Das Münchner Artrockpopelektrokollektiv in Big-Band-Gestalt ist zurück! Mit „Of Monsters and Birds“ präsentiert die Echo Jazz gekürte Monika Roscher Bigband nach der ersten CD „Failure in Wonderland“ ihr zweites Album. Die Komponistin, Sängerin und Bandleaderin und ihre 17 Mitmusiker wagen sich dabei noch tiefer auf unerforschtes musikalisches Terrain: bläserne Vogelgesänge entladen sich in hypnotisch-tanzbare Trommelgrooves, New Orleans’scher Bombast und Blastbeats werden beste Freunde, hauchzarte Gesangselegien und orchestrales Pathos schaukeln sich gegenseitig in den Wahnsinn. Und mittendrin das wild pochende Herz einer Band, die immer weiter an ihrem ganz eigenen musikalischen Kosmos bastelt.

 

www.monikaroscher.com

15. April Ampere München (Tickets)
16. April Hubertussaal Nürnberg (Tickets)

 

Zu jedem Musikstück dieses Albums hat die Künstlerin Sascha Banck ein Bild entworfen. Die Künstlerin nutzt neben Pinsel und Leinwand auch die Möglichkeiten der digitalen Malerei. Durch die schnelle und intuitive Benutzung eines Tablets kann sie unmittelbar reagieren und dadurch mit anderen Kunstformen interagieren. Durch dieses prozesshafte Malen, bei dem sich die Farben und Formen direkt auf die Musik beziehen, sind die Skizzen für „Of Monsters and Birds“ entstanden.

 

Alle Lyriks und die dazugehörigen Bilder:

Timewarp
Timewarp

 

Wanderer

 

maybe i was never supposed to be in this place

all those twisted roads led us here by chance

so i'd hide among the blinds to be safe from what i'd find

 

maybe this appearance made me lose my sight

these eyes formed their meaning burning bright

 

captivated through the talking of the people in this room

i heard all you said though you didn't talk at all

come on take your chances on me

i'm just another wanderer like you

come on take your chances on me

i didn't have to run, i chose to

 

maybe we were never supposed to be what we are

maybe we have pushed it too far

we just turned out the lights for the obvious signs

night changes everything remember?

a daydream changes everything remember?

 

oh come on take your freedom it's all you've got

you can always run if you want to

oh come on leave your pieces at the door

i'm just another wanderer like you

 

once more through

hidden signs of your trace

i let you go

 

just once more through

we were more the same

than anyone would know

once more through

i've done all i can

i couldn't hold on to you

A Walk In The Park By Night
A Walk In The Park By Night

 

A Walk In The Park By Night

 

wait – for all i can see from here i need to change the view

i cannot keep existing in this twisted way pretend i don't see

wait – for all i can see from here monsters are in the view

i cannot keep existing in this twisted way pretend we don't feel

 

come be with me just for a while

a walk in the park by night

trees, shadows, moonlit grass

sounds of former times

 

embracing all they've heard it too

the rare connection in life

but somehow we're the first of it all

just the idea is kind of old

 

feeling to know how ancient the lines

the coming blurring of mine

Full Moon Theatre (Birds)
Full Moon Theatre (Birds)

 

Full Moon Theatre (Birds)

 

one day if we shall meet again

i will tell you that i've changed although i stayed the same

and you will notice pretty soon that hearts don't ever change

and we'll go back to normal and pretend that we're just friends

 

one day if we shall meet again

i will tell you that i've changed although i stayed the same

the minefield of communication is searching for a prey

and words just can't express all that our feelings like to say

 

full moon play just give me only cozy creeps

full moon play i just want to be part of it

full moon play just give me only cozy creeps

full moon play i just want to be part of it

Illusion
Illusion

 

Illusion

 

dawn is breaking, leeches here

no time for me to disappear

the train has passed the gate is empty

thoughts collapse all bodies rented

i'm going home going everywhere the place to be has closed at last

inspiration never seemed that far

just shadows of my inner opera

 

day and night are passing slow

can't see this face it's been too long ago

i feel haunted in every step i take

as i drift to far away from what - i want to

hear you but I can't understand

what it means how it feels it just wants to stay somewhere

 

'cause there's a fire that is frightening my soul

magnetized state, no one said i could own the world

illusion is warm inside dark blue, tell me

who flew among all the others

to bring home this new religion

and who could have known?

 

today is gone tomorrow is here

it was your chance, you didn't reappear

into place the bodies click

still we did silently break it

come drink it up keep moving on

this love just lived throughout one song

the paintings new aloof affair

does it feel alive and do you care?

 

'cause there's a fire that is frightening my soul

magnetized state, no one said we could own the world

illusion is warm inside dark blue, tell me

who flew among all the others

to bring home this new religion

and who could have known?

 

'cause theres a fire that is frightening my soul

magnetized state, oh i want it to be true but

illusion is warm inside dark blue, tell me

who flew among all the others

to bring home this new religion

and who could have known?

Terror Tango
Terror Tango

 

Terror Tango

 

inner conflict our hands are tied

forever blind us artful youth

 

there's a place where the creatures meet

summer sun closes its eyes on them losing faces

no one wants to break the rules that were taught by the old

owner of the stockmarket

given through generations

that's why earth delivers its own inside just to join the game of humans that causes strangeness in their own species

chilled to the bone wondering faces

for what it's worth we don't know

for what it's worth we ignore

for what it's worth it will unfold eventually

how can we be the first in history

and still don't unterstand the past

its overwhelming wisdom

that generations have created before our time

what is there to add

to a present we only know by a fraction

still we are the chosen ones

the ones to live at this right time

the ones to see the gold reflecting in the light

we are the universe observing itself

we are the universe observing itself

 

Caribbean Delirium
Caribbean Delirium

 

Caribbean Delirium

 

New Ghosts Of The Century
New Ghosts Of The Century

 

New Ghosts Of The Century

 

tumbling through the street lights

a bird staring at me

it is trying to hypnotize

i'm searching for a way to get it out of my head

it's calling out into the night

i don't want us to be the new ghosts of the century

 

i get some advice from anyone everywhere

bewitched creatures, they know it all - don't stop to talk

but with the tide to change

finally all disappear

shadows play their matching game

human feelings they pretend

 

my system is close to collapse

my brain has dried up by our waiting to act

a four-eyed fish complains in his review

i'm sure i would have done something if i only knew

 

tumbling through the street lights

there's a king that lost his crown

and his blood once was golden

until this stranger bird who told him

we all share the same fate

his own mind poisoned his golden heart

it got caught up and falls apart

 

my system is close to collapse

my brain is dried out by our waiting to act

the fate of it all

is it mine, too?

i guess i would have done something if i only knew

 

Timewarp
Timewarp

 

Timewarp

 

maybe there's no time

 

time calls you out every day

music in the evening's begun to fade

no more thoughts about what you think is right

say nothing enjoy your time

 

you are here create your law you are here to stay

you are here don't wait for gods you're not here to fade

 

time keeps pushing you away

warm summer sweat

i'd like to stay for another day

but there's no time to remain

laughing as i say

 

maybe there's no time just for breathing just for dreaming

maybe we need more time just for breathing just for dreaming

 

time will make us join the pulse

observation, control, i only see screens – resignation, who preserves all dreams?

i wouldn't fight, don't suppose

i would just wait for the morning light to expose

 

maybe there's no time just for breathing just for dreaming

maybe we need more time just for breathing just for dreaming

 

maybe there's no time just for dreaming just for breathing

maybe there's no time just to hold you, own you, keep you

maybe there's no time just to please you, hold you, tease you

 

you are here create your law you are here to stay

you are here don't wait for gods you you're not here to fade

 

when all these tragic moments save you

time so we are told

when all these tragic moments save you

from turning cold 

The End
The End

 

The End

 

this is the end

our time has passed

this is the end

our plane has crashed

high speed

fast death

slow motion

bitter taste

close your eyes

i'll save your memories

Hidden Monster
Hidden Monster

 

Hidden Monster

 

Diese digitale Grafik ist einem Screenshot nachempfunden, den ich bei einer Probe von Monika Roschers Bigband gemalt habe und ist daher nicht zu einem speziellen Musikstück entstanden.