The Future In Reverse

by starfish64

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Peter Jones Thank you for this, it's gorgeous.

A stunning opening - mesmerising. The intricate mood continues into the second track. The third track moves in a slightly different direction, the pulse and mood changing and a darker tone coming in with some twists... classic.

We're taken in another different direction with the fourth track and we end with an epic. These last two have the closest feel to earlier albums, yet more intricate.

Production is excellent.

Do yourself a favour and buy it. :) Favorite track: Determination.
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released June 11, 2018

starfish64 is:
Dieter Hoffmann
Henrik Kropp
Martin Pownall
Dominik Suhl

with:
Kass Moody
Julie Pownall
Jan Thiede
Simon Triebel

Lyrics and basic compositions by Dieter Hoffmann with invaluable input in the final arrangements by all band members and guest players.

Voices: Dieter, Julie, Martin
Guitars: Dominik, Dieter, Martin, Jan, Simon
Basses: Martin, Kass
Mandolin: Nick
Glockenspiel: Jan
Keyboards: Dieter, Simon
Drums: Henrik
Anna discovered the butterfly

Production, mix and mastering: Dieter
Artwork: Henrik, Dieter
Photographs: Dieter and some moles

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starfish64 Germany

starfish64 was established in 2006 by German singer-songwriter Dieter Hoffmann. Originally intended to be a vehicle for his solo-work, starfish64 began recording and publishing in the singer-songwriter genre at first. Over the years, however, sound and compositions shifted more and more towards progressive and new art rock. Current Line-up:
D. H.
Henrik Kropp
Dominik Suhl
Martin Pownall
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Track Name: Yesterdays Favourite Smile
Yesterday’s favourite smile
Tomorrow’s sad remains
Yesterday’s best loved games
Tomorrow’s prison chains

Yesterday’s secret spot
Tomorrow’s nasty habit
Yesterday’s highest high
Tomorrow so damn low

Time and Time again
When the sky is clearing
One moment of bliss
Time and Time again

A voice from deep inside
Mirages of awareness
You see your own self
Time and time again

Yesterday’s favourite shot
In tomorrow’s hidden frame
Yesterday’s best intensions
Tomorrow’s selfish turn

Yesterday’s open arms
On tomorow’s burning bridges
Yesterday’s dearest gift
Might be tomorrow’s broken china

Time and Time again
When the sky is clearing…
Track Name: Tomorrow In Dark Water
Tomorrow in dark water
Cold and blue.
Tomorrow in dark water
Dive and sink in deep

Tomorrow in dark water
Relentless and cruel
Whirlwinds and mighty breaker
Won’t concede defeat

She cried where…
Now where are we going to be?
So where?
Now where are we going to be tomorrow?
Tomorrow, tomorrow in dark water.

Wild and angry waters or burning desert sands
Starless skies of black won’t tell a soul
Standing at the crossroads time and time again
All without an answer, all without a clue

She cried where…
Now where are we going to be?
So where?
Now where are we going to be tomorrow?
Tomorrow, tomorrow in dark water.
Track Name: Determination
The planet’s course
Determination
A parent star
Gravitation

The earth is flat
It’s all creation
Fall off of the edge
Eternal damnation

Infinite Space
Stellar travellers
Stars implode
Antimatter

The fall of Man
The great temptation
Collective guilt
One great redeemer

Determination, acceleration
Space itself expands
Divine creation, the great temptation
Word reveals itself

Determination, acceleration
Space itself expands
Divine creation, the great temptation
Word reveals itself

We gaze at the stars
That light is so old
It traveled so far
And it still travels on

Somewhere in space
Our own light is on the way
The light of our past
When we’ll be long gone
Track Name: Molehills
There is life underground
There’s something going around
These subterranean realms
A labyrinth of lairs
In burrows and caves
Still undetected and unseen

Look at these molehills
At times we’re stepping at molehills
There is life underground
Something’s going around
And Mr. Hoover is still in town

There’s something trying to hide
In a corner of your mind
headshrinker’s drilling holes
Blue coloured pills, clean white coats
Mr. Hoover’s at your your side
Taming white mice, telling lies

Look at these Molehills
At times we’re stepping at molehills
There is life underground
Something’s going around
And Mr. Hoover is still in town
Track Name: Charting An Abyss
Recurring dreams come rolling in in waves.
These times more detailed than before
Towers and bridges are crumbling into clouds of dust.
Monster breakers rise up out at sea
Keep away, hide your eyes
Better stay away from the balustrades

Recurring dreams haunt me in my sleep
These nights more scary than before
An avalanche is rolling down the mountainside
Blazing lava growls and eats the land
Hide your eyes, stay away
Better don't you step a bridge too far

Some places are better left at peace
Avoid the light, keep it dark
Some places are better left at peace
Hide your eyes, keep away

Avoid the light, keep it dark

Some places…

At the foot of the abyss the strangest flowers grow
A mutation of a rose, blossoms like singular eyes
Starring at you now, starring at you now

The framework of the aftermath is already set out there
The butterfly will flap its wings to raise a storm at last

Follow on cap in hand, don't step too far ahead
The butterfly will flap its wings
That much is for sure, that much is for sure

With eyelids closed it all unfolds
A path ahead of time
That road goes on forever
It only goes one way

The framework of the aftermath, string of dominoes
The butterfly will flap its wings, it only needs one push
The dominoes fall one by one

With eyelids closed it all unfolds
A endless chain of dominoes
A path ahead of time
And they fall one by one

A endless chain of dominoes
With eyelids closed it all unfolds
It only needs one push
And they fall one by one

Mile after mile, climbing a mountain
Gauging a desert, charting an abyss

Measure for measure, keepin’ digging deeper
Wider and further across the border

Sleepwalker's trail on tomorrows virgin soil
Long before the die is cast
Cause and effect the fabric of our days
The source of all that lies ahead

You might not like not it and it may scare you
Once you’ve seen it, it’s not a secret any more
You might not believe it and you may curse it
Once you’ve seen it, you won’t forget

A staggering chain of dominoes is winding to the point
where the horizon meets the sky
They seem to stand so safe, all of them in line
But soon you’ll them crashing from behind
There has to be reason, there has to be a cause
You may anticipate the impact, but there’s nothing you can do
Those effect will overtake you and bring them dominoes to fall
You’ll never speed that fast.

Night after night sleep desyncronized
falling deep into the dark
There is a world without light on the ocean ground
with eyelids closed it all unfolds

The sorcerer’s apprentice alone without his master
Now you better hurry and hold him back
All the hollow creatures, the spectres of your nightmare
Once you’ve called them, they won’t go away
They won’t go away…

Some places are better left at peace
Hide your eyes, keep it dark
Hide your eyes, keep it dark
Some places are better left at peace…

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