Inner Zone Journey CD 2010

 

 

 

 

 

 

01 | Lifeline
02 | Runaway
03 | Obscure Reason
04 | Satellite
05 | Seventeen
06 | Winter Comes Tomorrow
07 | Human Scientists
08 | Clean Hearts
09 | Stripped by Tears
10 | Snapshots in a Dark Room
11 | Distant Rain

MUSIC AND LYRICS BY SEVREN NI-ARB | PRODUCED BY SEVREN NI-ARB | RECORDED & MIXED AT ANOTHER SMALL ROOM

Lyrics

Lifeline

Don´t call me a dying man
My lifeline just dried out
Don´t call me a crying man
and just burned out myself today

I don´t recall. No word.
It´s a dream: your smile outshined the night
Can´t explain my fear and I´m searching for the close connection

I lick my wounds. No blood.
Like a fire your bright face died down
Between translucent hands – deep black of vivid recollections

I pray to god. With doubt.
In my mind the screaming emptiness
Is there truth and pain – Fate covers pureness of oblivion

Runaway

I fear to crush my broken mind
to touch the other side
I keep hidden from my inside

But I will crush my broken mind
and touch the other side
and anxiously look toward the light

I am concerned if I can stand
what I preserved from tender hands
this arbitrary access

And I know that I can´t stand
what I preserved from tender hands
it´s arbitrary access on my life

Know a new approach will fail
can I decieve myself
and prevent the change again

So I make another try
deceive myself and cry
fall from daylight into the dark

I think I have to run
to run beside the fire
I Think… I wish… I have to run
to run with cold desire
I think I have to run
I think I have to run
I think I have to run away
I think I have to run

Obscure Reason

You wish to cover lightness
to cover yourself
to find shelter

but sunlight wraps your sorrow
and wraps your fear
sense ease and comfort

the more you avert your eyes
the more they see
So look closely

the uncertain way you follow
a way of doubt
means hope to you

the pain might be unbearable
pain you might know
Don´t call me healer

You wish to grasp salvation
Salavation`s an even flow
You can devote to

We just need a short encounter
A short and painful, too
to change everything

A view back still remains for you
The way back remains, too
Stay with me now!

It´s your chance to light me
Your chance to ride me
I´m the obscure reason
and I rush you

Take your chance to light me
There´s no chance to hide me
I´m the obscure reason
and I rush you

Satellite

When you call my name
I feel the ´hey’
light a rainy day
can you call me

And will fade away
and fade from mind
(the sound of complaint
delusive silence

Need a safe retreat
a place to stay
lift the mood I pray
behind a red haze

And a deep insight
Can take up space
It is me I face
In a starless night

I wish I was a satellite
and I sphere dark sides of the moon
I´m crying out
will you ever call my name
can´t figure it out

I wish I was a ray of light
And I banish shadows beside you
I´m crying out
will I ever hear my name
can´t figure it out

I see you are my satellite
You sphere dark sides of the moon
I´m crying out
You will ever call my name
I figure it out

I see you are my ray of light
You banish shadows beside me
I´m crying out
I will ever hear my name
I figure it out

Sometimes the sun is cold
Sometimes the moon turns to red
Sometimes my dreams become true
I hear you

Seventeen

Remember I was seventeen
When I saw everything
and I was seventeen
by day I touched a rising moon
The sunlight of a dawn
Dream garden in full bloom

Remember I was seventeen
When I dreamed everything
and I was seventeen
The world behind my open eyes
A growing universe
And there was no disguise

Remember I was seventeen
When I catched everything
and I was seventeen
Death was just a broken toy
A grayed pawn in my hand
Religion mother´s joy

Remember I was seventeen
When I felt everything
and I was seventeen
The Time went by to fill my love
distinguish glory and
Wings of a flying dove

Remember I was seventeen
When I saw everything
and I was seventeen

I wish to run beside the one –
I feel insane
and fear to lose sight of the one –
This is my chase again
I wish to run beside the one –
I feel insane
and fear to face one day the one
Drawing with a chain

When I rush to one side
and I rush
Will I miss tomorrow
I see the yesterday
When I rush to one side
and I rush
Will I see the other side
To live in the Here and Now

Winter Comes Tomorrow

I give up and slow down
Beside a rapid stream
I feel cold close my eyes
speed through inciting dreams

A soft breeze on my skin
sweet taste on my tounge
Merging moves in brisk air
can feel the summer sun

I control my weird mind
And my voice within
my concealed fear to fail
will never end

Between truth and bare lie
There is a whispering:
Let´s get down to brass tacks
Will you confess a sin

Solid ground, lucid sky
I dwell in cosy times
Fooling sounds, soft and calm
Touch my ear like wind chimes

I look up and remain
Still hear the rapid stream
Like a prayer without words
Affecting silent dreams

There´s a bash in my head
welcome reality
I would like to get out
with dignity

Between truth and bare lie
There is a whispering:
Let´s get down to brass tacks
Will you confess a sin

Tell my why
I should try

I want to come to
when winter comes tomorrow
I want to come to you
my mellow bleeding heart

I want to come to
when winter comes tomorrow
I want to come to you
my frozen bleeding heart
for a new start

A new world made of snow
A New life made of snow

Human Scientists

Human scientists
Are talking to my princess
Calling terrorists
I sense exhausting laughter

Human scientists
Behind an open window
With a key to the door
Turn their back to the slaughter

Human scientists
Are changing life creations
Dealing with new hope
They even shed and dash

Human scientists
With access to my world
I´ll paint you all my fears
Will you paint me your

when you light the fire
I just tell you think twice
And when you touch the fire
will you listen to my voice
Remember my advice

Clean Hearts

Don´t want to fall senseless
How can I find a way
To keep off my tormentress
from you just one dayv

Don´t tell me I´m faithless
A dewdrop on your skin
Will call the new rainfall
To wet the awakening

When clean hearts beating inside us
You and I will get into silent trust
When clean hearts beating inside us
Between You and me there is just our belief

Stripped by Tears

I wish I could dream on
I wish your eyes wouldn´t search
I was convinced I couldn´t fail

I feel your eyes will find me
I feel you`ll touch my dreams
Tread warily and don´t rush

Don’t think you can change anything
Don´t think you`ll touch my heart
I close my eyes – I´m dressed in fears

No way! You hurt me - Don´t hurt me - when you get into my dreams
In my dreams - stripped by tears

Snapshots in a Dark Room

Between burning noise
And churning voice
I perceive a petty melody
do I know its origin

Waiting for the moment
Of decaying instruments
Void is filling me completely
Are my eyes open

I feel like disembodied shapes
Thoughts and memories are spreading their arms to
I can see images
All just fragments and all blurred
I know they mean a lot to me
How long did I stay
Unpercieved this mesh surrounds me
constrains me and just releasing me
If I see, if I hear, if I feel

Distant Rain

instrumental

Pictures

Reviews

www.musikreviews.de 12/15 04.2010

Eine höchst überraschende, dafür um so gelungenere Rückkehr ins Musik"geschäft". Verblüffend, mit welcher Gelassenheit und Sicherheit die "Inner Zone Journey" abläuft. Kontemplative Musik mit Widerhaken, überzeugend und klanglich exzellent dargebracht.
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www.elektrauma.de Album of the month 04.2010

XMTP ist ein Blick ins Innere der Gedanken gelungen. Die Stücke schweben, wollen gar nicht richtig gefangen genommen werden, sondern umschwirren den Hörer [...] So ist "Inner Zone Journey" eine Scheibe, die in erster Linie zu Hause am besten funktioniert, die aber sicherlich auch auf der Bühne seinen Reiz entfalten kann.
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www.blackvector.se Album of the month 03.2010

"Inner Zone Journey” is very emotional and the album feels like a great experience where every track goes hand in hand. A journey I don’t think you want to miss. This is the most awaited comeback in 2010 and you won’t get disappointed.
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www.side-line.com 9/10 03.2010

"Inner Zone Journey” is a cool album with the song "Seventeen” as the absolute masterpiece. [...] After numerous come backs from famous 80s and 90s band I became quiet skeptical about the credibility of those former ´stars’, but there’re always some exceptions to the rule and X Marks The Pedwalk is definitely one of them!
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www.gothtronic.nl 8.5 04.2010

As 'oldschool' EBM is going through a revival this album comes at the right time and fortunately X-Marks The Pedwalk hits the mark as Inner Zone Journey is most pleasant.

www.sonic-seducer.de 04.2010

Dies ist das erste Studioalbum der Mannschaft um Frontmann Sevren Ni-Arb seit 1996. Schon in den Neunzigern stellten X Marks The Pedwalk raffiniert die Weichen hin zum heutigen Sound. Das Klangbild 1996 hatte sich schon ein gutes Stück entfernt von der wüsten, harten Dichte der Frühneunziger-Alben. Nun lassen die Musiker die von klopfenden Bassdrums dominierten Dance-Beats locker und flockig tuckern, schrauben zuweilen spacig angehauchte Keyboardflächen darüber, entwerfen luftige, tänzelnde Synth-Figuren und Gesänge von eingängiger Leichtigkeit, denen sie gefällige, verständliche Lyrics als Hooklines beigeben. Auch Chill-Out-Passagen und Future-Pop-Anleihen (was nicht verwunderlich ist, da sie dieses Genre erfunden haben) finden ihren Weg in die Arrangements. Sevrens Gesang wird des Öfteren um die weiblichen Vocals seiner Mitstreiterin Estefanía ergänzt, was durchaus seine Reize hat. Insgesamt ergibt sich somit ein lässiges, unangestrengtes Werk, das sich nicht um Kategorisierungen, lästige Trendanbiederungen und Schubladenkrampf schert.
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