All songs and lyrics written & by Bleib Modern.
Recorded by Bleib Modern between december 2016 & january 2017
at Black Verb Records Studio ( Coburg & Berlin ).
Produced and mixed by Philipp Läufer.
Mastered by Peter Peter ( PeterBleederStudio, Copenhagen ).
Artwork by Bleib Modern, pictures taken by Rafal Karcz & Thomas Schamann.
Vinyl released by Third Coming Records ( Paris ).
CD edition released by Manic Depression Records ( France ).
Tape edition released by Black Verb Records ( Berlin ).
Bleib Modern is Philipp, Vinz, Peter, Leo & Tommy.
Thanks for listening.
the sun is coming out again/can we watch her shine forever then/and the heat is burning my skin/can you tell me now/where I have been
the sun is coming out/is this the end/at least I'm dying with a friend/and now we start to run/what have we become/what have we done
Track Name: Self-Loathing
no I don't think that I'm good/cause I feel like shit/and it's all just caused by myself/no I don't think that I'm right/but I'm starting to feel better from time to time/I'm getting ( a ) fine
no I don't think that I would fall in love with you again/I feel so much better since you're gone/no I don't think that I'm good/cause I feel like a stone/I felt so much better with you/I feel alone
everybody wants to die alone/but I feel like coming down
Track Name: Solace
you changed your walls/but you didn't changed your smell/let me change your walls/to take you out of hell/you changed your walls/but you couldn't change your eyes/everytime I look at you I can see that something dies/I cut my arms/I cut my head/I want to die/cause you never make me cry
you changed your walls/but you didn't changed my head/everytime you close your eyes I can see myself there dead/I cut my hands/I cut my heart/I want to die/cause you never make me cry/no you never make me cry
Track Name: Nothing
you better keep your hands in my hands/cause it's easier for you/and you use to run in circles/at least the only thing that you do/I've been caught by a midnight shadow/taken away/locked forever/those ain't wasted years but there is nothing inside/there is nothing you can do/at least the only thing that's true/there is nothing you can do
Track Name: Mirror
when she dances she looks like a beauty queen/cause she turns my head around/when she dances she looks like someone else/cause she turns her back on me/when she dances she looks like somebody that I never wanted to know/when she dances I can see myself in her/anything that I don't want to be/she's a mirror to me/she's the one I want to be/she's a mirror to me/she might be the one who's made for me/dance with me/please dance with me
Track Name: Anxiety
what do you want to hear/I'm lying to you with every single word I say/don't you believe me/I'm lying to you cause I'm sure I've lost my way
what do you want to say/cause I don't feel like listening to you/what do you want to do/cause I don't want you to stay/even I want the same
what do you want to know/been telling you stories while I was hanging on the tree/what do you want to feel/I feel nothing at all/what do you want to hear
and you fall in love with the bitter taste/it's all just love you finally waste/still eating soul/still eating heart/still loving when we fall apart
Track Name: Mindless
I could look at you with strangers eyes through stones and walls/the earth is shaking when you move/I can feel your strength in my veins/I want to touch you/I could look at you with strangers eyes through bricks and bones/the earth is shaking when you move/I want to feel you
and now it's coming back/it's all coming back
you've been far away/you've been forcing this/you've been close to this/you've been close to me
Track Name: Blue Avowal
you can touch me/but never see me again/this may be the final words you will hear from me/my body needs to sleep/my body needs to rest
Track Name: Leave Me
steal my attention/take me into your skin/can you feel the dark attraction of the story we've been in/chow down my inner war/take my anxiety/can you steal the dark attraction that still covers me
just leave me here
forever lonely/I don't want to be your slave/while I'm dancing in the darkness/trying to be safe/the one and only/I don't want to be your grave/and everytime I feel like dancing only means that I'm trying to be safe
just leave me here
forever lonely/I don't want to be your slave/while I'm dancing in the darkness/and I'm trying to be brave
Track Name: Sunless
I couldn't find love in the depth of my heart/when the white of the winter took me into dark/and upon me there's an oath and it's willing to stay/when the green of the spring covers my soul in gray/there's one thing at least that is true/I couldn't find love but I found you
I couldn't find love in the depth of my soul/when the white of the winter took back what I stole/and it's breaking me down and it's breaking my neck/when spring comes again/you will find me in black/there's one thing at least that I do/I love you
Very tight debut album that follows the core concepts of alienation and urban atmosphere like the fantastic EP 'Endless Party' without losing variety in the 10 songs.
In my opinion are the drums a bit under the overall mix and the last track doesn't have that much of an impact to me.
Least but not least for 20 bucks +shipping the CD-Digipack is a bit underwhelming, could have been more illustrations and linernotes. (the coverart and strong colours are still awesome).
I can say it's one of my favourite post-punk/gothic albums and I am looking engaged to further projects and hope you guys grow with every new song/album/EP. nyq