TERRESTRIAL – 2017

 

TERRESTRIAL
CD1 Nature:
Musicians:
Lina Nyberg vocals
Cecilia Persson piano
David Stackenäs electric guitar
Josef Kallerdahl double bass
Peter Danemo drums
The NorrlandsOpera Symphony Orchestra
conducted by Anna-Maria Helsing

contains commissioned music for
NorrlandsOperan Symphony Orchestra and jazz band
written by composer and singer Lina Nyberg.
Recorded live in the Concert Hall at
NorrlandsOperan in Umeå May 2017
All arrangements by Lina Nyberg

1. Milky Way (Lina Nyberg)
2. The Planet (Lina Nyberg)
3. Gravity (Lina Nyberg)
4. The Electra (version for orchestra) (L. Nyberg)
5. Another world (version for orchestra) (L. Nyberg/Arundhati Roy)
6. Terrestrial I (Lina Nyberg)
7. Terrestrial II (Lina Nyberg)
8. Terrestrial III (Oh Humanity) (Lina Nyberg)

Sound engineer Göran Stegborn
Soundengineering ass. Daniel Nygaard & Nikki Lindholm
Mixed by Göran Stegborn and Lina Nyberg in August 2017
Mastered by Johannes Lundberg at Studio Epidemin
Produced by Lina Nyberg
Executive producer Josef Kallerdahl
Photo Miki Anagrius
Cover art and graphic design Matilda Ruta

CD 2: HUMAN
Musicians:
Lina Nyberg vocals
Cecilia Persson piano
David Stackenäs electric guitar
Josef Kallerdahl double bass
Peter Danemo drums
Double album Terrestrial will be released on
Hoob records Oct 6th 2017.

contains Linas music and covers played by
her band Cecilia Persson piano, David Stackenäs guitar,
Josef Kallerdahl bass, Peter Danemo drums
Recorded live at Studio Epidemin in Göteborg in May 2017
All arrangements by Lina Nyberg

1. Lazy Afternoon (John La Touche/Jerome Moross)
2. Everyone Sang (Lina Nyberg/Siegfried Sassoon)
3. Undiú (João Gilberto)
4. Entropia (Lina Nyberg)
5. Ingrid (Lina Nyberg)
6. Canto de Ossanha (Baden Powell/Vinicius de Moraes)
7. Another world (Lina Nyberg/Arundhati Roy)

Sound engineer Johannes Lundberg
Soundengineering ass. Matilda Andersson
& Hans Asteberg
Mixed by Johannes Lundberg & Lina Nyberg in June 2017
Mastered by Johannes Lundberg at
Studio Epidemin in Göteborg
Produced by Lina Nyberg
Executive producer Josef Kallerdahl
Photo Miki Anagrius
Cover art and graphic design Matilda Ruta

released Oct 6th 2017

 

TERRESTRIAL lyrics

(all lyrics ©Lina Nyberg, questions concerning use: info(a)linanyberg.se ):

MILKY WAY

The sense of one’s own importance, at the time your story opens – is immense

All threads are drawn together, all that you used to find confusing, suddenly makes sense

It’s the most welcome sensation, when the compass is functioning again

All treads will be drawn together just before the story ends

Early morning filled with hope

Elisete packs her bags to go

I just stumbled you just lied

Edie loves the apple pies

The world is turning

The sun is burning

we swim on the Milky way

Shufen wakes up to the scent of snow

long before the others know

Little Jasmine dies before she heard

The mockingbird

Deep inside your mother knows

You are there and so you start to grow

like a lighthouse in the night

show the way you´re shining bright

The world is turning

The sun is burning

we swim on the Milky way

All threads are drawn together

All you used to find confusing, suddenly make sense

You can’t regain what used to be

Just remember gracefully

You can’t undo you can’t unlearn now

you have passed the point of no return

 

The Planet

I’m the planet I’m the Mother

I grow all things I own all things

You are me and I am you forever more

I’m the jungle I’m the magma

I’m the quicksand I’m a dustbin

You can’t hurt me you can’t stop me you can’t win

I’m the bedrock I’m the moraine

I’m evolving I’m dissolving

Every body, every building without strain

I’m the river I’m the hedgehog

I’m the T-rex I’m the woodlouse

I am now and then and past and future all in one

You’re just a spark in the night

You’re just a shooting star passing by

A beautiful dragonfly

I put a seed in the ground and I grow it

I reap what I sowed and it’s grand

I let life find a way and I know it

I’m on my way, I’m on my way

 

Gravity

My fear finally reached preposterous proportions

so now I’m fearless

I’m furiously falling again with the common commotion

And terrestrial emotion

I expect an impact soon

I can’t be your lonely moon

Gravity, come to me

Gravity, instantly

Gravity, one two three

I´m terrestrial at heart let the lovely choir start

I once was blind but now I see

I once was numb but now I feel

Oh my I’m in a swoon by the vigorous collision

so now I’m speechless

I’m lame and I’m covered with mud

but the seeds will start growing

and wind will start blowing

the grass will billow in the breeze

we’ll be surrounded by the trees

Gravity, come to me

Gravity, instantly

Gravity, one two three

I’m terrestrial at heart let the lovely choir start

I once was blind but now I see

I once was numb but now I feel

 

THE ELECTRA (version for orchestra)

The wind in my eyes

My hair in the air

Sing away my fear

The sound of the engine

I’m carefree alone

Lonely in a crowd

Sing away my name

The sound of the engine

She doesn’t underestimate my ability

She doesn’t underestimate my capacity

Ascending Ascending

The Electra is here to cure my pain

She keeps humming on this sweet refrain

We’re on a higher altitude

We’ve got a better attitude

It’s such a soothing solitude

Prepare the disguise

My hair in the air

Sing away my fear

Get ready for landing

I’m changing my ways

Lonely in a crowd

Sing away the fear

Get ready for landing

She doesn’t underestimate my ability

She doesn’t underestimate my capacity

The pressure increases

Descending Descending

The pressure increases

Descending Descending

The Electra is here to cure my pain

She keeps humming on this sweet refrain

We’re on a higher altitude

We’ve got a better attitude

It’s such a soothing solitude

 

Terrestrial III (O Humanity)

O Humanity O Variety

Rely on the light and the water

Bringing us sons and daughters

We work with the soil and the moonlight

We hide from the sunburn and frostbite

Where will our love be when we die?

It’s hidden beneath the surface

Transforms into lichens and turtles

O Humanity O Diversity

Rely on the truth of the senses

Constructing internal defenses

Explore and annex in the morning

At sunset the conquers are boring

Where will our lives be when we die?

It’s hidden beneath the surface

Transforms to amphibians and myrtle

O Humanity O Etnicity

We just belong to the planet

We should be happy we have it

The wisdom falls into oblivion

Discovered anew by the living

Where will our truth be when we die

It’s swallowed by maggots and algaes

Transforms into mountains and valleys

It fortifies earth and her waters

 

Entropia

Quarks and leptons

Ants and lions

Mars and Neptune

Canvas and crayons

All at sea

But on the ground

Head in clouds

But safe and sound

Truth will out

I’m on the move

Cover me

This is the cue

As we go for the impossible

We can make it possible

Unravel Deliver

Cook and simmer eat the dinner

Care and cherish, bark and scold

Dab and nourish, kiss and hold

Get real get going

Go to work start growing

Build a home, plant a tree

Paint the walls eagerly

Eat your meals, take a swim

Have a laugh, let’s begin

Break down, break lose

Make out, seduce

Get sad, get real

Break free, make a deal

As we go for the impossible

We can make it possible

Quarks and leptons

Ants and lions

Mars and Neptune

Canvas and crayons

All at sea

But on the ground

Head in clouds

But safe and sound

 

Ingrid

I take over your life I get dressed in your

Fancy french not fake furs

I have a drink on the terrace with Cary

He’s attractive and handsome and so glamorous

I slip into your silky white skin

I’ll be better than ever I’ll be fabulous

Darling my darling where have you been

He says as I open the door

I can stand the taste of good champagne

I won’t worry about money anymore

Cause he’ll take care of the check you see

He’ll take care of me you see

I’ve got flat next to Lagoa

I throw a party each week

I don’t know what I’m living for

I don’t know, I don’t care, I don’t seek

Now I took a walk in the scenery

It’s not polluted you see

And I took a swim in the cardboard sea

It’s not polluted you see

They will fade before the kiss gets kinky

And before I get too drunk

They’ll fade before the rough times start

They fade before you see the junk