Immer wenn es traurig wird, Leave everything behind – Junip: Step back from the line of fire

Immer wenn es traurig wird: Gewollt hat Junip das wohl nicht. In mehreren Filmen und Folgen/Episoden (Originals, Breaking Bad, Rewind, Suits, The Nine Lives of Chloe King, Das erstaunliche Leben des Walter Mitty und vielen anderen) sind sie wohl die Meister des Abspanns. Gefühlvoll, einschmeichelnd, mit einer perfekten, sich stets steigernden Sound- und zweistimmigen Klangmalerei treffen sie ihre Hörer direkt ins Herz. Der museumsreife Synthesizer fängt euch auf, macht euch kurz wieder wach und entlässt euch erneut in die quälende Ungewissheit mit Selbstzweifel und Entfernung, nur um euch nochmals in die Einsamkeit und Verzweiflung euer eigenen Gedankenwelt zu werfen, ob die Botschaft angekommen ist – bis zur nächsten Folge.

Solokünstler José González

Konzertankündigung Heimathafen Neukölln: Junip, das sind José González , Elias Araya und Tobias Winterkorn. Die Band gründete sich bereits im Jahr 1998 in Göteborg, Schweden, aber es sollte bis zum Jahr 2010 dauern bis das gefeierte Debüt-Album Fields erschien. Diese Verzögerung resultierte größtenteils aus José’s internationalem Erfolg als Solo-Künstler, der sich in inzwischen weltweit in Form von über einer Million verkauften Platten manifestierte.

Als Fields 2010 erschien, wurde vor allem ein Detail ganz offensichtlich, José ist im „Junip Kontext“ nicht „José González Solo“. Statt reduzierter Miniaturen und Folk Ästhetik gab es bei Junip psychedelisch, expressionistische Landschaftsmalerei in Verbindung mit impulsiven Rhythmen und Krautrock Infusionen.

Ohne Schnickschnack

Junip, das aktuelle Album, besteht aus genau zehn Songs, an denen unerbittlich gefeilt und gearbeitet wurde. Zehn Songs heißt auch: es gibt keine Outtakes, Bonus-Tracks oder was auch immer, die Band hat dieses monolithische Album geschaffen und gedenkt dem nichts hinzuzufügen.

Uralte Artefakte mit Sound-Patina

Vollkommen zurecht, Junip darf das, nein muss das sogar, denn es ist nahezu perfekt arrangiert und ausgewogen, es klingt homogen und ausgeklügelt, aber wirkt nie zu clean oder abgeklärt. Im Gegenteil: Es rumpelt mächtig unter der Oberfläche und es knirscht und rauscht auch dadrüber gewaltig, als ob die Songs uralte Artefakte wären, die eine Sound-Patina angesetzt haben.

In wohlige Weiten konnte man mit Junip zuletzt zusammen mit niemand Geringerem als Ben Stiller abtauchen. In dem wunderbaren Film „Das erstaunliche Leben des Walter Mitty“ begleiten Junip den Titelhelden musikalisch auf der abenteuerlichen, emotionalen und bildgewaltigen Suche nach einem vermissten Foto und vor allem nach sich selbst.

http://heimathafen-neukoelln.de/spielplan?url=Junip

Das erste Video

Veröffentlicht am 27.06.2013
Junip perform „Line of Fire“ in a special Pitchfork.tv session.
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Das Audio-File



LINE OF FIRE SONGTEXT

What would you do
if it all came back to you?
Each crest of each wave
bright as lightning

What would you say
if you had to leave today?
leave everything behind
even though for once, you’re shining

Standing on higher ground
when you hear the sounds
you realize it’s just the wind
And you notice it matters
who and what you let under your skin

Put to the test
would you step back from the line of fire?
Hold everything back
all emotions set aside it

Convince yourself
someone else
and fight from the world
your lack of confidence.
What you choose to believe in
takes you much too far
takes you much too far

No one else around you
no one to understand you
no one to hear your calls.
Look through all your dark corners
you’re backed up against the wall
step back from the line of fire

What would you do
if it all came back to you?
each crest of each wave
bright as the lightning
do the same as you do
do the same as you do
do the same as you
do the same as you

I do the same as you,
Do the same as you
do the same as you do
What you choose to believe in
takes you much too far

No one else around you
no one to understand you
no one to hear your calls.
Look through all your dark corners
you’re backed up against the wall
Step back from the line of fire
Step back from the line of fire
Step back from the line of fire
Step back from the line of fire
Step back from the line of fire
Step back from the line of fire
Step back from the line of fire
Step back from the line of fire

Step back
Step back
Step back

Das zweite Video

The new video for „Line of Fire“, from ‚Junip‘, out now on City Slang (EU) and Mute (US). Video directed by Mikel Cee Karlsson.

About the video:

A description of the video by Mikel Cee Karlsson (the creator of the video): „The video(s) tell the story of a tormented old man, stuck in a relationship that perhaps was not his choice, or preference to begin with. We see fragments from childhood, the first awkward kiss, the father watching over him. Making sure he follows the right path. The old man, like all of us, a person programmed by the convictions and beliefs of others. In the case of the old man, the unconscious suddenly manifest itself when a young, jeans wearing character appears in their home, forcing him to question who he really is.“

Angela Troke vor 6 Monaten (bearbeitet)
The opening shots – a reflection of the man he once was…the shaking hand – Alzheimers. The strongest memories are the early ones, like when he and his wife were young, their first kiss, his dad proud of him becoming a man. But now he can’t remember who he was… His wife still there loving the man he was. She dreams of him young and passionate. In the last scene she is rubbing a pregnant belly….probably his own sons bedroom. This is not weird, incestuous, or twisted – it is beautiful, sad, and a reality many are living daily.

Socials:

http://junip.net/


Die Filmmusik

The band was formed in 1998 by childhood friends José González and Elias Araya along with Tobias Winterkorn. The group was formed as a hobby for the three, who at the time held other occupations: Winterkorn was a part-time teacher, Araya an art student and González was studying biochemistry. In 2000 they released their first EP, Straight Lines.

The band was put on hold when, in 2003, González’s solo career took off, at which time he left his studies and started touring and living from music.[2] In 2005, the band released its second EP, Black Refuge, after which González again embarked on a solo tour.

The band released their first full-length album, Fields, in 2010. On its subsequent tour, the band’s live lineup was expanded to include bass and percussion. Three years later, Junip released their self-titled second album. After the recording of the album and before going on its supporting tour, Araya left the band,being replaced on live performances by other drummers.

Their song „Without You“ was featured in the last episode of the ABC Family series The Nine Lives of Chloe King on August 16, 2011, and on the „Rewind“ episode of the USA Network series Suits on August 9, 2012. On September 22, 2013, their song „Line of Fire“ was featured as the background music for a short recap of the AMC series Breaking Bad, which aired immediately after the series‘ penultimate episode. The song was featured in an episode of the NBC series The Blacklist. and in Episode 17 Season 1 of the CW supernatural drama The Originals . Their music was again featured on Suits when „After All is Said and Done“ was played in Season 4 Episode 3 „Two in the Knees“.


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