Distant Signals

by Cosmono

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1.
It’s all right I’ll just stay home and when I have to go out again I’ll put my mask back on I was trapped couldn’t write a thing when I had to stay in I broke free again I took my time standing by the door been there before a long time ago easy now take a deep breath with a little help from my friends I can do it now out here the days grow long so I play song after song I hope you might pick up my distant signal
2.
Golden Days 02:32
there was a champagne supernova in the sky the day we watched the world spinning gently out of time black hole sun would come and wash away the rain so we could go night swimming for that deserves a quiet night we loaded up on guns and we brought our friends once upon a time we could lose ourselves it was the best thing that we ever, ever had when we floated like feathers in a beautiful world
3.
mother mother your laughter was warm and kind but sometimes it didn‘t sound quite allright I remember the distant look in your eyes whenever you went through hard times well, well, well, there is always tomorrow there’ll be another day it’s never too late well, well, well, there is always tomorrow there’ll be another day you can wait when you were young you had to take more than a lot for the old folks daughters where not good enough so off you went and found yourself a good, good man one to feed you and treat you as bad as he possibly can well, well, well, there is always tomorrow there’ll be another day it’s never too late well, well, well, there is always tomorrow there’ll be another day until the beast named cancer takes it away
4.
Klimbalim 01:08
5.
right there outside the door lies the void, a wasteland sealed in these four walls we are deep in hibernation what was good the other day now lost all its meaning so how about we sleep on it one more night and dream on
6.
Upside Down 01:52
oh, the world is turned upside down tonight please turn it around
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Optimism and retrospection in times of Corona. Cosmono aka Frank Schönhofer returns with this EP written in the wake of the lock down.

An album was to be recorded early in March 2020. The material was there, the studio was booked, the band well prepared — but then the pandemic reached us and the recording session had to be postponed indefinitely. To record the songs of that album in any other way was no option; the planning was too far ahead already.

Within the following weeks Frank Schönhofer made use of the delay and assembled old sketches of lyrics, musical notes and new ideas into new songs. Jan Phillip contributed drums and Marco Mlynek Guitar, Piano and backing vocals from their homes. And despite the physical distance of the three musicians a very direct, vivid and atmospheric recording was created. The lyrics deal with these curious times of standstill and isolation but also with hope and remembrance.

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released July 16, 2020

Frank Schönhofer - Vocals, Guitars, Bass, Piano on 3, Synth, Ukulele
Marco Mlynek - Additional Vocals on 1, Solo Guitar & Piano on 2, Guitar on 4, Piano & FX on 7
Jan Philipp - Drums

Words and music by Frank Schönhofer
Recorded at Frank’s and Marco’s homes, Jan’s practice room and Studio der Welt, March - May 2020
Mixed & Mastered by Frank Schönhofer
Cover Design by Frank Schönhofer

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