Dénouement

by Respire

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Alice Black
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Alice Black The mission statement of this absolutely hauntingly beautiful album made me completely breakdown... with only a few tears shed, but a true weeping inside at the fact that someone sees us. Through all the years of my haunted hearts addiction to self destruction, I never saw anyone else seeing me... seeing us. And acknowledging our shared pain. Shed pain. Tears, and rips it out. Hold and Release. Hold... And Release... Thank you. Favorite track: A Heart Still Pines.
Richard Eames
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Richard Eames Phenomenal! This band. This album... is everything. Such a powerful record musically and lyrically. Hands down my AOTY. Nothing else will come close.
Thank you! 🖤 Favorite track: Haunt.
Alasdair Duncan
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Alasdair Duncan Imagine Deafheaven being influenced by Canadian post-rock instead of shoegaze and you'd get Respire.
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about

"this record... is an attempt at closure. a reflection on a decade spent gasping underwater. a reflection on trauma, addiction, guilt... yet it is in practice of something else: a wanting to let go. to open up. to find within. to take back agency and reveal this wounded self untethered. to expel this haunting of our hearts... the corrosive rotting of the ego... the pain we lose ourselves in. this presence... these streets... these scars... no longer hold us. this record, this attempt at catharsis... is to let you know that if you’ve ever felt the sentiments expressed here, you’re not alone... we feel the same emptiness. wherever there is hurt, there is a chance for the reverse: connection. whenever you feel alone, remember that in this life, we are only alone when we isolate ourselves. when we let our pain possess us. poison us... to those living with this spectre, we see you... your trauma, your scars... are as valid to us as our own. we hope our effort to lay bare this framework helps to break the cycle of isolation. we will reach the light... together..."

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released July 15, 2018 on LP by Zegema Beach Records (CAN), Middle-Man Records (USA), Narshardaa Records (DE), and Dingleberry Records (DE), and on cassette by Belle Époque Publishing (CAN); digital release May 1, 2018

credits

released July 15, 2018

Respire is

Ben Oliver - bass
Travis Dupuis - drums
Darren Scarfo - guitar
Egin Kongoli - guitar, glockenspiel, synth, vocals
Rohan Lilauwala - guitar, glockenspiel, vocals
Eslin McKay - violin, viola

Our extended family is

Emmett O'Reilly - trumpet
Thomas Moffett - trumpet, trombone
Andrew Moljgun - saxophone
Tokyo Speirs - synth, piano, cello
Jordaan Mason - accordion, singing saw, voice
Nicolas Field - voice
Vanessa Gloux - voice
Mark Wilson - voice

Produced and mixed by Paul Mack
Engineered by Vince Soliveri and Nicolas Field in January and February 2018
Mastered by Jack Shirley
Lyrics and art direction by Egin Kongoli

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Track Name: Bound
Trauma unbinds me
Pages spill out
Flood,
Overtake

Everything
And anything

The ego sheds
Detachment now
A loss profound
A heart that tears will

Bleed, endless
Breathless, I fall

Help me up
Help me up.

I wish I could undo the
Years spent drowning this in dust.
I found the deafening silence so
Comforting. I lost all I had
Back then
Back then
Back then.

Underneath all this,
A weak heart beats, still true.

Underneath always,
A fading light still burns.

I tried to believe it all,
Tried to keep faith that
This would end someday.

But still it comes crashing,
Still the pain resounds.
I’m lost and out of rope.

You’re more than this...
You’re more than the
Things you’ve done
This hate turned in
The loss profound
Detach,
Detach.

You’re more than this.
You’re more than this,
I promise.
Track Name: Haunt
I’ve grown sick of living in my own skin
I’ve tried so long to find a way out
Night after night, lost in a bottle
Night after night, lost in transit

The next station’s still a far way out
The line goes nowhere, I’ve bottomed out
The grave calls its name, I’ve bottomed out

“It’s not enough. It’s never enough.”

I know how this all ends
It’s been with me every step.

I know, it won’t let me go
It won’t me live, I know.

My hands. My wrists.
My hands. My wrists.

Too sick to live, too weak to die.
Too sick to live, too weak to die.

Too sick to live, too weak to die.
Too sick to live, too weak to die.
Track Name: Shiver
The coldest morning
On the wrong side of June
Sunset shimmer lost
On flowers full bloom
Full bloom
Full bloom

I remember petals, scattered across
The roof where we kissed,
The wind on my skin,
Still burning. Remembering…

It got harder this week
It’s been harder all year

The walls come back
They break me down
I can’t figure how
To stand,
To breathe,
To love,
To leave

You broke me
The whole way through.

The years have passed
And you’ve moved on
But I’m still here

Lost and alone
Tattered in shame
Unable to sleep

What gave you the right?
To take my worth?
My fucking choice?

All I have
And all you took
Will wilt away.

October air.
October air.
Track Name: Catacombs
Nothing changes if nothing changes....

I wanted more from life
Than failed beginnings
I wanted you to know
I never stopped trying

I wanted more from this
Than hollow reflections
I wanted you to see
That things could get better

I stumble and fall
Afraid of the call
I’m on my last straw
Afraid to withdraw

For all the pain I caused you, I’m sorry. I’m sorry.
For all the things that I said, I meant them. I meant them.

The addict falls on his own words.
The drugs destroy everything he loves.
The streets are littered with the dead.
These catacombs we call home.

It’s time to move out.
Track Name: Virtue
The first day the moon rose last
I felt regret, I felt a hole
The first day I lost it all...

The first time we drowned out here
The light went out, a blackness creeped
The last time I felt like this…

I think I’m losing sleep again
I think I’m losing
I think I’m falling

I think I’m falling in love with this
I think I’m dying
I think I’m trying

O’ hallowed be thy name, fault of mine
I follow you, I fall behind
The heart still pines, the heart still
Pines

I think I’m losing sleep again
I think I’m losing
I think I’m falling

I think I’m falling in love with this
I’m dead on dying
I’m dead on trying

The virtue of the moon:
It turns back, haunting
Ashen shores, a will divine
This thirst of mine,
I wanted more

The virtue of the self:
It prays for something else
Another life, a wave of Bliss. I’m sick of this,
I wanted more

I’d be better if
I could just hold on
I’d be better if
I could let this go
Track Name: A Heart Still Pines
I want to let go

I want to let go / the salty wind
I want to let go / the heavy waves
I want to let go / a heart still pines
I want to let go / there must be more
I want to let go / than ashen shores
I want to let go / a loss profound
I want to let go / this will divine
I want to let go / there must be more

Than tattered shame / we’re tight on time
I take the blame / I felt it all
I take a hit / there’s nothing more
There must be more / there’s nothing more
Than ashen shores / we found the light
A loss profound / beneath your veins
A loss profound / there’s nothing more
A loss profound / there’s nothing more
A loss profound / there’s nothing more
A loss profound / there’s nothing more
A loss profound / there’s something else

The salty winds / there must be more
There must be more / there’s something else
A heart still pines / there must be more
There must be more / there’s something else
The heavy waves / there must be more

A heart still pines.

A heart still pines.

Your heart still...

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