There's No Meaning To Any Of This (Until We Find Out What It Is)

by Kanoi

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about

This album has been in the making for a very long time. I actually started writing it soon after releasing "Mountains Of The Sun" at the end of 2016 but the recording process was slow and grueling due to old and increasingly unreliable equipment.
As a result I wasn't very satisfied with the material that came out of those recording sessions (the best of which I released as the "Home By The Sea" EP in 2017) and felt very frustrated and uninspired which led to me not really recording any new material for nearly a year.

I was still writing though and at the end of 2018 I had amassed over 30 demos of songs in various states of completion. Around that time I also finally bit the bullet and switched to a whole new recording setup which actually made producing and recording music fun again and for the next 6 months I sifted through all my demos and recorded song after song.

By June 2019 I had completed most of the work on 80 minutes of music, spread over 18 tracks (not counting the 30 seconds of silence I included as track 11 on the digital version to provide a break between the two parts of the album).

The songs on this record, stylewise, are all over the place, more "Giant Sand", "Wilco" and "Eels" than "Pink Floyd" or "Jimi Hendrix" (you'll still find a few guitar work-outs on there though) - I just wanted to make a very diverse recording encompassing ALL of my musical tastes and not just "Mountains Of The Sun 2".

I think I managed to do that with this record!

credits

released September 20, 2019

Benjamin Kantschieder: all instruments, vocals, lyrics, artwork, production

Lyrics for "A Wedding Song" are based on a poem by Simon Martinschitz

Special Thanks to Stephan Pranter & Andreas Krueger

Dedicated to A. T.

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Kanoi Wien, Austria

named after a character from an obscure german pulp fiction magazine, Kanoi is Benjamin Kantschieder's take on music influenced by the mindset of 70s space rock, his record collection and love for sonic experimentation.

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Track Name: Fireflies
one year alive
all fears left behind

I'm there
just make up your mind
I'm there
walking by your side

summer fades away
a new road, another way

I'm here
just take your time
I'm here
when you're scared at night

starlight
in the sky
fireflies
in the night

starlight
autumn skies
all I see
is her smile
Track Name: Paul & Linda
I could be Paul
and you could be Linda
I love you

work on a farm
from summer to winter
I love you

walking through the fields of green

I love you
and you love me
I love you
and you love me
I love you
and you love me

that's all we need
Track Name: Road To Nowhere
sunday morning
she is leaving
I'm fine

empty spaces
have to fill them
with time

starlight scattered on the waves
sometimes I don't know what to say

sunday morning
day is dawning
she is free

walking on a
road to nowhere
it's all she needs

and I'm thinking of the sea
and I find it hard to breathe

starlight scattered on the waves
sometimes we don't know what to say

sunday morning
she is leaving
I'm left behind

sunday morning
she is leaving
but it's alright
Track Name: The City Sleeping
stars are gleaming
as the city sleeps
and I want something
I don't need

and I can't remember your face
and I can't remember your name

when you're sleeping
in my bed
I often wonder
what dreams you have

I hope they don't make you sad
I hope they don't turn bad
Six months go by and you'll come back
Track Name: Dirty Windows Shut Out The Sun
there's a girl
who wants to show the world
so she walks out the door to find
some peace of mind

here's a boy
who tries to write a song
but it all sounds so wrong
so he plays on

maybe this will be the way
sounds like Mac DeMarco on a bad day
and maybe this is working out

but I don't think so
the dirty windows
shut out the sun
Track Name: The Light
hey
I miss you
when you're gone
I want to be with you

hey
I miss you
whe you're not here
I want to be with you

in the sunshine
everything is fine
springtime's here and she's the light

hey
I miss you
tea's gone cold
but that's nothing new

hey
come back here
we're gonna wait out the rain
until the sky turns clear

in the sunshine
everything is fine
springtime's here and she's the light

in the sunshine
everything is alright
springtime's here and you're the light

you're the light
Track Name: Home By The Sea
you can say what you want
but I won't believe a word
turn around, walk away
close the door on your old world

round the hills, by the sea
a tiny house stands in the breeze
seagulls up in the sky
turn the lights off when you leave

if you leave

you take a breath
the light is changing
the moment passed
the sun is rising in the east

you can say what you want
but I won't believe a thing
Track Name: The Spider Is Dead
the spider is dead
there's no thought in my head
and I don't know where to go
there's no thought in my head

and you said 'it is real'
but that's not how that feels
it's more like stop and go
I don't know how I feel

the spider is dead
there's no thought in my head
and I don't know where to go
Track Name: In The Sunlight
another day is dawning
the birds sing in the trees
so grab your coat and get up
cause there's so much to see

in the sunlight

and when your feet grow weary
just sit down on the grass
listen to the birds up in the trees
and watch the sky grow dark

in the sunlight
Track Name: A Wedding Song
the wedding took place
in february
three months later
a man dies under a tree

a lonely widow
needs a helping hand
another wedding
another man dead

at the funeral
she sheds no tear
people whisper
stories filled with fear

some time passes
she finds love again
kills her husband
but keeps his land

off with her head
justice for the dead
Track Name: Sea Spray
wake
to a new day
I'm okay
for now

out
in the moonlight
another cold night
alone

and I know it's true
that I fell in love with you
but I am here and you are gone

and when the sky turns red
I wake up from the dream I had
but right away that dream is gone

wait
there's a new way
the smell of sea spray
Track Name: The River Flowing
tell me
where you're going
and I will find you
a way

don't mind
the wind that's blowing
I will make it
fill your sails

when the bad dreams find you
I will chase them away
and when the darkness finds me
a smile of yours will light the way

tell me
where you're going
and I'll follow
along

show me
the river flowing
and I'll sing you
a song
Track Name: Gaslight
she throws away six years
like it's nothing much
she says she needs her distance
until her mind's made up

she leaves me in this old life
and she won't come back to me

she tells me that she loves me
but I'm not enough
she tells me that she wants me
but not enough

I'm waiting in the distance
but she won't come back to me

and I don't love her
and now I don't care
my mind is made up
and I'm no part of her world

and I don't love her
and though she won't care
my mind is made up
and she's no part of my world
Track Name: Half A Year
listen
don't you worry today
there's not a cloud in the sky
and I'm not going away

listen
to the wind in the trees
now's not the time for goodbyes
just close your eyes and breathe

do you know the way
to keep those fears at bay
the morning light sends you on

I'll wait for half a year
then she'll be back with me
the morning light sends me warmth

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