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Welcome

by F.S.Blumm

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1.
Handle Bar 03:09
you need a handle bar 
 to dump your mania
 to get it physical 
and then disposable.. 

don't have no idée fixe 
 deadlock relationships
 you need a handle bar 
to dump your mania

 attach it anywhere 
attach it to bad air 
now trash your love affair 
truth or dare 

you need a handle bar 
 to dump your mania
 to get it physical 
and then disposable
2.
New Day 02:54
sun wave away the night 
 spring day bring back the light 
 return the feast 
 expel the beast 
 let fall and re-ignite 

 scare off all fears and frights 
 let‘s drive into the bright 
get on your feet 
 get what you need 
 let‘s fly off into the bright

 scare off all fears and frights 
let‘s drive out of the night
 get out of bed
 rid of your lead
 go pack your things 
i‘ll get your wings 
let‘s fly off into the bright
3.
Hedgehog 02:51
i'm a hedgehog 
i don't talk 
find me in a crowd 
 people come out loud 
i just roll into a ball 
 roll into a ball that's all 

 i'm a whale 
at times i fail 
find me at the beach 
 sadly didn't reach 
my prey, i fail and cannot be 
 can't roll back into the sea
 into the sea

 aren't we human 
 pack animals? 
i think you and me 
 get further as a 'we' 
 hatch out buddy leave the nest 
learn to fly and meet the rest ..

4.
i sing and inch my way
 a giant leap for me
 you call it vanity 
beauty's my summary

 outside the word
 what does exist?
 ideas, ideals 
ideas, ideals 
first bones remain
 then stones remain 
on mankinds beastly way 

longing for beauty make us kind
 one touch invent mankind 
longing for beauty in our mind
 one hug and we keep up

 i sing and inch my way 
 a giant leap for me.. 

longing for beauty make us kind.. 
one kiss away from the abyss 
longing for beauty in our mind
 one hug and we keep up 
keep up!

5.
it's easier going away than to stay
 much easier going away 
 and there'll be mountains between you and me
 canyons and rivers and the sea
 and partially i'll take you home with me
 and partially i will stay next to thee 
next to thee
 it's easier going away than to stay
 much easier going away
6.
Secret Stash 03:28
they steal the blue they steal the green they rob my view and they rob my scene it's catching up it's closing in the walls come closing in they build a canyon in my hood and leave no air to breathe 
they're piling boxes and don't keep 
 no space where we unfold

 we need a niche 
 a place to keep
 to bring our secrets 
hide our dreams 
develop doubts 
 uncertainty 
and carve a little time 

 the uncontrollable we need 
 and inefficiency
 out of the blue 
into the blue 
and carve a little time 
 carve out a little time 

a nonplace 
a waste land 
a shot in the dark
 a hideout 
 a vague spot 
a float to embark 

7.
verses in four-four diffusing through the ceiling 
landing on the floor of my nursery 

 cardboard drum set in the basement
 felt tip pen for life design 
draw up style with coloured marker
 broom stick guitar pave my way 

 and the river ran before we sang this song 
the river ran before we sang 
 and in the end it will go on 

 memories of sound, initial spark appealing 
 generate a cloud, a cloud of sound till now 

 back then, back then, your friends went out 
 your friends went out to the brook to play
 but till today from far away 
i still can hear the brook in your playin' 

and the river ran before we sang this song 
the river ran before we sang 
 and in the end it will go on 
the river ran before we sang 
 and when we end it will go on
8.
everything burns 
 everything burns
 you're building up
 building things up 
 while everything burns

 you're putting things up
 crumble and crush 
you're burning inside
 burn and rise up
 cause flames take and give
 everything burn s

everything ends everything ends
 but you're starting again
 again and again
9.
life is a game of bliss and dirt 
let's go for broke, let's bet our shirt
 life is a game declare the rules
 a gambling game, we call the tune

 one guy is selling hope by generating fears 
 one guy has money work for him, but how can money work?
 picking other peoples excess, gambling other peoples dreams 
 don't understand, don't understand, don't understand a lot of things 

 life is a game of bliss and dirt.. 

one guy collecting bottles, one guy collecting interest
 why does the one who's working harder earn less money than the other? 
 polish other peoples silver, gambling other peoples dreams 
 don't understand, don't understand, don't understand a lot of things 

 life is a game of bliss and dirt ..

10.
placed in a vase - trying to root 
 stuck on a plate - needless to shoot 
 breaking the walls - sending out calls 
 you need a hand - you need a friend 

show me ways to grow - ways i do not know 
 take me out of here - wrapped in doubt and fear 
 got no means to go - find no sense to grow
 
from sentiments to sediments
 sentiments to sediments

 too many people - looking at you 
 no place to run to - in public view 
framed in a camera - caged in a frame
 those greedy eyes - measure your fame
 
 beautiful flower - i brake the vase 
now i see how ya - temptet your fate
is this your last wish? your dying wish?
 needed a hand - needed a friend 

from sentiments to sediments
 you need a friend
11.
Overweight 03:39
i want to dump a part of me 
 get rid of me, get rid of me 
 before that part wants to dump me 
 create a space for .. i don't know 
 welcome the strange and let it go
 
 get rid of me, get rid of me 
i'm wrecking idle parts of me.. 

at times the only way to be 
 is breaking up with your old me 

 get rid of me get rid of me 
i'm wrecking idle parts of me.. 

i don't need that shade of me 
 don't need the overweight of me 
i give myself the go-by 
 my gloomy self the go-by .. 

get rid of me, get rid of me ..
12.
Your Egos 02:51
don't run rings around yourself 
don't defame your past-time creed
 don't be blasé to your future me
 you were and are and you will be

 three souls are lurking in your breast 
one day they shall encounter 
 an old bull, a bullock, a newborn will meet

 your egos shall encounter 
 beware of what you feed them
 you're not yet wet behind the ears 
now you stay true to your ideals 
stay true to your ideals 

you're yesterday, today, tomorrow
 you were and are and you will be
 devoted to yourself you stand 
 devoted to yourself you fall
 don't be holier than a choir 
 hear your egos clash 

 your egos shall encounter 
one day they shall encounter
 you're not yet wet behind the ears 
 now you stay true to your ideals
 stay true to your ideals

 stick to your love line 
 go for your grit
 go where your hunch goes 
stick to that bit 

 don't run rings around yourself ..
13.
Beside 02:55
i don't like what everybody likes 
 nobody likes what i like 
i like those things that nobody likes 
 and stay beside the point 
people go where other people go 
i'm living in oblivion 
 and ending up in nowhere 
i stay beside the point 
i get lost in details 
i like minor matters 
 the things i do don't matter 
i like little things silent, fragile, overlooked 
 i come and pick it up 
i lift it up against the sky 
 and tell you that's the point 
that's the point.. 

i get lost in details 
i like minor matters 
the things i do .. matter 
i like little things

about

Comparisons between musicians and painters don't usually work. But biographical parallels are not unusual. And just as some paintings place their creators in a particular period in their creative lives, there are also musicians who can look back on distinct creative phases. F.S.Blumm is one such musician.

Now F.S.Blumm is entering a new phase of his creativity which one could call his nonchalant phase. Although the first few bars of his new album do sound like an echo of the deep seriousness in his studio albums with Nils Frahm. Besides a few guitar chords and the suggestion of a xylophone in the background there is nothing but the wide spaces between them. Fine almost random sounding noises are remotely reminiscent of the era of his experimental instrumental concerts with classical guitar. Then the voice comes into play and everything changes. Laid back F.S.Blumm sings with a combination of urgency and relaxation. His voice sounds like he's standing right beside the listener, singing straight into your ear. At the same time its unobtrusive. The piece sounds touching and intimate. This is the way how „Handle Bar“ the opening track on his new album „Welcome“ is delivered.

If an artist as experienced and multifaceted as this calls his new album „Welcome“ that really says something. Many years ago the composer and instrumental musician F.S.Blumm was already active as a songwriter. He wrote songs for three duos in which he played with various singers: Bobby And Blumm with Bobby Baby, Old Splendifolia with Jana Plewa and finally Jonsson Gille & Blumm. Now for the first time since he started making music, he is singing his own songs himself. Which is like a journey back to his roots – back to his childhood bedroom with a songbook and his first guitar. With „Sounds of Silence“ and „Sister Ray“ day in day out.

With every song on „Welcome“ new doors of association are opened. The second track „New Day“ uses reverb laden drums and hymical harmonies to great effect. But F.S.Blumm always manages to make the grandiose still sound grounded. Rather than spreading himself too thin, he prefers to explore the depths.
There we find the relaxed and erotically crackling „Going Away“, the optimistic „Initial Spark“ and the casual „Overweight“. Blumm is ever traversing the field between greatness and modesty, sophisticated melodies and recordings which are like the extremely condensed sound of a cassette recorder. This aesthetic permeates the entire album.

With „Welcome“ F.S.Blumm has perfected the imperfect. Where other producers filter out the noise, pops and crackles, Blumm does the exact opposite. He reverses the roles of desired and undesirable sound.
What remains are songs like sculptures left in the wake of acoustic tracks.

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credits

released November 10, 2017

all songs by FRANK SCHÜLTGE BLUMM (Berlin 2017)

backing vocals by:

CHRISTOPHER REITMAIER (From Sentiments To Sediments)

ELLA BLIXT (Beauty's My Summary / Initial Spark / Going Away)

GUIDO MÖBIUS (Overweight / Initial Spark) 

MADELEINE JONSSON GILLE (Everything Burns)

MICHAŁ BIELA (Don't Understand / New Day)

drums by:

MANUEL CHITTKA (Beside) 

SVEN KACIREK (New Day / From Sentiments To Sediments / Going Away / Beauty's My Summary)


marimba by:

SVEN KACIREK (Handle Bar / Overweight)

Everything Burns and Beside were originally released digitally under the name of Jonsson Gille & Blumm

Front-Cover-Artwork by Ansgar Wilken

Design by Anne Fehse

Mastering by Mike Grinser at Manmade Mastering, Berlin

Published by Autopilot Music Publishing

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