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1.
The Hour of the One and Only You shine like a star The orange light illuminates the sky from afar See it shining bright like a nuclear war There is only one way to make it through the night Pass through the one and only This one's for the one and only love It's the hour of the one and only See the fire falling from the sky It burns for the one and only Alone in the cold Abandoned by the light of belief and control You cry for the fire that vanished into the smoke That follows you everywhere you go: The ghost of the one and only This one's for the one and only love It's the hour of the one and only See the fire falling from the sky It burns for the one and only It's the hour of the One and Only See the angels tumbling down from grace They fall for the one and only And all I want and all I need is you And all I have and all I need is you This one's for the one and only love It's the hour of the one and only See the fire falling from the sky It burns for the one and only It's the hour of the One and Only See the angels tumbling down from grace They fall for the one and only
2.
Ecophagy 03:13
Oh dearest family I've spoiled all that you gave me And it's all I had And all I need Is you Oh glorious surplus We've ravaged all that you offered us Now we're ravaged too, But trying to Move on Dark as the sunlight shining Cold as the earth's core burning We're trying and trying and trying to unlearn this But it’s graveyard shifts and then up at the earliest mornings
3.
The House of Moloch Born in the house of Moloch, baby When you grown up you're never going to sleep Electric lights burn out your eyes You die right there on your feet Oh, in the house of Moloch, baby And all I want and all I need is you And all I have and all I need is you Born in the house of Moloch No one will remember and no one will care If you were ever even really there You see no, speak no, hear no evil You sleep like a baby and you mind the steeple Oh, in the house of Moloch, baby And all I want and all I need is you And all I have and all I need is you Born in the house of Moloch
4.
God damn the Atlantic Salmon God damn the poison farms Killed off our precious rivers Know you never meant to do no harm Don't eat the Atlantic Salmon Don't feed the poison farms Killed off their anemic cousins Know you never meant to do no harm Know you never meant to do no harm God damn the Atlantic Salmon God damn the poison farms Killed off our precious rivers Know you never meant to do no harm
5.
Pacific Gyre 03:25
Plastic sirens singing What are the currents bringing?
 A cool and hard petrochemical swirling The plastic godhead flag unfurling It's a beautiful day And I think I'm going to stay On a Pacific Gyre holiday Bags and bottles float by And catch the gleam in your eye And the whole neuston seems to say Oooooo… It is not dying Life will find a way The new ecology On a Pacific Gyre Holiday Out on Midway Atoll The plastic caps and baubles Keep the Albatross bellies full See those birds can't fly But they're still going to try You can watch knowing they're going to die And an albatross Seems so obvious A symbol for what we have lost Oooooo… It is not dying Life will find a way The new ecology On a Pacific Gyre Holiday Coral bleached like teeth Down in the deep green sea, It’s the remains of you and me on a Pacific Gyre holiday
6.
Demon Chora 03:40
Demon Chora Text taken from the International Atomic Energy Agency’s International Nuclear Event Scale. Level 0: Deviation No Safety Significance Level 1: Anomoly Overexposure of a member of the public in excess of statutory annual limits. Minor problems with safety components with significant defence-in-depth remaining. Low activity lost or stolen radioactive source, device or transport package. Level 2: Incident Exposure of a member of the public in excess of 10 millisieverts. Exposure of a worker in excess of the statutory annual limits. Level 3: Serious Incident Exposure in excess of ten times the statutory annual limit for workers. Non-lethal deterministic health effect (e.g., burns) from radiation. Level 4: People and Environment Minor release of radioactive material unlikely to result in implementation of planned countermeasures other than local food controls. At least one death from radiation. Level 5: Accident with Wider Consequences Limited release of radioactive material likely to require implementation of some planned countermeasures. Several deaths from radiation. LEVEL 6: Serious Accident Significant release of radioactive material likely to require implementation of planned countermeasures. Level 7: Major Accident Major release of radioactive material with widespread health and environmental effects requiring implementation of planned and extended countermeasures.
7.
Onkalo 04:37
It's in the water It's in the air It's in the soil It's in your bones Radioactivity Touches everything. It's everywhere you are now Onkalo Save our souls For now We don't care how Alpha, beta, gamma Wide awake in this half-life Drifting towards delta Forgotten in time Radioactivity Will outlive you and me Entombed in salt mines Turned into glass Diluted in the ocean Buried in the past It is not dying. Radioactivity Touches everything. It's everywhere you are now
8.
We've got the the bomb, ba-bomb, ba-bomb! We've got the bomb!
9.
Cobalt Blues 03:38
Relax We're only fracturing this stone The aquifer's water's turned To poison on its own Be in good health As we’re poisoning the well Luxuriate In the perfumed chemical smell Cobalt blues On the phone to you Congo calling How do you do? Tonight The coal we found inside The mountaintops That we’ve blown off Will fuel your firelight So behave And keep digging that grave Without me You wouldn’t even Have a soul to save Cobalt blues On the phone to you Congo calling Still trying to get through Cobalt blues On the phone to you Congo calling How do you do?
10.
Tonight we dance long distance Even if all history is against us The queen is dead forever after Prepare yourself for the next big world disaster Because it's coming on Honeybee, come home You fled these flowers in the gloaming I never meant to hurt you So, honeybee, come home GMO in ecstasy and not a stitch to wear All pistil and stamen but not a bird or bee to share So beekeeper, beekeeper Find me a hive All this corn and soy We'll never survive Without your debonaire aplomb So, honeybee, come home And we will Round Up the monoculture Round Up the extorted farms Round Up the Gujarati BT Cotton Farmers gone Round Up the poisoned water Round Up the GMO's Round Up the proprietary sterile seeds we try to sow And drop them in a dustbowl, A melting pot of honeycomb I never meant to hurt you So, honeybee, come home 
There is poison in the flowers Saboteurs inside the hive The honey's turned against us If you want to survive You'd better run We will Round Up the monoculture You are a goddess of the pharaohs As you stroll from comb to comb. I never meant to hurt you So, honeybee, come home
11.
NARRATOR: Life can be lonely for an algal bloom. The Mississippi Dead Zone was born and raised in the gulf of Mexico, fed by fertilizer and runoff of at the mouth of the Mississippi River. The largest algal bloom in the world, it thought it was the only one of its kind. Then one day, from across the ancient trails of Atlantic sets and waves, it noticed another: The Baltic Sea Algae Bloom. BALTIC SEA ALGAE BLOOM: Fertilize my heart Oxidize the dark parts Tear the world apart With you so far away MISSISSIPPI DEAD ZONE: You are a landlocked dream Blue and green In the Baltic Sea Two of a kind, you and me BOTH: Hypoxia NARRATOR: These two felt destined to be together, but how? The expanse of the Atlantic Ocean, the confines of the Scandinavian Peninsula, so much stood square in the way. But they could feel the oceans slowly rising, and knew that all they had to do was wait. Before too long, these barriers to their boundless love would be submerged, and the two could reach across the great expanse and hold each other as they have long dreamed to do. BALTIC SEA ALGAE BLOOM: Nutrients saturate Eutrophicate Aiming to suffocate Without you in my arms BOTH: Hypoxia As the world gets warmer Our love grows stronger The poisoned waters Rising to bring us together
 BOTH: Hypoxia Fertilize my heart
12.
Breath in deep This CO2 Goes out from me Out to you Heat, Beat, and Treat This is not happening You don't even know what to say On tsunamis and earthquakes Drought and floods and Hurricanes All of these things can be explained Holocene Maximum! We're not to blame For what's to come (Go back to sleep) This is not happening In the house of Moloch Little by little you won’t even notice The acidified seas and the permafrost warming We're trying and trying to unlearn this But it's graveyard shifts and then up at the earliest mornings Heat, Beat, and Treat This is not happening You don’t even feel the heat. You keep on and on and on and on... Until you die right there on your feet This is not happening In the house of Moloch So breath in deep This CO2 Goes out from me It's all for you
13.
Sheets of ice under endless night But don’t think twice, it’s all right You and me, We're already gone And life goes on and on and on and on It is not dying The chora, adored by the sunlight shining No symbols or signs or labyrinths unwinding The semiotic stars aligning, The chora, adored without ending All language disowned as the silence grows Like rolling stones under glacial flows Clean and cold Steady and quiet Old as time It is not dying The chora, adored in the earth core burning No signals, or signs, or 4-minute warning The semiotic stars keep on burning The chora, adored, has finally unlearned us And all I want And all I need Is you And all I have And all I need Is you

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released June 30, 2016

Each song of the Requiem represents a human-caused environmental disaster:

1. Introit: Ecophagy (Human consumption)
2. Kyrie: Goddamn the Atlantic Salmon (Aquaculture)
3. Gradual: House of Moloch (Humanity’s burnout)
4. Tract: Pacific Gyre (Garbage in the ocean)
5. Dies Irae (Nuclear testing)
i. Demon Chora (Nuclear spill)
ii. Onkalo (Radioactivity)
iii. Yucca Flat Thistle Tea (The bomb)
6. Credo: Cobalt Blues (Fracking and mining)
7. Offertory: Fertilize My Heart (Mississippi Dead Zone and the Baltic Sea Algae bloom)
8. Sanctus: Honeybee (Honeybee Colony Collapse syndrome)
9. Agnus Dei: The Hour of the One and Only (Red Heifer, war and the Rapture Conspiracy theory)
10. Libera Me: Heat, Beat and Treat (Global warming)
11. In Paradisum: Chora Adored (The coming ice age)

Timur and the Dime Museum

TIMUR - lead vocals
Daniel Corral - keys, electronics, vocals
Matthew Setzer - electric guitar, vocals
David Tranchina - electric bass, vocals
Andrew Lessman - drums

Additional vocals: Ryder Bach (Fertilize My Heart)
Spoken text: Genevieve (Demon Chora), Kate Vandegrift (Fertilize My Heart)

Composed by Daniel Corral

Executive producer, engineering, mixing and mastering - Nick Tipp
Producer - Nick Urata (DeVotchKa)
Vocals producer - Ryder Bach

Album cover by Sandra Powers, with images by Jesse Gilbert

Recorded at Infrasonic, Los Angeles, California

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Timur and the Dime Museum Los Angeles, California

Recently profiled in LA Weekly's BEST OF LA People Issue 2011, the dark glam opera band Timur and the Dime Museum fuses indie & vaudeville sounds, stunning intensity. Officially formed following a spot on AGT Season 2010 & a collaboration with Klaus Nomi songwriter Kristian Hoffman, the band strives to create unconventional arrangements, led by "the charismatic tenor" (LA Times), Timur Bekbosunov. ... more

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