Book of Romance and Dust

by Exit North

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Alice M. After three tries, I was still having a hard time figuring out what I felt about this record. I ended up assuming that if I came back to it twice without treating it as a chore, it meant that I was liking it.
This’ll probably stand out as a UFO in my collection. Peaceful and deceptively simple in appearance. Favorite track: Bested Bones.
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afuture-moose This wonderful bit of work has become a firm favourite the sound scape is wonderful, a little bleak, a little brutal at times but always with a sense of the beautiful about it
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9050 hi guys, the album is great. I really appreciate the batt brothers, David and Steve, I really appreciate lars Danielson and his music and then Feiner has a great voice. Refined sounds, rhythms full of grove, feelings, passions, dreams, music to think, dream, enter into oneself and out of oneself, immersed in nature, immersed in one's time, thanks Steve.
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1.
Bested Bones 05:20
(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
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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
3.
Sever Me 04:24
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 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
4.
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
5.
North 04:57
6.
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
7.
Spider 04:43
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
8.
Losing 09:11
(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
9.
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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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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