Apocalypso

by Dada Pogrom

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war is a pogrom is a festival of death war is a pogrom is a festival of death war is a pogrom is a festival of death war is a pogrom is a festival of death war is a pogrom is a festival of death war is a pogrom is a festival of death war is a pogrom is a festival of death war is a pogrom is a festival of death Chorus: fight fight fight my brothers bomb the cities to the ground lets make make some fun, we'll kill each other and stop when we are all dead burn burn burn the future lets make this world a battlefield lets arm ourselves for our last struggle are we not all men dust dust dust and ashes remains of our greatest clashes devote yourselves to mass destruction no mistake its life's compulsion no no no tomorrow we've lived our lives to die this day to bring this goal of omnicide oblivion is the dada way Verse: war is a pogrom is a festival of death war is a pogrom is a festival of death war is a pogrom is a festival of death war is a pogrom is a festival of death war is a pogrom is a festival of death war is a pogrom is a festival of death war is a pogrom is a festival of death war is a pogrom is a festival of death 
 Chorus: fight fight fight my brothers bomb the cities to the ground lets make make some fun, we'll kill each other and stop when we are all dead burn burn burn the future lets make this world a battlefield lets arm ourselves for our last struggle are we not all men dust dust dust and ashes remains of our greatest clashes devote yourselves to mass destruction no mistake its life's compulsion no no no tomorrow we've lived our lives to die this day to bring this goal of omnicide oblivion is the dada way the way... oblivion.
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the time is near dark skies bringing fear thunder in the night the mark of green and red light will no one cry for those that are to die fate has made her choice fate has made her choice Verse 2: first marker force destruction is on course a great storm fire is their ultimate desire to reap grim harvest they have sown the wind conflaguration conflaguration Verse 3: waters they fail to cool the burning veil flesh obscene with the cling of napthalene sabre and bludgeon the anatomy of a tragedy innocence is victim innocence is victim Verse 4: ash wednesday ends and they shall reap the whirlwind great city on fire skyward lifts the pyre such countless toll never achieved before this is destruction this is destruction
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Nutation 03:32
follow me my brothers join up with the others find comfort in the numbers join us with the others Verse 1b: follow me my brothers don't forsake your mothers find comfort in the numbers join us with the others Verse 1b2: (double time accompanying 1b) power is the one true lust given to the face of trust power does appreciate knowledge of our machines great power is not often seen imbalance of the forces mean power has the upper hand this is what it does demand
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The Sky 04:40
you can fly so high so high you can fly so high so high you can fly so high so high you can fly so high you can fly so high if you're aware of the sky
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Pyto 04:12
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Stay Alive 05:49
keep it in stride keep it in stride keep it in stride you know you've got to stay alive keep it in stride keep it in stride keep it in stride you know you've got to stay alive keep it in stride keep it in stride keep it in stride you know you've got to stay alive Chorus: you've got to keep in stride with your pride if you want to stay alive a lesson to the wise with the power to surmise in the face of strife we must cling to life a tiny error event to harrow what has always been thrown between great clashes darkness smashes the serenity the lack of vision to see what otherwise otherwise could be
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Manifesto 03:55
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Manubalista 02:28
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Battle 00:40
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War is Art 04:49
the time is now to keep the sacred vow to draw the strength of old and heave our iron cold in sight of noble death we draw our very breath through armour shining bright machines of boundless might war is art war is art war is art war is art to a great victory that we will never see we put aside our lives to cross the other side in keeping with the faith of endless warfare great the time is now to start to make war art war is art war is art war is art war is art
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Isomorph 01:10
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Paranoia 02:51
jesus wept

about

Apocalypso began as a live concept. Dada Pogrom had been playing promiscuously in Reykjavík and Helsinki. Few of the songs performed were yet released and so the decision was made to get another album together. A previous album, Tech Noire, had been out already for a few years and we decided we were after a different sound with the same basic motif.

We spoke to Aron Arnarson and he suggested that we mix the album punk. If you live in Iceland you may well know of Aron. His hands are in so many different projects that it hard to imagine the Icelandic music scene without him.

It was decided to use the A Room at Thule Studios with its SSL4000 console and two inch tape machine. We started to track on Ampex GP9 tape.

The whole project took shape very quickly after the first mix was layed down; Long Wednesday. Everything was balanced around this song which is an instrumental version of Ash Wednesday.

The song Nutation was where Stasi was added to the musical side of the production. She had been the VJ for Dada Pogrom but after a few drinks was locked in the mike booth and belted out the powerful lyrics to be heard on Nutation.

Ash Wednesday is specifically about the destruction of Dresden in 1945 and the accompanying slaughter of tens of thousands of innocent civilians however it is also about any city that has been killed.

The subject matter for this record is dark so a respectful dreariness is maintained throughout.

credits

released May 24, 2004

produced by kenneth walter balys
recorded and mixed at thule studios, reykjavík, iceland
mastered by noah mintz at the lacquer channel, toronto
written and performed by kenneth walter balys
"nutation" vocals by stasi nicole kraschina
engineered by aron arnarsson
paranoia was recorded live in quebec, 1990

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Dada Pogrom Reykjavík, Iceland

Dada Pogrom's founder and sole permanent member is Kenneth Walter Balys.

He is a computer scientist specializing in cinema and electronic music and has been producing and performing electronic music since 1981.

He harnesses technical knowledge garnered from years working in aerial geophysics and communications engineering to make art.
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