War Is Over

by Lay-Far

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    A1 Sirius Rising
    A2 Decentralized Spiritual Autonomy VS Riddim Research Lab
    A3 Never Good Enough For You Feat. Stee Downes
    A4 Vast And Infinite
    B1 Market Economy VS Culture (The Year of the Underdog)
    B2 Over Feat. Stee Downes
    B3 Draw The Curtains (The Rain Comes Down)
    B4 Forgiveness Is Bliss Feat. Jesse Futerman

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Alexander Lay-Far, one of the most prolific and in demand music producers in Russia, is about to release his long-awaited 3rd studio album “War is Over”. Deeply personal, honest, emotional and uncompromising album boasts the exciting collaborations with the likes of Stee Downes, Jesse Futerman, Pete Simpson, Riddim Research Lab, Phil Gerus, Andy Compton and Recloose.

After a slew of successful releases on the ever so great Local Talk, Leng Records, G.A.M.M., Razor N Tape, BBE among handful other labels, Lay-Far is releasing a 100% DIY product on his own imprint In-Beat-Ween Music.

The result of “War Is Over” – is the profound revaluation of personal and music experience, the reflection of the rich tapestry of cultures and influences woven together and defining Lay-Far’s artistic journey: Chinese roots and Russian mentality, B-boy past and exploration of Dub, fascination with Post-Punk and UK Hardcore, passion for House and Broken beat, Old School Hip-Hop and Soviet Jazz Funk. This time Lay-Far surpasses the expectations, creating a multi-layered yet integral album where edges between genres and scenes are consciously blurred. A gem of “modern fusion” as Motor City Drum Ensemble best described it!

“War Is Over” brings to the forefront the laconic arrangements, extensive use of space and special attention to the sound texture, while retaining Lay-Far’s trademark warmth and roughness, knack for perfect grooves, variety of rhythms, melodicism and overall funkiness. Crammed with quotes, allusions and hidden “Easter eggs”, it will keep the die-hard fans busy till the next album is out.

It is an exciting and dynamic music journey, where uplifting and life-affirming dance numbers (PPL LV and Sweet Mess) go hand in hand with socio-political commentaries (Decentralized Spiritual Autonomy, Market Economy VS Culture), conscious and spiritual messages (Be The Change, Forgiveness Is Bliss), crossover dance-floor bangers (Blow My Mind, The Pressure – The Release), personal accounts of emotional struggle (Never Good Enough For You, Over), dubbed out aural explorations (Draw The Curtains) and thoughts about eternal (Vast and Infinite, Sirius Rising). Add here a pinch of irony and you have a body of work that will appeal to both the discerning fans and new audience alike!

Available formats: Vinyl sampler + 2х12" singles / Japan CD version / Digital

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released August 24, 2018

CREDITS:

All music and ideas written, produced, engineered and mixed by Alexander Leyfa AKA Lay-Far @ In-Beat-Ween Music Lab, Moscow, Russia.

1. Live Rhodes by Phil Gerus.
2. Written and produced by Lay-Far, DJ Neet & Gordon Brown Jr.
Bass by Valique. Percussion by Valique and Lay-Far. Effects and samples by Gordon Brown Jr. fnord. Dubbed live by DJ Neet in In-Beat-Ween Music Lab. Electric guitar by Pitch Fork ). Big up to Nikita and Vlad of Melody P.M. for the Intro.
3. Written by Lay-Far & Pete Simpson. Vocals, lyrics and electric bass by Pete Simpson.
4. Live percussion by Valique.
5. Written by Lay-Far and Matthew Chicoine. Thanks for the synth arpeggio, Matt! Live Rhodes by Phil Gerus.
7. Written by Lay-Far and Stee Downes. Vocals and lyrics by Stee Downes. Theme and idea by Lay-Far. Big up to Boora for additional hip-hop samples.
8. Additional Roland JX-3P and Rhodes lines by Andrei Dubinin AKA dbnn
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9. Can’t go with the flow.
10. Electric guitar by Andy Compton, Rhodes by Phil Gerus.
11. Written by Lay-Far and Stee Downes. Vocals and lyrics by Stee Downes. Additional Rhodes by Phil Gerus. Much respect to the pioneers of Hip-Hop!
13. Written by Lay-Far and Jesse Futerman.


Mastered by Atjazz@ ARCo Labs.
Artwork and design by Joel VDK.

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Track Name: Be The Change Feat. Pete Simpson
Be The Change Feat. Pete Simpson
(P. Simpson, A. Leyfa)

Really can’t take no more
of what is happening today for sure,
It’s something that makes me cry out in despair.
Need to find that something new
so that I can see another view,
I really need to be that someone who believes
in you.

You can be the change
coz what we really need,
comes from deep within,
can you hear it?
You can be the change
coz what we really need,
comes from deep within,
can you hear?

Yes I truly do understand,
to be lost in all the lies they say,
so I’m asking you turn away, it’s insane.
Please stay focused on the truth,
and you will notice love’s the proof,
and you can be that something good
that we need.

You can be the change
coz what we really need,
comes from deep within,
can you hear it
You can be the change
coz what we really need,
comes from deep within,
can you hear?
Track Name: Never Good Enough For You Feat. Stee Downes
Never Good Enough For You Feat. Stee Downes
(A.Leyfa, S.Downes)

The magic has been lost
The way that we have caused it
The differences between
The words that we have chosen
Causes lives to part the seams
In fairness I cant talk
Prefer to take the higher road
In my mind I’ve had to let you go
Prefer to take the lower road

Never good enough for you
Never good enough for your love
Never good enough for you
Feel like I’ve been breaking through
Now’s the time to make a change

Never good enough for you
Never good enough for your love
All the things you put me through
I ain’t gonna play your game
Never good enough for you
Never good enough for your love
Feel like I’ve been hurting you
Now’s the time to make a change

In my mind I’ve had to let this go
Bet you’ll never know
Why I stopped feelin for you
Drifting away I feel used
In these times we’ve had to let this show
Now your bound to know
Why I stopped feelin for you
Drifting away I feel used

Survival of the ill-ist
You know that I’m a realist
Never give in to the doubt
Just try to work it out
Survival of the known
You seek what your shown
Your taken what your given
so you better make a livin’

Yeh, all these takes and all of these fakes and all of these wasters
Yeh, all of these times, all these rhymes, all these chasers
Yeh, all of these shake and all the big breaks
How come were stopping in time
Why we so blind
What’s yours is mine

What’s yours is mine
Now’s the time to make a change

Never good enough for you
Never good enough for your love
All the things you put me through
I ain’t gonna play your game
Never good enough for you
Never good enough for your love
Feel like I’ve been hurting you
Now’s the time to make a change

Hurtin you, burning you
Hurtin you, burning you
How come were stopping in time
Why we so blind
What’s yours is mine

Hurtin you, burning you
Hurtin you, burning you
Now’s the time to make a change

In my mind I’ve had to let this go
Bet you’ll never know
Why I stopped feelin’ for you
Drifting away I feel used
In these times we’ve had to let this show
Now you’re bound to know
Why I stopped feelin’ for you
Drifting away I feel used
Track Name: Over Feat. Stee Downes
Over Feat. Stee Downes
(S. Downes, A. Leyfa)

Nothing left, but your help
Nothing left, no way
Nothing left, but your help
Time can’t take you back a day, no way
Nothing left, but your help
Nothing left, no way
Nothing left, but your help
Time can’t take you back a day

When it’s over, it’s over
There ain't nothing left to say
When it’s over, it’s over
Time can’t take you back a day, no way
(twice)

When I got to know you I was in disguise
Never one to show if I was weak
You came along and I was hypnotised
So much elation I can’t speak
By the time I knew that you were on my mind
These inhibitions killing me
There must be something in this grand design
To find the answers that we seek

When it’s over, it’s over
There ain't nothing left to say
When it’s over, it’s over
Time can’t take you back a day, no way

We'll keep giving, they'll keep taking
Long nights, we keep waiting
We'll keep giving, they'll keep taking
It’s gonna change,
It’s what we’re facing

Did you give enough
Do you want it too much
I can see the light in front of me
Gonna take a chance
I'm taking a stance
It’s all I could see
Did you give enough
Do you want it too much
I can see the light in front of me
Gonna take a stance
I'm taking a chance
Don't walk out on me

When it’s over, it’s over
There ain’t nothing left to say
When it’s over, it’s over
Time can’t take you back a day, no way
(twice)

Nothing left, but your help
Nothing left, no way
Nothing left, but your help
Time can’t take you back a day
(twice)

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