True Faith

by Nanokill

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    Nanokill‘s debut album. 13 tracks. French/Swiss/Canadian duo mixing fine & dark electro-pop, rock, downtempo, new wave, with engaged/explicit lyrics. Packaged in 1 panel limited edition digipack CD with a 8 pages booklet and a sticker.

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1.
My Dark 04:31
My Dark I'm your Dear, i'm your doll You're my fear when you call I'm your girl, i'm your bitch And you know how to switch i'm your thing, your black pearl I'm staying in the circle I'm ok, i'm insane You're my way, you're my shame I'm your Dear, i'm your doll You're my fear when you call You know where to find me You know why i am screamin' You know what i'm goin' through You know why i hide away from you We play our part, caught in your black Please don't tell, please don't ask I'm your girl, i'm your bitch And you know how to switch I'm your thing, your black pearl I will stay, stay in the circle I'm okay, i'm insane You're my way, you're my shame You're my worm, my desire You come from my empire Meet me in the depths of my soul Release me from my weird cravings Embrace me till i'm out of control Bound each other as strange siblings I'm your Dear, i'm your doll You're my fear when you call I'm at your command 'cause you're my Dark Go ahead, make me feel the Spark Don't look at me Don't see me now
2.
Es la Reina Y I'm listening to your voice I hope you have the choice, dear Are you there with me, dear, Will you stay for free ? You're lost in my foolish mind Lost in my space and time, dear Are you gonna possess me I invite you if you agree You are trapped in ice I wanna be your eyes You are trapped in the cold I know i have to be bold I wanna be your ship The secret that i keep I wanna feel your wave I'm willing to be brave Until you get inside my chest I will know no rest You're trapped in ice I wanna be your eyes You're trapped in the cold I know i have to be bold I close my mouth tight before the final fight You opened my mouth and you opened my mind I'm listening to your voice I hope you have the choice, dear Are you there with me, dear, will you stay for free ? I was supposed to ask and you asked I was supposed to scream and you screamed I get trapped in ice you became my eyes I get trapped in the cold 't was too late to be bold Did you kiss me in a lie ? Did you leave me in a lie ? Did you kiss me in a lie ? Did you leave me alive ? Did you kiss me goodbye ?
3.
Laudanum 05:05
Laudanum Laudamus false prophets Laudamus virginis filium Laudamus pornography Laudamus slavery Are we stupid, are we serious ? We corrupted sex we love our chains Perfect pattern, human bondage They keep us alive, docile in our cage Laudamus our masters Laudamus the workers Laudamus gold and money Laudamus private property Nothing matters, say your prayers Unemployement terrifies Manipulation by repetition Lies are comin' true We learned to buy or die Laudamus TV reality No time for anything else Laudamus mediocrity Memory, history, science, truth, who cares ? Laudamus the pictures They treat us like children Laudamus false choices We do not see the deceptions Laudamus inhumanity We hate weak people Laudamus apathy In a brave new world
4.
Transitional Object Where is my watchdog ? my bodyguard, my Predator to go outside Where's my warrior ? My Darth Vador So i don't have to hide where are my Uruk-hai ? Or my vampire ? When Aragorn is gone I want my Predator I want my Yautja He scares everyone with his strength and his face He will kill anyone who will tread on my dreams Where is my Chewie or my Yeti Spike the Bloody, do you hear me ? I want my Predator I want my Yautja "Come away, O human child! To the waters and the wild With a faery, hand in hand For the world's more full of weeping than you can understand" ( W. B. Yeats) I want my Predator With his great disintegrator To protect me from the C.I.A As long as he will stay I want my Predator I want my Yautja Where's my amazing Gort ? Where is my escort ?
5.
I Wish You Hell you with your rat poison And you with your bait cage You with your damn passion You dressed up as G.I. You with your male hormones And with your bloody hand You with all your dam guns It seems you're compensating You with your so-called honor code And you with your license to kill You with the corpses you're so proud of There's no hope for your future Nature's waiting for the right time To send you back to the slime You and your stench of death And your sadistic shots You with your killerface You'll have to pay the price You with your ghoulish trophies You sacrifice your useless slaves You with your harmful theories That you teach to your children Well, well, well. I'm not sorry for your loss There is one place I think you should come across I hope you will I wish you hell Do you remember the broken bones ? Do you remember the torn flesh ? Did you see the dead on their thrones ? You know what to expect, i guess Nature's waiting for the right time To send friends of yours back to the slime Nature's waiting for the right time To send all of you back to the slime Nature is patient like a mourning widow Slowly building your scaffold to give the death blow
6.
River of no Return Wailaree wailaree If you listen you can hear it call There is a river called the river of no return Sometimes it's peaceful and sometimes wild and free Love is a traveller on the river of no return Swept on forever to be lost in the stormy sea Wailaree wailaree If you listen I can hear the river call I can hear my lover call "come to me" I lost my love on the river and forever my heart will yearn Gone, gone forever down the river of no return Wailaree wailaree He'll never return to me He'll never return Never
7.
Commission Report "He who controls the past controls the future. He who controls the present controls the past." (George Orwell, 1984) 1941 Pear Harbor attack One year after Roberts Commission 10 Millions de dollars 1963 The Kennedy assassination Seven days after Warren Commission 50 Millions de dollars Commission Report This goes to the grave with us This goes to the grave Challenger shuttle crash 1986 Seven days after Rogers Commission 50 Millions de dollars Lewinskygate 1998 "i did not have sexual relations with that woman, Miss Lewinsky. I never told anybody to lie, not a single time, never." (B.Clinton) Starr Commission 67 Millions de dollars This goes to the grave with us This goes to the grave "Further, the process of transformation, even if it brings revolutionary change, is likely to be a long one, absent some catastrophic and catalyzing event like a new Pearl Harbor." (Project for a New American Century) 9/11 Attacks Year 2001 441 days after Kean Commission 14 Millions de dollars This goes to the grave with us This goes to the grave "Preventive war was an invention of Hitler. Frankly, i would not even listen to anyone seriously that came and talked about such a thing." (D. Eisenhower) 2003 Global war on terrorism "Saddam Hussein has gone to elaborate lengths, spent enormous sums, taken great risks to build and keep weapons of mass destruction." (G.W.Bush.2003) "Saddam Hussein is determined to get his hands on a nuclear bomb. Active chemical munitions bunkers, mobile production facilities" (C. Powell) "We know he's got chemical weapons, he's got them". (G.W. Bush) Iraqui Freedom 777 Milliards de dollars Mission accomplished Commission Report This goes to the grave with us
8.
Babybox 04:00
Babybox I don't wanna fly Don't wanna try My life is too tough And i 've cried enough for months I'm in a stem cell Like Venus in her shell you don't want me to live It's not hard to forgive You don't want me to die But hope has run dry They can call me bad luck I fell of the truck The truck fell out of the sky I don't want to get high Can you stay clean tonight ? Leg'mich in eine Babybox I will try to survive Leg'mich in eine Babybox Because i am still alive I'm still alive Ich war im Gedächtnis Ich ging verloren Im Metallgefängnis Wär' ich nie geboren Die Welt tut mir kalt Die Welt tut mir Weh Es tut mir wirklich Leid I'll find another way The infusion set is my friend With my ID bracelet Engraved with a name that They 'd better not forget Ich ging verloren Leg'mich in eine Babybox I will try to survive Leg'mich in eine Babybox Because i am still alive The earth should have been my home The human world, will it be my grave ? Hier ist der Sarg of Wisdom The earth should have been my home The human world, will it be my grave ? I'm gasping for air like a slave
9.
Demokratur 05:52
Demokratur Nehmen Sie Platz Liebe Menschheit Nehmen Sie Platz Es bleibt nur Erzatz The box is magic eschatologic sicher Sieger You may say You're a dreamer You're a dreamer Combien vaux-tu ? Combien veux-tu ? J'ai ce qu'il te faut Là sous le manteau Ersatz Coffees Ersatz Freedom Ersatz Kisses Original Kingdom Ersatz Ideas Ersatz Euros Ersatz Goodies Original NATO Combien veux-tu ? Combien vaux-tu ? You really have to realize Mais pendant qu'ils dorment Pendant qu'ils dorment... Ersatz Living Ersatz Kinder Ersatz Feeling Original Murder Ersatz Nobelpreis Ersatz Al- Quaeda Ersatz GMO- Rice Real Carcinoma Ersatz Penis Ersatz Terrors Ersatz Justice Original Silent Wars Ersatz Women Ersatz Sheepbrains Ersatz Human Original Aliens Liebe Menschheit Arbeit macht frei you really have to realize You're only a piece of merchandise Ersatz Coffees Ersatz Freedom Ersatz Kisses Original Kingdom Ersatz Ideas Ersatz Euros Ersatz Goodies Original NATO Ersatz Memory Ersatz Frieden Ersatz Equality Real Repression Ersatz Women Ersatz Sheepbrains Ersatz Human Original Aliens You may say you're a dreamer We may say we are dreamers Ersatz New Age Ersatz Media Ersatz Knowledge Real Propaganda
10.
The last one 04:56
The last one I was the last of my species Can you believe it ? I hoped constantly I looked at the horizon I needed to hide I needed to pray Green Leaf Wind in the sky River water Leaf shaped wind In a green river I felt so lonely And all my thoughts like sunflowers Were turned hopelessly To the dead sun of my bloodline Which is no more and never will I was the last of my kind Can you realize Listen well Can't your hear me wailing Green Leaf Wind in the sky River water Leaf shaped wind Water from the sky In a green wind Leaf in the sky Air and water Wind and leaves Water of my tears In a green river But you don't listen You hear nothing But you don't listen And i'm fading away
11.
True Faith 05:50
True Faith I feel so extraordinary Something's got a hold on me I get this feeling I'm in motion A sudden sense of liberty I don't care 'cause I'm not there I don't care if I'm here tomorrow Again and again I've taken too much Of the things that cost you too much I used to think that the day would never come I'd see delight in the shade of the morning sun My morning sun is the drug that brings me near To the childhood I lost replaced by fear When I was a very small girl Very small boys talked to me Now that we've grown up together They're afraid of what they see That's the price that we all pay Our valued destiny comes to nothing I can't tell you where we're going I guess there was just no way of knowing I used to think that the day would never come I'd see delight in the shade of the morning sun My morning sun is the drug that brings me near To the childhood I lost, i lost I used to think that the day would never come I feel so extraordinary Something's got a hold on me I get this feeling I'm in motion A sudden sense of liberty The chances are we've gone too far You took my time and you took my money Now I fear you've left me standing In a world that's so demanding I used to think that the day would never come I'd see delight in the shade of the morning sun I used to think that the day would never come I used to think that my life would depend on the morning sun...
12.
Cats don't lie Everything will be fine Nothing is on the line, i swear We'll get out of this shit Soon it will be finished, it's fair He'll never cheat on you She will never leave you They promised They will always be there To protect you and share The bliss Trust me it doesn't hurt Forget all you have heard so far You will not feel a thing Looks like a dream It's not that hard All will be as before This is not your last hour You're fine Good always defeats Evil Bad boys will go to hell Cross your heart and hope to die Hope the cat will spit in your eye The wheel goes round and round Your luck hasn't run out, try again Experts and men of faith know the rules of death, amen And they wish you the best Thanks to them, you are blessed my friend They're gonna save your soul if you fall down the rabbit hole But the truth is It won't be easy It won't be fun No one is here for you When you need someone There is no second chance When the time is done People die on the street Even if we don't hear about it Here's where the story ends And you're wearing a gun But the truth is No one cares, all people lie Cross my heart, hope to die But the truth is everybody lies Cross my heart, hope to die No one cares, all people lie Cross my heart and hope to die If i do tell a lie
13.
Turn me off 06:08
Turn me off Do you realize how i feel When i face all alone A world who gave up to the devil All the power and every hope My faith is almost dead But my suffering lives on Because of those who pray While killing for God God forgives Does he ? really ? Turn me off I'll keep your face on my screen You're the only world i wanna live in Please turn me off Make me sleep Till i forget reality No happy ending, no better place Please i'm running out of breath I have no spiritual substitute Nor the soul of a soldier There's nothing helping me out To accept human nature My earth is almost dead Elites of the world live on They take, they use, they break There's no plan B for New year's Eve We can go to hell Turn me, turn me off I will keep the faith far away from me Because nothing helps my pain So we have a deal Please turn me off Make me sleep For eternity, without dreamin' I will, i will pretend It's just a game Please do the same Now let's close our eyes A sleeping curse will be our demise Don't wake us up except to die Please no lullaby Turn me Turn me off

about

The French/Swiss/Canadian duet Nanokill releases their first album “True Faith”. Their name may not ring a bell, and that’s for a reason : this duet goes off the beaten path and one almost has to look for them to find them. Once the meeting has been set off, the (black) magic works its tricks and the initiatory trip may begin.

Their stories are dark, very dark, and one can hear that. Choosing the protection of shadows over the revealing light, the night raptor displayed on the sleeve sports eyes of fire, sentry outpost of an invisible border. Through 13 titles, for more than an hour, Nanokill follows their unique musical path, borrowing their rhythmic base of samples and loops (“Es la Reina y”, “The last one”, “Turn me off”) from Trip hop trended bands such as Massive Attack, Portishead or Sigur Rós, their ever-present drum machines, influences from Kraftwerk’s electro (“Numbers”), blended into a mechanistic music (“Commission Report”, “Laudanum”), or some saturated guitar sounds with powerful and aggressive rhythmic lines (“I Wish You Hell”, “My Dark”, “Transitional Object”) from the Pixies and TV on the Radio’s indie rock (“Wolf like me”, “Will do”). Titles’ length, harmonic variations – “Turn me off” really feels like the jewel of harmonic and melodic perfection that it is – the esoteric mood, nearly oneiric, do bring to mind the masters of Space rock : Pink Floyd.

By bringing his own essence – arising from his first garage rock bands (the Ultimate Triangle, the Astroboys) where he shaped his hand – to this happy melting of genres, Axel Noon sharpens the edges, lifts the veil and nails Nanokill’s colours to the mast. With a voice quality diversified and possessed ; sometimes in a mermaid-like, hypnotic and sweet manner, ready to sink the first ship that sails by (“Turn me off”, “Babybox”), sometimes with a benevolent sensuality inside an electro Trip hop ballad (“River of no return” – this album’s first cover, unclassifiable, of the ever-lasting icon Marilyn Monroe) or armed to the teeth with threatening and assertive bass sounds (“I wish you hell”), with rending, though mastered, high-pitched tones (“My Dark”, “Es la Reina y”), all of it showing an undeniable talent and an intrinsic playing strength. Eve d’Orso sets up the deal and largely contributes to Nanokill’s surprising musical identity, indefinable and singular. Built on machines, carried by a cinema-oriented spirit – that we can witness on stage – “True Faith” keeps moving between reality and dystopia, dreadful (and almost foretelling) visions of what our world could turn into.

The mystical and most magnificent “True Faith”, the second cover (New Order) – eponymous title of this album – is breath-taking, literally ecstatic. It is no happenstance that this title feels like a glare in the dark of the night, a lifeline near the reef ; it is what remains in the end, a single drop of hope, even if it is bitter. Because magic always looks like it requires a sacrifice, a price to pay that comes along the granted wish ; after listening to “True Faith”, one might forget the daylight outside and legitimately muse on whether one managed to leave unscathed. Not so sure.

credits

released December 14, 2015

Eve d'Orso : vocals, keyboards, piano, synthesizer programming
Axel Noon : background vocals, guitar, bass, keyboards, drums, drums programming

Recorded in 2014 and 2015 with Dolly Mobile Studio in Abbeville, Troyes, Bruxelles, Rochefort and London

Mastered by Raphaël Jonin in JRaph i.n.g. studio

Photography : Trevor Barnes, Chräcker Heller

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Axel and Eve met for the first time in 2009, during the European
Exopolitics Summit in Barcelona. Their commitments and ideas about the world merged and brought them together, music united them. Together, they formed Nanokill, a name that is an explicit war cry or warning, those we never read about as they’re usually relegated to an asterisk, written in lowercase letters. ... more

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