VIRTUAL HUMAN

by ORION

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about

Just two years after the very successful ''Le Survivant'' Pat Wyrembski and Jasiu Tokarz (co-founders of ORION) are back for their 5th album. The two partners have decided to get involved in production, artistic achievement and compositions, but leaving an important place to other musicians.
The joint project ORION 2.0 was born ...

About the album :
Pat's idea was to renew himself in a "New Prog" style with the desire to get progressive rock more popular and accessible, without denying his progressive roots.
A main change, a new singer : Jérôme Nigou on vocals and backing vocals, who also wrote all the lyrics and composed melodies.
Other new features :
- All team members took part in the composing process.
- Five texts are in English and two are in French.
This disc therefore consists of 7 tracks for a total duration of 40'29'' with those main themes :
"Digital life, robotisation, dehumanisation, artificial intelligence...
What kind of society do we want?
Can we still choose our lives in an increasingly virtual world ?
ORION questions our modern world in an ironic, sometimes puzzled, way."
As well as a tribute title "Run for Life" and a final song inspired by the famous fantasy novel "La peau de chagrin" written by Balzac in 1831. In this fantastic tale is the classic theme of the pact with the Devil : "I trade you the fulfilment of your desires for your life or your soul. "

A peine deux ans après le très réussi ''Le Survivant'', Pat Wyrembski et Jasiu Tokarz (co-fondateurs du groupe Orion) sont de retour pour leur 5ème album.
Les deux compères décident alors de s'investir en priorité dans la production, à la réalisation artistique et aux compositions en laissant une place importante à d'autres musiciens.
Le projet commun ORION 2.0 était né.

À propos de l'album : L'idée de Pat était de se renouveler dans un style ''New Prog'' avec ce désir de rendre le rock progressif plus populaire et plus accessible sans pour autant renier ses racines progressives. Cet album marque des changements avec l'arrivée de Jérôme Nigou au chant et aux choeurs, à l'écriture des paroles et des mélodies.

Autres nouveautés : - La participation de tous les membres de l'équipe au travail de composition.
- Les textes sont majoritairement en anglais (5 titres) et en français (2 titres).
Ce disque est donc composé de 7 titres d'une durée totale de 40'29'' avec pour thèmes centraux :
''La vie numérique, la robotisation, la déshumanisation, l'intelligence artificielle...
Peut-on encore choisir sa vie dans un monde de plus en plus virtuel ?
Quelle société voulons-nous ?
ORION pose un regard interrogatif, ironique, parfois perplexe, sur notre monde moderne.''
ainsi qu'un titre hommage ''Run for Life'' et un final inspiré par le célèbre roman fantastique de Honoré de Balzac "La peau de chagrin" publié en 1831. Dans ce conte fantastique on retrouve le thème classique du pacte avec le Diable : " Je t'offre la réalisation de tes désirs contre ta vie ou ton âme. "

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released September 2, 2019

Produit et édité par Patrick Wyrembski et Janusz Tokarz pour Patjaprog

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ORION Narbonne, France

Orion is a French progressive rock band founded in 1975 in Meaux (France) by Patrick Wyrembski, Laurent Delenne and Janusz Tokarz. They are influenced, by their own admission, by Gentle Giant, Genesis, King Crimson, Pink Floyd, Camel and Caravan.The Orion group returns to the forefront of the progressive rock scene in 2013 . ... more

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Track Name: Virtual Human
VIRTUAL HUMAN

What have we become ?
Our minds and eyes focused on our phones
Is it what we need ?
Cos we're stream puppets chained by a news feed
I wanna know what it means
To be driven by hypnotic screens
If we don't know what virtual friends have said and done
Will we stumble in endless falls ?

Social networks so life consuming
People swallow swallow everythin'
Serendipity is just a tale
Are we cunt users on our computers ?

What will we become ?
If we don't twit or snap our face on insta
Is this poetry or real life ?
Such a slump of self-love is not so rife
I wanna know what it brings
Happiness in disguise is the new thing
We are stuck and trapped in a flawless reality
Are we so lonely ? It wasn't meant to be

Social networks so life consuming
People swallow swallow everythin'
Serendipity is just a tale
Are we cunt users on our computers ?
Track Name: T.O.W.U.
T.O.W.U.

Long as we live we must not forget
we're nothin' but trippers on a journey which will end

It seems we gave up on this dyin' ball
but it may not be too late if we listen to the wake-up call

We are guilty of passivity
Fatalism resignation won't save us

Individualism still rules
But now the time has come
For us to stop actin' like fools

We're just one spot in the universe
Just one piece of stone just one piece of dust
We're so little and it's not a curse
Full of selfishness instead of humbleness

Long as we die we must keep in mind
We're about to drown in a sea of our own lies

I hope we bet up on this dyin' world
For that's the only thin' we've got
No more time for being blurred

We keep on buryin' our heads in the sand
As deep as we can in the very broken land

We can't ignore if our star stops shinin'
There'll be no one else to blame
If blindness still remains the same

We're just one spot in the universe
Just one piece of stone just one piece of dust
We're so little and it's not a curse
Full of selfishness instead of humbleness
Track Name: Run for Life
RUN FOR LIFE

Used to run
After time
Cause walkin'
Was far too slow

Used to run
Used to hide
So that I
Could not be found

Felt my heart pumpin'
And my blood flowin'
Pourin' rains
Were a bless not a bane

Used to run
Against the tide
Ignoring
Still waters

Used to run
Used to lie
To myself
Not to cry

Felt my body fightin'
And my pace slowin'
Final Whistle blew
Turned a deaf ear cause I knew
Track Name: Le Nuage
LE NUAGE

Ça y est c’est fini
Le nuage c'est ainsi a explosé libérant à jamais
Toutes nos données
Nos secrets qu’on croyait enfouis sont désormais dévoilés

Le réseau s’est éteint
Comme jadis la raison de l'humain
Nous ne tricherons plus derrière nos écrans de fumée
Le miroir aux chimères s'est brisé
Lorsque le nuage n'a plus voulu de nos enfantillages

Maintenant tout est su mais le ciel a survécu
Laissant nos gaietés factices tomber des nues
Rompu le charme des paresses qui nous aliénaient sans liesse
Brisée l'addiction qui nous volait sans cesse
Comment être déçus de recouvrer la vue
Vulnérables inconnus

Un nouveau monde a vu le jour
La vérité sans détour est beaucoup moins glamour
Que nos histoires en velours
Nous souhaitions perpétuer éternellement le récit de nos vies
Sans aspérités

Maintenant tout est su mais le ciel a survécu
Laissant nos gaietés factices tomber des nues
Rompu le charme des paresses qui nous aliénaient sans liesse
Brisée l'addiction qui nous volait sans cesse
Comment être déçus de recouvrer la vue
Vulnérables inconnus
Track Name: Silicon Cirkus
SILICON CIRKUS

We were born from your datas
You're gonna be addicted
Dystopia all around                                   
You won't even feel it
From time to time you'll be given a piece of drug
Cause someone's liked or commented a picture
You give more to get more
We influence you by playin'
With your basic human instincts
From the eternal human search for answers
To your need for love
We hack your minds
We log you in to make you pay
Thanks for keepin' your brains wide shut


You're gonna waste your time on your screens
You need your digital dose by any means
We'll play you to your very latest dime
You're gonna lose yourself and truth won't shine
Track Name: Silicium
SILICIUM

Ce matin c'est décidé
Je prends le train de la modernité
Vers un exil écervelé
Je fuis la réalité
Je parle à travers un écran aphone
De mon égo atone
J'ai tellement voulu changer ma donne
Dans la vallée du silicium

Je ne rencontre désormais
Que des gens absolument parfaits
Leur beauté filtrée me subjuguait
Plus longtemps je ne pouvais résister
C'est vraiment ici que je rayonne
La futilité on affectionne
Ici l'édulcoré impressionne
Entre amateurs on carillonne

Je parle à travers un écran aphone
De mon égo atone
J'ai tellement voulu changer ma donne
Dans la vallée du silicium

Déguisé
J'ai perdu mon sens aiguisé
De la vérité
Mais suis-je en train de perdre mon humanité
Et ma dignité
Track Name: Shagreen
SHAGREEN

I only believed in me full of certainties and pride
Cause my wit would turn my life into one easier ride
I had spent so much time writin' my reference work
I even forgot to eat maybe was I too broke ?
Was so sure I'd mesmerize every single one
But no publisher cared so I'd remain unknown
Clearly understood my gift would never bring me fame
So it was time for me to die end of the game
I begged an antique dealer to buy a loaded gun
Instead he offered me a deal with no return
He gave me a charm a magic piece of skin 
My every wish would be fulfilled in a twinklin'
But it came at a cost since the die was cast
After each wish the skin would shrink so would mine

If I rub the magic piece of shagreen 
My every desire'll be granted
Won't be sad any longer
Cause money is the answer
Will my life be better ?
Will she love me forever ?
Can I buy myself a dream ?
Stop being and appearing
My body falls little by little
If I rub the magic piece of shagreen 
My every desire'll be granted
Won't be sad any longer
Cause money is the answer
Will my life be better ?
Will she love me forever ?
Can I buy myself a dream ?
Stop being and appearing
My body falls apart

Thus began the fury tale since the deal had been sealed
But sores remained open though many lives I lived
Didn't wanna be hurt in my little time left
Money couldn't buy love my clock was tickin' fast
Hopin' for a soft lull I wandered aimlessly
As luck would have it met the one such perfect chemistry
One last wish this was it too skinny was my skin
She would live a full life my end was comin'
Cause all came at a cost when the die was cast
After each wish the skin had shrunk so had mine

If I rub the magic piece of shagreen 
My every desire'll be granted
Won't be sad any longer
Cause money is the answer
Will my life be better ?
Will she love me forever ?
Can I buy myself a dream ?
Stop being and appearing
My body falls little by little
If I rub the magic piece of shagreen 
My every desire'll be granted
Won't be sad any longer
Cause money is the answer
Will my life be better ?
Will she love me forever ?
Can I buy myself a dream ?
Stop being and appearing
My body falls apart

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