No Reason

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“High up in the attic in the middle of the night... a faint light”

Van Ooij (1970) grew up in the south of the Netherlands and was brought up around music. His father was a local folk singer and Joris had the privilege to try out all old and strange instruments his father made and gathered over the years. Van Ooij followed violin lessons and played a lot on the harmonium. From a young age he started to write his first songs, formed a group with his schoolmates and at the age of 13 they act on national Dutch TV. He bought his first synthesizer at his 15th birthday ( Korg ms10) and that seemed to be the start of experimenting and playing a lot with more ectronic sounds & instruments.
He started to write for theatre and in 1996 he co-wrote the soundtrack and leader for a 26 episodes Dutch tv series named “West-Zijde Posse”
With the urge to create and as a kind of escapism he founded Fodiator (after a genius of the flying fish family) in 2010. A melancholic blend of indie, pop, rock, folk and more....call it “commuter-pop”. His sound, made with all kinds of instruments in combination with his “falsetto” voice has a strong weakness... he often jokes.


Press & Support:
- 22 tracks Brussels:
“The things we learn while selecting these 22tracks! Apparently, a 'Fodiator' is a genius of the flying fish family. Next to that, it’s also a project started by songwriter Joris van Ooij in his attic. He’s an self-taught musician who creates his songs alone and then performs them with his Dutch - Belgian band. Van Ooij likes to create an atmospheric and melancholic blend of indie, pop & folk, that reminds us of what makes acts like Efterklang, Menomena and Guillemots so great. Great stuff for the winter, that is coming’’.

- Radio1 Belgium:
“Sometimes it is allowed to play plain pop music, so with this song by Fodiator. A rich layered sound and great story about the longing for the first sunny day of the season, told in just 2.24 minutes."

- 3voor12 :
"Joris van Ooij, musician behind Fodiator is offering his unpolished music, made on his attic, on the internet....We heard four quiet promising tracks that we hope will appear to hear on EP soon."

- Elite Muzik:
"I found a new record from Fodiator, an upcoming indie band out of Holland. The record is titled “No Reason”, and sound pretty dam good, give it a listen…"

- Find A Song: www.findasongblog.com
- Vечное Lето: vk.com/wall-72889216_7478


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released October 29, 2016

Music & lyrics by Fodiator ( Joris van Ooij)
Mastering by JERBOA MASTERING (Frederik Dejongh)

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Track Name: No Reason
No Reason...no reason to go blind or to go furious
No reason to go wild or to offend
But I just did
Got no reason...no reason to be hateful or to fight
No reason to be dumb or to act shite
But I just did
Aaaahhhh

I got no reason
No reason to be happy or to smile
No reason to laugh out or to make jokes
But I just did
I got no reason
No reason for this choice but I just made it
It’s my heart above my head you better take it
Because I did it
When I met you
Aaaahhhh

No reason no reason at all
No reason no reason at all

Why don’t you understand
I got no reason on demand
You better learn to live with it
Because I did what I did

No reason, no reason at all

Why don’t you understand
I got no reason on demand
You better learn to live with it
Because I did what I did
Track Name: Tonight We Fail
Lighting up a cigarette
In my head
Counting the ceiling cracks
I’m waiting for another go
into a flow

I am dreaming every day
In a way
I am upholstering my own
Thoughts that I am living in ...
And giving in

And tonight you fail, you fail, you fail
Yes tonight you fail, you fail
And tonight you fail, you fail, you fail
Yes tonight you fail, you fail

I’m waiting for another go
In a show
Right in the spotlights of your stage
and I am qualified
I never tried

Pieces falling in to place
In your face
I am upholstering my own
Thoughts that I am living in ...
And giving in

And tonight you fail, you fail, you fail
Yes tonight you fail you fail
And tonight you fail, you fail, you fail
Yes tonight you fail you fail

Spoken words:
Yeah and tonight you’re gonna drop that mask of innocence because you’re gonna fail honey. And it’s okay, it’s okay to let yourself go once in a while, it’s okay to like this music for instance or to tap your feet on it or to dance. Yeah why not, come on let’s dance and smile to me and kiss me because tonight you’re gonna fail honey, you fail, tonight you’re gonna fail yeah and me too, I’m gonna fail too, We’re gonna fail. Let’s fail together!
Track Name: M.E.L.
The elevator stopped
I was locked in to your fire
The lights went out and I thought
we couldn’t get much higher
But then
skin to skin
Time to share
Beating hearts
Gasp for air

I think I’m gonna loose control
by sheer desire
I don’t wanna stop
You whisper in my ear.
Skin to skin
Love to share
Isolated
In mid-air

And then we went back up and down
And up
And down
And up
And down
And up

Wohoooo
Celebrating life
Track Name: April 25
I met you on a beautiful Sunday
April 25, 2010 and then again I felt alive

It was warm outside since ages
So warm that I could fry
An egg on my black-chrome Chevy ‘59

Tudehtootiduh tudehtootiduh
Tudehtooweeduh tudehtootiduh

“It was a day that I never dared to dream of
And babe you’re the queen of letting steam of
Cause I never felt the same
Yeah you really play the game
It’s a fame how you whip the cream up
And I cannot let it go
It’s like a freight train running solo
And I never realized that being empathized
Could be such a fucking mind blow”

It was warm outside since ages
So warm that I could fry
An egg on my black-chrome Chevy ‘59

aaahaaa
There’s got to be something
There’s got to be something
There’s got to be something that I hold…
Track Name: Into Oblivion
I noticed you before
You’re slipping through backdoors,
Into oblivion
Nobody seems to know your name
There’s no picture in your frame,
Into oblivion


When you decide to hide your tears
And walk away with all your fear,
Into oblivion
Then no one listens on your way
And when your last sigh fades away,
Into oblivion


I noticed you before
Slipping through the door
Into oblivion...
Track Name: Melanie
Kick off your new boots hit and run
We’re heading southwards to the sun
I don’t believe the state you’re in
We’re going to leave it all behind

We’re going to take some extra time
You’re going to show your hidden mind
So give me your cold hand off we go
Time to leave this body blow show

Melanie, who’s going to break your heart the next time?
Melanie, who’s going to break your heart the next time?


Yo... her name was Melanie
And she was telling me a lot, that she really couldn’t appreciate the life that she has got, so she lived in a bubble for a couple of years. When things were getting down with a lot of bitter tears. And so she grabbed the bottle and she smoked a lot and when she couldn’t afford it then she took a shot. Things were getting worse again and again and on top of it all she met a trigger happy man. With a single shot he killed his enemy. I was afraid the next one is going to be my Melanie so I got to handle she deserves a better fate I got to save my Melanie because Melanie is great!

Now bite the bullet before you lay
Baby I keep the snakes away
Maybe you hate me I do care but baby I love you
Baby I’m fair
We’re going to take some extra time
You’re going to show your hidden mind
So give me your cold hand off we go
Time to leave this body blow show

Melanie, who’s going to break your heart the next time?
Melanie, who’s going to break your heart the next time?

Kick off your new boots hit and run
We’re heading southwards to the sun
Track Name: Daddy Cated
It was quite a shock to me
You seem as happy as can be
Always
Even though it is too late
You keep your head up and you wait
...... Always

Mind the gap four times a day
You work your ass of so you stay
Always
They pull you up to knock you down
Collecting thorns to cast your crown
Always
Waahooooo

Realise it’s a tricky situation
Realise it’s a tricky situation


Mind the gap four times a day
You work your ass of so you stay
Always
They pull you up to knock you down
Collecting thorns to cast your crown
Always