A Place We Know

by Heidi Klum's Bangs

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A PLACE WE KNOW is the sophomore LP from Heidi Klum's Bangs.

To request a physical CD copy of the LP with hand-drawn / written words and pictures and all that good stuff, please write:
cindy.skips.my.trampoline@gmail.com
ms3abden@gmail.com

or visit www.facebook.com/heidiklumsbangs

For other inquiries or comments, please contact us at the above links. For anything else, please contact us at the above links.

Please write. We will write back.

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All songs written, composed, mixed, and mastered by Zach Beck and Dylan Beck. All words written by Zach Beck. Recorded from June 2014 to October 2015 at Cubist Castle, Adoration Attic, The Frozen Lake, Battlefield Trenches, and Colonial Court. Mixed from August to October 2015 at Colonial Court. Shout out to Riley.

(for M, D, J, B, D, C, N, K, MP)

Patience. Belief. Love.

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D:

Well, here we are: residing across town from each other in Springfield, Missouri; attending college at Missouri State University; struggling through the daily quagmire of assignments, colleagues, professors, and general bull shit associated with being a fourth-year college student; working at least one job -- if not two -- that we may or may not tolerate just enough to receive a paycheck and have no more interest in it than that; and exorcising our own demons all the while in whatever meager way we can.

For some of us, the distance and complexity of our lives are more than just that. We don't just live across town from each other; we live across the sea. We don't just attend school; we make the most of it in whatever frustrating and twisted ways we can. We don't just trudge through the malaise of habit; we act spontaneously and courageously. We don't just work for the money; we work because we enjoy what we do and because we enjoy each other. We don't just work through our issues; we inhabit them, and we let them consume us, and we let them burn every possible bridge of escape.

But for all of us, our lives are not simply a collection of discrete moments, some more heavily weighted than others; rather, our lives are trajectories. Our lives are homeomorphisms -- continuous bijections with continuous inverses -- through space and time that transcend the current model and standard of living. We suffer unendingly, but we struggle not in vain. We know that with every painful experience, every let-down, every expectation not met, every heartbreak, and every important memory relegated to the deeper crevasses of our consciousness, we suffer unendingly with the hope that life will ultimately be grand -- with the hope that we too will find ourselves in a place we know.

And I assure you: it will, and we will. Even now in the dark -- when all is lost, and when love seems distant, and when connections are fading, and when the candle of life is flickering -- keep your chin up. Look forward to the next rise. Experience the bitterly sweet nectar of loneliness and acceptance and settling in full.

Because maybe the night seems so dark because the day is much too bright. Because this is a strange paradise. Because inside our hearts, these memories move from room to room and sometimes climb our spines to remind our grieving hearts that in this way they haven't left and that when morning comes, we'll both wake up to the sun. Because we can still believe in joy, even when the world is loss and pain. Because even though I know you're so afraid of all the things you can't let go, they will ultimately wither, fall, and fade. Because when the rods of light reel across the sky, I will be right by your side, and we will share tonight the beauty of this life.

Love you all with my whole heart. Please enjoy.

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Z:

Beauty broke you.

And now we — we’ve nothing left to give. We shivered. We swallowed. We shut. Our lives are the pieces we pick up, the ornaments we fabricate from the shattered fragments of our actions and emotions. A floating sea of white, a distant crystalline glow. The persistence of change etched upon our faces, hidden in the strain of our voices — the echo of a melody upon the contours of consciousness.


Let it fall.

Let it fall.

Let it fall.

(I’ve never believed in anything
I’ve never believed
I’ve never believed in

But the ending that will bring the ending.)


Do you believe in participation? And do you believe in us as each other? And will you take this from me? We will disintegrate into unity, and your eyes will see when mine are closed. And your iris will dance aflame with the movements of all the stars and airs and galaxies in that perfect parade of untouchably synchronized movement beyond the boundaries of everything tangential to your heart.


Let it go.

Let it go.

Let it go.


But we will wait. We will wait here together. In the impenetrable spaces that perpetually reside between the movement and the repose, we will wait forever. It’s beautiful — it’s heartrending — the way these memories sew themselves into the fabric of our minds and persist there in wonderful ornamental patterns. And how we can run our fingers over them again and again and again, always to be reminded of how we were once a part of that seam; how we once held everything together; how we once found that pure and intimate communion; how we came across it and embraced it and believed it, and exalted in the joy of our hearts and hands and minds; how we ultimately lost it. Yet we know — we know.

Everything we were, and everything we are, and everything we will be, and everything we ever loved — that's where you’ll find it; that's where you’ll be waiting. That's where you’ll look, and not cry, and not despair, but smile shyly and hesitantly — just as you smiled when you did — and raise your eyes to the ceiling, and exhale softly.

That's where I'll be with you.

And all the stars and seas will sink and sway, until this dream dissolves and fades away.

credits

released November 7, 2015

Zach Beck -- voice, trumpet, guitar, keys, piano, orchestral bells, noise, intergalactic menopause, ghosts, intangible shades of color, implied space, Pluto's heart, the Gospel of Luke

Dylan Beck -- drums, keys, synthesizers, orchestral bells, piano, noise, helicopters, supernovae, sunspots, ectoplasm, electricity, production, mixing, mastering, the infinity norm, Wilson's Theorem

Colleen Napolitano -- artwork, perpetuity, longevity, mapping the trajectory of Mars

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Heidi Klum's Bangs Springfield, Missouri

Patience. Belief. Love.

We are brothers Zach and Dylan Beck.

Heidi Klum's Bangs began as a bedroom psych folk project in early 2009 and soon evolved into a full-on, multi-instrumental indie rock act in the vein of Neutral Milk Hotel, Circulatory System, Beirut, and Sufjan Stevens.

With our ethereal instrumentals and stream-of-consciousness lyrics, we create a musical universe unlike any.
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Track Name: 7:13
7:13, your fingers in my mouth
Fleshy and clean, we're young and we're free now
Blooming white flowers wreathed 'round your forehead
The moment was ours, but what can restore it

And the sleeping shapes turning in your mind
Unrealized, catching sparks of light
And when they're burning in the dark, loose your heart
And I can feel that you're alive, so please come alive

7:13, my body has opened
Spaces unseen, too much to hold in
And there is a shaking on one silhouette
Steadily breaking in the sky's blanket

'Cause the Universe is folds and creases
And it's beautiful, this coming to pieces
The sweetness now inhibition releases
No fear, no doubt as everything ceases
As everything ceases, as everything ceases
Track Name: Globe
The globe that holds all of the beauty
Shakes its swollen swirls into me
The rays of light in our lives pouring through and
It's beautiful, it's beautiful to think what moves them

And we know that we can never give ourselves
It breaks my heart to see you hurt for someone else
So close your eyes, fall with your arms, and there is meaning
Your love in me is everything, is everything

The sun is gone; it's crowned to be
One stitch upon the silver screen
But when its rings stretch to bring us all into it
It's beautiful, so beautiful to be included

'Cause in my dreams, you're all you were before
And I can't reach, and now you're more; you're more
Slow fraying to pick up every piece
And I'll save each memory for you to keep

'Cause we know that we can never give ourselves
It breaks my heart to see you hurt for someone else
So close your eyes, fall with your arms, and there is meaning
Your love in me is everything if you just believe
Track Name: Darkness Lay
Darkness lay on the horizon
Where the clouds parade around you in certain silence
Well, look, love, listen: the stars are beginning to bloom
And I'll be there with them to fill that emptiness inside of you

And gently drifting off to sleep
With the petals on your body, you're just out of reach
Enveloped in the sky's silver cloth
Trembling and shy, I'll help you take it off

The frame alone, your eyes reflect it
And the night is sewn with ribbons, each one connected. And
There's music beyond the falling fountains of the trees
And in their dream song, the notes climb ever higher on the sea

And there's a place I know, and I will take you there
Crystal beads that glow, that linger in the air
There's a place I know, so turn your cheek to bare
The crystal beads that glow, and they're shooting everywhere

And gently drifting off to sleep
With the petals on your body, you're just out of reach
Enveloped in the sky's silver cloth
Trembling and shy, I'll help you take it off
Track Name: Clouds
The shining ornaments come flashing through the night
And we're adorned with the sacraments, but still we fray and die
In the sweet anticipation, hope in healing from afar
The singular illumination straight into your heart

So when the scales of sound press upon you
The trees below, the fountains glow, and I am with you
And time is frail now, but I know it will soothe
And when the clouds circle around
We can't tell if they ever moved

See the sunset fall: its long, precise descent
It's given it all to twilight's smooth, measured advent
And the jubilation, crystal beads and shooting stars
The singular illumination straight into your heart

So when the scales of sound press upon you
The trees below, the fountains glow, and I am with you
And time is frail now, but I know it will soothe
And when the clouds circle around
We can't tell if they ever moved
Track Name: First Whisper
I hear the first whisper of winter on the wind
The glass fragments are fountains; they're overflowing
The grey shadow upon your lips
And I can taste the light pouring from your fingertips, so

Surrender all you've loved and lost
Take everything off
And now you will see
You are no longer beautiful to anyone but me

And on your slopes I can't control my trembling fears and hopes
Your fingers lead I'll follow to where I don't know
As all time unravels around the seam
It underlies the world curving toward you and me, so

Surrender all you've loved and lost
Take everything off
And now you will see
You are no longer beautiful to anyone
To anyone to anyone but me
Track Name: Gate
Take my hand and lead me through the gate
To promise ourselves the echoes that await
Our hearts unbridled, our pain, our fear
Cannot be salvaged 'til shutters disappear

So stay with me and don't look back
'Cause we are all that we have
Stay with me and don't look back
'Cause we are all that we have
We are all that we have

Close your eyes: my mouth open
We turn our love to find it pulsing
But I won't speak — I'll watch the silver droplets fall
They spread and shiver, and they slip right off

But stay with me and don't look back
'Cause we are all that we have
Stay with me and don't look back
'Cause we are all that we have
We are all that we have
And
Track Name: Please Don't Forget
Please don't forget when your heart is grieving
Everything, everything you once believed in
And I will follow to where you led
'Cause I know — I know — when your eyelids close
The angle of your legs

And you're arrayed; you're fragile, tender; you're splayed
For me
And I'm fallen, illumined

And your body convulses,
And now we — we've nothing left to give
So come above me where latitudes unfurl
For the loveliness staging for the world

And please keep me yet when each star is spent
'Cause everything, everything it ever meant
It's

And you're arrayed; you're fragile, tender; you're splayed
For me
And I'm fallen, illumined

And your body convulses
And now we — we've nothing left to give
So come above me where latitudes unfurl
For the loveliness staging for the world


Don't you ever give up
On everything you've felt,
On everything you've loved
Don't you ever give up
On everything you've felt,
On everything you've loved
Don't you ever give up
On everything you felt,
On everything you've loved
Don't you ever give up
On everything you felt,
On everything you've ever loved
Track Name: Sweetest Empathy / Communion
Love, what my heart can't hold: forgive it
Fading time unfolds and with it
Raise your body up and feel me
The ornaments above are wheeling

In the sweetest empathy / the communion
Separation breaking through and
I'm dissolving down to what you've been
As every light around us moving

Love, the end has come to radiate
Your crown upon the sun illuminates
So turn your cheek twilight's breathing
Don't cry; just be with me believing

In the sweetest empathy / the communion
Separation breaking through and
I'm dissolving down to what you've been
As every light around us moving
Every light around us moving
Track Name: Lights on Line
The lights on line and to the side
The flickers red and white, red and white
And the sky is knit — its fabrics just beyond your fingertips
But the expanse, the expanse is limitless
Is limitless is limitless is limitless

So when the colors run over your skin
You know we've just begun
And how our rings will radiate; they will celebrate us then
'Cause everything you are, you'll be, and you have always
You have always you have always you have always

And with the first star's throbbing pulse
The echoes of your heart alive and close
And how their orbits dance aflame around your iris
And through the fear, through the pain we rise arising

So when the colors run over your skin
You know we've just begun
And how our rings will radiate; they will celebrate us then
'Cause everything you are, you'll be, and you have always
You have always you have always you have always been
Track Name: Come
Love, come to me — sing your songs of beauty
'Til every memory that I could never save
Comes breaking, breaking through me through me

Love, wasting all of my sins — pleading to be forgiven
And if you are building hearts again
Mine is open: mine is open — so come in so come in


(just let go just let go just let go just let go)
(just let go just let go just let go don't let go)


Oooooohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
I know you're so afraid
Of all the feelings you can't control
That whither, fall, and fade
But when the rods of light wheel across the sky
I will be right there beside, and we will share tonight
The beauty of this life
The beauty of this life
The beauty of this life
The beauty of this