Null Signifier

by Ultraklystron

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1.
04:00
ch. I'm never keeping you waiting... Indelible never fading... Incredible at creating... Speakers bumping for days then... Catalog long past a thousand plus... (x4) v1. competition all devastated out the window, defenestrated through flow foes are decimated ultra back here to demonstrate it ether bars feel anesthetized real fans are so unsurprised average day in this author's life not a problem or bother right have to sort through these basic clones it's a skill that I had to hone no opportunity left alone except for when I'm out choosing thrones not that to say I feel like royalty but I'm the only one spoiling me working long so I'm toiling, see so these haters can't broil me every second I keep it lit burn them to crisps with just the tip iceberg tops there starts my wit python scripts to push YouTube clips making classics just to minute kill testament to infinite will never play with my time to fill all I do is write rhymes to thrill v2. instrumentals through out this scene scattered through every blog and 'zine helping rappers achieve their dreams incidentally making green rhythm rapture keeps masses captured rights are mine, yeah I own my masters validation through charts and placards isn't something I'm really after I couldn't hide and y'all know I've tried I made some attempts to step aside friction-less my momentum glides wide strides are just the way I ride only starts with me working late ever onward that is my fate none alive can exterminate make the worms and the vermin wait doubts are at most a brief reprieve but this music can never leave even the moments I deeply grieve turn to power I do believe never thought this would stabilize without landing just always fly double edged so I can not rise even keeled up above the skies
2.
04:06
ch. (x2) everything orange, everything orange if you could just turn it back now you'd keep everything orange (x4) if I could I change it would I even change it should I even change it v1. yesterday, I just turned 21... just went out with my family / no party, no drinking outlier always / and that's got me thinking why am I feeling so reticent... though I'm stuck in retail / I finally have some friends now I'm finally moving forward / or it is pretend now? a letter came to me that day... says "I'm from your future / sorry bout your b-day I know it was giftless / and boring but that's okay" so I couldn't believe what it said... "knock off all the bitterness / stop sweating those small things keep your nose on that grindstone / and recognize your calling" v2. attention locked so lock I read along... "keep making that music / but just knock out your degree song's an ever long hobby / but code will make you that money" guess that's something I always knew... but what came next surprised me / struck me as quite unlikely cut me down to my psyche / shocked is putting it lightly "some pain follows down every path..." "one thing to get used to / something's are a lose/lose and if you knew what I knew / you wouldn't know what to do too" closing line always stuck with me... "you can live despite pain / and flourish under great strain when selfless you bring great change / absent that you're bloodstained"
3.
04:10
ch. I am not a victim; I'm a real boss I am not a victim; I'm a real boss Yeah, I have it good, so I really floss, And if I didn't that would be a real loss v1. I made it as well as anyone expected So I don't have the right to feel too dejected So tell me I'm special & I won't correct it But I will not say it beyond introspection Finally I'm recognized often; I keep it all popping; Acceleration isn't stopping I'm doing this til I'm in coffins; And people are talking: Ask me what is the goal I'm stalking? Why you still writing so hype when The code that your typing Should be the only thing you're liking Recruiters are on me and calling And say they are balling But it's just a trick I'm not falling Keeping my business amazing And keeping the pacing Inside of my head with no backing Audience never left waiting And They'd find it grating If I held back from attacking My highlights resist any shading From ill informed hating The details resistant to cracking Hungry opponents left fading The thinnest ice skating Plus I made the corner they're backed in Cause it's been a minute since I've had a win Except for everyday that I wake again And it's not virtual: I don't play pretend If I went back in time I wouldn't change one end v2. Even the train to work's a truly blessing Using that time to create's so impressive At least that's what people say, that's my impression But still it's not better than studio sessions Sometimes I feel like I could be More than I try to be But then again nobody's fly as me Just trying to see what the peak would be: Is it just B2B, Or could the whole world be seeking me? I guess could go get an agent To be a reagent But frankly I'm ever so patient Honest, my minutes are seconds To my quick perception So I'll keep on making connections Face it nobody could touch me Yeah if they were lucky Maybe they could handle my basics Advanced work that gathers advances From lingual romances Is out your league, cannot fake it Nobody will touch my production Nor ignore seduction That comes from my sonic creations So I will not act like I've had it hard Put it in every bar Screaming out yeah ultra made it I don't have to care if I make it now Let me take a second here to break it down All my contemporaries here play for keeps I'm paid til 'bots dream electric sheep
4.
ch. girl you give me feels / and I don't know how to deal emotions all spill / you're impressive with your skills honestly you thrill / with an anime appeal so girl come over / for some Crunchyroll and chill Crunchyroll and chill, girl / Crunchyroll and chill (x4) v1. you're catching my eye / fitting my aesthetics making me so shy / can't believe I said it I'm not one to pry / but I'd like to get it I can't even lie / yeah I'd like to bed it first let's feel free / to watch a little Free! watch Meganebu / swag on fujoshi this Wakakozake / makes me feel hungry chilling with you girl / makes me feel funny think you know you've got me / like Monster Musume but this is real life / not a dream: no yume hit that auto play / queue it up for days because it's the weekend / what more can I say? watch some Hostel Manors / Wait with me In Summers Listen to Me Girl / I can show you wonders but to keep it real / to be super honest I just want to fill / my anime watchlist v2. I can barely breathe / I think I need some Air Got me on my knees / and I can't help but stare Not at LCDs / in other directions perfect fujoshi / grabbing my affections on a shoujo beat / Kimi No Todoke but a nerd as well / just like Watamote but I can't make a move / never happen no way or if I ever do /it'll be so slowly cause My Love Story / is more Hackadoll Nothing but computers / so I lack the gall if you want to start it / you won't be a harlot swear you've got the power / like you're out of Charlotte if you ever ask me / know I can't decline got me in my feelings / slightly out my mind but I'm fine with chilling / viewing in my room told you I was hungry / let's watch Silver Spoon
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ch. Do I want figures or fendi No wait no; I want it all Veruca Salt-style: I want it all Don't let your offer offend me No, I won't return your call Block you, so you can't return your call respect me or lose me have fun finding a new me if you're only do you I'm only gonna do me I'm only gonna do me (x3) have fun finding a new me v1. I'm comfortably uncomfortable Emotionally unpunkable Only tragedies can surprise But can they make me feel inside? Keep my timing / like it's DDR Get attention / such a needy star But it's a long climb / at wrong time Meta cliches / are a strong sign I've been a narcissist / since I started this In my childhood / in apartments kid Overwrought thoughts / all that I've got But no 8-mile / more than one shot I wanna love life / like a love live Gotta a best girl / not a rough life And it's all mint / not a scuff life So consistent / like it's one size And though fits it me / it's unfitting Never stayed still / so I'm not sitting Perseverance means / I'm not quitting The only way is up / I'm uplifting Buckle up, because it's lift off It's the real thing, and not a rip off And it's going down, without a tip off It's a wild ride, and we can't get off It's the struggle dreams, mixed with subtle memes Mixmaster flow here to muddle themes I sell flow-vacaine; no rebuttal stings Sell accessories; I stay hustling. v2. Divergent in emergencies Insurgent running hurriedly Only tragedies can surprise But they get my soul to try I could drop out / choose a opt out Start a lock out / sell a stock out Rather walk tall / than to stop now May not block falls /but I'll not pout Though I could shout / put em on blast Get my devout / to act real rash Maybe black ball / put on em last But attacks stall / and the feels pass Moving so fast / like a new lotus Staying on focus / put em on notice Setting precedent / I don't mean POTUS More a dissident / never once soldiers Dropping references / sans semiotics If you're ignorant / made you feel neurotic From the grave bars / flow is necrotic And it makes stars / so it blows atomic Gotta muscle up; you better get swole As the only way that you won't get told Is to end my run, you better be bold Turn the lights out like a choke hold I still bounce back like cockroaches Cause I've seen worse, still here gloating Made a troy ounce from a penny wait See, my critics can't acclimate
6.
04:12
ch. don't care about genre don't care about mantras I'm out here and getting it... forgot about paper no thought in the labor I'm just out here getting it like Random and Richie like the Emerald City I'm out here and getting it and there's no forgetting it no time for regretting it (x2) v1. I've been feeling uninspired - I've been feeling like my work is undesired usual won't spark my fire - kept my schedule well so I'm not just tired welcome feels so out stayed - like when I see homies when I'm in the states cause everything I do is played - and I know that some of you can well relate even with my thousand songs - they won't change a thing even when I'm gone even with my money long - this is my sunset, this is not a dawn conscienceless, and feeling lame - consciousness retained, waking up again cram me back up on the train - neck is downward strained, and I'm in my brain v2. locations change but stay the same - different places yet nobody's switching lanes never find a higher plane - stick with all the same don't desire strange though I know I'm one to speak - never was that bold, never was that chic never once achieved the peak - simply killing time in silent defeat shouldn't even bother now - wasting time like this shouldn't be allowed never should've been so proud - can't blame anyone who would disavow I'll carry forward anyway - even on my own, I'll make better days won't succumb to that malaise - do it for myself regardless of praise
7.
04:03
ch. I think I need a week off from the internet... It's just something I don't wanna deal with... I think I want a week off from the internet... To be honest, right now I'm not feeling it... (x2) v1. Been a minute since I've been off line... Social media wastes my time... And though it's driving me out my mind... Addictive cycle is well designed... you can't tell me it's fomo / when it's instagram'd in slow mo posted on crazy image boards / where everyone's four loco 20 left out 40 me / when every moment's YouTube streamed only good news is what we see / such a nightmare and not a dream networks built for jealousy / aggregators for outrage need a break from insanity / I need an internet outage but now that is impossible / cause I'd be without wages bits and bytes are how we rule / a roll back would be outrageous guess I'll uninstall these apps / won't kill accounts; I'm too afraid even then I still hold back /cause my friends chat at me every day like to find some true escape / but exit strategies don't exist and it's deeply ironic that / if I left it, I'd not be missed v2. the internet has me so stressed... puts us all under duress... private memories all confessed... liked and shared just to impress... multi faceted twice flattened / turned into a time line context is a lost dimension / as everything is refined never shown in inaction / always on the incline purge should context change then / remove the posts that remind group deletion simulacra / distance never once achieved selective truth still coming at us / never once shall be relieved angled angels look perfect / never once can be believed want the truth but can't search it / SEO has sewn bad seeds can't blame me for a little hatin / for wanting a vacation from artificial sensations / for which I have lost patience news relayed without waitin / disowned as misinformation we all need a good break / from that empty entertainment
8.
04:40
ch. I'm done / with all these high school romances... bored with will they, won't they... just let them be okay... (x2) v1. ... sitting on the couch again ... in my head and emotions ... reading manga off the phone ... 4am and all alone ... clichéd just like what I read ... but I can not get to bed ... but to this I can't relate ... to the angst upon the page ... obvious they'll find a way ... even if they once betrayed ... rather see the denouement ... rather see a couple's flaws ... together really ain't the goal ... it's where the real story's told ... but that isn't often sold ... unless the author's rather bold v2. ... even on the josei side ... seems the tension always hides ... everything's a stack of lies ... evil girls and evil guys ... and that just isn't real life ... story doesn't feel right ... cause even in bleakest nights ... real people push through fights ... so on the page and on the screen ... I'd like to see what I've seen ... I'd like to see where it all goes ... like to see these people grow ... I know I've grown so much myself ... but it was through these manga's help ... so as move through demographics ... I hope the graphic keeps that magic
9.
03:12
v1. everything akimbo, and off its planned axis no chemicals to calm me, not one for xanaxes no support or kickstarter, won't let the fans back this always do or die, not once was damned practice the past was Tom and Sara, Crystal and Alexis seventh grade me couldn't dream of a Nexus now the smartphone hangs off of a necklace so I can shout at Google Now to help direct this I take every benefit in my life for granted middling middle class male, can't be recanted was only seven when those bleak seeds were planted and the only way to weed it out's to keep on ranting I'd like to get back on track but I keep derailing bound by the facts I've not been detailing some say I'm as fake as silicone or saline but I'm still traumatized from my prior failings ch. ...if you're feeling so down if you're feeling so down... why don't you go already?! ...if you're getting so down if you're getting so down... why don't you go already?! ...if you want it right now if you want it right now ... why don't you go already ...if you're feeling so down if you're feeling so down... why don't you go already v2. paralyzed in my speech fearing retribution I feel so cast out with no absolution I'm ever so stunted in my elocution Therefore I'll keep stunting in my execution my pariah patois' a misappropriation thirst for validation and adoration make the fan base into a congregation only me to blame for this abrogation they say I'm angelic, others claim I'm falling in come the zealots, questioning my calling put words in my mouth, interject in all things I'm just doing my best to move without stalling wake up every morning knowing no forgiveness I wouldn't wish for my worst enemies to live this I wish I could rewind all of this business but it's what I deserve as god as my witness br. I am just an object / I am not a person doesn't have emotions / cannot be hurt and lacking own goals / having no dimensions csondemning all of me / not allowed opinions just a vessel whose / rights are not a given any love imbued / has terms and conditions cause I started fires / can't pursue desires without definition / nullest signifier
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ch. I just want to chill again in Shinjuku Visit Heartbeat, maybe have a snack or two Onsen room with a Fujiyama view It's what we want...and what we're gonna do (x2) v1. Month's started; pay came in today And all I wanna do is hit a maid cafe Omelet rice with hearts, giant bubble teas And you're the only person that I want with me Cause you play along; like to dress the part Everybody's jealous: an impressive start So lets blow a week, in EGL boutiques Racks on racks for racks, I wanna keep you chic Cause that angelic is pretty / and the stars shine bright, baby Metamorphosed like a butterfly / have I called you beautiful lately ? Atelier Pierrot caught my eye / so I hope their style is tasty But even in some Body Line / Your body's fine and so racy But for now I'm schemin' / for an evening at Maidreamin That's just start of my needs cause / these light novels I'm seizin' Akiba trip at Akiba strips / bags are bursting at seams then I know that's so otaku though / and I know for more you're fiendin v2. Woke up extra early; watched the sun arrive Walking through the city; watch it come alive Back road bakeries; perfect pastries Coffee vended hot; both awaken me Other mornings come; then we switch it up We split curry bentos; and a custard cup Line cab to the station; catch a bullet train It's a special weekend; heart could burst to flames Late arrivals at sunset / pink rice fields and an orange sky And we have yet fun yet / though with you is never boring right Yukata on, keeping so chill / gotta turn the kotatsu on to high Open air bath, it's so trill / yukata off and we step inside In hot water with a bishoujo / but no trouble just memories Mountain views so breathtaking / I honestly can barely breath You're so gorgeous, you're so sweet / gave you my heart's only key But even in 8-tatami / you the only one I need
11.
ch. Here Come Dat Boi O Shit Waddup v1. chillin' on a unicycle dunkin' on you like michael ya know i'm headin' your way and it goin' down today y'all can never stop me nobody can drop me style can't be copied style can't be copied know i'm lookin' so clean super fresh and so green like i'm out your worst dreams like i'm just the best meme everything goin' down comin' to ya hood or town everybody know i'm comin' only gonna say one thing... v2. now i'm on the approach first class never coach cause everything I do's dope gonna leave ya all smoked yeah i'm on my own way said i'm comin' down today gonna have to just spray ride by you anyway know i'm gettin' so cold ya know i leave ya so told flava here is so bold that's jus how i roll leave ya all explainin' leave ya all betrayin' bodies all layin' let me here ya all say it..
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ch. (Ultraklystron) don't care about genre don't care about mantras I'm out here and getting it... forgot about paper no thought in the labor I'm just out here getting it like Random and Richie like the Emerald City I'm out here and getting it and there's no forgetting it no time for regretting it (x2) v1.(Ultraklystron) I've been feeling uninspired - I've been feeling like my work is undesired usual won't spark my fire - kept my schedule well so I'm not just tired welcome feels so out stayed - like when I see homies when I'm in the states cause everything I do is played - and I know that some of you can well relate even with my thousand songs - they won't change a thing even when I'm gone even with my money long - this is my sunset, this is not a dawn conscienceless, and feeling lame - consciousness retained, waking up again cram me back up on the train - neck is downward strained, and I'm in my brain v2.(Ultraklystron) locations change but stay the same - different places yet nobody's switching lanes never find a higher plane - stick with all the same don't desire strange though I know I'm one to speak - never was that bold, never was that chic never once achieved the peak - simply killing time in silent defeat shouldn't even bother now - wasting time like this shouldn't be allowed never should've been so proud - can't blame anyone who would disavow I'll carry forward anyway - even on my own, I'll make better days won't succumb to that malaise - do it for myself regardless of praise v3. (Ish1da) Ugh, Maintain what men do I see you got dat buzz but what that pen do? I been through what you been through, only difference is our mental Ish-1, Automatic, feed tha rap game a Senzu I view life through a lyricist lense, like Final Fantasy, tha spirits within My anger, my hatred, my fear in my pen, my music doesn't mirror my zen I'm oozin wit insecurity, but you wouldn't know bumpin my trakc I'm dumpin tha gat and runnin it bakc, til my body is just a lump in a sakc Would you be a prophet, if you seen tha vision I seen? Yo, that's word to Art Lawd, we out here livin our dream Could never live as a fiend, but I need this path in life Fukc Oxygen, Fukc H2O, I'd rather have a mic Up writin half tha night, til my structure finalized Yeah, I'm rappin like it's my fukn job, fukc my 9-5 I'm a see it done, I will be tha 1, like tha way my name stylized My heart beat to tha beat, only reason I'm alive, That's why...
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ch. (Ultraklystron) I am not a victim; I'm a real boss I am not a victim; I'm a real boss Yeah, I have it good, so I really floss, And if I didn't that would be a real loss v1. (Ultraklystron) I made it as well as anyone expected So I don't have the right to feel too dejected So tell me I'm special & I won't correct it But I will not say it beyond introspection Finally I'm recognized often; I keep it all popping; Acceleration isn't stopping I'm doing this til I'm in coffins; And people are talking: Ask me what is the goal I'm stalking? Why you still writing so hype when The code that your typing Should be the only thing you're liking Recruiters are on me and calling And say they are balling But it's just a trick I'm not falling Keeping my business amazing And keeping the pacing Inside of my head with no backing Audience never left waiting And They'd find it grating If I held back from attacking My highlights resist any shading From ill informed hating The details resistant to cracking Hungry opponents left fading The thinnest ice skating Plus I made the corner they're backed in Cause it's been a minute since I've had a win Except for everyday that I wake again And it's not virtual: I don't play pretend If I went back in time I wouldn't change one end v2. (Ultraklystron) Even the train to work's a truly blessing Using that time to create's so impressive At least that's what people say, that's my impression But still it's not better than studio sessions Sometimes I feel like I could be More than I try to be But then again nobody's fly as me Just trying to see what the peak would be: Is it just B2B, Or could the whole world be seeking me? I guess could go get an agent To be a reagent But frankly I'm ever so patient Honest, my minutes are seconds To my quick perception So I'll keep on making connections Face it nobody could touch me Yeah if they were lucky Maybe they could handle my basics Advanced work that gathers advances From lingual romances Is out your league, cannot fake it Nobody will touch my production Nor ignore seduction That comes from my sonic creations So I will not act like I've had it hard Put it in every bar Screaming out yeah ultra made it I don't have to care if I make it now Let me take a second here to break it down All my contemporaries here play for keeps I'm paid til 'bots dream electric sheep v3. (Ise Trey) Biting on flows, call me the Pirana Biting on hoes, call her the Modonna. Chillin in a dinner wearing new Designer. Sitting in tags, I promise the Devil don't wear Prada. Limpin Posideon, the missle been guided. Defending Goliath. Arrested Tobias. DAB, (Arrested Development.) Feelin so Loco, Leanin four Loco. Codeine in my full bowl. Socks and a polo. (flex) Been Shroomed out my Domo like Mario, Bro (Whoa,) where did my dome go? No AB's and I'm Sou-lo, Ho. (flex) HOE x4 Reimagine your future before you flex according. (flex) Said you got bars but you been seen me forwarding. (flex) Respek your Elders, read the Scrolls, go back to Morrowind. Bitch I'm a Real Boss, I ain't fake like Rick Ross. Throwing lines like a Discuss toss. Getting rid of the flaq with one morning floss. (Look) Final Fantasy Wakka met Waka in a rap battle. Out came this Blitz, song and trunk rattle. (I'm a real Boss.)
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v1. (MC Lars) Ball like I'm Spaceman, spaceman, spaceman, ball like I’m spaceman spiff Lost in the clouds don’t think I’m allowed to lay it on the line like this Try to build my YouTube followers up but I’m always stuck around 8k Spent seven thousand dollars on that Dragon Blood vid but did it blow up? no way NO WAY I’m 33 now see my numbers slip watch those iTunes checks get small Used to be a name some people knew now they don’t know me at all Dank memes on the scene, what I mean is the dream to be big on the net won’t last Cause they click and they stream and close and they sleep and pain hits your heart so fast Everyone’s got a mixtape, soundcloud, YouTube page with a million songs Bumping SIMPSON WAVE watching DAT BOI roll on the unicycle on and on AND ON AND Just want to make my parents proud one day, but honestly I’m just getting by Watch my friends having kids getting PhDs, while I’m playing dark clubs every night But I know that the art and the heart and my voice that I put in this work will last I may have had more heat when I first came out but I’m still writing rhymes in the trap They got Garlic Bread making people mad mad, homie this is 2016 So I’ll sit with my pad and that Klystron beat keep on killing it and do my thing chyea ch. (Ultraklystron) Do I want figures or fendi No wait no; I want it all Veruca Salt-style: I want it all Don't let your offer offend me No, I won't return your call Block you, so you can't return your call respect me or lose me have fun finding a new me if you're only do you I'm only gonna do me I'm only gonna do me (x3) have fun finding a new me v2. (Ultraklystron) I'm comfortably uncomfortable Emotionally unpunkable Only tragedies can surprise But can they make me feel inside? Keep my timing / like it's DDR Get attention / such a needy star But it's a long climb / at wrong time Meta cliches / are a strong sign I've been a narcissist / since I started this In my childhood / in apartments kid Overwrought thoughts / all that I've got But no 8-mile / more than one shot I wanna love life / like a love live Gotta a best girl / not a rough life And it's all mint / not a scuff life So consistent / like it's one size And though fits it me / it's unfitting Never stayed still / so I'm not sitting Perseverance means / I'm not quitting The only way is up / I'm uplifting Buckle up, because it's lift off It's the real thing, and not a rip off And it's going down, without a tip off It's a wild ride, and we can't get off It's the struggle dreams, mixed with subtle memes Mixmaster flow here to muddle themes I sell flow-vacaine; no rebuttal stings Sell accessories; I stay hustling. v3. (Ultraklystron) Divergent in emergencies Insurgent running hurriedly Only tragedies can surprise But they get my soul to try I could drop out / choose a opt out Start a lock out / sell a stock out Rather walk tall / than to stop now May not block falls /but I'll not pout Though I could shout / put em on blast Get my devout / to act real rash Maybe black ball / put on em last But attacks stall / and the feels pass Moving so fast / like a new lotus Staying on focus / put em on notice Setting precedent / I don't mean POTUS More a dissident / never once soldiers Dropping references / sans semiotics If you're ignorant / made you feel neurotic From the grave bars / flow is necrotic And it makes stars / so it blows atomic Gotta muscle up; you better get swole As the only way that you won't get told Is to end my run, you better be bold Turn the lights out like a choke hold I still bounce back like cockroaches Cause I've seen worse, still here gloating Made a troy ounce from a penny wait See, my critics can't acclimate
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tl;dr: It's a good nerd rap LP, download it.

Long Version: Whether it's reflecting back on a long and extremely prolific history as a musician, affectionately looking forward to another otaku/fujoshi ready vacation or evening in, or exhaustion expressed at working in the software industry and dealing with social media, the Trap-heavy, intense production of Null Signifier, the ninth nerdcore LP from Ultraklystron is sure to both delight long term fans of his otaku rap antics, and newcomers just discovering Nerdcore & Otakucore Hiphop as a scene. The omake (bonus) mixes feature a litany of luminaries in modern nerdcore: MC Lars, Ish1da, Ise Trey and Josh Krow all deliver fantastic guest verses.

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released June 16, 2016

Written, performed, recorded, mixed and produced by Karl Olson aka Ultraklystron except where noted on omake mix tracks. Copyright 2015-2016 Karl Olson/karlrolson.com.

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