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EtherReal / Ob3Lisk / Key

from CTRL / Obelisk / Candor


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.

Lock 101


The original FastTracker version from 2001.


written, produced and arranged by EtherReal. ©2001 Woof Boom Productions.

Lock 102
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

    Lock 103
    Every Second Counts (Demo)


    This demo is the pre-cursor to the album version and has only one set of vocals.

    Fob 39
    Fob 104
    Every Second Counts


    The final album version, with additional vocals by Oceanwings.


    produced and arranged by Key with thanks to Tommy Gerencser. lyrics written by Tommy Gerencser and Key. © 2023 Keyfob Productions / Neutrino Music


    A lesson to remember in this age
    If you had those days to live again
    What would you want to change
    Every memory has turned into a scar
    Will you see yourself in another light
    Or will you remain in the dark
    So far and away
    What have you gained
    Struggling so needlessly
    You lose yourself again
    I feel it increasing, beginning
    There’s no truth in what you find
    You’re left without a sign
    And running out of time
    If this revelation is turn denied
    With another new beginning
    Another chance go by
    By embracing what you find within yourself
    Only then can you discover
    What others did foretell
    So now break away
    What have you gained
    You’re disappointed endlessly
    And lose yourself again
    This feeling is growing within me
    There’s no truth in what you find
    And left without a sign
    You’re running out of time
    So just take my hand
    Don’t you understand
    We’re running of time
    We’re lost anyway
    What have we gained
    What happened to empathy
    We lose ourselves again
    I feel it increasing, beginning
    No truth in what we find
    We’re left without a sign
    And running out of time
    So just take my hand
    Don’t you realize
    We’re running of time
    Just take my hand
    You’ve got to realize
    We’re running of time
    And every second counts