start writing the songsā€¦" Imes tells me. It was at the end of 2003 when he formed Akamai Drone. He will remain as the sole creator, however there will be different musicians that he'll write music with. Live appearances will feature a band to play the music he wrote.

Though these songs are from a darker aura and bring a rough sound at first, the desire to live through music while enlightening musicians and fans emanates through Christian unlike most artists you'll find. That fact, along with endless efforts, he is sure to make a mark in the industry. The kinetic energy he portrays should be an example to striving artists of any taste. Visit his world at www.myspace.com/akamaidrone1 and hear in full effect the extraordinary art I have had the pleasure of working with.

Lyrics

Inside Of Me

Written By: Christian Imes

I'm wide awake.
I still cant blink.
Its not the way.
That some might think.
Why cant you see,
This thing thats beating inside of me.
Its not impossible,
We'd be unstoppable.
I'm never giving you up,
Thats how its gonna be.
There's no mistake,
Its in your name.
I cant explain,
Why its in my brain.
Why cant you see,
This thing thats beating inside of me.
Its not impossible,
We'd be unstoppable.
I'm never giving you up,
Thats how its gonna be.
Right place,
Right Sign.
I'm sure,
This time.
so pure,
My cure.
No chance,
That you'd lie.
Why cant you see,
This thing thats beating inside of me.
Its not impossible,
We'd be unstoppable.
I'm never giving you up,
Thats how its gonna be.

Operator

Written By: Christian Imes

Tearing at my heart.
I swear I'll rip it apart.
Right out of my needy chest.
Left bleeding like the rest.
You better know I care.
Or I'll just take your dare.
It still feels like yesterday.
When you just walked away.
Hello operator.
Wont you crack a smile.
Hello operator.
I'm still on the line.
Hello operator.
I gave up I tried.
Hello operator.
I'm not ready to die.
Now here we go again.
With the same routine.
Am I just your fuck and fling.
And I cant change a thing.
I'm in your heart and in your mind.
I'm still so lost yet still defined.
Theres no more time.
To wonder why.
Or even time.
At least to try.
Reaching for your lie.
Its to easy to cry.
To have you back at my side.
Gave up the rest.
I thought I had the best.
Hello operator.
Wont you crack a smile.
Hello operator.
I'm still on the line.
Hello operator.
I gave up, I tried.
Hello operator.
I'm not ready to die.
How many pills must I take.
To make me wanna wake.
Pull myself up out of bed.
To stop the world inside my head.
And I'm coming up for air.
Bu I wont be your spare.
Your left me on this stage.
To lock away my cage.
Now I've started to see.
That you don't have the key.
I'm not sorry today.
I got the hell out your way.
I'm to sick to stay.
I cant make you pay.
Your just a waste of space.
Get out of my face.
Now your reaching high.
For my sky.
I cant deny.
My means defy.
Belief subsides.
Your always mine.
Belief sub sides.
Your always mine.
Hello operator.
Wont you crack a smile.
Hello operator.
I'm still on the line.
Hello operator.
I gave up, I tried.
Hello operator.
I'm not ready to die.

Make It Stop

Written By: Christian Imes

I'm becoming way too inclined.
To trying to find out whats on your mind.
I'm not the type trying to please.
Yet and still I'm somehow on my knees.
I'm letting it go.
I'm letting it show.
Falling down behind me.
Make me stop.
Stop.
I'm sick of this game we play.
That makes the pain have to stay.
Left now with all my regret.
I lost my self respect, and your one to forget.
So I'm letting it go.
Letting it show.
Falling down behind me.
Make me stop.
Stop.
Make it stop.
I think theres something I have to say.
Theres just no reason left to stay.
I really need to leave.
So please take the lead.
And try an understand.
That this was not my plan.
But after everything ive tried.
I just felt sorry for your lie.
Well I'm letting it go.
I'm letting it show.
Falling down behind me.
Make me stop.
Make it stop.
Make me stop.
Stop.

Shallow

Written By: Christian Imes

Here is a place.
Thats so far away.
Ive got my guilt.
Its just my hand that I play.
I feel so clear.
I cant stand you near.
Replaced my fears.
With a whole set of tears.
Lies, obsession.
Violent thinking.
Emotions true, I took a chance.
Lies, obsession.
Violent thinking.
Emotions true, I am your end.
Its all my fault.
You ever were caught.
Wrapped up in despair.
You failed to care.
Believe what you say.
Decided to stay.
And, stay for a while, drove for a mile.
Lies, obsession.
Violent thinking.
Emotions true, I took a chance.
Lies, obsession.
Violent thinking.
Emotions true, I am your end.
Theres just a way that you feel.
Once you've started to heal.
Its kinda not so unreal.
When you cant cop a feel.
But it felt so inviting.
Before we're fighting.
Ive described it.
Now go deny it.
Lies, obsession.
Violent thinking.
Emotions true I took a chance.
Lies, obsession.
Violent thinking.
Emotions true I am your end.

Our Time

Written By: Christian Imes

Everything feels new,
The sky fades back to blue.
Well I'm starting to feel you.
Cause its this connection,
Thats spreading my affection.
Like a constant infection.
You see me,
You hear me,
You get me,
This is our time.
And you make me,
So crazy.
That I'm waiting to be by your side.
This feels right,
Talking deep into the night.
Its so undefinable,
Thats its more than viable.
That the something thats weird.
It couldn't be more clear.
And its made me aware,
Of a world that we could share.
You see me,
You hear me,
You get me,
This is our time.
And you make me,
So crazy.
That I'm waiting to be by your side.
Different book, same page.
And its only set the stage.
So lets go, lets grow.
We'll push the borders,
Break every boundary.
I have no reservations,
You'll find no hesitation.
You see me,
You hear me,
You get me,
This is our time.
And you make me,
So crazy.
That I'm waiting to be by your side.

Discography

Clever Toy Promo/Demo - 2008

Clever Toy- Album (In production)

Set List

Set times range from, twenty minutes, to
ninety minutes of original music, with an obscure cover or two here and there. 21 song maximum.

(Note set list determined on a show by show basis)
Intro Track-
1-Enough
2-Make It Stop
3-No Use
4-Coi
5-Breath Again
6-The Beauty Of Mistakes
7-Take Me
8-Automatic
9-Glass So Far
10-Victim
11-Our Time
12-Operator
13-Wicked
14-Lady Liberation
15-Shallow
16-Still Fading
17-Rage
18-Watch You Tear
19-I see You "O"
20-Inside Of Me