Book of Romance and Dust

by Exit North

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An uncompromising debut album that explores the collective psyches and diverse influences of its renowned members. The focus is on songcraft that seamlessly combines genres and lyrical perspectives that shift between shadows and light.

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released October 1, 2018

Ulf Jansson - Piano, Keyboards
Charles Storm - Synthesisers, Treatments, Guitars, Bass, Voices
Steve Jansen - Keyboards, Drums, Percussion, Sound Design, Backing Vocals
Thomas Feiner - Lead Vocals, Trumpet, Additional Piano, Additional Guitar, Harmonium

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Strings

Max Wulfson - Violin I
Hanna Eliasson - Violin II
Tuula Fleivik Nurmo - Viola
Jung Hyun Byun - Cello
Hans Adler - Double Bass

Strings conducted by Mikael Backegård

String Arrangements
LESSONS IN DOUBT Mikael Backegård
BESTED BONES & ANOTHER CHANCE Mikael Backegård & Thomas Feiner
SEVER ME Thomas Feiner, orchestrated by Max Wulfson


Additional Vocals
Fyfe Dangerfield BESTED BONES
Robbie Lloyd-Wilson BESTED BONES
Hedda Älveby BESTED BONES & SHORT OF ONE DIMENSION
Anna Bylund LOSING


Additional Contributors
Lars Danielsson - Double Bass BESTED BONES & LESSONS IN DOUBT & SPIDER
Mattias Tell - Acoustic Guitar - SHORT OF ONE DIMENSION
Richard Hauer - Guitar NORTH
Bashar Sharifah - Cello SPIDER & ANOTHER CHANCE
Isak Eldh - Field Recording LOSING
‘Saxophobia’ sample ANOTHER CHANCE courtesy of Saidera Records

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all music composed and produced by Exit North
recording engineered by Charles Storm
mixed by Charles Storm & Exit North at Cloudchamber, Gothenburg
mastering by Seigen Ono at Saidera Mastering, Tokyo

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Exit North London, UK

EXIT NORTH are Thomas Feiner, Steve Jansen, Ulf Jansson and Charles Storm. A co-writing partnership first formed when Feiner worked with Jansen on his solo albums Slope(2007). In 2014 they enlisted Ulf Jansson and Charles Storm to form EXIT NORTH. Jansen, Storm & Feiner all contribute as multi-instrumentalist, Ulf Jansson on piano and keyboards with lead vocals by Feiner. ... more

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Track Name: Bested Bones
(in memory of Robbie Lloyd-Wilson)

tomorrow's ghost
upon the brow
another day
upon the back

what could have been
what will become
mountain deep
ocean high

bested bones, bested bones
long gone victories

another year
upon the back
bygone ghosts
upon the shoulders

what could have been
what will become
the bested bones
the vested hopes

mountain deep
uncover me

unbury me
you sheltering clay
Track Name: Short Of One Dimension
rains fall in the water
lines traced in the curve
saw the gull in the sky head off
it goes

days warmed by the summer
eyes closed by the sun

lay your hand across
rid this mind of thought

and let him wake remembering
all things forgotten in the water
let him wake to bring them in
memories faded in the crossing

here’s the point ending the line
here’s the line ending the surface
here’s the surface ending the form
here’s a man searching for context
for his lost geometries
always short of one dimension
Track Name: Sever Me
tides will heave and turn
throw us apart
to come undone

hold as we collide
the conflict tamed
we melt as one

sever me, sever me
and i will fade

sever me, sever me

my hands will cup the flame
it’s never far
from burning out

the hurt i can disguise
the bruises hide
far below

sever me, sever me
sever me, sever me

sever me, sever me
until that day
we’ll be as one
Track Name: Passenger's Wake
here was the place
glimpsed imperfection unveiling
all about

that was my life
blurred in the landscape that rolls by
ushered out

render me new
traced into fable
an outline in the wind

i’ve been riding this train
and I’ve come all this way
i won’t be heading back home
where those echoes belong
i’m done holding the flame
for the rest of my days
i’m just riding this train
to lose my way

i’ve been riding this train
now I’ve come all this way
i won’t be heading back home
where those echoes belong
i’m done holding the flame
for the rest of my days
i’m just riding this train
Track Name: Lessons In Doubt
when i awoke
blind in the night
half i spoke
moving the air
i find myself there

they sleep in here with us
they move in time with us

born in the night
stole into day
cry what a heart can feel
brave in the day
coiled in the night
under the weight we keel

and when the bricks tumble
i’ll send it all falling
and then hope
i leave it behind me
prey they won’t find me
after all

they sleep in here with us

lessons in doubt
caught in the fray
worn by the life we live
lessons in doubt
oh how we writhe
bound by the hopes we give

i’ll drive you on faster
then watch you fall forwards as i stall
don’t make any promise
when did i learn this? can’t recall

i’ll wait for my sunrise
providence coursing to and fro
i’ll break the doors open
take what i came for and then go
Track Name: Spider
i remember tomorrow
how could i forget

i don't even know
what you’re staring at

i am but an empty window
my ring left alone

i know
i am a lonely spider
i am a lonely rider
yeah… i’m an outsider


i remember tomorrow
now i try to forget

i don't even know
what you’re staring at

i am but an empty flower
my scent left alone

i know
i’m a lonely spider
i’m a lonely rider

yeah… i’m an outsider


tomorrow’s full of it
we don't even know

we don’t even know
what we’re staring at

no more goodbyes
no more ties
no more lies

its goodbye
Track Name: Losing
(save the world)

she cries in hurt
unsolve her pain
before she keels out of frame

know what to say
before she’s gone
out of her skin in the numb of cold

save her world
Track Name: Another Chance
give me one minute more
and let me just
give me another chance
to listen

to hear the world
the void
the sound it makes
the wind
the earth
the fire
high water

was all yet said and done?
please let me adjust
give me another chance
to try it

to tell the world
the void
the sound i made
the wind
the earth
the fire
high water

the wind
the earth
the fire
high water

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