Opsoleta

by Arsenic Of Jabir

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the lost ep from 2013:

OPSOLETA - PROGRAMME

YUKON FROM THE DIZZKO TERRITORY
ANALOG SYNCHRO DIGITIZATION
DEFUNCT CACHE OF GRAXIAN DX7's

FOR OPSOLETE RESULTS START PLAYBACK AT 13:59 [PST]

credits

released April 14, 2013

produced and performed by tristan 2012-2013
co-production by allen yang

remixed and mastered by tristan in 2017

photo by ryan stanhope, taken somewhere in saskatchewan

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Track Name: Opsoleta
i was born in an even year, i was born in space age year, supposed to be devoid of fear, nowhere near
supposed to be the future, too much like the past
life used to be so slow, now it's exponentially fast
i try to hold my own point of view, but there's something better, there's something new
i cannot be an instrument of change, though i am constant, you are rearranged
so i make my way in reverse, but there's something faster, something there first
digital agent in concrete

opsoleta, technology's last stand
oh darling won't you take me by the hand
so much later than the engineer had planned
delete data like drawings in the sand

all in some language i couldn't recognize, a random script of numbers, set to organize
all the refuse lost in time and space, basicode of a distant place
memories of the future, final vestige of the past, while it was abundant, now it's infinitely vast
i try to hold my own point of view, but there's something better, there's something new
i cannot be an instrument of change, though i am constant, you are rearranged
so i make my way in reverse

opsoleta, walk along my side
show me what's left of nature,
i'll let you be my guide
i'll never finish this program i began,
after all i'm a simple minded man
Track Name: Dushanbe
monday,12th of may, an average day,
dull rain, feel the drain
need a plane or a train to get me far away,
somewhere like dushanbe
heading east from the caspian,
by sea, by land, tajikistan, got no reason, got no plan
a voice in the pamir's calling me, my destiny

just like a sailor so far from the sea,
I'd forgotten exactly who I claimed to be
wanted to live my life aimlessly
give up and take up a new identity
from a wireless world it’s a world away
from a lonesome world i'll fly someday
to a garden city, green and grey, i find myself in dushanbe

travelling from a distant land,
where the river meets the trees and sand
from the city to the registan of samarkand
running in circles can you show me the way

шаб и марг - شب مرگ

driving a dusty road in a rusty mercedes benz,
days would pass as i journey past,
mountains, spires, telephone wires
garden city, green and grey, i find myself in dushanbe

stars crossed in the sky to carry me here,
if they do, my heart will stay in the walls, in the trees,
in the mountains and the breeze, in the skies, in the eyes of dushanbe
Track Name: Ibex
balance a delicate edge, play with gravity
in the fine art of survival, risk is necessary
resilience comes naturally, but so does a skull crack
it all depends on the effect of the impact

so gracefully you fall,
crash your horns into the wall
if you keep standing in the shade
never find love, you'll merely fade
Track Name: Sunset at 15:00
yukon night - 14:05 - can’t stay alive
25 minutes yearning and burning too much moonshine too much energy
on the fringes of the city don’t the northern lights look pretty
on the border of the prefecture and the nature
the nightlife's full of spies, the walls have ears,
the trees have eyes, eyeing down the chamber of a gun

the sunsets at 15:00
again, yukon night
tempo steady, on a dancing floor
across the sea of synthetic light

in the taxi towards the last gleam of the sun
ferns and velvet on the wall
steam and sweat around the room it keeps away the gloom
in winter's shade a hazy neon glow

50 below fahrenheit, adrift in the arctic night, washed away in white

the sunsets at 15:00
again, yukon night
tempo steady, on a dancing floor
across the sea of synthetic light

tempo steady, on a dancing floor
adrift, washed away in white
Track Name: Polarized
moderate, useless trying to wait, it's one or the other in this land
one or zero, black or white, right or left, day or night, decisions out of your hands
make a friend, or enemy, break contact with one, for me
cause it's one of two, you must choose, and nothing else, you must lose

teary eyes, teary eyes
now this won't stop your cries
wouldn't it be easier
if your heart was polarized?
where you need not show confusion
just let algebra decide,
wouldn't it be easier
if your heart was polarized?

contradiction, within restriction, power shifting, fifty percent
you're the rebel, but you're obliged, no words to make an argument
feeling like, a convict's bride, urged to take the jury's side
one mob's out to get you, the other respects you, but damned if they ever protect you
and it's one of two, you must choose and nothing else, you must…

vote x, vote z, vote y, vote q, sign the cosine, dotted line, trigonometry, pointed at you
different parties, same old rule, just a helpless cog, the government's tool
a thousand eyes, spies all around, in data banks, your file is found
they could arrest you, at any time, without committing, a legitimate crime
just because, you had to choose, you must…

teary eyes, teary eyes,
now this won't stop your cries
but wouldn't it be easier
if your world was polarized?
where all was left and the rest was right,
and you could take a side,
wouldn't things be easier
if your world was …

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