I Came for the Light and Stayed for the Shadows

by Nocturne Blue

supported by
/
  • Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

     $10 USD  or more

     

  • Compact Disc (CD)

    Handcrafted limited series to play in your very own home stereo system. Order by Nov 10th to have signed by Markus and Dutch upon request.

    Includes unlimited streaming of I Came for the Light and Stayed for the Shadows via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    ships out within 4 days

     $15 USD or more

     

1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
05:14
6.
7.
8.
9.
03:49
10.
06:04

about

"...distills all the best elements of Massive Attack, Brian Eno-era Bowie, and Roxy Music into a sound all their own: an effervescent sugar rush of sound and vision." - Michael Taylor, 'Smells Like Infinite Sadness'

"Dutch Rall's rich voice bursts into a Jeff Buckley falsetto while his low register David Bowie crooning resurrects shivers of over-stimulation..." - Synthesis

"Markus Reuter has perfected a style of lush, layered, complicated process composition that combines surfaces of straightforward beauty with hidden depths of complexity and sometimes a richly forbidding darkness. " - AllMusic

credits

released October 31, 2016

Dutch Rall - vocals, guitar, synths, bass, electronics, drums
Markus Reuter - U8 Touch Guitar textures and solos
Kaitlyn ni Donovan - vocals (trks 1, 3)
Julie Slick - bass (trks 6, 10)
Eric Hart - additional electronics (trk 7)
Ladonna Man Ray - peregrine falcon handling

written, arranged, produced, performed & mixed by Dutch Rall
recorded in Berlin, Portland, West Hollywood, & Oak Cliff
trks 6 &10 written by Rall, Reuter, Slick
trk 1 written by Rall, Reuter, ni Donovan
trks 5 & 6 mixed by - Luke Bechtold
trk 10 mixed by Eric Hart at Glaus Haus Studios, Los Angeles

tags

license

all rights reserved

feeds

feeds for this album, this artist

about

Nocturne Blue Berlin, Germany

Nocturne Blue is a Dutch Rall audio/visual project incorporating elements of Post-Rock, Trip-Hop, Dream Pop, and Frippertronics.

contact / help

Contact Nocturne Blue

Streaming and
Download help

Redeem code

Track Name: Siren's Shore
Autumn's come
once again
Through the never-ending summer
Like a sweet salvation
A revelation
Like the sleep and sadness in your eyes

And I keep looking for it
I keep looking for it
In you

We tore everything down
just to remake it
Told each other the truth
so we could fake it

A blinding light that isn't real
A wrecking ball with mass appeal
A hallowed song sung out of tune
A siren's shore to crash onto

And I keep looking for it
In you
Track Name: The Good Stuff
Forget about it
Just get around it
Don't let them bring you down

Don't encourage them
Pay no attention
They're not even looking for what you've found

And you can try so hard
You can be so tough
Sometimes you have to crash
To get to the good stuff

You can try so hard
You can play so rough

Many times I've cried alone in my desire
Desire for a moment of purpose
And forgetting
But in that forced blurry-eyed vision
Is the crystal clear image of you

And I've tried so hard
I've been so tough
I had to crash
To get to the good stuff
Track Name: Solitude in Berlin
A poor man asks for nothing
A rich man begs for more
Can you pray for someone
to show us what it's for

Can you let me down
Deep in your heart

Crawling through the whirlwind
Spinning in that bliss
I catch you glancing sideways
At the scars there on my wrist

They say that true love runs red
True love
that's hard to find
That you can search the whole world over
While running out of time

Can you let me down
Deep in your heart
Can you let me down
Track Name: I Came for the Light and Stayed for the Shadows
I had been one of those lonely people
with their head down
Full of working
not thinking
hurting
misplacing

One of those lonely people
Trying to run

Out of the corner of my eye I saw you
Out of the corner of my eye I saw you
Between the beats of my heart I saw you
In the back of my mind I saw you

You were whispering

I came for the light
And stayed for the shadows
I'll be yours for tonight
And every morning that follows

I had been hiding in the glittered glare of precious stones
Beautiful at first glance to behold
I had been throwing my future self to the wind
Not caring where I was going
Forgetting who I'd been

I came for the light
And stayed for the shadows
I'll be yours for tonight
And every morning that follows

Out of the corner of my eye I saw you
Out of the corner of my eye I saw you
Between the beats of my heart I saw you
In the back of my mind I saw you

You were whispering

I came for the Light
And stayed for the Shadows
I came for the Light
Track Name: Brand New
It was a picture perfect day
When you called out of the blue
Across the years I saw your face
And everything I put you through

You know I was young and foolish
I know that's no excuse
But how I've longed to hold you in my arms
And somehow make this true

Find me
Brand new

So will you meet me on the boulevard
In that cold, crystal air
I'll be the one with hope in my heart
Whispering this prayer

Find me
Brand new
Find me
credits
Track Name: Feel It for You
When the pain of years
Crawling through your veins
Becomes a numbing chill
Becomes your everything

When the price of your satisfaction
Rises beyond your means
I'll be your habit's break
I'll be your getting clean

I'll feel it for you

And the needle's refrain
Still biting through your skin
Coursing through you brain
But loosing it's pretend

When the melodies can't distract you
From the everyday
When your father's left you forsaken
And there's no other way

I'll feel it
I'll feel it for you
Track Name: Dripping Every Drop
We swam the warm river
To find the cold answer
And through three years of fire
An endless, welcome unknown

I found you under the ocean
Found you above the stars
Outside your consciousness
Inside my heart

Check-in to the same hotel
Feelings you can buy and sell

Check-in to the same hotel
Feelings you can buy and sell
Sipping on the same old drink
Kissing everyone you meet

Dripping every drop

Put on your your brand new shoes
Through out what you gotta do
Get with my big idea
I'm the one that's gonna win
Meet me at that one cafe
we'll make plans to run away
testify like a megaphone
I touch you and I feel I'm home

Check-in to the same hotel
Feelings you can buy and sell
Sipping on the same old drink
Kissing everyone you meet

Dripping every drop
Track Name: Slips Through Fingers
It runs away...