Dreams for Dreamers

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This is Floatinghome's sophomore studio album, "Dreams for Dreamers". It is available on VINYL with Love Your Artist (follow: love-your-artist.de/index.php?cID=10732). It is a collection of orchestrated impressions of nine images:

image #01
BEYOND TOMORROW
A three-frame charcoal drawing depicting various dynamics of a couple's relationship.
[3x CHARCOAL ON PAPER: 300x300mm, MOUNTED: 330x960mm]
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image #02
VOLKOVA'S LAMENT
Painting of a tempestuous whirl-pool scene with a siren rising through it's centre.
[SPRAYPAINT ON WOOD: 2500x2500mm]
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image #03
PLEASE SIR
Pencil sketch of a figure hunched over a nineteen-eighties-style computer in the bottom left corner of a large empty canvas, bag of cash beside him.
[PENCIL ON CANVAS: 2000x600mm]
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image #04
LILA IN MY ARMS
Faded charcoal drawing on a brown paper bag of a couple dancing, one pointing away. Slightly ripped with the trace of a dirty snowy footprint.
[CHARCOAL ON PAPER, RIPPED: 294x165.2mm]
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image #05
GENERATION Y
Portrait of an old-looking young man on white paper, charcoal with splashes of colour.
[CHARCOAL ON PAPER: 1000×700mm]
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image #06
BELIEVE
Screen-print of a mash-up of five heads and various forms.
[SCREEN PRINT ON CARD: 300x300mm]
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image #07
DREAMING HER SKIN
Lady, seen from behind, with long wavy blonde hair, wearing loose clothing, running through a forest, summer light dancing through the trees and her dress.
[OIL ON CANVAS: 594x420mm]
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image #08
THAIAS KEPT
Colour pencil-drawing of an aged puppeteer's attic, centred on a stage with a scene depicting a whore, a warrior and a burning Persepolis.
[PENCIL ON CARD: 300x607mm]
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image #09
THESE WORDS
Oil-painting of a man leaning against a rainy bus window at dusk, singing along to music on his headphones.
[OIL ON CANVAS: 1000x1000mm]
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The album's cover artwork is by Belgian graphic designer Nicolas Belayew. The album is mastered by Marcus Wüst at Kleine Audiowelt studios in Germany.

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released September 2, 2016

FACE A
1. Beyond Tomorrow
2. Volkova's Lament
3. Please Sir
4. Lila in my Arms
5. Generation Y
FACE B
6. Believe
7. Dreaming Her Skin
8. Thaias Kept
9. These Words
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--CAST--
Augi Dethier: drums(2,3,4,5*,6,7,9) / choir(2,3,6,9) / cymbals(8)
Fabrice Bihain: electric guitar(2,3,4,6,9) / flute(2) / choir(1,3,6)
Rèmy Lehembre: bass(2,3,4,6,9) / choir(3,6)
Simon Bèriaux: keys(2,3,4,6,9) / choir(1,2,3,6,9)
Aidan Floatinghome: vocals / guitars / clarinets / other stuff
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Valèrie Balligand: cello(1) / choir(1)
Wallis Bird: vocal(8) / choir(1,2,3)
Ben Kritikos: vocal(8) / choir(2,9)
Chris Morrin: choir(1)
Emma Greenfield: choir(1)
Kevin Ryan: choir(1)
Rachel Sermanni: choir(1)
Rhob Cunningham: choir(1)
Tracey Kelliher: choir(1)
Dave Hedderman: choir(1,2)
Aimee Bea: choir(1,2)
Jess Kavenagh: choir(1,2,9)
Vanessa Monaghan: choir(1)
Jenny Lindfors: choir(1,2,9)
All songs written by Aidan.
Artwork by Nico Beleyew (tchiktchak.be).
Mastered by Marcus Wüst at Kleine Audiowelt studios.
All the musicians improvised over the songs presented, or worked together with Aidan to arrange parts during the recording session.
Aidan plays Massau guitars.
*also helped in the bridge construction!
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floatinghome Berlin, Germany

Floatinghome is the brain-child of Irish singer / producer, Aidan. Based in Berlin and playing a folk-rock music with hints of Aidan's native Ireland creeping into the rythems, their sophomore album, "Dreams for Dreamers" is out September 2nd 2016.
They have performed all over Europe, including support slots with Villagers, Get Well Soon, Anaïs Mitchell and Wallis Bird.
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Track Name: Beyond Tomorrow
[goddess - reverance]
the first, he loves his queen
with folded arms on bended knee
he came here
before his queen to say his love is an eternity
solid as a rock, it never sways
and it will thrive beyond tomorrow

WHAT WILL ALL OF THIS BECOME BEYOND TOMORROW

[princess - obsession]
the second, he loves his queen
with all the tools to take her home
and frame her
and have her close enough to serve as a reminder
that a better version of himself lives inside her
he'll find his light beyond tomorrow

WHAT WILL ALL OF THIS BECOME BEYOND TOMORROW

[lady - egoism]
the third, he loves his queen
with open arms and loving eyes
he sees her
and spends the love that's in his heart upon her
and swears only for today that he can love her
for who knows what lies beyond tomorrow

WHO KNOWS WHAT LIES BEYOND TOMORROW
Track Name: Volkova's Lament
(Aglaopheme and her sister)
in a tower by the ocean
sits a princess who sings
the boats to shore
the boats to shore
and the sailors who hear her
can't help but fall in love

so no boat ever leaves
she'll sing 'til no man sails the sea

her sister is the mermaid
who makes the waves
she makes the waves
she makes the waves
hers is a story
of heartache and woe

she fell in love with a sailor-boy
and tried to flip his boat
come in to my arms, she sang
come in to my arms
and he came and he drowned
now he's dead

she's never known love
she's the tempest that rages through winter
she knows not of her sister
for at birth she was cast from the shore
for the safety of all
to give that storm space to rise
and it rose
and it rose
until it claimed love

and tried through she did
she could not understand
so she sings no more
she sings no more

she hears an air
and dances her sister's tune

if she ever happens upon torre a mare
she'll learn the air her sister sings to the ocean
and the sailors can once more sail
and volkova can once more find love
when the seas calm
Track Name: Please Sir
how did it come to this
those with used to help those without
wealth used to come and go in waves with the seasons
there's a gap between the richer and the poorer
and a trade worth knowing was a trade worth sharing
one fell as the other grew
the other grew
the other grows
please sir, will you let me grow
please sir

you take from the poor and give to the rich
like a benifit plan for the unneedy
like a reverse robin hood
i'm working towards being king someday
but i started at the bottom and i keep sinking lower
and the harder i try, you put your hand out for more
please sir, can i have some more
please sir, can i have some more
please sir

these indellible scars on my back i can't see but i feel
every time i lay down
the summer breeze eases my pain
you can't take that away
you can't take that away
you can't take that away
...
please sir
Track Name: Lila in my Arms
i see fragments of a wise old relationship flash through my memories

... farmhouses and trees
appear and dissappear with uniform precision
she points to something
out in the distance
that neither of us can see
but she describes its beauty
i stare at her finger, fool that i am
but i just love this now, this here, this you
lila in my arms
lila in my arms

i see fragments of an inverted relationship flash through my memories

... i picture you with a jug of glühwein
and tinsel in your hair or at least a red ribbon
drifting through the viennese marketplace
snow dancing in your wake
you move through the fair
and me lost somewhere
in a cold wet north
wandering a wilderness, blinded by a vision of you
blinded by a vision of you
blinded by a vision of you
lila on my mind

i see fragments of a wild unfounded relationship flash through my memories

i died from not being able to meet you again
or forget that you exist
... when we were but a breath apart
i realised what beauty could be
and that night as i beckoned you closer and pushed you away
i saw we were the same - i paused on a forever
and was scared when you were in my arms
this was truth - you were real - you are
lila in my arms
Track Name: Generation Y
we're the lost generation caught in a promise of tomorrow
knowing yesterdays child has still not grown
we'll take our children by the hand
with their wisdom try to save this land
from perishing beneath the hand of man

she said, "don't worry about the big picture tonight,
"we're going to paint just a small bit right
"and it'll shine as an example for the rest!"
she said, "we're children too when the nighttime falls
"and the answers lie in those who love"
i heard all this and she never uttered a sound!

eloquently silent, she said everything i needed to hope

one day this will all be ours
or so the promise goes

our children are going to grow up strong
they'll find their own sense of right and wrong
we'll educate them to stand up tall as their morning shadow shrinks
reduced and silent we'll stand by and watch them flourish
and guide them if they ever should get lost

she said, "don't worry about the future tonight,
"we're going to paint just a small bit right
"and it'll shine as an example for the rest!"
she said, "we're children too when the nighttime falls
"and the answers lie in those who love"
the peter pan generation lives on in us

one day this will all be ours
or so the promise goes

we need to teach the future generations to do better than we've done
for some day this will all be theirs
Track Name: Believe
I want you made of stone
Then maybe I can call you my own
I never took anything from you and I'm sure
You don't realise everyone you know adds to you character

Maybe you want to learn who you are
Things you do, things you say push you too far
Maybe you cannot see the person you were meant to be
Maybe you've gotta believe in yourself for a while
Believe in yourself for a change

I want you made of sand
Then maybe you wouldn't fall apart so often
Then you'd be one step closer to some kind of strength
Then you'd be one step closer to living your life at length

Maybe you want to learn who you are
Things you do, things you say push you too far
Maybe you cannot see the person you were made to be
Maybe you've gotta believe in yourself for a while
Believe in yourself for a change

Still young enough to know that
colour makes no difference
But not yet old enough to know that
words are as strong as the reaction they get

Maybe you want to learn who you are
Things you do, things you say push you too far
Maybe you cannot see the person you were made to be
Maybe you've gotta believe in yourself for a while
Believe in yourself for a change
Track Name: Dreaming Her Skin
... and you brushed me off
i'll remain in this place forever
how did you put it
"the nighttime took over the day, now the day is lost"
and i lay waiting to hear your voice
i lie here waiting to hear your voice
i am here waiting to hear your voice

she asked me to stay
and trusts me enough to allow her tears to flow
i held her as
our nighttime took over the day now the day is ours
she watched her movies and i watched her
she watches her movies and i watch her
waiting to hear her voice

can you tell me please, do you hold this memory too
or was it born of a seed in my mind
like a hug or a handshake
growing and maturing 'til every detail
stood as real as the memory i now hold

the touch of your skin is a memory i now hold
Track Name: Thaias Kept
her life started the day it nearly ended
she had tasted her last customer
and in this new age, she would know her true worth
but the world was not yet ready
born in an age where women were fruit
and the men fed freely
we would see your value now
but would try to exploit it

porno mags, like catalogues for private fantasies
live forever in the past
it's all acted out for everyone to see
imagination is lost
my last five years on the rails have brought me a new loneliness
my travel companions are part of me
so when i'm home, i'm alone
'cause that part of me sails on

so i find people like her
among the folds of the dreamers
she banged the door down
with clenched fists and an exhausted heart
her tears mix with her bloodied nose
and stain the front steps
a priest, first in fear,
and then in pity offers thaias sanctuary

born in an age where women were fruit
and the men fed freely
we'd see your value now
but would try to exploit it

she came to court with darius at the age of 16
where she was passed from man to man until alexander conquered her
sharp-witted and humorous, she kept his court alive
with games and parties, thaias kept the night
'til one summers evening in 330 BC, she turned his hand to persepolis
holding his heart, she cast the second flame, after his
and they stood back and watched the palace burn

she fled alone to 1683 to a swiss monastery
where she lives, looking over her shoulder
for the past to catch her
how liberating it must be, she thought
to live without the fear of getting caught!

how liberating it would be
to live without the fear of getting caught!
how liberating it would be
to live without the fear of getting caught!
Track Name: These Words
come in, darling, i've been waiting for you
i've warmed your side of the bed
she sleeps on the right hand side

hold me, i want to feel you're there
i want to hear your voice before we drift away
and i'll sing for you

and these words are for someone in this room
and you know who you are
the others left long ago
now yours are the only eyes open
yours are the only ears hearing
and i...

and soon you'll go and travel the world
and i'm already moving
you're my heart's delight

hold me, i want to know you're there
i want to see your face when i lay down at night
each step takes us closer together
are we nearly there?

and these words are for someone in this room
and you know who you are
the others left long ago
now yours are the only ears open
yours are the only eyes seeing
and i sing for you

and i crave your warmth
and you're so far away
and i crave your warmth
and there you are,
a beacon in the middle of the room
lighting my way
guiding me through this sea of savages and home,

yours is the only mind open
yours are the only ears hearing
you're the only one left with me in this song