The Hunger & The Ghost

by Esprin

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Stilistisch bricht diese Platte jegliche Szenen und Genres der momentanen Musikszene und vereint Einflüsse aus den 90ern und dem Milleniumwechsel mit der Progression
verschiedener Nischengenres und Arrangements jenseits des Mainstreams, zusammengefasst in einem modernen, dicken und rohen Sound.

Thematisch behandelt The Hunger & The Ghost jegliche Formen der Konsum- und Besitzgeilheit der neuen Moderne: Verlust, Gier, Macht, Liebe und soziale Differenzen, basierend auf der Legende der Gaki - Hungergeister, die der japanischen Mythologie nach für Ihr extrem gieriges und materialistisches Leben nach dem Tod mit einem ewigen Hunger bestraft werden, der nur durch die Einnahme von Exkrementen und Leichen für kurze Zeit gestillt werden kann.

Esprin stehen mit The Hunger & The Ghost im Alternative/metal Bereich fern vom Whatevercore und gerade angesagten Trends und konzentrieren sich primär auf die atmosphärische, beinahe cineastische aber vor allem authentische Wirkung der Songs und deren Inhalten. Es geht hier nicht darum, besonders fett und angepasst zu sein, sondern um vollen musikalischen Ausdruck und Experimentierfreude.

The Hunger & The Ghost wurde komplett im eigenen ALLCAPSRAGE Studio aufgenommen und produziert.
Das Album ist vorerst nur als digital release auf iTunes, Amazon, Zune und Google Music erhältlich, sowie hier auf Bandcamp.

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released February 29, 2012

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Track Name: IAM
close the door, repeat the numbers like before
tell me more and I won‘t listen
construct the sight, reject the eyes and sleep again
we have to leave we have to run so we can breathe again

control the blame
solve the riddle, grab your guns and pray
sustain the shame and speak no more

get your cards, retrieve the question
hide your scars and keep the lesson

so tell me more, just like before
tell me more and I won‘t listen

this is a red day
and you will remember me

and we will take this horizon down
and we will burn all the seas
the last memorial shall fall
but you will remember me

this is a red day
and you will remember me

twist a coin, I‘m never home
Track Name: Seneca
this is not an act of courage
if the world could see, it would deny it
so could you put this fire out
take your names and be quiet

you soke my lights into your chest
you push the river it‘s best
you‘re the last at the king‘s throne

so the statue has to fall
let the last wave just take you all
have you ever seen us fall so far?

see the sluts drown in their shards
bleeding dry in their glory
and I could pull a thousand cards
and you could talk to me in broken mornings

slow in silk the pictures flow
the time ran out so you should go
the sun bleeds, the day‘s awake
and I will leave, for god‘s sake
and I won‘t come back

I will slow my steps down, I will stop and watch now
how the tide will take you in, and the hours start to spin
show - how far can you swim?
how long can you keep your breath in?
now...

slow down, we all have to burn
keep your eyes sharp and the distance clean
I know what you have seen

you can‘t save anything, don‘t talk to me about rejection

lift your eyes to broken hopes
to illusions and fictive quotes (no)
your water is a fake
you burts and then you break (no)

shut up, I am in control, I am sick of your commands

we all have to burn

you‘re not different, you‘re not better than me
you talk in circles and fall back beyond the sea

the diamond promise, the silent longing
the beauty you know - unseen

you obey the wrong

and I will slow my steps down, I will stop and watch now
how the tide will take you in and the hours start to spin
show - how far can you swim?
how long can you keep your breath in?

I have nothing set for the tide
I have nothing left for your pride

I will slow my steps down, I will stop and watch now
Track Name: Wake
oh, could you please sleep
as long as you can
the lights outside are dangerous

and your eyes...

oh could you just breathe,
please breathe on forever
‘cause I don‘t want to see you die

and your eyes...

oh, the day is coming
oh, the day‘s awake
don‘t look at the rain outside
it tries to confuse us

the sparrows follow the sun
the sparrows follow the sun!

wake from the depths of your fear
And I will not leave you alone
I will not leave you

and your eyes...

tell me, can you see
that we have no guilt in us

we came here to stay, so let us go away

we fall right into the waves
this shall be our great escape

(we give away)

we came here to stay, so let us go away

go away, give away
Track Name: Acrux
spin the circle
through the sun now
the hollow streets fall back to none

scream and settle
breathe and follow
our eyes are burnt by the sun

push your eyes aside
pull your head back in
and cry...

noone‘s waiting, there is noone at the shore

it‘s all plaid, it‘s all plaid
we have nothing left to see
turn down the lights
the reflection blinds me
your clothes are dry now
so please leave my room
it‘s all said, it‘s all said
we have nothing more to say
it‘s all said, it‘s all said
we have nothing more to say

lay down your hands
we are in control
lay down your hands
and we‘ll take it all

we sing a forgotten song about the last kid, that could have won
and so
we sing a forgotten song about the last kid, that could have won

so sing for me again
Track Name: Houston
I know we can‘t breathe anymore
so take your name and go
compare me to the blind ones
show me how you cry and teach me so

I am ready, I‘ve brought my blame
now let us leave the world in shame
let us burn our names
let us burn

control me
‘cause we can‘t breathe no more
control me
‘cause we have no names anymore

control the sky
I can‘t waste my eyes anmore
embrace the tide
let me drown on this shore
again

I can‘t waste my time anymore
so ask the sun to wake the shore
let the horizon go down in flames
so there shall we leave our names

there is no control for us
there are no more skies to breathe
and we will burn the sun in trust
so please, let us leave

control me
‘cause we can‘t breathe no more
control me
‘cause we have no names anymore

control the sky
I can‘t waste my eyes anmore
embrace the tide
let me drown on this shore
again


spin my eyes, so I can see you
spin my eyes, so I can see inside
spill my eyes, so I can breathe you
spill my eyes and bleed me dry
Track Name: Elephant
could you bring up a reason
for us to stay away from this rain
put your smile and your needs on
so we can find a place to remain

slow the world down
give us some time to look around
let the tide rise
stand upon the sea and try not to drown

the blame is here, it said our names
but we can‘t go until we embrace the waves

so let us run
let us see the sun
now

calm your hands
watch the tide rise
the flags are hanging high
slow down your heart
look at the skies
there are the words
that I deny

we killed the elephant in the room
we killed the elephant
Track Name: Rats & Crackers
sleep around me
slowly drowning
the world divides your eyes
the world divides your eyes
the world divides your eyes
keep them close to your lies

through my eyes I can see no more

drug the demons
spin them through me
let them dance and burn inside
keep your concience
spell the numbers
and quietly push me aside

in the fire - let down and let go
in the fire - slow down and swallow

you love to think, that you will never die
you wrap yourself into this wish

through my eyes I can see no more

let my lungs bleed
watch the time now
secretly evolving through
spin the circle
through the sun now
the streets I‘ve known are up to you

in the fire - let down and let go
in the fire - slow down and swallow

you love to think, that you will never die
you wrap yourself into this wish

If we could hide our eyes
we could walk through
if we could cut our lives
then we could lie, too

I want no concentration
shut up, I‘m in control
I want no concentration
shut up, I‘m in control

I want no concentration
shut up, I‘ve lost control
I want no concentration
shut up, I‘ve lost control

you love to think, that you will never die
you wrap yourself into this wish
Track Name: A Thousand Days
prepare the streets
we have to leave
the rain has come
so let us breathe

show me your hunger
deny the red
all I‘ve been
is just all I‘ve said

how could I forget?

set the lights up
today we‘ll disappear
we are leaving
we‘re not staying here

repeat the sun
surround the blame
and we could run
escape the same

how could I forget?

burn the statue down
you are what you‘ve shown
so let us run and drown
we‘re never going home

control the lights
embrace the waves
leave your eyes
and blind the shades

we are never going home
not anymore

show me your hunger
deny the red
all I‘ve been
is just all I‘ve said

so let the rain come
and take us away
Track Name: The Milgram Paradigm
step ahead into your sloth
paint your face in greacy red
and please tender smile at me today

shake your heart, let it twitch
spend your your eyes and spare the stitch
watch those whores fuck themselves away

whatever it takes - I‘m ready to pay
whatever it takes - I‘m ready to pay
whatever it takes - prepare for today
let the sun rise

grid your teeth, speak no more
lift your hands and walk away
I am so blaming you today

so fuck yourselves and get fucked
fuck around, you‘re so fucked up
fuck yourselves and get fucked
fuck around, you‘re so fucked up

whatever it takes - I‘m ready to say
whatever it takes - I‘m ready to say
whatever it takes - prepare for today
let the sun rise

dance
dance in the fire
bleed out for me
dance
dance in the fire
and your name will fade away

suck those dicks just like you did back then in school
suck those dicks just like you did back in school

and if you fall, we all fall
and when you fall, I‘ll stand up again
and if you fall, we all fall
and when you fall, I swear I‘ll stand up again
the metaphor is lost
Track Name: Twist The Sea
can I still breathe, can I still breathe
when my lungs are cut?
can I still leave, can I still leave
when you can not?
wait...

oh, what a thief at the door
oh god, what a selfish round score
we all collide, we all breathe so clear
so take my control and disappear

but you can‘t follow me
into the hollow sea

so please repeat my name
and burn all the thieves in blame
oh please could you explain me
how the fuck could you remain here?

but you can‘t follow me
into the hollow sea
noone can follow me

there is a crack in the spine
an hour in line
the chimes are steady
the knives are ready

conpare me, refuse me, surround me, confuse me

let me go, let me go
let me go and follow
Track Name: Spin
so every word completes your pride
and I could write them all down
the door is open and the twist inside
is just another measure in the case to spin me around

it‘s all yours
so take it away
it‘s all yours
release me

so take your name and take your lies
I can‘t ever remeber my time
so set the blame and say that tonight
we are all going down, down to shine

it‘s all yours
so take it away
it‘s all yours
release me

it‘s all yours
so just take it away
it‘s all yours
release me

surround me, this place is now yours
deny me and I deny your remorse

embrace the silence now
embrace the silence now
this place is now yours
this place is now yours

it‘s all yours
Track Name: Spill The Rain
can you hear the water slowing down for you
the hands you know are falling straight
so go waste yourself, so go waste yourself

can you see the sun, it‘s bleeding out for you
just leave your keys and run
and go waste yourself, just go waste yourself

I can‘t see, I can‘t sleep
I will never come back for you
I can‘t see, I can‘t sleep
I will never come back for you
I can‘t see, I can‘t sleep
I will never come back for you
I can‘t see, I can‘t sleep
I will never come back for you

(surround me)

I am not done
Track Name: As We Leave
the streets are empty
the lights are numb
so calm your hands
slow down your heart

until it‘s done, until we‘re gone

spin the blame
rewind the time
dry your eyes
and shine

until it‘s done, until we‘re gone