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Hands Like Cages

by Leaver

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Unfired 10:49
Loud thoughts, held back Can’t speak, the voices wither Numb hands, dry eyes The mind’s asleep The fingers trembling Harsh words, reason the silence Choking on clouds of heavy burdens Next time this might be different
Within Reach 08:47
I could breathe for a moment A brief touch of warm light I lost count... How many days have passed? No signs on white walls A brief touch of cold light I lost count...
Rip the smile from my face Leave me motionless Breathe the air from my lungs Live the life I never could Blank eyes around me Lifeless ghosts Countless days of nothing Broken dreamless sleep Heavy clouds guide me No light goes through
Shattered glass across the room Open mouths and broken windows Silent pain, timid motions Lifeless flesh, open fingers I will be here forever Among all that's left of future smiles And thoughts about nothing Muffled shouts, walls of paper Sleepless life with dreams of silence Rigid hold, hands like cages Hopes of glass and gasps fading


Three years after their previous record, Leaver return with "Hands Like Cages". Their new full-length album is a mixture of droning singer-songwriter music, this time more centered around vocals and lyrics, and even denser on textures and ambiance. "Hands Like Cages" was recorded in three sessions between 2018 and 2019. Those took place in Sofia, Bulgaria and Breda, The Netherlands. The album brings feelings of detachment but of togetherness as well and is more than suitable for everything that has happened to the world in 2020. More than ever are Leaver indulging in long-form pieces but those somehow still manage to feel intimate, accessible and welcoming for the listener.


released September 10, 2020

Leaver is Angel Simitchiev & Daniel Donchov
Hands Like Cages was recorded by Mihail Slavov (Wind City Studio)
Mixed & mastered by Marius Costache (Studio148)
Artwork photography by Zlatina Tochkova
Front image shot during the making of "ПУСТОШ" BY SMYAH x VOΛEN

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