Kender du det, at det har været gråvejr hele dagen, og så lige pludselig bryder solen igennem et hul i skyerne, og du tænker ved dig selv, at det hele nok skal gå?
Sådan lyder Two Bicycles. Et sideprojekt fra manden bag Teen Daze. Vokalen og guitaren er badet i ekko, rumklang og mild distortion på den flotte demo In Between.
Two Bicycles – In Between (demo) (Right click to download)
Anden demo A Dream Of Heaven And Water kan du passende afspille, når du er på vej i seng. Det er nemlig en yderst drømmende og søvndyssende sag – på den gode måde forstås.
Two Bicycles – A Dream Of Heaven And Water (demo) (Right click to download)
Nedenfor kan du også streame albummet The Holy Forest, hvor skønhed og melankoli går hånd i hånd. Melankolien skyldes noget helt konkret. Two Bicycles fortæller:
“The Holy Forest is a record that I wrote and recorded in under 24 hours.
The idea behind the record was to tell the story of a piece of land that was quite dear to my heart. Behind my parent’s house was a mountainside forest that was full of wonder and inspiration. One afternoon some friends and I were wandering around it when we came upon a huge clearing, almost 200 feet wide. The trees gave way to huge stalks of uncut grass, and a hidden cove, complete with a looming rock face. People had definitely discovered it before we had, what with the discarded car batteries and rusted out bed frames. Some people saw it as a dump; we saw an oasis. For that summer, this place became my escape. I’d go to the meadow to think, to take in the sun, and to go be imaginative. It instantly became a muse, inspiring me to write countless songs and other works.
Once the summer ended, and I left home to go back to school, my parents told me that the forest was being cut down to make way for a housing development. A total Fern Gully experience. I was saddened to think that a place of such mystery and wonder would be replaced with sheer efficiency and logic. People need places to live right? Perhaps, but at what cost.”
På albummet The Ocean dyrker Two Bicycles en mere atmosfærisk, ambient side af sit udtryk uden vokal. Igen vil jeg citere Two Bicycles, da jeg ikke kan beskrive det bedre:
“The record tells the story of a night spent at sea. The beauty and hope that comes with the watching of the sun set, swimming in the moonlight and looking back at life back on land in fondness and happiness. But as the night falls, and the endless ocean reveals itself as the chaotic, exilic wilderness, the main character begins to feel isolated and on edge. The ocean can bring both optimism and fear, hope and loneliness.”
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