From Reason to Ritual

by Rude 66

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Early 20th century. Barbarism on an industrial scale. After the final shots had rung out Europe was left a husk, a shell to be rebuilt. And she did rebuild. Slowly, but surely, normality returned. Different zones. Different ideologies. One Europe. Yet not everyone was happy. Within this struggling continent there were those who saw the hand of authoritarianism at the wheel, past criminals ruling and lands being led back to dictatorship. The solution: the sub machine gun.

From Reason to Ritual is Rude 66´s most ambitious album to date. Amsterdam´s premier electronic musician maps the rise and fall of terrorism over two slabs of wax. Gruesome naivety, one that led to countless deaths, is given an electro beat on the first record, “Reason.” Warbling wave vocals from Ruud’s wife Shaunna tell a bitter tale of paranoia and looming violence. That violence is truly realised on the second record “Ritual.” Beats rain like shards of broken glass, constricted acid and echo as the enemy closes in for the final hollow defeat. An album that takes you from manifesto to death march.

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released April 2, 2017

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Track Name: I Represent The Darkness
I want to touch your body
I want to eat your soul
I want to touch your body
Come on lets rock and roll

I represent the darkness
That hides inside us all
I represent the darkness
I am your final call

I am the prophet of evil
The shadows are my world
Come with me to my castle
And let me finish my work

I represent the darkness
That hides inside us all
I represent the darkness
I am your final call

The gates of hell are waiting
We’re walking hand in hand
It’s so exhilarating
Welcome to my wasteland

I represent the darkness
That hides inside us all
I represent the darkness
I am your final call

Give me your mind and body
You will not have regrets
You do not have to worry
I can not loose this bet

I represent the darkness
That hides inside us all
I represent the darkness
I am your final call

I saw you at the crossroads
You sold your soul to me
Now you are mine to play with
For all eternity

I represent the darkness
That hides inside us all
I represent the darkness
I am your final call

The price of fame and fortune
Is eternal slavery
A life of sin and darkness
That’s it for you and me

I represent the darkness
That hides inside us all
I represent the darkness
I am your final call
Track Name: Reason
Here I am, in the final room
The end of all roads, a place of doom
This is where the end takes place
It’s for a reason

All my actions led to this
What’s left now is loneliness
No doors left to open or close
It’s for a reason

No regrets or no remorse
I was lead by a bigger force
The story must now run its course
It’s for a reason

The world was too conservative
So I became a fugitive
We were all so secretive
It’s for a reason

I close my eyes and I think of things
That could have been in the mist of time
I don’t want to feel without a reason
I close my eyes and I think of things
That could have been in the mist of time
I don’t want to feel without a reason

We took their freedom and their lives
With guns, explosives fear and knives
But we lived on borrowed time
It’s for a reason

Their power was too great to beat
Our victories were bittersweet
In the end we faced defeat
It’s for a reason

We had our dreams and our ideals
We were the cogs that drove the wheels
Now I’m fighting my last appeals
It’s for a reason

In solitary cells we sit
The world outside can’t make us fit
They want us to be desperate
It’s for a reason

I close my eyes and I think of things
That could have been in the mist of time
I don’t want to feel without a reason
I close my eyes and I think of things
That could have been in the mist of time
I don’t want to feel without a reason

Nothing left to win or loose
Nothing left to hope or choose
The final challenge I must face
It’s for a reason

I think about the things I said before
I think about what I have done for more
I think about what I have left
It’s for a reason

But we take our fate in our own hands
Tonight we’ll make out final stand
No one will misunderstand
It’s for a reason

Desperation turns to victory
There is no room for apathy
Our message lives eternally
It’s for a reason

I close my eyes and I think of things
That could have been in the mist of time
I don’t want to feel without a reason
I close my eyes and I think of things
That could have been in the mist of time
I don’t want to feel without a reason
Track Name: Time
There’s a time to keep you waiting
There’s a time to close your eyes
There’s a time for contemplating
There’s a time to cut the ties

When the world is intimidating
And no one can hear your cries
When all hope evaporated
You’ve become a compromise

Live your life like a dream
on the edge of time
I am out of space
I am out of time

Every time you think you’re waiting
Every time you think you’re wise
But you are insinuating
That you live in a world of lies

When you’re not participating
And you can not harmonize
Fear can be intoxicating
But it must be neutralized

Live your life like a dream
on the edge of time
I am out of space
I am out of time

The sound of death reverberating
Through the world behind your eyes
You have tried eliminating
The cries of the terrified

But the voices keep on calling
There is no escape or prize
Doesn’t matter how deep you’re falling
Everyone you think of, dies

Live your life like a dream
on the edge of time
I am out of space
I am out of time
Track Name: Paranoia
It’s in the darkness that i open my eyes
I want to run away
The night is scary and so full of surprise
I do not want to stay
There’s no one out there that can help me escape
So I can stay alive
The shadow darkens and I can see a shape
I’m trying to survive

Oh, somebody's out to get me
I slowly realize
Oh, somebody's out to get me
From the other side

The faceless shadow’s coming closer to me
Without a sound or smell
Where does it come from, this creature of the night
Maybe straight from hell
Am I awake or am I dreaming all of this
I do not understand
I need to blow this blinding darkness away
So I can stand a chance

Oh, somebody's out to get me
I slowly realize
Oh, somebody's out to get me
From the other side

Time is standing still, the moment lasts forever
I know that I exist
But in this labyrinth the meanings are not right
An ocean full of mist
My paranoia is my biggest enemy
A battle I can’t win
Set me free from the chains that hold me back
To find a new beginning

Oh, somebody's out to get me
I slowly realize
Oh, somebody's out to get me
From the other side

It’s in the darkness that I open my eyes
It’s where I want to be
The night is wonderful and full of surprise
It’s what I like to see
There’s no one out there that can help you get away
Your fate is in my hands
Will you be able to see the light of day
To make a final stand

Oh, somebody's out to get me
I slowly realize
Oh, somebody's out to get me
From the other side