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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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Track Name: The Thick Gloss
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?
Track Name: Hikikomori
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
Track Name: Steelbath
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?
Track Name: Aftermath
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
Track Name: Black Spot
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
Track Name: Pendulum
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
Track Name: Hand In Mouth
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
Track Name: Cutting Trees
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
Track Name: Blend In / Load Off
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

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