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October 2011: Maybe You're Dreaming

Hey everybody! This month we bring you a pretty weird combination of rock, electro and shoegazing. Hope you like it.

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Music:
Riku Kärkkäinen / Tommi Forsström
Words:
Riku Kärkkäinen
Tempo:
138bpm

Lyrics

MAYBE YOU'RE DREAMING

the sweetest reveries
are dreamed in the softest seats
of life's waiting room
where they'll never call for you, no

maybe you're dreaming
and you've never been awake
it is deceiving
so just close your eyes
and breathe your dreams in
like you never did before
maybe your dreaming just begins

the deepest mysteries
are solved when you are asleep
a dream is another life
and you have plenty more to find, oh

maybe you're dreaming
and you've never been awake
it is deceiving
so just close your eyes
and breathe your dreams in
like you never did before
maybe your dreaming just begins

turn the lights out
and close your eyes
meet me in the waking life

maybe you're dreaming
and you've never been awake
maybe your dreaming
so just close your eyes
and breathe your dreams in
like you never did before
maybe your dreaming just begins

maybe you're dreaming
maybe you're dreaming

September 2011: Informageddon

This month, we bring you a dark tale of an information overflow dystopia in the form of some pretty un-Viola-like grimy dubstep sounds.

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Music:
Riku Kärkkäinen / Tommi Forsström
Words:
Riku Kärkkäinen
Tempo:
95bpm

Lyrics

INFORMAGEDDON

the world as we've known it
is slowly dissolving
our reality's under strain
at first a strange vapour
rose from our computers
then a liquid-like substance emerged

it sprawled across cities
left no space for breathing
the exiles went to the internet
neo-Alexandria
the library of babble
but we were not safe even there

all that you've ever known
all words ever spoken
all thoughts ever thought
and all that you'll never know
will manifest into the physical world
the infinite memory palace will fall

now the substance turns solid
there's no way to fight it
it's crushing us under its weight
the edge of knowledge
cuts the cerebral cortex
we'll leave a diamond planet in the space

all that you've ever known
all words ever spoken
all thoughts ever thought
and all that you'll never know
will turn into crystal
and engulf us all

nothing's unknown
that much is known
the immense amount
of information
the destination
informageddon

January 2011: Newest Hottest Whatever

Happy new year!

Welcome to the third calendar year of Viola Music Club! This month's track is our 22nd free offering even if it feels like we've only just begun. Crazy how time flies!

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Music:
Riku Kärkkäinen / Tommi Forsström
Words:
Riku Kärkkäinen
Tempo:
120bpm

Lyrics

newest hottest whatever
newest hottest whatever
keep your act together
newest hottest coolest whatever

it all goes round
so hard to keep track
who's in who's out
either you are new blood
or you're losing ground
the novelty wears out
and it all feels fine
until you hit the ground

it all goes round
but everything is new just once
and we are history
if we can't make it

newest hottest whatever
newest hottest whatever
no prize for good endeavour
newest hottest coolest whatever

it all goes round
so hard to keep track
who's in who's out
either you are new blood
or you're losing ground
the novelty wears out
and it all feels fine
until you hit the ground

it all goes round
until you fall out of style
and oblivion
comes round to take you

newest hottest whatever
newest hottest whatever
nothing lasts forever
newest hottest coolest whatever

it all goes round it all goes round
it all goes round it all goes round

it all goes round
so hard to keep track
who's in who's out
either you are new blood
or you're losing ground
the novelty wears out
and it all feels fine

it all goes round
newest hottest whatever
it all goes round
newest hottest whatever
it all goes round
newest hottest whatever
it all goes round

you want it you get it you have it you use it
you want it you get it you have it you use it
you want it you get it you have it you use it
and then you lose it you lose it you lose it

Breathtaker

The thumping initialization to the new Viola in 2005. Heavily influenced by the MPC-4000, LCD Soundsystem and Mew.

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Music:
Riku Kärkkäinen / Tommi Forsström
Words:
Riku Kärkkäinen

Lyrics

I didn't mean to care
the way things were
somewhere outside my own nowhere

I didn't care to mean
the words I would sing
I'd let them fly with plastic wings

I didn't mean to care
but I strayed too near
oh, life can be a breathtaker

I didn't care to mean
until the news came in
that the smallest thing can change everything

it's not who you are
it's what you choose

such strange things do take place
breathtaker gave me back my oxygen

I didn't care to mean
the words I would sing
but the smallest song can make someone sing

it's not who you are
it's what you choose

Tedium Rock

An enigmatic anti-ode to boredom and tedious repetition in life.

One of our live-show favorites. In 2005 we felt this track best embodies the kind of music we want to do and we still kind of do.

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Music:
Riku Kärkkäinen / Tommi Forsström
Words:
Riku Kärkkäinen

Lyrics

our routines keep us unintrigued
come on come on repeat repeat
entire lives with one heartbeat
blow by blow
teenage dreams are hard to beat
come on come on repeat repeat
nostalgia dead-end self-deceit
don't wait too long
for the bang of a gong

come on come on repeat repeat
come on come on
come on come on repeat repeat

relieve the ennui

feeling little less each week
come on come on repeat repeat
tired eyes will miss the treats
don't you know
how time stretches the soul

come on come on repeat repeat
come on come on
come on come on repeat repeat

relieve the ennui
uniform reality
avoid symmetry
uniform reality
relieve the ennui

relieve the ennui
uniform reality
avoid symmetry
lack of variety
avoid symmetry
uniform reality
relieve the ennui

this song will end in sixteen beats
come on come on end repeat

A For Apathy

We kinda got a bit political on Anything Can Stop Us. This track, Tedium Rock and Invisible Revolution all present far more direct statements about how people live their lives than any of our other material. Or maybe they're just observations.

Anyway, musically one of our most aggressive tracks. Frantic tempo, glitchy / distorted electronics... Weird.

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Music:
Riku Kärkkäinen / Tommi Forsström
Words:
Riku Kärkkäinen

Lyrics

Sweet adolescent dreams
that boredom buries
cold as charity
stripped of their ideals
it's not ok
to let them slip away

and it's A for apathy
what might have been will never be
life without a dream
will always lead to apathy

the preying vultures
of cash counter culture
try to indulge her
the lost asphalt girl
and they sell her void
to fill the holes

and it's A for apathy
what might have been will never be
life without a dream
will always lead to apathy

in the sleepaway towns
kids born for the riots
grow into dead-end autopilots
with safety in numbers

and it's A for apathy
what might have been will never be
life without a dream
will always lead to apathy

Deepspeed

"Melancholic three-minute epic that aims high yet falls a little short. Our tribute to Autour De Lucie?"

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Music:
Riku Kärkkäinen
Words:
Riku Kärkkäinen

Lyrics

you're driving so fast now
sceneries blur
lights all pass by like ghosts
how the enthralling speed keeps us close
if we stop all ceases to glow
oh how the world is so slow

there are no words to say
on cruel motorway
no further delay
just drive me away
there's no better way

we're chasing the traces
on passing faces
aching to feel something real
the deepest sensation
of losing temptations
strips the life of false meanings
maybe the next one, darling

there are no words to say
on cruel motorway
no further delay
when all flows away
no reason to stay
just drive me away
there's no better way

and it all feels just the same
until you throw yourself away

no further delay
when love flows away
no further delay
you drive me away

Deepspeed (Escapist Pioneers version)

Palindrome-titled disco track with lyrics about how motorway cruises correspond with dysfunctional relationships ("Art Of Driving", "Crash" (book and film, not the band..), anyone?). Or something like that. Still a live regular and always almost gets the people dancing...

Download song: Deepspeed (Escapist Pioneers version) (mp3, 320kbps)
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Music:
Riku Kärkkäinen
Words:
Riku Kärkkäinen

Lyrics

"we're driving so fast now
sceneries blur
lights all flash by like ghosts
how the enthralling speed keeps us close
if we stop all ceases to glow
oh how the world is so slow

there are no words to say on cruel motorway
no further delay when all flows away
there's no better way

we're chasing the traces of passing faces
aching to feel something new
the deepest sensation of losing temptations
strips the life of false meanings
maybe the next one, darling

there are no words to say on cruel motorway
no further delay when all passes away
no reason to stay, drive me away
there's no better way

and it all feels just the same
until you throw yourself away

no further delay, when all passes away
no further delay, drive me away"