Lighthouse Madness

by The Hidden Sea

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The Hidden Sea is the maritime alter ego of Herbst in Peking.

"I see myself as all mankind in prison, with hands outstretched
to lanterns by the ocean." Malcolm Lowry

... Schöne, düstere, schwere Songs, gestochen scharf produziert und von Joswigs warmer, tiefer Stimme getragen, die sich wie ein mattschwarzer Kokon um die Musik legt. Zur Joswig’schen Rezitation des Benn-Poems »O Nacht« möchte man Kinder zeugen oder aus dem Fenster springen.
Jürgen Winkler (melodie & rhythmus)

credits

released November 11, 2011

Thor Sten Beckmann - electric guitar
Pegman - electric guitar
Hans Narva - bass
Rex Joswig - voice
Johnny Vintage - virtual drumming
Little Star Shiru - voice on The Silencer

words by Paul Celan (1) Gottfried Benn (6) Bert Papenfuß (9)
Leon Payne (10) Rex Joswig (2/3/4/5/7/8/11)
music by The Hidden Sea (2/4/7/8/9/11) Alex Istschenko (5/7)
Trötsch (3) Leon Payne (10) St. Scholz (6)
recorded & arranged by Thor Sten Beckmann at Beckdraft
& Narva Studio Berlin, winter 2010/11
mastered at Calyx Berlin
produced by Torsten Beckmann
co-produced by Hans Narva & Rex Joswig
artwork by Eisenstein & Schalinski

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Herbst in Peking Berlin, Germany

Born in East-Berlin 1987
Named after a novel by french author Boris Vian
Active on stage from 1987-2000
4 albums, 5 EPs
Reloaded in 2010 to continue the work
Latest release SPLITTER DER SCHÖPFUNG
(PekingRecords/
Moloko+)
April 2016
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Track Name: The Silencer
The Silencer


I am the silencer
I am the pale moonlighter
I am a last lost soul
Are you with me tonight?

I am the silencer
The whisperer of lightning
A crawling king snake
In the empire of mud

I am the silencer
I am the short wave rider
The Flying Dutchman
With the 1000 eyes wide shut

The handkerchiefs are wet
Dancehall days are over
So what’s left, when the curtain falls
And chaos is the number of all order

I am the silencer
The whisperer of lightning
A crawling king snake
In the empire of mud

Black metal rain falls
Crispy on my forehead
Like a million little knifes

The moon rolls like an opium ball
In the Central Station hall
A sonic boom of Elvis just arrives

And I’m the silencer
I am the pale moonlighter
I am a last lost soul
Are you with me tonight?

The handkerchiefs are wet
Dancehall days are over
So what’s left, when the curtain falls
And chaos is the number of all order

© Rex Joswig (Pink Bass Edition)
Track Name: Prince of Light
Prince Of Light

Bloody candles light my soul
Lonely hearts without a role
Dogs are barking, got no answer
Bells are ringing, midnight hour
And I`m the lonely dancer

Sister midnight, run with me
The edge of light breaks vanity
Sister midnight, let me in
You rule the club of deadly sin

Sister midnight, run with me
The edge of light breaks vanity
Sister midnight, shake the ground
You run the empire of sound

Listen to me and not to TV
Move my body into angry sea
The smoking moon it turns to be
Like getting lost in misery

The city cries, the anchorman lies
And darkly falls a dream into the ground

Listen to me and not to TV

The city bleeds circles of ice
And from downtown an army of flies
The Prince of Light he speaks to me
In silent towers I can hear the thunder
Of my roaring destiny

Sister midnight run with me
The edge of light breaks vanity

Sister midnight let me in
You rule the club of deadly sin

Sister midnight shake the ground
You run the empire of sound

Mesmerize me
Hypnotize me
Recognize me
Mesmerize me
Hypnotize me

RJ
Track Name: Drowning Fool
Drowning Fool

My true I
Does not know my name
It wears a secret
Like an ever burning flame
Searched for pearls
On a ship of fools
Played dirty chess
With other people´s rules

So come on
Says the gamblin man
All or nothing
As best as you can
Let´s have a look at the surprise
Let´s get lost in sonic tumbling dice
So come on
So come on

My true I
Does not know my name
Like a passenger
In a never landing plane
My blue eyes could blind the sun
I´m free because
I´m always on the run

The night runs out
For a brandnew tool
Another deck of cards
For a drowning fool
Who counts the hours
Who cleans the pool
A grain of sand is left
For a drowning fool

My true I
Does not know my name
Like a zombie
In someone elses game
Searched for pearls
On a ship of fools
Played dirty chess
With other people´s rules

So come on
Says the gambling man
All or nothing
As best as you can
Let´s have a look at the surprise
In this room sweet bird of youth
Throws the lucky dice
So come on
So come on

My true I
Does not know my name
Like a passenger
In a never landing plane
Without a doubt I walk the line
The very next U-Turn
Should be mine

A life burns out
Like a Son House Blues
Another deck of cards
For a drowning fool
Who counts the hours
Who cleans the pool
Another demon sucks
Another game to choose

O Mama gimme help
I´m a drowning fool

O Mama ...
A drowning fool

RJ
Track Name: Swansea in April/Troublemaker
swansea in april

say cut and flood
the boat of shame
to fresh the doom
and pay the rain
Track Name: Over the Moon
Over The Moon

When you miss the morning train
There is no one else to blame
When the moon is on the screen
We are riding the dolphin
Someone else will call us mad
Why are people all so sad
There´s no direction I can walk
What do all the people talk
About in their little holes
And the television glows
While the stars are licking gold
Me & my friends we´re walking cold
On the road of no return
All lighthouses they will burn
When the storm comes over you
And all the soap
You´re walking through
Is not half of your response
Could you help us, Mr. Bond?
There´s only nothingness to hold
I saw the future being folded
In a little box - fooling me,
I won´t get old
But in my cellar there are clowns
Even more than I have thrilled
A fate might not be fullfilled
The jukebox plays another song
It´s up to you nothing is wrong
Nothing is true
Everything is navyblue
And my dear, we´re close to thee
We are like pirates
Gliding over the hidden sea

Dreams turn vivid
In the morning dew
What am I supposed to do
In that scene
A lightning strikes
My heart goes boom
I guess that I am
Over the moon

RJ
Track Name: Doors of Terror
Doors Of Terror

I came all the way from Baikonur
Didn’t know what I came for
I came all the way from Kriwoi Rog
To offer you a culture shock

Didn’t come for money instead of honey
Didn’t come for fame instead of blame
Didn’t come for titty instead of pity
For liberty of property means poverty

Doors of terror – doors of shame
Doors of error – doors of rot & blame
Doors of terror to break through
Walls leaving nothing but throbbing stones

My name is Bazooka
I don’t need you
To open the door
Cos I came myself
Therefore for sure

I came for a simple mistake
That somebody had to undertake
I came for a symphony of anarchy
To the dirty gate of hell & hate

Didn’t come for money instead of honey
Didn’t come for fame instead of blame
Didn’t come for titty instead of pity
For liberty of property means poverty

Doors of terror – doors of Odin
Doors of error – doors of Thor
Doors of terror to break through
Walls leaving nothing but throbbing stones

My name is Bazooka
I don’t need you
To open the door
Cos I came myself
Therefore for sure

Bert Papenfuß