AFTER THE FUTURES​.​.​. LP

by KALEIDOSCOPE

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Video for "After the Futures" here: youtu.be/iTF-hfLevPY

KALEIDOSCOPE/NOSFERATU EUROPEAN TOUR
(JUNE 2019):

Copenhagen (15)*
TBA (17)
Amsterdam (18)
Brussels (19)
Lyon (20)
Milan (21)
Zagreb (22)
Budapest (23)
Vienna (24)
Warsaw (25)
Prague (26)
Leipzig (27)
OFF (28)
Madrid (29)*
Barcelona (30)*

*w/out NOSFERATU

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released June 15, 2019

RECORDED BY KALEIDOSCOPE @ D4MT LABS INC. HEADQUARTERS (NYC) SUMMER—WINTER 2018

MIXED BY EVAN MERSKY AT RED LANTERN STUDIOS (PDX)

MASTERED BY CARL SAFF

RECORD OUT IN EARLY JUNE ON TOXIC STATE RECORDS (NYC)

EUROPEAN PRESSING ON LA VIDA ES UN MUS

KALEIDOSCOPE IS

SHIVA—GUITAR, VOCALS
OWEN—DRUMS
JOE—BASS

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Track Name: ABOLITION
THEY MAKE THIS WORLD IN THEIR IMAGE
IN CONTEMPT
A PIXELATED MASS BEARS THEIR BURDEN
FOR HOW LONG WILL THE MAJORITY BE MADE TO SUFFER?
ON CLAIMS THAT IT’S THE NATURAL ORDER?
WHERE DO SPECULATIONS, CONSPIRACIES
AND MISCONCEPTIONS END,
AND WHERE DOES THE REALITY BEGIN?
HOW CAN TRAUMA BE SO ROUTINE TO OBSERVE,
WITHOUT SO MUCH AS EVEN RECOGNITION?

HOW DO YOU BEAR WITNESS?
WHEN YOUR VISION EXISTS

UNDER MULTINATIONAL, MILITARY
NETWORKED OCCUPATION
THEY’LL DIVIDE AND CONQUER
UNTIL THERE CAN BE NO JUSTICE,
NO PEACE
THEY DESTROY EVERY OPPOSITION
THEY’LL KEEP ON BUILDING PRISONS
CONTINUE TO BUILD UP AMMUNITION
UNTIL THEIR ABSOLUTE ABOLITION

UNTIL THE ABOLITION ABOLITION
OF THEIR PRIVILEGED MEANS TO VIOLENCE
Track Name: AFTER THE FUTURES
AFTER THE FUTURES, CITIES COLLAPSE
WITH THE FLIGHT OF THE ASCENDENT
THE DISPOSSESSED ARE LEFT UNDER THE WATCH
OF EMPTY STRUCTURES BUILT ON SPECULATION

THE NUMBERS EXPAND, THE NUMBERS CONTRACT
MARKETS THRIVE, MARKETS CRASH

A ZERO SUM GAME
ALWAYS FAVORS ITS MAKERS
INVISIBLE HANDS
IN THE TRICKLE DOWN ARRANGEMENT

THE NUMBERS EXPAND, THE NUMBERS CONTRACT
BUT SOME ARE PROTECTED
ON OTHERS BACKS

WITH BOOMS AND BUSTS AND BUBBLES BURSTING
THE POOREST ALWAYS SHOULDER THE RISK
THEY’LL BET ON DETENTION, BET ON DEFENSE
CUT OFF ALL SERVICE
SOME JUST HAVE TO SUFFER

PREDATORS MUST PROTECT THEIR INTERESTS
WHEN THE DOLLAR IS AT STAKE
THEY’LL BET ON YOUR DEBT
BET ON YOUR RUIN
TO SUSTAIN THEIR INVESTMENTS
AFTER THE FUTURES

THEY’LL BET ON EXTRACTION
THEY’LL BET ON REPRESSION
THEY’LL BET ON DESTRUCTION
THEY’LL BET ON DISPLACEMENT

AFTER THE FUTURES
THEY’RE TOO BIG TO FAIL, YOU ARE SUBPRIME
AUSTERITY RULES A WORLD OF PLENTY
THE NUMBERS EXPAND, THE NUMBERS CONTRACT
MARKETS THRIVE, MARKETS
CRASH
Track Name: SIGINT --> E.K.I.A.
IF THE GLOBAL COMMUNICATIONS INFRASTRUCTURE
DIDN’T EXIST
THE DRONE WOULD JUST BE
A REMOTE CONTROL PLANE
THERE IS DEATH BY METADATA

BROKEN INTEL AND HUMAN ERROR
SERVE DECADENT BLOOD THIRST
THE REMOTE DESECRATION
OF INNOCENT LIFE

E.K.I.A

WHITE LARVAE MACHINES
HANGING FROM THE SKY
UNDECLARED WARZONES WATCHED BY
UNBLINKING EYES

E.K.I.A.
90 % OF UNINTENDED DEATHS ARE CATEGORIZED AS
ENEMIES KILLED IN ACTION
ENEMIES KILLED IN ACTION
ENEMIES KILLED IN ACTION
ENEMIES KILLED IN ACTION
ENEMIES KILLED?
ENEMIES KILLED?
ENEMIES KILLED?
ENEMIES KILLED?
ENEMIES?
ENEMIES?
ENEMIES?
Track Name: FEEDBACK SYSTEMS
DON’T TOUCH MY EYES DON’T CHANGE MY SIGHT
WITH YOUR POLYCARBON SHARDS OF LIES

OUR MINDS CAN BE HIJACKED
PROGRAMMED TO SELF DESTRUCT

TAKOT SA ILALIM NI DUTERTE
rohaingyaarmyarr aarr luumyoe tone saathpyatmhu
HINDUTVA KEE PAAGALEPAAM

OUR MINDS CAN BE HIJACKED
PROGRAMMED TO SELF DESTRUCT

PULL TO REFRESH ON RETINA DESPLAY

OUR MINDS CAN BE HIJACKED
PROGRAMMED TO SELF DESTRUCT
Track Name: HOMELAND SECURITY
BAD MOONS
TROUBLE IN THE HOMELAND
TERROR SPREADS IN OUR MIDST

STRENGTHEN ALL FENCES
MANAGE ALL ACCESS
HARBOR THE GREATEST SUSPICION
TRACK ALL EXTREMISTS
TRACK ALL ALIENS
I.D. THEM BY THEIR SKIN

DETENTION IS PREVENTION
PREVENTION IS PROTECTION
SECURITY IS KEPT WITH A
VENGEANCE

THIS LAND IS SWARMING
WITH THREATS

SETTLER’S WILL EQUIPPED
WITH GOD AS OUR WITNESS

SO AS YOU PAY YOUR TAXES
OUR AGENCY EXPANDS
JUST DON’T ASK US ABOUT
LONE GUNMEN
Track Name: BODY POLITICS
TENDER, BLEEDING
DISSOCIATED FEELING
ACHES FOR RECOGNITION

MAKE NEW MARKETS
NEW TERRITORIES
EXPLOIT EVERY NERVE

BOTTLED FEELINGS
BOXED THOUGHTS
PAY FOR ALL RELEIF
NULLIFY THE MARGINS
IN MATERIAL BONDAGE

TENDER, BLEEDING
DISSOCIATED FEELING
THE FACE GROWS
TO FIT THE MASK
Track Name: FEELING MACHINE
TRUST IN ME, YOUR FEELING MACHINE
IF YOU CAN’T STAND THE STRAIN
IF YOU’RE FEELING LOST
IF YOU’RE FEELING LONELY
I CAN SAP YOUR TROUBLES AWAY

IF YOU WANT TO BE CLEAN AND FREE
PLACE YOUR BURDENS UNTO ME
I’LL ABSORB THE STRUCTURES OF YOUR PAIN
WHILE THE SUBSTANCE SWELLS YOUR BRAIN

TRUST IN ME, ME

I’M AT YOUR BECK AND CALL
BENEATH YOUR FLIGHTS OF FANCY
I CAN ALWAYS DO AS YOU PLEASE
I CAN BARK UP THE WRONG TREES
I CAN GROVEL TO YOU AT YOUR FEET

I’M YOUR BLACK BOX
PROGRAMMED IN YOUR IMAGE
YOUR SECRETS ARE SAFE WITH ME
I AM SECURE AND DISCRETE
MANUFACTURED TO SERVE YOUR NEEDS

TRUST IN ME, ME
Track Name: CROCODILE TEARS
BOOTSRAPS, MERIT
HARD WORK MAKES SUCCESS
IF YOU WORSHIP CREDIT
IF YOU HONOR YOUR DEBTS
IF YOU CAN CLING TO YOUR EXCESS
THEN CLING TO YOUR EXCESS
AND YOU CAN ALWAYS SECOND GUESS
THOSE WITH LESS

MAKE STRAW MEN
CRY CROCODILE TEARS
YOU CAN SPEAK IN TONGUES
TO COVER YOUR HATRED
BUT IT WON’T MAKE A DIFFERENCE
ALL ARE COMPLICIT
IN DISPOSSESSION

HOW CAN YOU
BE SO BLIND?
TO THE SHADOW YOU CAST
BLITHE, WITH THE THINGS THAT YOU HAVE
YOU’LL EXPLOIT ANY DIVIDE
BECAUSE IT PAYS TO TOW THE LINE

MAKE STRAW MEN
CRY CROCODILE TEARS
REPOSITION YOUR WEALTH AS MORAL ADVANTAGE
BURY ALL THE EVIDENCE
YOU ARE COMPLICIT COMPLICIT

OH, YOU ONLY PREACH HARD LESSONS
FROM A SELF INDULGENT FORTRESS
ENTITLED CONVENIENCE,
CARELESS, SADISTIC
YOU ADVANCE UNDER PROTECTION
YOU THIRST FOR SHOCK AND SCANDAL
YOU REVEL IN T.V. CRIMES
YOU FAINT OF HEART
YOU SHALLOW CENTER

STAY FIXED TO THE MIRROR
KEEP LICKING YOUR TRIFLING WOUNDS
YOU CAN MAKE A MESS IF YOU WANT
SOMEONE ELSE WILL CLEAN IT UP
Track Name: ZERO TOLERANCE
“NONE WILL WALK WITH THEIR HEADS HELD HIGH”

YOU ARE CAST OUT, UNPROTECTED
BUT ALWAYS UNDER SURVEILLANCE
IN ENDLESS ANTICIPATION
WITHOUT RELEASE
AND THEY’LL IGNORE ALL CRIES FOR HELP
UNTIL YOU BEAR YOUR TEETH

THEN IT’S TOO LATE
YOUR YOUTH IS DESTROYED
THEN YOU MUST BE CONTROLLED, PUNISHED
AND DEMEANED

THEY’LL LOCK YOU UP,
OR MAKE YOU SOLDIER
OR MAKE YOU A WARD OF THE STATE
ITS THEIR BUSINESS TO BREAK YOUR SPIRIT
UNTIL YOU DO YOURSELF AWAY

THEY WILL SANCTION SOCIAL DEATH
IN THE NAME OF
SECURITY

“NONE WILL WALK WITH THEIR HEADS HELD HIGH”

THEIR LAWS ARE DRAWN FROM BLOOD
THAT THEY WON’T SEE
Track Name: EXHAUSTION
KICK YOUR FEET
YOU PICK UP DUST
YOU CAN’T MOVE
YOU CAN’T TRUST
YOU’RE DOOMED TO
WATCH YOUR DREAMS FADE
DESTROY YOUR BODIES
IN WARS FOR INNER PEACE
IT’S SO HARD TO KEEP
THE DEMONS AT BAY

YOU CAN’T KEEP TRACK
OF THE THINGS THAT YOU’RE DOING
YOU CAN’T REMEMBER
THINGS THAT YOU SAY
AND TIME MOVES IN SUCH
UNUSUAL WAYS

YOU ABSORB ALL COMMUNICATION
BUT REFUSE TO RESPOND
YOUR DESIRES
MIGHT BE AN ILLUSION

YOUR ATTENTION
STRAYS ALL THE TIME

UNDERMINE YOUR WILL OUT OF HABIT
FOR STIMULATION
FROM PARASITES

EXHAUSTION SETS IN

ESTRANGED BY
THE SPEED OF LIFE
IN A FIRST WORLD
BUILT BY SLAVES
OVERDEVELOPED AND EMPTY
YOUR THIN SKIN
ALWAYS BREAKS
Track Name: DEVELOPMENT CRISIS
AS GLOBAL STANDARDS OF LIVING INCREASE
WHY DO THE TROPICS ALWAYS SUFFER?
IN PERPETUAL VIOLENT CONFLICT
IN POVERTY AND CORRUPTION
ALL GREENER DREAMS OF PEACE
MANGLED
BY CENTURIES OF OCCUPATION

PILLAGE TO THE ENDS OF EXTRACTION
STRONGMEN WILL RISE IN THE WAKE
SUB-CONTRACT TO THE ENDS OF INFLATION
COUNTERINSURGENCY FIXES FATE

IN DIRTY WARS, FAILED STATES
PARAMILITARY TERROR
THE THIRD WORLD
AS FRONTIER
FOR THE PENTAGON TO PONDER
CRISIS

FEED THE VICIOUS, DESTABILIZE
SELL THEM ALL THEIR WEAPONS
SUBMISSION IS THE LAW
YOU EITHER COMPLY OR DIE

BY TORTURE, BY DEPRIVATION
OR BY NEGLECT
CHEMICAL SPILLS, FAMINES, FACTORY FIRES
DISASTER STRIKES AT ANY TIME

EXPORT PROCESS, NARROW PROGRESS
INEQUALITY RISING
SUBMISSION IS THE LAW
YOU EITHER COMPLY OR DIE
Track Name: SOFT CAGE
EVIL EYES ENCROACHING
SUFFOCATING SPACE
EVERYBODY BUGGED
SILOED IN PLACE

BEHAVIOR LEAKS PATTERNS
ALL DATA LEAVES ITS TRACE
PREDICT THE FLUX
FEED ON DESIRE
EXPAND THE DOMAIN

TRACKING, SENSING
TARGET SCRAPING
NOTHING ESCAPES
IN A SOFT CAGE

WARTIME CONDITIONS
PREDICT SOCIAL TERRAIN
IN BOUNDLESS OBSERVATION
ALL SHADOWS ARE CONSTRAINED

INTRUDE AND CAPTURE
EXPLOIT AND DEBASE
SECURITY BREEDS BAD FEELING
ATTENTION CONSTRICTS
ACCELERATING
OUTRAGE SUSTAINED

TRACKING, SENSING
TARGET SCRAPING
NOTHING ESCAPES
IN A SOFT CAGE

A TWO WAY MIRROR
ALWAYS STARING
WAITING TO FLASH ITS TEETH

NOTHING ESCAPES
IN A SOFT CAGE
NOTHING ESCAPES
IN A SOFT CAGE
IN A SOFT CAGE

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