Same Sights, New Light

by Siva.

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Edward Tucker A unbeleavably underrated band that im so happy I found. Moody/pretty expermental rock at it's finest. Favorite track: Same Sights, New Light.
Chicki
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Chicki I went to this unbelievably beautiful location in Leipzig, UT Connewitz, where I saw Siva. for the first time and immediately fell in love with their music.
This record is perfection for me. I could listen to any of the songs over and over again and wouldn't get tired of them.
I adore the melodies, the beats, the lyrics, the voice, the artwork, the world I sink in as soon as I press play.
Definitely one of the best bands ever! Favorite track: Spies in the Trees.
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about

All songs written, produced and arranged by Siva.
Recorded and mixed by Nils Frahm at Durton Studio, Berlin.
Committed to tape whenever we felt like it.

Additional recordings were made at a house and a church on the countryside, UDK Berlin, a long corridor and at home. Mastered by Johannes Saal for Soundtank at Planet Roc Studios, Berlin. Artwork by Romy Blümel and Andreas Bonkowski.

Andreas Bonkowski ~ words, guitars, electronics, percussion
Nils Frahm ~ piano, synths, celeste, electronics, percussion
Sebastian Singwald ~ bass, double bass, percussion
Janek Sprachta ~ drums, percussion

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"This looks familiar. Everything has changed. "Same Sights, New Light", the sophomore album of Berlin's Siva., is the new and shining work of a new and shining collective. Boldly and tenderly, their creation phrases music and sound, describes vast arcs in beautiful tongues. In here, synthesis suspires, and folk and pop and digital crackles get to many splendid points.

Two years have passed since the release of the band's debut "The Story Is Complete, But I Think We've Lost The Book". These days and months saw Siva. freeing themselves from the tight corset of a band-aided solo idea - crew changes, experiments, emancipations and compromise solutions set ideal conditions for a new body of work. The new old band repossessed the past, rebuilt it, got it on new roads.

Now, "Same Sights, New Light" recounts the steps and moments, taking its time with every instant. Be impressed by "One Line" climbing itself, with many heads in the clouds and at least one foot still under the kitchen table, under the notebook, the coffee and the sound card. With stunning care, "A Place Worth Mentioning" weaves giant rhythm into soft and floating landscape pickings. And "All The Right Moves" sees the warmest heart playing syntheses.

In kitchens, churches, halls and Berlin rooms, Siva. recorded indie pop gestures, atmospheres, feedbacks, choirs, saw teeth, glitches and grandeur. From these, "Same Sights, New Light" assembles the elegant sound of many perspectives. In love with details, inspired by harmonies, its instruments circle each other, talk with one voice, dress in homes of alpine scopes and cushion hideouts. They invite and inspire you, they are volatile and gorgeous, new and different and familiar."

Sebastian Cleemann // May 2009.

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released July 3, 2009

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Siva. Berlin, Germany

A trio from Berlin, playing with pop, rock, electronic tricks, home- and fieldrecording, sampling and minimalism. Currently crafting their third LP.

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Track Name: Misery Box
we walk in circles, read the signs
and drift toward another side
as we count the stranded sentiments
the colours don't collide
for as long as we are a part of it.

you paint the walls
as you try to comprehend
you stand and fall
as you're writing it feels wrong
put the shadows in the box where they belong
into the box where they belong

pick the pieces up the floor
you're looking for the consequence
of the compromises and the demands
you made but didn't want
as you became a part of it

sorting out
caving in
speeding up
don't tip one over

bring the spark
fold it out
let it sink

sorting out
caving in
speeding up
don't tip us over

bring the spark
fold it out
wondering

you paint the walls
as you're writing it feels wrong
put the shadows in the box where they belong

you put them all
back into the box where they belong
Track Name: Spies in the Trees
I count, compare, combine
the hints we find
too late, your eyes turned red
what has been said?
you complain, regret
we ever met

throw away and delete all this
as we watch from our seats
wake us up when we move in reverse
sinking stones drag our bones
nowhere at all

you moved, so secretly
into the trees
you hunt compare combine
until you find
some bliss and time
that once was mine

throw away and delete all this
as we watch from our seats
we won't move in reverse again
now that we haven't heard
from you at all
Track Name: Same Sights, New Light
cast aside these broken arrows
these worn out pillows won't give any sleep
your notes say run but you just stumble
through every map that send you on your way

same sights in a new light
signs point left, but you turned right
for every step that you can climb
same sights in a new light

where did it end where will you turn now
you cannot wrap yourself around the light
when you can't read the codes and signals
and your walls won't sing you to sleep

same sights in a new light
signs point left, but you turned right
for every step that you can climb
same sights in a new light
Track Name: All the Right Moves
this got out of hand
you're changing plans
you're the scale
measuring my luck

the corners where we meet
the spots we fill
need more light
you abide my words

this looks familiar
these doorless rooms and floors
you wait for yourself to open up

the tapes and dropouts
will pinpoint us
you played your cards
aimed at hearts
for the clues

we don't look familiar
prepared now for the stunt
you wait for yourself to open up and ascend
so familiar
these recuring signs thrown at us
telling me to open up
open up

and next time
we start from scratch
we start again
and step back
step back
Track Name: Photograph
we're the memory
they'll discover
we're the thoughts
erased from their minds
you say we're the data loss
they won't notice
'till the moment
when we reveal ourselves

and you're hiding from the sound
these empty walls can stare
stop the clock and bend the shape
you're waiting for the waves

unexpexted fights
but we'll recover
you never showed
your bones to the other half
you're a photograph
you switch colours
don't give up
when they have to look for you

and you're hiding from the sound
of these empty walls and stairs
stop the clocks and bend the shapes
you're waiting to feel safe

and you're hiding from the sound
these empty walls can stare
stop the clocks and bend the shapes
you're waiting for the waves
Track Name: I Count Shapes
come close but don't come near
your sight and sound makes me disappear
in a move out of thin air
you join the dots, ready to repair
take the words that fell asleep
wake them all up, we need them to repeat

inside of open rooms
we're waiting for it
to tell us where to turn
waiting for it, waiting for it
ready to return

the moves you never made
will come for you
whenever you set sail
wrapped around a patchwork heart
you watch your steps
ready to make sense

we walk in open rooms
waiting for it
decide now where to turn
waiting for it
hiding from it
will you all return?

waiting for sense in us
holding on
waking up
Track Name: One Line
they pass as i draw one line, waiting at your door
has it grown inside of you, will i wait once more?
you've become tired of this frame they keep you in
the lights keep moving fast, the boat just keeps sinking

how far to go?
we'll get out of this labyrinth
how far to fall?
we'll get out of this sinking ship
we drew a line
get over it

the less we speak the more i need
to breathe this in and out
all the right moves in the wrong place i call my own

one line i had to say to overact once more
lights out, we overcome the space between our doors

how far to go?
we'll get out of this labyrinth.
how far to fall?
we drew a line get over it
how to unfold?
we get out of this sinking ship
keep breathing for the hell of it

don't you step right out of this
why don't you step right out of this?
Track Name: Pedestrian
you lock the door, turn the key
will you arrive somewhere else yet to decide?
caught in the web of the promises you made
you changed direction and your name
when comfort fades into something unforseen
something i have never been
will you leave word
with the others you deserved
every pattern you have learned

are you getting somewhere
step over this
are you getting nowhere?
skip over this time

you move, we stay
will you leave to take the wheight
off the lives you complicate
you stop and stare
and the fact that we have failed
hits you when you lie awake
in a new home
and you notice you will learn
from the ghost of your concern

you looked the doors
are you getting somewhere?
you turn the stones
step over them
you long for more
are you getting nowhere?
skip over it this time

don't stop
look the other way
Track Name: A Place Worth Mentioning
through the backdoor of a silent mistake
to a room we have built to cover the aches
send us down to the place where we can mend ourselves
the loose ends and the plan we hold in our hands
on my way out of here
on my way out to there
find a way out of here
finally all seems near

move back up, hold your breath
receive and send out
you stare into the dark
and hope to connect
on your way out of here
on your way out to there
find a way out of here
finally all seems clear
we're out of here

all the plans and the gaps
will they hold more than we expect?
when you leave, they come here
speak in voices we cannot hear
when escape keeps you warm
you're the light moving in a swarm
when they lost what you found
it feels hard to stay on the ground
we stay on the ground

on our way out
all the plans and the gaps
on our way out
they will hold more than we expect
on our way out
we have kept what we found
on our way out
we arrive and stay on the ground
stay on the ground
Track Name: Two and a Half
you keep your fingers crossed
cause now you notice
we reached the halfway point
having to decide

now that i read your words
my nose points forward
we set controls back to start

a look toward the gates
i'm counting backwards
now that we wave goodbye
we tie the ends
with empty hands
to complete
a change of plan
to help us up

and this time i need
some light and some sleep
to rest aching bones
when it's hard to breathe
a chance in the wings
will soon make you sing
only open doors
to walk through