Illusions

by Ste van Holm

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'Illusions' can be regarded as 'Tesla's fraternal twin. Though written at the same time, 'Illusions' is neither stylistically nor thematically related to 'Tesla'.
The principal recording commenced immidiatly after the conclusion of the 'Tesla' sessions, and in an unusual move the tracks were released one track a month from april to september 2016.
An instrumental version of the track 'Connect the Dots' were used as theme music for the documentary series 'Når 2 køn ikke er nok' (When two sexes aren't enough) on danish national television.

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released November 2, 2016

Personnel:
Josefine Malmkjær-Andersen: Vocals (Hello Neighbor & the Lighthouse)
Nicoline Asmussen: Backing Vocals (Hello Neighbor)
Maria Søbæk Lykke: Vocals (Meltwater & Road Movie)
Svante Wettergren: Vocals (Sign here with Blood, The Lighthouse & Here we are safe)
Marie Hobitz: Vocals (Sign here with Blood, Capsize, Connect the Dots & Deus ex Machina)
Søs Maja: Vocals (Lights in the Sky)
Jesper H. Petersen: Occational Bass Bursts
Ste van Holm: Vocals (through vocoder), Guitars, Ukulele, Chapman Stick, Keyboards and programming

Produced and engineered by Ste van Holm
Recorded between November 2015 and August 2016
‘Lights in the Sky’ contains a sample of an untitled, unreleased song by Klaus Schønning
Mastered by Ste van Holm

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Ste van Holm Copenhagen, Denmark

Ste van Holm (born Stefan Holm, 1977) is a Danish musician and composer living in North
Sealand, Denmark.

He started playing guitar at the age of 13 years combining it with an interest in writing songs and
producing music. His inspiration came from British rock acts and composers of the 70s like Pink Floyd, Mike Oldfield, Genesis and lead singer Peter Gabriel, Brian Eno and King Crimson.
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Track Name: Hello Neighbor
over there
across the street
there's a flat
I've no idea who lives there


there's a girl
with long blond hair there's a man
bald with tribal tattoos


every night
nine o'clock
they'll forget
to close the blinds


They'll become
affectionate
Intimate
but do they know I'm watching?


oh
watching from across the street


I check the time
and then I wait
for the show
it has become a habit


to end each night
by watching you
acting out
your private performance


I'm
watching from across the street


Suddently
What is that
standing there
Something meant for me?


"We know you're there, come over here"
said the note
In their bedroom window


Oh
Should I cross the street?
Track Name: Meltwater
It all came down to this, yeah
When all we did was stand
and stare
And noone made their move, no
This is how the story go

You looked into my eyes and said
I'm not good at this anyway
I said that we would be just fine
We cuddled up then said goodbye

Meltwater falling
From the hill above
And the clocks were ticking
In perpetual fashion
The seasons came and went
The rain it fell
And the mountains threw its shadows
Endlessly

Can you hear that sound I hear
Can you see that sight, my dear
Together and apart we are
We're never near and seldom far

Down and out and off to sea
In and out of misery
The sky is larger than all the rest
Now I got this off my chest

Meltwater falling
From the hill above
And the clocks were ticking
In perpetual fashion
The seasons came and went
The rain it fell
And the mountains threw its shadows
Endlessly
Track Name: Sign here with Blood
You better get your act together
If you want to break through
So just sign this legal paper
And I'll do what I do

Don't you want to be successfull
Is that a part of your plan
I'll help you avoid the pitfalls
And not fall for a scam

This business is blissfull
And so full of your dreams
I understand completely
Please let me set your scene

It's pretty easy if you
Just do as I say
But don't you ever question my judgement
'Cause there's only my way

I've got a shop to run here
But I have to confess
I've made a solid firm that's
Build on your success

So sign here with blood

And I'll exploit the fact
That you're a naïve blue eyed brat
My bankaccount will swell
That's where I excel
Track Name: The Lighthouse
Uh the lighthouse
And its keeper
Off the shore
And lost at the sea

And the storm blows
The sky casts shadows
This is the gale
Of the century

Hide
Well
Inside
And
You'll
Be
Fine

Waters rising
Waves are waving
And you reach
For the radio

Call out mayday
Do you read me?
CQD
Save our souls

Hide
Well
Inside
And
You'll
Be
Fine

Can you hear it?
The sound in the air
Like someone chooping up the wind
Have they heard my call?
Have they come for me?

Oh no
Track Name: Capsize
Far away at the sea
A speck that's barely seen
Face the nature alone
cross the ditch on your own

Oh I got nausea
Reading the letter you wrote
Scribbled down cryptically
What were you trying to say
to me

Clouds that light up the night
And swells that kills the sound
Dreams and longing comes true
a distant sound to view

Oh I got nausea
Reading the letter you wrote
Scribbled down cryptically
What were you trying to say
to me

Believe in me
I'm doing well
I will get back home again
You should have seen
The light that I see
I think I will follow it down

Close your eyes
Go to sleep
Track Name: Connect the Dots
Early
Orgy
Polka
Fountain

Later
Mirrors
Stretching
Endless

How do you feel?
Track Name: Lights in the Sky
There
There it is
Flickering
But what can it be
A formosity of light
Yeah

Feel
The flash
Try to
Relax
Nobody
Knows
Yet
It shows

Uh I've got
this feeling I've been here before
This deja vu of what I saw
Right here
And I
Trust what I can see
With my eyes
And it feels like home
Track Name: Road Movie
slam the door
and set in gear
hit the road
and turn the music up
drive wherever
across the plains
get your hair blown
in an open car

in the morning
she put her summer dress on
combs her hair
and then
she took the keys
to the car
and left without a word

slam the door
and set in gear
hit the road
and turn the music up
drive wherever
across the plains
get your hair blown
in an open car

a shadow drifts across
the open land
a cotton strap slips down
a shoulder tanned

in the evening
she finds a cheap motel
spends the night
closes the door
for the night sky
until
the dawn breaks loose again
Track Name: Deus ex Machina
In your mothers garden
a refuge from disease
there you sit and wonder
'bout nature's mysteries

Deus ex machina
an apple fall from the tree

A man with bowler hat
elusive but copied a lot
All we see is obscuring something else
his face is hidden partly well

Deus ex machina
an apple fall to the ground

reach inside your pocket
and bring forth the device
this surely changed our habits
I rarely look you in the eyes
anymore

Deus ex machina
an apple turned the world around
Track Name: Here we are safe
The sound of birds are fading
As the day withdraws its light
And we're filled with expectations
As we gaze upon the night

Comforting ourselves thinking
Here we are safe
Trying to forget
That we are transient

Behind the wooden doors
We shelter from the wild
Alone we are like islands
Drifting in the ocean

Comforting ourselves thinking
Here we are safe
Trying to forget
That we are transient