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The Lone Descent (Heim010)

September 2011

Heidrunar Myrkrunar/Tesco Distribution

 
             
 

Tracks

1 : SUNSPOT
2 : ABSENCE
3 : A PYRE OF BLACK SUNFLOWERS
4 : TEAR IT APART
5 : WE ARE DUST
6 : A TOMB OF SEASONED DYE
7 : IS IT OUT OF OUR HANDS?
8 : WATCH THE SKYLINE CATCH FIRE
9 : THE LONE DESCENT
10 : IMMER VORWÄRTS
11 : A SONG FOR DEAF EARS IN EMPTY CATHEDRALS


 

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Produced, written and performed by Kim Larsen
At Soundscape Studios, Copenhagen
Engineered by Louise Nipper
Mastered by Flemming Hansson Jr at Sweep Mastering

Booklet artwork front, back and middle pages by Alex Rose

Add. Musicians :
John Murphy : Add. Drums (1, 6, 9)
Soma Allpass : Cello (3, 6, 7, 8, 9, 11)
Anne Eltard : Violin (3, 6, 11)
Louise Nipper : vocals (1, 5, 6, 9)
Lorenzo Woodrose : vocals (3, 5)
Aron : vocals (5)
Louise Wilk-Zerahn : vocals (11)
Simon roland pedersen : vocals (11)
Esben Tind : cello (8)
Bo Rande : trUmpet (2, 3) Omnichord (2)
John van der Lieth : whisper (3)
Irma Balciunaite : whisper (11)
Niels Rønne : Piano outro (11)

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Lyrics


SUNSPOT
THERE´S A SUNSPOT IN MY EYE
THERE´S A GUILD OF THIEVES THAT WEIGHS ME DOWN
THERE´S A DARKNESS WITHIN OUR REACH
AND ROOTS THAT REACH BENEATH
AND IN THIS DARKNESS SHALL WE CRAWL?
OVERWHELMED BY THE VOID
CONJURING DARKNESS BLACK LIKE COAL
LET THE FIRE HATCH OUT LET THE PAIN UNFOLD
OUR LIFE PASSES LIKE IDLE CHATTER
LIFE EBBS OUT LIKE CHILDREN STUTTER
THERE´S A SUNSPOT IN MY SOUL
A MILLSTONE ROUND MY NECK AND A JUDAS KISS
THERE´S A DARKNESS COMING IN
A GOLDEN TROTH FOR YOUR EMPTINESS
AND WE STRAY THROUGH INFINITE NOTHING
HAUNTED BY OUR DEADWEIGHT DREAMS
CONJURING DARKNESS BLACK LIKE COAL
LET THE FEVER HATCH OUT LET THE MOTH UNFOLD
OUR LOVE PASSES LIKE IDLE CHATTER
LIFE EBBS OUT LIKE CHILDREN STUTTER
WHERE THERE´S A WILL THERE´S A WAY
BUT THERE´S NO WILL AND THE PATH LED ASTRAY

ABSENCE
ABSENCE MAKES THE HEART GROW COLDER
TEAR YOU APART PULLS YOU UNDER
AND LOVE MAKES THE HEART GROW FONDER
LIFT YOU UP ONLY TO RIP YOU ASSUNDER
LOOK AT ME
LOOK AT ME
WE´RE FALLING
YOUR FACE IS VEILED TO ME
A SEAL OF SMOKE COVERS THEE
HOW CAN YOU BREATH IN TIMES LIKE THESE?
YOUR COVERT OPS HOW YOU TEASE
LOOK AT ME
YOU´RE ALL LIT UP
LIKE A CHRISTMAS TREE
SOLITUDE MAKES THE HEART GROW STRONGER
PURIFIES MAKES YOU PONDER
IF THIS IS IT
OR JUST SOME RANDOM ANOMALY
LOOK AT ME
LOOK AT ME
YOU´RE BURNING
YOUR HEART IS VEILED TO ME
DO YOU EXIST? IS THIS REALITY?
YOUR REFLECTION SWAYS BEFORE MY EYES
HOW I WISH YOU WOULD LAY DOWN YOUR DISGUISE
LOOK AT ME
LOOK AT ME
I´M CALLING

A PYRE OF BLACK SUNFLOWERS
55°5'20.11"N/15°6'36.60"E

I SAW A PYRE OF BLACK SUNFLOWERS
TRAPPED IN A SWARM OF MOTHS
AND SWALLOWS CRYING HEIMVE / HEIMAT
HOVERING ON THE STORM
SOARING ABOVE THE GOLDEN CORN
SO GRACEFULLY
AND THEN A SADNESS GRIPPED ME
ALL SHALL PASS
OUR LOVE CORRUPTS
TURN TO GHOST
TO DUST
I SAW A PYRE OF DREAMS
AND MY HEART'S DECAY IN FULL BLOOM
I LEFT MY LOVE BEHIND
AND MY DARKNESS WAS HER GROOM
AND FROM DARKNESS WE COME
TO DARKNESS WE GROW
IN DARKNESS WE CALL
IN DARKNESS THROUGH AND THROUGH
OUR LOVE CORRUPTS
TURN TO GHOST
TO DUST

The Things We Love The Most
Shall Sour And Turn To Ghost
And The Thing We Inmost Crave
Shall Make A Beautiful Grave

TEAR IT APART
THERE´S SOMETHING OUT OF PLACE
OUT OF TIME OUT OF GRACE
SOMETHING BREACHED SOMETHING BROKE
ARE YOU COLD NOW? YOU´RE COLD NOW
BREAK IT APART TEAR IT APART
THERE´S SOMETHING WRONG WITH YOUR HEART
TEAR IT APART BREAK IT APART
THERE´S A TUMOR WITHIN YOUR HEART
THIS PITIED LOVE THIS PETTY LIFE
THIS EMPTINESS WE LEAVE BEHIND
THIS PITIED LIFE THIS PETTY LOVE
THIS SILENCE FROM ABOVE
SHALL WE BECOME OR ENDURE
EXACTLY WHAT I´M UNSURE
THE VOID SMILES BACK
AND THE JOY GAGS ON SOUR GRAPES
BREAK IT APART TEAR IT APART
THERE´S SOMETHING WRONG WITH YOUR HEART
TEAR IT APART BREAK IT APART
THERE´S A TUMOR WITHIN YOUR HEART
THIS PITIED LOVE THIS PETTY LIFE
THIS EMPTINESS WE LEAVE BEHIND
THIS PITIED LIFE THIS PETTY LOVE
CURSED FROM ABOVE


WE ARE DUST
BEHOLD THE STARS
THEY ALL BURN
THEY´LL ALL BURN OUT
AND WE ARE DUST
DUST IN TIMELESS SPACE
AND LOVE IS A FLAME
DEVOURING MOTHS
AND WE ARE DUST
YES WE´RE DUST IN TIME AND SPACE
TAKE A LOOK AT THE SUN
IT WILL FALL WILL YOU RUN?
OH DON´T YOU KNOW?
WE´RE LOST IN ENDLESS PAIN

A TOMB OF SEASONED DYE
YOUR EMPTINESS OVERWHELMS ME
THRUSTS AND OVERTAKES ME
THIS SHRINE OF BLACK TEARS
WITHIN A VAULT OF BLACK TEARS
THE UNIVERSE CAVES IN
I´M ON FIRE
LET THE END BEGIN
TAKE COURAGE!
AND WHEN NOTHING REMAINS
NO LOVE NOR PAIN
IN THIS ILLUSION
THIS TOMB OF SEASONED DYE
THE UNIVERSE CAVES IN
I´M ON FIRE
LET THE END BEGIN
TAKE COURAGE!
FROM THE SLOW DECAY OF LIFE
TO THE GALLOPING EMPTY DAYS
I WOULD HAVE FLUNG MYSELF IN THE FIRE
BUT I HESITATE
AND THE ANTIMATTER WITHIN MY HEART
FROM THIS NOTHING LEAVES NOTHING ENTERS
THE USELESS LINGERING AND SEVERED LOVE
THIS LIT DE PARADE (typo? 'the' parade?)
A CARRION FLOWER DRESSED IN THE SUN
A BLINDING IMAGE BATHED IN PROVIDENCE
AND SHOULD YOU STRAY FROM THE PATH
YOU SHALL KNOW THEM BY THEIR FRUITS
I SHOULD HAVE FLUNG MYSELF IN THE FIRE
I REALLY SHOULD
I SHOULD HAVE FLUNG MYSELF IN THE FIRE
I REALLY SHOULD

IS IT OUT OF OUR HANDS?
55°41'41.89"N/12°34'38.87"E
A LIFE AT END?
THE GREAT ALL AROUND THE BEND?
OR A DARK DESCENT?
ON A BED OF EMPTINESS
ENGULFED BY HOVERING BORROWED TIME
THICK WITH FLIES
OUR HEARTS TURN AWAY
AS OUR LOVE DECAYS
WILL YOU KEEP YOUR NIGHTMARES AT BAY?
THE HARDER YOU STRUGGLE THE TIGHTER THE NOOSE
IS IT OUT OF OUR HANDS OR THE PATHS WE CHOOSE?
IS IT OUT OF OUR HANDS OR THE DEATH WE CHOOSE?
THE RAIN LAKE AND STARS
YOUR SPLENDOUR AND EMPTINESS
SWANS IN THE DARK
MY HORRID LONELINESS
AND AEONS WITHOUT YOU
AEONS WITHOUT YOU
THE HARDER YOU STRUGGLE THE TIGHTER THE NOOSE
IS IT OUT OF OUR HANDS OR THE PATHS WE CHOOSE?
IS IT OUT OF OUR HANDS OR THE DEATH WE CHOOSE?

WATCH THE SKYLINE CATCH FIRE
55°41'13.45"N/12°33'57.64"E
WORDS RING HOLLOW
CLOUDS DRAW IN
DISCOURAGED
SPRING RIDES ON
EMBRACE THE SOLITUDE
THE FRUIT OF LIFE
SORROW DEEP
IMPENETRABLE
WATCH THE SKYLINE CATCH FIRE
STRANGERS COME AND GO
THERE'S DEATH ON YOUR LIPS
I NEVER KNEW
OUR TEARS ARE WATER
UNDER THE BRIDGE
A DISTANT MEMORY
BEFORE I GO TO SLEEP
WATCH THE SKYLINE CATCH FIRE
SWALLOWS COME AND GO
I WAS NEVER REALLY HERE
BUT THESE STREETS KNOW MY NAME
BEHOLD
I'M NOTHING


THE LONE DESCENT
THIS CONSTANT HUM
RINGING OUT FROM EMPTY HALLS
CAN YOU HEAR ME FROM THE RUBBLE, MY LOVE?
THE BLEAKEST SHROUD
A COFFIN WELL LAID
ANOINTED BY OUR WEAKNESS, MY LOVE
EMBALMED WITH VACANT TEARS, MY LOVE
I BRACE MYSELF AS MY HEART IMPLODES
REACH OUT FOR THE SUNLIGHT NEVER TO UNFOLD
WE MOVE THROUGH THE SILENCE AND DIVE INTO DARKNESS
SUCCUMB TO THE EMPTINESS OF THIS LONE DESCENT
THESE ABSENT DAYS
FORGED IN EMPTY GAZE
SHADOWED BY MYSELF, MY LOVE?
A HERALD FROM ABOVE, MY LOVE?
ANOTHER BRIDGE HAS BURNED
ANOTHER LESSON LEARNED
NOTHING HOLDS SWAY, MY LOVE
IF I COULD I SURELY WOULD, MY LOVE
I BRACE MYSELF AS MY HEART IMPLODES
REACH OUT FOR THE SUNLIGHT NEVER TO UNFOLD
WE MOVE THROUGH THE SILENCE AND DIVE INTO DARKNESS
SUCCUMB TO THE EMPTINESS OF THIS LONE DESCENT
OH MY LITTLE BOY WHAT HAVE YOU BECOME?
A SHADOW OF YOURSELF A MOTH CAUGHT IN THE SUN?
WE MOVE THROUGH THE SILENCE AND DIVE INTO DARKNESS
SUCCUMB TO THE EMPTINESS OF OUR LONE DESCENT

IMMER VORWÄRTS
SO IT ENDS AS IT BEGAN
WITH A SIGH GOODBYE
DOWN IN THE MIRE
UNDERNEATH LOVE'S UGLY PYRE
AND I MISS YOU AND I MISS YOU
ALWAYS IN MY HEART
BUT WE PUSH FORWARD PLUNGE ONWARD
ALWAYS TOWARDS THE END
A LOVE A CARESS
UNRETURNED
YOU STICK YOUR HAND IN THE FIRE
AND I KNOW HOW THE STORY GOES
BUT I MISS YOU AND I MISS YOU
ALWAYS IN MY HEART
BUT WE PUSH FORWARD PLUNGE ONWARD
ALWAYS FURTHER APART
DID YOU FORGET ME
OR REMEMBER WITH UNEASE
I FALL IN SUBMISSION
TO THIS LIFE'S DISEASE
AND THESE YEARS HAVE PASSED
THIS LOVE NOW GONE
I FALL ON MY KNEES I KNEEL IN AWE
HOW COLD THIS HEART HAS BECOME
AND I MISS YOU AND I MISS YOU
ALWAYS IN MY HEART
BUT WE PUSH FORWARD PLUNGE ONWARD
ALWAYS TOWARDS THE END

A SONG FOR DEAF EARS IN EMPTY CATHEDRALS
THE VEILS TRAILS AND TRIALS
IN HEARTS RITES AND DREAMS
AND COUNT YOUR BLESSINGS
THE NIGHT HAS NO END
LET GO
GIVE IN
SUCCUMB
HAIL THAT EMPTINESS
THE THINGS THAT YOU LET IN
ARE THE THINGS THAT MIGHT LEAVE YOU DEAD
DON´T SPEAK WORDS ARE FUTILE
AND TIME WILL ERASE THE REST
THE NIGHT DISTILLED* WITH TEARS
UNFRUITFUL LOVELESS EMPTY
LET GO
GIVE IN
SUCCUMB
SHARE MY EMPTINESS
THE THINGS THAT YOU LET IN
ARE THE THINGS THAT MIGHT LEAVE YOU DEAD
THE BURNED OUT INCENSE OF A BURIED LOVE
EMPTY HALO RISING ABOVE
YOU ARE THE ONE OF THAT I'M SURE
BUT SHALL THE FEAR BECOME THE CURE?
THE FEAR OF LETTING GO
THAT HAS BURIED ME IN THIS FIELD OF SNOW

 

 
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Reviews

Review at Gaffa (In Danish) :
http://gaffa.dk/anmeldelse/53530

Review at Heathen Harvest (In English) :
http://heathenharvest.org/2011/10/01/of-the-wand-the-moon-the-lone-descent/

Review at Nonpop (In German) :
http://www.nonpop.de/nonpop/index.php?mkey=OF-THE-WAND-amp-THE-MOON-The-Lone-Descent&type=review&area=1&p=articles&id=2043




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