OSCILLA

by The Observatory

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about

Oscilla is the imagined swing of our imperfect times. The gait of the invisible beast we embody. Flux and formlessness. It represents a new kind of hope.

The current constellation of The Observatory are vibrations of shifting rhythms, synth bass space, oscillators and abused guitars. Repetition is at the heart of their riff. Hammering out a certain truth. Noise, rock, and melancholy. A society in tumult, divided. Where new forms of oppression are actively met with new strategies of resistance.

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released August 15, 2014

Music composed and performed by The Observatory
Lyrics by Leslie Low

Cheryl Ong – Drums, Percussion
Dharma – Guitar
Leslie Low – Guitar, Vocal
Vivian Wang – Synth Bass, Keys, Percussion
Yuen Chee Wai – Synth, Electronics

Recorded live at The Black Axis, Singapore, May 2014
Engineered by Johnny Sarcophagus
Mixed by Leslie Low
Mastered by James Plotkin

Concept and direction by The Observatory
Photos from “On the blue shores of silence” by Philipp Aldrup
Typography, layout and additional photography by Yuen Chee Wai

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The Observatory’s music is texturally complex and viscerally emotional, crossing wasted borders and musical extremities that parallel polarities within human existence, provoking and inspiring in a deeply enigmatic way. The group draws inspiration from their Southeast Asian roots and heroes of new music and art. ... more

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Track Name: Subterfuge
Subterfuge

We are invisible, illegible by choice
The apostates of subterfuge mired in this infernal lie

We don't need to be seen
We don't need to be heard
We just want to disappear
Disappear now
Disappear now
Disappear now

We are invisible, illegible by choice
The apostates of subterfuge mired in this inferno of life
Track Name: Oscilla
Oscilla

Re-assemble the atoms of our Zomian mind
So we can climb out
Re-assemble the atoms of our Zomian mind
Zone of refusal
Re-assemble the atoms of our Zomian mind
Drift like vagrants

A fire incantation for us
A fire incantation for us
A fire incantation for us
A fire incantation for us

Re-assemble the atoms of our Zomian mind
So we can climb up high
Wander along and beyond the borders
Up in the highlands of my Zomia

Flux and formlessness
Chameleons of freedom
Flux and statelessness
Our debts are forgiven
Flux and oscillation
Swing a new luck around
Oscilla's highest ground

A fire incantation for us
A fire incantation for us
A fire incantation for us
A fire incantation for us

Pagan thoughts
Disorder
Pagan thoughts
Disorder
Pagan thoughts
Disorder

What say peoples?
Never would have thought
As patience wears thin
Oh what a fucking joke


Able lies
A fire incantation
Fallen for it
A fire incantation
Able lies
A fire incantation
Disbelievers
A fire incantation for us

Inner barbarians
Keepers of the forest
We are acephalous
Egalitarian peoples

What?
How?
People say
Do they forget about tomorrow?
I can't seem to get away
Track Name: Autodidact
Autodidact

In the face of power
Do you crumble or do you honestly express yourself?
In the face of power
You can smile
Be happy
Happy in your slavery
There's god in your money

Behind their backs you're a different person
You vent your spleen

In the land of power
Open up the vault to the heart of the centre and dismantle its hold on us
Don't accept the inferno and become such a part of it that you can no longer see it

God is such a mindfuck
god is dead

Keep a distance from the system
The system seeks to dominate our thoughts
Keep a distance from institutions of puppetry
Look at the little emperors now
Rolling out their own red carpets
Keep a distance from the system
The system seeks to dominate our thoughts
Keep a distance
Look at the little emperors now
Rolling out their own red carpets
Rolling out their own red carpets
Track Name: Distilled Ashes
Distilled ashes

Bold as solid forms and structures
Lining up the straightest roads
Pouring out of cul-de-sacs
Like dinner is served
When the sound of mind erosion is a humming sound of meditation
Contemplation
Stable lines and minds
Lead us from temptation
No more idle hands for the devil
No more idle hands for the devil

Boldest knuckleheads and numbskulls
Lapping up the trickle down
Living to be grateful for the privileges
When the sound of mind control is a pretty sound of malediction
Stable minds are able
Ready for delusion
No more choices left for the sheeple
No more choices left for the sheeple
When the sound of mind erosion is a humming sound of education
Manipulation

People are poured away
People are poured away
People are poured away

Taxidermy
Singaporia
Singaporia
Taxidermy
Taxidermy
Singaporia
Pour out
Pour out