Yesterday Is Forever

by WHISPERS IN THE SHADOW

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Forever 1985 Behold! This is no drill This is the real thing For this is the craving against your own true will This is the turnaround A door into the ocean wide A last stand for those of you Who are willing to fight Up the hill of worms And into the woods of fright No need to argue against the dying The dying of the light Raise your hands in the air and pray Throw it all away Yesterday’s a glory nation A Fatherland of your own creation A better scene A better sound A truer, a darker underground You are Forever lost in never Forever 1985 Forever lost in never Have you ever felt more alive? Forever lost in never Forever 1985 Hammer nostalgia hits you hard Driving your senses apart Back to basics Back to school Denying the nightmare Living by the rule The past is forever Significant other A treasured possession The one true lesson Tomorrow is gone Yesterday is forever Happily ever after All together now Forever lost in never Forever 1985 Forever lost in never Have you ever felt more alive? Forever lost in never Forever 1985 Hammer nostalgia hits you hard Driving your senses apart Forever 1985
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Adrift
3.
Walk On The Mirror
4.
Passion Project The more we fear the future The more we recycle the past Anniversary obsession I know you want it to last Time is up I hate to spoil all the fun Time is up You better take the money and Run, run, run Give me a passion project Another old-school song Another reason to make you listen To the same tune On and on On and on A not so splendid isolation For our drama generation We won the war but lost the peace In an echo bunker nightmare All at ease Such great disco dancers Such a conversational dream Oh my cynical obsession Two steps ahead and One, two, three back again Give me a passion project Another old-school song Another reason to make you listen To the same tune On and on On and on Two steps ahead and One, two, three back again
5.
The Horror
6.
The Futurist
7.
Toxic Express
8.
A War That Never Was
9.
Straight & Narrow
10.
The I In The Void
11.
I'm Afraid Of Americans - Digital Bonus Track (David Bowie Cover)

about

For the 10th time, WHISPERS IN THE SHADOW step out of the shadows into the public eye with a new studio album. Their fourth on the renown Berlin based Label SOLAR LODGE. Even in the chaos year of 2020, the Viennese band is not slowing down but instead walking the path they’ve always walked.
Their answer is the same as for all crises of the last 24 years of the band's existence: good music and a good sense of humour. Standstill and repetitions are foreign words in the ever-evolving band cosmos. With the inclusion of a 12-string acoustic guitar, a new dark folk sound mixes with the classic WHISPERS Goth Rock tunes, held together by the unmistakable voice of singer Ashley Dayour.

FOREVER 1985, a powerful rock anthem opens the album, which can be described as a classic WHISPERS track. Afterwards, the five-piece band proves that they are not afraid to face a three-minute pop number, but with that typical twist that always lurks around the corner. WALK ON THE MIRROR leads into a black-psychedelic wonderland, which in THE FUTURIST turns into a cosy, dystopian nightmare before the TOXIC EXPRESS takes full steam "on our way to excess" and leads back to rock heaven. The ensuing rhythmic drum craze from A WAR THAT NEVER WAS finally destroys any illusion of having figured out this band and album. And finally, THE I IN THE VOID takes one deep into the darkness of one’s personal shadows.

YESTERDAY IS FOREVER is full of surprises, a black kaleidoscope that chases bright flashes across the retina as one listens. Each song an independent planet, together they make up a larger universe in which the catchy melodies don't let go so quickly. Despite all the diversity, there is never any doubt as to which band this is, not only because of the singing and voice, but also thanks to the detailed, transparent and powerful production by Ashley Dayour and Martin Gutmann aka MASH Productions.

When it comes to the lyrical aspects of the album, this time Ashley Dayour has not submitted to any overarching concept, but has given his unconsciousness more freedom in the form of chain of thoughts and associations. The result are succinct lyrics, some of which follow the path of the previous album THE URGENCY OF NOW.

“Behold! This is no drill!” Ashley warns us in the opening line of the album. The warning is directed against any form of unhealthy love for the past and nostalgia out of hand in general. You can literally see his eyes rolling when “Yesterday is forever” blasts out from the speakers. A line like “The more we fear the future, the more we recycle the past” from PASSION PROJECT, makes it obvious and clear for even the most irony free folks out there how all of this is meant to be understood.



Past (PASSION PROJECT), present (TOXIC EXPRESS) and future (THE HORROR), they all get caught in the crossfire of criticism, but without allowing themselves to drift into a hopeless Weltschmerz and self-pity. Your own personality is not a victim of the tides, but a self-chosen, versatile construction that you can develop at any time, even if you sometimes have to leave your ego behind. "Detached from what I thought I would be", WHISPERS IN THE SHADOW rear their heads and fearlessly face the future.

Booklet and cover, which were created by the artist Billy Phobia, make use of past, iconographic elements, only to immediately turn them into subjects of critical consideration. The audience is left behind with somewhat ambivalent feelings. In the end, the question of what time you want to live in can only be answered by yourself. WHISPERS IN THE SHADOW are just the catalysts of the mind. The rest is left to the listener.

credits

releases November 6, 2020

All songs by WHISPERS IN THE SHADOW:
Ashley Dayour: Voice, Guitars, Keyboards, Programming, Production
Martin “Acid” Gutmann: Keyboards, Piano, Mixing, Production
Alexander Kühmayer: Drums, Percussions
Zebo Adam: Bass Guitars, Strategies
Lazy Schulz: Guitars, Bass VI

Except digital bonus track "I'm Afraid Of Americans" written by
David Bowie & Brian Eno

Recorded in Vienna, Pink Basement Studios Spring/Summer 2020
Mastered by Friedemann Kootz, Berlin

Artwork by Billy Phobia
Band Pictures by Werner Novak / stills.eraserhead.at
Videos directed by Edie Calie

Released via SOLAR LODGE Records

FEAR NOT FOR THE FUTURE, WEEP NOT FOR THE PAST
- Percy Byshee Shelley

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