A Book In My Hand (Remastered 2020)

by SoundDiary

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1.
Boy1: "Tonight we will retrieve the things that they stole from us - they'll have to make amends. This will be our ticket to a new life - just you and me my friend. Will you take my hand?" Boy2: "Sure I sit in on this we'll break these chains. We'll find a place where nothing but freedom remains." Boy1: "So I expect you to be there! You know about the place, the time and the action plan. You'll forget about the lack of care that you're suffering from. You’ll become a man." Boy2: "I'm dying to get out of here - let's go! Tonight we are the ones to make a row!" Policeman1: "We could climb the social ladder! Policeman2: "I'm afraid." Policeman1: "That doesn't matter!" Why don't you turn your face to me? We wouldn’t meet at mercury…
2.
My truth slowly fading away, away, away Colorful spaces we built are turning into grey I have to leave them now I want to embrace a new world order to come will I be safe? Fragile is the new stable We lose our plans still we transcend hidden doors where we find Freedom in our hearts I kiss you You hold me tight I can rely on you
3.
Making love with our eyes, I lose myself My head on your shoulder my back on your back my breath with your breath in silence all that we are in silence Waking up next to you, your unexpected abandon is making me crazy and smiles we exchange in silence all that we are in silence As my world comes closer to yours I’m counting shining doors that open For one moment we can share endless joy as rules got broken Waiting for the day to come to let go what together we built and alone I recall when truth we explored in silence all that we are in silence As my world comes closer to yours I’m counting shining doors that open For one moment we can share endless joy as rules got broken I don’t want this day to end as joyfull we lay down Creating the memories of two unknown lovers taking – giving – letting go
4.
Waiting for new days to come trying to get closer to you And still we are strangers and we run hiding from the madness to come Waiting for new days to come trying to get closer to you living in the future, living in the past Where is my now? My now to hide in? All my safe places, all my fairy tales - forgotten legends in these days of the storm. Let me in - I need your protection Dancing like circles in the sun We will be together at last Waiting for new days to come trying to get closer to you
5.
They say they 're aware of the commercial crisis. They try to lock possessions with safety devices. They care about how they can get a higher pension. They see in every good will the ugly intention. They fear that they could lose a very good position. They fight against their feelings and their intuition. They want to save our hides but only empty-handed. They feel that the economy must be expanded. Nevertheless, no other place to go. Nevertheless, no other place to hide. Nevertheless, there is a constant fear. Nevertheless... and it won't disappear! They say that the inflation rate has to be lowered. They try to have their homes completely solar-powered. They care about some transcendental meditations. They see all the oppression in the foreign nations. They fear to lose the perfect little world around them. They fight against the people who are causing mayhem. They want another leader they can really trust in. They feel that every day is getting more disgusting. Nevertheless, no other place to go. Nevertheless, no other place to hide. Nevertheless, there is a constant fear. Nevertheless... and it won't disappear! Still I'm trying to believe, that it's something good what they attempt to achieve. Still I'm trying to deny, that life's just a threat before the day that I die.
6.
Did they drown you boy? and did they leave you with their pain? Did they neglect you boy? with all your hopes and your dreams And did they drown you boy? For all their mistakes They are still drowning me, drowning me in so many ways. They are still keeping me, lost, in their trace. So take my hand. We gonna leave this place. And now I will go where you lead me to you and your love. I will follow like a river goes his way.
7.
Another dull thought comes into my mind. Sit here and wait for my brain wave to come. Desperately claiming myself to find an answer inside a bubble-gum. Senselessly chewing I'm making a vow: Never be different than anyone else, difference means effort - anyhow. And effort is something that rarely sells. So I am figuring out what it is all about: Don't ever let it affect me inside, keep the safe distance and I'll be all right, rational thoughts set my mind at ease, I'm just indifferent and do as I please. Here is my commandment, here is my prayer: Worship my god of indifference today. And never mind as a global player he gives you safety, in every way. Settled and calm in his holy shrine he closes the trap-door over your heart. Count your belongings and just feel fine, there's no one like you that can be so smart. So you are figuring out what it is all about: Don't ever let it affect you inside, keep the safe distance and you'll be all right, rational thoughts set your mind at ease, just be indifferent and do as you please.
8.
Empty pages – mirror-like – are staring back at him. Reflections of a hidden world and suddenly shoots a rim. Into his withered consciousness – a shot that causes pain Reveals this well-known loneliness and turns snow into rain… Rainbrain – soulhole – smartheart – integrity Touchscreen – loophole – smartass – fertility Teamwork – homework – clockwork – consciousness Snowshow – trytear – spycry – insanity You go through the pages A holodramatic experience, well-known for ages. A chapter’s been written, a book has been sold. I’m loving a star and I’m puking on gold. F**k all the patterns, the music, the tune, the words and the phrases, the poems of June. What counts and what matters can neither be said nor written, composed, performed or played. You go through the pages A hologrammatic experience, well-known for ages. A chapter’s been written, a book has been sold. I’m loving a star and I’m puking on gold. Lines in the sand a book in my hand Its sound takes me to a place where I meet you…
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SoundDiary's second album.
Originally released in 2014 via digibrane.
Remastered by Dejan Mandic in 2020.

REVIEWS:
www.dprp.net/reviews/2016-013#sounddiary2
progcritique.com/sounddiary-a-book-in-my-hand/
www.betreutesproggen.de/2015/04/sounddiary-a-book-in-my-hand/

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released April 20, 2020

All songs by SoundDiary (SD)

Lukas Staudinger - vocals, guitars
Hannes Pichlmann - vocals, guitars, flute, glockenspiel
Stefan Pichlmann - keyboards and programming, hammond
Martin Ratzka - bass guitar, radio noises
Clemens Langbauer - acoustic and electronic-drums, percussion

Guest Musicians:

Maracatu Minimal:
Timon Thalwitzer, David Reger, Clara Wieblitz, Felicitas Denk/
concept & arrangement by D. Reger & T. Thalwitzerck [track 2]
Sebastian Graf – soprano saxophone, alto saxophone, clarinet [track 4 + 9]
David Reger – didgeridoo [track 7]
Julia Jaklin – violin [track 8 + 9]
Stefan Fleischer – viola [track 8 + 9]
Sebastian Kargl – cello [track 8 + 9]
Georg Schmelzer-Ziringer – double bass [track 8 + 9]
Christian Kettner – tenor saxophone [track 9]

Reprise composed by Stefan Pichlmann and Sebastian Graf

Recorded by Dejan Mandic and Max Dahm @ Schallrauschstudios/Vienna

Drumrecording @ Westbahnstudios/Vienna

Mixed by Christian Unger @ digibrane/Steyr
Remastered 2020 by Dejan Mandic

ArtDirection by SD
Artwork and Layout by Kat Pichlmann
Tattoo-FontDesign by Sophie K. M. Moser
Photos/People by Barbara Brandstätter @ Kostümraum/Christine Ludwig with: SD [1], SD-Lukas [2], Barbara Brandstätter u. SD-Clemens [3], Daniela Katrin Strobl u. SD-Lukas [4],
Edmina Felic u. Setare Seyyed-Hashemi u. SD-Hannes u. SD-Stefan [5], SD-Lukas [6], SD-Stefan [7], SD [8]
Photos/Landscapes by Dejan Mandic [Radio-Cover], Hannes Pichlmann [track 2], Raphael Reischuk/pixelio.de [track 4], Kat.P [track 1,3,4,5,6,7], Eleonore Gudmundsson [track 8]

Lyrics Proofreading by Mark Paul Hedley

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SoundDiary Vienna, Austria

Austrian
Prog-Rock Act
telling captivating stories
since 2007

MEMBERS:

Hannes Pichlmann: Vocals, Guitars

Stefan Pichlmann: Keyboards, Sampling

Merlin Hochmeier: Bass

Clemens Langbauer: Drums, Percussion


RELEASES:
Anamnesis -
Letter in a Bottle
(2019)
A Book In My Hand
(2014)
in_verse
(2010)

REVIEWS:
www.sounddiary.org/reviews
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