The System

 
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The System

 

Zoran Zelenovic and Matski Aertsovic met each other for the first time in 2001. Both busy with the cultural history of the Balkan and sharing a passion for music, The System came to existence.

In the beginning The System was mainly Zoran (vox) and Matski (Matski), incidentally supported by Slavko (Bass).

The first recording session resulted in a 6 song cd called Not Owned By The Music Industry.It opens with a smashing speech of Matski (2 minutes long), were he criticized the complete western music industry at the moment. Than the cd rolls non-stop (no ID’s) as a bulldozer out of the speakers. Industrial orientated music on Balkan beats with oriental bass licks and a voice cutting your brain. The cd is not for sale, but available for free for whoever wants it. Copying, sampling….. all is allowed as long no commercial interest is involved.

In 2002 The System toured Europe with the USA band Consolidated in countries as Poland, Germany, The Netherlands, Austria……….

 

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The System 1st version

 

 

THE SYSTEM – NOT OWNED BY THE MUSIC INDUSTRY (Limbabwe 43) 2002

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In my opinion a great cd and one of the better releases on Limbabwe.

Band line up on this cd: Zoran-vocals + drum computer/Slavko-bass/Matski-matski

Recordings engineered/produced/mixed by Matski. Digital Mastering Peter Gantar.

The cd contains 7 songs plus intro lasting about 21 minutes and got released as (on purpose) 1 ID. Your player will only recognize 1 song.

Tracklist (1 track):

Intro/Hitlers Dream/Empty Subculture/No Link/The System/Rock ‘n’Roll is Bullshit/Virus.

You can download ‘Not Owned By The Music Industry here:

http://www.limbabwe.com/e107_files/Music/The System Not Owned By The Music Industry.zip

Coming back from tour Zoran and Matski reconsidered the direction of the band. In 2003 Zoran reformed The System in a more “traditional” line up with 3 other musicians: Jan Pivk – Guitar, Jernej Kobal – Bass, Rok Kovacic (Fish) – Drums. The “electric” noise turned into a more “natural” sound.

Matski disappeared behind the scene, arranging, producing and organizing.

 

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The System 2nd version

 

The new System arranged many new and old songs in a different, special, style registered on May 24, 2004 during a recording session. The cd’s Diesel Hajduks and Diesel Hajduks Alter Ego were the result. Both released on Limbabwe.

For the songs “Cobanica” and Ciganska Pesma” videos were filmed. You find these vid’s in the free Diesel Haijduks zip file.

 

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The System, Jan Puyk

 

in 2006 Zoran left The System.The band got dismantled. The second version of The System came to an end.

 

THE SYSTEM – DIESEL HAJDUKS (Limbabwe 44) 2004

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This cd was recorded analogue on a Teac ½ inch 8-track recorder. released in a digipack. The cover folded open showed the former Yugoslavian flag. At this stage The System was a full band (drums/bas/guitar/vox). The music is a mix of Balkan and rock but different than what is known ‘Balkanrock’. Some songs from the first cd got re-recorded in a total different version. In the intro of ‘No Link’ you hear samples from the movies ‘Rane’ and ‘Ko To Tamo Peva’

Band line up: Zoran Zelenovic–Vocals/Jan Pivk–Guitar/Jernej Kobal-bas/Rok Kovacic (Fish)-drums/Matski-matski

Recordings engineered/produced/mixed by Matski. Digital Mastering Peter Gantar.

Tracklist:

1 No Link
2 Cobanica
3 Ta-Na-Sa
4 Rather On Cocaine
5 Christian Fascistic P.C.
6 Empty Subculture
7 Music Or Death
8 Operation Amerikani Freedom
9 Ciganska Pesma

The download file also contains the two video’s ‘Cobanica’ and ‘Ciganska Pesma’ You can download ‘Diesel Hajduks’ here:

http://www.limbabwe.com/e107_files/Music/The System Diesel Hajduks.zip

THE SYSTEM – DIESEL HAJDUKS ALTER EGO (Limbabwe 45) 2006

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This cd got released when The System was no longer a full band. These recordings are the outtakes of the Diesel Hajduks session. The cd was released in a soft cardboard cd sleeve. The intro tune used to be the old Yugoslavian national anthem. The cover drawing is an interpretation of an old Serbian symbol.

Band line up: Zoran Zelenovic–Vocals/Jan Pivk–Guitar/Jernej Kobal-bas/Rok Kovacic (Fish)-drums/Matski-matski

Recordings engineered/produced/mixed by Matski. Digital Mastering Peter Gantar.

Tracklist:

1. Intro
2. Diesel Hajduk
3. Rock’n’roll is bullshit
4. Fake protest
5. Machine technology
6. The System
7. Jelena
8. Virus

You can download ‘Diesel Hajduks Alter Ego’ here:

http://www.limbabwe.com/music/The_System_Diesel_Hajduks_Alter_Ego.zip

January 17, 2009 the original 2 members, Zoran and Matski reformed The System and worked on new recordings.
Spring 2009 Limbabwe released The System ‘The Wheel’. Limb 46. The new System release. A one hour cassette tape also available in free download from this site.
The recording contains contributions from Zoran, Jan and Matski.
You will find track lyricks further down on this page
Music of The Wheel is a free download in the Music/Video/Downloads section.
With this 4th release The System came definitely to an end.

THE SYSTEM – THE WHEEL (Limbabwe 46) 2009

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This was the last The System release. The band broke up definitely after this. Here The System was mainly Zoran and Matski, Jan incidentally contributed. All 3 members perform their contributions individually. Track 11 is recorded fully digital. Track 10 is recorded anologue on a cassette. All other tracks are recorded analogue on a Teac 8-track.

Recordings engineered/produced/mixed by Matski. Digital Mastering Peter Gantar.

Track 11 was recorded/produced/mixed by Jan

Tracklist:

1 Sime showed me the northern star shining through the apple yard
2 I fight battles with god
3 Artist
4 Only war can save us now
5 Waga koi Gita
6 Love kills men
7 Sssh
8 Excerpt from 60 flights
9 Steve albini’s guest list
10 The door
11 Cigomigo

You can download ‘The Wheel’ here:

http://www.limbabwe.com/e107_files/Music/The System The Wheel.zip

Download the complete The System Limbabwe catalogue (all 4 releases) in one file here:

http://www.limbabwe.com/music/The_System_Complete.zip

Problems with downloads or broken links? Please report: matskiatlimbabwedotcom

THE SYSTEM – LYRICKS

THE WHEEL (Lyrics)

LOVEKILLSMEN

You can ask her majesty
she’ll remember me
she claims she gave me
all that she could give
Thank you angel
only you could understand
how I needed you
to leave me then
No war can kill
the way that love kills men
but I don’t expect
that you will understand
Love makes you weak
it makes you a mess
you lose direction
you don’t put out the best.

ONLYWARCANSAVEUSNOW

They should forbid big families
by the law
and punish the ones
that have three children or more
‘cos only war can
save us now
that’s how far we got
now we gotta go down.

IFIGHTBATTLESWITHGODS

Life goes on,
but so do I
I don’t mind that at all
I just take a fresh paper
and continue with a war
I fight battles with gods
and not battles with some average mob.

ARTIST

I am an artist
and if I don’t create
I at least have to destroy
what is already made.

SSSH

We all sometimes look for something
that doesn’t exist
sssh, don’t spoil the illusion
‘cos you’re just about to get a kiss.

NO LINK

TA-NA-ŠA

RATHER ON COCAIN

CHRISTIAN FASCISTIC P.C.

EMPTY SUBCULTURE

MUSIC OR DEATH

ROCK’N’ROLL IS BULLSHIT

FAKE PROTEST

MACHINE TECHNOLOGY

THE SYSTEM

VIRUS

HITLERS DREAM

NO LINK

You talk as if you care
but it feels like you’re not there
I bet you teached yourself to do this
so you wouldn’t stick out rare
just stop your fake attitude
it’s making me annoyed
I don’t know why you do this
I don’t see the point
I would rather get that shit
straight into my face
than be treated kind
in a fake way
leave
‘cos I don’t believe
a fucking word
that I’ve heard
untrue
that’s all I think
your words and my feelings
don’t have no link.

TA-NA-ŠA

Kad bi znao kakva si
valjalo bi probati
kod nas ima jedan mali fen klab svet
pivo i karte u deset
Šta da kazem, a da ništa ne slazem
ajde mala udaj se za alkoholicara
ona gleda, nemaš bemvea
ajde mali, tebi treba keva
De si, šta si, kud si pošla?
baš si popularno prošla
kud si otišla, sram te bilo
a ja ceko i poziro
Baš si slatka, baš si fina
al ja nemam kola, ni benzina
nemam zemlju kojoj pripadam
al ja imam muziku, da se zajebavam
Ja imam muziku da se zajebavam …

RATHER ON COCAIN

Rather on cocain
than on my dick
there is too many people
on this planet is sick
reduce, destroy
help nature to avoid
total catastrophe
with too many human beings
frigid she doesn’t know
what she wants
L.A. is the way
that’s important today
reduce, destroy
help nature to avoid
total catastrophe
with too many human beings
Then have your cocain
there’s no god in that stage
I don’t know what you’re looking for
by me you won’t be praised
have your cocain
there’s no god anyway
I don’t know what you’re looking for
but I’ll be O.K.

CHRISTIAN FASCISTIC P.C.

Should we set up a bomb
to have some fun
when all the rest
is so dictated here in the west
or should we burn Miller
and go back
let’s have some more
christian moralizing crap
Do not do this
don’t say that
fuck your
politically correct
P.C. is fascistic
christian threat
to dictate you
how to express
well I know who I love
and I know why
it’s more important what you feel
if you still don’t realize.

EMPTY SUBCULTURE

All you puppets
with your MTW style
be a raver or a punk
it’s all systemized shite
the state is laughing
behind your back
while you think you rebel
with that piercing in your ass
And I ain’t gonna scream
fuck the system
‘cos I ain’t no fucking clown
to entertain while you’re not listening
you are all so according
to those funny rules
like linkin’ park
and all those fucking fools
It’s fucking sad
to watch this misery
‘cos it all looks like
a puppet industry
this subculture is empty
‘cos of your life style
there is fucking nothing
you express but emptiness.

MUSIC OR DEATH

It could go smooth
but I’m a fool
fools follow ideals
and not the rules
and my babe wonders
will I make it some day
well bad guys always lose
you know that’s such a cliché
Just like how you always
loose the real love
and how you always find
something controllable
oh just like the mind
wins a battle with a heart
experience will gain
what temper cannot
Thank you lord
for no support
I neither will blame you
when I reach more
I made a promise
to my selfish soul
I’ll only share with music
what I know.

ROCK’N’ROLL IS BULLSHIT

Ich habe kein problem mit r’n’r spielen
Be yourself
be a joke on MTV (be me on MTV)
your parents will be proud
of what they see
be pushed on the stage
dressed up like a clown
go out there make money
pretend for the crowd
it’s more honest
to be a businessman
you at least say it straight
making money is the plan
Rock’n’roll is a career
rock’n’roll is bullshit
rock’n’roll disappoints
and it’s all just a myth
oh yes I will
piss on that fucking fake flag
‘cos rock’n’roll is an illusion
just some made up crap
It all looks shiny
when you stand outside
but when you step in
you drown in all those lies
rock’n’roll is gone
it all went to hell
we all fucking know this
we just don’t tell
dreamer
we don’t live in ‘65
there is no fucking honesty
rock’n’roll is just a lie.

FAKE PROTEST

Anti NATO
concert full of bands
who come there to show off
and be cool like R.A.T.M.
such a hype to be
anti NATO in these times
but most didn’t care before
if people have died
You didn’t give a fuck
when it happened before
now you’re scared
of third world war
you started to protest
‘cos you shit in your pants
where you were before
when someone needed you man
You were on the other side
you know that is true
no you don’t care as long as it is
not about you

MACHINE TECHNOLOGY

Oh no
it will not last
because it’s missing human
factor in it’s ass
well something like that
can’t entertain me
machine technology
and ecstasy
of course you’re in love
with everybody
when you’re drugged out
like a junky
when I was
high on it
I even liked
aerosmith
Oh I tried and tried
even tried to like it, not to fight it
but I just don’t eat that shit
and I cannot hide it

THE SYSTEM

Ask yourself
only one question
do I really
feel so free
nobody’s searching
for that answer
everybody’s afraid
that there’s something to see
System makes you less free
but I believe you all want security
System makes you less free
but I believe you all love that security
System makes you less free
but I believe you all need that security
System makes you less free
but I believe you all can’t live without security
You got no freedom to dis them
‘cos you all need that system
you got no guts to dis them
you all love that system
you say you wanna be free
don’t bullshit to me
you know you want the system
and security.

VIRUS

Oh you can stick that mouse
into you ass
and your computer programs
I hope they more often crash
and you can stick you fucking mobile
into your ass
‘cos your life style
will be attacked
I’m a virus for ya
you can see it like that
‘cos I don’t fit in
and I’m fucking glad
Stick your disagreement
into your ass
‘cos you’re fucking with another
underdog threat
I’m a virus for ya
you can see it like that
if you believe in that shit
about countries and flags
‘cos no dying soldier
screams the name of the land
everybody’s screaming mom
over and over again
so stick your opinion
up your stupid ass
‘cos I don’t wanna hear
who’s in this war bad
I’m a virus for ya
you can see it like that
‘cos I spoil your machine
and I am fucking glad.

HITLERS DREAM

Stylish and clean
the whole fucking scene
it makes me wanna puke
on that fucking TV screen
you like it just because
it’s pushed thru ya throat
systemized and organized
so you can rock and roll
they say they make their music
with loads of passion
but then all that I can see
when I turn on that TV
is that they wear the latest fashion
tour agents
are mafia connected
good bands can’t enter
‘cos they are not selected
selected were limp bizquit
to brainwash your mind
‘cos they do what they suppose to
machine stays fine
they can be rockers or ravers
or something in between
but nobody is nothing
‘cos everything is cleaned
underground rats
are cleaned away
they made a machine
controllable and clean
man it looks
like Hitlers dream
be aware that was
Hitlers dream
don’t you fucking realize
that was Hitlers dream.

All lyrics written by Zoran Zelenovich