15—16 [LP]

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TWISK/'15—16':
recordings of guitar, bass, beat loops on tapes and singing collected 2015 - 2016, discreetly accompanied by synthesizer.

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released May 31, 2017


Recorded by Carl-John Hoffmann at niedervolthoudini Studio, Hamburg,
except 5, 6, 8 recorded by Martina Lenzin at Süder5, Hamburg;
mixing by Martina,
mastering by Carl.
Beat loop on "Please Yourself" by Fee R. Kürten/Tellavision,
beat loop on "Do My Pa" by René Huthwelker,
beat loop on "Oil in Water" by Carl,
other beat loops and synths by Martina.
℗ 2017 TWISK.

TWISK 2017 are Lennart Thiem, Mario Schöning and Martina Lenzin.

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TWISK Hamburg, Germany

TWISK is a band; Lennart Thiem + Mario Schöning + Martina Lenzin + loops from tapes + reverb + drums + guitar + bass + singing + words + AM radio.

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Track Name: Highly Unlikely
To be on a shopping spree
makes me feel
mostly harmless, weary and charmless,
Mostly harmless, waery and charmless.

I lack in drive
don’t wan’t to decide
which brands to choose, which brands to use,
which brands to choose, which brands to use.

We’ll all wake up at someone’s mercy
again.

It's shooping list, not a briefing.
Improvement through consumption
is highly unlikely, highly unlikely.
highly unlikely, highly unlikely

I lack in drive
don’t wan’t to decide
which brands to use, which brands to choose,
which brands to choose, which brands to use.

We’ll all wake up at someone’s mercy
again,
and they are not our friends.
Track Name: Anti Boredom
The precise assembly
of this purpose-built room
impedes any ennui.
Any supçon of boredom
would trouble you, too,
anger you.

This room is destined
for steady labour,
because working is what validates you.
Its sixteen-hours-facilities
challenge you,
model you.

Do you ask me about
best-selling liberties,
data preservation?
Bla bla bla…
No, I speak of
the room I live in –
a spittin' image of myself.
Track Name: Monday Night
Life so far disappoints a little,
there are some bad people on the right.
Trading thoughts for recipes,
treating strangers like enemies.

Voilent incidents in a place called "occident"
by morons who grudge others the oxygen.
Disgusting, they trust in
threats and thrusting.
Life so far disappoints a little.
Track Name: Please Yourself
Anyone fears someone's gonna say:
"I don't like it that way."

They need not be in my shoes,
but should have to stay out of my way.

While you revile us, we keep you off working.
And our nothingness doesn't equal your emptiness.

Useless fear of dissent.
Anyone here: Please yourselves!
Track Name: Policy
Isolate the senses
and transcribe the sensed.
Cognitive autonomy –
a policy contrary to contemplation.

And we dance,
and we dance,
and we dance homespun steps.

Thought’s a trap,
tongue is a barrier.
Claim your own tentative truth!

And we dance,
and we dance,
and we dance homespun steps.
Track Name: Tom Jones
Far away from tranquility.
Left under my own responsibility.
There ought to be more than
strain and stress, I guess.

It's as Tom Jones sang
when the trombones rang:
"it's not unusual to mad at anyone".
Track Name: Slightly Goth
When things get sour,
when life gets rough,
there are friends and chats and books for sure
and I suspect there's even more.

Words of solace, nice and neat,
to help me back on my own feet,
thanks a lot, but no thanks.

To say "I'm sad" says not enough,
today, I feel slightly goth.
Simply "melancholy"
doesn't do it for me,
I feel slightly goth.

Of course, I see the funny side
of staring at the ceiling,
moaning like a hungry cat.
I am well aware that

this scenery is cliché-ridden,
a bit outre, but not forbidden.
At least I'm on my own,
and if someone calls I'll say:

"To say 'I'm sad' says not enough,
today, I feel slightly goth.
Simply "melancholy"
doesn't do it for me,
I feel slightly goth."
Track Name: No Ghosts
There are no demons, are no ghosts,
it's people that I fear the most.

My mind isn't haunted, it is small,
no room for ghosts at all.

Demons and ghosts
aren't here by my side,
all by myself
all of the night.
Track Name: Do My Pa
I don't need no company
to be alone.
Being alone
I can do it on my own.

You don't need my sympathy
you have it though
to feed it
back
on your own.

I do need your company.
You do need my sympathy.
Track Name: Oil in Water
They all seem to be
quite good company,
entertaining and educated,
graceful, but jolly.

What a pleasant sight,
the have dinner at night
and us a different fork
for salad, fish and pork.

Weekend trips and food
discussed in a good mood,
clothes, weather and sports,
subjects of all sorts.

What to want
and where to get it,
seems that they are never
ever fed up with

charming chit chat
cozy causery
elegant eloquence,
well, how did I get here?

I'll leave unseen,
don't wanna be mean.
Today I feel like, I feel like Morrissey,
thrown into a butchery.

Oil in water
won't assimilate,
I don't want to spoil the party,
and it's already late.