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One way to describe our music is to imagine a heavy space battleship that is loaded with white lilys and red roses and in place of the engines there are colossal flocks of hummingbirds. Heavy solid bottom, eclectic middleground and delicately powerful top makes this album strong and personal sounding. The music is intensive symphonic rock with lots of room for air and elegance. The songs are melodic and cinematic, progressive without being pompous in a needless manner.

credits

released November 10, 2009

Katja Sirkiä, vocals
Antti Pesonen, guitars, synthesizers, programming and sound manipulation
Matti Jalava, organ, electric piano, keyboards and vocals
Eero Uurtimo, bass
Tuomo Lassila, drums and percussions

Special guest: Qumma, Warr Guitar in “Psycho Rollercoaster” and “Land Of Hope”

String quartet in “All I Need”:
Katariina Pesonen, violin
Mikko Pesonen, violin
Max Savikangas, viola
Sanna Palas-Lassila, cello

All music composed and arranged by Antti Pesonen

Lyrics: “Stranger In My Hometown”, “Psycho Rollercoaster”, “Land Of Hope” and “All I Need” by Marko Latvanen. “Returning” and “Lilith (Daughter Of Night)” by Kimmo Lassila. “Kharon (On The Ferry)” by Lassila / Pesonen. “The Orange Tip” by Matti Jalava.

Recorded, engineered and mixed by Antti Pesonen at Mellvox Studios between June ’07 – July ’09. “All I Need” string quartet co-recorded with Kai Lassfolk at Finnish National Opera May ‘08.

Mastered at Chartmakers by Svante Forsbäck

Cover design by Matti Jalava, Photography by Qumma

Produced by Antti Pesonen 2009

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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: Returning
All alone, on the surface of the ocean
In the womb which is that of Mother Sea’s
Floated an egg of pure devotion
A foamy picture of all the keys of life
Enter the cave of mystical extacy
Drink your fill from the cup of love
Experience the world of fantacy
It’s a grace sent to you from above
It’s a grace sent to you from above

Returning...

Above in heaven, deep in the blue space
On the throne which is that of Father Skie’s
Approached an energy of grand revolution
A hazy form of all the fires of life
Enter a space-ship of cosmic energy
Feel the burst love’s desire
Experience the world of fantacy
And the longing that is so dire
And the longing that is so dire

Returning...
Track Name: Stranger in My Hometown
I'm getting stranger / in my hometown
I'm on the verge / of being seen / being seen
All the ways that / covered up my oddness
are becoming obsolete

I'm getting stranger / in my hometown
Girls all giggle / boys point their finger / dirty finger / (ad lib)

I'm getting stranger / but my hometown
is getting stranger / in an average way
The normal / gets more normal
The ordinary turned on overdrive / overdrive / overdrive

There's a place for me
Where peaks by two will meet
And touch the sky
Light up high
Forever dawn

How long can you be
Invisible to yourself?
Denying the yearning fire
And the flame

Waking up…
Waking life always grows
From the night-time fields
Of your soul

Waking up to a world outside your own self
Takes time

When the city streets are silent
The beating of your heart grows stronger
Time to go
Time to go
Waking up…
The beating of your heart grows stronger
Time to go
Track Name: Psycho Rollercoaster
I know they're wrong
as they always are
but I doubt myself, I doubt myself
What if there's more to it after all?
Fear lifts me up and lets me fall (x2)

I can see
that I may be right
but then again, and then again
what if I'm wrong, fatally wrong
I pick up speed and I'm really gone (x2)

(I'm just a) psycho rollercoaster

Ride me up
as high as it goes
turn the spinning wheel of vertigo
Spiral down
puke it all out
Dive into the motion
Drop your illusions

You're so sane
it's pathological
pathological, scatological
I'm cut in half by truth and lies
I'm an equator where light rapidly dies
Track Name: The Orange Tip
White with orange bright, could not tell for certain
in the morning light, so I moved the curtain.
Moving evermore, fluttering and flying
was the one I saw, with the dew still drying
on the fields, over yard and lawn, in the spring-time freshness.
It was marked with tones of dawn, powered out of sweetness,
in the mating moon of May.

Spring-time's first you were, bringer of the summer,
and the sun was there, first scent of the flowers
on the fields, over yard and lawn, in the spring-time freshness.
On your wings you had tones of dawn, power out of sweetness,
in the mating moon of May.

In the trance
of the spring-dance
It is May
it is May
it is time
time to mate - and fly away...

Butterflies were gone, but I kept on thinking
of the orange-tipped one, got my cup for drinking.
Sipped the brew and gave you a kiss, got my guitar near me,
wrote a song, where the insects miss one another dearly,
in the mating moon of May...
Track Name: Land of Hope
Lay me down to rest
with the setting sun
We will call this home
when our work is done
Angels watch over me, keep me in your peace

When the land is dying
you just have to leave
Leave your dead in fields
learn to dream new dreams
Absolve the past, angels keep us...

Not to give in again
No, not to let go of now
We will live in this land of hope

Sky is high, deep the sea
simple truths we will heed
Past will fade in time
all the needless sacrifice
Absolve us now, angels love us...

Not to give in again
No, not to let go of grace
We will grow in this land of hope

Some will lose their way to heaven...

Write this down so we will never forget where we came from
Tell the story to the world so they will know what happened

Blood was shed by all
both innocent and guilty

Oh, not to give in again
No, not to let go of now
Oh no, not to give in again
No, not to let go of grace
We will learn in this land of hope
Track Name: All I Need
I reach across the space and time
I reach across the plain of memories
I reach across to make this life mine
I reach out, (and) I'm doing all I can to make it there
find the way, take me home
back where I belong

Can I reach you racing the sun?
(I'll) dive the night 'til you and I are one
Dig up all the things once left undone
I reach out, (and) I'm doing all I can to make it there
find the way, take me home
back where I belong

All I need is for you to keep remembering
All I need is a small warm place somewhere in your soul
find the way, take me home
back where I belong

Sunset sets the lake on fire
Jagged shadows chase and circle me
Voiceless whispers, slipping time
Let memories come flooding to me

Once, we could share the sunset somewhere out of time
Road ahead so wide and stretching out to years to come
We were foolish, funny, wonderful
and now I'm reaching out to you
so can you hear me?
(I'm) doing all I can...

I sometimes hear you just before the dawn
telling me I have to just move on
but still I reach across the space and time
I reach out; I'm doing all I can to make it there
find the way, take me home
All we need is find the way where we belong
All I need is for you to take me home where I belong
All we need is to find, to find the way back home
Track Name: Kharon (On the Ferry)
Pale flowers, a path of purple stones
Show the way to bright enchanted groves
Old man picking up sticks on the road
Lonely one sitting on a slimy toad

Dark river the stream of hatred goes
Underworld carrying mothers’ woes
On the ferry with a hidden golden coin
Travelling souls in Kharon’s arms will join

By the flow people lay
In their minds eternal day
Waiting for land so bright
Hoping to elude the night

Death calling...

Across once in flesh is taken
Back to earth the old dust is shaken
Greedy demon greets with a grimace
Soundless oars hit the still surface

Waves of something, cold wind
Dead leaves, cold wind

Aaa...

Step on the shore
Feel the breeze of eternity
(welcome to) The land of Core
Who’s changed her name accordingly
Find the way
(to the) conjuction of the three
There you may
Your fate at last perceive

All the questions answered
All the problems faded away
All the questions answered
All the questions answered

Finally
Your bound to see’All your destiny

Death calling...

There beyond
The island of the blessed