Crossing the Rubicon | Finn Silver

by Fridolijn

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Guy from the 80s
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Guy from the 80s If I could only take a few songs to be with me on a desert island, then 'Lies within' would be amongst the few. It's lyrics tell of the challenges life brings set to a beguilingly gentle melody. Ever urging me forward and inspiring me, I return to this song on a constant basis for the balm and reflection it provides. A jewel in an album of delightful folk and jazz infusions. Favorite track: Lies Within.
Valtteri Paakkari
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Valtteri Paakkari Crossing the Rubicon sounds sweet, mellow and professional. Jazzy themes and Fridolijn van Poll's voice makes this album work really well. Wonderful piece of art. Favorite track: Sitting on Shore.
Paul Clancy
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Paul Clancy Utterly brilliant. They really set the bar high for themselves with this fantastic debut. Clever & involving, but stuffed with tunes, too. Favorite track: Play with fire.
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    Streaming this album is free, but by BUYING our music you really support Finn Silver a LOT and you're enabling us to keep making music, write more albums and feed ourselves in the meantime.... The money is going directly to the bandmembers, and not to some obscure manager, or label.
    A download of the album includes lyrics of every song, exclusive hi res photo's and obviously our everlasting gratitude.
    Much love, Finn Silver.
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    Sweet songs with a viscious egde, that's how the music of Finn Silver can be described. For 'Crossing the Rubicon', Finn Silver's debut album, initiators Mark Berman (producer/composer) and Fridolijn van Poll (leadsinger/lyricist) were able to get a combination topmusicians on board of the project, resulting in a unique Amsterdam - London - Berlin connection.
    Londonbased drummer Richard Spaven (Jose James/Flying Lotus/Cinematic Orchestra) is collaborating with the dutch king of free jazz, upright bass player Ernst Glerum. Bass player Glenn Gaddum Jr. and Pianist Daan Herweg (Caro Emerald) were closely involved in the writing process, just as 21 year old rising saxophone-star Ben van Gelder.
    Early 2011 the band finished their debut album which was recorded in Berlin, by Axel Reinemer, member of the legendary Jazzanova collective. Crossing the Rubicon was officially released om May 23 2011.
    With a strong band, an special liveshow that contains beautiful video-art and a killer of an album in their hands Finn Silver is ready to hit the festivals and stages in 2011.
    "…Crossing the Rubicon is like a pop jazz record that fell out of the heavens, doing justice to the legacy of great vocal jazz records. It’s a torch-bearer kind of album." http://nahhoe.wordpress.com
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1.
Roadtrip 05:05
2.
Fertile soil 05:13
All the sources running dry heading home, left alone so long the try Now the flame, now the fire is blown out no lighter to find.... Let me tell you the high ain't so high if you don't know the deep the sweet ain't so sweet without the bittering taste of weep. When the wildfires 've burned to dust the only thing that's left behind at last, left behind in the end is Fertile Soil We're running, rolling, reaching for the same thing, all over again we're running, rolling we are reaching for the same old thing over and over again all over again, over again, over again will it ever end?
3.
Saturday morning 'round 8 am awaking daylight quiet streets in Amsterdam. Sitting in my window watch people go by some of them just got up some lost, some stuck in friday night Saturday evening round 8pm lights turn into dusk buzzing streets in Amsterdam Sitting in my window watch people go by see them going all dressed up some lost, some stuck in twilight Life is like a river, a never ending flow I'm watching from my window sitting on shore life is like a river, a never ending flow I'm watching from my window sitting on shore Saturday morning oh the world never stops turning 'round behind our backs nothing we have got to say ordinary people living daily lives all that we can do is get the best out of the day Saturday evening oh the world never stops turning 'round behind our backs nothing we have got to say ordinary people living daily lives all that we can do is get the best out of the day Life is like a river, a never ending flow I'm watching from my window sitting on shore life is like a river, a never ending flow I'm watching from my window sitting on shore...
4.
Lies Within 05:12
she looked at me she looked at me with her big brown eyes on moments least expected, most desired, dearly needed she arrives Her hair slightly gray Her vision as clear as the sky Together we walked in the park for some hours Watching the blossom grow pink little flowers she said: You can travel the world the seven seas, but It's closer than you'd think... Chorus: No perfect world, just perfect lies, she said to me the burning light, that makes you shine lies within Burning dreams, that are hitting me so suddenly Blinded by the lights of all the sideways that reveal in front of me which one will be the best? will hit dead end, or miss out on the rest? The tree is growing flowers in cycles of the seasons, clouds wonder 'round, not asking for reasons but I want to escape the herd, leave the beaten paths. Make sure that I'm not missing out, or settle for less. I will travel the world the seven seas to find the answers that I need Chorus No perfect world, just perfect lies, just perfect dreams. the burning light, that makes you shine lies within No perfect world, just perfect lies, just perfect dreams. the burning light, that makes you shine Don't. Don't you let the hunter, don't let the hunter become the hunted you will never know where all the sideways lead what matters is the path the path you choose to walk on moments least expected, most desired, dearly needed she arrives...
5.
I watch your hand reach out for mine please don't tell me what is on your mind come rain come shine, rain or shine words so useless, we're down to the basics of body language play with fire come rain, come shine rain or shine Tensions ignite on the edge of knife heartbeat rythms arise tensions flying high we play with fire you strike my hair, electricity fills the air don't you say it no, don't you dare in this zone we don't care we play with fire come rain, come shine rain or shine tensions high, dancing on the edge of a knife challenging the devil in disguise we play with fire come rain, come shine rain or shine Tensions ignite on the edge of knife heartbeat rythms arise tensions flying high we play with fire Tensions ignite on the edge of knife heartbeat rythms arise tensions flying high we play with fire Tensions ignite on the edge of knife heartbeat rythms arise tensions flying high we play with fire
6.
Fu 01:26
7.
I surrender, all other options put aside take me flying, nothing I can do but enjoy the ride I'm kidnapped by butterflies destination unknown a soft landing is all there is left to hope for Love me Feel me Take me Hold me I'm a puppet dancing on your strings take me flying nothing I can do flying without wings following every swing lift me up, spin me up round but where will we be when the music is turned down? Love me feel me play me obey me just as long as you're around don't care if you do right or wrong wanna feel your body, hear your sound I'm an addict, you're my drug wanting more every time I'm a puppet on your strings please be gentle with me...
8.
Junior 00:36
9.
Prosako 03:43
10.
Way Home 04:53
The wolves have gone to sleep the fire left to smoulder weapons put to rest memories in minds of the beholders stones turned into feathers flying calmly off your shoulders No more battles left to fight no more bulleting the skies the unspoken said and done now that the storm has gone the dust will settle down and find its way home The wolves have gone to sleep the eagles headed home pieces falling back into place resilience once again shown the cards have been reshuffled revealing new ways that lead to rome No more battles left to fight no more bulleting the skies the unspoken said and done the thunderstorm has gone the dust will settle down and find its way home way home
11.
The Rubicon 00:56
12.
Right foot left foot straight ahaid, good look around for the very last time I'm burning all my ships behind unbothered by past or time thought I had won it only just begun little did I know Freedom, key that I needed took it and treated it like it was mine I'll never be locked up, I swore in cycles, circeling cycles no more limits seemed to fade boundaries decayed future on my side Freedom key that I needed took it and treated it like it was mine doors were opening rules got broken in seconds this is my chance I'll never be locked up I swore in cycles circeling cycles I'll take a run jump in the deep awakened from a long sleep No strings attached I'm starting from scratch point of no return Right foot left foot crumbling slumbering thoughts what lines should be drawn something so wrong something so strong something I've awaited for so long the uncountable options got in the way betrayed by time, trapped in space I found there is nowhere to jump only a massive mountain to climb The rooftop ahead became focus instead limits seemed to fade boundaries decayed times had finally changed...
13.
Driving slow, moving along on the way down south you and I, all fine love songs on the radio the fields, turn into hills turn to mountains passing by quietly, side to side La route du soleil Chorus the story unfolds with the road writing chapter one unsure how many pages yet to come or what’s on ‘m, in the long run Your heart, growing closer to mine valleys deepen, tops arise look closely, open your eyes It was all spelled out in nature’s signs the ponds, turn into lakes turn to rivers, chapter three slowly, but surely we’re floating gently down the stream Chorus The story unfolds with the road, down to chapter three unsure how many pages left to go or what happens when the wind starts blowing free Your secrets unraveling mine ours alone, how well they combine open heart, open mind Relieved to be shared, after all this time the fields, turn to hills turn to mountains passing by quietly, side to side La route du soleil The story unfolds with the road, stopped counting somewhere unsure how many pages left to come the wind is blowing free The story unfolds with the road, stopped counting somewhere unsure how many pages left to come the wind is blowing free The story unfolds with the road, stopped counting somewhere unsure how many pages left to come the wind is blowing free

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Crossing the Rubicon is Finn Silver's debut album, released on may 23, 2011.

Streaming this album is obviously free, but by BUYING our music you really support Finn Silver a LOT and you're enabling us to keep making music, write more albums and feed ourselves in the meantime.... The money is going directly to the bandmembers, and not to some obscure manager, or label.
A download of the album includes lyrics of every song, artwork and and obviously our everlasting gratitude.
Much love, Finn Silver.

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released May 23, 2011

All songs are
- composed and written by Finn Silver. (Mark Berman, Daan Herweg , Fridolijn van Poll)
- Produced by Mark Berman
- Recorded, co-produced and mixed by Axel Reinemer(Jazzanova) Berlin.
- Released on Jazzberry Records

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Fridolijn's folktronica songs sound like a daydream, slowly spiralling you inwards. Swirling synths, folky guitars, evocative lyrics and Fridolijn's crystal clear voice pull you into her world.

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