Escapist Partisans

by Stars in Coma

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1.
Miles Away 03:23
miles away from the warmth of my childhood songs they don't hit me that hard these days (ooh)there's no escape from my endless duties (ooh) they push me back into the cage each night be here by my side, I need some comfort in my life be here by my side in a messed up flat, far away from the glimmering strands of my mind, still romanticizing the past way too much my head keeps spinning until it finally comes off the alarm clock keeps ringing until I die remain here by my side, I need some comfort in my life remain here by my side
2.
I want to believe that normies don't control the world but as I sat beside him he just looked at me and said "you crazy red-head, just leave me alone" He told me to just leave the bus go back to where you came from I said your life is all too valuable, André to throw away on worry holes my path would change so dramatically Now I see, my future is framed in a wedding suit they're high-fiving me I finally gave in and it felt so good Now I see, my future is framed in the community, we're all the same I finally gave in and it felt so good down to the center of the earth you know, it's nothing if not cool I want to stay in this old borderland here they are approving of me for making sense for once Now I see my future is framed told a joke, then i went home I finally gave in and it felt so good Now I see my future framed with a suit and tie, incredibly drunk I finally gave in and it felt so good
3.
I waved my white flag but you vehicle was already gone I appeared alone on your previous address so I pictured your return back in the city where we both belong it's embarassing that we don't get along I know, you need to be unobstructed and alone with your imaginary maladies I looked to the sea, to find some peace but what is endless gazing to me when you're not here beside me anymore I walked in the woods to alter my mood but what is aimless wandering to me when you're not here beside me anymore We used to be close oh we could be again but your long history of obnoxious outbursts weights me down makes it harder to be supportive of you I looked to the sea, to find some peace but what is endless gazing to me when you're not here beside me anymore I walked in the woods to alter my mood but what is aimless wandering to me when you're not here beside me anymore
4.
Let's settle down here but stepping into the norm no, it won't make me whole like when I lost all my friends to the Victorian hole now I'm all alone in your widowed house I cannot see the future clear except when it's a sunkissed highway that is leading nowhere And to see all my plans and life goals destroyed in the great fire So sad to watch my loved ones breaking down again I don't know what I'm writing about but it seems to be about my selfish struggle again someone wrote his lover's name in the wind but it won't mean anything when the world goes on without them I cannot see the future clear except that it's a foggy highway that is leading nowhere And then to see all my plans and life goals destroyed in the great fire and all my loved ones dying from terminal diseases again
5.
they're burning all the righteous people to the sound of the Free Design in my dream, you and me could just shake our asses to live just another day to live just another day to live just to see another day Hope that they're gone, in the morning One morning, sadness hit me so fast far from the safe tourist passage, with my face looking scared They're not taking any prisoners yet but the soldiers ask way too many questions no need to mention the structural coda but you're making the same mistake again and again yeah you can call us escapist partisans but you're still making us mad Hope that you're gone, in the morning I'm fucking tired of all the posers believing they can substitute ideology with identity just because they are too lazy to think
6.
Ten Years 03:13
stars falling again in this endless suicide month girlfriend tells me to wake up soon I'll be throwing away this jacket why don't you reinvent yourself in the springtime ten years from now, we'll be nostalgic about this day ten years from now, we'll be different, still the same in this totalitarian sea of ours we're the obsolete species now that everybody's living Lutheran lives me I'm running out of work morale there's just brutality at the horizon another death sentence signed Why do you even care ten years ago, I was different still the same like everyone else ten years ago, I was such a youthful mess blue-eyed and whimsical Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
7.
Everyone's a bitter know-it-all destroying someone else's confidence I just need one final salute before I grow concerned So take my hand now I want to be near you all the time My personal trauma is long gone but the world is still failing all the time why is it we think safety's created by breeding more airheads The younger generation grew up faster than us So take my hand now I want to be near you all the time My personal trauma is long gone but the world is still failing all the time
8.
You're not innocent even though you sometimes seem good-hearted writing down your poems instead of participating look outside, then move to your bed the city is not in flames today But I feel guilt too so much that it clouds my path makes it hard to see all the possible doorways they are almost within reach but unviewable to my eyes you see, it's all much too late for us I'm not panicking in this sea of fuckups let's swim to the oily shoreline let's switch to the grassy highlands to take out the hysteria to sort out the mighty impressions But still I feel guilt so much that it slows down my system makes me hard to reach all the possible doorways are within reach but ungraspable to my hands you see, it's all much too late for us
9.
Tuesday's fleeting, no objection I'm the coldest mountain still I'm free now to do what I want and use up all your money the car you drove was always red I was your son far too long still I'm free now to do what I want and reject this sad device If I want, you have no influence over me only metaphysically I'm free, but I could have used your advice Lost to the endless sea of thousand wills Lost to the raging freedom of one millennia soul The porcelain ducks that you hated so much Every object that I brought is ugly to your eyes Still I really don't care that much about dusty artifacts, the memories managed to sting me anyway
10.
Down at the Metro, putting in my after work hours I feel mildly deserted staring down on my phone to read the headlines about the new world bosses see, you were rich once but now a flamboyant index finger is all I can see leading your crypto-fascist army day and night giving those hopeless people some light I want to live in simpler stories I heard a long time ago now they feel obsolete, oh oh oh I woke up to the harsh reality and not to those stories you told me long time ago now I'm just confused with age comes nothingness, it's clear to me this life is not a fairytale when you're good-hearted, you won't be rewarded instead just ignored but I can do with some gold coins and a weak mind to exploit then I would let him secure my gates no needy beggars would enter my glorious estate that place is all mine but I wanted to believe... in that romantic saga that you told me long ago but I can't no no no I woke up to the harsh reality and not to those rosy colors I painted long ago now I'm just confused, oh oh oh with age comes a sense of nothingness like I've embedded my heart in aluminum foil I'm hunting grander views, ohohoh to feel excited again I want to drink myself to sleep don't want to see the burning debris they nearly destroyed us again but I will live on to take it all in

about

Musically, as well as lyrically, Stars in Coma's seventh album Escapist Partisans is a strikingly introspective project. People who are already familiar with André’s music know that his sense for melody never dwindles – few songwriters are as talented when it comes to composing dark hooks in the key of minor (take a listen to ”Subtraction Exercises” for example) – but on this album, the atmospheric soundscapes, the impulsive chord sequences, and the sharp twists and turns are explored at an even deeper level than ever before.

It’s like stepping aboard a meandering tour of the protagonist’s subliminal house of mirrors, in which a new, oftentimes distorted, reflection of the mind appears behind every corner. Daniel Örtegren’s strong saxophone efforts, such as in "Ten Years", create associations to the musical theme of Taxi Driver, during which the audience follows Travis Bickle’s slow mental demise against the backdrop of a New York City in atrophy.

"I do not know what I'm writing about, but it seems to be about my selfish struggle," Andre laments in "The Victorian Sinkhole." It's about irrepressible inner voices, a narcissistic game that more often than not escalates into claustrophobia inside the subject’s head. As we approach the last track on the album, "Chalet Saudade", there’s a sudden turn, however: "I woke up to a harsh reality, not to all those stories you told me a long time ago." An awakening from the mental chaos takes place, as our hero’s gaze suddenly turns away from the psychotic – towards a society that can no longer be ignored.

-Moonport Recordings

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released August 25, 2017

Music and production by André Brorsson. Recorded in Moonport Studios between 2014 and 2017.

Nicolas Bonneyrat - drums on "Dream Up My Future" and "Subtraction Exercises"

Daniel Örtegren Desai - saxophone on "Dream Up My Future", "Ten Years" and "Traumatized Goods"

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Stars in Coma Sweden

Since its formation in 2006, Stars in Coma has released a prolific stream of albums and EPs, and toured several countries around the world. The band’s productions, spanning six full length albums to date, draw inspiration from a variety of genres, including guitar rock, disco, funk and semi-electronic pop. ... more

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