Autumn News (LP 2009)

by STandART

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"When back in 2002 the band introduced itself with a very strange video and unusual sound, there were only two possibilites: either this was just another try to patch up the holes of the Latvian music tapestry – that is usually not a long-term process – or these fashionably dressed young men will become respectable members of the marginal, yet very necessary underground music environment. With their second album, STandART proves the second case and raises a black velvet curtain revealing a melancholic, silently powerful cabaret of emotions."
Performance – 4/5
Enjoyment – 4/5
- Toms Treibergs, "Mūzikas Saule" magazine, Latvia

"This Latvian electronic workshop has found a balance between emotional British electroclash and motoric German dark wave synth pop that brings originality to the front and makes a pleasant listening. The best – the result is neither of the styles, as the music sublimes in new quality."
Performance – 4/5
Enjoyment – 4/5
- Jānis Stundiņš, "Mūzikas Saule" magazine, Latvia

"The chances are that the sincere southern synthpop band needs no introduction. They have been around here several times and won over many hearts. STandART has many cards up their sleeve, a few of which being the soul crushing vocals and music following the traditions of honest analogue synthpop."
- Anders Melts, "Body Machine Body" festival organizer, Estonia

"The album is closed by one of the best lullabies I have ever heard."
Performance – 4/5
Enjoyment – 5/5
- Dace Volfa, "Mūzikas Saule" magazine, Latvia

"First looks can be deceiving, they don’t reveal enough to form a qualified opinion and in case of STandART’s new album it would have been a shame. The arrangements are well worked out in their vintage clothing, detailed enough to not get bored by it after a short time already, and with a voice like that on top they should be able to break out of their niche existence soon and getting to play themselves into the hearts of a much bigger audience."
Music: 8
Sound: 9
Total: 8.5 / 10
- Sebastian Huhn
Music webzine "Reflections of Darkness", Germany

"The album actually dismisses the latest misconceptions that classify Eastern Europe within a marginal creativity. The proof is here: STandART are back!"
- Massimo Colombo, Music webzine "D-side", Italy

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released November 6, 2009

STandART / Zemgales Impērija (ZRXCD001)
Produced by Kaspars Tobis & STandART

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STandART Latvia

STandART is a synthfolk / darkwave band formed in 2002 in Jelgava, Latvia. STandART has released 3 albums, 16 singles and played live in the Baltics, Finland, Sweden and Poland.

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Track Name: The Field Where I Died
THE FIELD WHERE I DIED

I spend my days wearing and giving smiles
Weapons in my hands, and a white and hearty smile
The fire never sleeps under the purple sky
What a lovely way to kill our time

Our worlds lie in debris, I’ll wreathe
A barbed wire hence around myself
Neither anyone in the world will reach me
Nor will be taken away from me

“Don’t you know, you – silly horse, things will be all right”
Your weary eyes tell me with a ghost of a smile
“Last night I climbed up the beanstalk to the stars and then
Composed a fairy-tale of them with a happy and endless end”

You pretend that you’re asleep
So I couldn’t see your tears
But I can see clearly through your lies
As through the dress you glow inside

I need nothing in this world right now
But a white and hearty smile
Take me in your arms tonight
And make me lose my mind
Track Name: Animals of Our Kind
ANIMALS OF OUR KIND

Animals of our kind
Do not feed from the hand
They run like the wind through life
Head over heels and against the wall

Moving on weary feet
Rushing in search till they bleed
What they probably don’t even feel
They usually do not feel that

You dream of our glorious fur
Shining around your shoulders
For each fallen we’ll pay back twofold
We have a perfect memory

In need, we can claw and maul
We’re gonna hunt down the hunters
We can smell by a mile
An animal of our kind
Track Name: Pioneers
PIONEERS

A puzzled cat is striding clumsy
Across the yard with quivering paws
And from above him, down the lantern post
Are falling ragged sea-gull caws

Pioneers
Open-mouthed, with staring eyes
Surprised spectators of enchanting scenes
Who face what’s never seen… before

Now, you as well, have a look above the trees
Leave the roofs of the houses out of sight
Millions of snowflakes are rushing towards you
That’s how some distant places say “hi”
We slowly seem to rise up in the air
Leaving all worries beneath our feet
A majestic horde of rousing fanfares
Accompanies us from far

Pioneers
Open-mouthed, with staring eyes
Surprised spectators of enchanting scenes
The first to face what’s never seen… before

We’re gliding among countless comets and stars
Marses and venuses, suns and moons
A blizzard of stardust that makes your face
Glisten with the cosmic dew

This is the first snow
Snowflakes slide and collide, they dance till they die
The breath-taking meaning of the Universe
Is treasured in short, beautiful whiles

You take my hand gently and I feel your warmth
I see your hair full of little stars
The breath-taking meaning of the Universe
Is treasured in short, beautiful whiles
Track Name: Ausmas Dziesma
AUSMAS DZIESMA

Tu slēpies, kamēr laiks vēl paslēpties
Vēl mirklis, un manas kājas Tevi meklēt ies
Vēl plaukstas manas acīm gulšņāt liek
Bet ausis Tevi jūt

Viens(i), divi, trīs, un meklēt eju es
Kaut iznākums jau skaidrs abiem mums
Bez maldiem un bez minstināšanās
Pie Tevis sirds aiz rokas velk

Tev kājas trīc, kā motors elsas skan
Tu zini, Tavi slēpņi visi zināmi man sen
Kā divas lāpas acis manas spīd
Šai pustumsā

Tiklīdz uz Tavu pusi veros es
Tev sirds no krūtīm cenšas izrauties
Un asin’s mutuļo kā kalnu strauts
Kurš gan vēl spēj Tevi tā satraukt

Nu, re, Tu esi atrasts kā vienmēr
Celies vien augšā, ko Tu tupi vēl
Skauj mani ciešāk nekā vispār var
Un nekad nelaid vaļā vairs

Tu esi vienīgais, kas manu prātu jauc
Aizvien no jauna šo spēli atsākt sauc
Tu slēpies, kamēr laiks vēl paslēpties
Es vēlos Tevi..
Atkal..
Meklēt iet..

Cik spēcīgs mans augums
Nanananananana…
Skaists spalvainais

Un ļaunums man ir
Nanananananana…
Pats ļaunākais..
Track Name: 61
61

I’ve been wandering for years looking for the right pose
I’ve loved and I’ve detested searching for the right pose
Wrapped myself in a cuddle and tied in a knot
Got myself entangled crosswise and dot by dot

I’ve challenged my flexibility
Tried out different states and activities
I’ve challenged my flexibility
Discovered my hidden abilities

Let’s lie down as 61
Feel the comfort and feel the fun
Lie down with me as 61
The end of all your yearnings has come
Track Name: Season People
SEASON PEOPLE

Someone comes along one fine day
A wee coincidence on your way
See the world around you start to change
Hope it’s the end of the darkest days

In warmth the spark of life awakes
Laughter flows in peaceful waves
We’re reborn by meeting them
We grow each time by losing them

Just for a season they are here
And suddenly they disappear
They fall out with you, walk away or die
Their work is done, they’ve made you alive

You can’t shackle someone to yourself
Be proud to have met, have no regrets
Season people inspire and fade
For someone each of us might wear this name
Track Name: I'm the Voices
I’M THE VOICES

Hey, hey, it’s time now
It’s time to take a dare
I’m the voices in your head
But you’re the living dead

Hey, hurry up, it’s time now
It’s time to make things change
I’m the fever in your brain
It’s time to get engaged

Opportunities of a lifetime
Like tiny grains of sand
Are slipping through your fingers
Are waiting for commands
We’re running out of time now
But still you hesitate
I’m the throbbing in your veins
And still you suffocate
You suffocate…

This state feels so familiar
When delayed decisions fade
I’m the itching of your tongue
You’re trying to swallow in vain

It’s time to scatter the silence
It’s time to raise your voice
I’m the defiance in your fists
I’m the risks you try to avoid

You’ve quenched your feelings tightly
Locked them deep inside your shell
I’m the bleeding of your heart
Die Flut, so schmerzlich grell
Track Name: June
JUNE

The everlasting slowing of the clouds
Is audible in how her voice vibrates
Impatience grows for the moment when the gets apple-green
It’s when she quivers tenderly with excitement

He can hear the flowers bloom
Her lips spill colours; he’s sinking in their charm
He can’t see the birds flying above, yet he knows them by heart
They differ well by the goose bumps on her arms

Her childish rapture and her curiosity revives
A sensory refreshing heat-lightning taking by surprise
A tickling feeling gets intense, the fortress inside him cracks
The past is dead and gone, now the empire strikes back

June is throwing lilac bombs on us
Intoxicating injuries of lust
The summer crawls out from the entrenchment and assaults
We’re deep inside the most saturated world

She’s the light of his eye…

She’s the light of his eye when the summer explodes
His blindness when her swollen breast raises her clothes
Her golden curls, her burning lips gulp down the night
Her lithe body is clasped tight

She’s the air operating his lungs already for so long
A gentle breeze in his hair, the finest touch of the tongue
A kaleidoscope for the visually impaired
The sweetest salvation for the ones considered dead

A new day breaks and reveals so much to do
She’s sleeping still in his arms, but the dawn will open her eye-lids soon
They both know this June might be the first and the last
Absorb, absorb, the blossoms and the beetles, and the birds, and the bees

June is throwing lilac bombs on us
Intoxicating injuries of lust
The summer crawls out from the entrenchment and assaults
We’re deep inside the most saturated world

She’s the light of his eye…
Track Name: Hydrology
HYDROLOGY

Gentle and stubborn hands
Embrace us lustfully while we sleep
Spreading like a cancer
Pipelines crawl into our dreams

Pumping in the rhythm of the sea
Pumping in the rhythm of the greed
Pumping in the rhythm of the disease

Pumping in the rhythm of the sea
Pumping in the rhythm of the greed
Pumping in the rhythm of…

Dirty hands and greedy eyes
Obscured souls and rapacious minds
Pendulous bellies and disco lights
Wake up, anger. You sleep in slime
Track Name: Autumn News
AUTUMN NEWS

Lightly descending autumn news
Is whirling away in a dance
Conveying ominous signals
Throwing raindrops in my face

Hoar frost covers my stubbled chin
Tiny needles prick the tip of my nose
I prepare myself for sleep
I’m winterized

Lightly descending autumn news
Is tapping over the top of the leaves
Over the moorland and the blueberry fields
Are falling most safely kept dreams

Lightly descending autumn news
Has buried my hatchet in a leaf-mould heap
The battle is lost; I’m supposed to give in
To the drizzling rain and the freezing wind

Lifting me up, and dashing me down
Throwing me through uncountable branches
Tossing through thousands of leaves lying on the ground

I’ve got the greatest reward, being carried right past me
All that’s left is just an odour of loss
I’m forced to sleep in my rustling arbour
In pillows of moss, silently rotting off

Lifting me up, and dashing me down
Throwing me through uncountable branches
Tossing through thousands of leaves lying on the ground

The autumn consolidates its positions
Blowing away the warmest thoughts in skeins
We get old fast, what if instead of restarting
We’d try once reaching the very end

I’ve got the greatest reward, being carried right past me
All that’s left is just an odour of loss
I’m forced to sleep in my rustling arbour
In pillows of moss, until defiance returns

The autumn consolidates its positions
Blowing away the warmest thoughts in skeins
We get old fast, what if instead of restarting
We’d try once reaching the very end
Track Name: Lapsu Nakts
LAPSU NAKTS

Zvaigznes atspīd debesīs
Mēness mirdz kā zeltains siers
Arī Tev, mans mazais zvērs,
Laiks ir gulēt iet

Nejoņo tā, mazais
Par laiku nevar ātrāk skriet
Atstāj vakardienai to,
Kas Tavu sirdi spiež

Sasegšu ar kļavu lapām
Pieglaudīšu klāt
Lai sapņu aitas rāmi nāk
Un Tevi ieaijā

Rīt būs atkal jauna diena
Bez bēdu pļavās diet
Skandināt pār kalniem smieklus
Ķert varavīksni ciet

Lapsu nakts, mans zvērs
Tevi sargā pūces acs
Pat ja atnāks cilvēks
Drīz vien nožēlos to pats

Lēnām laidies miegā
Trūkst jau Tevis man mazliet
Tu vien klusi ņurdot
Sapnī aitām pakaļ skrien