BOB K – Noir/Blanc

JONO

BOB K – Noir/Blanc

  • Release date: 2012-09-02
  • Label: JONO
  • Catalog #: BKCD005

Noir/Blanc is bob K’s third album, produced by LA-producer David Larring (Kevin Max, StøyTommy Tokyo). The cooperation with Larring began after their common tour with Kevin Max (dcTalk) in 2010, when they also released the album Fragile.

Larring, who moved from Los Angeles to Oslo, where the album was finished. Like its predecessor, Noir/Blanc is all about Scandinavian-rooted, dynamic postrock, intended to fill the arenas. Larring has retained the grandiose live-sound, where he lets its bombastic melancholy, shimmering guitars, and adorning Rhodes-melodies, have featured prominently among his own retro sounds from both stylophone, sizzling synth basses, and mandolin.

The album opens with the singles The Escape and Burden, who then hands over to the catchy, melodic ballad Angel. From there on to Mayday – the album’s heaviest track – where the band and Larring manage the trick to unite glockenspiel with growling, without crossing the border into hardcore… Rest is another song, that stands out, with its dark drum loop, that stubbornly grind through the whole soundwave of emotionally loaded energy. When the last, distorted beat from Rest resonates, the listener ends up in closing song Forever, that with its peaceful soundscape through a swirling, magical discharge leaves a taste of both blackness and hopeful light…

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Anything but gray!” Metal Integral, France

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Bob K should be one of the premier rock bands from Sweden, let´s hope this album will take them out in the world.” Roth’n’roll, Sweden

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Could make a decent breakthrough” Imhotep, Norway

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Magnificent and very captivating
… complex, imaginative and multifaceted musical world” Upsala Nya Tidning, Sweden

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A love relationship that grows and matures” Extended Mix, Sweden

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Clearly the best album from bob K so far” MusikJournalen, Radio Fyris, Sweden

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Moody/brooding indie” Mauce – The Metal Resource, Netherlands

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Creates epic emotional storms” Zero Magazine, Sweden

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Beautifully well-produced” IKON1931, Sweden

Solid pop-product of the brother people” Vårt Land, Norway

Tracks:

  • 1

    The Escape

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    THE ESCAPE

    Music: Lorens Palmgren, Jonatan Samuelsson, Peter Dalhoff
    Words: Peter Dalhoff
    Copyright © 2012 JONO MUSIC PUBLISHING
    Administrated by David Media AB

    Oh, hear me now
    Don't waste my time
    Come undone
    Time is all running out
    It's not too late
    Still tonight

    You can never reach me
    I'm running with the speed of light
    You can never hold me
    I'll meet you on the other side

    Don't give up
    Don't give in
    These words we give
    These words we take

    You can never reach me
    I'm running with the speed of light
    You can never hold me
    I'll meet you on the other side

    From now until forever
    You stand here alone
    Do you hear me tonight?
    Can you hear me tonight?
    Wake up now
    You better catch up

    In search of pride and glory
    We're blinded by lies
    But I have to keep on moving
    There's no time to holding back

    The Escape
  • 2

    Burden

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    BURDEN

    Music: Peter Dalhoff, Lorens Palmgren, Jonatan Samuelsson
    Words: Peter Dalhoff
    Copyright © 2012 JONO MUSIC PUBLISHING
    Administrated by David Media AB

    Change me into someone
    That's greater than I am
    Turn me into something
    Bigger than you

    Hold me like you used to
    Free my soul tonight
    Say you'll be here 'til
    The end, forever more

    Tell me that you're special
    That I could be as you
    Tell me you're my precious
    The start of something new

    Hold me like you used to...

    Burden
  • 3

    Angel

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    ANGEL

    Music: Lorens Palmgren, Jonatan Samuelsson
    Words: Lorens Palmgren, Peter Dalhoff, Jonatan Samuelsson
    Copyright © 2012 JONO MUSIC PUBLISHING
    Administrated by David Media AB

    I saw you standing there
    So beautiful, I'm asking
    Could it have been real
    I saw you move with grace
    And I keep thinking 'bout
    The way you made me feel

    And I pray
    For a moment with you
    And I pray
    For this dream to come true

    Are you an angel?

    Another day goes by
    Now you're far away
    And I'm still here for you
    Where did you go, my dear
    Could it be that you're above,
    watching over me?

    And I cry
    For a moment with you
    And I cry
    For this dream to come true

    Are you an angel?

    Keep looking for me
    I may be closer than you think
    You will find out someday
    Keep watching the sky
    I may be looking out for you

    Angel
  • 4

    Mayday

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    MAYDAY

    Music: Lorens Palmgren, Jonatan Samuelsson
    Words: Jonatan Samuelsson, Peter Dalhoff
    Copyright © 2012 JONO MUSIC PUBLISHING
    Administrated by David Media AB

    This is how it feels
    This is what is real
    I'm feeling weary
    So tired of pretending

    Life is real
    More than I can see
    When blinded with frustration

    Somewhere it went wrong
    Thought I was so strong
    I'm far away
    And I really need to come home

    All I'm asking for
    Is to reach the shore
    And that things should be
    Just like before

    Mayday...

    Keep fretting 'bout the loss
    I didn't count the cost
    If i keep on going
    Bitterness will kill me

    All I'm asking for
    Is to reach the shore
    And that things should be
    Just like before

    Mayday - I need you
    Mayday - I want you
    Mayday - I want you to release me

    Mayday - I can't go on
    Mayday - Without you
    Mayday - I need you to release me

    Mayday
  • 5

    Dear Thom

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    DEAR THOM

    Music: Lorens Palmgren, Jonatan Samuelsson, Peter Dalhoff
    Words: Peter Dalhoff
    Copyright © 2012 JONO MUSIC PUBLISHING
    Administrated by David Media AB

    Believe it when you see it
    Trust me when I tell you
    Don't care about the others
    We're lost in our dreams

    Reach out for wisdom
    Come touch this flesh and fire

    I'm here if you need it
    I'm here to fulfill you
    I'm here if you need me
    I'm here to forgive you

    They offer you a million
    I'd sell my soul for a dime

    Reach out for forgiveness
    Come touch this flesh and fire

    I'm here if you need it...

    Dear Thom
  • 6

    For Ash

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    FOR ASH

    Music: Lorens Palmgren, Jonatan Samuelsson, Peter Dalhoff
    Words: Peter Dalhoff
    Copyright © 2012 JONO MUSIC PUBLISHING
    Administrated by David Media AB

    Lay down dear child
    Come find your rest
    I hear your cry
    Let me dry your tears

    It's all right

    Lay down sweet child
    I'll take your pain
    I'm close enough
    Don't be afraid

    It's ok

    I hold you close
    Now let it go
    I hold you close
    Stay with me

    One beat, two beats, three beats
    Where's the meaning in everything
    You're gone, I miss you so
    Give me strength to carry on

    Until I meet you

    Hold me close
    Nothing's left to lose
    Yeah
    'til the end of time
    Hold me close to you
    Hold me close to you

    For Ash
  • 7

    My Kingdom

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    MY KINGDOM

    Music: Lorens Palmgren, Jonatan Samuelsson
    Words: Peter Dalhoff
    Copyright © 2012 JONO MUSIC PUBLISHING
    Administrated by David Media AB

    In self deny
    I spoke to God
    But how am I to get through
    I tried so hard
    Like supposed to do
    But soon I trembled and stopped

    They made me king
    Of everything
    My Kingdom of nothing
    I am the king
    Of everything
    Where's the beauty in anything

    I cannot move
    To petrified
    Silence's screaming in my head
    What if I'm wrong
    Give me the words
    I'm just trying to explain

    They made me king...

    My Kingdom
  • 8

    Amazing Grace

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    AMAZING GRACE

    Music: Adam Börjesson, Lorens Palmgren, Peter Dalhoff, Jonatan Samuelsson
    Words: Adam Börjesson, Lorens Palmgren, Peter Dalhoff
    Copyright © 2012 JONO MUSIC PUBLISHING
    Administrated by David Media AB

    A sweet goodbye
    An endless cry
    The bittersweet never ending
    Close enough to fear
    Too far away to feel
    So numb but I can't hold you near

    Amazing Grace
    That's reaching out to me
    Amazing Grace
    Shine upon me

    They keep hunting me down
    I've got nowhere to hide
    They keep hunting me down

    Broken mirrors on the ground
    Used reflections of my mind
    I’m trying to let go
    Just tell me where
    Show me how it's like
    And show me where to run

    Amazing Grace...

    Amazing Grace
  • 9

    Rest

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    REST

    Music: Lorens Palmgren, Jonatan Samuelsson, Peter Dalhoff
    Words: Peter Dalhoff
    Copyright © 2012 JONO MUSIC PUBLISHING
    Administrated by David Media AB

    Though I have a broken heart
    I try to keep this dream alive
    All those endless useless tries
    I try to work it out even how

    When my arms are feeling weak
    You say that it's alright
    When there's nothing left to keep
    I find my rest here with you

    But I have a broken heart
    Can you fix it, please? Somehow
    And i've got a worn out soul
    I'm about to let it go

    And my arms are feeling weak
    But you say that it's alright
    I got nothing left to keep
    Then I find my rest here with you

    Rest
  • 10

    Forever

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    FOREVER

    Music: Lorens Palmgren, Peter Dalhoff
    Words: Peter Dalhoff
    Copyright © 2012 JONO MUSIC PUBLISHING
    Administrated by David Media AB

    Something that is precious
    when all is made of gold
    Something worth to save
    when we throw everything away

    All the flicks of illusion
    in a world of delusion

    Somethings last forever
    Things that never fade

    Don't tell me that you're sorry
    There is always someone to blame
    Don't tell me that it's all right
    You know it's such a shame
    Just let it go

    Forever

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