Image

by Whispering Sons

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nyq Very tight debut album that follows the core concepts of alienation and urban atmosphere like the fantastic EP 'Endless Party' without losing variety in the 10 songs.

In my opinion are the drums a bit under the overall mix and the last track doesn't have that much of an impact to me.

Least but not least for 20 bucks +shipping the CD-Digipack is a bit underwhelming, could have been more illustrations and linernotes. (the coverart and strong colours are still awesome).

I can say it's one of my favourite post-punk/gothic albums and I am looking engaged to further projects and hope you guys grow with every new song/album/EP. Favorite track: Skin.
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hills "Image" captures how people perceive their own reality, and honestly the lyrics can either be deep or scary true for anyone. Favorite track: Hollow.
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☆R●gR4f☆ A new modern classic of dark gentile postures. ♡the deliberate yet subtly voiced lyrical intonations are somberly-sweet... greatness. Favorite track: Alone.
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'Image' is a motionless state in which observations overshadow actions. Yet its intensity is unrelenting. The ten tracks evoke feelings of alienation and irreality, wrapped in a sound both urging and raw. 'Image' is artificial at times, but honest to the core. Whispering Sons debut album is out October 19th on Pias/Smile.

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released October 19, 2018

Words & Music by Whispering Sons

Produced by Micha Volders
Engineered & Co-produced by Bert Vliegen
Mixed by Bert Libeert (Safari Studios) at Jetson Studio
Mastered by Jerboa Mastering

Cover Art by Flor Maesen
Layout/Design by Anne De Boeck

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Belgian post-punk breathing dark and atmospheric sounds.

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Track Name: Stalemate
subtle as a ghost
you surround the very space I’m in
determine the shape I’m in
and I’m faced with
a sudden scare

it’s everywhere

subtle as a ghost
you derange this maze I’m in
agitate this race I’m in
and I’m faced with
a sudden scare

it’s everywhere

as roads collide and I with them
madness manifests itself
though I feel alive for an instant
numbness is closing in

I wear the marks of this feeling
I wear the marks of this feeling
and I’ll bear it

an abandoned car radio cries
my soul is in pretty good shape and so am I

as roads collide and I with them
madness manifests itself
though I feel alive for an instant
numbness is closing in

I wear the marks of this feeling
I wear the marks of this feeling
and I’ll bear it
Track Name: Got A Light
in this blank night I’ll see their blank faces
mutating into something that’s even less

they drain the city, dry the pools of consciousness
they drain the city, dry the pools of consciousness
how are you feeling? good
how are you feeling? good

and the conversation rises
and then slowly fades into silence
how are you feeling? good
how are you feeling? good

I want to sleep

and everything seems less like itself
and more like everything else
there was never meant to be clarity
there was never meant to be clarity

how are you feeling? good
I’m not losing it all the time

how are you feeling good?
Track Name: Alone
in one second
it becomes a still life
shutting in and shutting out

and I know
I’m racing myself
to the point of no return

they move so slowly when they’re not afraid
and I just keep moving at a different rate
it’s a kind of stillness, I can’t relate
they move so slowly when they’re not afraid

I’m outside
I’m out of sight
shutting in and shutting out

and I know
I’m racing myself
to the point of no return

they move so slowly when they’re not afraid
and I just keep moving at a different rate
it’s a kind of stillness, I can’t relate
they move so slowly when they’re not afraid
Track Name: Skin
everything drifts
in and out of time
nothing stays
nothing ever changes

and I wanted to give you all
but there was nothing left to give

I read your skin
then I tore it off
it’s a bare future
lying ahead of us

but please don’t say
it was a waste of time
we were not wasting time
we were not wasting time

because you only know
its value when it’s gone
it’s only memorable
by the scars it leaves
Track Name: No Time
nervous laughter
nervous laughter
nervous laughter
surrounding me

it’s a pressing silence
depressing silence
in which words resonate
like bare fists bashing the gates
my bare fists embrace the bricks
my bare fists embrace the bricks
the streets bleed
but the city still stands

it looks familiar but I can’t remember
it looks familiar but I can’t remember

they are still feeling good
and at least the food is fine
but I’m sick of the dust on their words
so I just cough and smile



so they keep quiet
and I repeat myself
this speech is a performance
I repeat myself
behind the words is chaos
I repeat after someone else
I repeat after everyone else

it sounds familiar, but I can’t remember
it sounds familiar, but I can’t remember

they are still feeling good
and at least the food is fine
but I’m sick of the dust on my words
so I just cough and smile

nervous laughter
nervous laughter
nervous laughter
surrounding me
Track Name: Fragments
it’s been a pretty fight
despite being motionless
caressing casualties
feel tragedy in their fingers

the tragedy in their minds
disguised by emptiness
flawing precision
a momentary weakness

they say
it’s good to feel
shiver
shed some tears
I’m crying

for more
disasters and calamities
they say it’s good to feel
stabbed through the flesh
shed some tears

pieces of people
fall over the edge
carelessly craving something
one day I’ll be lying there



it’s been a pretty fight
despite being motionless
carefully sculptured
though disfigured and deluded

they say
it’s good to feel
shiver
shed some tears
I’m crying

for more
disasters and calamities
they say it’s good to feel
stabbed through the flesh
shed some tears

pieces of people
fall over the edge
carelessly craving something
one day I’ll be lying there
Track Name: Hollow
it’s barren land
and hollow men
chanting children
holding hands
and they dance

I’ve been here for too long

but there’s straw inside my head
an artificial stillness but the wind still cuts like glass

and this desert’s turning cold
a deserted kingdom where the fever only grows

and this is the dead land
this is the mad land
and life is very long
when you’re stuck in existence

is this the way the world ends
is this the way the world ends
and life is very long
when you’re stuck in existence
Track Name: Waste
fragile figure
don’t speak
the texture of your words
tortures me

deep blue desert
desperate idea
the pleasure of her touch
tortures me

surging blood
boiling streets
the pressure of my thoughts
tortures me

I can’t see
I can’t see
I won’t accept
except my own ideas

it’s a perversity
that’s slowly
spiralling down in me

fragile figure
I want to make you scream
the texture of your cries
pleasures me

I can’t see
I can’t see
I won’t accept
except my own ideas

it’s a perversity
that’s slowly
spiralling down in me

it’s a perversity

I don’t know if I care
Track Name: Dense
in this scene of disordered senses
in this scene of disordered senses
I try to relive
I’ll take my chances

I hang my head down and I’m shaking
I hang my head down and I’m wasted
I know it’s over
my time is over

it’s a sea of heated bodies
it’s a sea of heated bodies
in which I’m drowning
as it surrounds me

in this scene of dissonant essence
in this scene of dissonant essence
I rediscovered
I rediscovered
my own senselessness

in this scene of disordered senses
in this scene of disordered senses
I try to relive
I’ll take my chances

I hang my head down and I’m shaking
I hang my head down and I’m wasted
I know it’s over
my time is over
and I can’t deny

I can’t take it
I don’t care to see

I can’t take it
I can’t
Track Name: No Image
they take me to the end
of myself
they take me to the end

I don’t see what they see
in myself
I don’t see what they see

how much I like to transgress
the sanctity of this scenery
obliterate the imagery
that hangs over me like a gown
and all the while their voices sing
I just keep humming along

how hard I want to laugh
with the absurdity of this scenery
obliterate the imagery
that hangs over me like a gown
and all the while their voices sing
I just keep humming along

first a stone
then a form
a statue
wrapped in cloth

first the fire
then the fog
a statue
wrapped in cloth

I exhaust myself
trying to see
I exhaust myself

how much I like to transgress
the sanctity of this scenery
obliterate the imagery
that hangs over me like a gown
and all the while their voices sing
I just keep humming along


first a stone
then a form
a statue
wrapped in cloth

first the fire
then the fog
a statue
wrapped in cloth

first a stone
then a form
a statue
wrapped in cloth

first the fire
then the fog
a statue
wrapped in cloth

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