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February 2011: The Loners

This month we're going retro and organic. Mellow and profitable.

We present to you a gem from the very dawn of the 21st century, an early Viola gem by the name of The Loners.

This song has never been recorded before, but had it's place in our live sets in the pre-Tearcandy era.

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

Lyrics

hey, now they ride
like loners do
into the sunset
and all night through
but in the morning
they fall asleep
dreaming of the ones
they'll never meet

and they ride on
like loners do
out of the picture
and into the blue
but in the evening
they fall in love
when for an instant
they drop their guard

and nothing can make them feel so alone
not drifting away from the world
not keeping their heart locked so long
and not hearing somewhere
the saddest song

nothing can make them feel so alone
as when they fall in love
like loners do

November 2010: Astromelancholia

Finland switched off Daylight Saving Time for 2010, so nights start really early again now. You all have a few months before winter snow falls and makes nights a bit lighter again, so there's no better time to gaze wistfully at stars and dream of Urania, the muse of astronomy.

This track might be a suitable option for a soundtrack.

Download song: Astromelancholia (mp3, 320kbps)
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Music:
Riku Kärkkäinen / Tommi Forsström
Words:
Riku Kärkkäinen
Tempo:
125bpm

Lyrics

a star in the darkness
light years from home
how long ago
was it when I was breathing
in a different way
than the rest of the human race

into the night
floating in my sleep
into the night
a nightmare of gravity
the weight of my body wakes me

all the lights in the distance
keep glimmering on
reminding me of
the limits of my existence
I am stuck here
lost in a lonely sphere

into the night
throughout the starry skies
into the night
I want to rise

infinite night never closes its eyes
oh Urania you break my heart
beauty at large thrown into the stars
oh Urania you break my heart
oh Urania you break my heart

all the stars in the darkness
how long to go
before I know
what waits for me behind them
wide open space
I won't leave a trace

into the night
so crushing and vast
into the night
further than too far
take me back into the stars

infinite night never closes its eyes
oh Urania, you break my heart
beauty at large thrown into the stars
oh Urania, you break my heart
oh Urania, you break my heart
oh Urania, you break my heart

October 2010: La Formule Du Bonheur

Greetings to you all!

As our 19th Viola Music Club -track we present to you all a track where we do our best to emulate the classic 90s "sensual beat" sound of Enigma et al. I guess they'd call it "balearic" nowadays.

Also, you'll be happy to hear Riku's shot at mumbling mysteriously in French. On the Kusela-Gainsbourg -scale he scores just about halfway.

Download song: La Formule Du Bonheur (mp3, 320kbps)
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Music:
Riku Kärkkäinen / Tommi Forsström
Words:
Riku Kärkkäinen
Tempo:
95bpm

Lyrics

soyez amoureuses
soyez mystérieuses
soyez amoureuses
soyez mystérieuses
soyez amoureuses
et mystérieuses
et vous serez heureuses

it all falls into place
when nothing's making sense
words fail once again
this is happiness

soyez amoureuses
soyez mystérieuses
soyez amoureuses
et mystérieuses
et vous serez heureuses
soyez amoureuses
(be in love)
soyez mystérieuses
(be mysterious)
soyez amoureuses
et mystérieuses
et vous serez heureuses
(and you will be happy)

it all falls into place
when nothing's making sense
words fail once again
this is happiness

soyez amoureuses
soyez mystérieuses
et vous serez heureuses

it all falls into place
when nothing's making sense
words fail once again
this is happiness
it all falls into place
this is happiness
it all falls into place
this is happiness

[remerciements à Paul Gauguin et Alfred Jarry]

September 2009: Sea Curtain

Greetings, good people, followers of Viola Music Club!

Sadly, we had to kiss the shimmery summer of 2009 goodbye yesterday as we're now stepping into September and as always, it brings autumn along with it.

So obviously this means it's time to quiet down here at the club as well. It's been a particularly sweaty summer this year as far as our music goes, so it's definitely about time to cool down a bit with some far more mellow sounds.

Download song: Sea Curtain (mp3, 320kbps)
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Music:
Riku Kärkkäinen / Tommi Forsström
Words:
Riku Kärkkäinen

Lyrics

this must be the end of the play
the end of the way we thought would never change
so let flow let flow let flow over it all
take my hand for the final bow
no applause no curtain call
let flow let flow let flow
let it flow

let it come down at the end of the play
after the last line comes the last wave
so let flow let flow let flow over it all
the weight of the ocean, the deepest bow
leave only the ghost light on
let flow let flow let flow
let it flow

Utopia Frailway

The opening track of our 2nd album. A hopeful nod to our softer past - before we let out the beasts of Viola post-2005.

Download song: Utopia Frailway (mp3, 320kbps)
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Music:
Riku Kärkkäinen / Tommi Forsström
Words:
Riku Kärkkäinen

Lyrics

soon after dawn
we left the town
our car packed with such great plans

you might stay young at heart
if you seek what you can't find

when you think you've found the way
it always escapes
like the night from the sun's first rays
it always escapes
always escapes

we fell asleep
the road carried us
past the strangest cities of glass

can you stay young at heart
if you never break apart

when you think you've found the way
it always escapes
like the night from the suns first rays
it always escapes
like the light at the end of a day
it always escapes
always escapes

when you think you've found the way
it always escapes
like the night from the sun's first rays
it always escapes
like the light at the end of a day
it always escapes
for how long must we stray
it always escapes
utopia frailway

Elevator Into The Sky

A slightly surrealistic track where we actually imagined each vocal line as an animal or a muppet of some sort and tried to act them out while singing. The lead line is more or less based around Gonzo from Muppet Show, but there are frogs, pigs, chicken and all sorts of silly things in the backing vocals.

Download song: Elevator Into The Sky (mp3, 320kbps)
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Music:
Riku Kärkkäinen / Tommi Forsström
Words:
Riku Kärkkäinen

Lyrics

last night it rained sparks
and the people ran wild
I hid in the basement
and thought about life

how only one moment is enough to decide
how to spend the rest of your time

I've had my time of this ground life
where's my elevator into the sky?

I waited forever
for the streets to calm down
as I've been waiting for a chance to
rise above my life

don't you want to at least find out
what will wait you above the clouds

I've had my time of this ground life
why some sleep in sewers and others get to ride
the elevator into the sky?

Nuclear Beach

An epic dreampop show closer.

Download song: Nuclear Beach (mp3, 320kbps)
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Music:
Riku Kärkkäinen / Esa Mikkonen
Words:
Riku Kärkkäinen

Lyrics

leave the house, walk by my side
fall into comfort of the night
I'll show you where the shore shines bright
tonight there will be no sorrow
there will be no more sadness
there will be just us

can't you read it from my eyes
this urge to make you realize
you are my hope and desperation

tonight there will be no sorrow
there will be no more sadness
there will be just us. you and me

and the eyes of the drowned
adorned by love
will radiate
from the bottom of the sea