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wherebirdsmeettodie – I’m Alone in This EP

wherebirdsmeettodie - I'm Alone in This EP

“I’ve tried my best to vanish, I Promise.
You’ve proved that I’m nothing.
I’m your only nothing.
I am the glass tree
Destroy paper forests
I shatter, I shatter
There’s beauty in nothing

I hope that it’s warm wherever you’re hiding
And I’ll be the first snow; The winter inside you

Snowed in the house where you left from
What once was your laughter now sleeps here beside me”

wherebirdsmeettodie – “for the aggressively depressed”

Couldn’t describe it any better. wherebirdsmeettodie are an intense 90′s inspired screamo/emo band from Uniontown/Pennsylvania. “I’m Alone in This EP” is a blend of pure beauty, pain and desperation in 4 acts. For me the beauty of their debut EP lies between every single phrase and chord. Especially the last song “First Snow” is getting me any time. Damn, I love that one. Dreamy yet sometimes rough but always exceedingly emotional tunes.

Well, does anyone remember the early records by Shark Bait? Mix them with American Football, maybe Gatherer and you’ll get a slight idea.

“I’m in love with an echo,
But that will have to do for me
The reverberations
Of who I wish you’d be”

Lyrics are so awesome, touching and emotive. I’m stunned.

“I’ve lost all faith that there’s a heart inside my chest
‘Cause when you truly give your all, there’s nothing left
Existence precedes
Any role I could define”

Highly recommended release.

Shivery Productions made 50 handnumbered black tapes. They come with a screenprinted and handsewed cloth sleeve from “Kalmare Print”. So rad. Support them <3

Tracklist

01 – Lamp Post
02 – Dutch Elm
03 – Barn Owl
04 – First Snow

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science is made up of mistakes – The Backbone of the Night

science is made up of mistakes - The Backbone of the Night

“If we can really understand the problem, the answer will come out of it. You must understand the whole of life, not just one little part of it. That is why you must read, that is why you must look at the skies, that is why you must sing and you must dance, write poems and suffer and must understand, for all that is life. In oneself lies the whole world and if you know how to look and learn, the door is there and the key is in your hand. Nobody on earth can give you either the key or the door to open, except yourself.”

science is made up of mistakes – Fantastic 5-song debut ep.

After more than a month. A new blog-post. Sorry again for the lack. Well anyway, this one kills.

SIMUOM is a really new 3-piece screamo from Madrid, Spain with members of the brilliant Eros + Massacre. In my eyes they seem to utter fulfill every screamo/emo fans dream. Harsh and high-pitched screaming covered in a heartwarming and melodic sound. Think of La Quiete, Beau Navire or Suis la lune.

“The last scientist astrologer was the first astrophysicist” and “A dream within a dream” are my favourites.”The Backbone of the Night” is as emotional and flawless as it gets in this genre. It’s vivid, it’s heavy and well…it’s that kind of wandering you don’t wanna interrupt.

“Take this kiss upon the brow!
And, in parting from you now,
Thus much let me avow
You are not wrong, who deem
That my days have been a dream;
Yet if hope has flown away
In a night, or in a day,
In a vision, or in none,
Is it therefore the less gone?
All that we see or seem
Is but a dream within a dream.”
(Edgar Allan Poe)

Every song is based on a quote by a famous person (philosopher/author) such as Johannes Kepler, Jiddu Krishnamurti or Edgar Allan Poe. Great concept and perfectly realized with a knack for moving and intense citations.

I’m wordless at the end and leave with another extract.

“…that is why you must sing and you must dance…”

Highly recommended.

Tracklist

01 – Platonic Solids (Theology)
02 – The last scientist astrologer was the first astrophysicist (Astronomy)
03 – All that we lack at birth (Antropology)
04 – The key is in your hand (Personality)
05 – A dream within a dream (Chemistry)

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Matula – Auf allen Festen LP / Kolumbus EP

Matula - Auf allen Festen

“Ich bin gerannt,
ein ganzes Jahr.
Halt drei Minuten an,
für eine letzte Nachricht.
Ich hab gepennt,
ein ganzes Jahr.
War drei Minuten wach,
für eine letzte Nachricht.
Ich will nicht mehr alleine schlafen,
weil ich immer an den Beinen frier.”
(from “3 Minuten”)

Matula – Auf allen Festen – 1:0 for Matula. Highlight of the season.

I’ve got the lyrics for “3 Minuten” stuck in my head for days now and always have to crack a smile. So moving. Well let’s start from the beginning. Back in the days of 2008 on the old blogspot, may some of you remember, one of the first uploads beside Gtuk‘s “Illusions To The Max”, some Eaves and Yage stuff, was the debut lp by Matula called “Kuddel”. I don’t exactly remember the short text of the post but I think it goes something like this: “<3" , "one of my favourite records of all-time". "Kuddel" was special and has become a little classic.

“alles was ich von dir will ist ein lächeln und auch mal händchenhalten”

Alongside with the almighty Captain Planet, Matula were kind of the cutting edge of a new punkrock/emo wave in germany. Which was important and sorta necessary. Both had a huge influence on bands like Käfer K, Supermutant or Love A.

Anyway…some great splits with bands like Nein Nein Nein or Planke and an even better second lp called “Blinker” later, they’re are back with their newest output: “Auf allen Festen”.

Matula 2014 are first and foremost of course more grown-up and well…let’s called it “more soft” but don’t worry, they still know how to write the best songs in the world and letting your heart jump across every corner of the room. “Auf allen Festen” starts very unusual and somehow “indie-pop-like” with a song called “Tapete”. Great start though.

As well as song number 9 called “In einem Krieg”. A highly calm song with catching lyrics and a cool instrumentation.

“Ein Bettzeug und ein Nachbar gingen dabei drauf”

All the other songs including “Schwarzweißfotos”, “Monstrum”, “Kolumbus” and “Die härtesten Türen der Stadt” are typical matula-eske emopunk stunner with that inimitable soundwall and Thorbens rad voice. Uttly emotionally and astounding catchy songs.

“Ein Gruß an zu Hause. Ich hab die Welt gesehen.”

“Auf allen Festen” is a brilliant highlight of this young year and highly recommended.

Thanks guys. For everything. Looking forward to next years.

Download – Kolumbus EP

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