Samsara

by The World of Dust

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1.
Welcome 02:42
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
2.
Blood 02:32
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
3.
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
4.
Tarot 03:44
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
5.
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
6.
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
7.
8.
Bubble 01:58
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?
9.
Yellow Fangs 02:54
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?
10.
Pure Land 02:32
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
11.
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
12.
Citadel 02:13
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
13.
Glowing 01:47
Show - all our friends tonight Glow - guess the timing’s right Know - there’s a truth inside Grow - we will never die

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

This music is available for licensing across film, tv, web, games and beyond. Head to Hidden Shoal for more info - www.hiddenshoal.com/licensing

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