Demonstration Fall 2003 (EP)

by Älymystö

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The first release, still a bit rough around the edges. This demo includes the original version of “Kilpisjärven talvi”, which is still — for many — the quintessential Älymystö song.

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released September 1, 2003

All music by Älymystö
Lyrics by Mr. Honkonen and Mr. Vuorensola

Älymystö is:

Mr. Haapanen - Machine Constructions
Mr. Vuorensola - Vocal Holocaust
Mr. Paalanen - Guitarscapes
Mr. Honkonen - Theremin Extremist

Recorded at UT3 Studios by Tuomas Mettänen
Mixed & Mastered by Tuomas Mettänen with Älymystö
Additional Vocals on "Messiah of Melancholy" and "Kilpisjärven talvi" by Tuomas Mettänen
Special Thanks to Tuomas Mettänen & Osmi Kiiski
Cover Photography: Petri Yletyinen
Cover Art and Layout: Timo Vuorensola

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Some rights reserved. Please refer to individual track pages for license info.

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Älymystö Helsinki, Finland

Älymystö ("Intelligentsia") is a industrial/noise/dark ambient collective from Finland, formed by Messrs. Haapanen and Vuorensola.

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Track Name: So Down
Hold.

Your fingers in my hair,

Your breath and tension in the air.

You said that life isn’t fair.

Hold.

Don’t pull me back from this

The apathy is my last possession

Last of all love I’ve lost.

I’m so down.

Descending lower
I’ve lost my crown.

Decadense is over.

Hold.

Don’t say those words,

You can never come back again.

This recess is sealed.

Hold.

Your eyes are burning my chest

Your hair down your shoulders

Reminds me. Reminds me.

I’m so down.

Descending lower
I’ve lost my crown.

Decadense is over.

No.

My fingers buried deep,

A mouthful of dirt.

Tears blending the mud.

Never.

The rain is coming

I can feel it in my eyes.

Why can’t I end these lies?

I’m so down.

Descending lower
I’ve lost my crown.

Decadense is over.
Track Name: Handful
Seeping through my fingers

So cold it burns like a flame

Dripping away relentlessly

While I burn with fury and shame

Mad with frustration

I always wake up in tears

There’s nothing I can do

Nothing that eases my fears

I spend my days in dread

Of the ordeal of the night

And when I close my eyes

I begin the already lost fight

Handful of water

That’s all I have and will get

It just keeps seeping away

Leaving me in mortal dread

There’s so little left

Hardly anything at all

I wonder what’ll come to me

When the last drop will fall?

I spend my days in dread

Of the ordeal of the night

And when I close my eyes

I begin the already lost fight
Track Name: Kilpisjärven talvi
Niin tuima on öinen viima
paljaalla iholla
Niin kylmä on jäinen hanki
alastoman levätä

Kilpisjärven talvi

Tähdet katsovat taivaalta
kirkkaina ja armotta
kun lumi lailla enkelten
korjaa satoaan

Kilpisjärven talvi

Jo painaa silmä, johdattaa
kohti unta ikuista
Ja kauniille kasvoille lankeaa
Tuo hymy taivainen
Track Name: Messiah of Melancholy
Sky glows red like embers under ashes

The air ripples from city’s warm breath

Streetlights and neon flicker on ice

The people weep in their warm death

Of restless sleep, for that which lies

Beyond their minds

Is tearing through their bliss

I have no fear for the holocaust skies

My blood trickles and stains the snow

Its strong scent reaches those I call

My blood’s their milk, they feed and grow

Lips soft as silk, I suckle them all

And I quiver in pain

For their teeth are sharp as lies

I’m filled with thoughts most unholy

My lips frozen, I kiss the silver gun

My voice echoes around the jewel box city

Concrete buildings whisper: “You’re the One!

Herald of Despair, Harbinger of Pity,

Apostle of the Hated,

the Messiah of Melancholy!”

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