15—16 [LP]

by TWISK

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1.
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.
2.
Anti Boredom 02:47
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.
3.
Monday Night 02:25
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.
4.
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!
5.
Policy 04:15
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.
6.
Tom Jones 02:27
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".
7.
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."
8.
No Ghosts 02:31
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.
9.
Do My Pa 02:18
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.
10.
Oil in Water 02:41
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.

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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

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TWISK && TOP DOWN @LOOPHOLE, BERLIN

TWISK is a band; Luka + Lennart + Quirin + drums + guitar + bass + singing + words.
‘The personal is political.’

Photo © Jona Laffin.

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