Less Is Less

by Richard There

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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)

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released October 1, 2014

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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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Track Name: I Am Free
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
Track Name: A Little Bit Less
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
Track Name: Dear One
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?
Track Name: Between
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
Track Name: A Faraway Star
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
Track Name: People
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
Track Name: Axolotl
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
Track Name: They Say It's A New Year
(instrumental)