Autumn News (LP 2009)

by STandART

supported by
rmston
rmston thumbnail
rmston Smart lyrics, interesting melodies, amazing songs. It's just must have for every synth lover! Favorite track: Animals of Our Kind.
/
1.
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
2.
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
3.
Pioneers 05:01
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
4.
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..
5.
61 05:30
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
6.
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
7.
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
8.
June 06:21
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…
9.
Hydrology 03:53
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
10.
Autumn News 06:24
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
11.
Lapsu Nakts 02:15
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

about

"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

credits

released November 6, 2009

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

license

all rights reserved

tags

about

STandART Latvia

STandART is a synthfolk / darkwave band formed in 2002 in Jelgava, Latvia. STandART has released 3 albums, 17 singles and played live in the Baltics, Finland, Sweden and Poland.

contact / help

Contact STandART

Streaming and
Download help

Report this album or account

STandART recommends:

If you like STandART, you may also like: