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Four Song EP

by the tidal sleep

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and then it was night black waves of depression rolling and crashing over you like a hail storm made of sharpened knives can you see the gaps between my fingers it's running and leaking through my hands the time, this day, this week, this year the thoughts and hopes and ends I fear the job, the house, the kids and wife the pain and struggle of being alive are we alive? are we there yet? there is a difference that's always been there your and me between the gasping and the breathing between the anxious and the fulfilling are we fulfilling it? are we there yet? so hold my breath and I hold yours choke my words and cut my throat when we light the torch and run do we ever consider that we won't find our way back? as soon as the fire fades we will have nothing left to ignite this life again and bring the fire back (the calm or the dead an arm for a leg the cold or the cancer the stiff and the dancers) the good or the bad never done wrong and never went back stayed at the place, where they once met home is home is home
a breath as heavy as a fall from the top of our lungs onto the ledge of a crumbling concrete wall there's this fine line between heaven and hell and the difference between the teller and the tale a story in the mist of its misleading actors with snake heads and forked tongues black souls and black lungs with sore throats and calm hands cold sweat and those dead friends I rather watch you sink 'cause sand runs faster than you think even if it's caught in a glass it still rules you lights on, minds off tangled up in the curtains red when the director pulls the rope your turn the rope into a thread your turn the bow into a fall break through the stage no curtain calls I am tangled up in you, you're tangled up in me we're tangled up like fools, when we could be so free what is it that you fear? is it the same things that I'm going through? is it our age that's haunting us, or do you believe the time will break us both in two and time has no excuse for the things it will do stop complaining shake up and shake free and burn your burdens with all your hopes and fears and dreams
Frozen Mouth 04:03
I think too much I try to recreate and if you bare with me long enough I Might forget, I might forget all the things I said I will remind myself with every scar and every note and all those pains straight to the bones I always wanted to destroy but than again I rather tried to deploy a thought as a seed that grows the tallest tree a wood as green as hope could ever be because if you try to change, you don't accept but if you let it slide you'll might regret, you'll might regret that tingling under your skin that word on your tongue that tastes like the embers I will surley burn and explode levitate as ghosts and fail like the blueprints were too unreal I thing too much I try to recreate and if you bare with me long enough I will forget, I will forget
Failures/Off 05:08
we are caught by a thought that holds fast onto a grain of resistance in our heads and when we're cought in a beam of light we try to escape into either black or white the world is more than this there is more to it even the colorblind can spot a gradient between black and white between black and blue between stories told between lies and truth let me sink to my knees and let me burn bright let me light up the city and let me light up the night "I am an architect, I sketched a world, that's supposed to be, everything I wanted, but it turned out to be everything I hate" when reality get's conquered and has to vacate a feeling that used to be real and had some kind of meaning then tell me: what's the point of living if life isn't waht we're feeling rituals that are meant to perpetuate, hold and manifest a habit in a cosy but fake habitat I predict: you will fail "I am an architect, I sketched a world, that's supposed to be, everything I wanted, but it turned out to be everything I hate and something I'll never need"


we have not been a band for a long time.
lots of things are still kind of an experiment.
we've been playing shows all year, and still we found the time to write new songs.
we talked about possible concepts, about possible releases.
and at a certain point, we just started recording.
so, here is our new ep.


released September 21, 2012

we recorded the record with lewis johns at gottesweg studio in cologne.
he's a good friend and an amazing engineer. we caused him more than one sleepless night, and we are forever grateful
for his enthusiasm and his work ethic. tony james has been a huge help during those three days. thanks so much!
nicolas recently moved to berlin, and christoph from kadaver recorded vocals in their rehearsal room/ studio. it turned out real cool.
benny druckwelle, the designer that did most of our artworks, stunned us with an amazing and beautiful concept. again. benny, you can always design and sell our merch. you can always chrash our houses. you have a special place in our hearts.
chris at thischarmingmanrecords is an amazing label boss. he loves what he's doing, he loves the bands he releases.
once again he gave us pretty much everything we asked for, and dealt with our lack of professionalism in the coolest way possible. we love you, homie.
dan coutand again did a great job mastering the album at sunroom mastering. this guy just knows what he's doing.
much love and respect.
thanks to nanouk at avocado booking who made it possible for us to play amazing shows. we had a fantastic summer!
once again, from the bottom of our hearts: it's wonderful to have supportive and loving friends. we're not going to drop names here. you know who you are!
xoxo - armin, nicolas, oliver, thomas - the tidal sleep


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