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Poems Of An Extinct Species

by Art Noir

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Moving Sky 04:38
The moon begins her flight Under a moving sky Circles of fire Diving into dreams Getting deeper inside The sun unwinds in pride I write it down A simple and secret “goodbye” You said “silence” I said “bird” “Silence” I thought And you became this bird Who in flames was born 5 am The night is turning into sober light A constant flow of sound Singing inside We‘re drowning into glaring white “Are there cliffs?” I asked You drew maps of vessels on my wrist The mirror reflected your smile I write it down A simple and secret “goodbye”
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I stand here For eternity Time ended with them Fragments of memories Traces of meanings Words were burned with them I saw it fall A micro piece of the universe It spread, it bled, it crawled The wound grew to the size of a planet I stare at the flames That is all they left behind Poems of an extinct species Whisper in my mind That is all they left behind They were fragile and cruel Strange and beautiful Dust and screams, drowning dreams In the fires that devoured the rest of their world.
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"It‘s the first snow", she said And she poured a liquid Into my throat In the center of the circle A bird prayed to the nurturer: “Bring to us the child of winter” I am waiting for the new beginning The return of the wanderer I breathed her words onto the water And she appeared whispering an answer “Bring to us the child of winter” (“Sala mãstas sala laiчu hristi salas”) “Bring to us the child of winter” (I breathed her words onto the water And she appeared) “Bring to us the child of winter” (She bowed her head whispering an answer) “Bring to us the child of winter” (Drumming with her fingertips And humming in tongues) She bowed her head whispering an answer Her words like the wind Raised a creature of snow
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Light and Water: memories Sound and air: circles? Lilies and thorns The radiant mother Reaches out with her golden arms Inhale her light Feel the tickle on your skin Taste it Let it dance with your heart Until it becomes an element of yourself Absorb our thoughts Weave a dream out of it Absorb our thoughts Give it a sound Your whisper fades into the air, into the soil We drink from the stream of memories We feed on you We breathe with your lungs You are telling our tales To the wind and to the earth
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about

German film composer Jan Weber releases new album following his ALS diagnosis.

A new cycle begins for the German film composer Jan Weber who returns with the album “Poems of An Extinct Species” of his project ART NOIR after a decade since the album “Silent Green”.

Diagnosed with the neurodegenerative disease Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) in 2015, Jan had just begun to lay down the framework for the album, when he was still able to move his fingers. With the loss of voluntary muscle movement slowly progressing, he needed an assistive eye-tracking communication device to complete the recording over the following 5 years. The production, mixing and mastering of the album was later supported by Thomas Navas (Lost in the Void) and Stefan Vesper (Steve Dragon, In Strict Confidence).

The album unfolds a compelling and intellectually stimulating story through Nadine Stelzer’s ethereal voice and thought-provoking lyrics that challenge the confines of our current perceptional reality. Enveloped in an anthropological-ecological mantle, it explores the vulnerability and concomitant wound-inflicting ability of the human species, invoking imagery and imagination of what was, what is, and what may be. Jan Weber, with his indomitable passion for producing and creating worlds, is the epitome of the strength of the human spirit and an inspiration to everyone.

In a century where unprecedented technological advancements engendered devices that have become indispensable extensions of our motor and sensory systems, “Poems of an Extinct Species” is an ode to the multidimensional and adaptive human-nature interrelationship through time and space.

The album was released on CD and as download on January 29, 2021 by Aenaos Records.

credits

released January 29, 2021

Art Noir are Jan Weber and Nadine Stelzer (aka Nadja Delajura).

Music: Jan Weber and Nadine Stelzer (03, 05, 07, 09, 10)

Gloomy Sunday:
© 1933 by Czárdàs Zenemúkiadó, Budapest
© 1950 assigned to Editio Musica, Budapest
for D, A, CH by AKLA MUSIKVERLAG
c/o Erich Plessow Musikedition GmbH + Co. oHG

Produced by Jan Weber
Additional producer for 02, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08: Stefan Vesper
Additional producer for 01, 02 and 09: Thomas Navas

‘Moving Sky (Wasted Life Remix)’ remixed by Stefan Vesper

Vocals: Nadine Stelzer
Drums on 04 and 07: Stefan Vesper

Lyrics for 03, 05, 07, 09, 10: Nadine Stelzer
Titles of 02, 04, 06, 07, 08 and 09 inspired by the book ‘A Course in Miracles’ published by ‘Foundation for Inner Peace’, 1975.

Mixed and Mastered by Stefan Vesper
Recorded by Stefan Vesper at Wasted Life Studios in Darmstadt

Artwork: Rade Stijovic

Story written by Nadine Stelzer

Published by Aenaos Records

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Art Noir Stuttgart, Germany

ART NOIR is a project of Jan Weber, the film composer and former member of IMPRESSIONS OF WINTER. Succeeding the debut `Flügel` and a co-production with Carlos Perón, the new record, called ‘Silent Green’, opens up to a new musical dimension.

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