The Never Quenched Thirst

by Sammartino

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Sammartino is the electronic ego of Adam Zejma from tye die tapes. Through a disciplined, heavily synthesised, Kraut Heavy approach to electronic pop music, Sammartino warns of the potential of humanity overreaching through the internet. The project is the culmination of 13 years grappling with the art of recording music, carefully treading the line between analog and digital, synthesised and organic and constantly reassessing, second guessing. Relentless Motorik, Moog synthesis and vocoder come together to form a warning cry to the internet generation; human but without the power to relate.

The Never Quenched Thirst is Sammartino's debut release and features 4 songs:

A1 The Automatic Life
A2 N.A.S.A
B1 The Contest of Being
B2 Nodes

All 4 songs are included in the digital download and cassette releases.


released April 10, 2016

Moog Little Phatty Stage II
Nord Drum

Photograph by Laura Merrill



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Track Name: The Automatic Life
Life on automatic
Not manual, passive
Digital masterkey to unlock the internet mystery
Endlessly expansive

Wake up, write a blog about the state of the Mer Bleu peat bog
Wake up, write a blog about the rasping trill of the Chorus Frog

Robot army amass to give a life drawing masterclass
Robot army amass to debate the traits that make an athlete 'world class'

In the eternal online war
Ask Jeeves who to fight for
Track Name: N.A.S.A.
Fraught and trying to define
Alien mastermind
In Egyptian disguise
Made the pyramids as an All-Seeing Eye

Runescape Warrior
Suspect Martian Twitter followers
With the internet, our own special Alien drone
We're never alone

Track Name: The Contest of Being
The quantified self, unquantified
The amorphous mind, open information mind

Telekinesis and black masses
UFOs and Atlantis
Alien Overlord
Human underclasses

The Contest of Being, broadcast for all to see
Every Man brought together to solve the mystery

When will we discover Alien beings?
What does it mean to be more?
Track Name: Nodes
Selfie stick, hopeless romantic
The last line of defence for Mankind
Grumpy cat claws away at the eyes of the all-knowing internet hive mind

Web 2.0, the world we've come to know, could be gone tomorrow
Without S.M. reach and R.S.S. feeds, what would we have to show?

When faced without ultimate demise we'll hide in Bitcoin mines
When faced with our ultimate demise we'll hide in Second Lives

Thousand of inter-connected come together to bring us cat videos

What's the estimated mass of the universe? I want to know
How do single-celled organisms flirt? I want to know
How do I successfully sue a colleague? I want to know
Who's the highest paid player in the Premier League? I want to know
Why aren't babies born with facial hair? I want to know
What's the Afterlife and how do I get there? I want to know