Samsara

by The World of Dust

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about

TR033 - Tiny Room Records 2019

BIO
Samsara is effectively a full-length collaboration between The World of Dust’s Stefan Breuer and Todd Tobias (Guided By Voices, Robert Pollard, Circus Devils). Previously contributing keyboard arrangements for 2015’s World of Dust album Womb Realm, Tobias created all the instrumental backdrops for Samsara’s evocative songs. A shadowy universe of forlorn beauty, this lo-fi bedroom pop experiment is shrouded in elemental imagery and laden with ennui. Intimate and wistful, Samsara mines a similarly rich emotive seam to Mount Eerie, Sparklehorse, Low and Pedro the Lion.

In the summer of 2016, Breuer received 26 instrumental tracks sent by Tobias. In the two years that followed, Breuer chose those which resonated with him most and started to write lyrics and melodies. The endless planing of the perfectionistic Breuer led to refined lyrics, more direct and personal than before. There are words about paternity ("you were born into our arms”) and about Breuer’s sometimes faltering mental and physical condition, all embedded in a feverish longing for rest. Samsara offers, just like the performances of The World of Dust, a refuge of pure serenity in a stressful, complex world.

Samsara appears on March 1, 2019 (LP, CD and digital) on 5 labels in 5 countries: Tiny Room Records (The Netherlands), Honest House (Belgium), Stereo Dasein (Germany), Hidden Shoal (Australia) and Moorworks (Japan).

PRESS
Louder Than War: “What is notable is the quality of the lyrics on this release, and how they dovetail with the musical score”
Timpaan Muziek: “A beautiful, sober and dark album for the late hours”
Here Comes The Flood: “Fans of serious and dreamy lo-fi folk will love it”
Music Won’t Save You: “With Samsara, The World of Dust opened up new avenues for ‘bedroom’ music”
WoNoBloG: “In the calmness, The World of Dust finds a pop feel that is rather infectuous”
Ingeplugd: “An album with a lot to discover”
The Next Gig: “The voice of Breuer has a hypnotic quality, and the instrumental collaboration between Tobias and Breuer is solid as a rock”
De Subjectivisten: “a strong and captivating album full of sadness”

credits

released March 1, 2019

Music by Todd Tobias
Words by Stefan Breuer
Additional vocals on Citadel by Anneke Nieuwdorp

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Tiny Room Records Utrecht, Netherlands

Tiny Room Records is a Dutch record label for underground artists, with a focus on experimental indie rock, lo-fi, noise, ambient, grunge, folk, slowcore, shoegaze, etc.

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Track Name: Welcome
You were born into our arms
A tiny cave, welcome and warm
The world seems smaller from up here
It’s time to get rid of all my fears

Carve your name into my eyes
I’m floating in a big surprise
Some of my friends have disappeared
And God I wish they were here


We were born into the light
All the way, we’ll be alright
Feel the pain passing by
Track Name: Blood
Here I am waiting patiently
For a story that won’t happen
A comedy without a plot, poorly done
You hit your head against the wall and
All thoughts have become one family
Death is closer than the sun now
And all that we’ve become silently
Disappears through our mistakes and
We will kill the darkness soon
Hopefully
Track Name: Worms of the Mind
I saw a monkey with green eyes
Staring at me from the sky
While I rubbed your back with my broken hands

It’s hard to find some guidance
When you’re caught up in the fire

I heard an ambulance pass by
I don’t know what is real and what’s only in my mind
Track Name: Tarot
I’ve got energy
I’ve got melodies
I’ve got everything I ever wanted
I am here and I feel like a God

I’m a king
I feel no pain
I’m a runaway from any form of failure

I’ve got golden cars
Electric stars
And all cool stuff a child could wish for
I am here with my face to the wall

I’m a king
I feel no pain
I’m a runaway from any form of failure

Flown overboard
I’m ready for
My face in the earth
I’ve fallen down

I’ve got an empty head
My feeling’s dead
I got a lot of sleep last night, I’m still tired
I am here but it feels like I’m not

I’m no king
I do feel pain
It’s time to embrace
The sadness, fear and failure
Track Name: Naked Science
I was a ghost, I wasn’t there
You were inside and we were out here
I didn’t know what you’d become
I was lost and I got swallowed by the sun

And now it’s time for the seeds to grow
I’m open now and ready to go
Track Name: Space Shelter
I’ve got what it takes to be dumb
Everybody’s messing around
The world is full of strangers now
Grotesque and ignorant
“We can wait”

I know I can never be strong
For everybody
Because everybody dies

In space
We’re free at last
Run away
We’ll see everything unfold
We’ve got room for a family to hide
All of you are right
Everything grows, yet inside we will die
Track Name: Bubble
We will float underwater every day
It almost feels like an old friend far away
So long, my two-headed friend, feel better!
Restless and worried that we would be the same
Can you tell me, do I still matter?
And is it a problem if all of it fades to grey?
Track Name: Yellow Fangs
Over
We have been over this
I can’t forget
Nor understand

You were
Choosing the words
To give way
To sorrow and pain

You can have flowers
You can have tea
You can be found too

Over
We have been over this
I am afraid
You were lost
But now you are found
Are you?
Are you?
Track Name: Pure Land
My uniform’s made of human flesh and bones
I gazed through the shadows of the unknown
Unaware of the wisdom and power that was shown
It was overwhelming

Do I do what I do best?
Do I do right by what I’m good at?
Should I analyze my whole life and
What if there are no more surprises left?

I am now, and in a good place
And ‘now’ is the only case
The only thoughts that I have to face
Happen now

So this is it, it’s what I’m about
Trying to make some sense of the world around
And the world inside, filled with dust somehow
Track Name: Drunken Lizard
Flavored kisses
Kill that lizard
“Is that your wish, kid?”

Sad
And drunk

I will keep my head up high so
I can see the morning sky
And your beautiful eyes

There are three lights
In paradise
Right before my eyes
Track Name: Citadel
I’ve got a feeling that everyone’s okay (someone’s looking for you)
There’s no room for your feelings on display (someone’s looking for you)
One hundred cats & dogs are sad and on their way (someone’s looking for you)
Our fancy fortress has been attacked for days (someone’s looking for you)

Someone’s looking and it’s not what it seems
Someone’s looking for the border of dreams
Someone’s looking for a reason to see
Someone’s looking, is looking for me
Track Name: Glowing
Show - all our friends tonight
Glow - guess the timing’s right
Know - there’s a truth inside
Grow - we will never die

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