Throughout most of my life (but especially during the period where I was writing material for The Flower of Humanity), I was experiencing the effects of a panic disorder. The fallout from this was variously tolerable and devastating, depending on my ability to cope. During the period of 1999 – 2000, it was especially strong and I had been out of work for some time, unable to be reliable enough to maintain.
Tremor was initially composed and programmed during the throes of a full blown panic attack. I was unmedicated and didn’t have any other outlet to distract my self. At the time I was writing this, There were lyrics in my head, in the style of Maxi Jazz from Faithless. These did eventually get recorded later, but that version has been lost for some time.
The original instrumental version of the song, without lyrics.
The later version with the recorded lyrics. Lost in the Ether — however, see below…
Tremor (2023 Redux)
This version has been newly remastered from the original source material and an new vocal take has been added. Also additional turntablism elements. This more accurately resembles the final album version.
written, produced and arranged by EtherReal. ©2000 Woof Boom Productions.
My hands are shaking and my head explodes It's a hyperactive overload Running around all whacked out What's it all about, I shout into the crowd No one listens as they all walk by and I cry; my tears fall from the sky like acid Down on my knees, I pray for release and some peace Never knowing when it will cease. Images pass before my eyes of hopes and dreams lost And it seems that forever I will be here Kneeling on the ground Pulling at my hair I swear I can't do this again please let it end I'm tired and I'm weak I know not for what I seek And no one gives a damn that I'm a man Walking on this earth without any plan No one seems to feel the way I feel Is it real? Am I losing my grip on reality A mental technicality I'm sinking fast, I wont last another day I need a place, an Island of serenity with all the amenities of a better life Get out of this abyss and bear witness To the tremors all around us and remember the way it used to be