Never Is Always

by GIW

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Music, lyrics, recordings and mixes by GIW on trumpet, voice & synths.

Tracks number 2, 4, 5 and 6 are performed in one take.
The other tracks include additional overdubs.

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released June 19, 2017

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// Morning Machine

morning machine, clickering clean
my own sweet message of survival
in a giant grown, digit number sea
revisiting my digital born identity
no more earthling
but released and timeless
no more hunger
but bits of bytes
typing a draft of my new ego
made of the numbers one and zero
one and zero

an update of my, me, mine
cut and pasting from time to time
observed instinct driven longings
the temporal prismic eyes
are listening and watching
to worldwidespread indifferent lies
scanning all my beloved things
and the morning machine
in the beat of silicon
is chanting one and zero
one and zero

all the time together, always
waiting for the next blessing, alone
searching for togetherness
but finding only data stream
and the morning machine
still clickering clean
in one language for all



// The Golden Calf

take sand and take dust
a small idea, a lot of lust
merge it with blood
and mix it with power
you'll build a house, a large tower
the golden calf
forever lasting so you hope
but never asking what time will say
so you build it up, build it up high…

keep looking upward stone for stone
like the numbers that know no end
stand on top of the world
expand horizons at will
destroy all boundaries
overcome your own fate
so you build it up, build it up high…

spread your seed, increase
no one says that we're too many
conquer and defeat
take what is yours
until finally
sweet victory
will not be
but still you
build it up, build it up high…



// Never Is Always

the end is near
my friend
I’m here
wake up my brain
at night
there’s sweat and fear

never is always
the answer is the question
later is ok
nothing is special
my doubts are conceptions
fear is a vision
retreat is attack
all is enormous
all is joke
and humour is my friend


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GIW Cologne, Germany

maybe trumpet, maybe electronics, maybe voice.

squeaking and creaking hiss of air, subfrequent trumpet drone and clicking metallic beats.

GIW is a trumpet performer and sound artist from Cologne, Germany.
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Track Name: Morning Machine
morning machine, clickering clean
my own sweet message of survival
in a giant grown, digit number sea
revisiting my digital born identity
no more earthling
but released and timeless
no more hunger
but bits of bytes
typing a draft of my new ego
made of the numbers one and zero
one and zero

an update of my, me, mine
cut and pasting from time to time
observed instinct driven longings
the temporal prismic eyes
are listening and watching
to worldwidespread indifferent lies
scanning all my beloved things
and the morning machine
in the beat of silicon
is chanting one and zero
one and zero

all the time together, always
waiting for the next blessing, alone
searching for togetherness
but finding only data stream
and the morning machine
still clickering clean
in one language for all
Track Name: The Golden Calf
take sand and take dust
a small idea, a lot of lust
merge it with blood
and mix it with power
you'll build a house, a large tower
the golden calf
forever lasting so you hope
but never asking what time will say
so you build it up, build it up high…

keep looking upward stone for stone
like the numbers that know no end
stand on top of the world
expand horizons at will
destroy all boundaries
overcome your own fate
so you build it up, build it up high…

spread your seed, increase
no one says that we're too many
conquer and defeat
take what is yours
until finally
sweet victory
will not be
but still you
build it up, build it up high…
Track Name: Never Is Always
the end is near
my friend
I’m here
wake up my brain
at night
there’s sweat and fear

never is always
the answer is the question
later is ok
nothing is special
my doubts are conceptions
fear is a vision
retreat is attack
all is enormous
all is joke
and humour is my friend