Cactus

by Umpfel

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'Cactus' marks the Progressive Metal group Umpfel's debut record.
Written between 2011 and 2013
Recorded between March and September 2014

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released January 12, 2015

All music written & produced by Umpfel
Mixed and mastered by Rudolf Fredly at Sweetspot Studio, Karmøy
Drums engineered and recorded by Kjetil Ulland at ABC Studio, Etne
Cover artwork by Corey Hendrey
CD design and album text by Henry Skorpe Sjøen

Umpfel consists of:
Andreas Skorpe Sjøen - Drums/Vocals/Keyboards
Anund Vikingstad - Guitar/Bass

Guest musicians (in order of appearance):
Matt Harnett - Guitar solo on 'The Midas Touch'
Gaute Sanson - Bass solo on 'Precarious'
Arild Gismervik - Bass on 'All The Girls Think I'm so Hot'
Rick Graham - Guitar solo on 'All The Girls Think I'm so Hot'
Mikee W. Goodman - Vocals on 'Fly, Fly'
Sean Ashe - Guitar solo on 'Fly, Fly'
César Zolhof - Synth solo on 'Busskort'
Håkon Sakseide - Bass on 'Mr. Anund, Where Are You?'
Kjetil Djønne - Bass Trombone & Cornet on 'Mr. Anund, Where Are You?'

The string ensemble: (Emma Sanson - Cello, Morten Georg Gismervik - Cello, Vera Djapic - Violin, Marta Vikingstad - Violin) - on 'Precarious', 'Fly, Fly', 'Busskort', 'Right Through Your Hearth', 'Illuminati' and 'Shleep'.

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Umpfel Norway

Umpfel is a progressive rock/metal project from Norway. It consists of Anund Vikingstad (guitar & bass) and Andreas Skorpe Sjøen (drums, keys and vocals).

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Track Name: The Midas Touch
Dazed within the land of supremacy
Come inside a castle for the depleted
Though satire, leave patterns behind
Come inside, acquaintance, remember me

Questioning what I stand for
But why should I care
Embracing what seems to be
Aberration

Sweet soothing melody perceptible
My life opened
Visit from above

Life renewed, improved
Although it seems so distant now
Just one more touch
And all your troubles disappear
Track Name: Precarious
My mind invigorated
Wondering if I'll go
'Cause I'm always lost in dismay
Since when did all my certainty turn away
They keep on hunting me

Feels like everything I've lived for
Everything I've done
Seems trivial

Precarious
Inflicted by my insecurity

Reliving an image of myself
Headed for ruinous places
Unclear space will serve its purpose
And the outcome of a mass shall forever be fatal
Run to shelter from vulnerability
I keep on hallucinating

Feels like everything I've lived for
Everything I've done
Seems trivial

Precarious
Inflicted by my insecurity
Perilous
Inside' my shell I wait for liberation

Non-immune to all of this paranoia
What if around the next bend, I'll see the end

Racing through these crowds

Deprive of my soul
I keep turning around
All along they've deluded me
just to keep me in check
Despite of all their attempts on killing me
Track Name: All The Girls Think I'm so Hot
Standing in circles
Not knowing my alter-ego
Nothing seems to matter but make-up, hear and fashion
I sit here alone with my wooden piece of beauty
and wondering when they'll turn around

'Cause when the music stops chugging and all becomes clean
i reach my present placement and they start hugging.

This is not who I am
Standing in the centre of all attention
In the past; bypassed
At this moment all is reversed
I love it, there's no better feeling

'Cause when the music stops chugging, thats when all becomes clear
I reach my present placement and they start to chear

I keep trying to please
I was finally at ease
I'm constantly striving for your observation

How could i possibly've been so stupid
It wasn't me, in the beginning they were torpid
And when the melody is over, questions fly:
Do you know any other?

Choked by nervousness, blinded by pain
Trying, but failing, it was clearly faith
Although I like a certain style I can always pretend
that I like a variety of styles

I keep trying to please
I was finally at ease
I'm constantly striving for your observation
Track Name: Fly, Fly
I found your shell,
It was by the old well
And next to it was a box
I’m madly trying to un-tie,
But, I cannot undo the knot

You say you need to find out
For what may lay beneath
Is it the answer to your sorrow?
Is it the end of all your grief?

All I ever hear from you is
How those shadows left the room
Again, and then again

At last some how the ribbons undone
Fingers tremble, yea thoughts do run
Open goes the lid, what do we see
An emptiness of nothing, just a shadow of a tree

It’s within you need to find out
What may lay beneath
You need to fly away from sorrow
To see what you can be

All I ever hear from you is
How those shadows left the room
Again, and then again
And, All I ever hear from you is
How those shadows left the room
Again, and then again

Oh no, where did you go?
Go! Where do you go?

All I ever hear from you is
How those shadows left the room
Again, and then again , Oh no
And, All I ever hear from you is
How those shadows left the room
Again, and then again

Oh no, where did you go?
Go! Where do you go?

See what you, see what you
Can become, can become
See what you, see what you
Can become, can become
Track Name: Busskort
Looking in my pocket
Reaching for freedom
Sometimes I can't find it
And I don't pass

I'm sorry, but it seems like your card is outdated
I won't let you on
I'm sorry, but it seems like your card is missing
I won't let you on

How can people sometimes be so cruel
Either pay or get lost in questions
My dream of being able to crush that machine
is unachievable to me

Standing there like a monumental fool
while he is turning into a dreadful monster
His screams could easily have damaged a saccule
And everyone present sees him as a blighter

I don't have money, I don't have an ID
What could I possibly have to give
Instead of answering, he's struggling to agree
He's just as tough as a war to relive
Track Name: Illuminati
In a world unacquainted
Lack of knowledge, of truth
Since then they've appeared everywhere
while not existing at all

Living among us
Teaching us through the subliminal
Never any proof
Though everyone knows their position
Contradiction
They're the one and only who controls it all

Forever manipulated

Through all eternity
Dancing on a line
Laughing now, soon to bow
Being like puppets on a string
Track Name: Shleep
I'm struggling with falling asleep
Why is it so hard
I've tried to count lots of sheep
But they only leave me scarred

Please leave me alone, you disgusting little lump of wool
I'm trying to sleep here
Stop chasing me, I meant no harm
What do you want, what do you want

Shleep, count sheep

Sitting here hiding in a cave
Hope they won't find me here
If they do, I'll soon end up in a cold, dark grave
I didn't want it to happen this year

Running for my life
Then suddenly a gun store rises from the ground
I went in and bought a knife
Now, little lumps of wool, let's party!
Let's party...

We're gonna' party!
- Party, party, party, party

Stabbing the sheep with my knife (knife)
Feeling no pain, living forever (ever)
I am about to give up (Don't you dare to give up now)
Haha, I was just kidding, LMAO (Okay, we forgive you)

Still it's not working, I should move on (on, off, on)
Or I might never see my son (son)
But I don't have any son (hahaha)
Please send me back to my bed

Send me back to my bed, please send me
Back to my bed, back to my bed
Please send me

A journey through my mind
Becoming aware of what's been happening to me
all' this time