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Less Is Less

by Richard There

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I Am Free 04:45
Me I'm waking up I'm so tired of this whole night Her standing up aside of bed "I'm leaving now" Me "Please close that window all this light is burning my eyes" Her "I thought enough it's been so long I'm leaving now" Me "What a joke take your coffee and sit down" Her "I'm leaving the keys on the table I'm leaving now" Me where is she? I'm alone I'm going down The streets are bright and clean all this people walking around I'm free A horse without a rider A pearl without a shell A battle without a fighter A dog without a smell Some words without a meaning A song without an end A man without a path
I've been watching the dogs walking all day they just smell each other and play they don't feel guilty and pray when trey're tired they just lay they're here and it's today I've been watching the birds flying high in the sky they just fly to fly they're not afraid to die A cat can't be bad even when he kills a rat badness is something for us humans I just want a little bit less of me a little bit less of me a little bit less
Dear One 03:55
Dear one who made it all, I'm trying to understand why the birds fly and I'm here on the sand? All this clouds passing by do they really make sense? Dear one who made it all, I felt so lonely last night why you made so many of us if everyone is on their own? Walking around they look the ground to sleep they stare on the roof. Dear one who made it all, was it all clear to you? Like they jump and then they fall or they kill and it's your call. Dear one who made us all, are you mean or naive? are you really so damn? or you didn't anything?
Between 02:52
Alone in my room empty and meaningless And out on the streets seeing everyone there I see how tiny they are They're nothing at all But there are sometimes that alone in my room I feel big and full I got everything on me And out on the streets seeing everyone there I see how big they are They got everything on them They are everything and all And between this two feelings of tiny and big nothing and all empty and full there is something I would like to understand
I'm here in my place seeing the open sky I'm just a piece of dust a fucking part of this all I see some friends of mine going deeper everyday they're fucking with their lifes but I have to say I don't care I hear that you say you love me more everyday but I don't really know if it affects me in some way I'm missing someone I never really met I cry and understand that maybe this is just the end
People 04:34
People are going away People always doing the same People oh everyday People are calling their names People are asking why People they just walk by People praying at night People they just complain People are oppening their doors People are getting home People they are so tired People just need to sleep People don't close their doors People always waiting for something People they need some light People to read their books People are watching a movie People to forget the day People complaning about time People saying I'm fine People they're going to die People he and you and I People all they have mothers People all they have friends People all they are alone People oh day by day People slowly fading away People slowly fading away
Axolotl 02:58
Life goes fast when you're doing things last year just flew away I wanna feel the hours I wanna feel the days I'm slowing down you can pass me by I see with the eyes I hear with the ears I don't think that much I'm only here I wanna feel the hours I wanna feel the days I'm slowing down You can pass me by
Back 05:36


With his comics, animations and music Richard There observes the world of Here and subtly gives us an image of the world of There. "The candid honesty, creative playfulness, witty experimentation, delivery of stories, twisted gloom vs. bright hope - this all makes up the world known as There. Where Richard lives and is happy to come and take anyone along who wishes to get out of their own routine of serious adult business and everyday chores of typical logic and life" (Marcus Staniec - WTFMusic)

His upcoming album "Less is less" coming out on october 1st is according to Richard "an effort to find what is the minimum I need to be happy and feel alive, the minimum I need to create a song." It´s his 4th LP and his first release coming out on vinyl. A minimalistic and atmospheric view on the relationship between man and nature.

On the stage Richard shows his handmade drawings and comics while he plays a song. He creates an atmosphere that seems obscure and strange at first sight but if you don´t get scared and relax he´ll take you for a journey into his personal world. The reward of the ride is "personal and you should keep it for yourself". At least this is what Richard told me when I said I would write down what I felt in his last gig.

Maybe with this new album Richard found this "minimum" he was looking for. Less is enough.
This is what I learned from There.
(Lee Wainwright)


released October 1, 2014




Richard There Köln, Germany

Richard was born There but is always trying to come here.

Richard was born very young and always hoped to die very old.
After his second death (both in young age) he decided that he would never hope anything again.
In his new life free of hope, Richard tryes to forget the things that he still remember.

Since then nobody never heard anything about a new death in Richard´s life.
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