EtherReal / Ob3Lisk / Key
This is one of the earliest songs I wrote, dating back to 1991, before I even had the ability to sequence or record anything. I had to score it on staff paper to preserve it. It was not until 2001 where I rediscovered it to turn it into something. Prior to this, it did not have a title, but I was into VNV Nation and IDM at the time, so this iteration it what it became. The song original had a basic melody which I was ultimately unhappy with, thus it was not included for the 2001 track and my view of the song was that it was still unfinished.
A few years later, a band I was associated with called Ob3lisk was writing songs and I was assisting in the studio. I suggested they write lyrics for this and use it on the album, which is what we did. The song became Out Of Time and the structure of the song remained basically the same but with a proper melody line this time. I later remixed the album version, which was completely re-produced in the style of the band, into a version which more closely resembled the 2001 production I originally did. The lyrical content of this version was split into both male and female vocals making it a kind of duet.
While compiling the Candor album in 2022, I decided to redo this track, as I felt it was one of my strongest compositions. I used the original lyrics from the Ob3lisk version but rewrote some of them slightly to make the subject matter a little more acute.
The original FastTracker version from 2001.
written, produced and arranged by EtherReal. ©2001 Woof Boom Productions.
Out Of Time
The re-written and re-recorded album version from Ob3lisk’s album.
written by Ether & Vlev. produced by Vlev. ©2006 Neutrino Music
Every Second Counts (Demo)
This demo is the pre-cursor to the album version and has only one set of vocals. unreleased.