Bloodlines On Ancient Skin

by BIINDS

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"Bloodlines On Ancient Skin" relies on a more organic approach. It was written mainly on a mandolin which was used throughout the recordings. Analogue synths, live drums, piano and experimental violins steer BIINDS into different sonic territory.

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released December 5, 2016

Nicolo Sommer: Vocals, mandolin, synths, keyboards, piano, programming, sound design
Klaas Von Karlos: Vocals on "(uN)Kin"
Munsha: Vocals on "Scapegoat"
Héloïse Lefebvre: Violin
Maxx Lucas: Live drums
Jordi Kuragari: Guitar on "Oumar"
Dalot: Additional synths on "Scapegoat"

"Oumar" & "Oumar (Of Light)" are dedicated to the late Alpha Oumar Diallo

The lyrics for "Oumar" are inspired by the poem "Former Life / La Vie Antérieure" by Charles Baudelaire.

EP art by Nicolo Sommer.

Mastered by Alain Paul.

Recorded on location of:
Kodama Studio
The Curious Story of The Famous Goldwatch
Natsu Studio

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BIINDS Berlin, Germany

BIINDS’ atmospheric world is based on soothing vocals soaked in a luxurious trip-hop and light orchestral ambient mixture.

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Track Name: Scapegoat
Oh, dearest procreator, dear predecessor
Dear swallen father
Dear next to kin

I won’t repay you
I shall deny you
I won’t revisit you

I won’t repay you
I shall deny you
I won’t revisit you

Oh holy mother..
Make me forget about this
Oh heathen Sensei
Make me sleep away this dream
Oh holy mother
Make me forget about him

Take it all, take it all off.
Track Name: (uN)Kin
Slow and depracating
We move in stages
Don’t let the old man kill my vibe

Moving slowly
Self-deprecating
Don’t let the bald man kill my eyes

Burn down my phobia
Take me to Dracula
Bring me a spatula
And dig a hole for this old fart

Old and cold and fearless (I don’t need you now)

Borderline, dark and hopeless (I don’t need you now)


(Don’t need you now, can’t feed you now)

To all the ones that you have jaded (I don’t need you now)
To all the faces you mutilated (I don’t need you now)
To all the times that you have faded (I don’t need you now)
To all the times that you have disintegrated (I don’t need you now)
To all the dreams that you disfigured (You disfigured)
To all these hopes that you have withered.
Track Name: Oumar
I’ve lived beneath portals
Suns colored with a myriad fires
The waves, the waves...resemble those...
Of vast obsidian caves

Breakers, rolling reflective skies
Mixed enigmatically
Powerful symphonies that seem to flee

There I lived
In voluptous calm
Where waves..they roved as vagrants
Naked eyes, doused in fragrance
Aeons I dwelt
Beneath vast porticoes
Stained by sun... stained by sea
I was a light ..that came to set you free.

I’ve always known we’d meet in Eden
We’ll be alive and above all, breathing
Beneath the earth and heaven sent
Hardly time to make amends
They’ve come to take you home.