The Ultraviolent

by Shanghai

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Nicolas RESSOT
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Nicolas RESSOT Lacan disait : "Il n'y a pas de rapport sexuel''. Eh bien j'en témoigne, c'est faux ! archi-faux ! Alors oubliez votre ou vos partenaire(s), arrêtez de vous tripoter, et écoutez plutôt ! Diablo swing orchestra, Mr bungle, Danny Elfman, du psychobilly, Yoko Kanno, des passages ibériques, polka, orientaux, et une foule d'autres choses, et au bout... La jouissance !!! Favorite track: Ménage à Trois.
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Cyril Glaume Mon avis sur le dernier Shanghai: www.coreandco.fr/chroniques/shanghai-the-ultraviolent-5243.html Favorite track: Ménage à Trois.
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about

Introducing the new full length concept album by avant garde progressive art rock ensemble Shanghai!

Recorded over a period of 5 long years, the band has painstakingly assembled and crafted their most intricate and multi layered work to date. The full band lineup is complemented by the addition of a string section in an ambitious attempt to interpret Shanghai's already dense compositions at an orchestral level.

Sit back and enjoy this soundtrack as The Ultraviolent story unfolds...

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released September 8, 2015

Starring:

Shanghai

Luis Rojas - guitar, theremin, ukulele, vocals, keys
Nicholas Sands - drums, backing vocals
Alan Esquivel - bass, backing vocals
Davin McPherson - alto sax, clarinet
Grant Robinson - tenor sax, baritone sax, flute
Chris Rojas - percussion, kazoo
Chantel Bann - keys, vocals
Paul Murchison - trumpet, trombone, french horn
Riley Perry - guitar, double bass

Production credits:

Produced, recorded, mixed & mastered by Luis Rojas
at Well Fed Studios

Drums recorded with Greg Stace
at Jungle Studios

Grand piano recorded with Greg Stace
at Oxygen Studios

Organ & electric piano recorded with Michael Wheatley
at Nut ‘n Butter Studios

Layout & Design by Luis Rojas & Jarrod Elvin
Original artwork by Jarrod Elvin at Mick Macks:
www.mick-macks.com

Band photo taken by Emma Nayler

Additonal musicians:

Mark Tyson - violin
Tatyana Lukich - violin
Nataliya Lukich - violin
Alan Rossman - viola
Carmen Cerpa Poljak - cello
Velladon - operatic vocals on track 9
Mongoloid - death vocals on track 9

Contact:
shanghai@wellfedproductions.com
www.theultraviolent.com

Thank you & much love to family, friends, loved ones, supporters & all the wonderful guests, artists and engineers that helped make this production become a reality

Special thanx to Mike Solo at the Bird’s Robe Collective:
www.birdsrobe.com

This is a Well Fed production:
www.wellfedproductions.com

© & Ⓟ Shanghai & Well Fed 2015

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Track Name: Transliminal Gameshow
Poor Camelot still-birthed on Athen’s teat
Broken vision of what life should be
Hope’s fire still it burns beneath our feet
As we traverse the ruins of our
Disenchanted, unenlightened pasts
In the blink of an eye
Embers fall on the mire
Gabriel’s horn blows its note!
Track Name: The Mercy Killings
Soft spoken, soul waits
It pulses light
Track Name: Xīn Yǔ
Beya mauta
Ching haori
Beia putti
Beya
Track Name: Triggerhappy
I can’t kill you
Find the reason why

Cool running, a dead-end style
Most motherfuckers don’t know who I am
Where is the night to hide away?

He’s called Triggerhappy

The king in his castle
He twists, he lies
Time to topple down

Sin, sin city, I merry-go-round
Gonna climb up in this big, old town
Ride up and fight the down decay
Wait not as time pursues you

He’s called Triggerhappy
He’s called Triggerhappy
Never make friends with the candyman

Your life is in my hands
Your life is in my hands
With your feet against the wall
Down and out
It won’t be the end
I will wash you away
As the sun sets behind you
Track Name: Caveat Emptor
My God, it’s full of stars!

Hiding beneath the vast oceans of Venus
He avoids the Martian advance
And makes himself a humble home
With golden arches & an empire of his own
False Maria freeing Hell with her dance

One third now follow the orders
Of a foul prince’s demands
Unlubed now he is raping the earth
He needs oil for the girth
Of his phallus and its darkened romance

We are the apple of his eye
Often sell but never buy
What’s at the bottom of your lie
You are the catcher in the rye

That’s right, in the middle

We don’t
(No, no, don’t owe you)
Owe you anything
(No, no, we don’t owe)
You’ve signed
(Signed)
Your life away

Admired by the oceans of people
In a voodoo trance
The brand achieves consciousness
Then begins to stand
Was this part of your plan?
Track Name: Tiān Lù
Keep your sense, don’t walk away
Those signs you see of sadder days
And it seems you’ve lost your way
These times will turn to better things

Fortune seeps through sugar walls
Track Name: Sundowner
Smoke and mirrors cloud sophrosyne
Your portrait fails in nearly every scene
Spears of lightening pierce a starless sky
Inside this violent dream
Why now come to meet me
With your righteousness and anger
And your disregard for danger

He is so full of surprises
As sun sets and chases the day
Well he is so very surprising
And will not stay

Cool waters form a glassy cage
You’re still running but who’s to blame?
Sunlight reveals a tainted man
But time will win the game
I am rolling somewhere in time
As the sun fades away

He is so full of surprises
As sun sets and chases the day
Oh he is so very surprising
And will not stay
Track Name: Shenanigans
A plan was hatched, so strike your match
Drive my claws into your brain
So pour more drinks, enjoy the kicks
Dance around, make you insane
Can't ya feel the thrill?
Slipping off the tracks
Don't stop now honey, we ain't done
We'll pluck tomorrow, from tonight now
C'mon sugarbaby, there's nowhere to hide

Step right up, adulate me

Oooh oooh, oh yeah, uh huh
I've got no time on my side
but I can make you feel fine
Wish for a headcleaner
To debase these troubled thoughts
Blast my mind but still I crave for more
Always wanting more
I'll take what I can get
There's no end in sight!

Don’t act like y’all above me

Superfly

Secrets of my mind to downtown infinity
Double up Jack
And prove what you mean to me
Who wants it? Just roll the cure over
Settle down honey there’s lots goin’ ‘round
C’mon make me feel it
Whiz-a-shoo-pepi-dada
Oh no, time to take it on the nose

Little Miss Innocent, there's my number
Don't talk just feel about it, darlin’ hear my call
Little Miss Innocent, there's my number
Don't talk just feel about it, darlin’ heed my call

Won’t you heed my call, heed my call
Oh won’t you heed my call
Are you there?
Track Name: Ménage à Trois
Who meets the king
With camels in the distance
Augustus in the shrine of Shangrila?
Deep inside a caliphate of his rule
In bred with greed
And lustful cauldron arts

He lied, he lied, like Antichristos
In time, in time, your trust will follow

Le grande menage a trois

Perhaps the postulate of
Babylonian influence
On Greek astronomy is incorrect?
This nonsense is enough to reunite us
Bring the end of megalomania

This task, unfolds
These times are hopeful
Conjure, conquer
The rest will follow

Behold...the biting of the hand!
Le grande menage a trois

I’m young, I’m tired
Of fulfilling desires
It’s a tangled web we weave, darling oh
But now we’re not alone
Track Name: A Murder of Crows
Retrograde in pools of poison
Far, free, zoo
Track Name: Buffed Silver is Shiny
We live in the land of the lost
Where blind men live
With fear due to doubts
That their worth is a construct
Held by the thinnest veneer
That could crack then disappear
Would chaos prevail if it did?
Or might we not build us
Some commoner ground?
Oh Cauda Pavonis!
The phoenix is waiting for birth
From the ashes of the usurped

If we look within, well what do we see?
Economic machinery?
Doesn’t the TV lie?
Aren’t the hugs and cheers
A counterfeit of all our lives?

Soul’s view of skies made blue
And bright sunlight illuminates
The path of gold through hope’s new ford
Bridge over deep troubled waters
Through a golden dawn of light
Throw away all your problems
No grey clouds of concern
Will take the brand new day
Now...

Who do you reach for sweet divine?
Or hasn’t your mother taught you how?
Blinded by greed and astral signs
Now come along with me
For a different ride
Who do you reach for sweet divine?
Or hasn’t your mother taught you how?
Look up to the sky and astral fires
Now come along with me
For a different ride

Take the golden road, a new sacred home
(Look up to the sky)
Destination for a different ride
Golden open road, a new sacred home
(Look up to the sky)
Destination for a different ride

Behold the transformation
A heart of lead to gold
Metal purification
Bright mercury reborn

Colourful evolution
Forgotten human soul
So burn the imperfections
Cauda Pavonis rise!

Fly, everything is one!
Ride, everything as one!
Track Name: Sleepless Night on the Pacific: Sidelights on the Observation and Control of the Shenzhou
Hear me again
Run to my words
Come play
The feeling stays the same

Don’t close the door so soon
We’ve only just begun

I will always follow you
And travel far and wide
Just to see the smile on your face

Let’s fly away
Off into space
Until we’re realised again

And when I finally die on you
Don’t think I’ve gone
And left you all alone
‘Cos when you do
These feelings shall pass.