Listener

  • LP 180gr. 2018
    Sounds of Subterrania
    SoS 170 SE

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    LISTENER - »Being Empty : Being Filled Special Edition«

    01. Pent Up Genes
    02. Little Folded Fingers
    03. There's Money In the Walls
    04. Add Blue
    05. Bloodshot/New Love
    06. Shock and Value
    07. Window To the World
    08. A Love Letter To Detroit
    09. Manhattan Projects
    10.Plague Doctor

    strong limited lasercut version.

  • LP 180gr./CD 2018
    Sounds of Subterrania
    SoS 170/SoS 171

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    LISTENER - »Being Empty : Being Filled«

    01. Pent Up Genes
    02. Little Folded Fingers
    03. There's Money In the Walls
    04. Add Blue
    05. Bloodshot/New Love
    06. Shock and Value
    07. Window To the World
    08. A Love Letter To Detroit
    09. Manhattan Projects
    10.Plague Doctor

    It was with great luck that I was able to discover Listener in the Hamburg-based venue Hafenklang a few years ago. I saw three men on stage, playing the very music I missed so much since the "break up" of Hot Water Music. There weren`t a lot of people in the audience, but I got the impression that I was not the only one with goose bumps in the room. The band's three previous records were completely sold out, so I did something I'd never done in my label history so far: I asked for a re- release. We agreed and I developed the lasered Special Editions. On the day of the release, my server collapsed, because I received too many orders and by then I also recognized for the first time how many fans Listener have worldwide, because the orders really came in from all over the world. This is even more impressiv, if you know that Listener publish either on their own or on very small labels. These fans they earn themselves with their almost 150 shows a year and the good old mouth- to-mouth propaganda.
    I think this echo for their music is coming, or at least that's how it works with me, through another form of poetry in their lyrics. Dan, the singer, calls it talkmusic, I would describe it as a form of storytelling, as it is common in more original forms of music. Away from the idiom, the idle gesture, the staging, to the story, which must be told. And this is exactly where the genius of this band shows itself. Because these stories could also be made by Kubrick, Gus van Sant or Wes Anderson. They are small-scale and self-consistent, they make a big whole and yet are like a fragmented mirror in front of you and let only guess what world you can expect. Now, Being Empty: Being Filled is the first release I have been able to join from the start, and I hope this album will do many rounds on your turntables.
    Gregor Samsa

    If you want to make it easy, the basic theme of the new, fourth album "Being Empty: Being Filled" could be the reference to all the outstanding personalities being presented on it. But it's not that easy, of course. Listener have become louder, the guitars more rocking, sometimes more angry. Kris hits the drums as if there is no tomorrow. But this is just the musical side. The other is poetry and Dan sings, or should we say, talks, about life, with its edges, with the big moments, the many questions and the many failures, like no other singer in this world. No pathos, no false theatricality obscures the view of the content of the narrative. This way Dan recounts his stories, which may be our stories, makes Listener by a long way one of the most interesting bands of today. It is these analogies that best describe our time and let us understand them. This pointing out the contradictions without lifting your finger. This warmth, which in the end still gives hope, makes their music unique.

  • 7" 2018
    Sounds of Subterrania
    SoS 174

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    LISTENER - »Being Empty : Being Filled - Volume 4«

    01. Manhattan Projects
    02. Plague Doctor

    The fourth of four EP's being released for the upcoming full-length record "Being Empty : Being Filled" Two brand new Listener songs. Limited edition (500 copies)

  • 7" 2017
    Sounds of Subterrania
    SoS 173

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    LISTENER - »Being Empty : Being Filled - Volume 3«

    01. Shock and Value
    02. The Window To the World

    The third of four EP's being released for the upcoming full-length record "Being Empty : Being Filled"

  • 7" 2017
    Black Basset Records


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    LISTENER - »Being Empty : Being Filled - Volume 1«

    LP 180gr./LP lim 2014
    Sounds of Subterrania
    SoS 139/SoS 139 SE

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    LISTENER - »Time Is a Machine«

    01. Eyes To The Ground For Change.
    02. Good News First.
    03. Not Today.
    04. Tornadoes.
    05. I Think It's Called Survival
    06. Everything Sleeps
    07. There Are Wrecking Balls Inside Of Us
    08. It Will All Happen The Way It Should

    Listener have teamed up with Sounds of Subterrania to do a special limited run of 500 copies of each of their 3 records (Time is a Machine, Wooden Heart, and Return to Struggleville) with new artwork for each record on 180 gram black vinyl. This is a very limited run, so get your copies reserved soon.
    The artwork is by Greg Coulton. The paper is a slightly metallic brown color (Gmund Treasury Traditional) , and the artwork is laser etched in to the paper. It took 28 minutes for the laser machine to complete each sleeve. It comes with a lyric insert (silver ink on black card stock), and is all in a heavy duty plastic protective sleeve. We are pleased to present this limited run to you all. They are really cool pieces of art.
    What is there to say about the music.
    Dan Smith told with haunting vocals stories about life and the failure. The Sound is a perfect mix from Beat Jazz paired with 90s hardcore punk.

    Let‘s get detailed:
    paperversion
    Size: 314 x 314 x 3 mm
    Weight: 0.4 kg
    Sleeve: Gmund Treasury Traditional
    Processing: Lasergravur with Laser Pro Mercury III
    Duration: 28 Minutes per Copy
    Edition: limited edition of 500 copies 180 gram, black vinyl

    woodversion
    Size: 335 x 335 x 30 mm
    Weight: 2.2 kg
    Sleeve: Smoked Oak & Gmund Treasury Traditional
    Processing: Lasergravur with Laser Pro Mercury III
    Duration: 268 Minutes per Copy
    Edition: limited edition of 10 copies 180 gram, black vinyl

    LP 180gr./LP lim 2014
    Sounds of Subterrania
    SoS 138/SoS 138 SE

    LISTENER - »Wooden Heart«

    01. You Have Never Lived Because You Have Never Died
    02. I Don't Want To Live Forever
    03. Most Roads Lead To Home
    04. Wooden Heart
    05. Falling In Love WIth Glaciers
    06. Failing Is Not Just For Failures
    07. Building Better Bridges
    08. Seatbelt Hands
    09. These Hands Weren't Meant For Us
    10. You Were A House On Fire
    11. Save Up Your Hopes Friends

    LP 180gr./LP lim 2014
    Sounds of Subterrania
    SoS 137/SoS 137 SE

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    LISTENER - »Return to Struggleville«

    01. Death By Shotgun
    02. A Song From A Knife Salesman To His Wife On Their Wedding Day
    03. It's Time For Drastic Measures They're Note Taking You Seriously
    04. The Music That The Angels Do
    05. My Five Year Plan
    06. What Would You Do If I Am Not What I Am Supposed To Be, Because I'm Not
    07. I Have Nothing, But Attention, When I Scream
    08. Ozark Empire, Or A Snake Oil Salesman Comes To Your Town
    09. Your Life Will Never Dull Or Your Money Back
    10. When No One Else Will Be Your Friend, I Will Do The Job
    11. Office You Have The Wrong Man, I Am Not That Man

  • CD 2009
    self released


    DAN SMITH SOLO - »Not Waving, Drowning«

  • 7" 2009
    self released


    DAN SMITH SOLO - »Train Songs «

  • LP 2007
    Talk Music


    DAN SMITH SOLO - »Talk Music«

  • LP 2005
    Deepspace5


    DAN SMITH SOLO - »Ozark Empire«

  • 7" 2005
    Deepspace5


    DAN SMITH SOLO - »Listener and Dust – Just in Time for Christmas«

  • LP 2003
    Mush Records


    DAN SMITH SOLO - »Whispermoon«