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The two previous releases of CDFME, “Ideal Standards Vol. 1” and “Land of Hope” were well-received and got very good reviews. “Dark Matters” is a natural continuation and evolution from that. In fact, in many ways this might be our strongest effort yet. “Dark Matters” is an ambitious theme album in the original progrock tradition without getting stuck to it. Five thematically linked tracks that go seamlessly from one to another build an entirety that reflects the dark sides of the human nature from different angles. There is the Zealot, the Lunatic and the Addict… We all have something to hide, don’t we?

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released January 1, 2014

Katja Sirkiä, vocals,
Mikko Jokinen, vocals,
Minja Aho, backing vocals,
Leevi Pesonen, voice,
Janne Murto, saxophone
Antti Pesonen, guitar, keys, programming, soundscapes,
Pate Kivinen, Hammond organ and Moog Minimoog
Qumma, Warr Guitar
Eero Uurtimo, bass
Tuomo Lassila, drums, electric and acoustic percussion,
Pate Kivinen, Hammond organ and Moog Minimoog
Qumma, Warr Guitar

Music, Words & Concept by Antti Pesonen
Recorded, Engineered & Mixed at Mellvox Studios by Antti Pesonen

Mastered at Chartmakers by Svante Forsbäck

Artwork & Cover design by Ewa Galak

Produced by Antti Pesonen

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Contemporary Dead Finnish Music Ensemble Helsinki, Finland

CDFME is a musical community with sole purpose to bring good music to the world.
The Ensemble was born in a year 2000 out of the need to bring back some of the more ambitious and progressive music that had to go literally underground in the 1980’s-90’s.
The music is intensive symphonic rock with lots of room for air, melodic and cinematic, progressive without being pompous in a needless manner.
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Track Name: Prologue, The Sprite > White Shadow
Dark, is the scenery from within Black, is the mist I am walking in Far, in a shadow of a pyramid Lost, doesn’t matter what I did

Internally - eternally, there wasn’t any light to see Light, like your hair shining through
Kiss, that I wanted to give to you
Love, like I never knew

You are my true love - my first true love
You are my true love - my first true love

You and I are the same, the core that we share There, like a pillar of light you were, there’s no end My first true love, my true first love
My true first love, my first true love White Shadow with glowing hair My first true love
Kiss you wanted to give to me
We are here for eternity
Track Name: Scene I, The Zealot > Black Mist
Watching the sky Eating a pie and lying On the grass
Hearing the joy Reaching my toy to join Through the glass
Growing up fast Closing my past at last Please let me pass!

No warning
The scorching Begins with hunt Go out to the front!

Come little closer
Move little closer, my friend Let me take over
It’s recommended, you know Watching you over!
Look all the wonders in here Think all the secrets you hear Overexposure!
Nothing to fear, be strong in your fate I have feeling it’s going to be great Winning you over!
Come little closer
Move little closer, my friend Overexposure!
They will forgive me
God will forgive me for this Watching you over!
Like it was done all before Like it is done only more Overexposure!

Black without blinking
Full open misty eyes, I am sinking Back without thinking, ho ho ho Easily got me where he wanted to go
Black without blinking
Bond over misty eyes, I am tied in Without knowing
Who threw away the key
I am trying so bad
I am crying so sad, help me
Brake away from this prison sell Make away from this living hell The shell build by Daddy

Black without blinking
Blocked from my misty eyes, not receiving Any healing
This is not what you said it would be
I am trying so bad
I am crying so sad, help me
Brake away from this prison sell
Make away from this living hell – living hell Brake away from this prison sell
Make away from this living hell
The shell build by Daddy

It is impossible to imagine what it’s feeling like
When you’re out with the other children playing hide and seek
Flying a kite
It is impossible to imagine what it’s feeling like
When you’re loved without exceptions and you’re whole, secure and watched for life
Since you’re born
It is impossible to imagine what it’s feeling like When you’re free - from the norm

Done with the preaching
Done with the praying, you are Scars from the teaching Beating will get you as far Overexposure!
This is the God’s High and Low This is the God’s will, I know Overexposure!

Black without blinking
Full open misty eyes, I am sinking
Back without thinking, ho ho ho
Easily got me where he wanted to go, oh no
Black without blinking
Dead blind misty eyes, I’m not seeing I’ve no feelings
Black Mist suffocative sea
I am trying so bad
I am crying so sad, help me
Brake away from this prison sell
Make away from this living hell – living hell Brake away from this prison sell
Make away from this living hell
The shell build by Daddy

It is impossible to imagine what it’s feeling like
When you’re out with the other children playing hide and seek
flying a kite
It is impossible to imagine what it’s feeling like
When you’re loved without exceptions and you’re whole, secure and
born free from the norm
Track Name: Scene II, The Lunatic > Black Monk
Working the ground, it’s beautiful it’s meaningful and it’s good
Bustle abound, gardening with everyone for our food
Living the life, successfully in company like the ants
Enjoying the plants, materially - aesthetically
How many you got, is not the lot, the secret of the success
It’s all about love, the love for work, the selflessness
If everyone would, be satisfied with a piece of cheese and bread I know that I should, be satisfied be gratified

You are one of those truly chosen by God You are serving Eternal Truth
Seeking all my youth
Something unreasonable
Something infinitive, ineffable

Hearing these sounds, high harmonies with deep and mystical bells Sacred sounds, a Serenade of Angels
In to the night, in to the garden and up to the skies, me invite
I see now the light, the portal - I’m immortal!

You are one of those truly chosen by God You are serving Eternal Truth
Feeling it right through
Something intangible
This is bliss unexplainable This is bliss unspeakable

Down to the river, down with the pathway, steep and deep Down to the river, down with the setting sun to sleep What is this silence, space and peace
Silence, space and peace
Like the whole world is waiting for me
Like the whole world is wanting to see Humming and buzzing, wind and wuthering Black distant pillar whirling
Black Monk closer now he’s coming faster how He’s passing by me smiling by me smiling

I’m feeling joy, I’m very happy
Happiness all day and night
It cannot be right, I’m getting shabby
It’s filling me up, it’s nothing but
Natural – supernatural?
There’s no place for fear, ‘cause I’m not hurting you dear Hurting you dear, no place for fear

Fearing what will happen now when I’m “cured” Lured in misery
In mediocrity
Oh what cruelty

“A thousand years ago a monk, dressed in black, wandered about the desert, somewhere in Syria or Arabia. Some miles from where he was, some fishermen saw another black monk, who was moving slowly over the surface of a lake. This second monk was a mirage. Now forget all the laws of optics, which the legend does not recognise and listen to the rest.
From that mirage there was cast another mirage, then from that other a third, so that the image of the black monk began to be repeated endlessly from one layer of the atmosphere to another. So that he was seen at one time in Africa, at another in Spain, then in Italy, then in the Far North.
Then he passed out of the atmosphere of the Earth, and now he is wandering all over the Universe, still never coming in to conditions in which he might disappear. Possibly he may be seen now in Mars or in some star of the Southern Cross. But, my dear, the real point on which the whole legend hangs, lies in the fact that, exactly a thousand years from the day when the monk walked in the desert, the mirage will return to the atmosphere of the Earth again and will appear to men. And it seems that the thousand years is almost up....According to the legend, we may look out for the Black Monk today or tomorrow.”

Congratulate me, I’ve lost my mind - lost my mind so it seems
Join mediocrity, if you want to be “well and healthy”
Some have greatness, to achieve things that change the course of the world Unlock and be whirled, with the wings of madness

You are one of those truly chosen by God You are serving Eternal Truth
Seeking all my youth
Something unreasonable
Something infinitive, ineffable Feeling it right through Something intangible
This is bliss unexplainable Indescribable – intangible This is bliss unspeakable

Look to the river, black distant pillar whirling
Look to the river, Monk with amazing speed arriving What is this silence, space and peace
Silence, space and peace
Calling out youth and bravery
Calling out life it’s all beauty
Humming and buzzing, wind and wuthering
My mouth red blood is flooding
Black Monk whispering, why stopped believing in You genius die in smiling die in smiling
Track Name: Scene III, The Addict > Dark Passenger
Hear me out!
Hear me out now! There's no doubt
This bar's going to be flooding with whisky
And it's free

Let's have some fun now
Let's have some serious fun now cause there ain't gonna be
Ain't gonna be, ain't
I don't want there to be no
Oh no, tomorrow

I can stop whenever I can
This is not about me, it's about you I can stop whenever I can

Gather here!
Gather here now!
Hold tight dear
This stuff's going to be everything you dreamed about
And it's free

Let's have some high now
Let's have some ultimate high now cause there ain't gonna be
Ain't gonna be, ain't
I don't want there to be no
Low

I can stop whenever I can
This is not about me, it's about you
What it is you don't understand?
This is making me free, don't care about you
Can I stop whenever I can?
Can I stop It making me free, me

In Hell, in Hell
They suffer, pounding a big bell With their sons, the demons
Forever, they suffer
The demons, forever
"Essence is revealed through praxis."

My dear friends!
My dear clansmen! There's no end
This blood's going to give eternal life to live
And it's free

Let's have some fun now
Let's have some mortal fun now cause there ain't gonna be
Ain't gonna be, ain't
We don't want there to be no above

I can stop whenever I can
This is not about me, it's about you
What it is you don't understand?
This is making me free, don't care about you
Can I stop whenever I can?
Can I stop It making me free, me free?
It's all I want to be!
Track Name: Epilogue, The Limbo> Transcend Chemistry
Finally, the switch for reverse
Could be worse, start a new life instantly

It’s coming from outside but it’s turning your inside, out It’s growing from inside but it’s showing your outside, in

Ideally, you have no regrets
Take your secrets, and this life ends peacefully

It’s coming from outside but it’s turning your inside, out It’s growing from inside but it’s showing your outside, in

It’s coming from outside but it’s turning your inside - out It’s growing from inside but it’s showing your outside - in

Endlessly, the Dark Passenger
Cruel Avenger, waits in the shadows silently

It’s coming from outside but it’s turning your inside - out It’s growing from inside but it’s showing your outside - in
“Demons suffer in Hell, you know.”