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Soft Focus EP

by The Grand Astoria

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Mykhailo The third, and probably not the last, release from the band in 2015!
This acoustic EP is kinda sequel to their 2014's "Who's in Charge?" single.
The Grand Astoria shows us its lyrical singer-songwriter side without loud fuzzes and distortions on this record.
Sounds a bit unusual, but awesome as always! Favorite track: Beauty of the Simple Things.
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Read My Mind 05:43
When there is no hope For the mind that sleeps For the broken heart stressed by memories Of the future days and the days gone by Count from 9 to 10 Call and he will come In the end Tell him how it feels To be old and tired Play him all your cards He'll just laugh and smile Such a fool What a miracle your life is You won't understand Till the restless hand of doom Breaks your spine and legs Crash the bones Squeeze your soul into the bottle Handle it with love and care And the feeling once forgotten Steps in only if you dare When blind leads - blind will follow
There's the place Where the magic and the wonder dwell It's here In our hearts and minds, in hopes and even fears But between us there is emptiness and pain Suffering, betrayal and lies Hate and self-indulgence all the time Children of tomorrow buried under ruins of our crimes Let it burn! They will sing and dance and clap their hands They will preach and praise the lord they never met They will vanish all obscurity away And it the end of the road They will discover who we were Shadows and desperate souls Blinded by the jealousy and rage But the Sun will shine again And the skies will be clear again And the nature will breathe again In the end of everything And the Moon will rise again And the stars will fall again And this love will be the word In the end of everything
Don't Belong 04:01
Since there is no one else Who can carry all this weight Just me, myself and I And a bunch of trustful friends Who will tell you then That eating flesh is not that fun Surely it won't make you strong Walking graveyard if you want Blood rain's falling And mankind's calling For the savior with the goat head Tried to be kind, never worked out King of kings on the cross Don't compete and don't compare This is how it works my dear So here I go again With my song that stays the same Who will tell you then Wearing fur is not that warm Just blood and gore all over the floor Swallow, vomit ask for more Blood rain's falling And mankind's calling For the savior with the goat head Failed in being kind, never worked out King is hanging on the cross Blood rain's falling And mankind's calling For the savior with the goat head Saints and sinners Losers, winners Don't belong here Just don't belong
Oh! Kamille 03:18
"R'n'R (Road and Romance)" Let me take you there Where no pain, no sorrow and no tears Were never seen In the the shade of giant oak tree I will tell you story Of the frog that kissed the Queen So it starts again The same old funny situation When you cannot move, you cannot breathe To everyone's surprise And those butterflies still there In the sweet tranquility And it's time to fly Look inside There's void Or silver light? That shines, that helps to stand the night For rich and poor For young and old This good old love will save us all Such a lovely morning Take the open highway And just read it like a book Make the old truck driver laugh and smile Sure he still remembers Your good jokes and fancy look And it comes again The tricks of your imagination Was it real? Was it true? Or just fantasy? Yes it takes some time to understand this simple rule All the best things in life are free


released August 6, 2015

Songs written by K. Sharapodinov, except #6 (Graham Nash). Arrangements by Kamille, Danila and all the parties involved.
Kamille Sharapodinov - vocals, acoustic and electric guitars, ukulele
Danila Danilov - vocals, melodica, flute, percussion, cajon, synth
Denis Kirillov - grand piano, fender Rhodes
Vladimir Zinoviev - drums, percussion
Robin Kleuskens - dobro
Slava Lobanov - banjo
Eugene Trukhin - bass (2, 7, 9)
Michail Lopakov - bass (3, 5, 6)
Ravil Azizov - clarinet
Dasha Stepanova - cello
Sophia Miroedova - artwork
Alexander Karelin - mixing and mastering
Recorded by Danila Danilov in "Red Wave" studio during Spring - Summer 2015


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