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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1.
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…
2.
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.
3.
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
4.
04:01
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
5.
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…

credits

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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