by Ruined Families



releases November 25, 2016


Music by Ruined Families.
Lyrics by Takis Zontiros.

Recorded by Kostas Ragiadakos at Unreal Studios and Twin Picks Studios in Athens, Greece in February/March 2015.

Engineered and mixed by Kostas Ragiadakos at Unreal Studios in Athens, Greece.

Produced by Kostas Ragiadakos, George Katsampanis & Ruined Families.

Mastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege Mastering in Portland, USA.

Guest vocals on ‘Demolition’ by Dimitris Papadatos.

Design & Layout by Takis Zontiros.

Layout assistance by Benny Demmer.

Ruined Families is Antonis, George, Nikos, Takis, Thanos.

Released by Adagio 830



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Track Name: The Future of Electronic Music
This is a state of exception
gathering total control
A digital bomb to the end of the world
Heaven looks like a closed door
We are breaking the structures
trying to become someone else.
Force it
The threats are threatened
The medium stretched
The barriers break
Through symbols and passwords,
movies and sex
we refine the supplements.
It’s history and process
the familiar warmth of objects
It’s the force of nature
It’s a breaking order
It’s a breaking order
Track Name: Image of an Image
The camera kills
The body shapes
The device succeeds
No face remains
It’s breaking speed
An empty frame
Only impressions made
Memory loss
Narcissist prose
Memory loss
Vanity calls
Memory loss
Mirror dissolves
Memory loss
In a black box
Transform the image
Transform yourself
The signs remain unable to let us know
It’s what you know it’s not what you see
Everything is a copy of a copy of me
Track Name: Naked Life
Science has failed
Heat is life
Time kills
Progress is written in blood
The civilized commit again the greatest crimes
In their ordinary houses they manufacture lies
They ask consent to destroy again
They don’t understand the machine will eat them
The banality of evil in the face of your neighbor
The same mess all over again
Track Name: Underground Resistance
The camera turns to the face of the guards
and we watch them now as they’re trying to hide
We revolt in reverse
Time and space died yesterday
and the author died
so who will write tonight?
I take back what is mine
It’s not 1984, not a Brave New World
It’s a moment of rupture in an unseen war
on mute
Track Name: Demolition
I draw a line to map what’s mine
to make some room for something new
I hide my face for everyone to see
I draw a line to map what’s mine
I’ll make a party inside my mind
Set in stone
We operate in mutual secrecy
Distance remains a necessary symmetry
We’ll meet again to lose again
We’ll meet again to lose what’s left
Track Name: No Rothko
Hiding in the metropolitan architecture of control
Inside the foundations of modernity
we explode in our own terms
A place of absence, the city fortress
where petty thieves are dealing knowledge
You’re not free to choose what you want
The police know whom you kiss
Denial is a pure form
Every work of art is an uncommitted crime
A slap in the face of public taste
Track Name: Use Your Hands
This must be the place
where they promised change
But we are buying danger
and we sleep again
The sun is the excuse when nothing moves
The hunt for happiness keeps us mediocre at living
Painted trains and ancient remains
separate and keep us away
and the TV shows what we hate
A never-ending moral decay
The old world is in front of us
The museum shows what we don’t see
Always on trial it’s a way to be free
We are judging the judges at last
Forever in war with the place I was born
Track Name: Wholecar
Confusion made everlasting days
and I’m just waiting to be used again
The dogs of faith promise security
while they feed us dirty bread
I break what they made for me
The face of logic is an open space
to practice boredom or lose a friend
I break what they made for me
Straight from the queue
Into the glue
Track Name: Meta-Anthem
A masterpiece is a room full of strangers
Gestures and manners making us targets
They unite in violence and speak a blank language
They drown in wine and curse each other
They’re possibly right
Probably wrong
They scratch the surface with their nose
They dress boredom in black clothes
The new wave is old
They’ll die looking at their phones
Track Name: We Want Everything
No country explains what human means
as borders remove our basic needs
With commodified sexuality
my body is a battlefield
and the news report a serious accident
I’m like you, but totally different
I’m like you
But, I shoplift desire
from the markets of pleasure
dreaming of errors
right where perfection explodes
Justice vanished as it appeared
There’s no high or low
I’m sick of choices, cause I want it all
This is here and now