Blue Flame
Closer
Sphere
pop,electronic,lounge
CD 39850972
EUR 5,00



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Nikola Materne, a singer of French extraction and Georg Türk, a native Transylvanian, never succeeded in learning a proper profession, but devoted their lives entirely to music and played in night clubs, bars and studios until eventually they met each other a few years ago.

As soon as they discovered their shared musical preferences and their love for chilling out and cooking, they teamed up to make their own music and live the Dolce Vita.

For her second studio album ďCloserĒ, Sphere invited a lot of musicians, who are mostly close friends, to their studio for recording sessions; thus making the Sphere-Vibe more feelable; to dive more into this special aura. Thus the new songs sound even more natural and intimate than on the previous album ďBreatheĒ (BF 39850872). Always pulling along the sound for their love for film music. A bitter-sweet French touch, cheerful melancholic-pop songs, telling short personal stories. About the fear of too much closeness in "Sunbather", the nightly trip to foreign dream worlds in "Dreamer" or the loneliness in a foreign city. About the cliffs of human relations in "Hard to Handle" and "Bad". A peculiar declaration of love to "Eliah" and spring time in the song "Spring".

The name Sphere is perfectly suited for their style and sound, which they themselves describe as spherical pop sound with lounge elements. Or Jazzpop. A categorization is difficult, if the album starts with jazz developing into pop, and in between takes short trips in various other genres, such as Nu-Bossa and Chanson.

More important than putting down genres is feeling the vibe: Sphere create an atmospheric soundtrack to life with a sound, "that always lets you float a few centimetres above the ground" (Brigitte 3 / 2007 Ė German Magazine).

Tracklist: 01 Sunbather 04:57 // 02 Bad 04:08 // 03 Lo-oh-nely 03:29 // 04 Dreamer 05:14 // 05 Tomorrow 04:44 // 06 Spring 03:54 // 07 Eliah 03:21 // 08 Hard to Handle 05:01 // 09 Nouveaux Trip 03:23 // 10 Sultry Day 03:32 // 11 Unreal 01:53 // 12 Sans Larmes Ė Remix by DJ Jauche aka Jack Flash 6:05 // 13 BadĖ Remix by Alién Café 04:19

Song Lyrics:

01 Sunbather
Closer Ė I want to be closer
But then the pain arises
I canít hide
Courage Ė Iíve got to take courage
And let the fear subside
Itís alright, itís alright
Let me see the light
Sunbather
I want to step outside
Sunbather
Darkness Ė my thoughts full of darkness
Where has the magic gone
I held on to
Blossom Ė come let me blossom
I want to sense the dawn
to go on, to go on
Let me see the light
Sunbather
I want to step outside
Sunbather
You may call me the queen of illusion
Ďcause I worship love and being brave
I want to bathe, sunbathe

02 Bad
All the secrets that I told you
The corners of my soul I unfolded for you
The countless hours we talked away
The honest promise that I made
It all went wrong
I realized that you got hold of me
I never thought you were so bold
To grab my hand and tear me down
I found myself starting to drown
But not for long
Youíre bad, youíre so bad for me
Youíre the killer of my harmony
Youíre bad, youíre so bad for me
The fulfiller of the wrong destiny
Hereís your electrifying smile
With lots of charm you try to beguile me
To let you get closer again
But itís way too late my friend
Youíre so wrong
Letís try to be all civilized
Just grab your things and then good-bye
Go and find another fan
And please donít bother me again
So long

03 Lo-oh-nely
People told me they would call me
But I never heard a word
So I am here alone
Roaming through the cities big streets
Gaping through the shop windows
And hang about cafés
Timeís passing by
And I canít figure out why Iím here
My smile canít belie
That I canít figure out why I am here
Iím so lo-oh-nely, so lo-oh-nely
Canít stand all those chatting people
With no one here to talk to me
Iím feeling quite annoyed
Killing time, keeping me busy
But nothing really pleases me
I think Iíll watch TV
Timeís passing by
And I canít figure out why Iím here
I canít deny
I just canít figure out why I am here
Iím so lo-oh-nely, so lo-oh-nely

04 Spring
The blue and the green
The roses and the butterfly
Electricity is bursting
And sweet love is the first thing
In spring, in sweet Spring
Venus and Mars
The apple and the devious snake
An ardent heart is exploding
And longing love is the worst thing
In spring, in sweet Spring

05 Hard To Handle
Growing strong - Walking backwards
Think too long - And struggle
Sureness gone - Playing new cards
Are they wrong? - Donít know
Cause this is hard to handle
This is hard to try
Yes this is hard to handle
This is hard to try
So many voices in your head
Oh yeah, itís hard to handle
Too many choices to regret
Oh yeah, itís hard to handle
Fighting hard - Feeling sorry
Being smart - And fail
Fall apart - Search for new ways
Where to start? - Donít know
Cause this is hard to handle
This is hard to try
Yes this is hard to handle
This is hard to try
So many voices in your head
Oh yeah, itís hard to handle
Too many choices to regret
Oh yeah, itís hard to handle
How much you have to give up?
How much you want to save?
Which turn you need to follow
To gain the best in this maze?

06 Tomorrow
The time is so right for the blues
I am shy and Iím fairly confused
Oh, I hide under layers of sorrow
Tomorrow Iíll stand up again
Dark is the night
And gloomy and gloomy
Cold is your silence
That I can not break
Donít want to be nice and handy
Because teeth can be killed by too much candy
Watch out for the timid creature
Tomorrow Iím myself again

07 Eliah
Strange-familiar youíre to me
Perpetual wonder
From another galaxy
We are two of a kind
I found some space inside of me
For you to move in
But you set yourself free
Now Iím filled with love
Eliah you are beautiful
Eliah you are beautiful
Youíll never turn me down
From our touch emerges heat
A warmth to grow in
Newly created energy
When our worlds collide
Gave up defence suspiciously
You took me over
With tender sweet tranquillity
Now Iím filled with love

08 Dreamer
Dream on, walk through the night
The darkest corners will be your delight
Go on, hold yourself straight
Even if you take fright
Dreamer walk on
Though youíre mystified Ďbout where you belong
Youíre not alone
Thereís a guiding light, so you canít be wrong
Dream on, strange is the night
So wide-awake while you are sleeping tight
Roam about hidden rooms
And let your spirit bloom
Dreamer walk on
Though youíre mystified Ďbout where you belong
Youíre not alone
hereís a guiding light, so you canít be wrong
Dear dreamer, every night you are travelling to the dark side of the moon to discover unknown worlds and species, to boldly go where no one has gone before, go on, brave dreamer, go on

09 Nouveau Trip
Hey, meet me on a nouveau trip
Well Iím far away from home
For the new I am well equipped
Now I know that I belong
To the rich and the famous
The wild and outrageous
You gotta meet me on my trip, oh yeah
Let your mind take a crazy flip
Try a different mood
Let go your tight grip
Energies will be renewed
Weirdness can take you far
It can change your whole life
You gotta meet me on my trip, oh yeah
The nouveau trip! The nouveau trip!
I wonít drink in tiny sips
I will gulp down the whole damn thing
The big life, the top five
I wanna thrive again
I wonít care what people think of me
dancing to the beat of my heart
Yes my nouveau trip will be a brand-new start
The nouveau trip! The nouveau trip!

10 Sultry Day
A sultry dayís awakening
No leaf Ďs stirring in the trees
The stifling air has stopped moving
The morning feels like a dream
My lazy bodyís yearning
For what I donít really know
A heavy sleep is leaving
My bed and slips through the door
Hear me
Come to the clear blue mountains
Hear me
Come and you will be fine
A sultry dayís awakening
The time slowly melts away
Itís seeping through my strange thoughts
Soon it will be yesterday

11 Unreal
Do you mind if I take you on a trip
Somewhere to a blue place
Our mind could put us on a ship
Leaving everything behind
Itís unreal, you will say
And point out the greyness of this rainy day
Do you mind if I pity you a bit
Because youíre trapped in here
Am I right, you think that I am wrong
To hope my dreams will come true
To fight, to wait and deeply long
For something that seems out of reach
Itís unreal, you state
I should grow-up and accept my fate
To my delight I just wrote this song
And I wonít stay here





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