Black Box (Pt. 1)

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Black Box (Pt. 1)

The weather was absolutely perfect on this morning, so we could see everything very clearly

You knew that there had been a terrible eruption but you couldn’t see any machinery

You just see this collapsing ice

When we got closer, the pilot said there was something on the radar that he hadn’t seen the day before

Then we saw for the first time what had happened in the crater

We saw nothing but black ice, covered with ash and then water with floating ice blocks and ash at the bottom

We only got a very brief glimpse but you really felt you were seeing something nobody had seen before

I got really afraid, my heart missed a beat

I felt this had already happened, but I was about to see it again

Songwriter: Reto Bühler
Publishing Information: ℗ 2000 Mute Records Limited


I always have an often clouded vision when making music, and allowing that to migrate and evolve as you go is one of the great joys in creating. At times, I end up combining several ideas into one long piece where others might divide them into separate songs. I do enjoy music which takes time to unfold, and which doesn’t conform to the standard pop/rock structures.[1]

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