A Mysterious Place Called Somewhere

by Kumm

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bonus track: Să nu spui nimănui

More than 4 years after their previous record, Kumm continue to explore and test the boundaries of established music genres. The band avoids being pigeonholed into a particular style; you could think of "A Mysterious Place Called Somewhere" as somewhat more progressive in terms of approach, hinting towards the band's early days (together with Eugen doing lead vocals once again). Then again, the record is teeming with influences ranging from britpop to blues, alternative rock and post punk, while the distorted guitar feels quite grungy at certain times.

Take these cited influences with a grain of salt, however; the band's been making music for more than 16 years now, and their experience and increasingly developed identity shine through at all times, making for a fresh and entertaining listen.

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released February 6, 2014

Eugen Nuțescu (Oigăn) - vocals, guitars
iordache - sax, flute, tambourine
Kovács András - keyboards, synthesizers
Uțu Pascu - bass
John Ciurea - drums

with special guests :
Ana-Cristina Leonte - vocals (2, 3, 5, 6, 9, 10), violin (7)
Călina Maria Curticăpean - vocals (8, 13)
Dragoș Andriana - hurdy-gurdy (12)

recorded at Startrec Studio by Sultan Nasser & Codrin Lazăr
mixed by Uțu Pascu
mastering by Tom Waltz, Boston, USA
artwork by Kovács András
photography by Kovács András & Raluca Crăciun
music & lyrics by Kumm

℗ & © Fiver House Records & Kumm - 2014

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KUMM are a Romanian rock band originating from Cluj-Napoca. They are active since 1998 and have released 5 studio albums so far. Throughout their career, the band's style shifted from progressive rock in the early years to a more alternative approach later on, also expressing some indie and britpop influences on recent releases. ... more

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Track Name: Everybody's Watching
Love me love me love me again
When the stars are asleep and the cars are so cheap
Late at night I’ve stepped on your dress
I just stopped you moved on, but your skin turned me on

Somebody’s watching over something that’s watching you
Everybody’s touching everybody’s touching everything
My mind is taking you through

Shake me shake me shake me again
I’m awake in your dreams but I fake my beliefs
Late at night I’ve swallowed your kiss
When we meet it’s so sweet, shoot your darts at my heart
Track Name: Sun Strip
It’s a grey world
It’s a grey world
If you don’t color it right
If you don’t color it bright

Sun stripping in the morning light
Sun stripping away
No bad word can be used or said against the morning light
Sun stripping away
Sun stripping away

It’s a fake world
It’s a fake world
If you don’t fill it up right
If you don’t fill it up tight
Track Name: Each Part of You
If you want a real good start
Put an arrow 'cross my heart
And take a sample of blood

We don’t need no logic here
One and one is always three
If you hit the spot

Down on the ground change into something new
You’ve got to get a...
...Round and around missing each part of you
You’ve got to get us...
Down on the ground waiting for something new
Round and around changing each part of you
Each part of you

Under water, out in space
Sinking ships go down in grace
But they always go down

So if you have a real good heart
Take me on a ride that starts
On a merry-go-round
Track Name: Strawberry Soul
Strawberry soul
Easily forgotten
Taking control
If you must you must
Left over love
Swept in a corner
Under a Persian rug with yesterday’s dust
Sometimes I lie... but that is just showbiz
We’re so much alike
We just wanna go for it
Strawberry soul
Smiling a sun smile
Smiling a sun smile just for the sake of it

Strawberry soul
Nobody picks you
Nobody picks you up
Wherever you go
Somebody tricks you
Strawberry soul
Nobody picks you
Nobody picks you up
Wherever you go
They say:
"Pleased to meet you
Pleased to leave you"

I’ll be a fish in your aquarium
And all that you wish for is that we carry on
Take me away
Someplace exotic
Far from the toxic waste and the marathon

Strawberry soul...
Track Name: Time Machine
I was so late in 1848
Still looking for you in ‘62
We had to meet in 703
Still not a sign in 2009
So much water under the bridge
So much beer out of the fridge
Flowing away

The past is killing you, you said
And in the future we’ll be dead
How about now?

I was on time in 1939
But you went for a ride till '45
Lost my control in 1984
Got carried away in 2003
So much water under the bridge
So much beer out of the fridge
Flowing away

The past is killing you, you said
And in the future we’ll be dead
How about now?

Time won’t mind what’s on your mind
Track Name: The Dark Side of the Mind
If you shut your mouth and close your eyes
It is no surprise that
We’ll be mute and we’ll be blind
There’s no way to hide the
darkest night inside your mind that falls
everybody’s left behind the outer wall

clap your hands and move your feet
‘cross the streets of sorrow
We will listen we will read
‘bout your deeds tomorrow
The darkest night inside your mind that falls
Everybody’s left behind the Chinese wall

Take me to a crumbling rainbow and make me whole
Push me out of several windows
Just to break my bones

Clap your hands and shake your heart
We’ll be apart forever
Change your mind and save your skin
Never to begin again

Take me to a crumbling rainbow and make me whole
Push me out of several windows
Just to break my bones
Drown me in a delicate ocean of tears for a thousand years

Waves are breaking (again)
you’re mistaken (again)
Time to take me home

The darkest night inside your mind
Everybody’s left behind
Track Name: One In a Million
Your touch is soft and strong
Your love is right and wrong
I’m going straight to hell
I just can’t tell anymore

Nobody will listen
Nobody will miss you
Nobody will dare to kiss you just for fun
Cause you’re one...
One in a million

Your eyes are black and green
Your love is a war machine
I’m going back to sleep
I just can’t keep my eyes open

Nobody will listen
Nobody will miss you
Nobody will dare to kiss you just for fun
Cause you’re one...
One in a million

Save the best for last
Save the best for last
Save the best for last
Make love to the future
Save the best for last

Nobody will listen
Nobody will miss you
Nobody will dare to kiss you just for fun
Cause you’re one...
One in a million
One in a million
Track Name: Sugar Hill
Oh, you think you'll make it on your own
But every time you cry your heart out
You just play a part 'bout what might have been

Oh, don't give me bad news on the phone
Cause every time I hear that shit ring
I listen to your voice sing
And I'm turning green

She questions everything you see
Every time I climb a sugar hill
Sitting on the window sill
I'm watching a bee

Don't give me bad news on the phone
My heart is rolling like a stone
I can feel the hot steam
Coming out 'f your nostrils
And chilling my bones

Cry, my oh my oh my oh my
Look at all the dirty pictures
Acid queens and hipsters passing by
Don't give me bad news on the phone
My heart is rolling like a stone
I can feel the hot steam
Coming out 'f your nostrils
And chilling my bones
Track Name: Bubbles
Where were you when everybody was calling you?
Let's meet on the street with your name
Close your eyes and all the lights in the world go out in an instant
Take a spell and turn all the cars into pretty girls
On the back seat waiting
Shake your head, get out of your bed and say:
“na na na na na na “

The bubbles are bursting
The bubbles are bursting inside
Each one of
Each one of
Each one of
Each one of us knew
The bubbles are floating
The bubbles are floating away
Each one of
Each one of
Each one of
Each one of us blew

A brave new world has opened its windows and doors
A light in the distance calling
Take your time, get out of your mind and say:
"na na na na na na"

The bubbles...
You'll get inside me
Taking me over
Taking me over
I'll get inside you
Taking you over
Taking you over

Take your time get out of your mind and say...
Shake your head, get out of your bed and say...

The bubbles are...
Track Name: The Last Man
When the waters will rise to your ankles
And the rain doesn't seem to get bored
Just go dancing by the ford
When the firemen pick up their axes
And the fishermen call for their rods
Just go on dancing by the pond

Wave your arms at all the army vessels making off
See the doctors and the helicopters taking off
Do you mind that they have left you behind
All I really wanna know is where we're coming from
Are we monkeys, are we aliens or a TV show
Would you mind if they would leave you behind

And the waters will rise to your eyelids
And the rain doesn't seem to get tired
Just go out dancing in the night
All the virgins are covered in goose skin
And the geese are prepared to be fried
Just go out dancing in the sky

Wave your arms...
Track Name: That's Right
Check it out... the moon... the stars... the alien angels
Alienating everybody
Please please... don't say a word
I think I might have heard a sound
There might be a rock'n roll band playing on the sands of a circus
And we feel like
Hollywood stars on a honey moon
Hollywood stars on a honey moon
That's right

Check it out... the moon... the stars...
Silver light touches the ocean
All the space ships look like jellyfish
And the jellyfish look like space ships
And anyway... anyway
They will inherit the earth

Here come the good times
Here come the good times
There ain't no space like here and no time like now
There ain't no space like here and no time like now

Hollywood stars on a honey moon
(we feel like)
Hollywood stars on a honey moon
Here I stand all alone in the dark
With my million dollar note in my hand
Tell the cab driver:
"You can keep the change...
But you'll have to take me far far far away"

There ain't no space like here and no time like now...
Track Name: Almost 7 Minutes Late
Sometimes you don't know the where's and why's and woes
Sometimes you just blow the candle out
Sixty pairs of boots marching up your spine
And in the end you'll find out you just don't mind

Reach out for the moon, you can't get there too soon
The sunny side's a place outside your room
Waving at yourself and everybody else
Wave after wave after wave after wave after wave...

Change change

Love the lovely girls, the footprints of the world
The ocean waves are cool, they're splashing on your boots
Wave after wave after wave after wave after wave...
Waving your goodbyes and off you fly...

Change change

See the morning rain going down the drain
So please give me a hand... it takes three to catch a train.