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Family is always boon and bane at the same time. We adopt the lessons and wisdom of our ancestors into our life, on the other hand unresolved (collective) fears and rigid traditions often put us downright in chains.

How much of our heritage should we detach ourselves from, to guarantee our freedom as individuals as well as collective beings? What heritage preserves the health of the earth as an organism? Which heritage do we take into the future and which is merely burdensome?


FATHER (lyrics)

Hey father,
get rid of all your fears.
They are no god.

Hey mother,
I cannot bear your tears.
They never dry.

Dear brother,
I wash away your pain.
I hold you tight.

Dear sister,
illusions hurt your soul.
So let it go.


from FORGOTTEN STARS, released October 28, 2022


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the bottomline Köln, Germany

the bottomline is a multi-genre music project from Cologne admired for their captivating “melancholic-sweet-cathartic” sound. Franzis Lating and Johannes Elia Nuß draw on alleged contrary musical traditions and combine them with great keenness to experiment to a “highly individual, novel experience", that morphs somewhere between Jazz, Classical and electronic music. ... more

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