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ascend from this ray of shallowness bold and seamless - burn or lighten up just different enough to feel ok in this cosy box, separated from the flock i've listened you dry like all my favorite songs before - got another? i shared with you what wasn't mine all thoughts transpired - smell my mind i shared with you what wasn't mine all thoughts expired - got another?
Hikikomori 03:50
i confess to the world with the heavy curtains drawn isolation versus solitude, bleached out and solarized so much bigger than all i've seen, yet left with empty hands and a soul fertilized - how to ease my stubborn head? i see your head up there - surrounded by clouds and blizzards still embracing deception with a open heart when will i allow myself to be understood get out the crowbar, precious crawl back in, crawl back in, crawl back in let me crawl back in
Steelbath 03:56
each second of silence increases the weight of the unspoken word - condemned to repeat so how's life in the cookie-jar? create and adjust the urge to avoid reflection - try to defeat staged tragedy to trigger my corrupted mind compassion burned out, now who's the stooge? keep you busy and well entertained reveal your hope-dealers abort headbirth to conspiracy chocking on the forcefed truth can't remember (when i left) first-person mode gone through my hands / just how deep will you take the knife so countless / move in frames think in frames inhale and eat / will you fix the broken steelyard sweat and bleed / can you break and read the stresscode reveal and dodge / to untwist your self-esteem the hard-drawn lines / refuse to bathe in corroded steel the breaking light / did i really come here blank? might shape the truth / or is it running all through me?
Loess 05:27
Aftermath 04:26
welcome to the annual half-hour of truth peeling through all layers of skin home is where i forgot my head insight is allways around the bend - allways i felt that gentle stroke of abdication i've gone with every train that left this town this time i'll make it smooth for me watch me do the last cheap stunt allow yourself to be the first to know when it's over allow yourself to be the first to know when it's done
Black Spot 04:25
must i bruise my knuckles, just to assure i can feel the pain? stir up my dark corner, get me screening the bloodspill shivering, seething and bellyaching can't turn down my promise won't lower the threshold for an unreflected cause keep the lid on the black hole challenge my rage, twist me faster than the speed of thought drag patience out into the dark and leave it slayed and cold come on flash the blade and watch them run faster, further someone bless your forsaken soul - cause i never would, never could
Pendulum 03:17
the machines we built are heading straight back return to sender - hell is up here his helmet is fused to his head hit by the one he aimed his hands are pieces of meat he's facing up with his purpose - won't give in burn the flag as i am born my sorrow's not for sale perception left so low and torn image and word proof to fail
nothing disappears until you try to grab squeeze it, squeeze and spill it out i refuse to complete this circle to link this corrupted chain tell me, how does it taste this meal of a hundred hearts ride this newfound alliance and bury your skills hard to find an inch to breathe in this stench of melting wings try to comprehend with an elephants' mind is it worth a thought struggle on hand in mouth joy and simplicity is the promise unkept
how can you debscribe my life why don't you tell me to live just holding me like a thief hold me like i never asked for hold me like i tried to ask for don't you know that i am me how can you turn me into you how can you know what is true nails, over and over from you the garden's end is not the door you do the same as they., but to me steal love, but it's not a change to me the words are griefing me what do you really feel for me don't you know that i am me the badness is not in me i just want to feel my way to be let the bird fly free
heft your burden for weight blend in and load off hand me your brick and your stone we've got a parachute made of skin such vage desperation on display bouncing off the wall my sanity serves you well no sir the pleasure is mine licking sore feet from chasing the sun what will it take to shake your grounds ten whips and a fist across your skull make these demons become your blade blend in load off blend in load off


released February 12, 2004

Recorded and Mixed by Serge Morattel at Rec-Studio, Geneva / CH
Mastered by Glen Miller Sr. at Greenwood-Studios, Nunningen / CH
Produced by Unhold
Music and Lyrics by Unhold
Released by subversiv records CD/LPSUB014
Artwork: © Philipp Thöni


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Unhold Bern, Switzerland

Unhold thrives on dynamics, the alternation of emotions and the variety in their artistic choices of instrumentation, putting a wealth of thought, energy and work into making emotionally complex creations, which only start to reveal themselves after several listens. Hope, anger and agony generate a space and a sonic architecture which bears witness to a conscious existence and vigorous force. ... more

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