the arc lite suite

by Arthur Hnatek

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released September 26, 2013

alena spanger, voice
evan francis, flute
jay rattman, clarinet and bass clarinet
ari bragi karason, flugelhorn
franky rousseau, guitar
jean-lou treboux, vibraphone
martha kato, piano and rhodes
sam minaie, bass
arthur hnatek, drums and electronics

all music composed and arranged by arthur hnatek
lyrics by arthur hnatek
l'odeur de l'autre is based on a short novel by oskar hnatek

produced by arthur hnatek and co-produced by sam minaie


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Arthur Hnatek Switzerland

Arthur Hnatek (pronounced Na-tek), drummer/composer/electronica artist, is a Swiss musician.

These days, he is mostly seen drumming with (Nonesuch and ECM artist) Tigran Hamasyan, Erik Truffaz or his solo SWIMS project


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Track Name: invisible generation
growing up, not asking for it
in a time of shiny squares
you could only keep quiet
intimate, as it stares

no more crayons
you color RGB
we're afraid, you might not
be able to love

invisible bandit
saving us, static
a hope, but unlit
no weapons
but a click

at school a bully
of this generation
at home a buddy
for the entire nation

forget about Ted
it was LSD in his head
think about knowledge
LCD as a voyage


no different
than fog in a plane
looking back
it was all the same

Track Name: l'odeur de l'autre
bonheur, gardé éveillé
une vie de désir
mais ce jour
si sombre et humide
devant elle
mais si loin déjà

céleste comme une ombre
tendres promesses
mais l'absence de l'autre
l'odeur de l'autre

la sagesse de la lune
à l'arrivée de l'éclipse
le vent, à son avantage
sans image, mais son odeur

les regards s'échangent
mais jamais ne s'arrêtent
elle s'élance vers la boue humaine
c'est bien lui !
respiration d’instants


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